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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Most Versatile Of All Shark Vacuum Lift-Away Duos

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    This Shark Ion Cord-Free Powered Lift-Away is most impressive in what kinds of cleaning I can do with it and the places I can take it. After three weeks of general house cleaning, floors and dusting, with this Shark I am absolutely amazed at how well-designed and mobile this unit is. It does almost all of my cleaning tasks, both inside and outside of my house. Here is what I love about its versatility: In Upright Vacuum Mode: * Floor Cleaning – The very first time I used this Shark I filled up the half-gallon dust cup in less than fifteen minutes. And, I thought my floors were pretty clean before I started. Yikes! I was able to vacuum all the carpeting in my Family Room, Living Room, Dining Room, and the hard-surfaced floors in my Kitchen and both Bathrooms before Sharkie needed to be re-charged. After re-charging I finished the Hallways, all three Bedrooms, and my Home Office too. I had to empty the dust cup a total of three times while vacuuming my whole house with this Shark in 'upright' mode. Oh' my. Since then, I now vacuum all my floors, every third day, which allows me to do my whole house on one charge. Not to mention that my floors, especially in high traffic areas, are much cleaner, when they are vacuumed much more frequently. WooHoo! The suction of this Shark is outstanding compared to my other corded upright unit. The added 'Boost' power feature allows me to get up stubborn debris when needed. It has Shark's Duo Technology, which is designed with a soft roller brush at the front for scooping in larger debris and polishing my hard-surfaced floors, and, a bristle brush behind it for heavy, penetrating, carpet cleaning. * Maneuverability – Because I have Arthritis I greatly appreciate the design of this Shark upright to easily steer and glide in any direction I choose. The effortless, swivel-steering allows me to guide this unit without undo stress on my wrists or hands. Since it is only ten inches wide it goes behind my furniture placed up against a wall. * LED Headlights, which helps me in vacuuming my floors in the dimmer and less-lighted areas of my house or behind and under furniture. * Versatile Upright – I can easily detach the Lift-Away canister from the Wand and Handle so that it allows me to clean under furniture and chairs (see pic). I can vacuum under furniture and chairs that have approximately three inches of clearance. What other vacuum upright can do that? YooHoo! * Selector Switch – I can change from carpet cleaning mode to hard-surfaced floor cleaning mode with the touch of the switch at the front of the handle. How convenient is that? * Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology® - It traps over 99.9% of dust and allergens inside the vacuum, keeping them out of the air I breathe. WooHoo! * Easy Maintenance – There are three 'coin-locks' on the bottom of the Duo Clean Floor Nozzle. Simply turning them counterclockwise unlocks the brush roll housing so I can thoroughly clean or remove any string, threads, hair, etc. caught in the carpet brush roll. I can remove the Soft Roll for cleaning by sliding the 'Eject Roller' button forward art the side of the floor cleaning unit. * Lightweight – This entire unit only weighs approximately twelve pounds when in 'upright' mode. What makes this Shark seem much lighter is because the carpet brush roll grips your carpet and makes the unit glide along your vacuuming path. In Lift-Away Vacuum Mode: * Click ON / Snap OFF Assembly – This Shark easily clicks together assembly pieces and separates cleaning components with just a push of the release buttons. Fast and super-easy. * Detachable Lift-Away – The Lift-Away canister is powered while attached, and, or detached. When I separate the Lift-Away from the main wand it allows me to dust or vacuum under furniture. I can also attach the wand and handle to clean above-the-floor areas, or, just the handle to dust shelving, counters, and vacuum furniture upholstery. But, what is the most amazing feature of this Shark is that I can take this Lift-Away canister outside and vacuum my car, floors and seats; clean my patio furniture and chairs; vacuum my workshop bench and floors in my shed, and, the upholstery and deck of my boat without ever having to be bothered by a troublesome cord. Fantastic! How cool is that? * Dust Cup – The dust cup can easily be emptied by squeezing the dust cup release tabs at the top of the Lift-Away unit to separate from the Lift-Away canister. It has two release buttons, one at the top and one at the bottom. The bottom release will empty the cup of debris, while the top release allows me to clean the lint screen. Because this vacuum is so efficient, the accumulated dust and debris is better disposed of while in an outdoor environment, if possible. This baby picks up lotsa' stuff – you will be impressed. * Charging – There are three ways to charge this unit. Using the provided A/C charging cord I can charge this Shark on the appropriate port at the top of the Lift-Away; In the provided charging cradle, or out of the vacuum. * Washable Filters – Both of the pre-motor filters in the Lift-Away require just plain water to rinse and clean. Shark recommends cleaning once-a-month. The Post-Motor Filter, which is a HEPA filter, Shark recommends cleaning at least once a year. * Attachments – Included with this Shark is a combination Crevice/Dusting Tool, Upholstery Brush, and Dusting Tool. What is unique about the Dusting Brush and Crevice Tool is that I can rotate them 360 degrees to get into tight spaces and vertical or horizontal cleaning. I have purchased the Multi-Angle Dusting Brush to reach areas as high as possible, so I do not have to use a step stool or climb a ladder. Wish It Had: * Extra Battery – To allow for longer duration of my cleaning tasks both inside and outside of my house. * On-Board Attachment Storage – When I am outside with just one attachment tool and unexpectedly need one of the others, it slows me down to go back inside to find the one I need to finish my vacuuming. * Carpet Brushroll Shutoff – On my hard-surfaced floors, both tile and wood, the carpet brush roll is not needed. Coupled with the smooth roller and powerful suction I do not see a need to keep the brushroll activated. * Longer Hose Reach – It would be more efficient to have a hose that stretches to double the length of this one for above-the-floor cleaning. The existing hose only stretches to around six feet. At twelve feet stretched out it would be much easier to use the Lift-Away canister for floor and above floor cleaning, too. None of the above-mentioned 'Wish-It-Had' is a deal breaker for me. In summary I highly recommend this Shark Ion Cord-Free Powered Lift-Away. It is the most versatile Shark DuoClean unit made. No cord, no hassle, and it goes anywhere, coupled with powerful suction for cleaning – what else can you ask for? This would make a great gift for newlyweds, Seniors, or that special family member or friend. Buy it – you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very Well-Designed Cordless Vacuum

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    There is a lot to like about this Shark Cordless vacuum, It cleans pretty good, it is easy to empty the dustbin, it is easy to charge the battery, and it is fun to use. The convenience of cordless in vacuums, definitely makes the task of vacuuming quite a bit easier. I have always found vacuuming to be an important task, this is because I own several computers, and computers do end up getting their fans clogged with dust after a while. When the dust from the carpets and floors is vacuumed up, this removes the dust that would otherwise end up clogging up the fans on computes. This shark vacuum attaches easily to the base, and it lifts off quickly with a simple button press, once this Shark vacuum is in lift away mode, it is ready to be used to clean furniture or drapes, or even taken to a vehicle to clean the seats and floors. The hose on this Shark vacuum is really thick and durable, it feels like it should last a long time without the hose ever tearing, like a thinner hose would be more inclined to do. I am mostly disabled and have difficulties walking, and so this cordless vacuum is a bit on the heavy side for me to carry in the lift away mode, but this is only because of my worn knees and hips. I own another cordless vacuum which is a bit easier to use because it is lighter and turns a bit easier, but this Shark vacuum does clean the hard floors in my apartment slightly better than my other cordless vacuum. This Shark cordless vacuum has what they call the DuoClean technology, this means that it has two brushrolls, and the two brushrolls are effective at loosening more of the dust on the floor, so that the suction can pick up the dust. The lithium battery, the charger, and charging base that comes with this Shark vacuum, is a really nice kit. The lithium battery has a unique design, it is a series of 8 batteries assembled in a cylindrical battery assembly, and the battery has venting that keeps the battery from getting too hot. It is nice to be able to charge the battery multiple ways, it can be charged while it is on the vacuum, the battery can be removed from the vacuum and placed in the charging cradle, and the charger can be plugged directly into the battery. The batter itself is actually quite weighty, when it is placed into the battery slot on the lift away section, then the lift away vacuum assembly weighs several pounds. When I was unboxing this Shark vacuum, I was in the process of familiarizing myself with the vacuum in lift away mode, and I was holding the handle of the vacuum, of which the handle is the top of the dustbin which attaches to the vacuum section containing the motor. I found out the unfortunate way not to press the dustbin release levers while holding only the handle, as the whole vacuum section will drop, which is what happened to me. The whole vacuum section tumbled to the ground and ended up breaking a piece of plastic before I even got to use the vacuum. Seems like building the handle directly into the top of the dustbin is not the greatest of design, but once this is known, this mishap is easy to avoid. The wheels on this Shark vacuum are really sturdy, and the wheels roll over hard floors nicely. The power on and off switch being located on the handle is really convenient, there is no need to bend over and press a power button on the vacuum base itself. Next to the power button is two other mode buttons, the hard floor mode actually has an increased vacuuming suction level and a reduced brushbar speed, while the carpet mode has a decreased vacuuming suction level and an increased brushbar speed. This vacuum also has a turbo mode which is quite useful at times, I use it when the vacuum approaches the front of a countertop, or the front of a chair, or anywhere that dust builds up. When in upright vacuuming mode, the turbo button initiates the turbo only while the button is being held. The turbo button has a different function while the vacuum is in lift away mode, which is that the turbo button being pressed once, puts the vacuum into turbo suction mode, and it stays in turbo suction mode until the turbo button is pressed again, which switches the vacuum back to normal suction mode. The width of the cleaning head on this Shark vacuum is 10 inches, which is a bit less wide than some other vacuums, but I believe the cleaning head was purposely designed with a lesser width, because of it being cordless. If this Shark vacuum had a wider cleaning head, it would have required a bigger brushbar, and this would have caused the battery to last for a shorter period of time. The less wide cleaning head is just fine, and it does allow the vacuum to fit into some tighter spaces that a wider cleaning head would not fit into. I feel as if this vacuum is priced about right, as more expensive vacuums are often made of a more premium plastic. With that said, most vacuums are made with a similar quality of plastic to this Shark vacuum, but most vacuums are not quite as well designed. The LED lighting on this Shark vacuum is quite bright, and it easily illuminates the cleaning path, even if vacuuming in a darkly lit room. My apartment has hard floors, and so I only had the opportunity to test this Shark vacuum on flooring with no carpets, I am not too sure if this vacuum would roll over carpets as well as it does on hard floors. I only have a medium sized apartment, but the lithium battery has a fairly large capacity, and I am sure this Shark cordless vacuum could easily clean all the floors in a 4 bedroom residence quite easily before needing to be recharged. I was surprised when I first powered on this Shark vacuum that the motor has a quality sound to it, the vacuum’s motor is fairly quiet, and it does not have the cheap wining sound that most $100 vacuums usually have. I am rating this Shark vacuum at 4 out of 5 stars, and I would suggest this vacuum to anyone who wants a well-designed and versatile cordless upright vacuum.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A Good Little Cordless Upright Vacuum

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    Shark’s new cordless upright vacuum is like a mini-Shark with a rechargeable, high-capacity Li-Ion battery. And while Shark got a lot of features just right with this cordless gem, it missed the mark in a few areas. From a design standpoint, this really does look like a reduced-format plug-in Shark. How nice that the small rechargeable battery (see picture) sits next to the debris collection canister - low enough on the vacuum to keep the center of gravity closer to the floor and making the vacuum easier to navigate. I love that the battery does not charge in the vacuum itself - it uses a small charging station separate from the vacuum so you don’t need to keep the larger unit close to an outlet. And with a smaller vacuum comes a smaller volume canister for collection but with enough capacity for several rooms. As you might expect, the power on a vacuum running off a smallish battery can’t compare to a more substantial AC vacuum, but the little Shark works pretty hard. And the battery will power things long enough to get through your whole house - the battery is quite impressive. Operation of the vacuum is easily negotiated using your thumb - power, floor/carpet, and a turbo mode are all switchable without moving your hand away from the handle of the vacuum. I happen to think that the turbo mode, which gives the vacuum temporarily increased power, would have been better as the default power for the vacuum - but maybe that’s just me. The floor/carpet switch prioritizes a bristle brush for carpets vs. a soft-roll brush for floors (the soft-roll is, I think, a new concept that helps collect larger debris from floors while buffing-off finer ground-in dirt). My biggest gripe with this vacuum, though, is how it handles hair (specifically dog hair). I found that the bristle brush immediately created a revolving tangle of hair - and the soft-roll bunched-up some hair of its own. Even the small wheels on the base got tangled in hair. I don’t have a problem like this with any other vacuum so I’m not sure how Shark let this problem go into production (see picture). But hair aside, this is a fine vacuum for small apartment dwellers and for touch-ups. I don’t think it would be a great choice for the only vacuum in a house, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice features, but several improvements needed

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    Since I'm a floor guy and I'm strict about keeping my floors clean - I was eager to try the CORDLESS Shark ION P50. I'll admit - a little more assembly was required - there were 8-9 items in the box - and I thought this might be a little tricky - but a quick look at the directions for the order of installation and it went together in less than a minute! First off - I noticed there wasn't any on-board tool storage. You'll have to find a place to store those crevice and upholstery tools. That's a negative for me. Shark didn't disappoint though - pretty good suction from this thing and the 8" head also increases the suction versus the competitions 12" head. I also like it that it fits nicely on the stairs - making vacuuming them very easy. My favorite thing is the lift away feature - that turns this into a stick easily - making getting under the couch or bed simple and not something every vacuum can do. Nice work Shark! See picture. I used the vacuum on it's maiden voyage to clean the steps, vacuum up cat litter of a hardwood floor using the hard floor setting - no problems. That's usually my test - to see if it can pick up those dense little pieces of letter. The LED lighting works very well at assisting me in spotting those little pieces. I do like the lights! I'll also mention that I like the convenient power button location, mode change (carpet/hard surface) and Boost button (for a little more power in those extra dirty spots). What I didn't like is that after my first cleaning - I had to clean the brush underneath - as the carpet fibers or pet hair got caught up in the brush - see picture. Overall - nice vacuum - super convenient to use, quick recharge, ample dust capacity.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Powerfull cordless vacuum

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    Tgis Shark is a beast! Picks up debris like a magic. Battery is good enough to finish vacuuming 2 rooms until battery needs a charge. Lift-away feature is advantage makes job easy. Front light is equipped providing better visibility. Boost mode is always on if its on stick mode but lift-away and upright mode you need to hold down the boost mode. Overall is a beast in terms of power and portability and external battery charger but its a bit pricey.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A great upright with multiple uses

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    The Shark Ion P50 is a very powerful cordless upright that is able to tackle any task you can throw at it. As a matter a fact i really couldn't find any task that it could not handle. At a little steeper of a price point many people may find this hard to dive in to but when you consider all that Shark has to offer and the quality behind this build i think that you will find that this is a sound and safe investment to make. So lets dive in and see what you expect to receive in the way of performance from this wonderful machine. Out of the box you get everything necessary to complete your task including an assortment of attachments for your wand. Charge time for the cordless battery takes roughly 2.5 to 3 hours to complete a full charge. Now on a full charge you can expect to get about 30 to 45 mins of run time just depending on how you are using the vacuum cleaner and what mode you have it in. Charging can be done either directly from the power cord or by using the supplied charging dock. Using the power boost button will deplete the battery alot faster. Speaking of which you have a few buttons and features to choose from which all sit at the top of the handle making access as easy as moving a finger over. So on one side you have a toggle button for boost mode. This does exactly what it sounds like and increases suction power. While this is a cool feature to have i never found myself using this mode just due to the fact the upright was powerful enough already to pull up all debris and pet hair embedded in to my carpet. On the other side you have a couple of buttons to switch modes allowing you to clean either on hardwood floors or carpet. The only difference i seemed to notice from these two modes was the roller speed. It seemed the mode for hardwood floors seemed to rotate the brushes at a slightly slower speed. Speaking of the roller brushes Shark did something i haven't seen on any vacuum cleaner that i personally own and that is they have implemented two distinct roller brushes on this unit. The forward brush seems to be a solid soft style brush while the rearward brush is a standard style roller. Im not exactly sure what the main function of this design is ( possibly to aid in deep cleaning) but what i can tell you is i noticed a distinct difference on my hardwood surfaces. I noticed while vacuuming my hardwood floors it seemed to almost polish my wood surface. I'm not saying it gave it a true polish where i could see my own reflection in the wood but what im trying to get at is that it cleaned it beyond just picking up debris. It was as if it was dusting the floor while picking up debris. The vacuum also comes equipped with an allergen seal and a hepa filter making this an ideal cleaner for pet owners and people with really sensitive allergies. The waste cup is a pretty decent sizing holding more than enough to clean a whole house. My house is 2500 sq. ft. and i had no issues with the waste cup filling up before i was done. Another great feature this waste bin has is a hands free release. What i mean by this is they seem to have implemented a design that one of my other vacuum cleaners has which is adding a triangle type cylinder in the waste bin to help remove all the debris. What this appears to serve as is a hands free dump method meaning simply hold it over the trash can press the release button and everything falls out without you have to stick your hand in there and manually pull out dog hair or human hair for that matter. Lets get to some of the functions of the P50 lift away mode. This feature allows you to detach the main unit from the vacuum allowing you to hold it on one hand and also detach the wand allowing you to attach your desire head to fit the task at hand. I think for me personally this is where it really shines. The fact that i don't have any cords in the way is a plus and means i can take this unit anywhere at any time to complete any task. So i put this unit to the test to see what it could handle. First up was cleaning the stairs. It made getting up my stairs to clean them alot easier and had plenty of suction power to pull my pet hair right up from the carpet. Next on my list was my wifes drapes. I wanted to see if it could clean the drapes without the suction power being to powerful to rip them right off. I have to admit i was a little nervous to try this test cause i knew two things, one this vacuum was putting out some good suction and two if i ripped those drapes my wife was gonna kill me. To my relief with the right attachment it cleaned them perfectly without pulling on them to the point to where i felt they would tear and break off. Next it was on to the cars. With the fact that i have no cords to worry about this meant that i could take this vacuum out to my drive way and hook up what attachment i needed and easily clean the carpet, cup holders and even my dashboards with ease. I think this is where i truly saw the suction power shine. I have messy kids and the crevices between the seat are always filled with food or other types of garbage that are hard to get out. The wand removed everything and i mean EVERYTHING!!. My car was starting to look like a car again and i could hardly tell i even had kids. Here's the thing guys i can go on and on about all the things you can do with this unit but that would be a waste of time. The main thing i want to get across is that the suction power and design of this unit allows for you to clean any mess no matter how deeply it is embedded into the fibers of your carpet and also allows for awesome hardwood service cleaning. It does a great job of getting into hard to reach spots including the crevices of your sofas or seats. If for some reason you can't pull something up you have to the added feature of a boost mode. The run time may not seem long to you but that all depends on what mode you use this unit in. One thing i would like to add that may help in your buying decision is this. While the price may seem steep i can honestly say that Shark builds some of the best units i have ever seen. I personally own 3 other Shark devices which include 2 robot vacuums and a corded upright. I have owned them for 3 years and have not had a single issue or regret. The quality that Shark puts in its design means that you can rest assured that your money is an investment that will be well spent. Please do yourself a favor and pick this unit up, i don't think you will be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    ion p50 vs dyson v8 absolute

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    I'm a commercial cleaner for over thirty years. I purchased both the ion p50 and the dyson v8 from dyson.The winner is the ion p50. Pros: Longer battery life on regular mode and in my opinion better suction.The weight of the stick is on the bottom with is less fatigue on my wrist.The best part of the ion p50 is at the push of a button you can switch from carpet to hard floors.I had to bend down constantly to change the dyson heads;plus you have to carry the other head with you while cleaning.The battery is much easier to charge away from the stick.Just pull it out and put it on the dock charger.It also stands up by itself.ihad to lean the dyson on something so it wouldn't fall down.Lastly;i had no problem with just using the carpet mode on both carpet and hard floors.My job is all about my tools being easy to use and the ionp50 a great addition.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A very impressive cordless Vacuum - I like it!

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    Ever since Dyson started designing and selling vacuums that look like some sort of alien space weapon from a superhero movie, other vacuum companies were quick to follow the trend. Why buy a boring vacuum that looks like your grandmother owned, when you can have one that George Jetson’s maid Rosie would be proud to use? I’m not immune from being dazzled by brightly colored polystyrene molded and snapped together to form a vacuum cleaner. These type of vacuum cleaners are likely to be a fad, and when the pendulum swings back we’ll all be clamoring for art decor-styled vacuums built out of formed aluminum shells. You read it here first! The ION P50 is a newly released upright cordless vacuum from SharkNinja. It is a futuristic looking machine, designed around Shark’s patented DuoClean technology and a 28.8v Lithium-Ion battery pack. As with most all vacuums it comes with a multitude of attachments to tackle all of your cleaning needs. But the primary attachment is its powered head unit. I use this attachment ninety percent of the time. It’s a nicely engineered component that really works terrific. Before you can start cleaning, you have to charge up the battery (just like you would your smartphone). Figure on up to four hours to recharge a completely drained battery. It’s a Lithium Ion battery so there’s no worry about a memory effect shortening the life of the cells. So when your done cleaning, no matter what the battery level - simply plug it back in to recharge until you need it again. That said remember this is a battery powered vacuum, so you are limited to how long you can run it (unless you buy multiple batteries). You cannot run this vacuum off the household AC, so keep that in mind. Depending on your needs this may limit you. In my case it’s perfect! I own a small robotic vacuum that takes care of most of my condo, then I use the P50 to finish cleaning the areas that the robot vacuum can’t reach. They make for a good tag team to keep my carpets, and hardwood floors very clean. In the month since I have owned the P50 I have averaged around 30 minutes of vacuuming before running low on juice. The powered head unit a little less time, than the non-powered attachments. There’s also a “boost mode”, which increases the vacuuming power, when you need it just press a button! But you will drain the battery much quicker in this mode - so use sparingly. The battery chemistry is nicely matched for this application since depletion of energy is fairly linear. Other cheaper battery chemistries might not work as well since they tend to lose amperage as they drain down. Kudos to the SharkNinja engineers for using Lithium Ion. I found the P50 to have more than adequate power to clean my carpets (and wood floors). I would say it isn’t a powerful as an AC power unit. But, the convenience of no wire and plug outweighs the small difference. My carpets are pretty clean already (and fairly new), and there isn’t a lot of traffic over them. So my vacuums have a pretty cushy job at my home! With the power head in place the P50 does take some getting use to. The entire unit weighs 12 lbs., but the weight distribution feels a bit lopsided to me… The power head feels much heavier than the rest of the unit, so it’s bottom heavy. Which is likely true in most vacuums, but swivel on the Ninja power head moves around almost too easily. So you have to constantly adjust how much pressure and in which direction. Once you get the knack of it moving the vacuum head around is quite effortless. But I’ve noted that it can be a bit of a pain if you need to vacuum stairs, or other areas where you need to pick up the power head off the floor and move it to a different location. Again, this is a huge nitpick. When the P50 is in Lift-Away mode it is incredibly easy to use. It is amazingly lightweight in this configuration. Particularly in a minimalist mode where just an attachment is connected to the main body. I found myself going out of my way to clean hard to get areas simply because I could and it was oddly gratifying. The P50 in this configuration also found its way to our cars, where it did a great job cleaning out the sand from the summer months. The dirt collection cup holds a decent amount before needing to be emptied. It’s easy to unattach from the main body and carry to a trash can. So much easier than other vacuums I’ve used. The P50 features a HEPA filter enclosed in a sealed area of the vacuum. Shark claims this combination filters out particulates down to .3 microns. I don’t know how to test that! Hah! So, I’ll just believe them. I will say that I do notice the filter getting discolored over time. I don’t have allergies to dust, but for those people that do - this is a huge plus for a vacuum of this type. In conclusion I give this vacuum two thumbs up, and recommend it. The only problem I’ve had was with a poorly designed plastic clip that keeps the hose attached to the back of the down tube. It broke within the first week that I started using the P50. Super glue came to the rescue, and so far it’s holding. I was disappointed to find that the P50 didn’t come with a bag to keep the attachments in. It seems a little odd because there’s no obvious place to put the attachments. Cost cutting measures probably eliminated a bag, but I would have paid another dollar to the bean counters to include one in the kit. SharkNinja sells a plethora of attachments for the P50, and ‘yes’ you can purchase an attachment bag… If you need a cordless vacuum that is powerful, quiet and pardon the pun “sucks well”, you need to look no further. The P50 works great for me, I like it a lot and I think you’ll like it too!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Convenient replacement for upright corded...almost

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    PROs: - The easy-activation ION boost button right near your thumb quickly engages maximum "sucking power" for performance that actually approaches a corded upright - Slings its weight low with the battery pack down by the canister, filter and motor so 1-handed operation is still smooth and easy despite being a bit on the heavier side for a cordless (about 12 lbs) - Some of the brightest LED headlights I've seen on a vacuum thus far--brilliant for dark corners, under furniture, finding crumbles & crud on a hardwood floor, etc. - The power head is perhaps on the smaller side (about 8" across), but there are edge-to-edge brushes that help sweep debris into the rollers/suction-zone - Shark knows 'quick release' very well--a simple button press near the top of the canister and you can easily 1-hand lift the battery/motor/filter unit off the roller head to convert to a 2-handed portable unit for furniture, cars, stairs, drapes, etc., or a 2-handed stick vacuum to reach carpeting WAAAAYYYY underneath beds and dressers - With the power head/rollers running, it honestly does do a great job of grabbing dust, hair and debris from floors and carpets; definitely no complaints in that department CONs: - The extra attachments don't store in/on the unit so you'll have to find a separate location to keep them handy - Unlike some other Shark cordless models, this one does NOT keep the ION Boost's extra suction engaged with a button press; instead, you have to continually hold the boost button down for sustained maximum power - Advertised battery capacity is about 50 minutes; we only got 27 off a new battery pack with mixed ION Boost/regular speed suction Summary review: I get the sense that this vacuum aims to fill the gap between Shark's more capable mid-tier corded uprights and the smaller, more convenient, but less aggressive cordless units. In that sense, it performs quite admirably--the combined perimeter fixed brushes, the hard-floor soft-roller, and the deep clean brush roller, coupled with a motor that can be powerful enough to hold its own against a corded model--all really do a great job of surface, spot, and deep cleaning for both carpets and hardwood floors without having to constantly stop and relocate to a new wall outlet. Like most of Shark's models, this one wears its heavy/bulky parts low on the unit so you're hard pressed to fit the powered brush head deeply under beds and dressers in its upright configuration. Thankfully, you can quickly and VERY easily remove the motor/canister with just one button push, lift the whole assembly off the power head, and then you have a stick vacuum in one hand with the motor unit hanging in the other...it's a very handy design feature that allows seamless transition to a configuration that will extend the power head's reach by several feet for cleaning wide/long swathes under even king-sized beds. Despite this thoughtful design decision, I would have gladly accepted just a tiny bit more bulk to the main unit for onboard storage of the crevice tool and upholstery brushes. I also would have liked the ION Boost mode to stay engaged with a button press, or least stay engaged for a minute or longer, rather than me having to hold down the boost button the entire time--though it's not awkward to do so, it became frustrating for working on carpets that needed a bit more TLC because it felt like the boost setting should have been the default setting all along. We've also got a pretty big house with three levels--the P50 didn't last more than half an hour doing what I consider to be "normal" carpet and kitchen floor cleaning that benefited from both regular and maximum suction power. Granted, we knew going in that engaging the boost would cut short battery capacity between charges so it's not like the Shark didn't perform as advertised, but at least for those of you with a bigger house intending to use the P50 to meet all your cleaning needs, you might want an extra battery pack handy unless you don't mind waiting around for a recharge in between rooms/jobs. Still, when it comes to a vacuum cleaner, the main concern should always center on suction--does this cordless stand up well to its more powerful corded competition? I'm happy to report a "qualified yes." Suction power on the P50 actually does approach that of a corded upright model when using the ION boost mode--just be aware that keeping maximum power engaged can dramatically shorten battery capacity for larger jobs. In its default (i.e. lower power) setting, you will definitely get a LOT more vacuuming time and performance should be good enough for most of your quick-cleans, floor clearing, or smaller vacuuming jobs...there's just not quite enough oomph for really serious deep carpet (or maybe car floor mat) cleaning without a sustained boost from the motor. Still, if you have a small apartment or simply need something cordless to move around for touch-up vacuuming right before company arrives, this one will more than capably fit the bill.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Another Stellar Shark Product

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    The Shark ION P50 comes at a steep price, but if offers a great deal of versatility. First off, I am huge fan of lift away vacuums because I think carrying the bulk of the vacuum in one hand while having a light wand in the other is much easier to use and handle during extended periods of use. This is by far the lightest vacuum I have used and both my wife and I are very appreciative of how easy it is to operate. Having owned other Shark products in the past it was fairly easy to get this setup straight out of the box. Everything is engineered perfectly to come together in a series of clicks and snaps. Overall it only took me about 5 minutes to get this thing going once the box was open. The power and mode selection are conveniently located on the handle as well as the boost button. This makes it very simple to switch between hard floors and carpets and engage extra cleaning power if needed. It should be noted that in order to maintain the boost mode you must hold down the button. Though this vacuum does have a smaller head, it actually makes it more effective in getting in those tight spaces and stairways where the cordless units were built for. It comes with several attachments that I would say are standard for Shark products, dust/crevice attachment and a furniture tool. Like many have said, there is no on-board storage for these attachments but it is really not the end of the world, it certainly makes a better case for purchasing the dock for this vacuum. On the first full charge we got around 40 minutes of cleaning time out of it with some mixed in boost time, it certainly got the job done for light detailing around the house. I would not say I would completely replace our corded vacuum with this, but that is mostly due to the size of our house and our 2 dogs and cat. Pros: -Lightweight -Long lasting battery -Very quiet operation -Lift away style, easy to carry and use, stands on its own (upright) -Duo clean brush grabs large particles and hairs off hardwood effectively -LED lights help see in low-light areas -HEPA filter Cons: -No Zero-M Technology which would alleviate the need to clean main brush -No carry/storage bag for attachments For our home this is an excellent compliment to our corded vacuum which allows us to to perform some fine detailing in between those periods of heavy house cleaning. Convenience is the main seller here, while the Shark brand and performance seal the deal for me. Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works well.

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    Owned for 10 months when reviewed.

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    Vacuum works well but battery life is much less than advertised. I probably get about 30 mins of life vacuuming hardwood floors and a couple rugs. The vacuum itself is designed very well. Having th battery and debris canister off the handle makes the vacuum much lighter. And you can take the canister off the main stem to get under furniture easily.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Love it

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

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    I love my vacuum and I especially love that I can have a backup battery ready to go for those days I need it. The only thing I would change is the brush roll because with three pets it tends to get clogged in no time causing me to constantly clean it. With that said, it’s a small price to pay to be able to vacuum up everything from leaves and cereal to sugar or any other fine material. I also have a rechargeable dyson and a dyson dc40 and when it comes to maneuvering this one beats both of them out and it picks up the stuff on the floor the others won’t. My family loves this powerful vacuum and we now vacuum drastically more since it’s so easy to take out and use.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Versatile, yet powerful with a modern design

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    The Shark ION P50 Powered-Lift Away IC162 Cordless Upright Vacuum cleaner is an overall versatile, powerful, quite well-designed, and not too noisy when operating. I was truly impressed what it would pick up in terms of dust, hair, and other particles when I cleaned my carpets, amazing! The carpet looked and felt so much cleaner after "shark-ing" it. It also handles very well gentle hardwood and tile floor cleaning. Just make sure you select the right mode conveniently placed on the handle. There is no automated switching between modes, which was fine by me. I truly appreciate the cordless operations of this vacuum cleaner which greatly enhances versatility. Shark provides Lithium-Ion batteries, which is totally awesome as this battery technology ensures constant same-speed operations until depleted. Competitor products come with Nickel-Hybrid batteries which go slower and slower until depleted. In the instructions it is stated the battery would last up to 50 minutes. I found this to be true for hard floors, but that number will go down to about 35 minutes when cleaning carpets, understandably so, as it the brush speed and suction is much higher compared to the hard floor program. Recharging the battery takes about 3.5 hours, so for bigger homes, if this is the only vacuum cleaner you want, you may want to consider getting a spare battery. Plus-side of things: - Easy assembly - HEPA Filter - Bagless operations - Cordless with Lithium-Ion batteries - Decent time of operations with one battery load - Cleans carpets, hardwood floors, and tile floors - Lots of useful accessories/tools Not so plus-side of things: - Cleaning Path Width is only 10 inches - Feels too plastic-y - No on-board accessories storage Rating: A well-deserved 4 stars in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A worthy replacement for a full size vacuum

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    I have to say I've been skeptical of these various vacuum companies moving away from the plug-in full size vacuums to these battery powered more portable devices, but this one was a pleasant surprise. I have owned some of the other portable style vacuums from the other major brand in this market segment and have been less than wowed by them. Sure they get the job done, but when compared to a full size vacuum, it just didn't cut it. The Shark ION P50 is well on it's way to making me a convert however. First, the vacuum itself is lightweight and easy to maneuver. It's not difficult to push or steer it even with the motor attached to the stick. I had feared it might be too heavy but it really isn't. The dual-head system pics up everything I've managed to put in front of it and even cleaned up more stuff left behind by our other vacuum. I was shocked to see how much stuff this vacuum cleaned up on what I would have considered already clean floors. Next, unlike most stick-style vacuums, this one is capable of standing up on it's own. It doesn't have to be mounted in a wall and you don't have to keep it near a plug because the battery pack is removable, which I have to say is one of the greatest things about it. Being able to put it in a closet and charge the battery pack somewhere else is a very smart move and one that I think every other brand should consider doing if they are in the stick-vac market segment. The battery life is phenomenal, and I would hope it would be based on the size of the battery. I was able to vacuum all of the carpet in my house and all of the hard floors in my house and I was still in the first bar (of 3) of power on the battery pack. In addition the dust cup is much larger than most vacs in the segment. The vacuum has a carpet and hard floor setting, both which worked well and didn't have any issues picking up anything in front of them, but if it did there is a 'boost' button as well that provides a boost of power so long as it is held down (if the head is attached). It will stay in boost mode without the head attached and can be toggled off or on. In terms of mobility and maneuverability, it is definitely no slouch. It has that nearly 'zero turn' thing that most current generation vacuums have, but its light weight does lend to a couple of minor issues. The marketing material shows people vacuuming with the motor unit in the non-dominant hand and vacuuming with the stick. I found this to be an entirely pointless activity, as the stick is too lightweight. You find that when you pull the vacuum back towards yourself, it tends to lift up the head so it is no longer making complete contact with the carpet. The added weight of the motor on the stick prevents that. The only other gripe I have is it does not edge walls and baseboards very well. Many other current vacuums have the brush running almost completely to the edge. This one has a solid inch on either side of the brush to the edge of the head which makes getting in close a lot more difficult. Overall I'm definitely happier with this vacuum than the previous stick vac I had. In fact I'll definitely be reaching for this over my full-size any day. Pros: Good suction LONG battery life Separate battery from main unit Lightweight Numerous attachments Cons: Edging is poor Too light without the motor on it when using it in floor mode

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good purchase

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    Owned for 10 months when reviewed.

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    I am very happy with this product. It delivers what it promises. The battery is adequate for a two-bedroom house to be vacuumed. I bought it at a discount that is why I liked this. However, I am not sure I would've bought it at the full price.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Shark ION cordless has power!

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    The Shark ION P50 cordless upright packs a lot of power. Out of the box, there are a few simple pieces to assemble which took maybe 5 minutes. The battery can be charged 3 ways... In the charger, directly into the battery to the power source or with the battery in the vacuum, plug it in. I have used it a few times now and it still has power, so I don't know how long the battery lasts. I first vacuumed a small area and was very impressed with the amount of dirt/dust/cat hair in the cup. I removed the canister and pressed the button to release the dirt into the trash. Very easy. Everything is marked where to "press" for easy release. The vacuum was easy to manipulate - easily steering around objects, and the handle makes it easy to push/pull. Also, the power button is on the handle near the buttons to switch on the bare floor roller or the carpet roller. There is also a "boost" button which increases the suction - I particularly liked that as using it left those nice vacuum steaks on the carpet. However, I did find it to be somewhat heavy for a cordless. I am used to a cordless stick vacuum. It wasn't too heavy, just heavier than expected. It does come with a few on board attachments which is nice and as I said it vacuums very well. Overall, I would like it to be smaller... But it does have plenty of power... So I guess I have to give up one for the other. Though I wouldn't recommend it for a full house vacuum, for an extra vacuum for that quick pick up, it works great

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great cordless vacuum...

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    Unboxing the Shark cordless vacuum was fairly painless. It took just 6 steps, one was charging and installing the battery to get the unit up and running. It comes with 3 attachments...more on that in a second. Basically you attach the wand to the DuoClean floor nozzle, attach the handle to the wand, then the pod and hose to the wand. The attachments included are the duster/crevice tool, brush, and upholstery tool. My issue with them are that with this unit, attachments are one of the features of the vacuum, yet there isn't a place to carry them on board. I've found that with all of my Shark vacuums, attachments are an afterthought. The snap on caddy I have with another model is poor and tends to either get in the way or fall off during use. With this model, the choice is to purchase the charging pad (not included) and place the attachment there or do what I have and tie a grocery bag to the handle and carry the tools with me. Who wants to walk back to the station to get tools. I guess you can carry them in your pocket as you vacuum! Shark needs to design a better solution and it's the reason for 4 stars. What I like. This model has dual headlights and I like having lights low to see traffic areas. The battery is a good design and looks sturdy. It does come with a charging cradle that you can set on a counter or it's small enough to store in a drawer until needed. The box states a 50 minute use time, I haven't had a chance to drain the unit to find out. It does have 3 indicator lights on the battery to easily see the status. The power lift off, the ability to remove the handle or wand and add an attachment are great features. I can easily use the handle to clean furniture, the wand to do edge work and the lift off in areas that don't work well with the floor nozzle. As with most vacuums, the Shark has a couple of filters that will need cleaning and eventually replaced. Just factor in an additional cost down the road. All in all the unit is a 5 star vacuum. I just have to take one away for the poor accessory design. With the clip on rail behind the wand, maybe they could have the crevice tool attach to it. Not carrying the brush or upholstery tool would have been acceptable, but I use the crevice tool with every vacuum session.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Grabs everything

    Posted .

    The double brush rollers are very good at what they do, the vacuum had absolutely no problem picking up loose debris and cereal(my kids usually drop), on any surface. I was actually very pleased with how good it cleans hardwood and tiled floors. The hose is very easy to click out, and run along the edge, to pick up the few stragglers that the roller just can't reach. The battery feels like the heaviest part of the vacuum, I was a little disappointed by the 30 minute average run time, but for most purposes I think that will be fine, as the suction and rollers work great to get virtually everything, with the first pass. It's nice that when you separate the canister from the rollers and stand there is a flexible hose that can be used with the accessories, offering a greater range of uses, like on; stairs, ceilings, shelves, cars, etc... I was also a little disappointed that there were no clips or handles to affix the accessories to the vacuum. So, I keep them in a separate bag in the closet. As I stated earlier the rollers do great at grabbing everything from the floor, but proved to be a little problematic in one room of mine, where the cats have created burs in the rug. 30 seconds on that rug, and the roller was jammed up, as it pulled a bur, and sucked a large strand of carpet fiber into the rollers. It was easy to remove the carpet strand, but I think I will definitely be avoiding that room with this device. A lot of the other vacuums by Shark and other companies offer new snag free rollers, but then again, those rollers don't provide the grabbing power and polished floor look , that these brushes offer. Overall this vacuum offers great flexibility being cord free, and convertible from floor stand to just canister. The canister is easy to empty and has a washable filter. The suction is great, and even offers a suction boosting button, for bursts of extra suction. It even offers 3 different options on how you can charge the battery( 1 option needs additional purchase) The battery makes this device a little heavier than expected, but worth the sacrifice for the cordless features.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome features, one fatal flaw

    Posted .

    This vacuum has some amazing features -- it's cordless and has every bit of power as a plug-in machine. It's light weight and very well designed for maneuverability, and the battery lasts long enough to get most of your vacuuming done. It has all sorts of configuration options so you can use it as a canister, a stick, or a normal vacuum to take care of any job you'd have. It has bright headlights, great to see what's in your path. The biggest surprise for me was just how quiet it is. Somehow it has phenomenal vacuum power without sounding like a jet taking off. It also has a turbo button for when you do want it to sound like a jet. One thing I really like about it is they put a lot of thought around the long-term use of this; all the key parts are removable so you can untangle and unclog the rollers and wash the filters. With all those outstanding features, there's a huge problem with its overall usability. Maybe I'm spoiled, but for this price and compared with all the other vacuums out there I would expect this vacuum to have some kind of tool storage. There's no place on the vacuum to keep tools handy and no wall or floor rack for storing the tools. As I was unpacking it, I was digging in the box for any way to keep the tools. I have an older Shark vacuum that came with onboard tools storage clips and even a wall hanging rack. But there wasn't anything and I almost cried. Well, not really, but now I'm stuck with these crevice tools and no real good way to store them or keep them handy while I'm vacuuming. It looks like they make a base for it, so I'll probably get it, but it seems kinda lame to have to order a $60 part that should probably have come with it. It's a keeper, I really like this one and it easily replaces any corded vacuum, I'm just a bit disappointed by the inconvenience of having no way to store tools.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very Good Value for a great vacuum

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    There’s really nothing I can complain about this vacuum. Very light. The bin is a good size. This thing sucks up EVERYTHING. The extensions come in a box so they’re not all hanging in the vacuum. Only bad thing is you got 30 minutes to vacuum...and it take about 2 1/2 hours to charge. But you can always buy another battery that cost like $60. Honestly most convenient vacuum I’ve ever bought.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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