My girlfriend and I live in a small one bedroom apartment. We were looking for something to clean up the random dust balls, but we didn't need (or want to spend the money on) a vacuum cleaner. This little guy filled the job perfectly. We use it in short spurts to clean the various nooks and crannies in our apartment and to tidy up the couch. It has no problem picking up our messes, and the filter is easy to clean so you can be sure it will always be working efficiently. I can definitely recommend it.
In my experience, the battery life for all Dustbusters is relatively short-lived. I usually buy two at a time- to compensate for the quick dying battery because after about a year, they do die after only a few minutes of cleaning. I am super happy with this one! It is much lighter, quieter, and not as messy to empty. I was hesitant due to the other review complaints about it not having a "dock" for charging. I actually ike the plug in much better than the dock. I don't hang my Dustbuster on the wall, so it is convenient. As for the noise... it's 14.4v! NOISE EQUALS MORE POWER. If you don't like the noise, go lower on the volts... but don't expect suction. It has been over 5 years since I purchased my old 14.4v Dustbusters and this one is a million times better. I will be buying a second.
Almost as good as upright vac, does great with edges and corners, picks up everything. Battery kinda fades, so that after a year it runs for only 2-3 minutes/charge. Which is OK, if you just stagger your use.
Battery life is fine, read the instructions, you have to let charge for 24 hrs before use.
I used after 3 hrs and it died quick, then let charge for 24 hrs and it last longer than I've ever needed it for .
1. strong suction.
2. very handy
3. leave pluged in all time for best results. works as a night light.
4. COLLECTS ALL DUST. so clean filters often for continues strength in suction.
5 love this machine and I'm not usually a Black and Decker guy.
6.I would recommend to family and friends.
The charge only lasts for 5-6 minutes. It is heavier that less powerful hand held vacuums. It also doesn't have a charging stand or bracket. It is great for quick pick ups when you don't want to bother getting your main vacuum.