Highly rated hand-held vacuums on Amazon include the Dyson V6 Absolute cordless vacuum, the Metro vacuum MB3CD, the Black+Decker BDH2000PL and the Electrolux Ergorapido. Good Housekeeping recommends the Dirt Devil Scorpion MO871XRED and the Dyson DC31 handheld vacuums.
Amazon rates the Black+Decker BDH2000PL with 4.6 out of five stars from 1,630 votes and states that it has a lithium-ion battery and weighs 4.3 pounds, as of 2015. The Dyson V6 received 4.7 out of five stars. The Dirt Devil Scorpion MO871XRED is a corded vacuum with a cord length of 20 feet; pros include increased efficiency when dealing with bare floors and pet hair, and cons include being loud and having difficulty with cleaning carpets.