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Horrid Hoover Jovis
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Post# 209732   12/12/2012 at 19:26 (2,664 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Well, my Vax/Dirt Devil Kone died on me recently. I thought about using the base unit as a kitchen utensil holder but its cone base still lights up, pity the hand held vacuum has gone. So, with some Argos vouchers decided to buy the Hoover Jovis hand held cordless. It looked like a good idea at the time, but my god it's a bulky thing with a slippery handle despite the ribs built in and what were Hoover thinking when they created the push out paint brushes at the bottom after the dust channel? Doesn't seem to push dirt along into the channel or do a proper job. About the only tool that's worth using is the crevice tool, but that's detachable and has to be stored in the battery charger vacuum cleaner holder. Still its powerful with a 2 speed motor and 9.6 Volts - pity that the daft 5 set LED indicators on the handle makes no sense at all - it isn't accurate at all and really pretty annoying.


Now I have just added the crevice tool permanently as it seems to be better at a worktop crumb cordless vacuum than anything else. Really wish Hoover UK/Candy Italy would get their finger out and build something far lighter and far smaller. The similar handle to the Slalom and Freedom bagless uprights is welcomed, but its a pity that it is slippery despite the ribs set on the top = in the wrong place!


Taken from Argos UK:



The Jovis SJ96CO4 is a rechargeable handheld vacuum cleaner for dry pick up and HEPA filtration. Up to 16 minutes run time on one charge.

  • 9.6 volts.
  • 16 mins running time on full charge.
  • Low battery indicator.
  • 2 speed switch for increased power control.
  • Capacity of dustbin 0.5 litre.
  • Total capacity 0.5 litre.
  • HEPA filtration.
  • Washable filter.
  • On-board tool storage.
  • Includes recharging base and integrated dusting brush plus crevice tool.
  • Size H38.5, W13, D14cm.
  • Weight 1.2kg.

Post# 209741 , Reply# 1   12/12/2012 at 21:45 (2,664 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        

I like the way it looks, but with the dust cup and the "works" on the bottom, I imagine it is rather clumsy and awkward... If you can still find a black and decker flex, I really like them....

Post# 209796 , Reply# 2   12/13/2012 at 11:51 (2,663 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

the Hoover handy looks much better. i'd have got that one

Post# 209910 , Reply# 3   12/14/2012 at 09:38 (2,662 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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This is an example of how bad Hoover has got these days - I am saddened to see it but not surprised at all.

If they could bring back the Dustette they had in the 80s (the grey one) and put a good powerful battery in it they would make good sales, but they won't.

Post# 209924 , Reply# 4   12/14/2012 at 11:49 (2,662 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Dont wish it - I wished they could bring back the Junior. They blessed the name on the awful Athyss stick vac to confuse buyers but only the collectors really knew! Hoover would do that - use an older name that meant something to a specific model and give it over freely to dress it up with something else that's either inferior or not suitable for purpose.

Post# 209931 , Reply# 5   12/14/2012 at 12:49 (2,662 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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You have a good point Ryan.

Post# 209941 , Reply# 6   12/14/2012 at 13:31 (2,662 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

like the new turbopower, good old name on a new product, but i cant say if its bettr as i havent used the new turbopower

Post# 209961 , Reply# 7   12/14/2012 at 16:26 (2,662 days old) by parwaz786 ( )        
The best handheld vacuum i used

I saw a DC30 Dyson handheld in currys for 50 theactual store had the ex demo model and looked good, however I had a corded handheld Electrolux workzone Z61A vacuum 700W with a motorised brushbar, has 2 motors for suction and brush? hard floor mode and stretch hose with crevice tool, trust me it might be bulky, but it performs like an upright vacuum in your hands, it is underpriced at 50! (Argos it)

Post# 209977 , Reply# 8   12/14/2012 at 18:30 (2,662 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Dysondestijl - the new Turbo Power you refer to isn't a real Hoover at all. As with a previous thread where another member showed evidence of this, I present the 1156 Clean Maxx Multizyklon Z8 available in Germany and made in China;

Post# 210045 , Reply# 9   12/15/2012 at 10:48 (2,661 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

yeah. i'd quite like a new "hoover" turbopower though.

Post# 242059 , Reply# 10   7/25/2013 at 15:37 (2,439 days old) by hi-loswitch98 ()        

You can pick up a REFURB Hoover Turbopower for 59.99 here:

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