Rating: Strong Recommendation
A year later: We continue to be very impressed with this vacuum after using it for a year. Of particular note, the Ball is sooooo easy to clean out and you never have to touch the dust and dirt.
Also, it's not as heavy as people say the earlier vacuums were. It is very easy to pick up and move around.
We had a chance to test The Ball for a whole afternoon earlier this week and, honestly, we've never had so much fun using a vacuum.
- A powerful sucker! (really, it will surprise you)
- Super easy to maneuver (especially under furniture)
- Shows you your dirt
- Easy to clean
- Awesome extension wand design
- Hepa Filter
- Well made (you can feel it)
- The attachments actually stay in place
- Big for urban apartments
- Doesn't look sexy to us (but it IS distinctive)
- Price is high for some (although we think a good vacuum is worth it)
(Re-Edited from 2005-05-11 - mgr)