James Dyson: Pioneer In The Vacuum Industry

While we have not yet reviewed Dyson for any handheld vacuums, Dyson is a great name in the vacuum industry and a pioneer in the vacuums that do not lose suction

Check out Wired’s fantastic interview of James Dyson

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The Eureka 71B Hand Vac Video Demonstration

The Eureka 71B Hand Vacuum is often at the top of the bestseller list of hand vacuums. Definitely popular, especially with its unique “riser visor” feature

Here is a video demo we found


And our own review is here

Would You Buy A Second Hand Vacuum?

An interesting discussion thread about the pros and cons of buying a second hand vacuum (as in USED and not as in a first then a second) has appeared on Gizmodo

We did chuckle a bit a we do troll for news on “hand vacuums” and saw this search result show up in our reader (nice play on words!)

However as vacuums are expensive in general it is an interesting question.

It is not so relevant to hand vacuums themselves since they are at a lower price point, but reading through the discussion is interesting. As you might expect the motor is the #1 factor in vacuums and has a certain number of uses. Take that into account. They definitely last a long time, but without knowing the mileage on a motor as they do not have mileage counters like cars, it is a tough guess and we always like new

Dirt Devil video demonstration of the cordless BD10045RED

Nice youtube video here


Dirt Devil made its name in the hand vacuum market decades ago with its trademark red Dirt Devil hand vac.

They continue to be one of the most popular brands today

You can read our full review of the Dirt Devil BD10045 Red Hand Vac here

Hand Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide from ConsumerSearch

The folks at Consumer Search have put out a nice little nifty buying guide for hand vacuums.

You can check it out here.

As we have mentioned before, the general idea of hand vacuums is that you are paying for either battery life or suction, rarely both.

And you will rarely find a hand vacuum running time of longer than 15 minutes.

That being said, here are a few things to consider.

  • Cord or Cordless
  • Check out the specs for battery and run time
  • Check size and weight and maneuverability
  • Check out the size of the dirt canister
  • Check out filter features: washable? replaceable? quality?

Check out the Consumer Search website for this article for more info.