Remove dirt and debris from carpet with this Shark Navigator upright vacuum. A detachable canister lets you empty the vacuum easily, and the included tools make cleaning upholstery or inside crevices easy. This Shark Navigator upright vacuum uses a HEPA filter to remove harmful allergens and micro particles for healthier air.
Posted by: mikeheel from: NC on
My wife and I have been looking forward to testing the Shark Rotator Lift Away Speed Upright Vacuum, and we have not been disappointed. What a great little vaccum!
If I have any complaint is that the canister is a bit on the small side. It'd be nice to have more volume available.
But that's really it for negatives, and it's hardly a negative.
The Shark is extremely user-friendly and does a great job getting up dirt and fur. We have two inside dogs who seem to have a full-time job shedding. The Shark plows through the fur like a champ. The easily-adjustable suction settings make this a breeze. There is plenty of suction power. The lower part of the unit also pivots, which makes it a lot easier to reach everywhere in the room. The hose has several useful attachments, including one that does a nice job acting as a thorough dust mop for hardwood floors. Controls are easily accessible and work as you would hope.
If that were all, this would still be a 5-star review based on performance alone. But there's also the Shark's shapeshifting act. You can easily and quickly remove the vacuum from the base and carry it around without the base. This is a godsend for stairs and reaching higher-up places you might want to vacuum (shelves and such). It also means you can have detach it from the base but still use the base on a "pole," making it easy to go completely under beds and such while you hold the canister. You won't realize what a huge benefit this shapeshifting ability can be until you use it. Then, you'll never want a vacuum that doesn't include it.
This vacuum is light, powerful, and easy to use. It's a winner. On top of that, it's priced lower than competitors that don't do as good a job and aren't nearly as flexible in terms of how they're used. You get a lot of bang for the buck with this Shark; I'm very impressed.
Shark, thanks for this one. My one suggestion for the next gen would be to include a means of attaching a shoulder strap to help carry the canister when it is detached from the base.
26 out of 27 found this review helpful.
Posted by: MarkusKong from: on
WHATS OUTSIDE OF THE BOX?
SHARK WINS 2-TO-1 VS. DYSON
Exclusive: Hard Floor Hero - Outstanding cleaning on bare floors and hard-to-reach places
vs. Dyson's top-of-the-line lightweight upright small ball multi floor.
Compared to Hoover, Bissell, Eureka (emits 10x less dust into the air)
HEPA filters alone are not enough!
If your vacuum is an unsealed HEPA vacuum, dust and allergens can escape around the filters and back into the air you breathe.
COMPLETE SEALED HEPA SYSTEM
Captures and holds over 99.9% of dust and allergens inside the vacuum, NOT releasing them back into the air you breathe.
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF SMALL
The Shark Rotator Lift-Away Speed is no ordinary compact vacuum. It's a high-performance powerhouse-easily transitioning from carpet and bare floor cleaning to Lift-Away mode for convenient stair and above-floor cleaning.
- Hard Floor Hero
- Pet Multi-Tool
- 12" Crevice Tool
- 5 Year Limited Warranty
WHATS INSIDE THE BOX?
- Quick Start Guide
- Vacuum Pod
- Motorized Floor Nozzle
- Handle & Hose
- Hard Floor Hero
- Pet Multi-Tool
- 12" Crevice Tool
Alright, taking out all the components of the box was not hard/difficult at all. Assembling it was also really simple, especially with the easy to follow quick start guide. Some assembly is required (no tools needed though). After setting it up, I was ready to test it out on my carpet. Unfortunately, I don't have hard wood floors to test out the Hero but I used it in my kitchen (which obviously isn't carpet). I really like this vacuum cleaner. My carpet made those nice deep vacuumed marks where the vacuum ran across. Compared to my older dirt devil, this Shark blows it out of the water. While testing it in my kitchen, it picked up any crumbs and food pieces with ease. You can adjust the suction power at anytime and you can also click some buttons located on top of the vacuum pod and you can do the Lift-Away. This is extremely convenient for people that have stairs or want to be a bit more mobile as opposed to using a traditional vacuum cleaner. The things I like about it most is that it does a great job in cleaning, does not spread any dust in the air from what I've noticed, has lights in the front to show what you're about to pick up, and is functional to your liking (Lift-Away). Being that the unit itself is pretty flat on the actual vacuuming end, you can get those hard to reach places with ease. Personally, I don't really have any complaints at this time to be honest. My wife tried it out and she said it was a bit heavy but of course, that's her personal opinion and preference. I personally don't feel like its that heavy. Also, its really easy to maneuver in my opinion. Cleaning it was a breeze as well. Emptying the tank can be done by a click of the button on the bottom. There's another button on top to release the top cap of the tank to clean as well. You have filters once you remove the tank and that can be easily cleaned as well. You can even pop the vacuuming portion open to remove the brush-roll and clean out any hair easily with the click of 2 buttons.
Go buy it. That's all I can say. Go to your local BestBuy and pick one up, you won't be disappointed. If you're buying it for someone that may feel like its a bit too heavy, then I would probably search for a different product. I felt like overall, the weight isn't TOO heavy but its definitely not TOO light. I like the weight of it. It does a fantastic job of cleaning up and it comes with all the accessories you need to do any cleaning in your home.
14 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Light, feature and power packed Shark Rotator
Posted by: Selva from: Chander AZ on
This is the best vacuum we have ever used. Once out of the box you will notice the instructions and assembly took less than 10 mins.
The design of this vacuum is excellent and light, easy to use, versatile. We liked three in one feature of this vacuum and you can go from carpet to laminate floors with a push of a button.
I have used it in multiple places in my home and it worked flawlessly with no issues. The powerful suction pulls the dirt from far places. The canister is transparent and it will reveal how fast it fills. It empties without any need to contact the dust. The simple design of the attachments and detachable hose makes them useful. With low profile attachments, it becomes relatively easy to reach under the sofas and tables.
The noise level is very minimal. Filtering is accomplished by washable foam filters and a final HEPA filter. The brush bar is located in a convenient position and easy to access by pressing two buttons and lifting a cover. Once the brush bar is lifted out, it is very easy to clean the hair or strings with scissors.
This Upright vacuum for carpets and bare floors will complete your vacuuming quickly with versatile cleaning options and attachments for above-floor cleaning. It has rotating head enables easy maneuvering Steer smoothly around tight corners and furniture with swivel control. Anti-Allergen Complete Seal technology uses HEPA and foam filters to capture 99.99% of dust and allergens.
LED headlights help you find hidden dust and dirt. Fingertip controls make operation simple, so there's no need to pause between surfaces. Dust-Away attachment features a microfiber pad to pick up fine dust and debris.
Duster crevice tool allows you vacuum above the floor. Pet multi-tool removes ground-in dirt from stairs and carpets, as well as pet hair from upholstery.
Inside the box
Quick Start Guide
Motorized Floor Nozzle
Handle & Hose
Hard Floor Hero
12" Crevice Tool
I will say that this vacuum works very well everywhere in any type of floors.
13 out of 14 found this review helpful.
My first Shark has won me over.
Posted by: Nate34 from: North Bay Area, Ca. on
To start I will explain what you get in the box. It comes with all the attachments you will need to keep your carpets and floors clean.
A) Vacuum Pod
B) Motorized Floor Nozzle
C) Handle and Hose
E) Hard Floor Hero
F) Pet Multi-Tool
G) 12" Crevice Tool
The assembly process is very easy. I am not sure why others are complaining about having to assemble it. It is a simple 4 step process of clicking the parts into place, requires no tools, and I was done in less than 5 minutes. Once it was assembled I was ready to go. I vacuumed my front room where we have our 3 dogs. I thought that since it was recently vacuumed with our other vacuum that there wouldn't be anything to pick up, I was wrong. It picked up dog hair that I couldn't even tell was there. This thing is very strong. It is also much lighter and quieter than old style vacuums.
It is also very easy to use and understand. All of the parts, buttons, etc. are labeled as to what they are and what they do. And swapping out the different tools for different jobs is also super easy. Just a press of a button for most of them and you are on to your next task. And once you are done and ready to empty the dust cup just click the release button and empty it out. No more worrying about bags which is very nice. The suction control has an easy slider to adjust the suction power based on your needs. The vacuum is very easy to roll, and with the rotating head you can get in and out of areas without having to always pick up and turn the vacuum like old style types.
In addition to the standard vacuuming style you can also use it in lift away mode so you can clean things such as stairs and above floor areas using the included accessories. Attach either the pet multi-tool, or the crevice tool to get under couches, chairs, and hard to reach areas where the full vacuum wont reach. It can also be used to clean car interiors.
This is an awesome multi function vacuum that will get all of your vacuum jobs done with ease. And it has a 5 year warranty to keep you going for years to come.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Good design and build quailty
Posted by: scovartwo from: on
I just vacuumed the house, the couch, my office, the kid’s room and the vacuum was 3/4 full! This vacuum rocks! I love how I can go from the wand cleaning back to the vacuum, and then I did the kitchen tile too! It is so versatile, and the suction is great. Thumbs up rating from me!
It would have been nice if the handle was adjustable in length when in vacuuming mode, to make it easier to maneuver in cramped areas.
The brushbar is conveniently located and easy to access by pressing two buttons and lifting a cover, once the brushbar is lifted out, it can be cleaned of hair or strings with a pair of scissors. The best part is, that the brushbar can be cleaned without having to flip the vacuum over.
Overall, this vacuum has a lot of good features.
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Powerful Suction, Versatile, & Senior Friendly
Posted by: pauldar from: on
What an awesome cleaning machine for my carpets, hard floors, and above, including items up to and on my ceiling. Out of the box this baby is quick and easy to assemble. It just 'snaps' together. I was up and vacuuming in approximately ten minutes. There is a 'Quick Start Guide' and 'Instruction Manual' featuring illustrations and tips regarding the set-up and operation of this Shark Rotator Lift-Away Speed unit for reference.
After using this complimentary Shark Rotator for a week in all-around-the-house kinds of cleaning tasks I believe it is a cleverly designed, versatile and compact canister disguised as an upright vacuum sweeper. As an upright sweeper it has LED lights on the front of the floor nozzle, which allows you to see floor debris and watch it disappear before your very eyes. These lights are very helpful for seniors, like myself, in areas that are not well lighted. The 'ON/OFF' button on top of the canister slides forward for carpets and back for cleaning hard floors, which shuts off the brush roll. Anytime the vacuum is in the upright position the brush roll will also shut off. This is a nice feature, which prevents the motorized floor nozzle from damaging my carpet if it was just spinning in-place instead. The maneuverability of the floor nozzle is striking and the swivel steering is amazing. Although the floor nozzle is not self-propelled, it effortlessly glided over my carpets as I swept over them because of the large-sized, 3” wheels, in the back of the motorized unit. Combined with the lightweight of the entire unit, swivel, and its easy gliding – this Shark is very senior friendly.
When I first vacuumed the carpeting in my house I had to empty the dust cup three times. I was thinking that maybe the dust cup is a little too small. However, after the fourth sweeping the dust cup only filled up once. A good sign that I am finally getting my carpets clean. The powerful suction of this Shark has really pulled debris from the bottom of the carpet pile. WooHoo!
Clicking a few release buttons I quickly converted this Shark from an upright to a canister for more versatile cleaning chores. In the 'upright', hard floor, cleaning position the Shark did a good cleaning job over my wider areas. However, for cleaning under appliances, furniture, and tight spaces I used the full wand and Hard Floor Hero attachment. It was much more effective, especially, cleaning around my baseboards. The Hard Floor Hero attachment snaps to a 180 degree position, which allows me to thoroughly clean right up to the area where the floor meets the baseboard. The wand is actually two-piece. I used the shorter piece made up of the handle and hose to clean some of the fabric on my furniture using the two-piece Pet Multi Tool, which separates into an upholstery attachment. Once again, I found the powerful suction really removes debris from the folds and creases embedded in the material. I have dining room chairs that full suction was too powerful for the fabric. But, on the handle of the wand there is a suction control, which allowed me to adjust it, accordingly.
The above floor cleaning and dusting features is what I really love about this Shark. The lightweight vacuum hose extends without force to an 8' length. The handle and wand are approximately 3' long and coupled with the hose can give you up to 11' reach to clean items like A/C ceiling grilles, tops of furniture and shelving, and even ceiling fans. However, I found that I needed the Multi-Angle Dusting Brush, which I ordered on-line, for the ceiling fans and tops of furniture and shelving. When I get this attachment I will no longer have to use a ladder to dust and vacuum, it can all be done effectively from standing on the floor. A real safety feature for us seniors, who do not need to take risks of falling from step stools and ladders to do common house cleaning chores. YooHoo!
A couple of other Shark features to note. The canister housing allows me to carry two on-board attachments of my choice; the electrical cord is 25' long with a polarized, two-prong plug; the see-through, motorized brush roll allows me to see what may be binding up the brush roll and the housing has two release buttons on the sides to open and access the brush roll if needed – no tools are needed for maintenance; both pre-motor filters are washable and so is the HEPA post-motor filter; the Shark Rotator includes a Crevice Tool, Pet Multi Tool, and Hard Floor Hero; The Shark Rotator Lift-Away Speed, NV601 has a manufacturer, 5 year limited warranty.
I highly recommend this Shark Rotator for its impressive cleaning versatility and performance. It packs a lot of cleaning power and is a well-engineered, compact package. This unit would make a great gift for Housewarming, newlyweds, and to friends and relatives for whatever the occasion. I urge anyone, who is thinking of buying this particular unit for a senior, to order the Multi-Angle Dusting Brush. That attachment can make an impact on the safety of that senior by eliminating stools and ladders. I am looking forward to using mine when it arrives . . .
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
works well, slightly cheap feeling
Posted by: Alex from: Minnesota on
Lets start with the beginning. Everything is packaged very well. When I took everything out of the box, it looked a little daunting to put it all together, but in reality it only took a couple of minutes. One thing I did run into was the somewhat cheap feeling of the clips. They are all plastic clips, and when snapping together they sometimes felt a little "cheap". It all went together fine though.
Features: A normal brush roll vacuum, and pull out wand and a pull off handle for close up work. I LOVE the adjustable suction. This works beautifully when getting cat hair off of a bed. I used the pull of handle with brush attachment, and turned down the suction and was able to get the hair off very easily, without pulling the whole dang duvet cover into the hose as well. You are also able to take the main unit off of the brush roll, to turn it into a canister type vacuum. The unit also has headlights, which is both adorable and slightly useful looking for hair in corners or under tables/chairs.
How well it works: Very well. I compared it to my Dyson, and it picked up pretty much the same amount of hair. The dust bin is easy to empty, and its designed so that the hair doesn't get tangled around the middle like my Dyson does. The hair just falls out of the bin. The vacuum isn't silent, but very quiet for a full size vacuum.
Overall: Works well, the price is right, and has tons of features. I'm worried about longevity as the build quality seems a bit cheap.
3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: BZilla from: on
We purchased this vacuum to replace an older one we had. We have two dogs and this picks up dog hair very well. So far no complaints
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Decent unit with many features
Posted by: HomeOfficeUser from: on
This vacuum seems to check all of the boxes. It is a good overall vacuum with good suction, good edge cleaning, options for hardwoods or carpet, lift-off unit, accessories, etc.
It seems to attempt to be a Swiss-army knife -- everything for everyone. This is handy at times (i.e., easy to pop out the suction handle to go after some cobwebs) but at the cost of some other nuances (i.e., you have to re-seat the base unit after each time that you pop out the suction handle).
It is lightweight and maneuverable. It is compact. It is a decent overall unit.
2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: glspark2007 from: Sacramento, CA on
I'm a big fan of this vacuum because it's smaller and versatile but it gets the job done! It's your regular upright vacuum, but the wand easily detaches for the harder to reach areas. Plus, you can also pull the canister off and carry it with you. This is ideal for cleaning stairs because it's lightweight and you're not dragging the whole vacuum cleaner behind you.
My floors were pretty dirty on my first run through with this vacuum. It looked (and sounded) like it picked everything up. Plus, there was a lot of dust in the canister, so I felt like it was a good, deep clean. I used it on carpet and hard floor (there's a handy switch on the vacuum for switching between the two) and this did the job on both.
I have a smaller condo and I felt like this was the perfect size vacuum that still offers plenty of power.