Shark Rocket TruePet Review

Shark Rocket TruePet Review

For pet owners who want a vacuum cleaner that can handle pet hair and is also a two in one machine being a handheld and an upright in one, the Shark Rocket TruePet Ultra-Light HV322 may be the right machine for you. It is well balanced, it is light weight being under 8 pounds and this means no wrist problems or shoulder problems making it suitable for people of all ages and strength.

This is an easy to use 2 in 1 vacuum cleaner, you can clean your carpets and floors and then switch to using a handheld to do the furniture, car or stairs! With this machine you do not need two separate machines or even a feather duster. This works great on cobwebs or cleaning curtains, or doing spot clean ups when your 3 year old drops the cheerios. Shark Rocket TruePet cleaners are easy to handle and some of its features make it a good contender versus other top machines from Dyson and other popular manufacturers.


As mentioned it is lightweight, half the weight if Dyson’s lightest full sized cleaner. It also comes with swivel steering so it is very easy to maneuver too. Being bagless there is no changing bags or having to remember to buy replacements when you are out. The dust cup is easy to empty just with one hand over the trash and when it needs to be cleaned that is also easy to do. The filters it has are washable too so no replacement filters to buy.



To take off the cleaner head it is very easy, just a foot pedal to press and you can turn your cleaner into a handheld with a long wand attached to reach up high. It comes with several useful features and attachments, like a pet hair tool, a dusting brush, a crevice tool and the brush roll is motorized. It even comes with a genie attachment which has a washable microfiber cloth good for cleaning laminate and wood floors. So whether you have pet hair to pick up, furniture to dust, curtains to clean or carpets and hardwood flooring, there should be something there to make that task easier.


While the brush roll does not have the option to be completely turned off you can lower its speed so when you switch from one type of floor to another there should not be any problems. The low speed is for bare floors and delicate rugs and high speed is for carpeted areas. As well as more flexibility when it comes to floor cleaning it comes with headlights that work on each speed setting so you can see better and make sure you get it all cleaned up. This is great for dark places like under furniture, beds and in dark corners. You also have an LED light on the handheld part, it will switch on automatically when it the power is switched on. If you are looking for more vacuum cleaners for stairs, check out this guide on the best vacuum for stairs.


People who bought the Shark TruePet vacuum cleaner were satisfied to very happy with their purchase for the most part. They say it is effective on pet hair as it advertises and some say even if you have long haired pet – plural – this machine is still able to keep up with it.

Dyson DC07 vs DC25 Ball Vacuum Cleaner

When looking for a new vacuum cleaner it can be hard once you have narrowed it down to two or three machines, which one to then settle on. If you have got the DC07 Dyson Vacuum and the DC25 Ball to choose between here is why we have come to the conclusion that the DC25 is the best of the two.

Dyson DC07 vs DC25


The attachment tools when you compare the two are quite different. With the DC07 you have to unplug and plug in but the DC25 has a telescoping pole so all you have to do is elongate it out and clean into those hard to reach places without the need to stretch and pull a back muscle or bend over all the time. It is easy to put together with just 3 clicks. Some consumers have said the picture guiding you how to fit the wand on didn’t work but just turn it to the other side and it should snap on just fine.

It is not uncommon for vacuum cleaners to come with hand tools or attachments that are never used or do not work very well. For the DC25 Ball though this is not the case. It is easy to take out and use reaching things like cobwebs up high, into cracks on the floors, corners on the rooms, and into furniture crevices. It has very good suction and takes little effort to use.


Another factor we like about the Dyson DC25 is that at less than 12 pounds it is light, portable, easy to put away on the closest and get back out again, and easy to carry up and down stairs. There are also some very nice features like the low profile cleaning head so you can reach under areas other cleaners can’t like cupboards and beds without having to hunch over.


Both have great suction, it is something you usually can expect to get with a Dyson cleaner. The cleaning power of both is effective but what was great about the DC25 Ball was it was very effective with pet hair even though it is not sold as a pet cleaner, and it picks up a lot more dust and dirt that other cleaners will leave behind.


dyson-dc25-ballThe ball feature may take a bit of getting used to but it is absolutely worth getting. With it you can reach places you normally cannot, it has great maneuverability thanks to its inventive design and is easy to use. Turning, going round corners and moving around objects is so much smoother and easier. Give it a few tries before you judge it, once you are used to the motion we are sure you enjoy this feature.


If there could be some improvements made to the DC25 it would be to have a better stair attachment for doing the stairs. The one they have is not as wide as many would like to speed up the whole chore. You can get a separate attachment that is wider but you have to pay for it of course, it does not come with the cleaner. Also if you decide to do the stairs without the attachment it gets awkward hiking up the machine each step because of its design.


If budget is a big factor the DC25 Dyson Ball vacuum cleaner may not be the best choice, it is quite expensive but most Dyson cleaners are. However it comes with some really good points, no need to replace bags, less allergens on the home, more effective cleaning to name a few. If you have the money to spend it is definitely one we would recommend.

Hoover Linx Handheld Vacuum

Hoover Linx Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Review

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Pet owners all face a similar problem when it comes to shedding season and even all year round in some cases. Pet hair getting everywhere, piles on the carpets, the couch, chairs, low hanging curtains, hairballs floating in the corners of hard surfaces and so on. You need a device that will clean this up effectively, let you reach awkward places, be quick to get out, use and put away and be powerful enough to get it all. The device you need may well be the Hoover Platinum Linx Handheld vacuum cleaner. Something that will also be effective on cleaning up cereal spills, debris, and doing other quick spot cleaning.

When there are jobs that are harder for a full size to reach or it is too heavy to get out just for a spot clean there is no doubt something like a handheld cleaner is ideal. The Hoover Platinum Linx Handheld is a great option in those cases. It is a powerful vacuum that also has a pet hair attachment amongst the tools that come with it to help with your cleaning. You get a powerful cleaning from the 18V lithium ion battery and the convenience of being cordless so you can go where you need to go. With the Hoover advanced technology this is one of the top handhelds though cost may be a factor.


When running a number of tests cleaning hardwood, a child’s messy car seat and a carpet the Hoover Platinum Linx Handheld performed best on carpet, well on the car seat but struggles somewhat on hard flooring when having to deal with larger debris. The best tool was the carpet brush and when using it on areas where pet hair was worked into the carpet it cleaned very well. Compared to other cleaners it picked up the most of the hair getting around 95% of it. With the car seat it performed extremely well on sections it could reach but there were crevices even this cleaner could not get into very well. However a good 95 % of the car seat was also cleaned.

Using screws to check the power of hand vacuum cleaners we found the Hoover Linx was able to hold half a pound of screws. While there were a few more powerful handhelds in our lineup that did not make them perform any better in terms of cleaning.

Battery and charger

hoover-linx-bh50030pAs mentioned as a cordless cleaner it comes with a battery and a charger. The problem some handhelds have is customers complaining that the power is lacking, the charge is too short or the length of charging is too long. The 18V lithium ion fade free battery is lighter than some other batteries making the handheld weigh less than some competitors. He has a longer battery life as well as a longer run time than many others too. It takes 3 hours to charge and can run for 10 to 30 minutes cleaning. TO charge though the battery does need to be removed before putting on the base. The charger is energy star approved so power bills will not be high. This also means the battery life is longer even if you keep it on the base until you want to use it.

Design, weight and size

The Hoover Platinum Linx is small and has a stylish, sleek and modern design. It is easy to use and store being just 19.2 inches long. It only weighs 3.3 pounds so is nice and light compared to other cordless handhelds. This may suit people who need a handheld but have less strength in their hands and wrists than they once had.


pet-hair-vacuumWith the cleaner come a number of tools and attachments to help you accomplish any cleaning jobs you have. There is a pet hair attachment for pet owners which come with three blades that are rubberized to better pick up even stubborn pet hair from your furniture and upholstery. There is also a crevice tool to reach those hard spots and a dusting brush to take care of the dusting. There is a pivot of 25 degrees on all attachments for better maneuverability.


The Hoover Linx Handheld is a great little vacuum for all your smaller jobs. It has a powerful brush roll attachment, a great pet hair attachment, a great dusting brush all of which can help you clean around your home and your car with ease and success. There will be no cord getting in the way and it is easy to move around. The price though is high at a little under $200 so for some that may be out of reach for just a handheld vacuum.