Summary: In my opinion, this vacuum is better than the similar Dyson. Why? It does not have the motor placed directly under the handle. That made the Dyson too heavy to push for any length of time. It is easy to vacuum under and around things like leg of tables and chairs. It charges fully, then turns itself off!!!! Excellent feature. Emptying the bagless feature is a breeze. It picks up my dog's (long) hair much easier than my current Electrolux cordless.
Summary: We have a Beagle-mix dog in our tri-level house, and dog hair is everywhere. Getting out the big vacuum is a chore, especially moving the cord from outlet to outlet. We purchased this vacuum about three weeks ago, and it is probably one of my favorite cleaning aids of all time. It is works GREAT for picking up the dog hair from hard surfaces and lightweight. We have even used it on carpet, and it works well there as well.
Summary: This vacuum is great. The pick-up power is amazing even on my hardwood floors as it gets the corners. The two settings allows for the use on the hardwood floor. It is light weight and and the handle swivels. The charge lasts me so I can vacuum approximately 1600 sq feet of flooring.