Summary: Have used it about a year now. Battery is enough to vacuum my car easily (large SUV). the motorhead is great and vacuum suction power is unbelievable. The only minus is the motorhead that broke down after 3 months. Got a new replacement part under warranty fairly quickly.
Summary: I wasn't sure that a portable vacuum that cost as much as the Dyson would be any better than a cheaper choice, but it's worth it. The suction power is great and the cleaning of it is just like the big version. We have the larger, plug in Dyson and it has not lost suction in five years! Dyson makes great products. The convenience of cleaning the little Dyson is just as easy as the big one.
Summary: I will succintly state that Dyson is my favorite manufacturer of vacuums. This handheld is extremely powerful and you don't need to push it into the carpet--it will practically pull it up if it's a low profile. The problem with it is that although it's fabulous, it only runs for 6 minutes after charging for 3 hours. Now, I may have missed that in the original description prior to purchase, but I truly don't recall having read that in the product description.
Summary: I actually bought the one that costs $267. What a poorly thought out piece of junk! Do NOT waste your money. First off, the charge only lasts 3 minutes! That's right, THREE minutes! And I didn't even use the turbo function. You have never seen anyone clean as fast as I did. I tried anyway. But it was impossible. The air vents are situated in such a way that what you're trying to clean, pet hair, gets blown all over the place!
Summary: I have had an upright Dyson Animal for about 8 years. You will have to pry it from my hands after I die. I am sure it will still be running strong long after the world ends. I am so happy to finally have a hand held vac that works as well as the upright. The 6 minute battery life is plenty long enough to do the quick pickups I use it for. I strongly recommend any of the Dyson Vacuums.
Summary: I recently acquired two long-haired cats. This has been a godsend for quick cleanups on days I don't want to get the full-size Dyson cleaner out. The 6-minute charge is plenty for me. I have also found it a lot handier for vacuuming stairs and furniture, and even screens!
Summary: I purchased the DC-16 Animal to compliment my DC-14 upright. Overall, I am very pleased with the purchase. It takes less than a minute to clean up small spills, especially on counters hardwood floors - much faster than pulling out the upright, unwinding the cord, plugging it in, etc. Suction is pretty good, and 6 minute battery life is more than enough for small jobs.
Summary: This hand held works great, however the battery life is terrible. I use it vacuum my stairs and around our coffee table. In order to complete these tasks I either have to work very fast or do half of it, then do something else for a while and let it recharge. I'm glad I bought this as it does clean very well, however don't plan on using it for more than about 15 minutes with out recharging. I also would like to have a trigger lock.