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Never worked well.
Does not pick up even the smallest particles, very noisy and expensive piece of rubbish. Big mistake buying this machine. I am still having to use a dustpan and brush.
Purchased in January 2021 at Kogan.com for $189.00.
Shark eats them all
When I was shopping for a hand held small vacuum cleaner, the obliging shop assistant showed me a range of different products, well known brands. As I needed a vac mainly for small jobs and a car cleaning, I was not prepared to spend too much money on the machine. The cheaper ones lack any suction to speak of. Going from one product to another I realised that indeed, you get what you pay for. Then the assistant showed me unusually looking SHARK ION cord free hand held vacuum and demonstrated its suction. WOW!! I couldn't believe that such small...vacuum can be so powerful. The price was right too. I paid $169 for this little beauty and I do not regret the purchase. The SHARK not only looks great and because of its size it is easy to store. But, more important, it performs effortlessly, its mighty suction picking up just about anything it its way. The battery lasts 10 minutes before it needs to be recharged. It may not seem very long but evidently it is on par with its competition and 10 minutes is actually enough time to carry on small jobs around the house or car. Obviously the machine is not intended for anything else than small cleaning jobs. An integral part of the vacuum is a rather small cup button which I found to be quite adequate again for small cleaning jobs. It is very easily emptied by sliding the dust cup button forward thus opening the cup and releasing the debris. Cleaning the dust cup and filter is a straight forward matter too. The ON/OF button is conveniently located on the handle. When in use the machine is quite noisy but it is not unbearable. The button illuminates in solid blue when the vacuum is in use, is blinking when the battery is low and fades in and out when being on the charger. It takes a mere two and a half hours to charge the vacuum. The SHARK comes with Duster Crevice Tool cleverly incorporating a brush, and a Multi-Surface Pet Tool. Both accessories sit neatly in the double pocket Onboard Accessory Storage. Naturally, the vacuum comes with ION Charging Dock. Two-year warranty is applicable which is industry standard these days. I was so happy with the product that I bought another one for my garage! It is not often that I write such glowing review, but in this case it gives me a real pleasure to thoroughly recommend this product.
Amazing portable and cordless vacuum cleaner
The most amazing feature about the Shark WV203 is the fact that it is cordless. Fully charged, I can vaccum my whole car inside without an annoying cord. What are the highlights from my personal experience using the Shark WV203:
- Lightweight, well balanced and has a powerful suction for the size.
- It runs for about 10 minutes and that's enough time to clean my car most of the time.
- Very good for spot cleans, upholstery, beds, computer keyboard, cracks and crevices on my couch and places hard to get to inside my car.
- Very easy t...
Good at vacuuming, good price, but lacking a little in refinement
I already own an ancient portable vacuum cleaner (a Breville), which is about to give up its ghost (or probably has), so having the new Shark equivalent is really great. Of course, the technology for vacuum cleaners has moved on hugely in the decades since I got the Breville.
I’ve been using the Shark quite intensively over the last few weeks. The same day it arrived I managed to knock over two pot plants on to the floor, at separate times I might add (I am famously clumsy), which unexpectedly christened the device nicely.
Overall, it is a g...ood portable vacuum cleaner, but it does give the impression that its makers did not put much effort into refining it. The market leader is Dyson, and competitors have a massive job keeping up with them, even though Dyson thereby charge a price premium, based, I assume, on their impressive reputation. I might add I also own two Dyson standard type vacuum cleaners, so they are what I end up comparing the Shark with. The Shark company really needs to try a bit harder to up its game; though that applies to the little things mostly. The Shark portable does a pretty good job at its main task of picking up small bits of rubbish (like dirt from a spilled pot plant) very efficiently. What are its advantages? In my view, it has several. It is compact and lightweight, which is important for a handheld cleaner. It will squeeze into tight gaps between furniture, and it has a powerful suction. Due to modern battery technology, it will run for a considerable length of time. It comes with a neat storage and re-charging cradle, plus two accessories; a smaller nozzle for crevices that has a removable brush component, as well as an upholstery suction head (that is named a “multi-surface pet tool” by the Shark people, which made me laugh). I don’t own a pet, so I was unable to test that tool out on any pet’s multiple surfaces, but it is exactly like an upholstery cleaner attachment from my experience, and at that job, it worked well. The cradle is stylish, but supports the unit at an angle, making locating it a bit problematic; it no longer fits on the shelf in the laundry where I kept the (horizontally cradled) Breville.
Purchased in September 2020.
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Shark WV203: The little vacuum I didn’t know I needed
I was lucky enough to be sent this Shark WV203 cordless handheld vacuum as part of the Product Review ambassador program and was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed using this cordless vacuum.
Unboxing: What immediately sets it apart upon unboxing is how different it looks to a traditional dustbuster, being more akin to a crevice/extension tool you might use with your upright or dyson vacuum. The unit is super lightweight and docks easily onto its charger. It is pretty inconspicuous too, although it does dock standing upright. The ch...arger has storage for the attachments which is useful for keeping everyting together. First impressions: I was impressed with how ergonomic it felt to use. It is around 40cm long and weighs 640g according to the specifications, which is really very lightweight. Attachment of the duster tool brings the overall length to just under 60cm which was a very comfortable height for me to use when vacuuming skirting boards (for reference, I’m 163cm tall). I have floorboards throughout the house with no carpet or pets and I found myself mostly using this appliance with the duster attachment on it. It does also have a multi-surface pet tool attachment, but I didn't have a need to use this one. I initially gave it a whirl at some stock-standard dust-buster tasks (e.g. cleaning up crumbs my toddler left behind). While it did the job reasonably well, I did find it wasn't 100% at retaining heavier or larger crumbs. What I did find, however, was just how great this tool is for dusting anything and everything. Moreover, because it's so lightweight, it's not a burden to just pick up and go, rather than lugging a heavier vacuum around. While I didn't time the battery life, it would have exceeded the 10 minutes estimated by the product description. It's also not excessively loud to use. You know those annoying cleaning tasks that are awkward to do? This appliance is made for those:
Perfect for Christmas with one small but important caveat.
Remember the old days, the very old days, the black and white days just after the talkies had been invented. when everything but everything was closed on Christmas day. Yes really. Your parent/s after consultation with Santa, who being of sound mind and good cheer, had vouched for your good behaviour and due in no small part to months of unrelenting pestering, you had finally scored the remote controlled car/boat that was that years must have .
The excitement of opening the present...was immediately destroyed (not too harsh a word) by three little words "batteries not included". Your world had turned dark as the infinite period of tomorrow was the closest you were going to get to making your new thing come alive. So it is with the Shark Mini Vac. I unpacked the simple hansom tool, looked down at my car and became excited at the possibility of vacuuming without having to lug the big one down to the garage and back into storage.
Purchased in October 2020.
Powerful unit that is perfect for small clean ups.
I was fortunate enough to receive this unit as part of the ambassador program. The only information I received was that it would be a product from Shark Vac and the instructions were to use the product over a designated period of time and write an unbiased and genuine review based on my experiences with the product.
I already have 2 domestic vacs, a shop vac, a site vac and a portable vac with interchangeable batteries. Not really needing another I immediately started to think of ways to use and abuse a vacuum as part of my testing. I had plan...ned on vacuuming the house, cars, garage, workshop, trucks, under the racking at work, setting it up as a makeshift dust extractor and even the driveway. I was kind of deflated when the package arrived and saw it was an overpriced dust buster, not a proper vacuum. After unboxing this unit I immediately did something that I never do, I read the instructions. Do this, do that, blah blah. I did not find a great deal of information that was useful, just a lot of common sense. The instructions did however state that the unit comes with a repair warranty. This is important to note as you can experience some downtime if your unit fails. We always note this when buying tools as the replacement warranty is highly sort after to prevent unnecessary downtime from failed tools. The unit seems very well built and appears to be well designed and have quality components to justify its price tag. Everyone that I showed the unit to was in awe of it’s beautiful design. The unit is not wall mountable, however I have to admit that it looks so much nicer sitting on the bench than any cheaper unit hanging on a wall. The unit runs around 80db at a 30cm distance from my Apple Watch, it’s not a precise test but gives you an idea. The unit also runs just shy of 10 mins continuously and takes about 2.5 hours to fully charge. The motor is quite powerful and it does do a great job at sucking up dirt and some very, small items. It did struggle with items that have a small weight to them. We tried the unit on rivets, washers, small jelly beans, breakfast cereal, small pebbles, gum nuts, small screws and rivet mandrels with limited success. It does well on pastry flakes, metal shavings, saw dust, dirt, sugar, dry coffee grind, coffee beans, dog hair and dry possum excrement. To be fair after cleaning out the pod filter of fine dust it did a much better job in the retest.
Purchased in September 2020 for $200.00.
Shark - a must add to your hoover collection:)
Great little Hoover, very powerful and gets into all nooks and crooks, I have used under seat cushions, cupboards, sofas, car - list is endless. Stays charge for longer than other Hoover. ✅
Purchased in September 2020 at Harvey Norman for $200.00.
|Category||Handheld Vacuum Cleaners|
|Bin Capacity||0.1 L|
|Attachments||Duster Crevice Tool, Multi-Surface Pet Tool|
|Running Time||10 min|
|Charging Time||2.5 hours|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
- GTIN14: 00622356226264
- GTIN13: 0622356226264
- GTIN12: 622356226264
- MPN: WV203ANZ
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