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HoLife HM036E Review

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Updated May 25, 2023
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The HoLife HM036Es is a handheld cordless vacuum cleaner released in 2020, promising effective wet and dry spot cleaning. Unlike most of the world’s top-tier vacuum cleaners, the HOLife HM036E comes with a nozzle for spot-cleaning wet messes. With a remarkably compact design, this unit can be used on stairs and in vehicles. For a similar model, read our Hoover ONEPWR cordless hand vacuum review.

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It has a maximum of 5.19 kPa of suction power, picking up large particles and pet hair from carpets and hard floors effortlessly. This model comes with a HEPA filter, which removes 99.97% of allergens and dust particles as small as 0.3 microns. Explore the features of the HoLife HM036E below and check out the iRobot Roomba 981 review if you prefer a robot vacuum.

Reasons to Buy

  • Outstanding pet hair pickup power
  • Simple maintenance
  • Excellent large particle pickup rate on bare floors and carpets
  • Anti-allergenic HEPA filtration system
  • Portable design is good for stairs and vehicles
  • Decent battery life

Reasons to Not

  • Struggles with small particles
  • Small 0.15L dirt compartment

Market Context

Compared to the same brand’s similar models: While the HoLife HM036E has a HEPA filter, the HoLife 164 doesn’t come with a HEPA filtration system. Additionally, the HoLife 164 is wall-mountable, while the HM036E vacuum cleaner comes with a charging station.

Compared to other brands’ similar models: The HoLife HM036E comes with a specialty nozzle for liquid messes, which is not available with the Wyze Handheld Vacuum. However, the Wyze Handheld Vacuum has a suction rotary dial and longer 33-minute maximum battery life than the 23-minute runtime of the HoLife vacuum cleaner.

The HoLife HM036E has a remarkably better 23-minute battery life than the 8 minutes of the Shark ION W1 WNDVAC. The HoLife device also has a much bigger 0.15L dirt compartment, which is better than the 0.07L dust cup of the Shark model.

Critic Consensus

Experts hailed the HoLife HM036E, recommending it for most usage cases, including stairs, cars, and workshops. Testers at Vacuums Guide were impressed by its 5.19 kPa of suction power and lightweight 2.47-lb frame. However, if you need an even lighter vacuum, view the 1.2-lb eufy HomeVac H11.

Researchers at DustbusterReviews were impressed by its outstanding pet hair pickup rate, which averages 100% on hard floors and 94% on high-pile carpets. It got reviewers’ endorsement for pet owners, although it doesn’t have a motorized tool like the one on the Dyson Humdinger. Testing revealed an excellent 23-minute runtime, and analysts praised the unique liquid nozzle attachment for wet messes.

The vacuum cleared an astounding 100% of large debris on bare floors and 80% on low-pile carpets. It’s equipped with a HEPA filter that proved effective against allergens during testing. This model has an acceptable 74.0 dBA noise rating, but unlike the iRobot H1, it doesn’t come with an upholstery tool. However, experts criticized its small 0.15L dirt compartment.

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