After visiting a friend who had this product, I went out and bought one. Had one many years ago and thought it was time for another as we've been using the dustpan/brush method. We used to have dogs so our floors are all tile on the main floor and this hand vac works nicely to pick up dirt, dust, grass, etc. My husband also took it outside and said it worked very nicely on the interior of his vehicle. It works very very well and was reasonably priced. As one other person said, a clear container would be helpful to see how full the chamber is.