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Small and handy vacSmall reasonably powerful car vacuum cleaner,has 2 attachments,one for carpet and seats and one for tight spots.this is cordless and has a run time of 12 minutes when fully charged.more powerful than others I tried with a convenient and easy to use body.easy to open and clean the filter
Terrible productLasted a few months before it stopped taking charge. Was sent a replacement which also stopped working after a few more months. Customer service wants nothing to do with it now. Terrible product. I do not recommend. Show details
Perfect for my car!!My car is constantly full of beach sand that no ordinary vacuum or dustbuster will pick up. This gadget is perfect. My car seats and floors look near new without any effort! Worth it! Show details
This is the Best Hand vacuum cleaner just keep the little filter cleanUsed to pickup after i have had my breakfast ect
Allways on hand to pick up the small bit that may come of a shoe
Hany to vacuum the chair after a meal Show details
Does not suck on carpet or hard wood floorsIt is useless at sucking up most materials. I spilt salt on the floor and it could not suck up any of it. Does not suck up hair. Totally not worth the purchase. Show details
Never worked wellDoes 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. Show details
Shark eats them allWhen 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... Read more 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 cleanerThe 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... Read moreo empty and clean. - I have used it on wooden floors for small messes after breakfast and works really well. - Powerful suction comes at the cost of a short runtime. But again this has been designed for small messes, dust and spot cleans. So, I don't have an issue with the relative short runtime. Verdict: Overall this portable cordless vacuum cleaner does the job it promises really well, but it is meant for for spot cleans. It is very practical, lightweight and convenient to use. Anyone with a toddler knows how messy the floor, couches and chairs get after meals and snacks and how crumbs love to get into creases and crevices. This portable vacuum cleaner has been very useful and convenient. I no longer need to use an extension cord or have to use the annoying bulky vacuum cleaner to clean my car.
Good at vacuuming, good price, but lacking a little in refinementI 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... Read moreood 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. Its price is another of its big advantages. It is comparable with Dyson’s models in function, but is significantly cheaper to buy. What are its disadvantages? Well, I thought it was excessively noisy when working, although I might forgive that in view of its high suction power. Its lack of refinement, I think, is evident because the plastic it is made from gets static charged, and collects dust and fluff on its surface. It isn’t too obvious how to empty the dust and dirt container, which they call a “dust cup”, which gives you an idea of its small size. Its small size might be considered a disadvantage to some people. The mechanism to open the collector is simple, but what is unexpected is that it pops open fast and very forcefully, and it hinges away from you, in the exact opposite direction to what you might expect, especially if you don’t pay to a lot of attention to the diagrams in the instruction manual. Which can mean, as in my case, that the first time you empty the cup, the dirt misses the garbage can entirely, and instead is dumped all over your shoes. There is a filter as well, and accessing it is not particularly straight-forward, although once you work it out, it gets easier. There is a fabric pleated filter inside that needs removing, and emptying by tapping repeatedly on the side of the rubbish bin to clean it out. The filter needs cleaning quite often. A small brush (not provided) helps in getting the dust out of it, too. The dust compartment often holds dirt and fluff even after emptying, tapping, and banging, so expect to get your hands grubby getting all the gunk out of it. Again, I suspect that a little more attention to its design might reduce these, admittedly minor, problems. The accessory ‘brush’ is hardly brush-like, just a soft duster that hardly scoops up anything; another area where the device disappoints. Does it do the job? Yes it does. It does its main job of sucking up dirt admirably. It’s relatively cheap. But it lacks refinement, and since its main, but much more expensive, competitor is Dyson, then its minor failings seem to be more obvious. Great portable vacuum cleaner at a good price, pity about the lack of refinement, is my summary.
Shark WV203: The little vacuum I didn’t know I neededI 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... Read morearger 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: - Vacuuming crumbs along kitchen baseboards and underneath low cabinets - Vacuuming in between balusters on the stairs - Skirting boards (so easy- lightweight and I didn’t have to bend over) - The framing on French doors - Cleaning crumbs off my gas cooktop - Dusting windowsills and framing on my French doors - Vacuuming inside drawers - I also imagine it'd be great for cleaning the car Minor gripes for the one-touch eject button located close to the on button (whoops!) and for some dust getting stuck when trying to eject. Final notes: This tool excels at dusting and makes it a quick and painless job. Although I could achieve the same results with the attachments on my usual vacuum, this is so much easier and comfortable to use. One star removed because I do think the $250 RRP is too much, but if on sale I'd go for it.
lov ITPerfect 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… Read more · 1was 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. I read the instructions (something I never do, which is why I have little bits of leftovers from flat pack construction around the house I am slowly renovating). The words "DO NOT" appear 26 times, supported by a few "nos , avoids and make sures" as well. One area that seems ok as it is not expressly forbidden by the instructions is car cleaning, so with the little dark gray tool I set off to give it a whirl. No prizes for guessing what happened next. Nothing. Nope, it does have a lithium-ion rechargeable battery , flat. It will be 2.5 hours before this can be rectified. If you want to Make Christmas Great Again (MCGA) either get a printed red truckers hat or buy someone the Shark Cord Free Hand Held Vacuum WV203ANZ and as your gift of love on that special day, take it out of the box and charge it up beforehand. The facts. 10 minutes running time is just enough to do the car, but plenty to do all the other little jobs around the house. Feels great in the hand and weighs only 640 grams. Sturdy construction. Looks great. Seems it can be had for as low as $188, shop around on the net because main street retailers want around $250 for it. Dogo will hate it because it will easily remove all the hair he has spent 3 hours getting on your lounge chair if you are crazy enough to still have non leather furniture and a dog. Says it has a 2 year warranty, which is very generous and hopefully never needed. What else can I say? If you snoop at my other PR reviews you will see I am not very generous with the stars, this one gets 5 twinkles from me. Feel free to ask a question as I am now an expert in small pile of dirt removal.
Powerful unit that is perfect for small clean upsI 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… Read more · 1ned 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. The catchment canister is tiny, however this wasn’t my main issue, it is the filter system that became the greatest obstacle. Whilst testing the unit on some parts of the house, it clogged and caused loss of suction. The perforated metal guard in front of filter was blocked by a few small flatter items. I cleaned the unit out and then had another crack. Same issue. Thinking that I was just a disgusting pig, I then proceeded to clean some furniture and part of a rug. No issues here. I took the unit to work and proceeded to clean the carpeted bench tops, when the unit cut out again. This time it was the washable pod filter, I blew the fine dust out of the unit and filters with the air compressor and started again. After doing 4 benches the unit was clogged with fine dust again. I cleaned the unit and put it back on charge. The subsequent bench top vacuums have been without issues leading me to believe that due to the powerful suction of the unit, the initial vacuum removed a lot of dust from deep in the piles. Later in the day I tried the unit on some trucks, it did a great job on the seats pulling out the food, other debris, dog hair and probably a few left over farts from the drivers. I experienced mixed results with the derbies on the vinyl floor. It worked well on the small granular debris however pebbles and food items were too large for this unit. The unit required emptying as it got clogged and lost suction, this was caused by items blocking the perforated guard again. Honestly I am so used to cleaning the truck floors with a dustpan, brush and cloth it felt like more effort to vacuum. Later I tried to clean the crevices in the workshop with very limited success, again due to build up in front of the perforated guard. Trying the unit out on my cars was also a laborious task. Unfortunately it left track marks from the upholstery tool that had to be removed with a brush attachment and another vacuum. I had to continuously stop to empty and unclog the unit. Unfortunately it is just too small and the runtime was inadequate. I got half the boot done in the large family car before it went flat. Usually I will carry a small vacuum like this to suck up left over debris from the smaller installations and product cleaning we do. Usually I suck up concrete and plaster dust from wall mounting, packaging and other debris from the items we install or repair, spot cleaning items where necessary, cleaning out vehicles etc. These smaller vacuums will fit nicely in a tool box and are just wonderful for when the need arises. Unfortunately I couldn’t use this unit as it clogs up so frequently with the larger debris (polystyrene balls, wood chips and metal shavings). In conclusion it is a powerful unit that is great for very small cleanups, especially if you have carpet and need to spot clean debris before it gets trodden in. The handle is less tiring to use than a traditional dust buster and the canister is easier to empty. For best results it will need to be emptied and cleaned frequently. It looks incredible and appears to be of good quality and design. For larger tasks I found myself emptying and cleaning it more than I would deem acceptable. Unfortunately because I am a messy pig I find it easier to use a dustpan and broom or a larger cordless vac at home and in the workshop. I am unable to integrate this unit into my tool kit due to its frequent clogging. At this stage the frequent use I have for a unit of this capacity is within the workshop to regularly clean the carpeted bench, the tea and coffee area, spot clean trucks, forklifts, inside cabinets and computers where needed. If I had a larger bristle attachment it would certainly have extensive use to clean some fabric products before we send them out. Cheers.
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. ✅ Show details · 1
Questions & Answers
Purchase 4 weeks ago and when its on chargeing the unit and the power charger is very hot so I can't use it why?
Is it easy to use in small spaces? It seems like it would be very long and clumsy.
It is is now 3 years in use, you must always clean the little filter i would like a spare filter
but this one is easy to wash . Our Gransone chose it from JB Hifi it is great little vacuum cleaner
Can I get spare filters for a shark model WV203ANZ?
Sorry, but I have no idea. Contact the Customer Relations and they will surely tell you. Good luck.
|Handheld Vacuum Cleaners
|Duster Crevice Tool, Multi-Surface Pet Tool
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- GTIN13: 0622356226264
- GTIN12: 622356226264
- MPN: WV203ANZ
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