Dyson DC34 Handheld Vacuum

Bought one of these new from Dyson back on Mothers day and got to say it has performed marvelously. Good for 15 + minutes, in the car and tight spots all over. Highly recommend and will pick one up for someones Xmas present as well

It’s down another $10 to $129.99 from previous woot-off (have been several woot-offs) and last woot which was $20 more at $149.99:

http://home.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=4978098

Product page: 4 good reviews

Support page:
http://content.dyson.com/support/help.asp?article=32

manual:

video:
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If you know French:
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comparing DC35 animal to DC34:
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and a summary video of Dysons taking over woot:
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sorry for bit of crankiness earlier, going back to work

How does this compare to the DC35?

Absolutely the worst vacuum I have ever owned. It was so horrible it almost made me stop purchasing from Woot.

The vacuum was great for a few months, then it stopped holding a charge. It begin to work only 30 seconds to a minute each time and then quit all together. In six months my new handheld was completely dead and no way to fix unless I purchased a new dock for $70. I chose to purchase a new handheld. I bought a different brand, cheaper price and have been much happier.

Do yourself a favor and do NOT buy this piece of junk!!

Bought one from Big Lots of all places for $89.99 that was factory refurbished for my Wife last year. It lasts about ten minutes and then is dead. I would think the battery pack would last 20 to 30 minutes. But, hey, I only paid $89.99 for it.

Not to be crude, but when it sucks, it really sucks.

And with minimal alterations, you can use it as a proton pack for your Halloween Ghostbuster costume.

I can’t believe this doesn’t come with an extension wand so you can spot-vacuum the floor without having to bend way over - especially in this price range.

My research showed that a good (i.e. has suction) battery-powered vac will get you about 15 minutes of vacuuming on a charge.

I have a Hoover Lynx and that is what I get from the LiON battery. But it is full power for those 15 minutes - no fade.

If you find a good battery vac that gives you over 20 minutes, let me know!

Would this work to kill insects (cockroaches, stinkbugs, silverfish, moths)? My paint is all spotty from smashing these uninvited visitors against the walls.

I have one of these and they are junk! doesn’t suck at all last 10 minutes tops. NOT WORTH 5 DOLLARS!

You need a bug vacuum - the one that sucks them up and then zaps them. They are rechargeable. Google them.

AMEN!

Got one of these last time it was here, and I love the thing! Between it and my Dyson Animal, I can keep up with the hair spillage from four Chows with no problem. BONUS - the tools are interchangeable. Easy to store, too. Slips right into the bottom drawer of the sideboard, with all the tools and stuff!

Doesnt suck at all - the ultimate insult for a vacuum, a compliment for just about everything else. I was just entertaining by that. Carry on.

I bought mine on clearance at Target 3 years ago for $75. I use it for about 5 minutes(at a time) to pick up after a 3 and 5 year old (crumbs, grass). I also use it to vacuum my stairs or in corners. I owned a cheap one and it would do ok but this one picks up EVERYTHING and it is easy to take a part and clean(the cheap one you could not). The battery does not last for long periods of time but I have a Dyson vacuum cleaner that can handle the big stuff. I am totally a Dyson fan.

I’ve owned one of these for a couple of years now and I can only think that the people having problems must have gotten lemons. Did you get them replaced under warranty? Or did you just go on the internet and complain?

Mine has worked flawlessly for years, I use it for my work multiple times a day 5 days a week. I’ve never had to fix or replace anything on it and it holds a charge just fine.

For the people who complain about the battery only lasting 10 or 15 minutes… this is a spot-cleaner, not a full size vacuum, of course it doesn’t hold a charge for more than 15 minutes… it’s not supposed to! If you’re using this thing for more than 15 minutes you’re using the wrong tool for the job, this is a hand-held vacuum for a quick clean of the cracks in your couch before the company shows up or to get the spilled cheerios off your floor, the kind of jobs that take 2 or 3 minutes tops.

It’s kind of ridiculous to use something in a way it’s not meant to be used and then complain that it doesn’t work right.

I was initially very interested in learning more about this particular vacuum but is the thing really only good for 10-15 minutes of operation?

I was hopeing to compare it to the Metropolitcan…

http://www.metrovacworld.com/New-Metro-Vac-N-Go-500-Watt-Hi-Performance-Hand-Vac

…which, I known is a corded vacuum but based on the reviews I’m thinking it’s not much of a comparison at all and, in fact, not much of a vacuum.

Too bad.

$130 for 6 minutes of suction?

Reminds me of Vegas…

LOL!!! reviews like this are better than the product itself!