Summary: Very light-weight (I can carry it with one hand). It still sounds like a vacuum cleaner but is much quieter than my old Hoover. I use the canister cleaner and attachments on my carpeted stairs with very good results. I like the sleek look of the vacuum and I like that the front that holds the bag is made of cloth and not hard plastic.
Summary: This is actually my second purchase of this item, I was so impressed by it that when I needed a second vacuum, this was the only choice for me. It is like getting two vacuums, the smaller unit having the tools. The upright is lightweight but powerful.
Excerpt: Came with a small carry( canister) vac as well. I thought that the upright would at least have a removable nozzle for crevices, but it didn't. So, I guess that's why you get the other little vac. Seems like more work to me, so I just have my kids do it. We call them their vacuums. I can't complain about the quality because they both work really well. The bags are nice and filter really well. Hard to find in stores, so I just ordered a lot on line.
Summary: Love the two vacs but wish the dust brush attachment were a little larger, softer, and more pliable to be more effective in dusting baseboards and carpet next to baseboards. Also, since I bought these vacuums from Walmart, you'd think Walmart would carry the replacement vac bags! Nope! Walmart does not carry the Type Q or Type I in the store nor online! That's hard to believe! Come on, Walmart! If you believe in the vacs, then carry the replacement bags!
Summary: The Hoover Platinum's wind tunnel effect with 2 speeds has been terrific no more going over same area twice to get "leftovers" . I tried it in one our smaller rooms first and it quite literally moved itself, light weight and powerful with minimal noise.
Summary: I've been looking for a light weight vacuum because most seem to weigh a ton and I wind up with a sore back. I tried the Shark Rocket Ultra Light which is supposed to weigh under 8 lbs., but all the weight is being held in your hand and arm while you vacuum. Bad idea - my back was killing me. Also, it was bagless - another bad idea, had to empty the container after doing each room - messy, too. So far, I really like this Hoover.