Our new house has hardwood in the entry hallway, dining area and kitchen and I hate sweeping! I found this at Bed, Bath and Beyond and told my husband I was buying it! It is vacuum for your hardwood floors!
Yes, I am lazy and dispise sweeping! This is super easy to use. You do need to keep it plugged in because it is cordless. Just turn it on and 'sweep' your area. You can also use this on your carpet as well, so it is really a 2-n-1 vacuum!
In order to empty the vacuum, you just push the button and empty into the trash. The handle swivles and it is designed for you to be able to reach into places you would not be able to with a standard/regular vacuum.
So far I like this. My kids are able to use it as well! We have two dogs and it picks up everything with ease! My husband however chooses to sweep the old fashioned way!