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After all the tests we did on the Ionflex, I can say that it has the same amazing debris pickup power as the rest of the Duoclean line from Shark. Im telling you this is one of the coolest inventions in the vacuum world in the last few years. It picks up everything. In the pick up tests we performed it never failed to pick up a single thing. Its ironically extremely good at very small debris too almost dusting the floors.
The Shark Ionflex incredibly feature rich with LED lights, on the floor nozzle which is actually more useful than you would think. The multiflex feature is easy to engage and lock back in position and really is a very ergonomic way to clean under furniture. It also makes it easy to collapse and store.
It was very easy to use on hard floors, its was more mauervable than the Dyson again, on hard floors, however on Carpet I didn’t like it as much, It was serviceable and it cleaned debris just as well but it was noticeably harder to maneuver since on carpet the brushroll pulls the machine forward, and it took some forearm strength to keep pulling it back.
Related to that the weight distribution wasn’t great for handheld use, despite being the same basic weight as the Dyson it felt much heavier.
The battery tests showed about 11.5 minutes on high power, and 24 minutes on low power with no attachments, but you could double those number if you got the Ionflex 2x. It should be noted that the low power with the Ionflex is more like a medium power setting on most cordless vacuums, it still picks up extremely well on low power.
I think the Ionflex or the Ionflex 2x which is the same unit but with an extra battery is an amazing value, and definitely the best cordless in terms of debris pickup because of the Duoclean technology. But I wouldn’t recommend it if you have extra large areas of carpet to clean.
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