This is perfect for small areas lije apartments ir small area rugs. Only weighs a few pounds and has great suction power for just a little vacuum. Easy pivoting directional head for manuvering around obstacles. Anyway she loves it. The Kirby to big and cumbersome snd the bafs costly. None of that with this. So nice to use and easy to dump canister. I like the fact it is cordes so never to worry about a full charge or battery pack needing repladed. Plug in and go just the way it has been for decades. No power or suction loss due to weak battery. Its so compactvtoo abd takes up hardly any storage space. I am very happy I bought this and so is she.