I love this vacuum; it works great, however, it dies after only about 10 minutes of use (with a full charge!). I would love for it to have the ability to be used while plugged in so that the charge would last long enough for me to vacuum fully before it dies.
This Shark Pet Perfect II Handvac was reported on a local news station in my Area. The station has a "consumer" segment from time-to-time and reports on products recommended by Consumers' Report. I was not looking for a hand vacuum at the time. However, I have a cat and the cleaning of cat hair is constant. Based on the research findings for the vacuum, I thought I would give it a chance; I'm glad I did. It has good suction power, it's light, and easy to use. It comes a charger and attachments for general use, furniture, and dusting. Cleaning the filter is easy. I recommend it.
I purchased this hand held vac, to try to keep up,with my new puppy. I am handicapped and keep it inside the seat of my walker. Every time I need to pick up dirt and crumbs, it is right there at my finger tips. Great suction power, easy to empty. I just charge it up now and then and it's good to go.
The battery doesn't work for a super long time. But I primarily use it to do the carpet treads on the stairs. It comes with a second attachment which is great for getting into the little spaces around the treads. And the brush attachment fluffs up the carpet.
Other reviews were so flattering. I have found this to be somewhat of a let down. If you had a glass or wood area with crumbs it would do but we have rugs, runners, a cat and it seems like whenever we try to use it, it falls slightly short.
I have had this hand-held vacuum for a year now. We only used it here and there...mostly to clean out the car (no kids so not a lot to clean) and around the house when we didn't want to break out the big Dyson for something. Overall it was used maybe once a week. It ran for about 15 minutes before needing charged again, but I understood that before purchasing. However, a week ago it stopped charging completely. The charging indicator light doesn't even come on. I have tried different outlets to make sure it wasn't something other than the vacuum. I was planning on contacting Shark to complain about the quality of their product, but after reading several online forums, I am not even going to waste my time. I just ordered myself a new hand-held Dyson. I should have done that in the beginning instead of wasting $60 on this. Shark wants to try to compete with Dyson, but they will never be able to do so with garbage like this sporting their name.