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I love it -- husband hates it
on 3 December 2012
My husband loathed this cute little DustBuster so much that he banished from our home. Here's why (in his words):
"Absolutely everything about the design is terrible. You have to hold down the button the whole time. The vent is on the side so it blows the dust out of your way. And the container that actually holds all the dust is incredibly tiny and difficult to clean.
Basically everything about it that is a Dustbuster is terrible.
It's also way too heavy and awkward to use and it has an incredibly bright charging light."
I, on the other hand, would give it a solid 4 or 5 star rating. I loved the design -- super compact and cute (kinda looks like C3-P0), with a tiny footprint -- fantastic for a modern house. Certainly not my mother's DustBuster! I also found it very comfortable to hold, and didn't mind that the vent blows out on the side: you just have to be careful to hold the vent away from whatever you're cleaning.
The sucking action is also adequately strong. Certainly won't replace a vacuum cleaner (it failed to suck up chunks of my long hair), but I found it perfect for dust bunnies, spilt oats, and cleaning my keyboard.
Due to my husband's loathing (which I could understand, he had valid arguments), I gave this to a friend. She loves it.
A fantastic value and great gift, provided you don't share my husband's complaints.