W. H. Hoover’s name has long been identified with vacuum cleaners—in Britain, “Hoovering” is common slang for using the vacuum. But Hoover didn’t come up with the product that made him famous. Instead, the credit for Hoover’s original motorized vacuum model goes to a janitor named Murray Spangler, who had been looking for a way to eliminate the dust that aggravated his asthma. In 1908, a year after Spangler’s invention, Hoover bought the patent and brought Spangler aboard, and they quickly grew from there. The device has grown a long way from its original—called a “suction sweeper” and made out of a tin soap box, a fan, a sateen pillow case, and a broom handle. But Hoover has never stopped prioritizing floor care, offering a variety of cleaning solutions, including vacuums and carpet and hard-floor cleaners.
The worst. It won’t stand up on its own! You have to lean it on something otherwise it crashes to the floor.. It also weighs a ton in your hand. All the weight is in the big unit at the top of the handle, which your one hand has to support and somehow vacuum too. And I’m a masseuse with very strong hands, just saying. Battery life is extremely low. Returning !!!
The previous comments were all correct. I don't recommend use this on shag carpet and the battery can run out fast. I have a 1300 sq ft house with mostly hardwood floors so it works out great for me. It picked up A LOT of dog hair (short hair breed), so I'm happy with my purchase.