Shark and Dyson vacuum cleaners both have a 30-foot cord, but the Dyson is a little heavier, weighing in at 17.3 pounds to the Shark's 15.7 pounds. The Shark has a few more accessories than the Dyson and sells for around $50 less.
The Dyson Ball Multi-Floor vacuum has an easy-to-empty dirt bin and easily picks up pet hair, debris and dust. It has 245 watts of suction power and comes with a stair tool. The ball feature makes it easy to steer, and it fits in more places than a standard vacuum cleaner. The Dyson receives excellent customer reviews.
The Shark Rotator-Powered Lift-Away is less expensive than the Dyson and lacks the ball the Dyson is known for. It comes with a pet upholstery tool and is lighter than the Dyson, and it has an LED headlight and washable filters. The Shark has a detachable vacuum pod that makes it easy to clean hard-to-reach spaces.
Dyson offers users Radio Root Cyclone technology and boasts a vacuum that never loses suction. As with many vacuums today, the Dyson has a washable HEPA filter and an instant-release wand. The Shark has a large-capacity dust bin and also comes with cyclonic technology. Shark gives its customers an ergonomic handle and a long 12-inch cleaning nozzle.