Summary: I bought this, hated it, so returned it. I eventually bought the Black and Decker CHV1510 and am very happy with it. My biggest issue with this is the fat nose which make it very hard to get into corners. And as others have posted, the way the suction hole is angled on the nose requires that the vac be held almost upright to effectively created suction on the object being vaccumed. This is a real issue when trying to vac under an object such as a low chair or couch.
I'm usually very forgiving on most everything here, but...
8 January 2014
Summary: Yeah, like others here, the battery, with minimal use within a year, just decided not to charge anymore. The issue I have with this product (and perhaps the company) is the charging connector is built into a base and when charging problems occur, I'm unable to diagnose whether the charger or the vacuum are separate issues or not.
Summary: This is a great little vacuum. It has very good suction. After 25 months of using it for about 5 minutes each day it now will only run for about 30 seconds then dies. That comes to about $2.00 a month or 50 cents a week, not bad. I read in another review that it has a 3 year warranty. I will look into this and update my review after investigating. 8-6-13 update. The vacuum does have a 3 year warranty. I took vacuum to repair location listed on web site.
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. For a per use cost of $5 I would rather have just used a broom and dust pan or a regular vacuum.
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! I haven't had to use it for an extended amount of time yet so I'm can't speak to how long the battery lasts, but it is perfect for my needs. I primarily bought it to keep up between thorough cleanings (i.e.
Battery and wall mount are below Dirt Devil standards
14 January 2013
Summary: Think for a minute how many rechargeable devices you own. Now think how many newer devices still use the stone-age nicad battery system. Probably very few. Lithium Ion batteries have taken over most devices you can think of. Because they last longer, have a longer "shelf life" and run full power until they need to be recharged again.
Summary: Dirt Devil AccuCharge 15.6 Volt Cordless Hand Vac with ENERGY STAR Battery Charger, BD10045RED I should have listen to the other reviewers who identified the battery going bad after a short period of time. Purchased in August and by the end of October the battery would not hold a charge for more then a couple of minutes. Was happy with the product other than the battery.
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.