I had been a Dyson cordless vacuum user for so long that for a while, I convinced myself that no other cordless vacuums out there could possibly be as good. Part of my job is to test new products though, and so many new cordless stick vacuums have been popping up to challenge Dyson in recent years. It took a while, but I recently found a Dyson challenger that I actually like much more than my Dyson, and I’ve told you about it a few times. It’s called the Bissell ICONpet Cordless Vacuum and it happens to be close to an all-time low of just $199 right now.

That’s a crazy price for a $350 vacuum that tackles pet hair like it’s nothing and a fantastic design that I love. If your budget is a bit higher, however, I just came across a brand new cordless vacuum that I like even more than the ICONpet. It’s called the Tineco Pure ONE S12 Plus Cordless Stick Smart Vacuum Cleaner, and I’ve never seen anything like it.

One of my only issues with the Bissell model is that it’s not quite as powerful as Dyson’s newer cordless vacuums. It’s plenty strong enough to get the job done, but you might need an extra pass here and there. Tineco’s new Pure ONE S12 Plus is an entirely different story. It’s lighter than the Bissell model and it has better battery life than the Bissell model, and yet it’s just as powerful as even the newest Dyson stick vacuums.

As far as unique features go, you’ll find no shortage of them on this awesome new vacuum. There’s a big LCD display that shows things like power level, remaining battery life, the current cleaning mode, and Wi-Fi status. That’s right, I said Wi-Fi status. The Pure ONE S12 Plus cordless vacuum actually connects to your wireless network and communicates with an app on your iPhone or Android smartphone! The app monitors performance in real-time, tracks your cleaning sessions and even reminds you when it’s time to vacuum again. And as for on-device controls, there’s even a capacitive touchscreen that lets you adjust the vacuum’s power with a tap or swipe.

It’s the most feature-rich cordless vacuum I’ve ever tested, it’s just as powerful as a Dyson, and it even has LED lighting on the brush head so you can see all the dirt and dust you would’ve missed with a Dyson. There’s also an $80 coupon right now on Amazon that drops it to its lowest price yet, so now is a terrific time to check it out.

Here are some more killer features from the Amazon page:

  • Features iLoop(TM) Smart Sensor Technology that senses hidden dirt and debris, automatically adjusts suction power in real-time and extends runtime up to 100 minutes for complete cleaning confidence
  • Ultra high-performance 500W motor provides up to 6X more powerful suction for super multi-surface cleaning power
  • S12 PLUS model includes LED Hard Floor Soft-Roller Power Brush, ideal for wood, tile, and other hard floor surfaces.
  • Easily converts to a handheld vacuum with versatile attachments to reach corners, stairs, and crevices
  • PURE ONE S12 includes: LED Multi-tasker Power Brush, Mini Power Brush, (2) Pre-Filters, Automatic Pre-Filter Cleaning Tool, 2-in-1 Dusting Brush, Soft Dusting Brush, Crevice Tool, Flexible Long Crevice Tool, Dual Charging Wall-Mounted Dock — PLUS an LED Hard Floor Soft-Roller Power Brush, Flexible Extension Hose, and Multi-Angle Folding Adapter

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