With 4 kids and 8 bulldogs I have a few hand held vacs in the house. Two years ago I got two new ones, one was a dustbuster and another the Black and Decker hand vac.

Although the dustbuster has a more comfortable feel and is probably easier to clean, the power behind it is not as powerful, and the battery life SUCKS!

The black and decker hand vac lasts 10x longer on battery, and it is sometimes almost too powerful.

Overall, I think the black and decker is a way better hand vac and will never purchase another dustbuster.

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