Shark Rocket Handheld Vacuum HV292 Review

Reviewed Vacuum: Shark Rocket HV292
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  • Costs 30% less than another upright Shark Rocket;
  • Does not lose suction until the dirt cup is almost full;
  • Washable filter assists in reducing the cost of using this handheld vacuum;
  • Comes with a superlative, flexible hose attachment;
  • Consists of a crevice tool and dusting brush that fit on the hose;
  • Easy attachment to either nozzle on the vacuum directly or the end of the hose;
  • Consists of a motorized brush that assists in getting rid of the pet hair from the couch;
  • Very easy to install pet brush;
  • Comes with a 15-feet long power cable to ensure much better reach capacity;
  • Overall the entire vacuum is easy to assemble;
  • Provides an option to get a micro-vacuum attachment kit for cleaning those cracks in the floor or nooks and crannies in the living room, and fine grooves in the furniture. All this is available at a cost of less than $20;
  • One of the most lighter handheld vacuums available in the market;
  • It is very easy to empty the large dust cup;
  • Consists of a good enough suction to clean stairs;
  • Does not generate a cloud of dust when you empty it unlike other branded handheld vacuums available in the market.


  • Many users have complained about the fact that the handheld vacuum’s handle is at the end of the machine;
  • It is not possible to share accessories with other models sold by Shark Rocket;
  • The performance of the washable filter goes down after each washing;
  • Comes with an only one-year warranty;
  • The hose present in the handheld vacuum is short.

Are you looking for a lightweight vacuum cleaner that not only offers efficient cleaning but also is reasonably priced?

If yes, you will appreciate Shark Rocket Handheld Vacuum HV292.
The amazing part is that this handheld vacuum comes in a lovely design. It is, in fact, one of the best handheld vacuums that aids in cleaning odd places.

It weighs less than 4 pounds and is very lightweight which makes it highly portable. You can employ this handheld vacuum for quick pickups. It is even possible for you to use it for cleaning small and hard to get spaces. It is highly recommended for spaces around the stairs.

There is a powerful suction in this handheld vacuum that works great to clean stairs. It consists of a TruePet motorized brush that is effective in picking anything from the carpets, fabrics like pet hair, dirt, dust, allergens, and just about anything.

There is an extra large reach stretch hose in the handheld vacuum that is effective in cleaning very narrow and tight spaces by attaching it to the hand vacuum.

It comes with a 15-foot long cord that is good enough to pick up the mess just about anywhere. It is great for deep cleaning the living room which is way better than the upright cordless vacuums that do not last for more than half an hour. It is possible for you to employ an extension cord with it.

It has a four and a half inch of clearing path which is just about par with the other cordless vacuums available in the market. Although it does not have a retractable cord, you can always wrap the cord across the vacuum.

All in all, Shark Rocket Handheld Vacuum HV292 is one of the cost-effective and adaptable handheld vacuum cleaner available in the market. It is possible for you to get rid of modest amounts of cat hair, small spills and dust anywhere within the arm’s distance using this vacuum.

Key Features

  • At less than 4 lbs., this vacuum is ultra-lightweight and convenient for cleaning any surface.
  • The Mini Motorized Brush gives you deep cleaning power in the palm of your hand.
  • Features an easy-to-empty dust cup—no bag needed.
  • The 15-foot-long power cord provides the freedom to clean the whole room.

Review the Product

Cleaning Performance: sssss

The Shark Rocket Handheld Vacuum HV292 is an average performer when it comes to cleaning.


When we placed pet hair, human hair, a sand-and-sawdust mixture, and a Fruity Cheerios and performed the test three times each on different surfaces like low-pile carpet, mid-pile carpet, and hardwood/laminate floors. The results were amazing.

We found that the default power of this handheld vacuum created a good suction in boosted mode. This is mainly due to the fact that the motor received more power from an outlet than it would from a battery. But, the results are quite impressive. The brushroll design is an instant hit when it comes to removing pet hair on both carpet types.

It did not perform quite well when it came to removing particulate debris or Cheerios. The problem is the handheld vacuum’s floor nozzle sits directly on the ground without adjustable wheel height. This makes it very difficult to get on top of large debris. We found that it was able to get rid of 87% which is not a small feat.

Yet another problem is the fact that the bristles are short and spaced farther apart. Due to this problem, it becomes difficult to mop fine scraps into the vacuum as efficiently as brushes with longer or closer bristles.

Noise Quality: sssss

Shark Rocket Handheld Vacuum HV292 ranks amongst the best when it comes to being the quietest operator. It performs at just about 71.7 decibels which is one of the quietest that we have reviewed. On average a standard vacuum makes a noise level between 78 to 80 decibels which is just about the noise made by a washing machine.

User-Friendliness: sssss

The Shark Rocket Handheld Vacuum HV292 is one of the most user-friendly handheld vacuums available in the market. In case you are residing in a home that consists of carpets, hard floors, or both this product is easy to push back and forth on all kinds of floors without getting stuck. The amazing part is the convenience with which it changes to a handheld which makes it easier to clean your stairs and vehicles.

Price: sssss

The price of Shark Rocket Handheld Vacuum HV292 is pretty reasonable when compared to other branded handheld vacuums. The very fact that it comes at a price that is 30% less than the upright shark rocket showcases this fact.

Overall Value Derived: sssss

You can very well adjudge from the ratings that Shark Rocket Handheld Vacuum HV292 is one of the most cost-effective handheld vacuums available in the market. In terms of performance, it delivers what it promises. You can easily convert the vacuum into a handheld. Due to this reason, it becomes easier for you to clean spaces that were hard-to-reach, thanks to the included attachments.


Shark Rocket TruePet (HV322)

Shark Rocket TruePet (HV322) is one of the ingenious handheld vacuum available in the market. It is also known as “TruePet” due to the fact that it comes with a pet tool with a motorized brush.

This handheld vacuum is much better when compared to HV292 as it consists of a beater bar. In case, your home has lots of pets, this is the best option available. The reason being, it will be able to do the job quickly. The only drawback being, it is a touch too expensive.

It employs 500 watts of power. But, what makes it different from HV292 is the fact that this variant consists of an LED headlight in the floor tool. This way it becomes easier for you to get adequate visibility in cleaning low lighted areas like beds or the living room table.

It also consists of a hard floor attachment with a mop. The weight of this handheld vacuum is 8.6 pounds. All in all, Shark Rocket TruePet (HV322) is an upgraded version of HV292. Although the upgrades like the motorized brush and LED headlights come at a premium price of $70 in case if you have pets in your household it is a good investment.

Shark IONFlex DuoClean Cordless

Shark IONFlex DuoClean Cordless is one of the most powerful cordless vacuums available in the market. Most of the time it has been observed that cordless vacuums stop working midway through a cleaning sessing. The reason being, their batteries die off. This is where Shark IONFlex 2X DuoClean Cordless is different.

This ingenious vacuum gives the option to switch out batteries whenever required. This means that you will have less waiting time. It is

This cordless vacuum is extremely lightweight and easy to carry. Due to this reason you get the option to make cleaning an effortless job.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away (NV352)

Shark Navigator Lift-Away (NV352) is one of the budget-friendly vacuums available in the market. It is as if you are buying a three-course meal at a four for $4 price. The amazing part is that you will get all the ingenious features of Shark like Lift-Away technology and a HEPA allergen filter at a cost-effective price.

You even get attachments for dusting. On top of this, it is possible to get small spaces which seem to be too good to be true. It provides great value when compared to the quality that you can derive in this price range.

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