I like this handheld vacuum, very convenient for couches, stairs. One complain that I have is that the suction is not the best, and I am not sure why they added the accessories, they just don't work.
The backpack vacuum actually isn’t as easy to put together as you’d think. I can’t seem to get the attachments to stay on. Good thing I’m only 5”5 so I can put the attachments into the black hose without the actual metal parts. I almost returned it but then I decided to try the attachments like I had just mentioned. The suction does work well and it doesn’t blow any air out so dust isn’t flying everywhere. It’s quite loud like most vacuums. I lift weights regularly so it doesn’t seem as heavy on my back but I can imagine it being heavy for someone who isn’t used to carrying heavy items.
I am totally satisfied with my purchase. The only comment on 'con', is that I have a Black & Decker. The hoses keep coming off, not secure. One use for me is to be able to 'reverse' the air flow and blow the Cedar leaves that collect in the shield over my car sun roof area. I cannot do that with the Dirt Devil. Other than that, the Dirt Devil power is great, light weight, love the 'flip' attachment, and the hoses remain secure. Seems I'll have to keep both and Duct tape the hose permanently to the Black and Decker. (smile!!)
Okay so I waited a while after receiving my Dyson DC34 before writing a review because I wanted to be sure that it wasn't another hand held vacuum that in a month, is total garbage. With that let me say this is my first Dyson product and I will be purchasing another Dyson cordless upright in a week or so. I am more than pleased with my DC34. I have always purchase dirt devil or black and Decker handhelds, granted Dyson is more expensive but worth every penny! I will never change back, I am a Dyson lady now! I suffer severe allergies from dust , with DC34 there is minimal contact with the dust due to the handy and quick release dust lever. No struggling at all, just a pleasure to use. Thank you Dyson for actually performing unlike your competitors.
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