Consumers have two complaints about cordless vacuums, short runtime and poor suction.
What if I told you about a product that would change the way you think about these cordless cleaners?
Here’s a new product that has similar suction as straight wire and will run for about an hour, long enough to clean a 2,500-square-foot home.
Has Hoover finally cracked the code with Air Cordless Upright 3.0?
Cordless upright vacuum cleaner with an average runtime of about 50 minutes (built-in) from two lithium-ion batteries.
If you thought this was quite a floor cleaner, think again.
Hoover made his own thinking hats, adding a hose, a wand, and a host of accessories so you can clean other areas like blinds, stairs, and upholstery.
Update: Oct 12, 2014 – I apologize for my mistake, I mentioned before in this review that each battery has a runtime of 50 minutes but this was wrong information, the runtime from the two batteries combined is 50 minutes. Please do not accept my apologies. I’d like to thank Shindo for pointing this out to me.
Quick look at the features
- Two LithiumLife batteries, each working for 50 minutes
- Includes 2 washable filters
- WindTunnel3 technology helps deep clean carpets
- Cyclonic action ensures consistent suction performance despite filling dirt container
- transparent dirt bits
- LED headlights
- Includes two separate brushes, one for hard floors and carpets.
- It has a flexible hose that allows you to use it in areas above the floor
- Holds over 1 liter of dirt, dust and debris inside its own dirt cup
- Only vertical vacuum cleaner on the market that is cordless (the other one would be Bissell)
- The two batteries will run for about 50 minutes (together) before they run out
- Comes with two batteries
- Can clean up to 2,500 square feet (from two batteries)
- Has a full five-year warranty on the entire vacuum cleaner
- Big Dirt Box
- Weighs only 10 pounds
- Can be used as a pole and handheld due to the hose and attachments
- The vacuum head can rotate, making it easy to move
- Bagless and washable filters
- Bright LED headlights help you see dust and dirt better
- Lacks facility to clean stairs with carpet
- The bulky object may not fit the furniture
- short hose
- May not work well on shaggy carpet
- Double the suction if you use the hose
What do you expect from the Hoover Air Cordless Series 3.0?
Hoover changed the way they designed this, so instead of thinking about how to make the vacuum cleaner more powerful, they thought about designing a cool vacuum cleaner and then took the rope. Hence Air Cordless 3.0 technology was born.
Attachments and accessories
LithiumLife battery takes 3 hours to fully charge. It has an LED battery indicator that will let you know once it is fully charged. The great thing about this product is that you will get two lithium batteries, one that you can use and one on standby just in case.
It comes with two washable filters that you’ll need to wash every 4 to 6 uses or as needed, according to the manual.
Removing them is as easy as twisting the cap and pulling on a tongue to lift the filter. Use warm water to wash it and dry it on its side for 24 hours.
the show length
Together, two lithium-ion batteries will give you approximately 50 minutes of fade-free runtime which is good enough to clean an area of 2,500 square feet based on testing by Hoover.
Hoover will give you a full 5 year warranty on the entire vacuum cleaner. Great deal compared to Dyson’s 2-year warranty.
bare floor performance
Take a look at how this is done to clean up the fine debris and then cut the larger debris
Based on the video above, they both have similar cleaning performance on fine dirt, but when it comes to larger pieces of dirt, the Air Cordless is the winner because it doesn’t push dirt (also known as a snowplow effect) but has enough air space under the floor tool for it to go through debris.
Most consumers who have tried this vacuum cleaner agree that it performed well on hard surfaces such as tile, hardwood, and linoleum.
The brush will do great at picking up dust and hair particles from this surface.
Like all motorized brush brooms, you will need to clean it from time to time to remove dust and hair that will get stuck there.
There aren’t many reviews about carpet performance but those who have tried it on a thicker carpet say it will struggle even with a motorized brush. It will work best on carpets and rugs with a fine to medium pile.
The Dyson DC44 against the Hoover Air in this grain-picking test on the carpet…
Hoover got you covered here. It comes with a set of attachments to remove dust, lint and hair from upholstery. Simply attach the tools on the wand (which you’ll attach to the hose) and you’re good to go.
Pet hair removal
The motorized brush means it can remove pet hair from carpets and hard floors but you have to clean the motorized brush regularly but don’t worry Hoover makes it easy to clean the brush without removing any straps or screws.
It also comes with a hair removal attachment on the upholstery. This would work great on pet hair.
|attachments||2-in-1 Cleaning Tool (Crack & Dust Modes)
Pivoting dust removal brush
Hard Floor Brush
|battery||2 x 20V LithiumLife long life batteries|
|Shipping time||3 hours|
|Battery life||50 minutes (combined of two batteries)|
|Brush on/off switch||
|rotates on axis|
(with battery, stick and floor attachment)
|Purchase Weight||18 pounds|
|cleaning path||11 inches|
|hose length||6 feet|
|above ground up||7 feet|
|total length||48 inches|
|filter type||2x rinseable filter|
|dust capacity||1.05 liters|
|Guarantee||5 years on the whole unit|
Since this is a new product that has not yet been released to the market, the reviews I have read are from Amazon vine consumers.
What does Amazon Fine mean?
These are consumers pre-selected by Amazon to provide an unbiased review on a product that has not yet been released to the market.
They will provide feedback to manufacturers about possible improvements required and reviews for consumers like ours to give key information about how good a product is before it is released.
Judging by the comments, they are mostly positive. Consumers loved it because it was wireless (no need to plug and unplug), it was easy to maneuver and lightweight, and the two included batteries greatly increased coverage. One consumer said that you don’t even need to recharge the batteries to clean them when you’re at home over 1,000 square feet.
The included attachments mean you don’t need a separate portable device to clean stairs or blinds, but some have complained about the short hose and lack of power when using the hose, and some improvement points we hope the Hoover will address.
Reviews about carpet cleaning have been mixed, with some saying it was good enough to clean carpets and rugs while others said it didn’t have enough power to deeply clean carpets.
Being a cordless vacuum cleaner, it’s understandable due to limited power supplies, but this would be a great product if your home has hardwood or mostly thin pile carpet.
Where can I buy this?
You can buy this versatile vacuum cleaner on Amazon for less than $130 and you’ll be eligible for free two-day shipping if you join Prime.
Extended warranties of up to 3 years are also available if you want even more peace of mind.
This product is great for…
…for people who lived in a medium sized house with mostly hardwood floors with some low to medium pile carpeting.
Although Hoover claims straight performance, reviews still paint a slightly different story.
Yes, it will work great on wood floors but it still lacks the ability to deep clean plush carpets.
You will still need a wired vertical shaft for this.
If the Dyson DC59 or DC44 is too expensive for you, consider this new Hoover upright vacuum.
It doubles uptime while providing adequate suction power in most areas outside of plush carpets.
It also doubles as a manual vacuum (although with limited access) due to the hose and wand as well as the attachments.
This is definitely a step in the right direction towards a cordless vacuum cleaner for deep cleaning.