I have owned many cordless handheld vacuums over the years that I have maintained a home and this Black & Decker PHV1800 is by far the best handheld dust buster vacuum I have ever owned. The nozzle folds down for storage and can be positioned at practically any angle depending on the job at hand. This vacuum has plenty of power at even the lower of the two power settings and picks up just about anything from cat litter to potting soil to food crumbs, you name it and I have probably used this to get it cleaned up. The nozzle also has an extendable piece that comes out from the main part to make it longer to reach under appliances or in the crevices of the car or the livingroom sofa. There is a really neat part on the side of the unit that you can turn to kind of knock debris off of the filter while you are using it so you don't lose any suction that works really well. This vacuum is very easy to clean out, the side door swings open and the filter comes right out for cleaning or replacing. I use mine just about every day and would go buy another one if something happened to this one.