Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jun 29, 2013, 04:01 PM   #1
Frisco
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Jersey
Best hand held Vacuums type

I had a Dustbuster for years and loved it--then battery would only hold a small charge.

So about a year ago I went on Amazon and a Dirt Devil got great reviews so I ordered it. I hated it--had to use all of my force to remove it from the charging station and it almost had to be held vertically to pickup anything. Pros--long lasting battery and powerful.

Any way the other day while trying to remove it from the base station the station broke so I am in the market again, but I have my doubts lately about Amazon reviews, not just with this.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
__________________
Frisco
Frisco is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 29, 2013, 04:25 PM   #2
chown33
macrumors 603
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Anything with batteries will eventually have battery failure. This is in the nature of the batteries, and there's not much you can do about it. Replacement batteries may well cost as much as a new unit, if replacements are available at all.

So consider how you use it, and whether a corded unit that plugs into AC power might be a better choice.
chown33 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 29, 2013, 05:32 PM   #3
rhett7660
macrumors G3
 
rhett7660's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sunny, Southern California
I use the Shark. Have had it for about six years. The piece that holds on the collection tube finally broke, so we bought another unit and use it and keep the other parts as spare. No complaints.
__________________
"It's quite an experience to hold the hand of someone as they move from living to dead."
"Times are looking grim these days, holding on to everything, it's hard to draw the line"
rhett7660 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 30, 2013, 09:45 AM   #4
samiwas
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frisco View Post
I had a Dustbuster for years and loved it--then battery would only hold a small charge.

So about a year ago I went on Amazon and a Dirt Devil got great reviews so I ordered it. I hated it--had to use all of my force to remove it from the charging station and it almost had to be held vertically to pickup anything. Pros--long lasting battery and powerful.

Any way the other day while trying to remove it from the base station the station broke so I am in the market again, but I have my doubts lately about Amazon reviews, not just with this.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
I have two different types, a plug-in Shark and a battery Ryobi. Both are great.

The Shark is an actual vacuum with the roller thing and a hose which can be pulled off to get into small corners. It picks up everything. But it is LOUD and gets very hot. It picks up enough that if I don't clean it top to bottom frequently, it gets mucked up inside and will overheat. Still a great little vacuum.

The Ryobi one was part of a set of battery-operated tools, so they all use the same battery. It's about the size of a Dust Buster. It picks up normal stuff pretty good. But when I put on the detail attachment, I swear that think could suck the red off a brick.
__________________
A lack of planning on your part should not constitute an emergency on mine.
samiwas is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 30, 2013, 07:36 PM   #5
Grey Beard
macrumors 6502a
 
Grey Beard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Antipodes.
Send a message via AIM to Grey Beard
In your quest for a quality hand held unit for vacuum type duties, I am surprised that no one has mentioned the Fleshlight range of products.

KGB
__________________
I am what I am.
Grey Beard is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 1, 2013, 03:21 PM   #6
Aylan
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Boston
While pricey, the Dyson Handheld is BY FAR the best vacuum I've ever had. The battery lasts around 20 minutes and it is the only drawback besides price.
Aylan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 1, 2013, 08:59 PM   #7
determined09
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...Fc5DMgodZQIAow
__________________
Verizon IPhone 5 16GB 15" MBP 2009
determined09 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4, 2013, 02:04 AM   #8
firstrev360
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Black & Decker CHV1510 Dustbuster works great for me. I have been using it for years.
firstrev360 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4, 2013, 02:15 AM   #9
roadbloc
macrumors 604
 
roadbloc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: UK
Send a message via Skype™ to roadbloc
Dyson Handheld is like black magic.
__________________
roadbloc is offline   0 Reply With Quote


Reply
MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Magsafe just wants to be held njdevil MacBook Pro 2 Sep 29, 2013 03:22 PM
Held out as long as I could BasilFawlty iPhone 14 Jun 2, 2013 01:03 AM
What type of hardware do I need for editing specific type of video? (Details inside) Reminisce32 Buying Tips and Advice 4 Oct 23, 2012 02:13 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:23 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC