Top critical review
Does the job as required.
28 June 2017
Update after Two Months of use
The floors require more time to get cleaned. The suction looks to be OK once you lift it up, but using the upright seems to be taking much time and floor is not very clean. Therefore, I will change this to two stars noting that the filter is being cleaned as well as the floor brush.
In summary: The product does the job.
It would have been great if the reach was better, I do understand that the hose as per design is restricting it to go deep in flat position under tables and etc. but would have been nice if it can run almost flat on floor so if I want to run it under say a wider table you can just do it and it can go under the table for its maximum handle length and therefore, don't need to move it but this is not happening. This cannot happen as the hose at the back side will hit the floor.
Would have been also great if the wide brush accessory (for the handle when the up-lift is used) for floors is available either for sale separately or as part of the package due to reach point mentioned above you need this, and for ensuring maximum reach below beds! I contacted Vax and received an email stating that such a brush is not available for this model (Which surprised me and I feel I want to buy just any commercial one online).
It's suction is good, but I expected more, as you need to over the same area twice to get it "almost" 100% clean (Some might ask if I do clean the filter, yes I do clean filter regularly as per manufacturer recommendations).
Battery life: You need the two batteries, often battery needs replacement (as we have 2) / recharging. So I advise to go for the option with two batteries rather than one because eventually you will end up buying another battery!
Floor Brush: it is easy to remove, but not very easy to remove long hair around the cylinder itself. It's ok, but I didn't expect to get some there, but expected all to be sucked in the bin!
Overall, product is good, I like it, just do it without having the cables hassle and etc.. It is handy and does the job, but if you look for suction you may want something more powerful, if you are looking for good reach to areas under low beds, tables and etc, I think you need to buy a compatible wide floor brush.
If you want less hassle, quick cleaner, grab and clean tool this is is the one.