Im gonna go pick one up this afternoon The wife bought a New Dyson DC-14 the traditional Dyson for the lake house before I could submit my recomondation. So I will have both this weeknd to do a side by side comp. Im pretty confident the Slim line is what we will end up with. We have 99% hardwood IMO you dont need a vacume like the DC14 to do hard wood floors but we will see!
From what I have read, on the DC 35 slim line Most people love it for wood floor's Everyone agrees its NOT a vacume to clean your whole house at once. Its ment for one room at a time cleaning.
There is a MAX button "that boot's suction power" When you hit it the motor spools up a few thousand RPM'S more. The down side when it running on "MAX" it suck's the battery life to like 6 min's
it's funny reading the reviews. The Battery will last like 15 min's on normal mode and 6min on Max. So it's funny to read the bad reviews where people are saying "this thing is no goood it only lasts 6 min's" I guess they didn't read the instructions or reviews and know this in advance. They must take it out of the box, charge it up, turn it on & then discover the MAX button and hit that and leave it on and then wonder why it dosent last LOL Im guessing its like a Nitrous Button for vacume cleaners LOL. Ooo and the other Bad reviews come from people thinking they are going to be able to clean their whole house carpets and all with this. Ummmm Im not trying to defend it I don't even own one yett but before I get it I will have a pretty good Idea what it should and should not do.
IMO if you have a bunch of carpet you should not even be looking at this. The motorised head will work on carpet but short pile.
To me the selling point on this thing is its Light and easy to use, and the Swivel Head. The dust mop I push around the house works great. I alwasy said to myself If they had a dust mop that had a vacume attached to it that would be great. This is the closest thing I have found.
Another one that caught my eye is this,
Small light and super cheep $80 Its got a swivel head, but the thing I don't like about it is the cheep paper filter