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Post# 386200   2/16/2018 at 08:02 (242 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

Looks like some kind of cordless stick vac from oreck, there is only a breif glimpse of the machine at the end of the video on this page. Looks like it may be bagged, which would be interesting.

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Post# 386201 , Reply# 1   2/16/2018 at 08:04 (242 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

Just found more information at this link. I think the price might be a tad high.

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Post# 386207 , Reply# 2   2/16/2018 at 09:26 (242 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

It is rather expensive, but I think that POD concept is really interesting, but are they disposable? I'm guessing so. The "expandable" feature is neat! I'd like to know more about this and would be interested in seeing how it performs. A 40 minute run time is not too bad! I wish they could cut down on the charge time though.

Post# 386217 , Reply# 3   2/16/2018 at 11:35 (242 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

I agree the specs look pretty good on paper. I'm guessing the pods are basically a bag. It also looks like it is direct air, judging by the design of the intake. Also looks like the outside of the "pod" storage system is a pourous material to diffuse air. It certainly is interesting.

Post# 386219 , Reply# 4   2/16/2018 at 11:45 (242 days old) by HonestJoe68 (Mansfield, Ohio)        

Ok I got the latest from a lovely woman named Charlotte at Oreck Customer Service.

The Oreck Cordless Pod will be released in the Spring, she is guessing June and it will first ONLY be available in the Oreck Branded Stores and she was not clear if the ďpreorderĒ online orders would be delivered before or at the same time the Store releases them.

She said the ďPodĒ is the disposal method which is a fiber/paper bag with plastic cap and it snaps into the vacuum but when its full and you dispose of it she said you donít touch the pod, just eject it into the trash for clean hands free disposal.

It is going to be $499 but it will come with many attachments and lots of features (Mini Motorized Brushroll, Dusting Brush, Upholstery tool and Crevice are just some of them, She said there is about 8 attachment tools for the Pod. It will run for 40 minutes on a 2 1/2 hour charge and the battery is NOT removable. So far the non-removable battery is the only thing I see I wont like.

They were told about this Pod in December and she said the latest information for them is still rather vague as itís literally still in the final development stages. If you sign up with your email at Oreck you will be kept informed of new information regarding the Oreck Cordless Pod.

I canít wait to order this and if they donít do online ordering first.. Iíll be driving an hour to the nearest Oreck Store. She said they will NOT be sold in the dealer stores that sell other vacuums and Oreck but only in the actual Oreck branded Stores.

Thanks so much for sharing @singingrainbow. Iíd just looked at the Oreck site the other day and didnít see this. I will let you guys know on here if I find out anything else.

Post# 386229 , Reply# 5   2/16/2018 at 14:39 (242 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Interesting that it seems to only be advertised at "" but not at

Post# 386236 , Reply# 6   2/16/2018 at 17:53 (242 days old) by cuffs054 (monticello, ga)        

The  pods look like they could be costly.

Post# 386241 , Reply# 7   2/16/2018 at 18:48 (241 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        
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Like anything else "innovative" and "limited distribution" it will be very costly to begin with, but give it a few years and the price will fall off.

Post# 386247 , Reply# 8   2/16/2018 at 21:07 (241 days old) by blackheart (North Dakota)        

A direct air cordless machine, interesting. Probably won't be a bad performer but probably not a full sized vac replacement.

Post# 386254 , Reply# 9   2/16/2018 at 22:53 (241 days old) by HonestJoe68 (Mansfield, Ohio)        

I found more information on the Oreck Pod... I found out it will be offered in Black and White. I also found out it is going to be advertised as a ďfull size uprightĒ and the brushroll is to be better than Dyson or any of the other cordless vacuums. It will have a combination of Stiff Bristles for deep carpet cleaning mixed with softer (and longer) bristles for hard floor cleaning. Itís supposed to have unbelievable suction, the best in class for a cordless.

The disposable ďPodsĒ are expandable to save space when new in package and I think I mentioned but in case I didnít.. you will never have to touch the full pod when emptying the vacuum.. it will pop off and into the trash can.

The Oreck Pod Cordless will have a BlueTooth phone app, similar to the Hoover REACT and itís call ďInVision IntelligenceĒ combining the app and indicator lights to show bag capacity, as well as battery capacity and other perfomance indicators.

One thing I was told by the Oreck Representative Charlotte may be wrong as you will see in the picture Iíve attached. She said the Oreck Pod would only be sold in Oreck Branded Stores.. but the display model in the picture is located in a Vacuum store that sells many brands. I also am confused by this that she told me because as @LuxKid1980 said, they are advertising it now on Which sells other brand vacuums like Miele, etc. Charlotte did admit they were intentionally keeping them in the dark somewhat as they want this to be the next huge thing for Oreck. We shall see.....

Lastly, it will have what Oreck is calling the ďWhite Glove WarrantyĒ which Iím told is an all inclusive (even the battery) warranty that for THREE years, everything will be fixed free of charge and the typical yearly Oreck ďTuneupsĒ will be included as well for the Pod.

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Post# 386257 , Reply# 10   2/16/2018 at 23:26 (241 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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tfw when there's a teaser trailer for a stick vac.

idk it looks like an interesting setup. It's really neat that they're using - basically - a bagged setup and not giving in to the bagless revolution. Good for them. I hope they actually sell some, but at that price... eh...

Post# 386634 , Reply# 11   2/23/2018 at 15:03 (235 days old) by mariotron (Texas )        
A bagged stick vac?!

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I never owned one of those types of vacs but considering it's bagged I'm interested.

Post# 388508 , Reply# 12   3/19/2018 at 11:46 (211 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Looks like the Oreck POD is now finally available for purchase! I'm waiting for my local Oreck store to get them in stock so I can run it through the paces. Great to see that it has a 100 day "Love It" guarantee and a 3-year warranty.

Post# 388510 , Reply# 13   3/19/2018 at 11:54 (211 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Doesn't it have an air powered floorhead?

I don't like the sound of that 🙈

Post# 388512 , Reply# 14   3/19/2018 at 11:59 (211 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

I was wondering about that too. It does however say that the brushroll tool is air powered.

Post# 388514 , Reply# 15   3/19/2018 at 12:02 (211 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

I see now, it does say air powered floorhead. I've never used one before so not sure how they perform. I foresee no issues on the hard surfaces, but carpets may be a different story.

Post# 388515 , Reply# 16   3/19/2018 at 12:05 (211 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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They should have made it an electric powered nozzle then they would have a very good product that I'd like to own.

Post# 388516 , Reply# 17   3/19/2018 at 12:09 (211 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Well, I think it is an interesting product and I'm excited to at least try it out.

Post# 388518 , Reply# 18   3/19/2018 at 12:14 (211 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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I like the fact that it's bagged and has a good run time I just can't get on with air powered nozzles.

Post# 388520 , Reply# 19   3/19/2018 at 12:19 (211 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

I am guessing that an electric powered nozzle would have caused the battery life to be greatly reduced.

Post# 388522 , Reply# 20   3/19/2018 at 12:28 (211 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Yes it would you're correct 😊. But most of it's competitors have a power nozzle.

Post# 388537 , Reply# 21   3/19/2018 at 18:23 (211 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

I can think of many other things I'd spend $569.00 on...geez. Another overpriced Oreck product, thanks TTI! Honestly, I don't know how the Oreck brand is surviving, I've seen no advertisement for the brand in years now. St. Louis has gone from seven stores, to three, and I think selling Miele is what's keeping them in survival mode...very sad. Only two of the stores are Oreck/Miele only, the third went multi-line when given the opportunity.

Post# 388541 , Reply# 22   3/19/2018 at 19:03 (211 days old) by Luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

While it is pretty expensive, its an interesting looking machine. And, its nice to see Oreck coming out with something new at least. They have had some great machines over the years and they sold well. Speaking of commercials or a lack thereof, I don't believe I have ever seen a miele commercial on TV, at least not in my area.

Post# 388550 , Reply# 23   3/19/2018 at 21:18 (210 days old) by vacmaster (Southern California)        

Definitely the unmistakable work of TTI

Post# 388564 , Reply# 24   3/20/2018 at 01:06 (210 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Looks like the Dyson V10 has a competitor!!The Oreck-570 bucks??Too rich for me!!Will stick with my simplicity Freedom Cordless.Don't know what the price of the dyson V10 is.The "pods" appear to be an interesting alternative to bags or bagless.But--how much debris can they hold?For that price the vacuum should have POWERED-electric powernozzles.Interesting that both the Oreck or Dyson can be a stick upright vacuum or a hand vacuum.

Post# 388568 , Reply# 25   3/20/2018 at 07:03 (210 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Yes it should definitely have an electric power nozzle. That is a deal breaker.

Post# 388583 , Reply# 26   3/20/2018 at 11:10 (210 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Maybe we will be pleasantly surprised :)

Post# 388584 , Reply# 27   3/20/2018 at 11:12 (210 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Mark, how long does the V10 take to charge?

Post# 388585 , Reply# 28   3/20/2018 at 11:27 (210 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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I hope we are 😁

The V10 takes 3 half hours to charge with is an improvement over the V8 which takes 5 hours.

Although because I only use it for quick pick ups it never runs down completely so I put it back in the stand and it's fully charged in less than half that time.

This will improve greatly in the coming years when graphene batteries become available.

Post# 388586 , Reply# 29   3/20/2018 at 11:30 (210 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Yeah, would be nice if the charge time could be much quicker. That Kobalt push mower I have, which takes a hefty lithium ion battery can fully charge from zero in 30 minutes. Wish these vacuums could do that!

Post# 388587 , Reply# 30   3/20/2018 at 11:52 (210 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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I think they will eventually. 😊

Post# 388591 , Reply# 31   3/20/2018 at 13:10 (210 days old) by HonestJoe68 (Mansfield, Ohio)        

Iím so glad I waited to order this Oreck Cordless. Even though I still really want it.. I will wait until I can stop by the Oreck store and give it a try. Especially since the hand held mini and floor brushroll are AIR driven and not electric motor driven.

They could surprise me and if so Iíll buy one on the spot. BUT if there is the least bit of shrill sound or stall out of either brushroll when itís operating.. No way, I wonít be buying this either.

Itís a shame too as Oreck and TTI might have had a real contender for the V10, but this is no where near as advanced with Air powered tools, but still priced almost the same as the V10! Bummer

Iíll let you guys know and hopefully too soon, we will see a video on YouTube and can listen and see the performance of the brushrolls.

The best part of my Dyson V8 is the powerful brushrolls, both standard and fluffy. I will take slightly reduced run time for more power.

One last thing, my call to Oreck today did confirm one GOOD thing about the Oreck Pod. The Runtime of 40 minutes is solid regardless of what tools are used and it will never will be less than 40 minutes. That and a shorter 2 1/2 hour charge time had me ready to buy. Also, the entire Pod thing had me sold.. but now Iíll be waiting... who knows.

Post# 388678 , Reply# 32   3/21/2018 at 16:04 (209 days old) by stormcrash (Seattle, WA)        

I really don't like the new logo they unveiled with it, but the product looks interesting overall. I'm happy that Oreck has stuck with their strong suit, bags, and brought a bagged machine to this market segment. The benefits of bags are a huge part of their overall sales pitch (along with weight) so I'm glad they didn't repeat something like the Touch (bagless) from the last days before the TTI buyout.

Post# 388809 , Reply# 33   3/23/2018 at 08:53 (207 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Apparently it's not an air driven floorhead that's just the name they've given it. 🙄

I am now interested again 😁

The Pods are $3 each. Not sure how big they are but that could be costly over a period of time.

Post# 389333 , Reply# 34   3/28/2018 at 19:57 (201 days old) by Luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

So I went to see the Oreck pod in person today as my local store just got them in. Overall, its a nice vacuum. It's very lightweight, coming in at under 6 lbs. The floor nozzle and smaller turbo brush are indeed electric powered, as evidenced by the electrical pins on each. When I demoed the pod, it picked up everything the rep put down on the carpet, including sand and some type of synthetic fur to resemble cat hair. It was easy to push on low pile carpet and only slightly more challenging on deeper pile carpet, but that could have been because the small carpet square moved around on the floor. I dont know how it would perform on shag carpet though, but I don't think I would attempt using and rotating brush roll on shag. The vacuum. Also has a high and low setting. I wouldn't say its overly loud on high, but its not exactly hushed quiet either; somewhere in the middle. It revs up so to speak when you change from low to high. It also has a nice battery indicator and changes from a green light to red when it needs to be docked and charged.

I don't like that the floor nozzle rotating brush cannot be turned off, but that's no different than any other Oreck cleaner. It cleaned up debris on hard floors very well. The smaller turbo brush was very nice and didn't bog down a bit on the carpeted stairs I tried it out on. Also, the PODs themselves are very clever and easy to change out. Once full, they are supposed to seal shut and you can then turn the holder upside down and it easily slides out into the trash.

I will say that I would have bought it right then, but the rep was unwilling to throw in the wall mount tool caddy for free. They claimed it was $59.99, which seems quite high. It wasn't in stock but they could order it. Most vacuum dealers are used to wheeling and dealing on prices, or so I thought, but after a call to her manager, they still would not allow the tool caddy for free. I distinctly heard the lady on the other end of the phonecsay no. Its a shame they would let a customer walk over the $60 caddy when they could have sold me a $500 vacuum, but perhaps I was asking for too much? I didn't think I was, but oh well. Maybe I'll consider the vacuum at a later date.

Post# 389337 , Reply# 35   3/28/2018 at 20:30 (201 days old) by HonestJoe68 (Mansfield, Ohio)        


I agree with you Jason.. if they canít even offer the $60 dollar tool caddy for say $20 bucks with purchase of the $500 vacuum or honestly.. you were NOT asking too much to get one free, I would walk away too.

I am trying to figure out if I want the Dyson V10 or the Oreck Pod, but honestly if you donít even get the tool caddy and itís still $500, and like Mark said the Pods are about $3 bucks each. I might wait too and see what happens.

Typically Oreck, when I call the main company number 800-989-3535 and talk to the awesome ladies that answer the phones, I get some sort of a discount as a Loyal Oreck Owner of Seven Oreck Vacuums.. I typically get at least free shipping. So maybe I will try and order mine when they are available to order from Oreck direct, and see if they will work with me and get a free tool caddy.

Thanks for the information though, I am so glad to hear about the powered brushrolls as we were all confused by the ďairĒ in the name and I thought.. crap itís air driven, which I hate. LOL

Also, thank you for sharing how it operated and your thoughts on itís performance and loudness. Take care and I agree.. you were right to wait and did Not ask for too much in my opinion.


Post# 389339 , Reply# 36   3/28/2018 at 20:51 (201 days old) by Luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Thanks Patrick! Yeah, I hate not having a place to store the tools, so the vacuum really should come with the caddy, especially at that price point! Perhaps I'll take your advice and call Oreck directly to see if they can offer a better deal. I will say the pods do look like they will hold a lot of dirt, so the price isnt too too bad, but they aren't exactly dirt cheap like an electrolux c-style bag either.

Post# 389391 , Reply# 37   3/29/2018 at 15:29 (201 days old) by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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They're doing a really heavy ad campaign right now with the oreck pod

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Post# 389435 , Reply# 38   3/30/2018 at 08:15 (200 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

I see they have made a few updates to their website as well. It used to say the POD cleaner had a 40 minute run time, but they have now updated the specifications section to say 35+ minutes. I thought that was interesting.

Battery Type Lithium Ion
Run Time 35+ Minutes
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
Speed Settings 2-speed
Slim Swivel Yes
Floor Type Carpets, Hard Floors
Handheld Mode Yes
Cleaning Tools 4
Weight 5.6 lbs.
Low-Profile Design Yes
Cleaning Path 9"
Filtration Pollen, dust, allergens
3-Year White Glove

Made in the USA Yes

Post# 389441 , Reply# 39   3/30/2018 at 09:11 (200 days old) by Kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Since the brush roll is electric I want one for sure

Post# 389728 , Reply# 40   4/3/2018 at 15:42 (196 days old) by Ctvacman (CT)        
Just tried it

Just dropped off my orbiter and my platinum and got to try out the new pod machine. Itís not worth it at all, I really wanted to like it so much too. The dirt capacity is 24 ounces, so the bag will fill up quick. Itís much louder than the dysons currently on the market and the suction is really kinda pathetic compared to a dyson. You must manually plug the cord in when you dock it so not really grab and go convenience of a dyson. He demonstrated the oreck odor carpet crystals on a royal branded entry rug and it struggled to pick it up as did the riccar cordless supralite which really shocked me. The riccar just scattered the powder across the rug, I just gave up after six passes.

So yeah definitely bummed that the new pod and my first use of a riccar cordless let me down. The brush on the oreck seems like it would do a good job since it has many rows of brushes, but they donít stick out far enough to adequately groom like my dc59 Motorhead does, which is surprising since my dysons donít stick out far either aside from the carbon fiber brushes.

Post# 389783 , Reply# 41   4/4/2018 at 01:53 (195 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

There must have been something wrong with the Cordless Riccar you tried-it should have eaten the carpet freshener with no problem-any of mine eat any brand of deodorizer without a sweat-and in only like two strokes!

Post# 389840 , Reply# 42   4/4/2018 at 21:53 (194 days old) by Luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Thatís strange that the pod didnít pick up the crystals very well. It seemed to pick up all the dirt when I tried it out in be store.

Post# 389842 , Reply# 43   4/4/2018 at 22:19 (194 days old) by HonestJoe68 (Mansfield, Ohio)        

Hi guys,

Colby, Iím actually wondering if the Riccar SupraLite Cordless you were using had a clog or full bag or the pores of the bag were clogged from fine dust?? If not, I really think there must have been something wrong with it as my Riccar performs so well Iíve recommended it to friends and family.

My Riccar vibrates and grooms the carpeting so well the dirt and particles several inches in front of the brushroll head vibrate all over before they are sucked up in one pass. I did my own Roger Lang type inspired ďBag of FilthĒ demo with mine and it cleaned up all the Rice, Flour, Dry Oats and Dog hair in one pass, easily gulping up everything in itís path. Unfortunately I donít have the professional equipment to film it so my video was pretty bad so I deleted it. But if I get a chance, I will try again and hopefully can post mine soon to show how well the Riccar SupraLite picks up everything from fine to largest particles, it groomed so well after one pass the carpet was totally clean.

I have decided I will wait to see if Oreck indeed sends me a free Pod Cordless to demo, if not.. I probably will just buy a Dyson V10. I have heard a few other people say the Oreck suction was not as strong as it could be and performed somewhat lackluster. Who knows until you have one home and try it though.. I didnít think I would like certain vacuums if I went by the reviews only, but then tried them like Colby at a store of just bought it and found they worked fine for me.


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Post# 389961 , Reply# 44   4/6/2018 at 13:52 (193 days old) by Ctvacman (CT)        

When I pick up my machines from their annual tuneup, Iíll give the riccar another try. I just returned my v10 on the 27th, like my dc59 better, the v10 is quiet but so is the v8 so I think thatís the model Iím going to next. The 10 just misses so many marks for me.

Post# 393551 , Reply# 45   6/19/2018 at 22:09 by Lux_Luthor (Tennessee)        

Does anyone own the Pod now? Are the pods good at filtering like Miele/synthetic disposable bags?

Post# 393618 , Reply# 46   6/20/2018 at 20:04 by Relhall (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)        

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I have one, in black. ďAllergen levelĒ is a term is have heard used to refer to itís actual filtration. It filters fine for its intended purpose - quick pickups between regular cleanings.

While there are some (cordless stick vacs) that claim to have hepa, I would be interested to see someone test emissions as there seems to be some (potential) controversy over the claims. Perhaps true hepa requires a little more suction/airflow/power than most of these battery units achieve overall in order to really clean. I may google that later.

That said, the thing is amazing! It cleans almost anything, and runs longer than I care to. Brushes are motorized (both floor and upholstery) as it is a direct suction unit requiring agitation on surfaces. It is lightweight and easy to hold. Love it for the car. It seems most of the time I grab it for something quick and just keep going, looking for more.

PS ~ if the pod seems to fill to quickly (pet hair, fuzz, etc...) just shake it a little and youíll likely be able to keep going. It monitors capacity and airflow and either could trigger alert.

Post# 393660 , Reply# 47   6/21/2018 at 14:55 by Lux_Luthor (Tennessee)        

Thanks for the repsonse, Relhall! I know with a quick and easy vac like the Pod, Iíd be using it far more than my full sized Aerus machines. I donít allow shoes worn beyond just inside the door, donít have pets, and am generally good for keeping a (slightly ocd) clean home. So if the thing wonít be spewing dust/etc back out causing me to sneeze and need to dust afterward, then it sounds like it may meet what I want it for.

Post# 393730 , Reply# 48   6/23/2018 at 02:25 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Haven't encountered the Oreck Pod vacuum-would be interesting to try one.The Pod is another alternative to bags or bagless dust bins and filters.

Post# 394674 , Reply# 49   7/11/2018 at 08:59 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

So I recently picked up the Oreck POD at a discount. I've had it for a couple weeks now and I really like it. Mine came with the tool rack that they wouldn't throw in for me at the store last time I went. All mounting hardware including screws and plastic wall anchors were included, as well as instructions for how to mount the charging station and the tool rack. Both were a snap to install and it feels very solid while mounted. The charging station for the Oreck is really cool and a circular ring on the station glows a soft white light that pulses while it is charging. The light goes out when charging is complete.

The vacuum took the full 2.5 hours for the initial charge and then I ran it through its paces. One POD was already installed in the machine and 4 additional PODS were included. The PODS themselves do not seem very large, but apparently the dirt packs down in them as they fill up. I haven't vacuumed enough yet for them to really fill.

Overall, the vacuum feels nice in the hands, most of the weight being up towards your hands where the motor and POD are located. It's a snap to maneuver around as the floor nozzle swivels easily. When I first test the vacuum out in the store, the sales rep told me that the extension pole and floor nozzle were one unit, which is not correct. The extension pole does disconnect and allows the user to attach the other attachments for reaching ceiling corners, door jambs, etc.

When first turning on the POD, the machine sort of revs up to speed 1 or 2, depending on which you select, but it is not annoyingly loud. I use the high speed (2) for the wall to wall carpet and speed 1 for hard floors. Only one rug I have gave me a bit of a problem because the rug itself is a small area rug with almost non-existent pile (very very short) and the POD seemed to clamp down to it due to the short pile and the vacuum turned off and the POD light was blinking. The machine thought the POD was full due to a big loss of suction against this rug, as it continually monitors how full the POD is. If I vacuum on high speed for this rug, the suction is greater and the issue does not seem to happen. Other than that, it cleans well for a stick-type cordless vacuum; probably not as a deep carpet cleaner, but it does well enough for in-between cleanings and is very convenient to grab when in a hurry versus pulling out a corded vacuum. It vacuumed up everything easily on the floor, including cat food, litter, normal household dirt and hair, and I also used it to vacuum up cat hair on the bed. I like it!

Post# 394678 , Reply# 50   7/11/2018 at 09:24 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I bought a POD for Shaylee because she wanted something quick around the house other than her Oreck buster B (can you imagine using only a little Buster B!!!)
Anyhow she really likes it. I like it too. It didn't WOW me like I had hoped it would but it is a good vacuum. I love that it's so light and versatile that I can go from floor to ceiling fan in a few seconds. If I had one request for it it would be this. I wish it had a floor tool like a canister would have because sometimes I don't want to run the brush roll when doing the hard floor.

Post# 394679 , Reply# 51   7/11/2018 at 09:29 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        


Yes, that's a good point regarding the floor nozzle tool.

Post# 394729 , Reply# 52   7/11/2018 at 23:58 by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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It's by far my favorite stick vacuum so far. Oreck really did a good job in marketing by renaming vacuum bags to pods. Far more relatable to today's millennial.
I expect customer service and quality to be far better than Dyson v10.
The price is also about the same as the cheapest V10.
Got to play with one for a few minutes was really impressed.

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Post# 394740 , Reply# 53   7/12/2018 at 04:40 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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looks more like a toy than a vacuum i doubt it picks up much il stick to my full size elctrolux for now

Post# 394745 , Reply# 54   7/12/2018 at 07:50 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        


I think it looks much better than the Dyson offerings and other comparable stick type vacuums. Like most stick type vacuums, I do not think they are yet to the point of deep cleaning capabilities of a corded machine on carpets. They might be in the near future though. That's why I am not yet getting rid of my electrolux canister or corded Oreck uprights.

However, it is much more convenient to grab for a quick in-between cleaning than my Epic 6500SR or the Oreck upright corded machines. It's actually very nice not having to contend with the cord everytime you want to do a quick cleaning. I can do my whole house, including above floor cleaning on a single charge with the POD. I haven't yet run the battery dead (granted my house is less than 1500 sqft).

Post# 394842 , Reply# 55   7/13/2018 at 17:16 by relhall (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)        

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No "bare floor" tool with this one, and you likely wouldn't want one after you tried one on it.

Due to it's overall design, those tools are not effective. Rather, this one has two different brushes on the brushroller itself; longer ones for bare floor (these are softer if I recall correctly) and shorter ones which engage on carpet.

For those with a POD - it's not hard to rig one up, just don't commit ~

Post# 394882 , Reply# 56   7/14/2018 at 03:10 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Haven't seen this vacuum yet in Greenville-would like to try it.The vac shop I go to is an Oreck dealer-surprised he hasn't gotten one of these POD vacuums.Makes me think of the "Filters" the 3M vacuums use.

Post# 395309 , Reply# 57   7/19/2018 at 22:25 by Luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Ive been using the POD every other day or so for a while now and I noticed a small bit of hair and lint that had accumulated slightly around one end of the brushroll on the floor head, so I decided to inspect it further. I remember someone on the forum posting an issue regarding lint accumulation in one of the dyson vacuums a while back, but canít remember which one.

The bottom plate is secured by 7 screws and once removed, the brushroll can be easily removed. I then was able to easily remove the debris. The brushroll is driven by a small toothed belt with # DP 27 A; reminds me of the ones used on the older Electrolux power nozzles. I imagine that spare parts will eventually be available for the POD vacuum (should it need service in the future) as it looks like accessories such as the floor nozzle are serviceable. Overall, the brush seems well made and easy to replace. Iíve attached pics if anyone is interested.

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Post# 395345 , Reply# 58   7/20/2018 at 13:21 by Lux_Luthor (Tennessee)        

I did get one of these but Iím not impressed. I think maybe I expected too much. But it doesnít seem strong to me, even on level 2. Iím sending mine back and will get a corded stick vac instead.

Post# 395347 , Reply# 59   7/20/2018 at 14:01 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

The suction on the Pod likely isn't as great as that of a corded machine, but I don't have much to compare that too since I wanted one that was specifically cordless. It seems to work great in my mostly hard surfaces home and hasn't encountered any problems picking up debris.

One thing I will say is that it is important to use the right accessory tool for the job on this machine. What I mean by that is, the included dusting tool for instance is best used for just that, picking up dust from window sills, on flat surfaces, cobwebs, etc. The motorized hand tool, the motorized floor head, or the long crevice tool work very well for picking up debris on surfaces or for crumbs that are in between the couch cushions. The dusting tool doesn't work well at all for some situations (and vice versa).

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