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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Highly Portable & Ergonomic Hand-Vac

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    optimummind
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    ==== Summary ==== The Shark Ion W1 hand-held vacuum is a great little product that balances many things out very well. It is light, ergonomic, easy to operate & charge, easy to clean & maintain, and has enough suction power to clean up most things. I found it most useful when vacuuming my cars, ceiling fans, and getting those little crevices on and between furniture. It's good stuff. *Pros: -Light (1.4 lbs) and well-balanced. -Ergonomic and easy to hold. -Easy maneuverability to get at those little spots & crevices. -Simple cleanup and maintenance. -For its size, it's decently powerful. -Cool battery charging dock with LED light indicator. *Neutral: -The motor sometimes emits a high-pitched whine during longer use. -Needs a charge after about 10 minutes. -Has a difficult time sucking up very small debris. *Cons: -None. ==== Design ==== I'm really liking the design of the Shark Ion W1. I prefer its stick-like form-factor to my other hand-held vacuum cleaner which is a gun-like trigger design. At 1.4 lbs, it is light and manageable and I found it very easy to navigate and maneuver through tight spaces. Emptying the dust cup is a simple one-button press operation and all the parts that can be cleaned are easily and quickly accessible. I like that the filter can be cleaned by simply running it underneath some water and letting it dry for 24 hours. The charging dock accepts the vacuum smoothly and perfectly and I appreciate the blinking LED light indicators that show the charge status of the vacuum at a quick glance. The included accessories - a Multi-Surface Pet Tool and Duster Crevice Tool - slide into the Ion easily and work well as intended. The build quality and fit-and-finish of the Ion W1 are fantastic. ==== Functionality & Performance ==== The Ion W1 - with its 14.4 V, 11.1 A, 120W brushless motor - delivers good but not phenomenal performance when it comes to picking up debris. I first used the Ion to vacuum the interior of my 4-door sedan and it took multiple passes before it picked up all the debris on the floor mats and on the seats. The Ion had difficulty picking up really small debris such as beach sand, clingy pet hair, and tiny grass debris. Still, I'd say it managed to get rid of about 95% of debris which is impressive considering its small size and low amperage power. The Ion did much better when I used it to dust up around the house. It picked up everything on my leather couch and other furniture and did a fantastic job sucking up the dust bunnies on my ceiling fans. As Shark describes it, the Ion is a great supplemental tool that one can quickly pull out and use for quick and simple jobs. Viewed in that light, its suction performance and approximately 10 to 15 minute battery life are fitting and adequate. For more heavy duty stuff, you just have to use different tools. With that said, I'm satisfied and content overall with the functionality and performance of the Ion W1 and I consider it a great addition to my cleaning arsenal. ==== Closing Thoughts ==== The Shark Ion W1 is a great supplemental cleaning tool to have around the house for cleaning up small messes for which you don't want to take out the bigger and heavier tools for. High portability, lightness, and simple cleanup and operation are its greatest strengths.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent hand vac that actually works

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    SteveC
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    Shark engineers really came through again with this hand vacuum. It’s well designed, and laid out, so much easier to get into tight places compared to all the other hand vacs I’ve tried. I was skeptical when I saw the first photos of this hand vac, couldn’t believe they could get much suction in this narrow almost tubular design, I was wrong. The suction this little vac has is really amazing, it has no problem picking up dog hair, crumbs, dirt and just about anything it comes across. Even found an old neck strap that had fallen behind a desk, sucked it right up and fit the whole thing into the dirt container. I like how Shark added a little door between the intake and the dust cup that opens when running and shuts when off to help keep dirt from falling back out the nozzle. It comes with a charging base, with the power cord permanently attached. An upholstery nozzle and a crevice tool with folding dusting brush are also included. Just enough tools to make this a pretty versatile machine. The dust cup is very easy to empty, just a push on the sliding lever in front of the power switch and it swings down, “spring loaded” and sort of tosses the dirt out of the cup. You have to make sure you have it over and in the trash can or it can toss the dirt out where you don’t want it to go, but that’s not a drawback, that way you don’t have to go into the cup to get anything out. The dust cup also removes very easily for cleaning. There’s a little lever you press under the dust cup and slide it out of the machine. The filter is also very easy to get to, it’s at the back of the cup and there’s some imprinting to slide that section forward. Doing that, the filter assembly comes right out and you can then grab the metal handle of the filter and pull it away from the housing, couldn’t be easier. The filter itself looks like a miniature shop vac pleated one and according to the instructions it is washable. The whole device itself is very easy to clean and maintain. With amazing suction and a run time around 15minutes “continuous”, this is about as perfect of a hand vac as you can find. I found with using the crevice tool I could easily get in between our car seats and get all the little stuff my big shop vac nozzle couldn’t reach. It was also easy to get around and behind furniture due to the narrower design of the whole unit. Other hand vacs I’ve owned were just too wide to get behind and around things easily. I’ll be getting a couple more for Christmas presents, this will also make an excellent gift anyone can use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A High Tech Prodcut for A High Tech World

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    stoptheclocks
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    The Shark ION W1 Cordless Hand Vac has amazing power for such a small device. You can literally use it anywhere. Think of a place that dirt collects and this Hand Vac will remove it. I have had three cats consecutively for at least 23 years. But have been pet free for the last 2 years. All the time without a pet you would think that regular vacuuming and dusting would have removed most, if not all the pet hair and dander. I thought I would use the Shark cordless Hand Vac on the stairs just once to see how the suction was on the carpet. I have vacuumed the stairs in the house many times with an upright or a hand held canister vacuum. For years I did the stairs the same way and have even tried different vacuums. I always thought that the stairs were clean. One time over each step getting into the corners with the Shark and I was amazed. I was amazed at how much dirt was taken from the carpet and into the dust compartment of the vacuum. I had already filled a 1/3 compartment with cat hair and dust. This vacuum definitely does real power cleaning. Now I wonder what area should I try to vacuum next. My car has somehow collected a number of crushed leaves and leaf pieces on the floor liner. The Hand Vac had no trouble at all removing all that dirt and crumpled leaves on the floor of the car. It took only one pass and the dirt was gobbled up by the Hand Vac. I next tried it on chairs. I don’t know of anyone that consistently cleans the inside of the rocker chairs. So I thought I would tackle that next. The head of the Shark Hand Vac is long and skinny to get into the crevices of the chair. It did pick up dirt particles and whatever else was hiding in the chair. I was still pretty impressed. The one thing you are really not supposed to do, is vacuum anything that is wet. Nothing wet should touch the Shark Hand Vac. The dust and debris picked up by the Shark Hand Vac can be easily emptied from the dust container and dumped in the trash. A simple button on the other side, below the power button can be used to pop open the container and remove the dust from the Shark Hand Vac into the trash. If you need to clean the filter, it is right below the dust container and comes out where you can rinse it in water. You have to wait 24 hrs before you can put it back in. You don’t need to clean the filter every time you vacuum. It really depends on how much dirt you are vacuuming up. Charging is fast for the Shark Hand Vac in the cradle provided. You only really get 10 mins of power til it needs to be charged again. The Shark Hand Vac or wand (if you want to call it that) is lightweight, a little over a pound and ergonomically designed to be comfortable in your hands. It also that high tech look that people look for in a small appliance. Two tools come in the Shark Hand Vac package. There is a thinner tube and a pet piece that both connect into the suction end of the Hand Vac. The pieces narrow your area of clean, but are able to get more precision places. Lastly the power button when finished charging, will display a blue light. When the button is dimly light, the Hand Vac is ready to use. When the button is flashing that blue color, it is charging. If the button is not light at all, the Shark needs to be charged. If you are serious about cleaning with power and ease, the cordless Shark Hand Vac will definitely meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small, but powerful. TIny Dust Bin...

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    Namdnas
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    We own several vacuum cleaners, but it's always annoying to have to drag one out and unwind it to plug it in...just to clean some crumbs or hair off the carpet from a haircut. Enter the Shark Ion Hand Vac! We are a huge fan of this little thing. Opening the box, everything was MUCH smaller than we expected to be. We were almost...underwhelmed. Notice I said "almost". As usual, any time we get a new vacuum or something of this nature, my wife nabs it first. These are her "geeky" toys. We gave the dog her biscuit treat, which she ALWAYS takes to the carpet to eat and, of course, to leave crumbs. Not a problem for this vacuum. She also cut my hair over the weekend and we used this vacuum to test that as well. It did great. The only thing we have not tested it on yet is car vacuuming... ...which leads me to my only real issue with this vacuum. Yeah, it's super compact and super light-weight - and the battery is fantastic. However, the dust bin/compartment is super small. It pops out easy enough and empties without much effort...but it's just way too small. Vacuuming the hair (keep in mind, just as a test), it took 3 empties. Because of this, I'm not sure how feasible it would be to try to vacuum a vehicle with this, unless you only use it for the corner/crevices or if it stays pretty clean you are just spot vacuuming. All-in-all, I'd liked to have seen them sacrifice a little on the size or weight and make the bin just a tad bigger. But, given what this was designed for (spot cleaning, etc), I can see why they made this decision. The suction on this think is powerful and we love the included accessories/tools and the charger base is great and works like a charm. The whole thing doesn't take up much space at all - we just leave it sitting on one of our "hideaway" countertops in the kitchen. I'd give this a 4 out of 5 stars, only because of the super-small size of the dust bin. If this isn't a major concern for you, given the value of everything, then consider it a 5 out of 5!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    impressive suction, good performing

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    Bappy
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    The Shark ION W1 Cordless Hand Vac is a sleek looking device that performs well for quick cleanups in the house and anywhere else you need dry material picked up. The unit comes with two attachments in addition to the base nozzle which they fit into. The edge attachment has an ingenious flipover brush feature which allow the edge attachment to double as a suction brush. Anyway, to get to performance, lots of suction accompanied by a high pitched motor, did wonders for my tinnitus (if you don’t have it, you will if you use this more than 10 minutes at a time). I did a quick cleanup on a few items on a low carpet, did not have a problem and was able to pickup everything I pointed it to. Used the attachments (or nozzle modifiers) which worked well for doing a quick cleanup of my car, the wide nozzle attachment did a good job cleaning my car mats, without having to take them out, used the edge tool to cleanup the edges of the mat along with some of the harder to reach places in my vehicle. A little more about the design, although it is sleek looking, the dirt cup which is on the middle of the bottom of the unit is released by a button adjacent to the power button on the top of the unit’s handle. This design initially had me emptying the entire contents of the dirt cup onto my freshly vacuumed floor mat, not what I intended, once the cup seemed to release with a slight knock on the bottom of the unit. As you can imagine this was quite annoying and occurred at least twice before I had to be extra vigilant on how I gripped the unit and caution when powering on or off. In any case the unit works well enough, probably the best performing cordless quick vac I have used. With a few tweaks this product would be a powerful and highly recommended unit. Pros: - Sucks coins up with out a problem, for a rechargeable – impressive - Attachments and charging stand which holds them - Decent battery life. Cons: - Loud, high pitch sound - Dirt cup design and release button placement

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the Office!

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    SillyTurtle
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    The first thing that intrigued me about this vacuum is the design. It's unlike any other hand vac I've seen. Our house is a big fan of the Shark/Ninja brand and anything we have bought of theirs has been reliable and good quality. Yet again I'm impressed. As anyone with an office or computer/gaming room full of electronics knows they tend to attract a lot of dust. With all the wires and equipment the usual hand vacs and regular vacuums can't always reach around everything. But this one certainly does. It only comes with two attachment pieces but really it's all you need. The multi-surface attachment will probably be your go to for most things, like personally I use it for the desk, keyboard and furniture. The 2nd attachment is a two in one duster/crevice tool where the brush flips over to the top. The brush only has bristles on one side which is why I prefer to use the other for surfaces. The battery seems pretty decent as for continuous use before charging, but it's meant to stay on the battery charger all the time anyway. This is fine because not only does the slim profile allow you to reach around the office furniture and your work station, but it has an appealing look to leave out for quick use and not worry about it being an eye sore. I was always never completely satisfied with hand vacuums and I've used plenty over the course of my life. The last one we bought was a Shark and while that was better than any of the previous ones, it still didn't have the power I wish it had. However, finally I can say this one is definitely the best I've ever used. So far it has picked up anything I have used it for with little effort and does so being the smallest and lightest hand vac I've ever had nor seen. The only thing I don't like is the piercing sound I feel like it makes but it's not enough for me to knock a star off since it just means this little beastie is doing it's job ;-) (and it may not bother you). If you are looking for a truly reliable and incredibly convenient hand vacuum, this is absolutely worth the price. PROS: * Surprisingly strong suction * Reusable filter has a sturdy metal mesh which is easy to clean * Slim profile stand holds everything * Helpful attachments CON: * Loud, has a high pitch sound that takes some getting used to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    This thing really sucks.

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    TheTechNugget
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    This thing really sucks I love a good vacuum pun. I also love a good vacuum. Last year we finally had to buy a new one because our previous one started working in reverse and parts to repair were too difficult to find. We spent a lot of time reading reviews and checking out different models, trying to find the best all around vacuum. And, while it may seem that a full-sized vacuum has nothing at all to do with a small handheld one, it is interesting how buying a vacuum in 2018 is no different than it was 10-20 years ago. The market is saturated with options, all of which are labeled as better than others, but they all do exactly the same thing. This particular model has a sleek and modern design, and even though it’s a vacuum cleaner it looks good on your kitchen counter…that’s a big selling point for me, because the closer the vacuum is to your highest traffic areas (without being obviously placed in the middle of the floor in everyone’s way), the greater the likelihood that you will use it when you need it. Kitchen and dining room messes are the biggest use case for something like this, which has at most a 10-minute run time on a full charge. The suction is great, it does a phenomenal job pulling up dirt, but the dust bin is rather small and is probably more ideal for whole cheerios than it is spilled coffee grounds: the filter is similarly small and has to be cleaned often to maximize the unit’s performance. The attachments are nice, also, and all fit well into the provided cradle where the unit charges. It’s a great vacuum for small jobs, but I’m not sure the price is justified for most buyers. I enjoy having it around the house, and I’d probably only pick it up on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small Size, Big Power

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    Cipher469
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    Shark makes excellent vacuum cleaners, and I already own two different types (one on each floor). What those can’t do, like get into crevices, be used on furniture, or vacuum the car, the W1 can. And, importantly, it does a great job! The W1 looks like it might be heavy, but it weighs in at comfortable to use 1.4 pounds. It comes with charging stand, crevice tool (with a brush that can be flipped into place where needed), and a pet brush (could be used on furniture, if you’d rather). Also, the HEPA filter and the dust cup (with non-touch operation) minimize your exposure to breathing dust during cleaning as well as emptying. For emptying, hold the W1 so that the dust cup is over your trash bin and push the dust cup button to empty it. A word of advice about emptying, be sure the cup is completely over the trash bin before pushing the empty button……….a mistake I made the first time I used it. Do not let the small size of the W1 fool you, its suction power greatly exceeds what one might expect for a vacuum its size. The generation of that suction does make some noise, but it does not cause me discomfort. The potential shortcoming of the W1 is battery time: projected at 10 minutes. If fully charged, however, closer to 15 minutes is possible in some situations. Also, the charging time for that short usage time is very long. Most jobs, including carpets in the car, for which I have used the W1 so far are short timeframes, so battery time hasn’t been an issue. I was sold on the W1 the first time I used it, and that feeling continues to exist with each usage. I definitely recommend it and have already done so.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great handvacuum!

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    Ace254687
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    The Shark Ion handvac, is a powerful and versitile little machine. For years I’ve been searching for a handvac to clean the inside of my car, but nothing I found was powerful enough. Then I tried the Shark Ion, and to my surprise it worked really well. The Shark Ion has a very powerfull suction motor in it. It can pick up anything from small rocks, to pet hair. It includes 2 attachments that have their own usefulness. Once you have everything cleaned, the dust trap flings open with the push of a button. Which makes this very easy to empy and clean. The Shark Ion has a rechargeable battery built into it, so when not in use, simply place it on the charging cradle. This is nice, as it doesn’t take up much space and looks nice enough to show off. A full charge requires 2.5hrs, which is not bad at all. I’ve tried using the Shark Ion on multiple different locations, from my sofa, all the way to my car. I can honestly say, I haven’t found a single piece of trash it can’t suck up. This is a very powerful handvac! Overall, I would say I am very pleased with the Shark Ion Handvac. It’s as durable as it is powerful, which makes it very convenient. It cleans just about any space you can throw at it, and empying the filter is a sinch. I would definitely recommend this to anyone in the market for a handheld vacuum.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It Does What It Needs to Do

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    tripplesix
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    I like the little Shark Ion. It picks up. I have only used one hand vac before (as far as I can remember) and it picked up too, so I have nothing to compare. I mainly wanted this for my car and it picks up there too. I did not vacuum enough to fill up the container that holds the debris so even though it is small, I had no problems with the size. What I don't like is that I still have to use a napkin to get some lasting remnants of the debris out of the holding container. I still see something in there. Also, air blows out of the sides so depending on your angle, you may blow something away. And for a little hand vac, it is VERY loud geeeeez. What I like about it: the color (charcoal and black; or almost black); the shape (I like that it is skinny/slim); it charges with a charging stand AND the charging stand also hold the other 2 pieces; there is a blue light indicator to indicate everything you need to know (i.e., power, charging, low on power, blockage); simple power button that you can reach with the same hand that is holding it, somewhat; it has a switch that releases the container, thus letting out the debris out (you cannot get to this switch with the same hand that is holding it. It is right in front of the power button and a bit too far down}.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful and Sleek

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    Tony
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    This nice little vacuum packs a punch! It is the most powerful handheld cordless vacuum I have used. The slender design makes it fit into small spaces while in use or when charging. I really like the fact that the accessories fit nicely on the charging cradle and do not take up any extra space. Emptying the contents is clean and effortless. Just hold over a garbage can, press the release, and the bin pops open to dump the contents. They even put a small brush on the edge to automatically wipe the filter / guard off as the door opens. I did not have to shake it or get my hands dirty like I seem to be forced to do with any other handheld cordless vac. Another feature I love is that the exhaust blows in a way that does not seem to stir up the dirt I am trying to clean. The accessories work well and the vacuum fits nicely in the charger. I was a little concerned that the collection bin or cup was really small. But it worked fine with no loss of suction even as it was filling up. I did not have to empty it until I was done. The last thing I would like to point out is that this would probably work well for someone who has arthritis. The buttons are large and easy to press. The power button is extremely light and does not have to be held. Overall, I am really happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprising power in such a small unit

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    LouRevue
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    I've used numerous handheld vacs before but all of them seem to come up short in the power/suction department. Corded ones are great however I mainly use these handheld vacuums for cleaning my truck. As such, I was a bit leery of the power on such a small vacuum. I have carpeting in truck cab as well as the occasional dog hair. I figured if this vacuum could clean that up, I'd be happy. After a full charge, I was quite surprised at the suction power of this vacuum. It cleaned up embedded dog hair quite well, not perfect, but well enough for "clean". The crevice tool works great at getting dirt under the seat as well as the rogue french fry. Pretty happy with the performance of this. Only downside is the the battery doesn't last too long. The vacuum charges up pretty quick however it also goes through power pretty fast as well. I'm able to clean most of my truck cab but not all of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small, stylish but not exactly a powerhouse

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    daytonadan
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    This small stylish hand vac is fine for picking up very light stuff, like dust and cereal or cat litter but don't expect it to dig cat hair out of a carpet or furniture. Or even pick up stuff that has any significant mass to it. It just doesn't have the horsepower for that. Run time is also pretty limited, just a few minutes, followed by a three hour charge time, so that is a limitation. The attachments are good but also have a downside. The brush for picking up pet hair does it mainly via friction between the rough surface along the edge of the brush, not the vac. You have to pull the hair out of the attachment by hand and then feed to to the vac. Or just dump it in the trash. Using the attachment without the vac would do the same thing. The crevice tool has a handy flip out brush attachment but when in use, it greatly limits the suction of the vac since it prevents a hard seal between the vac and the thing you are trying to clean. Mostly good just for dusting. Bottom line: Its a good little vac as long as it's a light duty job. And you don't demand a long run time. But simply lacks the power for big jobs. Still, it does look pretty nice compared to most hand vacs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The POWER!

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    MemphisTechieRN
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    I am left spellbound at the power of the ION W1 HandVac. The battery charges incredibly quickly. And lasts quite a while between charges. I felt like a kid with a new toy this morning as I decided to vacuum out my car, then my wife's car with it. I couldn't believe the power this thing has for being so small. To compare, you know those vacs at "do it yourself" carwashes? It is almost that strong (not joking!). Then when you are done with the chore, simply hit a button and all the dirt and debris falls out without having to touch it - which is good for the germaphobe in all of us. The filters themselves are removable and cleanable, saving cost on not having to replace them. Not to mention, this thing looks like something out of a sci-fi movie (especially while on its charger!) Ok.. I'm geeking out about a vacuum. But i have every reason to!! The included attachments are all useful and can easily be stored on the base. Best of all this does not make the annoying whine other products do. The ION is perfect for all messes that you don't want to drag the "big boy" out for. Bust out of the habit of getting the same old handvac. Get the ION!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful small cordless cleaner

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    AlanD963
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    When I first heard about this vacuum, I thought, “Oh this is kind of like those Dustbusters they had years ago.” Well let me tell you, this wireless cleaner leaves those Dustbusters in the dust. If the grandkids make a mess with their lunch, the Ion will take care of it easily. The crumbs actually fly toward the cleaner. It’s well designed. When its time to empty the dirt cup, you just hold it over the waste basket and push in the lever, the cup then opens. You might want to practice once before using the cleaner as if you’re unfamiliar with the unit, you might miss the basket. Also because the unit is so compact, the dirt cup is not very large. You might have to empty It once or twice if you’ve got a big cleaning job. The power is amazing. You’d swear it was plugged in. It comes with two attachments which are stored neatly on the well designed charger. You just slide the device into it to charge. No need to mess with any wires. One last thing, the Shark Ion is LOUD. It has a whining noise that is not particularly pleasing, but I think you WILL be pleased with the way it cleans which is the whole point of a vacuum cleaner, isn’t it?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    “What else can I vacuum?!?”

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    TECHBEENGOOD
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    Yep. Those were the actual words my wife giggled as she carried her new SHARK ION W1 cordless hand vac around. My wife doesn’t usually fall in love with appliances, although she has enough experience to know when she’s found a great one. This hand vac is a winner. Shark is going to need to reward its engineers for their great design and I may need to rethink my holiday gift giving. How do you judge your hand vacs? Comfortable in the hand, with weight perfectly distributed for extended operation? Get into tight spaces easily? Empties out reliably and without touching the dirt? Powerful suction with the ability to lift out even heavier debris? Noise level that is reasonable and lower pitched so it’s less annoying? Some attachments that expand the usefulness of your vac, and they go on and come off easily? An attractive, sleek design that radiates quality? An unobtrusive charging dock that might be OK to leave out and visible? (And it’s quick and reliable.) Sufficient charge to give you a lengthy work session? The Shark Ion has the entire list of our requirements checked off. Well done, Shark. Easy to recommend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great suction in a small size

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    JMan
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    This Shark Ion hand vacuum is awesome. I was a little dubious at how well it would perform after seeing how small and lightweight it was. All doubts were put to rest mere seconds after I fired it up. This thing has some serious suction for such a small lightweight hand vac. It rivals my full-sized vacuum at cleaning furniture and small areas. This vac makes quick work of the crumbs and debris my kids frequently spill into the sofa cushions. It picks up every single piece of debris. When finished, you simply push a button while holding it over a wastebasket and the dust cup flips down to dump the debris. When the dust cup and filter get dirty, both can be very easily removed fully for cleaning. The vacuum has a stationary charging base and includes a crevice tool and pet hair tool. Throw in a two-year warranty and this little vac is the complete package. I've owned numerous hand vacs over the years and this is by far the best as far as size, weight and performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The hand-held vacuum that I’ve always wanted!

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    TechSavvy55Plus
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    Review for Shark - ION ION W1 Cordless Hand Vac - Graphite This unit is so well-designed! It’s light, balances nicely in your hand, is powerful, and works great! The handy release switch lets you empty the dirt cup over the trash with ease. The dirt cup pops out and can be cleaned under running water. The filter, which needs to be rinsed and dried when dirty, is reusable and easy to clean. I like how the unit sits in the charging dock, allowing you to place it anywhere, rather than hang it on a wall. It comes with two convenient attachments: a crevice tool with a flip-to-use brush for tiny spaces, and a multi-surface pet tool that is great for furniture. It’s perfect for that those spilled-coffee-grounds, dog-hair, dragged-in dirt kind of moments! It can run continuously for about 10 minutes and needs 2.5 hours to recharge. The blue LED indicator let’s you know when it needs charging, is charging, or is finished charging.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Light Weight and Sleek!

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    Missjjc
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    I absolutely love this Hand Vac! Initially when opening the box I thought that it was a very thin and light vac that was not going to work, I was wrong! I have owned other dust- busters and have gone through a couple in the past couple of years. I love that this is sleek, and I also feel like it’s much more hygienic, I don’t have to deal with the gross mesh filter that my old Dustbuster has. And I can literally SEE everything that I vacuumed up! I recently put up my flocked Christmas tree and the imitation snow is always falling all over the place... I vacuum it up within seconds! The attachments are also super easy to use. I would definitely recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good handheld vacuum for small jobs, Pricey

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    dorkhead2
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    The Shark ION W1 does a good job suctioning up debris. It is especially effective picking up cat litter dust that gathers on the sides of our cat’s litter box. The suction is at its best when the nozzle is closely pressed up against the debris being picked-up. It seems to be even more effective when the long attachment is used. Below are some Pros and Cons I noticed while using this cordless vacuum. Pros Lightweight and thin Strong suction One touch design for emptying the canister Filter is easy to access Looks Cons Battery only last for about 10 minutes Air blows out from the sides, can blow around debris while vacuuming Loud (but aren’t all vacuums) Pricey Overall, this is a good handheld cordless vacuum. It’s not made to cover large areas, but it does do a good job cleaning up small messes, especially messes that are in hard to reach places.

    I would recommend this to a friend