Top positive review
June 7, 2019
I'll start by saying no one encouraged me to leave a review - I'm on summer break and literally have nothing better to do, so i thought, why not? I bought this vacuum because I decided I need to be a grown up and buy a big girl vacuum. Also, my current vacuum acted more like a leaf blower. My sister and brother-in-law are vacuum experts and own a $350 Shark and have impressed upon me that to get a good one, you have to spend some money. Since my fiance and I are planning a wedding, I knew I had to find something within our tight budget that got the job done. So I did some research, read a bunch of reviews, and here we are. A reasonably priced vacuum with great reviews that appears comparable to those $350 ones.
It shipped the next day (thank you prime!) and once opened, took approximately 15 seconds to put together. Straight out of the box it had power (score!). I excitedly cleaned up some random crap off the floor and then plugged it in for later use. I've used it daily since then, and have had it for about a week. Here are my thoughts thus far:
-It really is lightweight. I can vacuum the ceiling no problem (because apparently, that's a thing). It's so light I could vacuum the wall with the head on if I wanted to (pic shown for funsies - not recommended)
-The swivel head makes it easy to go around the legs of my kitchen table, as well as scare the bejeesus out of my dog
-There's a light on the head so you can see all the dirt you're about to clean up. I like this because when I go back over it I can tell it actually got picked up!
-You can keep it standing up while it charges. Not sure why I like that. The cord is also long enough to hang it up if i want.
-IT'S CORDLESS. This is my favorite feature by far. I can go from my kitchen to the living room to bedroom to outside if I want to. AND it works on carpet, wood floors, AND tile. (I don't have tile, but if i did, it would be clean)
-It's pretty simple to clean. It comes with a hair cutter tool for the spinner brush if you're like me and you shed more than your dog. The dust holder pops open and you can remove the filter and shake it off. There's also this cool velcro wrap that goes around the exterior of the filter to keep it from getting clogged. One good smack against the wall and all the dust came right off. Reassembly took approximately 10 seconds. I'd love if someone could invent something that could clean up messes that you didn't have to then clean itself, but it's only 2019 so I'm holding out hope.
-The battery actually pops off the vacuum so if you need to charge it and for some reason the cord doesn't reach, you can just charge it separately and then put it back on.
-It has two speeds: sucky and suckier. In this case, suck power is a good thing. I'm not entirely sure when to use each speed, but that can be chalked up to user error.
-TBH I haven't really found one. Some people said the battery life is only 45 minutes, but let's be real, if I'm vacuuming for 45 minutes, then the vacuum is doing me a favor by forcing me to stop.
-Now I have no excuse to not clean the floor. *sigh*
Overall, I'm happy. It was WELL worth the $93 I spent. I've never owned or used a Shark or Dyson so I really can't say how it compares. But now I'll probably never buy a Shark or Dyson!