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Pros: Lightweight, Powerful
Cons: Poor battery life
Review: Hoover's Platinum Collection Stick Vacuum is an excellent cleaning tool. It sports a bag-less design which saves you from buying dust bags every time and is capable of removing dust and pet hair on both hard floors and carpets. Being cordless, it allows you to reach narrow spaces, cover a larger area and move freely without the need to unplug and plug the cord into a nearby socket as you move around the house. Charging time is only three hours but still, we recommend buying an extra set of batteries since one charge lasts for only about 15-20 minutes. It may be sufficient for cleaning small rooms but is probably not enough for large spaces. This Cordless Vacuum can be a little difficult to use on stairs but it is very lightweight which makes it easy to move from room-to-room. The motor on the Hoover Platinum Collection Stick Vac provides great suction and is embedded with the company's Patented WindTunnel Technology that boosts performance and prevents dirt from scattering. As an added bonus, it is easy to clean and stores neatly in its upright position. It also has three LEDs that indicate remaining battery life and remind you when the unit needs to be charged. Overall, the Hoover Linx Stick Vacuum is great for the job. It lets you get away from tangled cords and it delivers superior performance which makes it worthy of its wonderful reviews.
Pros: Two-in-one vacuum cleaner, High suction power with dust-buildup prevention, HEPA filter built in
Cons: Small attachments make for slightly longer cleaning times and unit prone to tipping over, no extension tool
Review: Just like its namesake, the Shark Navigator Professional Lift-Away Vacuum Cleaner is a genuine eating machine that gobbles up dirt and dust inside your home instead of fish and the occasional hapless swimmer in open water. The compact size of this canister vacuum conceals the fact that it is capable of amazing suction power, enough to lift the most tenacious of dirt particles across a variety of surfaces. The Shark Navigator Vacuum Cleaner uses "cyclonic" technology inside the canister, drawing airborne particles away from building up inside the filters as well as putting less stress on the motor. This results in Aside from having washable filters, the sealed HEPA Filtration system built into the Shark Navigator traps dust and allergens inside the canister instead of out into the air you breathe. The body of the vacuum has swivel wheels, adding to the portability that the compact size of the vacuum brings. As with other vacuum cleaners, the Shark Navigator comes with a set of attachments for different cleaning purposes. It has a hard floor attachment that dusts and vacuums in one sweep, one specifically designed for pet hair, and an extra-long crevice tool for those hard to reach areas like wall-and-ceiling junctions. It lacks an extension tool though, so faraway corners are harder to clean. Easily the best thing about the Navigator is found within its body. Instead of having a single-body construction like other vacuums, the Navigator can detach from the floor unit and operate as a handheld vacuum, effectively giving you two devices in one. Add to that the swivel steering in the floor unit when the vacuum is docked with it, and you have a very mobile device that you can take anywhere cleaning is needed. It may not have the same level of renown as other vacuum brands, but what the Shark Navigator Professional Lift-Away Vacuum Cleaner lacks in name recall, it more than makes up in performance. However, there are some issues with the vacuum that hold it back a bit. To begin with, the attachments that come with the Navigator are a little undersized, probably to cut down on the weight of the unit. This results in the vacuum being a little susceptible to tipping over, especially when docked with the floor unit, as well as taking more passes to clean a surface, as is the case with the hard floor attachment. The lack of the extension tool is of course, another issue as well. Finally, the latches holding down the main unit have a tendency to come loose over time due to the pressure from the suction.
Pros: Strong suction, Lightweight, Washable filters, Affordable
Cons: No built-in storage for attachments, Small dust bin
Review: Integrated with Infinity technology that employs 21 cyclones, the Shark Navigator lives up to its claim of being a vacuum that "Never Loses Suction". Its total dimensions of 43.7" x 14" x 11.9" and its lightweight body (15 pounds) combined with its smooth glide wheels make it easily manageable with a single hand and allow you to work your way up staircases with minimal effort, or carry it easily from one room to another. The deluxe super-stretch hose and 24-inch crevice tool enable you to extend your reach. The Premium Pet Power Brush of the Euro-Pro Shark Vacuum removes pet hair on your couch, carpet and other areas thoroughly. An optional Extended Reach Kit consists of an extra wand attachment, a 10 foot Super Stretch Hose and a low-reach bare floor brush, a Backsaver Kit which includes a carpet/floor brush, a bendable wand and a telescopic metal wand and other on-board tools. The BackSaver kit, which, as the name implies, minimizes the impact to your back caused by constant bending comes off as one of the better inclusions in the Shark Navigator Vacuum's accessories. Having no bags to replace, there are no additional costs required. The lifetime washable filters on the NV22 are easy to maintain. You'll only need to clean it every 6 months and you can use the extra filters included with the package while waiting for your other filter to dry. The 2-motor system is very effective in removing dirt on various surfaces and the brush-roll can be turned on or off. On the contrary, the Shark Navigator has a small dust bin only capable of holding up to 2.4 dry quarts. There's also no room for the attachments on the unit itself. Instead, the supplied bag can be used for storage. But for the price, the Shark will be tough to beat as it performs incredibly well on both carpets and bare floors.