I bought the Dirt Devil 4.8 Volt Scorpion Cordless Hand Vacuum to make my job cleaning the house easier. Between five kids and a cat, the messes are endless. I definitely thought it would perform better than it does because it's a Dirt Devil, which I have previously owned. This model fell short of my expectations. I like that it's not corded and it's rechargeable. There's nothing I dislike more than plugging in a vacuum every time I go to a different room. The flip suction on it makes cleaning up cat hair much easier. I can get under the furniture on the floor, and I can also flip it upwards and get the hair that is stuck to the bottom sides of the furniture. My only complaint is that it's not very powerful, which means I have to go over the same spot several times to thoroughly clean it. I eventually bought a more advanced, more powerful hand vacuum. My husband and I now use this one in our vehicles. We just keep the charger in the garage so it's convenient to grab and use it. I think it works much better in my vehicle than it does in my house. It's also great at getting those hard to reach places in my vehicle. I wouldn't necessarily recommend this Dirt Devil Hand Vacuum to anyone because there are much better, updated and more powerful versions available.