This is a very convenient and powerful piece of vacuum that is definitely affordable in comparison to other handheld vacuum cleaners. I was driven to purchase this product because I lose a very noticeable amount of hair every day. Perhaps it is a normal amount of hair, but the length of my hair is around 15", and having that lying around our white tiled floor is a bit disturbing! This vacuum picks up extremely long hair, not just pet hair! The vacuum does not clog easily and is extremely easy to clean; there is absolutely no need to touch or come close to the dust. You press the eject button and the head of the vacuum drops down. The dust accumulates at the filter holes and with light scraping from the corner of the vacuum head, takes the whole chunk of the dust off. There are no need to wash or wipe but can be easily done for those who want to. The only downsides to this vacuum is it has a wide, hard plastic, and angled opening. It is NOT effective for use on solely dusty surfaces because there is no brush. It is not effective for vacuuming the corners because it would not fit. You can also feel the vacuum becoming weak after a few minutes of constant use, which means it needs often recharging. Regardless, for the purpose of my needs (for vacuuming hair occasionally), it is perfect! Would recommend for pet (or human) hair use.