Transform Shark's vac to fit your cleaning needsAn upright, a canister, and a stick vac rolled into one, the Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away somehow manages to stay simple and effective.
Hi, I'm Andrew Gebhart from CNet. Today, I'm taking a look at the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away. Not the Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away. This is believe it or not, a brand new vac. They look very similar, the brush roll looks very similar, the shape of the dustpan, very similar There's the minor tweaks. I like the color on this one a lot more than the red and while old one. All of the controls are now right at your fingertips up on the handle. All of that though probably wouldn't be worth a whole new line and the extra $150, but there is one big new change that actually feels really worthwhile to me. And I know that's weird to say about a Vacuum, but it's a transformer. It's a vacuum in disguise. This piece detaches individually from every other piece. So, what that means? Say, you're vacuuming a room and you're vacuuming the main part of the floor, and then, you need to reach under the bed. Just detach the canister and then, you've got a thin stick that can reach under there. Then, pull it back out, keep vacuuming the floor, reattach the canister, so you have to pull upright. Then oh, let's say you need to get the upper corner. Pull up the one and do it. And you can do all of this without ever stopping the vac. It's awesome. So, not only can it transform, but this $350 model comes with a bunch of attachments to let you clean just about anything. It has a hard floor genie with a Swiffer like pads, you conduct while you clean. It's really, really versatile. And that $350 price point is half of the $700 list price of the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal+ Allergy. Now, the Cinetic had a neat trick to it too. It wasn't a transformer, but it actually did away with vacuum filters. This one's still got the filter, but it is more versatile, it is more easy to use. That said Dyson deep cleans a little bit better than the Shark. Don't get me wrong this thing is still really good on carpets. It does pet hair well. It does two reels well. Dyson just got a little bit more sand than it did. And this guy actually struggled a little bit on hardwood. Even with the hard floor genie it pushed around Cheerios. You're still gonna want to have the broom and the dustpan around especially for big particles on hardwood floors. Otherwise you're gonna get premium back at a mid-range price. It's a good deal. I recommend it. It's absolutely worth [INAUDIBLE] consideration. With the Shark, a rotator powered lift Way. I'm Andrew Gebhart for CNET. For more, be sure to check out my full review and all the rest of our vacuum reviews on cnet.com. [MUSIC]