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The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away can shift gears readily. This one vac gives you the power of an upright while letting you reach under furniture and into upper corners. Click through to find out how Shark's new $350 machine transforms to fit the task.

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An update of the Shark Rotator Profesional Lift-Away, this new Shark ships with a modern look and bright headlights.

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It looks quite similar to the old Shark overall.

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First and foremost, it's a powerful upright that keeps up with top of the line machines from Dyson and Oreck.

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It also includes several attachments.

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The hard-floor genie lets you dust while you vacuum.

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Each piece connects to the others with these powered prongs, letting you run power from one to the next.

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You can detach the wand.

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Or just detach the handle. Snap an attachment into either one to reach corners.

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The unique part of the vac comes from its Lift-Away function.

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Like its predecessor, you can remove the canister from the body of the vac.

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The Powered Lift-Away package includes a canister caddy so you can transform the vacuum from an upright...

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... to a wheeled canister.

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You can also just carry the canister by hand.

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Unlike its predecessor, you can still use the motored vacuum head with the canister detached.

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You still get the full power of the vac with its brushroll in a thinner frame.

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Shark packed a lot of versatility into the $350 Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away.

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It's an appealing machine that makes it easy to clean every corner of your house.

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