Not surprisingly, since I’ve been testing these products for the past several years, you can call me a cordless vacuum cleaner.
So when I first got the Simplicity S65S Cordless Mutti-Use, doubts crept into my mind.
But when I tested this product, those doubts slowly dissipated. Don’t get me wrong. This product is by no means perfect. There is no perfect cordless vacuum cleaner.
Each product will have drawbacks, which we will discuss later, along with its strengths.
Simplicity S65S Wireless Versatile Review
This brand may not be a household name in the cordless vacuum world, but its cleaning performance rivals the more expensive options. One of two cordless options in the Simplicity line, the S65S is the most versatile option with interchangeable tools that consumers can use as a handheld vacuum cleaner or wand. Two aspects that are amazing to me are the cleaning and filtering performance, as I scored high on different experiments.
- Picks up surface debris on hard floors and carpets
- Excellent deep cleaning (above 90%) using the maximum setting
- Responsive steering on both surfaces
- The trash can is easy to empty with the wide opening
- There is no need to hold the trigger constantly
- The best option has a lot of tools included in the package
- 0.5 liter trash can
- The closed system that did not leak during the fog test
- The premium option is priced higher than the premium one
- Below average run time (less than 30 minutes)
- Cleaning performance is not good with portable non-powered tools
- Non-powered portable tools have no latch (only friction based)
Introduction to S65S Versatile Wireless Simplicity
Not many consumers may be familiar with Simplicity, but it’s one of the underrated brands I’ve reviewed so far, thanks to its outstanding performance minus the premium price.
The S65S Cordless Versatile Vacuum Cleaner is one of two simpler cordless vacuums and the most versatile choice thanks to its traditional stick vacuum configuration.
And we’ll take a look at its features, starting with the basic floor vents.
Before we continue, there are three different variants of the S65.
- S65S or Standard
- S65D or Deluxe
- S65P or Premium
The option you’ll see here is the S65S (Standard) with the fewest tools, but the simplicity was nice enough to send the soft roller to test out.
Two holes for the floor
The Cordless S65S has two nozzles – a multi-floor LED light (left) and a soft roller (right) tools for cleaning carpets and hard floors, respectively.
Please note that the soft roller nozzle is only available with the S65P or Premium option, which is the most expensive of them all.
These tools are usable on hard surfaces, but a soft roller is more efficient on this surface, while a multi-floor LED is better on carpet.
Underneath, both tools have seals around the pulleys – an important reason they perform so well despite the lack of airflow.
Blue felt material provides a seal that directs debris toward the suction chamber, improving cleaning efficiency.
These tools rely on agitation against the flow of air to capture debris.
One surprising aspect to me is how well the multi-deck LED can capture on hard surfaces.
You’ll also notice that it has three LEDs on either side to help illuminate the path.
This efficiency is not typical of most standard nozzles and is a plus if you don’t want to spend a premium on the more expensive S65P variant.
Even with the heaviest pet waste, it passes cleanly even in the ecological environment.
Nothing was left behind the brush roll during the first forward pass, which is impressive considering the pet’s litter is rather heavy.
Also, both hatches have wheels that are covered with a rubber coating to protect the surface from unnecessary burrs.
However, dust and debris will stick to the rubber components, so you will have to clean them periodically to keep them tidy.
Trash container design and capacity
S65 trash looks like standard (0.5 liter capacity) with a drop-door design, but the ease of emptying is above average.
There are two ways to unload it. The first is to use the trap door by pushing the front release latch.
Once you push the lever, the trap door opens like this.
Another way to get rid of dirt is to remove the container by twisting it to open and separate it.
Once the solid arrow lines up with the marked arrow, remove the container if you need to get rid of large amounts of dirt.
If you’re curious about the quantity, it was from this pile of dirt from my other broom.
It’s a mixture of sand, pet droppings, coffee grounds, and other things collected from my other spares.
I know it’s not something you clean every day, but the S65 was able to handle this mess.
Purification [+ Fog Test]
Simplicity says that the S65 uses a HEPA medium to capture particles down to 0.3 microns.
So I ran a mist test to check if the litter box and filtration system could keep the mist inside without leaking.
The mist test is a visual experiment to check if the vacuum and filtration seals are good enough to keep the mist inside the trash.
And with the S65, the answer is yes.
It is one of the cheapest options with a fully enclosed system that I have reviewed.
This variant (S65S) comes with a single detachable 2000mAh Li-ion battery with a stated runtime of 25 minutes.
I tested the run-time claims by running the soft-drum vacuum cleaner on a full charge until it was discharged, and it lasted about 29 minutes 31 seconds.
Even with its detachable, you cannot charge the battery separately because the charging port is located in the vacuum cleaner itself.
The port connects directly to the plug, and the charging pins of the docking station are used (more below).
The S65S (Standard) and S65D (Deluxe) only come with one battery, while the S65P (Premium) comes with two, doubling the runtime.
Consumers can purchase additional batteries. Through the Simplicity website if they need more uptime.
The Simplicity S65 can also be used as a handheld vacuum cleaner, and the standard variant only comes with one accessory for cleaning upholstery—combo crevice and dusting brush.
One problem with non-powered tools is the lack of a latch to secure them in place.
It only depends on the friction that can cause problems such as tool displacement during use.
Another great feature of the S65 is the docking station with slots for all the tools in one place.
They help organize all the accessories, so there’s not much risk of misplacing them.
It also doubles as a charging base, adding to its usefulness.
Tools out of the box
That’s what you’ll get from the S65S.
Please note that the soft roller attachment Not included in Standard or Deluxe variants But only in distinct variants.
Simplicity sent me a soft roller to test this review.
- soft roller
- LED multi-deck cleaning nozzle
- Combo slit and flick brush
- docking station
- extension stick
- wall mount
The Simplicity S65 uses a traditional stick vacuum configuration with the motor and trash can on top as well as interchangeable tools for its versatility.
Because it uses a smaller motor and battery, it’s reasonably lightweight, weighing in at just over six pounds (6 pounds and 1.4 ounces, to be exact).
Its portable configuration is relatively lightweight at 3 pounds, 7.1 ounces with the included blender.
One feature is the trigger lock that holds the key in the on position, so you don’t have to hold it down.
In addition, the position of the handle is optimal for the use of the vacuum suction cup.
Another S65 Pro is its responsive routing. I’ve done side-by-side tests against other popular brands, and the radius is much steeper.
This is an above-the-head shot Vertex shark.
And the LG CordZero.
You can see the difference in these screenshots from above. The Simplicity S65’s nozzle could rotate 90 degrees effortlessly, while Shark and LG couldn’t.
How much power does Simplicity S65 have?
Next, we’ll look at strength figures, and I used a multifaceted approach to the assessment.
The first tool I used was an anemometer to check the airflow in the wand and the cleaning head.
Air flow is an excellent metric for determining cleaning performance, especially on carpets, because cordless vacuums with high air flow pick up well on this surface.
Here is the result of the S65 on the stick.
- a little: 29.98 cubic feet per minute
- the above: 44.55 cubic feet per minute
And clean the head.
- a little: 26.63 cubic feet per minute
- the above: 37.92 cubic feet per minute
Compared to premium options like Dyson, the S65’s airflow isn’t as good.
It’s a little below standard Tineco A10 and the A11 but with better cleaning results, which was surprising.
The next test I did was to use a Y gauge and a water lift gauge to check the suction at the maximum setting.
The Y gauge is commonly used to check central voids to see if there are blockage issues.
It is one of the most accurate instruments for measuring energy because there is not much variance, unlike attaching a water lift gauge in a vacuum (using a PVC tube as a bridge).
Use of the latter can give inconsistent wild readings.
Compared to consistent results using the Y scale, the difference is between day and night.
There are two sub-tests of the Y scale – the sealed (check the photo above), where you cover the open end with your palm for maximum power available, and the unsealed test.
Below are the Y-scale results for Simplicity S65.
- Unsealed: 18 inches of water lift
- stamped: 60 inches of water lift
These results are slightly better than the Dyson V8 Absolute but slightly lower than the high-end V10 Absolute.
So this cordless vacuum cleaner is in good shape with its suction levels.
The unsealed test is the most accurate because it represents the vacuum’s suction power.
One of the most surprising aspects during the testing phase is the S65’s cleaning performance, which is great, especially on surface debris.
I tested the S65 on debris like sand, Quaker oats, quinoa, pet droppings, coffee grounds, hair, etc.
First, here are the overall results.
- Inclusive: 99.3%
- Solid ground: 100%
- Sand on the hard floor: 99.8%
- carpet: 99.92%
- deep cleaning: 97.5%
Please note that the deep cleaning test is done using the max setting, which is standard in my testing process.
However, I tried it with the eco setting, and it got a decent 84.4%.
In general, I was impressed with the cleaning performance of a vacuum cleaner in this price range.
Definitely exceeded expectations (at least me).
hard floor results
- Quaker Oats: 100%
- Cafe floors: 100%
- Quinoa: 100%
- pet litter: 100%
With the soft roller, the S65 shot a perfect score in all hard floor trials with the four different types of debris.
But only the S65P has this tool built in for a premium. If you don’t mind the added cost, this alternative is an excellent option within homes with mixed roofs.
As I said earlier, the LED multi-deck tool is also suitable for cleaning small debris such as dust.
It can handle things like pet droppings, but it won’t be effective.
sand on hardwood flooring results
Another barometer for Hard floor cleaning It is sand.
It’s one of those hard-to-clean items on this surface, but the S65 does a quick job with the soft roller tool.
You can see the clean scrolling back and forth in the image above.
Again, this is a testament to the efficiency of the soft roller since it only needs a few passes to pick up 50g of sand.
I have got average 99.8% After two tests.
The next experiment we’ll look at is the edge-cleaning results, as the S65 did excellent using both a soft-roller and multi-floor LED nozzles.
Here’s the before and after shot with a multi-floor LED.
and soft cylinder.
There is not much difference between a soft roller and multi-floor LED tools that clean this area.
Next, we’ll look at how the S65 works on low- and mid-range carpets using the same debris.
Aside from the usual experiments, I tried a cordless vacuum cleaner inside my mom’s big rugs.
There were two in their house – a plush reddish variety that had not been cleaned for years.
I know the S65 isn’t designed for thick carpets like this, but it was worth a try and it didn’t disappoint.
I only picked this up after less than ten minutes of vacuuming.
The carpet looked clean, but it wasn’t that sticky.
One problem with using a lightweight vacuum cleaner on plush carpets is that it is difficult to push forward and steer.
It was bumpy, and you’d have to use extra force to plow through the thicker fibers, but it’s possible.
I’ve also tried it on a thinner carpet, but (nevertheless) it’s still plush versus the test rugs at home.
Here’s how much it picked up after a few minutes of vacuuming.
Again, this rug isn’t cleaned regularly, so it’s a good measure of how well this vacuum cleaner can pick up surface debris in a practical sense.
It wasn’t bad after a few minutes of work and it could have gotten bigger if I had vacuumed longer.
Now for the test results.
- Quaker Oats: 99.8%
- Cafe floors: 100%
- Quinoa: 100%
- pet litter: 99.6%
There isn’t much to write about here except to tell you how good these experiences are, and get a near perfect score.
One problem with this tool is the low clearance, so there will be some snowfall issues for large piles of debris.
Here is another example.
But it didn’t prevent the nozzle from picking up these in subsequent passes.
I doubt you’ll need to clean up that much debris in your daily cleaning tasks, but it’s good to know that this vacuum cleaner is capable of that.
- Quaker Oats: 100%
- Cafe floors: 100%
- Quinoa: 100%
- pet litter: 100%
Similar to hardwood floors, the S65 picked up a 100% high in all of the average pile experiences — which is impressive given its price level.
You can see that it didn’t leave any residue in the before and after photos.
Please note that I used the max lane closing setting, which helped it catch every single crumb.
Deep cleaning results
Another impressive aspect of the Simplicity S65 is its deep cleaning performance, which is excellent (again) near a budget-friendly cordless vacuum cleaner.
I picked up With an average of 97.5% in two tests at the maximum.
I’ve also tried it in the eco (or default) power setting, which is Gained 84.4% strong Excellent grade considering low airflow rates.
hair wrap results
Finally, in the cleaning experiments, we’ll look at hair wrap tests, where I check how well a vacuum cleaner brush roll can resist tangles from different hair lengths.
The tests were conducted on hardwood floors and carpets to get a more detailed overview of what to expect.
One thing I would like to point out about this vacuum is that it does not have an active anti-tangle system, so keep your expectations in check.
- 5 inch threads: 100%
- 7 inch threads: 100%
- 9 inch threads: 100%
- 11 inch threads: 94%
- 13 inch filament: 53%
The Simplicity S65 was excellent up to 11 inches but struggled with thirteen inch hair.
However, these are excellent results since there is no combing system to detangle hair from the roller.
The trash can design is good enough to keep hair strands inside the trash can and not on the mesh filter.
However, there have been cases of wrapping around the middle filter piece.
But this is not a matter of simplicity. But other brands will have the same problem when brushing strands of long hair.
- 5 inch threads: 94%
- 7 inch threads: 53%
Unfortunately, the Simplicity S65 didn’t do well on carpet, which isn’t surprising due to the low airflow levels, thinner brush roll, and lack of an anti-tangle system.
I do not recommend this to clean large amounts of hair, or you will have to use scissors to get it out.
Fortunately, the brush roller is detachable, which makes this task even more straightforward.
How Noisy is the Simplicity S65S Wireless Multi-Surface Device?
I used an audio meter to check the Simplicity S65 noise levels, and here are the results.
- a little: 73 dB
- the above: 78.6 dB
It’s over 70dB on both power settings so it’s not quite as quiet, but most stick vacuums will have the same problem.
How Long Does the Simplicity S65 Wireless Multi-Surface Run Time?
Simplicity says the S65 will run for up to 25 minutes at the lowest setting, but it exceeded that number in the runtime test with the soft roller attached (Just over 29 minutes).
It was slightly above average at the max setting running just over 8 minutes (8:13 to be exact).
I tested the low setting with the soft roller tool and the maximum setting with a multi-deck LED light to better simulate real-world use because consumers will use these slots for the respective surfaces.
You can buy an extra battery from Simplicity or choose the S65P that comes with two batteries.
Availability of spare parts
Consumers can buy spare parts directly from the Simplicity website – batteries, filters, etc.
But don’t expect a flow similar to Dyson’s options because simplicity isn’t uncommon.
|Roll brush on/off||number|
|battery||Li-ion battery 2000 mAh|
|Shipping time||4 hours.|
|Battery life||up to 62:43 minutes|
|Weight (portable + tool)||3 pounds 7.1 ounces|
|Weight (stick configuration)||6 lbs 1.4 oz|
|total length||48 inches|
|filter type||True HEPA media filter|
|dust capacity||0.5 li|
|air flow||Up to 44.55 feet per minute|
|a guarantee||1 year.|
Where can I buy the Simplicity S65 Wireless Versatile Device?
This cordless stick vacuum cleaner is available at Amazon. Check out the links below for the latest pricing information.
Disclaimer: I’ll earn a commission if you buy through any of the links above, but at no additional cost to you, so it’s a “win-win”!
Does Simplicity S65 Wireless Multideck offer a good value?
yes! Its great cleaning performance and fully enclosed system make it a compelling choice at its price.
The S65 may not have Dyson or Tineco bells and whistles, but it cleans up debris well, which is what matters most.
Sure, there are issues with the lack of tools (at least for the standard variant), but cleaning the floor makes up for that.
It got one of the best cleaning test results for both surface and built-in debris, and it’s easily one of the best in its price range.
5 Reasons to Buy Simplicity S65 Wireless Multi-deck
- Great cleaning performance: It scored a near perfect score in surface cleaning tests on both surfaces!
- Fully closed system: The S65 didn’t leak during fog testing—a rarity for a cordless vacuum in this price range.
- Excellent deep cleaning: It scores over 97% in deep-cleaning tests on medium-pile carpets—again, an exceptional score regardless of the price. And even at low settings, it rose more than 84%.
- Orients well: Another surprise for me during the testing phase is the responsive steering that helps it maneuver around the furniture.
- reasonable price: The S65S and S65D are priced close to the budget level, which results in a value-for-money offering.
Verdict: An excellent alternative to a budget-friendly cordless vacuum cleaner
Again, I had my doubts before putting this broom into its stride, but was impressed with its cleaning, routing, and filtration performance after extensive testing.
The Simplicity S65 is an excellent choice for people who are looking for an affordable vacuum cleaner on hard floors or carpets.
It performed well in nearly all of our cleaning tests and almost perfected our surface debris trials.
Yes, there are some issues, especially with the limited runtime and performance from handheld suction tools.
But the floor cleaning, filtration, and routing performance makes up for these drawbacks.
Outstanding cleaning and filtration performance
- Work environment – 95%
- Surface cleaning – 99.9%
- deep cleaning – 97.5%
- Quality – 94%
- design – 94%
- Values - 97%
I wasn’t expecting much from this cordless vacuum cleaner because most products at this price level didn’t perform well, especially in the filtration area. But the results blew me away, especially the cleaning and filtration experiments. It has an almost perfect score at picking up surface debris and one of the best deep cleaning results of a cordless vacuum cleaner in its price segment. Also, it’s the only cordless vacuum cleaner at this price level that I’ve tested that passed the fog test without visible leaks.