REVIEW – In my never-ending quest to remove all of the dog fur from my floors and furniture, I am always on the lookout for vacuum cleaners. We have a really nice Dyson V10 Absolute cordless stick vacuum that is great. It has all sorts of attachments and will work for a really long time on a single charge. My only real issue is when I put the short suction nozzle or brush attachment on and use it as a handheld device to clean couches, nooks, and crannies. That Dyson gets really heavy after a while holding it in my hand. All that being said, when the chance came to review the Proscenic Handheld Vacuum, I jumped at the chance. Let’s see if it does the job I want it to.
What is it?
The Proscenic Handheld Vacuum is a cordless handheld vacuum cleaner. It comes with two attachments, a pet hairbrush, and a long tube attachment that has a brush you can slide out on the tip if you want to. It has a charging stand and also comes with a USB-C cord to charge without the stand.
What’s in the box?
- Charging stand
- Pet hairbrush
- Power cord for charging stand
- Handheld vacuum
- Charging cord for the vacuum
- Extension tube with slide-out brush
- User Manual
- Thank you/product registration card
- Size: 66mm× 66mm× 423mm
- Weight: 630g
- Suction: 8KPA/12KPA
- Dust capacity: 120ml
- Battery capacity: 2200mAh
- Working time: 15- 30mins
- Charging time: 2.5±0.5H (Charging Duck); 3.5±0.5H (Type-C)
Design and features
The first thing I wanted to show you is the extension tube. I really like the design of how you move and lock the brush into place. You have to press down on the release pictured above on both sides to unlock the brush and slide it up into place at the front of the tube. The brush will not move. I have another small handheld vacuum I use in my office and the brush on it constantly wants to slide back as I use it. This one is solid and stays in place.
The picture above is a side shot of the right-hand side (as you face the docking station) of the docking station. You can see the port where you plug in the AC adapter.
This next picture shows you the bottom of the handheld vacuum. The two metal rectangles are the charging connectors. Those touch two identical metal plates on the docking station to charge the device. You can also see a USB-C port where you can plug in a charging cable directly into the vaccum.
At the bottom of the vacuum cleaner is the lithium-ion battery. The silver button you see on the bottom of the battery is also on the other side of the battery. You simply squeeze those two buttons and the battery will slide out of the vacuum cleaner. I hope to see extra batteries for sale someday. I have not been able to find a replacement battery yet. The other thing is that from what I can tell, there is no way to charge the battery by itself. The battery has no USB ports of any kind. So getting an extra battery would mean getting some kind of docking station to charge the battery.
Setup was pretty easy. I simply plugged the docking station into the wall, placed the vacuum in the charger, and placed the accessories in the slot. You can see it all set up in the picture above. The power button will glow green and fade in and out as it is charging. Once it is a solid green it will be fully charged.
I took a picture of the top of the vacuum where the dust and dirt are collected. There is a large silver rectangle button on either side of the clear container. Pressing both in allows the dirt receptacle to pop open for emptying.
Here is a picture of the dirt receptacle opened. Below that you can see another section of the vacuum that can pop off. You place your thumb on the arrows and press up in the direction of the arrows to remove it. I will get into that part a little later.
The dirt receptacle can be completely remove by pressing the two small rectangles at the back and it pops off the vacuum. This is very handy should you want to wash out the receptacle.
This next picture shows that extra piece below the dirt receptacle popped out. It holds the H12 HEPA filter inside.
You can pop the HEPA filter out by pulling on the metal handle at the top of the filter. This filter is washable which is also really nice.
This picture shows the bottom part of the section that holds the HEPA filter. It will trap the larger pieces of dirt and keep the filter from getting clogged.
I decided to give the vacuum my ultimate test by vacuuming my couches and the nooks and crannies around the couches. Not all you see up there in that picture is dog fur. There is quite a bit of it, but a lot of what you see is coming off a throw we use on the couch. That thing will be leaving our house soon! You will also notice the dirt is sitting on my tablecloth! I was a complete goober and popped open the dirt receptacle thinking the dirt would stay inside. Well it does not, so you need to be sure when opening it that you are over a trash can!
I then spent some time working on cleaning the dog bed. I ended up running with the pet brush at the highest speed setting. I forgot to mention that the vacuum has two-speed settings. When you press the power button one time you get the low setting. I find that this picks up everything on hard surfaces easily. It will even pick up on cloth quite a bit of stuff. Another press gives you the high setting. I needed the high setting because the dog hairs were thoroughly embedded in the material of the bed. This is where the vacuum cleaner really shined. Holding the Dyson trying to vacuum that dog bed was very tiring. I also had to use the highest suction setting on the Dyson to get the dog hair out. Because the Dyson is so big, it is very awkward to use maneuvering around the bed. The Proscenic was a dream to use. It was lightweight enough that I could position the vacuum exactly where I wanted it. It picked up the hair easier than the Dyson did. It also ran almost 17 minutes at its highest setting before shutting off. That was almost as long as my Dyson. I found I could then still turn it back on and run it for a minute or two at the lower speed setting.
I also took a picture of the metal filter that sits before the HEPA filter. You can see how it caught a bunch of dog hair.
What I like
- Lightweight and easy to hold.
- Great docking station.
- Has great suction power in both low and high settings.
- You can wash the filter and the dirt receptacle.
- Will run 16.48 minutes at the high suction setting.
What needs to be improved
- Need to offer extra batteries for sale.
- Need to have a way to charge batteries outside of the vacuum.
The Proscenic S1 3-in-1 Handheld Vacuum is my favorite handheld vacuum I have reviewed. It has great suction power and gives you the ability to really clean and wash out the dirt receptacle and filter when you want to. The battery powers the device for a long enough time to do any touchup job I gave it, even at high power. I don’t think this will replace my shop vac for vacuuming the car out, but in the house, this will be the vacuum I go to for many spot jobs.