A user reviews the Black and Decker CFV1200 DustBuster Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: “The Black and Decker CFV1200 DustBuster Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is great because it can work as a stick vacuum or hand held. With it being cordless, it’s a lot more versatile as well. You can get in a lot of hard to reach areas without dragging the cord everywhere. The 12-volt unit has great suction as well. It’s so good that it actually rivals my more expensive upright vacuum. You have to hold it at the right angle to get the best suction – some people complain it won’t pick up anything, and I think this may be the problem. You can also hang it up for easy storage.
On the negative side, it doesn’t hold a charge for very long. This is actually very common for hand & stick vacs. Anyway, the most I’ve gotten out of it is 20 minutes of full powered use. Plus it takes 16 hours to recharge fully. So, you probably won’t be using the Black and Decker CFV1200 DustBuster Cordless Vacuum Cleaner to sweep up the whole house, but it is marvelous at cleaning a few rooms at a time.”