Gtech Multi

This vacuum's tough, tacky hand grip feels like a power drill's, and its 22-volt motor provides impressive suction (as well as an ear-ringing 92 decibels). It quickly sucked up small mountains of everything from sawdust to pet hair, but its design, which places the dust bin under the nozzle and directly in the path of your cleaning targets, prevents it from being as all-purpose as the others we tested. [$250; gtechonline.com]