H181680 - Dyson DC31AN Handheld Vacuum
I've yet to come across a Dyson product that didn't live up to the suction power hype. The handheld is a great idea for touch ups, but at the end of the day, you could spend about 10% more and get the "full size" cordless version which can be used as a handheld or extended to a floor sweeper size. Dysons are great, but get the most you can for you money and buy the next size up
This thing is so strong. The power of this thing is way more then expected.
SMALL BUT POWERFUL
I've seen Dyson on TV for several years. Didn't think there would be much difference in hand held vacs, but I was wrong. This tiny machine is wonderful; picks up everything, the extra attachments enable me to vacuum my rug; and since the Oreck and Electrolux are out for repair, I've used this little number to sweep my apartment. I was so surprised to see how much it picks up. I've gone through 4 "quick pickup" sweepers and a couple of them were pricey. This product is great. I'm very happy with the results it brings. Sure does a great job on the car interior as well.
Like my full size Dyson, this one has excellent pickup, especially for a handheld. Great for removing pet hair from the chairs, dirt from the doorways and around the fireplace, and it even removed lint/thread/batting scraps from a predominantly black quilt I just finished. Next I'll try it to remove lint on my dark colored clothing. You have to recharge it after 5 or 10 minutes, but I'm sure it lasts longer than the other handheld I have, and picks up far better. Well worth the money. As far as buying it for a gift...it's very handy, but who wants to get a vacuum cleaner for a gift. Kind of like getting a mop!