This is a great item, and up front i'm going to say, i love to use this around my house. We just installed wood flooring and it sweeps and vacuums the floors . All the dust bunnies, dirt, pet hair, and crumbs are picked up and stored til they are dumped. No need for a broom or dust pan. You do need to purchase dry sweeping cloths with a cost of around $5.00. It is rechargeable (comes with charger), and 2 disposable dry sweeping cloths. It is lightweight and the swivel joint maneuvers around and under hard to reach places. Not only can it be used on wood, but vinyl, tile, marble, and stone floors. It has a 1 year warrantee, and comes with a money back guarantee. A 16 hour charge is necessary before first use, after that an hour will do.. The negative sides to this are: charge doesn't last long(i do small areas and plug in and go back and use again), and it has to be emptied often. When suction is little, its time to empty small bin and clean filter. Even with these few negative things i still love this and am going to purchase another as a backup.
New use: Use to clean the cob webs on the walls/ ceilings. Just hold up (lightweight) and side along your walls.
Update On Apr 26, 2010: Just to update: this is the best and only thing i use on my wood floors, This vacuum comes highly recommended. Even though i do have to empty the container often of dirt or dust bunnies, I would be lost with out it. Only thing Walmart is sold out, so i will have to find another outlet to purchase an extra one- just to have on hand..