Summary: Sounds just as loud or louder than a full size vacuum cleaner but nowhere near the same cleaning power. Does not clean carpeting in the car very well, but will clean a bare floor easily. Cord-free is the only real plus.
Summary: Even after being fully charged, I only get a minute or two of really good suction. And then I can actually hear the power downgrade and suction gets weaker and weaker. I get (at best) 5 or 10 minutes of cleaning, and after that it won't pick up anything. There are a couple of other problems.
Summary: Very pleased with this vacuum. I wanted something cordless my 5 year old could handle so he could help out around the house with cleaning up dog hair. It fits our needs perfectly and I especially like the extendable end to reach narrow places easier.
Summary: I've only had it a week, but am pleased so far. it is much more powerful than the earlier generation of hand vacs, and easy to empty and store on its wall mount. I got it at a great sale price, so I'm not sure I would have opted for this much power if I paid full price.