Being disabled and with arthritis I was hoping for something with the light ease of the Swivel Sweeper but could last for a year or more. I loved the Swivel Sweeper's lightweight ease of use but spent more time picking everything out of the roller after ( and during ) every use than a human should. So when I got the Shark home, I read the instructions cover to cover and followed everything to the letter. This included letting it charge for 24 hours before it's first use. Then draining it completely on the first use before charging it again for 16 hours, no more - no less. The manual for the VX2 states that regardless of all your work you can expect to hand over $29 every year for a replacement battery. Plus shipping. Seriously ? That would have been helpful on the outside of the box. Aside from the impending death sentence on the battery I used it lightly. I liked how it didn't stop running when hair or threads wrapped around the roller as quickly as the SS did . I found it a bit wobbly in the middle joint as I pushed it around. The Shark is heavier than the S.S too so it wasn't easy. The sweep-under furniture feature was difficult to use because I had to push it forward and down at the same time. The first use wasn't as strong as I expected from the ads. The third charge ran weak after 30 minutes. After only one months use it began jamming . Today it wouldn't roll forward without jerking.. I sat on the floor and cleaned it out, checking for clogs and giving it another go until I got a terrible pain from trying to get this baby to roll forward again. For me, this has to go back. Finally, if you have low pile berber and uncarpeted floors, this may work for you. If you have several rugs or medium to plush carpets, it might be a problem. If you've got a bad back already , save the box.
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