I'm very impressed. I loathe vacuuming as it involves finding somewhere to plug it in, then I have to drag it around the house and as I have a heart problem this sometimes makes me feel the worse for wear. I'd seen this advertised then read the reviews and decided that although it's a bit pricey I'd try it. Ordered yesterday from GTech, arrived today. Vacuumed the hall and kitchen and it was amazing! Cleaned up all the bits and pieces and the dog hair, and really easy to empty. I then did the stairs (a pet hate) and it was easy! The only drawback is that it has no attachments to reach under things or to cope with odd-shaped areas (like the bed on my stairs) but I have a hand vacuum I can use for odd places. Info says charge last 40 minutes whereas I found about 35 was the limit, but that's plenty. I'm not sure it would replace a vacuum with a hose attachment but as a second one to keep upstairs or to whip out for a quick lean round this is great. Easy to empty and the compressed dust/fibres seem a very good way to collect the dirt.