Shark WV201 WANDVAC Handheld Vacuum Review

By | 14.08.2020

Shark WV201 is a stylish, and attractive vacuum cleaner that perfectly befits a home with modern interiors. In fact, the stylish design is the reason why it has won the Red Dot award in 2019. Even though it is a compact vacuum cleaner, it can sometimes outperform full size vacuum cleaner in picking up the dirt and debris.

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Shark WV201 Advantages

High Speed Suction Power

Shark WV201 can provide powerful high speed suction thanks to the tapered nozzle design. The tapered design ensures the suction tip comes in contact with the surface and collect all the debris immediately. Even with high suction, the brushless motor which it is powered on does not produce much heat so you don’t have to worry about it getting heated if you keep using it continuously.

Shark WANDVAC Handheld Vacuum

Easy to Empty

Emptying the spring loaded dust canister is easy. You simply hold it over a dustbin, press a button and it will pop open. The debris will shoot out on its own into the dustbin without you having to handling any dirt in the process.

Shark WV201 Handheld Vacuum


Shark WV201 wandvac handheld vacuum is lightweight and easy to carry around for on the spot vacuuming. When the dust bin is empty, it weighs lesser than 1.4 pound. The maximum capacity of the dustbin is up to 0.08 quarts of dust so it won’t add any significant weight when it is full.

Fancy Charging Station

Shark WV201 WANDVAC Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

The handheld vacuum cleaner comes with a fancy charging dock with specialized compartments for holding other cleaning attachments like the crevice tool and multi surface pet tool. The crevice tool can pick up crumbs that are set deep within the upholstery cushioning. The multi surface pet tool can pick up pet hair that is shed all over the places easily. When you want to charge it, just place it nozzle side down in the charging station and plug into a nearby socket outlet. After 2.5 hours, the handheld vacuum cleaner will be charged to full.

2 years Warranty

Shark’s handheld vacuum cleaner is covered with a 2 years warranty. If the product fail within 2 year, you can contact their customer service online. They have friendly customer service who are always online for 24 hours.

Shark WV201 Disadvantages

Too Loud

The high suction produces a lot of noises that may be irritating to your ears. The loud noise is at around 95 db and can be damaging to the ears. However, this should not be a problem if you just use it for a quick cleanup.

Touch Sensitive Power Button

The power button is touch sensitive, every time you press a little, it will turn off the vacuum cleaner. You will have to remind yourself to be careful not to put your finger over the button while vacuuming.

Small Dust Cup

Shark WV201 is only equipped with a small dust cup so you should only use it for picking up small amount of debris. If you use it to pick up a large amount of debris, you will find yourself having to constantly empty the dust cup.

The Exhaust Outlet May Scatter Debris Away

You can feel hot air coming out from the exhaust fan that is to the left of the vacuum cleaner. The air is strong enough to blow the debris that you are vacuuming on the floor. If the pet hair is scattered on the floor, they can get blown away even faster than the debris particles. The air from the exhaust may also contain small particles that you have vacuumed. You can try holding the handheld vacuum cleaner in a way where the exhaust vent does not face the floor so that it will not blow against the debris.

Short Battery Life

Shark WV201 has a short lived battery life that last for only about 9 minutes. For this reason, you should start using it to vacuum the debris as soon as it is turned on.

No Led Lights

There is no LED light that allows you to see the debris when you are vacuuming in dark spots such as underneath the furniture.


In conclusion, Shark WV201 wandvac handheld vacuum is an affordable handheld vacuum cleaner that can produce high suction power for vacuuming debris of all sizes. It is ideal for use in small quick cleaning tasks around the house since it has a short lived battery. You can also keep it in the car in case it becomes necessary for you to clean up your dirty car seats and floor mats.

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