Summary: This is the first canister vacuum I have ever purchased. Now, I could not imagine going back to an upright! I clean homes and condos for a living and I am ecstatic over the amount of time I save with this awesome machine!! It sucks up animal hair, sand, leaves and everything in between. It does not have a rolling brush so on thicker carpets, I have to supplement with a cheap vacuum but it is well worth the price! It's lightweight and extremely easy to clean out.
Summary: I bought this vacume because I had purchased a rug that I could not use my regular vacume on because I couldn't use one with rollers. This vacume is great for the size and is easy to switch from my rug to my hardwood floors. It suction power is just right for what I need it for. I wouldn't recommend this for a whole house use as you will be having to unplug and move it quite often. I like that it stores easy as well.
Summary: Suction is powerful and adjustable. Telescoping wand and flexible hose are made well . Clean filter indicator and retractable power cord are nice features. Attachments are rather small and cheap and held to wand by friction only. Crevice tool is too short. Dusting brush has hard bristles, which can scratch surfaces, and has be attached to upholstery tool each use but is difficult to detach.