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An upright vacuum with cord-free mobility

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[MUSIC] Hi, I'm Megan Wollerton for CNET, and I'm here with the Hoover Air Cordless vacuum. This $300 vacuum is a departure for the industry because it's not really an upright, and it's not really a stick vacuum, yet it doesn't have a cord, and it's maneverauable like a stick vacuum. But Hoover claims that it has the power and the technology of its own Hoover Wind Tunnel 3 Vacuum. While this vacuum looks great and it's the lightest model we've tested so far, it kind of disappointed us. Now, I had really high expectations to start out with, but it's also $300, so I expected it to go really above and beyond either the $180 Hoover WindTunnel upright, or the $180 Hoover Linx stick vacuum, but it really didn't. It performed about the same as the Hoover WindTunnel overall. This one did a really great job on carpet. It got the larger particles, like the clumps of pet hair up really well, but it did struggle with suction. So, as far as small particles like sand, it didn't pick up as much as I expected it to, and that's actually an area that the Hoover WindTunnel excels, so that was pretty disappointing, especially because this is $120 more expensive than that model. It also underperformed the Hoover Linx stick vacuum, which is, you know, lighter weight, even easier to move around than this one is. So while this out performs some of the other upgrade brands we tested, I would really still recommend the Hoover Linx if you're going within the Hoover brand. And I really love the design. I love that it comes with two brushes and accessories. I love that it comes with two batteries, but I think they still have some work to do to make it as good as the Hoover Linx. Thanks for watching. I'm Megan Wollerton for CNET.

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