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OK while it lasted but now won't charge
When new this dustbuster was fit for purpose on floors - good suction and boost function is helpful. Used by elderly lady for minor and occasional spills so has not had a lot of use. Extension piece impossible for older person with arthritis to use. Will no longer charge which I now read is a problem a number of reviewers have experienced. Looks like I also will be throwing my B&D dustbuster away as batteries are not replaceable. Won't buy another B&D dustbuster.
Purchased in May 2018 at The Good Guys for $120.00.
Never used a WORSE product.
Exhaust fan blows directly onto whatever you're trying to vacuum scattering it everywhere. Tried using in car and it blew dust out every crevice in the vacuum. Suction completely useless.
Purchased in January 2021 at The Good Guys for $99.00.
nice bit of cleaning kit
lightweight and strong suction, great to clean up my dogs hair on the floorboards! Dont know why i didn't get one earlier, cant wait to use it in the car !
Purchased in August 2020 at The Good Guys for $99.00.
I bought this and got it changes once and now again its playing up doe snot charge at all and runs fore few minutes after on all the time. Not happy with the product
Purchased in July 2017 at The Good Guys for $98.00.
Gutsy little mean machine
I have had this little beauty for a few months now and it never fails to impress me. This was a replacement for an earlier B&D model which sadly died. However, this new Dustbuster has an impressive amount of power and a turbo charge which really ramps up its heavy cleaning ability. It is easy to charge with a battery indicator on the top of the appliance. The power cord also plugs into the top of the Dustbuster which is an improvement on the earlier model. It feels like a good quality item and is not too heavy to hold. It is great for cleaning...your car and I can clean the whole car without having to rush the job, because the battery lasts a long time before it's time for a recharge. The flip-down brush on the end is a versatile addition, as is the extendable nozzle. Cleaning out the filter and barrel is as easy as 1-2-3 and I really do reckon this is a winner for me :)
Purchased in June 2019 at The Good Guys for $97.00.
High on ambition, low on performance.
The Black & Decker Dustbuster DVJ320J is a very aesthetically pleasing hand-held vacuum cleaner. Designed with portability and maneuverability in mind, the manufacturer presents us with a very light-weight unit of a fairly decent built quality.
It has a handy extendable telescopic nozzle, which is great for reaching those hard to reach places, like between the seat and the center console in your car, or under the couch. The vacuum also has a non-detachable fold-out brush at the tip of the nozzle, which is very handy for when you need to dig ...in a little deeper into the carpet fibers while you're cleaning. The fact that brush is non-detachable is great, as it stays on the unit ready to be extended at any time, preventing you from losing it, as is often the case with vacuum cleaner attachments which often fall off and get lost when not in use. Unfortunately, that is where the praise for this vacuum cleaner stops. Advertised at 15 minutes of use from a full charge, the weaker than expected suction on the unit simply does not allow the user to get the most out of the 15 minutes of power which this vacuum is capable of delivering. The inadequate suction power means that when coming across an upholstered surface, one has to go over it again and again in order to get the job done. And considering how much upholstered surfaces one comes across when cleaning a car, you can easily knock the advertised 15 minutes of use down to 5 to 7 minutes of actual thorough cleaning. And with a lengthy charging time of 5 hours before the battery is full again, one simply does not get much use out a full charge before having to plug it in again to charge. To make matters worse, with average monthly use, the 15 minutes of charge form a full battery dwindled down to about 50% within the first 6 months of use, eventually failing to charge altogether at around the 11 month mark. After searching the web for replacement batteries for this unit, one will also find that the internal batteries are not removable and not replaceable for when the unit falls out of manufacturer warranty. This vacuum cleaner would have benefited from a higher capacity battery at the cost of added weight and bulk. At least it would have then provided adequate suction and use time for real world applications, such as regular car vacuuming. Otherwise, I would imagine that it performs the task of vacuuming spilt cereal off a kitchen bench extremely well, as advertised in the product video on Black & Decker's website.
Fantastic Suction and light weight.
Super suction for a very small and light handheld device. Has a nosal with a retractable brush attachment on the end which is very handy for fluff. It's very light to hold and battery lasts for hours. It works well on all surfaces, especially hard. Has a handy "boost" suction for that extra oomph which is very powerful. I can't believe it's such a small light device but ultra effective.
Bought the Black and decker Wet Dry Dustbuster and tried it once before returning it as the power suction was useless. very happy with this one.
Purchased in March 2019 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $100.00.
Great for a while
This vacuum is a great option if you don't mind it lasting a year or so. Once the battery dies (which is sooner than you would expect) you will be faced with the sad fact that you can't replace the battery, nor run it whilst plugged into the charger. So.... you just have to throw the entire device away. Great investment!
Purchased in September 2017 at The Good Guys Physical store for $120.00.
Every Day Cleaning Friend
This handheld Black & Decker Vacuum Cleaner is quite helpful for lighter cleaning, especially in the Kitchen area.
There are few characteristics I particularly like: lightweight, low noise, dual speed and easy to clean bagless feature. In addition, this cleaner is colorful and very effective. It has a long-lasting lithium battery and comes with a 2-year replacement warranty. My wife is a heavy user of this machine and very happy with its performance.
I bought this Cleaner from Harvey Norman, Thomastown Store for a discounted price and would like to highly recommend anyone who wants to by a handheld light vacuum cleaner.
Firstly it was quite expensive. It is just no good. A vacuum cleaner should suck up dust - that's all I ask! It has a really sad brush on the end, which is just useless. I was hoping to vacuum up dust on shelves, but it is hopeless. I'm not surprised it's discontinued. I returned it.
Great suction for a small hand held
Was very shocked when first using this to clean the car. It's light weight and lasts just above an hour and takes a few to full charge. Which isn't very bad at all. The sucktion isn't perfect but it gets the job done and can also be used inside the house for small messes
Excellent spot cleaner
We have an unfortunate combination: new carpet and young kids. Spill happen so we own this, Lets just say it gets used a lot! Its a classic dustbuster but pretty powerful as it has modern Lithium batteries. Its easy to whip out, way to empty. Gets the job dome very well indeed. Going 4 stars as it could be a little more ergonomic but overall very good.
Good and easy to use
The machine is strong and easy to use. This is product is perfect for a quick clean.. Purchased from Harvey Norman. With the rechargeable lithium battery gives a great flexibility for this machine. Never regret to buy this. We use it to clean our car as well as small area in the house.
Great for the first 2 years
I purchased in 2015 as my existing one died after approx. 7 years (brand unknown). It was more than I wanted to pay for a Dustbuster yet I figured it was a reputable brand so I did anyway as I just cannot be without one. I found the suction good & unit runs well albeit a bit noisy but I expected that as it was a more powerful unit than my last one. Unit is easy to use, a good weight, looks good & recharges well. I use it regularly for small pickups & vacuuming the car. However, in the last 6 months I have noticed it no longer charges properly ...& runs for only about 15-20 secs before totally dying. I had hoped it would last at least 3 years for the $98 I paid. As I now need to purchase a new unit I am left wondering if I want to pay even more money for the same again.
The suction is average. I thought by the price and the brand name that it would have much better suction strength. Easy to use and easy to dismantle, clean and reassemble. Recharging is easy but power lasting is also rather average. I did expect much better, but it is not too bad.
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|Category||Handheld Vacuum Cleaners||Handheld Vacuum Cleaners||Handheld Vacuum Cleaners||Handheld Vacuum Cleaners|
|Bin Capacity||0.5 L|
|Running Time||15 min|
|Suction (Air Watts)||25 AW|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
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