does the job
It sucks ok, its easy to use, for cleaning the car, gets into all the knocks and has a brush that helps move more stubborn hard dirt. . its not that noisy, and has enough charge for a reasonably quick car clean. that's why I got it. You can keep it in the car but charge it first. Good if you have messy kids.
Does the job - but design is little to be desired and pricey for its limitations
For the most part, the suction seems quite powerful. I think the battery life was stated by the Godfrey salesman to be around 15-18mins which is ok. But it runs on NiCd (Nickel Cadmium) batteries which is really old technology and infamous for having a "memory effect" if not completely drained.
Furthermore, for a household name like Hoover, we were a little surprised and disappointed not just with the battery, but also the design on the throat/intake passage. Don't know the engineering explanation behind it, but the intake nozzle turns 90° t...o the side. That means if you vacuum up a furball, it will easily get stuck between the intake passage and the side wall of the dustbin, blocking everything else you try to vacuum after that. The smooth plastic is a bit prone to scratches (comparing with our previous Breville BHV9 which had a more scratch-resistant matt plastic. The Breville was also capable of wet or dry vacuuming, but weighed a lot due to its heavy lead acid battery. It was also half the price of the Hoover) The caddy / charging station seems more of an afterthought, with the extra extension tubes hanging off an extra piece of plastic which screws onto the base. Using the extension tubes together does give you good reach, and kind of turns it into a stick vac if you like the convenience of that. The base gives off a blue glow when on charge, a nice touch but the light failed on us after a few weeks so Godfreys had to replace the charging stand.
Not too bad
Does the job. Sucks up dust, and dirt. But probably not fine particles like dried soil type of dust. It's got a longer flat pipe for hard tor each places. But it's also got a roller brush which helps pick up more stuffs than the old school ones. Pretty strong for a hand vac already imo. But of course, can't compare it to a real vacuum cleaner. i use it for my car only.
Little Vac for my car
Bought this for my car. Easy to recharge and put in the boot ready for cleaning. The suction isn't so so good but it does the job if the car is vacuumed properly once with a stronger suction vacuum cleaner then just top it up with this little one. Perfect for those little messes, not so good for pet hair though.
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Questions & Answers
What should I do if the Blue light on the base of the charging unit is no longer illuminating?
The light may have just gone out, is the machine still charging?
Replacement charging stands can be purchase through your nearest Godfreys store or over the phone by calling 1800 815 270.
Part Number: 33201479
The Hoover Team
Why does the blue light on my handivac not illuminate anymore? It’s also not charging even tho the red light is on?
There may be an issue with the charging station or the battery.
We would recommend taking these into your nearest Godfreys store to be booked in for further inspection.
The Hoover Team
Is the charging light (red light by the handle) supposed to turn off when charging is completed? I've just purchased this and noticed the red light still glowing after sitting in the charging dock for 24 hours.
The red light on the handle and the blue light on the charging stand will be illuminated when the machine is on the charger and it is turned on, these lights do not turn off once the machine is fully charged.
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|Category||Handheld Vacuum Cleaners|
|Bin Capacity||0.5 L|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
- GTIN13: 9326491588959
- MPN: CH96518V
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