Shark 2-in-1 Cordless Stick Vac and Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
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- Lightweight 2-in-1 cordless stick vac for low-pile carpet and bare-floor surfaces
- 2-speed motorized brush roll; swivel steering
- Converts to a handheld vacuum cleaner with a crevice tool
- Measures approximately 10-2/5 by 5-2/7 by 49-1/5 inches
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- Please read the manual as it will resolve most "problems" and misconceptions.
- Complaint: The handle does not recline. Solution: It does when you step on the head while pressing the handle down.
- Complaint: The collection cup pops off randomly. Solution: Make sure it clicks when you put in on.
- Complaint: Power fades too quickly after about 10 minutes. Solution: Manual notes that the battery should be charged for 24 hours when first charged. After that, the charge will last progressive longer with each charge. My only complaints here are that it doesn't specify how long it should be charged after the initial charge and it doesn't estimate how long the charge will last. Also, the red indicator light remains on while charging but there is no indication when it is fully charged. The battery should be left in the charger (and charging) when it is not in the vac and the charger should be unplugged when the battery is not in it (and charging).
- Complaint: It is too noisy. Solution: there are 2 levels of power. Low for bare floors and high (noisier) for carpets. If you use the higher level for floors, it will be noisier.
- Complaint: Not enough suction. Solution: It seems to have plenty for light vacuuming. Remember, it's a stick vac and not a full sized power vacuum.
- Complaint: Hair wraps around brush. Solution: True, but not overly so in my experience. I'm bald but my cat is not. I believe this "problem" would occur with any vac.
- Problem: The debris cup is too small so it requires more frequent emptying that a regular vacuum bag. Solution: True, but it is a stick vac.Read more ›
Tired of lugging the canister vac all over to get rid of the twice-daily accumulation of dog hair tumbleweeds, I set out in search of a cordless vac that could handle the tasks in my house. I was smitten by the reviews and features of the Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vac, but was concerned about spending nearly $200 on it. So I argued with myselves for a bit (the frugal one and the gotta-have-it-now one) and Frugal won. I purchased the Shark for $70, and brought it home to charge overnight.
My 12-year-old son had first try with it the next morning. He had three complaints off the bat 1) you can't get under low furniture because of the design of the vac (handle doesn't recline completely, and the canister is in the way) 2)you can't turn off the power brush, so small area rugs get sucked up, and 3) dog hair ravels around the brush within minutes, and as a result, the brush just stops turning. He spent 20 minutes.
We charged it back up again, and I tried it the next day to see for myself. My son was right on all counts, found a few more. 1) The collection cup pops off randomly, despite seating it correctly, 2) The brush head tilts backward even with only slight reclining of the handle, causing a big loss of suction, and 3)You can hear the motor begin slow down within 5 minutes of use, as the battery/power fades. I haven't been able to use it for more than 10 minutes without significant loss of suction.
SO, the end of this story is that I am returning the Shark vac, after using it for 3 weeks, and I just placed my order for the Linx. Guess my third 'self' won, after all... (the "you-get-what-you-pay-for" self!)
I have thrown away a lot of money on similar products (the worst was the Swivel Sweeper).
UPDATE: I've had this product for about two years now, and I'm still liking it. The battery has already started to shorten (a very tiny bit) its useful charge, but I haven't been great about running it all the way down and keeping it on the charger, either. It still has great suction and works well, especially along the front when you try to get little things against the wall or the cabinets. It's extremely easy to clean compared to my big bagless vacuum, and I feel like I'll never have to replace the little filters it came with because they clean up well. The only thing: I now have a 1 year old, and I have to clean up the kitchen floor several times each day. Sometimes it really is easier to just pull out a broom because the Shark battery isn't charged or I left the battery on and it's running down. But when I'm not "spot cleaning," it's so nice for cleaning my entire kitchen and dining area once or twice a week.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The handle breaks off near the base of the cleaner. I can not find a way to reconnect it. My cordless does not have a canister but the does collect in the base and then you empty... Read morePublished 8 months ago by bonkay
Charge only lasted 10 minutes, not long enough to really do anything. Vacuum only worked for about 9 months, didn't like it well enough to even see about getting it fixed.Published 14 months ago by Zee
This is great for quick clean ups in between my weekly cleaning or if something gets spilled.Published 14 months ago by Cindy S.
We purchased our unit at Walmart about a year and a half ago. The battery pack would not recharge this week and we could not find a replacement online, so I called Shark. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dr. S.
Horrible. Gave up on it and bought a cord vac instead. Poor battery life.Published 17 months ago by Manny673
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