My Roomba died a while back, and I had been relying on an old handheld Dirt Devil, which started throwing off sparks from the cord attachment.
Just a few weeks ago, I bought a Kone, which unfortunately has pretty weak suction. (Waste of money, seriously.)
Finally, I got a Hoover S2220 Flair Bagless Upright Stick Vacuum with Power Nozzle. Reviewers rate it highly, but they say that it dies after a few months of doing an excellent job. I ordered a red one anyway.
I miss my red Roomba. She was like my pet. I’d talk to her and she was with me through my darkest days… Boo-hoo… Oh, well…
So I assembled the Hoover Flair, which was three parts out of the box. The fitting of the body to the nozzle was challenging… actually I haven’t gotten it to click all the way through… but it works already. Shouldn’t be as dangerous as having sparks flying onto the carpet from a handheld vac.
Hottest vacuum of the moment seems to be: Hoover UH30010COM Platinum Lightweight Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner with Canister. Don’t need it at the moment.