While we recommend the device for apartment dwellers, there are a couple features we wish it had: namely a power button that stays "on." With its current design, you must continually press the trigger-like power button for the vacuum to run. The 26 minutes of cleaning time is not the same as run time and we would have liked more minutes. If you have a large house, then this probably wouldn't stand in for a plug-in set up. We suggest considering the DC 65 Upright, another new introduction into the Dyson family, which was specifically engineered for the American market.