★★★★★12 real customer reviews average rating: 4.5 stars (scroll to see all)
5 Stars By PhillyBound on 2018-05-20 My second foray into cordless vacuums… pleasant surprise! I have been using two Hoover Windtunnel T-Series upright vacuums to take care of my three-story town home, split between the highest and lowest floors. The Hoovers did reasonably well on carpet, but on hardwood floors they have completely failed me. Most loose dirt would be slung out the back of the cleaner head from the motorized roller brush spinning, instead of actually getting vacuumed. My second Hoover allows me to turn off the brush, thereby no longer throwing the dirt around. I then noticed without the roller brush on and agitating stuck dirt, that none of the dirt would actually get vacuumed into the canister. Needless to say, I was fed up.
The next day I spontaneously picked up a very expensive Dyson V7 and got to work on my home. My buyer’s remorse came shortly thereafter… The Dyson was very expensive and prompted me to conduct some AlumiGogo research for cheaper alternatives, like the Dibea C17. From reviews, I knew the Dibea C17 did not use a brushless motor like the P9, instead using a simple brushed DC motor. Given that AlumiGogo has a liberal return policy, I decided to purchase the best looking alternative to Dyson, which at that time appeared to be the Hummingbird P9.
With both the Hummingbird P9 and Dyson V7 in possession, I ran them through their tests. The Hummingbird P9 did just as well in cleaning my hardwood floors, felt lighter and less bulky in my hands, and left me feeling proud for not spending so much money. The fit and finish on all the components are top-notch, like most things that come out of Taiwan… and great care was taken to ensure everything was air tight and easy to use (love the constant “ON”, vs. having to hold the trigger with the Dyson!). I also noticed the main tube snapped into the handheld and cleaning head with much more authority, whereas the Dyson felt quite loose.
In conclusion, I returned the Dyson and kept my Hummingbird P9. Its batteries charge fast, it doesn’t cost nearly as much as a Dyson, while apparently still performing just as well as one. The P9 includes far more attachments, which I have gotten a lot of use out of (specifically the smaller motorized cleaning head for upholstery). Don’t waste your time with the cheap $100 cordless vacuums, and reconsider if you really think paying the premium for Dyson is worth it. I think I have gotten my money’s worth out of this product!
4 Stars By BQ on 2018-05-24 Nice vacuum, good value, not sure battery is replaceable/serviceable. I really like this vacuum. It’s seems to be very well made, everything fits and works properly and feels solid, not cheap. I have never owned a cordless so I cannot make a comparison to another vacuum. I had a need for something lightweight and easy to pick up sand, tiny shells and debris that is brought in the house by our dog several times a day. I was ready to bite the bullet and buy an expensive one ( shark or dyson?) and began looking for the highest rated cordless on AlumiGogo. This was one highest although it is obviously new and so it only has a few reviews. I read another view comparing the Dyson with this Proscenic and decided to give the P9 a try first. So far, I’m very happy I did! I’m positive I will use this several times a day since it’s easy to use and works great. At first I though the suction was not going to be enough to accomplish anything but it’s amazing how much debris I empty out of the dustbin. Pros: It charges really fast, quicker than advertised. Great array of attachments that work well. Extremely lightweight. Easy to empty right over the trash -even without having to remove the wand, it makes no mess whatsoever and you don’t breathe dust. Nice pickup on edges of motorized head. The soft brush does an excellent job of picking up grit, sand and even tiny pieces of shell ( Parts of our property is crushed shell). Really like that the first press is low, second is high and 3rd is off. Makes it easy to do a quick “high” if there is a particularly dirty area without looking for a switch position. I understand with Dyson you have to hold the trigger continuously. Cons: I don’t get 40 mins out of a charge on low - more like 30; on the higher suction, maybe a little over 10. If I mix the two settings, I’m guessing 15. I did not run the battery completely down since the instruction discouraged this. I’m using it on bare floors, along baseboards etc. a few small door mats. From what I’ve read this is not unusual for this type of vacuum and all manufactures cover this with “the actually battery time will differ with your circumstances” sort of language.
I am afraid that battery may not be replaceable. I came back to this page today to reread and ask the question and will change this when I get an answer. It looks as though the older, less powerful model did have a changeable battery. The thought of paying $200 for something that is disposable doesn’t feel like like a good value and the thought of it going to a landfill really bothers me. I may have to rethink my purchase if it isn’t replaceable/serviceable. For now, I’m only deducting one star until I know the answer since there is no mention of this in the description.
Probably not the option of getting a second battery to trade out for a longer run time when the first is discharged if the battery is not replaceable.
3 Stars By W. Roe on 2018-05-31 Less Vacuum Power Than $200 Dyson and Shark! It is okay but I believe that few of this lightweight cordless “vacuums” will have near the power to replace my corded vacuum and they seem more as a “convenience” for quick minor cleaning. I purchased this Proscenic P9 because the description lists it as 200 watts, the highest for a $200 cordless that I could determine since few seem to provide any wattage specification to compare. For comparison, a CORDED Shark stick vacuum has 600 watts and provides much more suction power as well as more force in the beater brush bar. The “Shark IonFlex” CORDLESS is 300 watts but was priced significantly higher but Shark’s “Ion Rocket” is now $200 on AlumiGogo which I did not see before choosing the Proscenic. The P9 works okay to pick up the pet hair that clumps around our house from our three dogs but the brush fills up with hair quickly, so I usually just use the extension tube without any attachment. Using the rotating brush, it can pick up debris on top of our Berber carpet, but we need our Shark Rotator for a deeper clean of imbedded dirt. Some online sources I found suggested using wattage as a means to determine power and others preferred “air wattage” which some Dyson vacs provide. I now feel this P9 barely has enough power but power ratings are difficult to compare as they may use different methods. One reason I chose the Proscenic P9 was the battery is placed below the handle grip instead of in front of the grip, as it is on several other models. I think having less weight in front of the grip may help reduce wrist strain do some (small) degree. I like that you cycle through the three trigger settings, off, low and high, so it is unnecessary to hold down the trigger or set some latch to hold it down. This Proscenic also comes with a good assortment of attachments though no caddy to store them. I am uncertain if there is any real convenience to this kind of device or not. It is great not having a cord but the amount of dirt it captures is small compared to our full-size vacuum and they both take about the same effort to empty and clean so any time savings may be offset to some degree. The rotating brush head is much smaller, so it takes longer to cover the same area and there is much less suction, so I am picking up less dirt. On the plus side, this is kept handy on a wall charger so can be easily retrieved to do a quick light pick up. Perhaps a broom would be able to do much of what this does too. Our full-size vacuum does take a bit more effort to get out but does much more and is faster so the time saving convenience of the cordless may not be so significant. I have been using this primarily as a hand vac for furniture and window sills and with the extension tube to pick up clumps of pet hair that are never ending. I seldom bother with the roller head since sionce it usually fill up quickly with pet hair and then require a few minutes to clean. The three indictor lights are a little odd. It stops blinking when it reaches full charge but when in “low” there is one more light then when in “high” and maybe have more than three lights to run down as the power diminishes. I would prefer to know the amount of battery life remaining regardless of which speed I am currently using but it has not been an issue. I found the two roller brushes somewhat cumbersome to switch out when removing the soft roller brush. I will likely simply leave the regular brush in since the smooth one is not good on carpet and did not seem to do well with pet hair. I own some great Kobalt cordless tools that use 80 volt batteries with sufficient power to operate a chain saw and even a lawn mower. Hopefully higher power batteries will eventually be making their way into the vacuum market to seriously challenge corded models including uprights and canisters. I wanted to like this for design but usefulness is more like 3 stars (its okay) imo but of limited usefulness. Comparison to Dyson: Since getting this I went to BBB and decided to purchase the Dyson V7 Motorhead that was on sale and the same price as the P9 when using a 20% BBB coupon. I have found the Dyson to be significantly more powerful but includes fewer accessory attachments. Just a basic crevice tool and combo brush in addition to the powered rotating brush head which are the most common attachments. Unlike the 9P, the trigger must be constantly held down when operating. There is a separate High/Low switch independent of the trigger, while the P9 which cycles though power settings and does not need to be held down. The build quality seems better on the Dyson with better connections to the accessories. The rotating brush heads appear to be the same width, but the brushes are a different design the rollers different diameters. The P9 roller brush appears slightly stiffer and includes a soft roller that can be changed with the bristle brush. The soft brush is useless for pet hair so of limited use for me. I used the Dyson on hard floors with the bristle brush and it works fine for me. The P9 has a light which really helps reveal dirt while the Dyson is without one. Disappointing. The Dyson v7 seems to do a better job picking pet hair from carpeting since the brush does not fill up with hair so quickly. But the Dyson seems harder to push on cut pile carpeting and leaves more marks then my Shark corded model. Still the power is what matters to me which Dyson has a significant edge over this Proscenic P9. I am unable to say if one battery last longer as my vacuuming so far has been for quick cleanups and both have outlasted any small task at hand. The Dyson charging station has slots that hold the two included tools while the Proscenic P9 only accommodates the vacuum. BBB said I could return the Dyson if unsatisfied but the Proscenic P9 may go back instead. The Dyson V7 Motorhead was originally $300 so it may be unfair to compare the two even though I paid $200. The Dyson is currently available at many retailors for $250 without the 20% coupon and I think even worth the extra $50. I notice Dyson advertises the difference in “brush bar power” between their different models (V6-V10) which I presume refers to the rotating brush and not the amount of suction power. I wonder if they are referring to something like the RPM’s of the brush or perhaps more bristles. I was told Dyson is moving away from corded models and will be focusing on cordless vacuums. I have read that the Shark “Ion Rocket” cordless has even more power than the Dyson so and is now $200 and has a light. I may check it out!
Update: Since writing this I also now have purchased a cordless Shark Ion Rocket that I will compare with two other cordless sticks I have purchased, Proscenic P9 and Dyson V7 Motorhead. The Shark’s control buttons are on the back and you use your thumb to activate by pressing and releasing. The others have a trigger type control. This Shark’s accessories are held in place by friction while the P9 and V7 use locking connections. The Shark does not come with a wall mount but can be purchased separately for $40. The shark came with a crevice tool, brush and allergen dusting brush. All three can be found currently for $199 on AlumiGogo and maybe some other retailers. (just saw they lowered the P9 price). I found a price match for the Shark and received an additional $20 (10%) off making the price $179! The Sharks handle/motor unit is noticeably heavier but has an option to turn off the power to the rotating brush head unlike either the Dyson or the Proscenic. The Dyson seems to have slightly more suction power imo than the Shark but both have way more power than the Proscenic P9. The only advantage to the P9 imo is that it includes more accessories. The rotating brush head on the Shark is more aggressive and nicely pulls the machine forward. The Dyson has a less aggressive roller with fewer bristles and half of those are quite soft. This allows it to work for both hard surfaces and carpeting. The Dyson V7 seems much better to me when vacuuming pet hair. Lots more of the pet hair gets to the dirt container, with minimal hair becoming wrapped around the rotating brush. The Shark and P9 aggressive rotating brushes can quickly become clogged with hair...and the hair is difficult to remove! The Dyson brush design makes it comparatively easy to remove any hair that stays on the brush. I took some pictures that show the brushes on both machines. The Proscenic P9 has a brush similar to the Shark and also clogged quickly and took effort to remove hair from the brush roller. The P9 felt very light and moves easily over carpeting but did not feel like it was grabbing in the way the Shark brushes do to propel it forward. The Dyson v7 on the other hand requires the user to use some effort to push and pull when vacuuming carpets. This was on my Orientals, Berber and cut pile wall to wall. But the Dyson V7 also seems to suck up more imbedded dirt imo. The Shark has a light, as does the P9 too but is unfortunately missing on the Dyson V7. All three are easy to access and remove the filters but the P9 requires the most effort. This Shark does not include a wall mount, but the handle/motor unit can be hung on some tabs near the floor unit that allows the unit to stand independently without having to lean on a wall when not in use. I think the wall mount can be purchased for $40 from Shark but I do not see it currently available on AlumiGogo. You could also simply use a large wall hook I suppose. In addition to the usual crevice tool and upholstery brush combo, Shark included an allergen dust brush that I have used but I think dusting by hand with a cloth is easier and does a more complete job in most instances. The rotating floor brushes can be attached directly to the handle which is great for doing carpeted stairs. It was moretiresome with the Shark because both the floorbrush and the motor are heavier. I noticed the higher pile on our back stair made the Dyson stickless tothe floor as it does in our shorter pile carpets and rugs. I keep the Dyson docked next to the dryer and find it handy for vacuuming the lint trap too.
We have three dogs that shed constantly and leave LOTS of hair. I wanted a cordless to keep handy for quick daily pickup of the kitchen and family room that I find the Dyson seems best for pet hair and deeper cleaning of carpets. The design of the V7’s rotating brush avoids getting full of pet hair compared to the P9 or the Shark Ion Rocket that clog up quickly and take time to clean. Additionally, I found a larger volume of fine dirt particles in the debris container when vacuuming rugs and carpets using the Dyson V7 Motorhead. Unlike our corded upright and the Shark cordless Rocket, the Dyson does not propel itself and the suction seems to grab to my carpets, requiring some physical effort to operate. It is not too difficult but takes effort compared to the other vacuums. It may be that the head is in a more direct contact to the floor resulting in the suction pulling the vacuum head downward and the less aggressive brush being unable to move the brush unit forward. Perhaps that is also why it seems to suck up more imbedded dirt. I like having the V7’s wall charging station that holds some tools and I don’t need to think about charging. The Shark requires that I remember to connect the wire to the battery which I might forget to do. However, the Shark does have a removable battery and additional batteries are available and currently $100. I have returned the Proscenic P9 but am keeping the Shark for use in a vacation home. I feel for pets owners, the Dyson is the way to go but if pet hair is not a big issue the Shark moves easier on carpeting. The Proscenic has way less power so I chose to return it despite the additional attachments. Edit: When emptying the Dyson's dirt container, part of the filter section is pulled up which forces debris (especially pet hair) out the bottom trap door. The others require that I often have to use my fingers to remove hair that remains. I have noticed the price on this Proscenic P9 has been lowered to $170. Having used the Dyson and Shark ($200) I still would spend th extra $30.
3 Stars By Lance E. Pearson on 1969-12-31 Not a vacuum but a dustbuster at high prices Way, way overpriced. It will work for light duty but is just one step above a handheld dustbuster with long nose, brush, attachments and larger dustbin. It is really not powerful. I have a corded Shark stick vac that blows this away. It should sell for around $100. Would not have bought if I had been able to try it ahead of time. I will use it for light kitchen and breakfast room duty but don't kid yourself, it is nothing like a vacuum, more like a dustbuster with a long nose.
5 Stars By Alisa on 2018-05-24 The carpet head is brilliant on carpets and performs very well at removing pet ... We were very hesitant to make this purchase because of the price, but it seemed that it would be worth claims were accurate.
The carpet head is brilliant on carpets and performs very well at removing pet hair. The hard floor head also picks up fine dust and bigger particles from the hard flooring without kicking anything about which is brilliant too.
Overall this machine is great and will be replacing our corded upright as it cleans so well! I would highly recommend this cordless cleaner and receives a definite 5 stars from me!
5 Stars By McKay C on 1969-12-31 Not as powerful as a plug-in vacuum cleaner but way more versatile Really I can only see two downsides to this vacuum cleaner: 1) It is less powerful than a vacuum cleaner that you would plug in and 2) Because it runs off a battery, you don't get infinite vacuum time. With these two drawbacks comes a lot of benefits.
This vacuum is very lightweight. This is great for people who might have back issues or problems lifting something heavy. Also, because this runs off a battery, this is very easy to vacuum in any area of the house. It has enough attachments that you can really vacuum just about anything. I even use this to dust my computer and desk.
For anyone that lives in a smaller house or condo (I would say about 1300 square feet or less) this is probably the only vacuum that you will need. It really does it all; it can do thick or thin carpet, any floor type, and can be used for the car or in the garage. If you live in a bigger house you will likely need a more powerful vacuum that won't run out of battery power, but I would still recommend this as a spot vacuum cleaner.
Both my wife and I have been very happy with using this. I find that we end up vacuuming more now just because of how convenient it is to do so.
5 Stars By Summer on 2018-06-03 Proscenic p9 cordless vacuum is great! Lightweight and powerful Proscenic p9 cordless vacuum is great! Lightweight and powerful. I used to struggle the wires when I vacuum, now I feel so much easier to move around the cleaner. So much convenient. The vacuum comes with many different attachments for different purposes. The best attachment I like the most is the mini motorized tool for cleaning bed , sofa and pillows. I always afraid the dust mites. Since I have this cleaner I use it every. Feel so good after clean it! The vacuum has 2 suction speed. When I use the stronger speed the battery last about 25 mins. The low speed seems last much longer. And also it is very easy to clean off the vacuum cleaner. Just press the button on the bottom of the dirt bin. All the staff come out. And you can even wash it! So far I really love it. Makes my life so much easier to have this vacuum cleaner, hoping to last me a long time.
5 Stars By danny on 2018-05-21 This vacuum is great! There’s an instruction book in the red envelope ... This vacuum is great! There’s an instruction book in the red envelope when I open it and it is very organized too. The vacuum is very lightweight and it makes very little noise when in use. This vacuum cleaner is absolutely amazing when compared to my old, which is very heavy and make a lot of noise. I have a two year old at home and whenever I use the vacuum he is either very scared or wakes up from sleep, and that makes cleaning the house very hard. I’m very satisfied with this!
5 Stars By Celine on 2018-05-29 It is lightweight and easy to handle Totally worth the price. This vacuum picked up years of hair that I didn’t know was there. It is lightweight and easy to handle. It does an excellent job of cleaning both carpets and hardwood flooring.
5 Stars By Primrose P on 2018-06-03 which is nice. It also has different power settings This vacuum cleaner is lightweight and powerful. It picks up a lot of stuff. It come with different attachments which you can use you to vacuum different areas, which is nice. It also has different power settings. The battery seems to last longer than my old vacuum of a similar model. It’s pretty good.