Summary: I purchased this unit to clean out my car since the crevices are too small to handle the commercial car vacs they have at gas stations. Let me tell you this beast gets into almost every nook and cranny and gets the job done. Yes the nozzle is small and makes for more time spent on large areas such as the floor and seats but the power lasts a good 20 minutes.
Summary: What I like the most about this is that it gets really well along the walls and in crevises that other ones would not get as well, the downside is that I wish it picked up more at one time due to the hole being so small, works really well on pet hair using the brush at the top which is really convenient in which I love, not easy to use and it is still taking me awhile getting to know how to open it, close it and clean it, over all it has not broken yet and it picks up...
Summary: I read all the reviews before buying this hand vac and the complaints about its being so loud one needed ear protection almost made me not buy it. It's no noisier than the B&D Dustbuster that died. It's a vac -- are any of them quiet? The handy brush and slide-out piece do the job and can't be lost or misplaced. One of the best things is the sliding on/off switch -- great for arthritic fingers. One needed to exert some pressure on the Dustbuster to turn it on and off.
Summary: We had a couple of the older versions of this model and liked them so much that we purchased the newest version. I'll hop on my soapbox here for a minute concerning the batteries. The batteries in this model are old style NiCad. They develop and retain a memory concerning charging. In other words if you keep this plugged in 24/7 and use it for several minutes and then plug it back in. The batteries eventually "learn" that they are discharged after several minutes.