It’s not often that I go completely nuts over the way a handheld vacuum cleaner looks. I’m all about performance and value for money, rather than essential aesthetics. Nevertheless, I occasionally come across something that makes me do a double-take. In the case of the Shark WV201 dustbuster, this thing pretty much had my jaw on the floor.
Seriously – take a look at it for yourself! It’s got to said that the Shark WV201 dustbuster is perhaps the most gorgeous-looking handheld vacuum cleaner on the market right now. Sleek, sexy, and stylish as it gets, you can’t help but want it the first time you see it. But it’s not all about style without substance at least, according to the manufacturer.
Not only does this vacuum look the part, but it’s also said to be one of the most versatile and powerful dustbusters money can buy. Small in size, as light as a feather and apparently capable of tackling everything from awkward corners to problematic pet hair. Bold claims for any dustbuster, but even bolder for a device that looks as good as this.
Suffice to say, and I had no choice but to test it out for myself. I was already in love with the way the Shark WV201 had been put together, but what would it deliver in terms of performance when put to the test? Let’s take a closer look at this super-slick handheld vacuum cleaner.
Shark WV201 Dustbuster Review- Features
Let’s be honest – you’d expect something seriously special from a handheld vacuum cleaner costing around $100. This dustbuster is approximately three times more than you’d pay for a more generic dustbuster, so you’d be right to have pretty high expectations. As to whether or not the Shark WV201 Vacuum cleaner justifies such a price…well, it depends on your personal preferences and priorities.
The official size and weight specifications of the vacuum (according to the manufacturer) are
- Product Dimensions – 16.5 x 2.5 x 2.4 inches
- Item Weight – 1.4 pounds
- Shipping Weight – 3.35 pounds
All of which makes this fantastic-looking vacuum cleaner beautifully compact and lightweight. Pick it up just once, and you start to understand where the extra money goes – it’s like no dustbuster you’ve ever handled before.As for the rest of its features and functionalities, these are the primary selling points of this dustbuster, according to its manufacturer:
High-Efficiency Brushless Motor
This dustbuster is one of the very few handheld vacuums you’ll come across to boast a cutting-edge brushless motor. This translates to extraordinary suction power from start to finish, along with a significantly longer lifespan for the motor and the vacuum as a whole.
As detailed above, this is a seriously lightweight handheld vacuum that really couldn’t be easier to work. Not only this, but every aspect of the device was designed with complete balance and comfort in mind. Long story short – it’s an absolute joy to use.
One-Touch Debris Emptying
There’s also a pretty cool one-touch emptying system, which at the touch of a button opens the chamber and releases its contents into the trash. You don’t have to get your hands dirty to empty this hand vacuum when needed.
Duster Crevice Tool
The duster crevice tool included in the kit is absolutely perfect for reaching into more difficult corners, while at the same time tackling those all-important cleaning jobs in the car.
Multi-Surface Pet Tool
Perfect for pet-friendly households, the Shark WV201 Handheld vacuum cleaner also ships with a multi-service pet tool, designed to make light work of even the most problematic and embedded pet hair around the home.
Stylish Charging Dock
The charging dock can be positioned in just about any corner of the home for convenience, while also providing storage for the various accessories the kit includes. This Shark dustbuster also boasts significantly faster charging than most generic handheld vacuum cleaners.
Shark WV201 Dustbuster- Pet Hair and Allergies
The combination of powerful suction, an excellent multi-surface pet tool, and an advanced filtration system makes this machine the perfect choice for pet-friendly households. Put to the test; the Shark Vacuum WV201 outperforms almost any comparable dustbuster on the market where problematic pet hair is concerned.
Even deeply embedded pet hair in carpets and on soft furnishings is no match for this thing. It’s when you tackle more difficult and demanding jobs with the Shark that you begin to understand where the extra money goes. Great for keeping things fresh when you have pets about the place.
- A simply stunning handheld vacuum
- Very lightweight and easy to use
- Unrivaled power and performance
- Shipped complete with multiple accessories
- Beautifully balanced design
- Excellent for pet-friendly households
- Perfect for the home and the car
- Battery life limited to 8-10 minutes
To be honest, there’s only one thing about the Shark that slightly disappoints. As mentioned by quite a few buyers, it has a total run time of around 8 to 10 minutes from a full charge. Needless to say, that isn’t much most dustbusters average at least 20 to 30 minutes. Nevertheless, you need to bear in mind that the kind of power and performance you have in the palm of your hand during these 8 to 10 minutes is extraordinary.
The Shark WANDVAC WV201 dustbuster isn’t designed to clean your entire home – it’s made to tackle everyday dust and dirt between deeper cleaning. Longer battery life would be great, but it’s still an exceptionally impressive piece of engineering when you see what it is capable of for yourself!