Summary: This vacuum is just okay...I don't know. So, it can swivel and pivot. Big deal. Yes, it is lighter and smaller than my old Bissel vacuum, HOWEVER, the powerful dyson suction (it was supposed to have) is nothing compared to my old Bissel pet vacuum that I've had for about 6 years now. It is a nicer looking vacuum than my Bissel, but I'm sorry. It does not out-perform my old vacuum.
Summary: We have had this sense June and it sucks as vacuum should but it also creates so much static that the animal hair sticks all over the vacuum. After you have used it you have to use it to try and suck all the hair that is stuck to it. I would not recommend this to anyone!!
Summary: I was so excited to purchase this vacuum based off of the user reviews. Up to this point we only purchased $80 vacuums and I was ready for our first "splurge". This was such a disappointment! After vacuuming with this machine I can go back over my carpet with our $50 Bissell and pick up more. The roller that reclines the position continually gets stuck. The canister snaps closed on the bottom and when opening it, it flings open and I always have to sweep up after it.
Summary: I've wanted an animal dyson for awhile, as I have two german shepherds that live to shed and a cat that works on depositing his hair everywhere. I don't know if it is because this is a compact design or what, but my $40 vacuum works better. I was underwhelmed from the very first use. While the dyson DC24 does a fairly decent job on my furniture (though still not the results I was expecting), it takes several passes over my area rugs to remove the hair.
stopped working after 11 months. Light Weight But Effective
22 October 2012
Summary: I did Love this machine, until it stopped working. The beater bar will not operate. For such an expensive item, I would expect it to last at least a year. I originally ordered the animal but had to return it as too heavy. This one is twice as maneuverable, gets under cabinets easily, empties like a breeze, and is powerful. I will probably go buy the Shark with many of the same features and 1/3 the price. I feel like I was duped.
Got tempted by the marketing hype around that product
2 July 2012
Summary: Well, very portable indeed, ....but very noisy, cable WAY too short, and the suction power of this thing is all but exceptional. Glad I only paid 200$ for a refurbished model. Would not buy again if was on the market to purchase another vaccum cleaner. Heard a lot of good things about the Shark Navifgator. Might want to check this one out.
Summary: I was under the imprestion that the ball turned easy. But it does not. Not very happy with that feature. It is light weight and I do like that. I did not know that the next size up would be better as far as the turning to go around furniture or doorways, etc. When recommending this Dyson to family or friends I will advice the larger model.
Summary: First, this is a very good vacuum, just not at this price. It looks fancy and is relatively quiet compared to other cheaper vacuums I've owned. It stays true to its word: it's never lost suction. The filters only need to be cleaned about once/month; compared to weekly for other past vacuums. I think it's because the dust chambers do a much better job of settling out dust than others. It's light and easy to maneuver with the ball.