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A staggeringly poor attempt at a handheld hoover.
Member Name: tenkilos
Advantages: virtually none. it does work for at least a few minutes though.
Disadvantages: doesn't hoover anything up, poor practicality and engineering
We bought this handheld hoover thinking it would be a good idea when you have two cats in the house. Unfortunately, that did not turn out to be the case.
The hoover looks and sounds like a great piece of kit. A mobile device that allows you to get those bits of fur/muck off your sofa or suck up the flour you spilt whilst cooking. The exterior design is simple, yet functional. The hoover is made entirely out of plastic and looks very practical. This plastic, does age, much like other white plastics and eventually the hoover begins looking tired.
Performance is where you really see the hoover's true colours. Firstly, you notice that the power is really not what you expected it to be. True, it won't ever be as good as you upright Dyson, but the output of this thing is laughable. It will not even attempt to lift things like flour off a tiled floor. In fact, you'd be lucky if it sucked in a hairball off a parquet floor which begs the question: what was this thing designed for in the first place?
The battery on the device is again, extremely poor. Once you switch it on, you can very definitely hear the power sipping out of the hoover. Within minutes the battery is flat. What's more, you are given a special bracket that you can fix on the wall in order to plug in your hoover. This is most unsightly and impractical if you have no intention of doing so.
All in all, we have been very disappointed with the performance of this hoover and would like to warn anyone else looking to buy one to look elsewhere. Save your money and deal with those little bits of dirt the old fashioned way.
Summary: Looking for a handheld hoover? Either don't get one or get another one that can actually do the job.
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