Written on: 22/02/2010
I was extremely disappointed with this product. It looks, and is, overcomplicated.
On a positive note it has a very powerful suction but the positives stop there.
The dust cylinder did indeed fill up quickly not apparently with dirt but with a cream coloured fluff/pile from my cream lounge carpet!
I found it quite a lot heavier than my previous cleaner despite its lightweight description.
It is impossible to clean under furniture or the bed ,the ball is too big and the hose attachment is inflexibly angled so that it doesn't make contact with the floor when held at a low level.
The hose for high level cleaning is awkward and very difficult to stretch out to its fullest extent and even then it is 2 steps short of the top of the stairs. Too much like hard work as it requires a certain amount of strength to stretch it out (on the plus it quickly recoils back into the start position!)
All in all, it falls a long way short of the all round vacuum cleaner that I was looking for and seriously over priced.