Summary: This little hand vac has great suction and was exactly what I was looking for. I didn't want to spend a fortune for a Dyson; I already have the DC-15 animal which I use for full house cleaning. But I wanted something small for my adobe house's deep window sills and all places that I need to constantly touch up. I live in a windy, dusty area. Having the hose and narrow attachment is ideal for the tiny cracks and crevices and it's a cinch to get out and use.
Summary: I bought this after seeing it in a group of battery operated vacuums; alas, this one isn't. It is sturdy, compact and would be an excellent buy if you're looking for this. I bought a Black and Decker hand vac with lithium battery. It works really well, and the brush option does great things on my car floor mats.
Summary: Great vac. Basically needed it for our boat BUT i'll bring it home to do our stairs each week. Come winter it'll be the go to vac for my stairs. Might even get another one. It's loud,,,, but I don't care,,,,as long as it SUCKS. I took the advice of others and are making sure that I empty the cup and clean off the filter after each use. This first time , we had to empty it etc more than once. We are very pleased !!
Summary: 7/5/2014 This little vac is the best I have ever had and is oh so powerful. I vacuumed my stairs that are carpeted and what a good job it did at picking up dirt and cat hair. It has a hose that is permanently attached that can be used for smaller areas. The rotator brush area has a shield that can be moved up or down for different positions needed for vacuuming. Also, the dirt is collected in a canister just like the full size vacs. I would buy this again for sure.
Summary: I love it! I bought specifically to use on my carpeted steps in my townhome and it really cleans the carpet. I love that the cord is extra long and that you can flip front guard to clean the "front" of the step. It's also great for small jobs. I have a Hoover for the larger areas but needed something smaller for steps and this little vac is great for that. I would recommend to any one needing a small vac.