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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Stairs

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    sgriesch
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    The ZS350 Shark Rocket vacuum is a corded ultra-light stick vacuum. It is a bagless vacuum with several attachments and a wall storage mount. Prior to this purchase I used an upright lift-off vacuum for my floors and crevice tools and a separate battery powered vacuum for my stairs. I saw this and thought that it could be a good replacement for my battery powered vacuum that seems to run out of power before I can complete the entire stairway. Let’s start with accessories. The vacuum comes with the handheld vacuum, cleaner head (floor attachment), a wand, 5” crevice tool, pet multi-tool (unpowered), precision duster, and a wall mount. More about the vacuum. It comes with a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty. There are two settings that control the speed of the brushroll in the cleaner head. Setting 1 is for bare floors and area rugs. Setting 2 is for high pile carpets. There are two filters that are washable, and it is recommended by Shark to wash once a month. The cleaner head has LED lights that shine toward the front. The upright design puts the motor and collection container near the handle. You need to be comfortable pushing and pulling an object that weighs roughly 8 lbs (estimated) in order to use this. Using the vacuum. The Shark Rocket is pretty versatile in the fact that it has tools to do most surfaces and is designed to get into smaller places. I had some trouble using it because I was so use to the upright style. The weight is at the top instead of the bottom. It seemed more awkward to maneuver that the upright. The cleaner head is narrower than an upright, so it seemed to take longer to vacuum because I had to take more passes due to less coverage. You couldn’t stop and move something without having to completely lay the vacuum down. It doesn’t balance standing up. These are all things associated with the stick vacuum design, not necessarily Shark’s product. Ironically, some of these qualities proved useful in certain cases. The narrower head design could reach places that the upright couldn’t. Having a handheld vacuum was easier than dragging around the lift-off canister that I was used to. These were trade-offs due to the nature of the different product types. I tested all of the accessories except the wall mount. There’s an option to store it standing up by releasing the handheld section and mounting it near the base, so I didn’t use the wall mount. The wand is a simple tube. There’s no telescoping, so the length is what it is. The crevice tool had an odd notch in it, but it didn’t seem to affect any of the cleaning properties. The pet multi-tool was a normal flat suction tool with an optional rubbery accessory to grip things like hair. The precision duster was the attachment that surprised me. I looked at it and thought that it wouldn’t be useful at all. Then, I used it and found that it was super-handy for the area around the bottom of my stair balusters. The brush tip would move the dust and dog hair and it sucked it into the canister. The flexible tube made it easy to maneuver, and the small-sized end was great to get between the balusters. The only problem with all of these accessories is that there’s no place to attach them to the vacuum. You have to store them separately and go retrieve them when you need them. Suction. This vacuum has very good suction power. I have two dogs with different types of hair (coarse and soft). The Shark Rocket was able to pick it up quite easily. Collection container. The dust cup is smaller than what I have on my upright, but it is considered a larger container than most for a stick vacuum. It has an odd shape, and I thought that it would be hard to take off and put back on, but it wasn’t. It was actually really easy, and I didn’t make a mess when I removed it. Using it for stairs. This is what sold me on this vacuum. My battery powered vacuum would run out before I could get finished, and on top of that I still had to use the lift-off to do the crevices. With the Shark Rocket I didn’t have to worry about power. Because it’s corded, there’s no battery to run down. I don’t lose suction because of the lack of power. Since it wasn’t losing power, it actually cleaned better. Also, the accessory tools did a good job. I was able to combine the handheld, wand, and crevice tool which allowed me to not have to bend down to do the area where the carpets meet the baseboards. For me, that was a back-saver. Overall, this is a good vacuum. I had trouble getting use to something new, but for the design it really works well. As far as recommending the Shark Rocket, it depends on how you will use it. If you are vacuuming an expansive floor space, then you should look at something else. If you have multiple surfaces, stairs, or tight spaces then this vacuum may be a great option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Full size power in a low profile design

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    Kotor
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    This vacuum has the power and suction of a full-size vacuum in a go anywhere, reach anywhere, low profile design. Setup: The components fit together perfectly and can be easily configured in a few different ways. Once I did it a few times, it is easy to use and configure. Design and Use: The two basic configurations are: standard floor and hand held. In the standard floor mode, the steering and maneuverability are the best I have ever used. I can get to places with this vacuum that I could never reach with my old vacuum. It comes with a nice assortment of attachment tools that can be used to reach the tightest of spaces. Even though this vacuum is slim and light, it is very powerful. The powerful suction deeply cleans, and I was impressed with how much dust and particles it captured. I was especially impressed that the brush roll does not get tangled. I don’t know how it works, but can confirm that it does truly works! No more cutting annoying hairs and fibers out of roller head. The dust cup is very easy to snap on and off, and I like that it empties straight down with the push of a button. Just hold it over the trash can, and the particles fall straight in. The hand and floor sections have bright LED lights. The hand vacuum is especially useful for keeping an automobile clean when used with the crevice tools . Another feature I REALLY like is the extra-long 30 foot cord that allows me to do a lot of cleaning without having to change outlets as often. Verdict: There is a lot to like about this vacuum. It is lightweight, cleverly designed to have several different configurations, has a ridiculous amount of suction, and goes places other vacuums could never fit. Tips and Tricks: There are two configurations for storage. The configuration I am using is to place the hand unit directly on top of the floor section. This allows me to store it upright on the floor. The other configuration is to hang it on the wall using the included wall mount.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Too bulky to be handheld, to weak to be upright

    Posted
    DavidJr
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    Maybe it’s because this is the first stick vacuum I have ever attempted to use, but I was not impressed. For the good side of things, this vacuum can get into places not many others can. When using it as an upright you can lay it nearly flat and get under low tables. You can detach the Zero M cleaner head from the bottom of the wand, attach the pet multi-tool and then reach your ceiling. It has an LED light on the main unit and a couple of them on the cleaner head. It was super simple to assemble and just as easy to convert into the various configurations and empty the canister. It is fairly light weight, but bulky in size. Essentially this is like one of them handheld battery operated vacuums, but with a 30 foot cord. Though you don’t have to worry about charge and potential loss of power, this one isn’t much more powerful. Just trying to vacuum pet dander off of my couch left a lot to desire. Having the XL capacity dust cup is also what adds to the bulkiness of it and makes using it as a handheld even worse. It comes with a precision duster tool, which includes a short hose. Had they made that hose possible to attach the pet multi-tool or crevice tool it might have impressed me a bit more, but you can’t. This little duster tool made me feel like I should be dusting doll furniture and the way it is designed you can’t get very strong suction with it, so using it in crevices was useless. Being that the main piece of the vacuum is intended to be handheld, when using it as an upright, it is extremely top heavy. There’s no letting go of this while you are vacuuming and then coming back to it. You must lay it down or take it apart every time or it will fall over. Leaning it on a wall works sometimes, but the slightest off balance and it is in the floor anyways. This also leads to odd storage. Though it has a wall mount clip, if you aren’t using that, you clip it to the wand, then wrap the cord around the wand and store like a regular vacuum. When stored like this, it actually took more space than my Shark Duo Clean upright (pictured). Another thing, and maybe this is just my unit, but there are three filters, two inside and one on the bottom. The two inside can be accessed from the top that says “Clean filters monthly” while the one on the bottom is near the plug and just says “Clean filter.” Once I removed the cover from that filter, it continues to pop off, especially when the vacuum gets a hard suction and releases quickly. So I have this cover and filter just randomly popping off the handheld unit all the time. I like Shark, I have an Ion Bot and the Duo Clean, but this Rocket Zero-M handheld stick vacuum does not do it for me. It’s too cumbersome to use as a regular vacuum, too bulky to use as a handheld vacuum and really not more powerful than a cordless vacuum.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No more LEGO disappearing acts. Thanks, Shark!

    Posted
    DakotaDan
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    I realize now I was crazy, but I expected this to act like a traditional vacuum. It doesn't. It's super speedy because of the compact size, but much of the bulk you usually have to push around with a traditional vacuum is instead being held in your hands. I have the usual amount of strength you expect from a 30-something Mom with a day job, but it felt a little heavy using the vacuum. I got more accustom to it as I use it, so I don't think that will have a huge impact on my use, but you have to go in expecting it. Of course with the compact size, you don't cover nearly as much territory quickly so I wouldn't use this to replace my standard vacuum to cover the whole house, but there are definitely jobs where I will look to this Shark to get the job done...like my 6 year old son's room. This worked like a dream. There's a light on the wand and vacuum head so you get a little extra visibility to all the randomness you risk vacuuming up in a child's room. Whoops! There goes that small piece of paper that was part of a "project" they've been creating for a couple hours. And if you manage to miss something, there's a little compartment that pulls the pieces out separately so you don't toss them with the dirt, dust and cat hair you vacuumed up from the floor. How many Moms or Dads out there have had their kid asking about the one LEGO piece they can't seem to find? You can always blame that darn cat that seems to love feasting on tiny LEGO pieces, but deep down you know it was probably vacuumed up a day ago and it wasn't loud enough to get your attention. Sure, they should take better care of their toys, but who likes having a LEGO project that's missing that one piece so next thing you know you're contacting LEGO to try to get a replacement. If only you sorted through that dusty, dirty, hairy dirt cup on your vacuum cleaner every time before you threw out that dirt just in case. Alas, who has time for that! Now the vacuum does it for you and you get to save the day. Thanks, Shark! Other highlights include the wand. You can quickly detach it from the vacuum head and get into the nooks and crannies to pick up every last bit of dirt. Super easy! I plan to put that feature to use in the car. You know it's always too dark to see every little spot where you really need to get the vacuum and then a little sunlight highlights every little spot you missed. The light on the wand should solve that problem and it's a little more compact than the wand on my Dyson so it should get in between the seats and those tiny spots when I vacuum the car. There's a bunches of other tools for a variety of jobs. I look forward to dusting my drapes and trying it out on a few other little jobs where the traditional vacuum sometimes fails me. All in all, I would recommend this Shark if you have a small space or need a vacuum that can better accommodate your needs in some of those more unique cleaning situations like drapes, car seats and the dangerous bedroom floors of small children.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great quality & features . . . some comfort issues

    Posted
    TECHBEENGOOD
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    SHARK - Rocket Zero-M Bagless Pet Handheld/Stick Vacuum: Shark's stick vac has very high performance and a useful selection of features. The Shark Rocket Zero is designed to prevent hair wrap (pets/humans?) as you vacuum and we had no problems on that front. It’s also designed to be versatile, switching with minimal fuss or effort between a handheld vac with a few attachments (wand or brush) to a motorized floor or carpet cleaner (2 speeds) with a swivel head (lighted) that makes maneuvering easy. We especially liked the relatively easy and manageable design that allows an average strength person to vacuum drapes or high door trim. The motor balance and lighter attachments encourage all sorts of height challenging cleaning tasks. SETUP is no-instructions-needed easy. Everything aligns and fits together intuitively. The cord has a logically placed wrap and there is even an attachment that lets you snap an extra attachment to the primary wand. Cleaning out the large dust collection bin is also very easy. The clean, simple design of the Shark makes the process neat, and again, fuss free. COMMENTS: I always test noise level, and unfortunately, this is as loud as most other stick vacs on the market. At 1 meter the lower speed is 80db, with a high pitch, measured by my uncalibrated iPhone App, and the higher speed is 85dB. Shark’s larger uprights measure 10 db quieter. My quiet home is typically 40-45db. This seems to be the trade-off you make to get high suctioning from a small, light-weight motor. (It’s also a great excuse for noise-cancelling headphones.) Be aware that the typical stick vacuum design forces you to make a few trade offs. There’s no concern about power delivery . . . it’s corded. Sharks’s cord is fairly lightweight and wraps conveniently, but it’s long and you have to deal with it. This is a lightweight, powerful vacuum, with average bulk. However, that means the motor weight is all in the top of the handle, even if it is decently balanced. Shark provides a hanging bracket for your wall because the vac will NOT stand freely. And, YOU, not the floor, are supporting the weight of the motor during your vacuuming task. Test the weight in the store, because you may find it fatiguing. SUMMARY: The Shark Rocket Stick vacuum feels and performs like one of the better designed corded stick vacuums. It has a very high quality feel and finish. It solves a lot of vacuuming problems. My rating addresses my issue with the noise and “weight fatigue” factor. I was impressed with the performance and features of the Shark Rocket.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    versatile and powerful

    Posted
    Bappy
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    I have a Shark Flex duo which is a similar design, basically the Shark Rocket Zero-M Stick Vacuum is a what I would consider an updated version. This model has less "flex" which in this case my wife said is improved as the Zero-M seems more secure and controllable. As for the cleaning, the suction is on par with other vacuums of this type, picked up lots of dust and dirt from medium depth carpet, easily transitioned between hardwood floors, linoleum, tile and very low pile carpet surfaces. Also due to the design of this unit you can pretty much clean under a king size bed without much of a struggle. Very bright LED lights on both the powered brush portion AND on the base power head, which is handy when using the tools with the power head portion. Easy to switch between cleaning modes by disconnecting the stick portion and using attachments, almost using it as a hand vac, attachments also connect to the end of the stick portion to provide a lot of flexibility for different use cases, although the suction when using the edge tool with a brush not as strong as you would like, but does the trick for cleaning air conditioning vents in home and car. Genius idea to be able to see through the bottom of the rotating brush as it helps with knowing when hair needs to be removed. I believe the brush is designed to maximize the amount of hair suctioned up, minimizing how much hair remains in the brush. The dirt collection cup is large and has good capacity, love the small metal collection area for things you might want to retrieve if you accidentally vacuumed them up. The only real issue my wife had with this vacuum is the handle is a little too big to grip for long period of time, as with most vacuums, it is like holding the middle of a baseball bat. The quote was “Would be awesome if someone would design a vacuum with a small grip with women’s hands in mind!” Overall this is another great product from Shark, there continues to be notable effort made to design efficient, powerful units which evolve over time with incremental design improvements. Pros: - Powerful and maneuverable - Multiple configurations and attachments for cleaning flexibility - Long power cord - Easily cleanable, with washable filters Cons: - A bit loud - Handle grip is a bit thick

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent secondary vacuum cleaner

    Posted
    Mahtin
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    I got this handy vacuum cleaner for secondary jobs, not to replace my primary vacuum cleaner. For stuff like small spills, upholstery, stairs, window blinds, etc. The very first positive surprise was how light this unit is when in the handheld mode. Without any accessories attached to it, the handheld weights slightly above 3 lbs. The next positive I found was how relatively quiet it was in the handheld mode. The noise level was much lower than I expected, so the next natural question I have asked was if the suction was any good with such a low vacuum noise. And it was good, much better than my prior handheld. Now, if you attach the floor cleaner, the sound level will depend on whether you set the speed to 1 (for bare floors) or to the speed 2 which is for the high pile carpets. The speed 1 was still quiet as in the handheld mode. The speed 2 though became much louder, though still bearable. I tried both speeds on the carpet and the speed 1 was enough to clean it. Presumably speed 2 would be even more efficient. I do like the versatility of this unit. For example, you can use it as a handheld and still attach the main cleaner head (the one with the rolling brush inside), or you can use it as regular type of vacuum cleaner if you attach the wand between the unit and the cleaner head. It works also well if you are trying to reach out high with the wand attached, not heavy at all. One of the most interesting included accessories is the Precision Duster, which is a medium length hose with the crevice at the end. It proved to be both very effective and convenient solution to vacuuming window blinds. The unit comes with the clip that you can attach to the wand and then in turn you can attach two of the accessories to that clip. Very handy. They hold well, do not fall off. I was curious far low the unit (with the wand attached) can go for those under the bed or other pieces of furniture jobs. The clearance at the cleaning head is about 3 inches, then then the hook on the wand increases it to about 5 inches as you push it in under the furniture. So, it can get some, but not all the way in. Still I was able to cover about a foot length under my bed. The dust container is on a smaller side (as I believe it was intended) but big enough for smaller jobs. Removing the collected dust is easy and can be done in one of the two ways, either without removing the dust container from the unit or by first pulling the dust container out of the vacuum (and leaving the rest of the vacuum behind). The manufacturer recommends cleaning the filter monthly. The filter itself is on the top of the unit and very easy to access. Overall, I am very happy with this unit. It is light, quiet (except the speed 2 if using the big motorized cleaner head), easy to use, it has a very good suction. It is easy to empty, filter easy to access. Recommended for the types of jobs it was intended for. Two thumbs up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great mini vac

    Posted
    Batlacit
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    Lately it seems like there's an abundance of mini vacuums like this which occupy the space between a dust buster and a full upright. Ever since getting a robot vacuum I've been kind of interested in them since while the robot isn't quite thorough enough to eliminate the need for an upright vacuum, it always seems like a huge waste to drag such a huge machine out for detail work and the occasional dog related mess that's more than the robot can handle. The Rocket in particular drew me thanks to the self cleaning brush head which promised to keep hair and fur from jamming the mechanism. After using it for about a week, I've sadly come to the conclusion that it's not quite the compact powerhouse I'd hoped for that will finally let me get rid of my upright. But it's also a lot better than the oversized dust buster I'd worried it could turn out to be. The brush does a decent job of picking dust and fur out of carpets and hardwood floors, and the lightweight design makes it easily the most nimble vacuum I've used when it comes to getting around corners and into hard to reach spots. And while the anti-tangle system isn't perfect, it was a noticeable improvement over both the robot and the upright when it came to tackling the metric ton of cat hair that can materialize overnight. I also was very pleased at how easy it was to dump out the dust cup over the garbage - a process that at first looked like it was going to be much more complicated than it needed to be Unfortunately, its compact size is also its downfall when compared to the upright. When I used it in rooms where the robot can't reach, it managed to pull an impressive amount of dust and dirt and left things looking great. But in the living room, which receives a daily automated cleaning, it barely seemed to pick up anything while the upright (run right after the Rocket) managed to fill about a quarter of its bin with stuff it had coaxed out of the carpet. I'd like to emphasize that the Rocket didn't do a bad job at cleaning - in fact you'd probably be hard pressed to see the difference. But as someone with dust allergies, that last bit of difference is potentially a big deal for me. I'd definitely recommend this thing for college students or anyone who just doesn't have the space for a big vacuum. And it could easily replace a robot to do quick day-day sweeps though heavily trafficked areas. But I don't think we're quite to the point where a unit like this can replace a traditional upright yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent & Lightweight Vaccum!!!

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    Selva
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    This is the best vacuum we have ever used. Once out of the box you will notice the instructions and assembly took less than 10 mins. The design of this vacuum is excellent and light, easy to use, versatile. I have used it in multiple places in my home and it worked flawlessly with no issues. The powerful suction pulls the dirt from far places. The canister is transparent and it will reveal how fast it fills. It empties without any need to contact the dust. The simple design of the attachments and detachable hose makes them useful. With low profile attachments, it becomes relatively easy to reach under the sofas and tables. I have used on hard floors as well as carpets and it provides deep-carpet cleaning, and powerful suction to pick up debris from hard floors. The bagless technology saves time and energy with no bags to buy or replace. The suction is really good with 120V motor. The Crevice tool allows you to clean in tight spaces with combination of dusting brush/upholstery tool helps you clean your furniture thoroughly. With the touch of a button, this vacuum cleaner transforms into a lightweight, portable handheld vacuum to take your cleaning above the floor - on furniture, stairs It comes with .2 gallon dust cup and holds good amount of dirt. The 30" cord enables you to clean a large area before needing to change outlets. Filter has to be cleaned every month and It is top of the unit. I will say that this vacuum works very well everywhere in any type of floors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sad to say goodbye to the good ol' broom...

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    insomniak1
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    To be frank, I have only used a dust buster and broom in my home until now. So, my opinion comes from someone that really has not had much experience in using vacuums (the dust buster does not really count, in my opinion). Upon opening the box, my first impression is that there were many parts to be put together. I generally dislike figuring things out and having to follow long or complicated instructions. However, to my surprise, it turns out that I did not even need the instructions. The parts were easy to identify and made sense when finding out what went into what. All parts fit nicely and cleanly, with a satisfying click or tightness. Well, I began using the long tube and slim head first to get to some places and crevices that have always been a problem for me. The vacuum itself is not heavy at all so carrying and maneuvering around on one hand, was not an issue. The suction is rather strong and consistent. Next, I tried the pet-brush tool on an old couch that my chihuahua uses a lot and I had pretty good results. I only struggled a bit on deep corners, but the vacuum took care of all visible hair (my pup is white, and the couch is dark brown). Then, I used the long neck tool and cleaned under the TV stand, couches and dressers. While one may still have to duck and sometimes get on all fours, cleaning was so much easier than using the good ol’ broom. That’s a big plus. Using it in the traditional vacuum mode, it works very well. It picks up everything and sure beats kicking dust around. It has pretty good mobility and worked well on my area rugs. Lastly, I even used the pet-brush to clean the top-side of the ceiling fans and my desktop PC’s fans! Cleaning and emptying the dust reservoir and system is very simple and does not really create any mess. Overall, although I will miss the movement of a regular broom and dustpan, it looks like they will be replaced by the SHARK - Rocket Zero-M ZS352 Bagless Pet Handheld/Stick Vacuum. This is definitely an easy recommendation for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great vacuum with one gripe

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    Dawntastic1
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    This vacuum is replacing my 7 year old Shark, which still works, just not as well anymore. First off, once opening the box I was put off that I had to put it together... all I saw was pieces and assumed the worst. But to my surprise it was super simple and didn't even need instructions honestly. I got to vacuuming and right away noticed it had the same suction my 7 year old shark once had, but no longer possessed. I am not used to using this kind of vacuum though so having all the weight pretty much in my hand was concerning (I have neck/shoulder issues). I loved how well this vacuum maneuvered, I was able to reach spots I wasn't able to before, which was nice. I used it as a handheld to reach all the cobwebs on the ceilings and upper corners. While it worked like a charm I noticed it got heavy after awhile, since all the weight is in the part you're holding onto. I paid for this later with severe neck and shoulder pain, still feeling the affects today honestly (it was yesterday). A person without these issues probably wont be affected like I was, which is why I didn't take a star away for it. Emptying the dust compartment was as simple as pushing a button. You are supposed to take out the filters and wash them monthly to keep the suction strong, which shouldn't be a big deal as they are super small. I also tried out the "are rug/bare floor" setting on the door rug inside the entrance and it worked like a dream. It didn't pull too hard to wear it was sucking the rug in, it simply glided across it. All around I will say this is a very nice vacuum with convenient features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Stick Vacuum, with minor annoyances

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    FutureP
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    Our old vacuum's motor started to make some noises so we determined it was time to get something new. I wanted to get something a little easier to maneuver to make it easier to clean sofas and rugs so we decided to get this Shark stick vacuum. Getting the vacuum out of the box and setup took all of 5 minutes and it took that long because I wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything because it was too easy. Connect the stick to the motor on one end and the cleaner head on the other and you are all done. This comes with an attachment clip and a couple of attachments. Very self-explanatory, which is a good thing since the instructions don't show you how to use them. We vacuumed a rug and the living room with the old vacuum and then did it again with the Shark. The amount of dirt that it picked up was surprising since it was just vacuumed. We dog sit for our daughter's dogs a couple of times a week and this one picked up a lot of hair missed by our old vacuum. One thing that annoys me is when products are shipped without all the necessary parts to complete the setup. There is a wall mount provided; however, they don't provide screws or anchors to install them. Other than that, this vacuum does what it is designed to do. It cleans carpeted floors, rugs, and upholstery very well and I would recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Jaws for your carpet

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    MemphisTechieRN
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    The whole time I was testing this vacuum I'm embarrassed to say I had that horrid shark song playing in my head. With that out of the way.... In testing, I vacuumed a moderately sized hallway as well as the master bedroom. Before the results: The vac seemed to me at least to be more "top heavy" than any I have used before. Perhaps this is just a hallmark of a stick vacuum - but it was very cumbersome. In addition, the (removable) attachment holder got in the way. Especially if you also stored the hose via the supplied Velcro tie. It just didn't feel secure to me. With those two negatives out of the way..... This thing really did pick up a TON of stuff. Just moving into this house, I'm unsure if the previous owners just didn't vacuum regularly, or if they used an inferior vacuum. One thing I do know is they had a brown Labrador and the cup was almost full of its hair just doing the hallway alone. So I emptied the supplied cup - and did it over again. This time, it picked up dust and debris that appeared to have been VERY deep within the carpeting. The same occurred in the master bedroom. The cup filled three times with their dogs hair. And twice with the dust/debris. So, being a stick model, and not meant to be a "vacuum your whole house" unit, I thought this was rather impressive". It would take one quite awhile to do that (unless you're in an apartment or small dwelling) since "head" is smaller than your regular vacuum. So I disconnected it from the head and got down to business with the stick. This had tremendous suction, and was able to dust in all the nooks and crannies. Again, very impressive. One other thing I should mention is that the cord is considerably long (in the 25-30 foot range (????) perhaps.) The only reason I docked 1 star is due to the issues mentioned at the start of this review. Otherwise, this vacuum is definitely one you would want for small areas or dusting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    very powerful for it's size

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    Aaronxx7
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    Believe it or not this compact vacuum can clean just as good as most full size units. While it doesn't have the exact suction as some of the higher end uprights, it does a great job. I vacuumed my rug yesterday in one of our high traffic areas of the house, the rug didn't look that bad, so surprisingly there was more dirt in the dust cup, then I would have figured. I immediately ran over the same areas with my full size vacuum, and got hardly any dirt in the canister. This Shark did a great job with it's first run. I also love the "tangle free" roller, no snags or pulls on any of my rugs, and no hairs wrapped around the roller either. Because this unit is so light, it's easy to just whip around the house and keep a fast pace. Plus the roller head has the most versatile pivoting head I have ever seen, and it's the perfect width to run between the legs of all my chairs, so I hardly have to move anything. This compact vacuum even comes with some attachments. I particularly like the tiny wand for cleaning electronics, and pc keyboards, it works very nice, especially with the slide down brush on it, to help loosen particles in between the keys. I also decided to see how easy it would be to remove the floor extension, and vacuum my car with just the handheld unit, and attachments. I would have liked a flexible house to go between the attachments and the vacuum, but I was able to clean the car back to "like new" condition, the rugs looked awesome, and with the tiny wand I was able to remove all the dust around my radio and instrument panels, (this worked awesome). My only complaint about this vacuum is that the roller head seems to make more noise than the vacuuming motor itself. But the unit does come with a power switch that lets you run the vacuum with power to the rollers, or without( for bare floors).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty solid unit

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    RandallFlagg
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    UNBOXING: There are just a few parts, the motor (handheld vacuum), wand, Zero-M cleaner head, crevice tool, pet/upholstery tool, wall mount, and precision duster. Be careful unboxing and throwing out the packaging as the cardboard has very sharp edges. ASSEMBLY: Easy peasy. Plug wand into cleaner head and plug/attach motor to wand. Untie and wind up cord. Use the attachment caddy/holder to put crevice tool and pet tool on wand. I’m not sure how the precision duster attaches to the assembled unit. The downside to the attached tools is they get in the way and tend to fall off the wand as you’re using the unit. IMPRESSIONS: This unit is as good if not better than my current Shark stick vacuum. The unit picks up very well. It can be a bit top heavy for some users. Also, for shorter individuals, the wand seems a bit long. It would be great if there were a way to shorten the wand or to have an additional shorter option. For my mom who is 5-foot-tall, it was a bit tall and she had quite an angle to keep it at a comfortable position. After testing out the unit, I was looking at how to store the unit and unlike my 2-year-old unit, this Shark has a convenient tab on the cleaner head. It’s shaped like the wall mount, but on the head and you can detach the motor and hang it right above the cleaner head. It allows you to still wind up the power cord. That said, the long power cord is a welcome addition too. Nothing worse that buying a vacuum with a short cord, having to go from outlet to outlet. Overall, I’m happy with the unit. Weight can be an issue for some, but not for me. The extra large collector holds a bit more than my older model. The wand as said needs a way to be adjusted, but I’d still recommend Shark machines over other brands I’ve used or own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Satisfied

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    Shopper36
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    I exchanged the Dyson - V6 Animal Cord Free Vacuum - Nickel/Purple I purchased for this because of the Dyson’s 20 minute battery life on that cordless model. I am pleased with the Shark. I decided on a corded model specifically for the unlimited battery life. It does the job and cleans better than I expected. The dirt cup holds quite a bit and the storage is very compact. Beacuase all the weight is in the top part of the handle you can’t store it as is but there is a very handy hook at the bottom for the top. I originally bought this for cleaning the stairs but now use it for the whole house. Gave only 4 stars due to all the weight being at the handle and cost. Why are vacuums sooo expensive? I also like the lights on this model and that the base attaches directly to the top (minus the extender pole) something many other models of a similar product don’t do. This alone makes tackling the stairs bearable without killing my back. I have a shark upright. So, if you have one too, you know what to expect. This won’t disappoint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Portable Vacuum

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    OmieOne
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    I really enjoyed this vacuum as I needed a handheld/full vacuum for smaller rooms in the upstairs and I didn't want to lug my full size vacuum up and down all the time. Not being battery powered might be seen as a downside, but for me it is not. The power of this thing being plugged in is worth the hassle of dealing with a cord. For cleaning rooms, carpet and hard floors, this thing ingests all the dirt and hair. Honestly the power is equal to my full size in a nicer smaller package, the dirt cup is large and the fact it can act as a handheld vac is handy. It was really easy to do my stairs for once. I also enjoyed there engineering, if you don't want to wall mount, it breaks down so it can rest without the top heavy vacuum falling over. Very well designed. The few times I've used it to clean I've been impressed and very happy. If you need a vacuum for cleaning, don't let this form factor put you off, its perfect to do a whole house and bit easier then say a full size vacuum without giving up the power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unexpected feature

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    pMurphy
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    This is our second shark stick vacuum. Our other is cordless. This one definitely has more power. We like that. The cord is plenty long so you can reach across any room. It has great suction. I feel like it picks up dirt and hair on the first pass. One feature I do not like is it won’t stand up on its own. So when you stop for a moment and want to unplug or move something you either have to keep holding the vacuum or lay it down completely. It is top heavy and won’t stand on its own. But the unexpected feature was with this one when you detach the top it has a resting place at the bottom of the vacuum. Our cordless one did not have this feature so you had to keep the main unit separate from the stick portion. Now you can clip the main unit to the bottom of the stick and stand it in the corner or wherever you choose to store it when not using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hits all the marks!

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    AverageConsumer
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    Simple Review: This product works perfectly for even the worst of pet situations and could not recommend it more. Extended Review: Opening the box you will see you are given everything you should need except the screws to use the included mount. When it comes to performance all I can say is you get everything you want and need. My situation is I have two very hairy dogs that cover everything. This made it a breeze to easily pick and vacuum up and didnt feel the need to have to go over it several times like I've had to do with the vacuum I had before. My only gripe or small complaint is the small cartridge or bin. Wish it was a little but bigger. All in all its great and for you pet lovers out there it might be the perfect vacuum for you. Hope my review helped.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great multi-use vacuum

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    Kristof33
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    Great suction and vacuuming ability. Makes nice lines on the carpet like a freshly vacuumed carpet or mowed lawn. Attachments are useful. It turns into a Hahdheld vacuum that works good for getting in the couch or stair cracks. My only complaint is it's top heavy so it doesn't stand up on its own which is slightly obnoxious but comes with a attachment to hang it. And the base could be a couple inches wider for more coverage but then it also wouldn't be able to get in small spaces, so that isn't a big deal. Very surprised and pleased with the amount of power.

    I would recommend this to a friend