This little sweeper does exactly what you expect. It's well built (in the UK, which makes a change) and easy to use, and it is far kinder to your carpets and rugs than a vacuum cleaner. Since it uses no electricity, it must be better for the environment too! On a test run on a carpet that had just been vacuumed, it was amazing how much extra dust, grit and hairy mess it swept up.
Our shiny new Ewbank arrived only today and has now been re-packed ready to take in hand-luggage next time we fly off to our holiday home (yes, it is that compact). It's so good that we'll probably order another for our place in the UK too.