Hoover Whisper: Dyson Clone

September 15, 2009 | Posted By: Troy Redington
I'm going to share with you a precious gem that has been residing in our hot deals forum for three whole years now.
Started by Atrac, and brought to life by Cycloneman the topic explores an alternative option for for the elusive Dyson vacuum cleaner.

You've seen the commercials, you've heard the story. You've listened to 'that guy' at work swear by the pure cyclone suckage provided with the patented technology that never clogs (except for when it does). And of course, you've seen the pricetag. ($500? Really? For a vacuum?)

Enter the Hoover Whisper. For a mere $100 bucks, this bad boy apparently uses the same Dyson technology from a now expired patent. It looks strikingly similar and has many GREAT reviews from the fatwallet community.

When I discovered the Hoover Whisper thread a year or two ago, I grew curious and, honestly, excited. I loved that the vacuum was being referred to as a "Dyson clone" and the raving reviews claiming that it even performs like a Dyson. I couldn't wait to get my hands on one. One problem, I already had a vacuum that works just fine :(

So for the next year and a half, everytime I would vacuum (which isn't often enough according to my wife) I would recklessly vacuum over the cord or my socks or stuffed animals or the curtains. Anything in hopes to kill that beast of a Hoover Windtunnel that was clearly inferior to the "Dyson Clone"

Eventually, we got fed up with the dusty smell that the windtunnel produced and ordered the Whisper from walmart. It was $88, with 98cent shipping, and I used a $10 gift card. It arrived within 5 days.

We've been incredibly happy with the vacuum for 6 months now.
It does a great job, it is easy to empty, the attachments work great. Its suction power is very impressive - it'll give an arm hickey in about 6 seconds.

My only beef with it is the lack of clear carrying method. The top pushy/pully thingie has a handle, and the top of the dustbin has a handle - but are either of them really safe for carrying this bad boy up and down stairs? I end up cradling it like a baby everytime I take it upstairs.

I actually LIKE my vacuum, and I like to use it. I love that I didn't spend $500 on a vacuum, but still manage to get the performance of a Dyson. There is a TON of great resources in the Hoover Whisper and MachX topic
You can Order the vacuum from walmart.com
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September 16, 2009 | Posted By: HatHed
Comments work now!
September 16, 2009 | Posted By: Llilith
Where'd you get a $10 Walmart coupon? I need a new vacuum.
September 16, 2009 | Posted By: mudley
Oh my bad! It was a gift card. I had pre-ordered Super Smash Brothers Brawl on a price mistake (Original thread. When they canceled my order, they sent me a gift card as a "we're sorry".
September 16, 2009 | Posted By: mudley
Apparently html is filtered out of comments. :(
September 17, 2009 | Posted By: jganderson
I got the MachX from WalMart entirely because of cycloneman's input there. I also made use of the carpet shampoo machine information in there. I have to agree with you. For me, that thread was like the best-kept secret on fatwallet. I've shared it with dozens of friends and even just acquaintances.

Looks like I have some reading to catch up on.
June 11, 2010 | Posted By: Llilith
So, how are you liking your Whisper after all this time? I had one delivered yesterday. It really sucks (no pun intended), but it is very heavy. Does a nice job on the floor, but I'm surprised by the weight.
June 16, 2010 | Posted By: mudley
I'm still liking it! I clean the filter once every few months. It is holding up strong. It seems to be the same weight as my old hoover - maybe all hoovers are heavy?
February 24, 2011 | Posted By: OrangeCrush71
Once you go Dyson you never go back.
March 31, 2011 | Posted By: ed1claudia
I am returning the Whisper tonight that I purchased a month ago (after reading this blog) and have used maybe 4 times. The thing first died, I resusitated it, but the suction is reduced and the red blinking light indicating bloackage won't go off- despite doing everything and then some to get this machine to work. I really don't want to take it back, but I am OVER things dying after a few uses. American consumers deserve better.
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