Summary: I actually did a bit of research on handheld vacs and based on the other reviews decided to buy a Dirt Devil. I haven't had the best luck with upright Dirt Devils in the past so I was slightly skeptical, but this thing is awesome! The suction is amazing!
Excerpt: Although I have an upright vacuum, I need a small, cordless handheld for certain tasks. I've owned a few different models/makes over the years, but before owning the Dirt Devil Accucharge, the mini-vacs would lose their charge after a few minutes, or even seconds of use.
Summary: If people track dirt into your house or you have a car that accumulates grit and fuzz or cats that strew litter about the house or dogs that shed fur onto your couch or children who drop crumbs on the floor, you NEED this! It's powerful! It sucks (in a good way)!
Summary: The Dirt Devil BD10045RED Hand Vac with ENERGY STAR Battery Charger is a good little vacuum with lots of suction and a fairly good battery life. I use it mostly to clean up the constant trail of litter that my cats leave on my hardwood floors.
Summary: Do not wast your money on a Dirt Devil. It is cheaply made in China and the bigger and more expensive doesn't mean it works better. I bought a less powerful dirt devil for my car and ended up giving it away it was so bad; however, I was stupid enough to buy this one thinking it would be more...
Battery power dropped after a year; wall mount broken after a few months
Michael Jingles, Amazon
29 January 2013
Summary: Initially we were very happy with this vacuum but it has not stood the test of time. The wall mount stopped locking the vacuum after a few months meaning the vacuum would fall out of the cradle. We just put it on a flat work bench to avoid this.
Summary: I bought this at Target, thinking it was a great spot checker to use with my Roomba. Within 3 months, I had approx 10 min of usage with each charge. Now, it won't even suck up bits of potting soil.
Summary: The device does what one would expect. It has a strong vac and I am very pleased with it in that regard. The charger has a difficult to remove prong, which inserts into the vac, and unfortunately, it is prone to breakage. Mine broke after 6 months.
Summary: Relatively satisfied with the product while it worked (decent suction and charge), but for the motor to die after less than 60 days with perhaps 10 times used is just unacceptable. Now I must deal with the manufacturer to get some satisfaction out of this purchase.