Hoover LINX Platinum Collection Cordless Stick Vac
Although $100+ seems like an unreasonable price tag for a stick vacuum, it makes sense once you examine this model carefully. Unlike other stick vacuums which are simply handheld units with an extended grip, the LINX is a full-fledged bagless 'WindTunnel' vacuum condensed into a cordless stick format. The beater brush is motorized, and can be switched off for cleaning bare floors more effectively. The 18-volt lithium ion battery provides consistent power until it drains completely, and the battery life indicator lets you know at a glance how much charge is left. The dust cup is easy to empty - pressing one button will drop the bottom panel, allowing all of the dust to fall out.