The AirSwivel Lite by BLACK+DECKER.
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The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional.
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award 
Price $73 List$399 List
$379.99 at Amazon
$280 List$250 List
$199.99 at Amazon
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$319.99 at Amazon
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Pros Inexpensive, maneuverable, solid at picking up pet hairFantastic cleaning performance, excellent at picking up pet hairFantastic cleaning power, easy to use, easy to handleInexpensive, cleans carpet very well, picks up pet hair with easeBest at cleaning carpet, easy to use, exceptional at picking up pet hair
Cons Doesn’t clean hard floors, carpet very wellNot the best with stairs, reach is a little shortFalls over easily, average reachNot particularly impressive at cleaning hard floorsHeavy, hard to handle
Bottom Line While the AirSwivel delivered a decent showing, we were far more impressed with other budget modelsClaiming the top spot and easily earning the Editors’ Choice award, the APEX is our favorite vacuum we have tested so farDelivering a solid performance across our tests, the Rotator is one of the better vacuums we have seenDelivering a superb performance across the board and retailing for a great price, the Navigator Lift-Away is our favorite when it comes to getting the most bang for the buckThe Kenmore was unmatched when it came to cleaning carpet
Rating Categories BLACK+DECKER... Shark APEX... Shark Rotator with... Navigator... Kenmore Elite Pet...
Carpet Cleaning (35%)
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Ease Of Use (25%)
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Handling (20%)
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Hard Surface Cleaning (10%)
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Pet Hair (10%)
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Specs BLACK+DECKER... Shark APEX... Shark Rotator with... Navigator... Kenmore Elite Pet...
Vacuum type Upright Upright Upright Upright Upright
Model Number BDASL202 AZ10002 40 NV800W NV356E 31150
Bag Type: Bagless Bagless Bagless Bagless Bag
Cleaning Path Width: 12" 11.75" 10.25" 11.25" 13.75"
Measured Brush Width 11" 9" 8" 9" 12.75"
Measured Weight 9.4 lbs. 16.9 lbs. 15.1 lbs. 14.4 lbs. 21.1 lbs.
Variable Suction Control No Yes Yes Yes No
Brush On/Off Switch: No Slow Low Yes Yes
Measured Maximum Reach 20.8' 32' 32' 31' 37'
Measured Power Cord Length: 20' 30' 30' 30' 34'
Automatic Cord Rewind: No No No No No
Noise 75.4 dBa 72 dBa 75 dBa 73 dBa 72.5 dBa
Swivel Head: Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Carry Handle: Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Soft Bumper: No Yes Yes No Yes
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