Love it !!!
I heard about it from my sister-in-law and how well it picks up dirt so I bought one for myself I love. Then my mom heard about it so I bought her one then my sister heard about it so I bought her one they both love their's I just recently bought another one love it . Nothing wrong with the first one .
What I love is the ease and handiness of this vac
I love this. I own a pug. Pugs are year round shedders. I have a lot of tile flooring. I just whip this out and there goes the pug fur!! so easy!! Most other cordless vacs have a cumbersome charging unit. This is perfect. Just pop the battery in the charger, which I keep on the tv stand, and it's always charged and handy. Looks like a tv accessory.
While it does have a brush mode for carpet it really wouldn't replace a regular vacuum. BUT it's awesome and so handy for the quick cleanups. I'll forever have one. So happy my sister insisted I needed this!!
The best there is!
I purchased my first one about 3 years and and my friend from Canada was visiting and she fell in love with it as well, so she purchased one and took it home. After a housefire, I decided to replace it and she also asked me to get an extra one to take home with her this summer when she will be visiting again as a housewarming gift for her grand daughter. 4 vacuums sold to two very happy and satisfied customers.
This is the 3rd LINX cordless vacuum I have purchased, and I love them. I like its portability and quality. The second, and third, ones are quieter than the first one, which I like. I use the LINX for quick pickup in kitchen and bath, or wherever touch up is needed. I also use it on rugs (I have hardwood floors) as a "pre-vacuum" to get as much pet hair as possible before using my regular vacuum. Though it does a relatively good job on rugs, I use it to get as much pet hair up as possible, because it empties easily, before I use my regular vacuum cleaner. I have recommended this vacuum, and will continue to do so. I hope Hoover will continue to make this vacuum, and try for a longer lasting battery. The current one lasts much better than the first, and I hope over time they can make them last even longer!
Does the Job Well
We have two of these, one at home and one at our cottage. We use it extensively and it's easy to maintain. We use it for rugs, carpets, hardwoods and laminate floors. I also ordered several for an elderly friend who wanted one like ours and like it so much, she asked me to order the LiNX Stick Vac as gifts for her siblings.
WAY Better Than Expected!!!
I asked for & got this as a Christmas gift. I was quite skeptical about pick up ability on area rugs & battery life, but upon taking it outta the box, thought I'd give it a try. After charging the battery, what started as a test run on one rug ended up being a whole house vacuum (1800 sq ft). I was shocked at just how good it picked up (possibly better than my Kirby?) & ease of use!! Instant convert!
Handy dandy cordless vacuum
I bought this little vacuum for the convenience of cordless and full sze. I needed it only for hard floors. I have my Dyson for the carpet. I really like the convenience of the battery but it does not last very long. I just ordered a second battery to have a backup. I ordered it from Amazon.com because it was the cheapest . Also since I only needed this for hard floors and mainly for dustbunnies and dog hair. I removed the bristle brush so that hair would not get clogged and twisted in it. It works much better for me because there is no blockage of section. It picks up just about everything from hair, dirt, grass, small bits of glass etc. etc. Besides the battery being a bit short it does have one big issue. I posted a picture to show the problem. When you pick up a lot of hair and dog hair the red cone becomes entangled with the hair. It may have been because too much there was in the pickup basket or this may be an ongoing problem. It has happened twice. I just wish they would come out with a powerful battery operated vacuum that is made just for hard floors similar to what Dyson puts out. But unfortunately Dyson only has corded vacuum cleaner. So over all I really like this vacuum now with the extra battery I can go even longer.
Poor performance compared to older model
I owned an older model of the Hoover Linx Cordless for at least 8 years (on left in photo). It was GREAT! We are an older couple with 3 cats and concrete floors, so it was perfect for our needs. The handle finally started to be really wobbly where it connects to the motor section, but we taped it together and it continued to do the job.
I finally decided it had earned a rest, so moved it upstairs where it might only be needed occasionally. And bought this model as a replacement last November.
I immediately noticed that it wouldn't pick up cat litter (big issue at our house) without me going back and forth over it 2-3 times. And the motor sounded quieter, but I'm thinking that was actually LESS POWER.
Finally brought the old workhorse downstairs and compared. It won hands down.
New one LOST. (Battery hasn't been a problem like others have said, FWIW).
I actually bought 2 as gifts for my kids...now I wonder if theirs is as unimpressive as my new one.
Hoover, what did you change? And WHY? Please respond!
Better than having Regular Vacuum
This is my second Lynx. I just bought a another one for my newly remodeled family room with wool rugs. I already turned others on to this unbelievable vacuum. I have all orientals and some wool rugs through out my whole house. I use this on my hardwood floors too even my HW kitchen floor. It has great suction. You can go just pick up or roller beater. I have fringe on some rugs ,so when I get to that I just do pick up not beater bar. I have stopped using my big vacuum because this is all I need. We are neat freaks here and this is a daily use for us. I don't sweep my kitchen floor I use this...zip I'm done. The battery is good being a lithium so you can just keep putting it back to recharge at any point so you always have a full charge. I do this so I have enough every use because you just keep going wanting to vacuum. No effort with this. Hope Hoover keeps this model forever and not discontinue it. I strongly recommend this! Stop shopping around I already did my homework and this is it!!!
What can I say, it does a good job. We had a 12 volt before this one and it didn't suck, so that was the problem. This one does a good job and holds the charge for about 15 - 20 minutes. You have 2 settings, no spin for the hard floors and spin for carpet. We use it on the area rug under our dinning room table, I have a 4 year old, it gets used almost daily. It is also used on the area rug in our living room and the small shoe rug by the front door. We can usually get our first floor done on one charge, that is about 1000 sq ft. It does a good job all around, just wait for the food to dry under the dinning room table before you attempt to vacuum it up, this will make it a lot easier for the vacuum and you. I like the charger mechanism, it isn't a base that you have to stand the entire vacuum in. You simply pull out the battery pack and insert it into the charger, which can be plugged in anywhere, then you can stick the vacuum in a closet and pull it out as needed. I would recommend this vacuum to anyone that has a small space to clean up, it does a good job all around.
Hoover LiNX Cordless
It's not flashing like and there are no attachments but I still love this vacuum! We have primarily hardwood floors and rug throughout our upstairs. It does a great job. The LiNX rotating brush is easily turned on and off. Battery life is far superior to the Dyson V6. Additionally, the battery is easily removed. I highly recommend ordering the bundle and having a extra battery ready to go. Third, super easy to dump the dirt and remove the filter when needed. I owned a Dyson V6 for about two weeks: I loved the attachments but the battery life was really short. The whole unit had to be held over the trash to dump the dirt and for whatever reason quite frequently the dirt would randomly dump the dirt on the floor (possibly defective) which was not very convenient especially when the battery was no longer charged.
Almost perfect stick vacuum
This vacuum has great suction and power for a battery powered vacuum. I find it easy to use and very effective. There are only two reasons why I did not give it a 5 star rating. The collection area is fairly small, which is not a big deal since this is a stick vacuum after all and is designed for daily vacuuming vs heavy cleanups however, I have overfilled it before and the unit clogs from the powerhead to the entrance to the collection cup with no easy way to unclog. I had to use a coat hanger to break up the clog and then pull it out bit by bit which took quite a while. It should have easier access to areas that clog when over filled or better yet, some sort of notice/shutoff when the collection cup reaches maximum capacity. It does not have a detachable "hand vacuum" unit. It would be nice to have a detachable hand vacuum for furniture, stairs and vehicles but again, it is a stick vacuum so this might be asking too much of it, especially if adding a detachable hand vacuum were to reduce the efficacy of the floor vacuum. With the exception of these two minor issues, the vacuum is pretty close to perfect.