FortuneDragon MultiFunctional Cordless Stick Vacuum Review
If you look at the cordless stick vacuum market, this niche is primarily dominated by the likes of Dyson, Shark and Hoover. Their products are the crème-de-la-crème in terms of cleaning performance, versatility and quality.
This type of vacuums are known great in-between cleaners that are most suited cleaning high traffic areas inside carpeted homes and can be used as the main cleaner for smaller homes with no carpet.
What makes these products even better is the work that manufacturers put in to make it even more versatile. Not only will these tools clean the floor, it also is capable of cleaning above the floor areas like upholstery.
FortuneDragon is a Chinese brand that aims to challenge the big boys in the industry with their MultiFunctional stick and hand vacuum that also comes with a mop.
Yes, you heard that right this product has 3-in-1 functionality.
At first glance this product similar to a Bissell Bolt Ion stick vac that is basically a hand vacuum attached on a frame so that it also functions as a stick vacuum.
The FortuneDragon has the same sort of functionality but you can also use it as a wet mop.
According to GearBest a full charge will run for around 50 minutes and it will take roughly 5 hours to fully charge the 2,000 mAh lithium-ion battery.
Let’s look at the features of this versatile 3-in-1 vacuum and see what it’s all about:
- This is a versatile stick vacuum, hand vacuum and mop rolled into one
- Equipped with a 12-volt lithium ion battery that has an very long 55 minute run time
- 2,000 Pa suction
- 600ml dry dirt capacity
- One year warranty
What to expect from this versatile stick and mop?
Now, I’ve owned Chinese made vacuums in the past and the biggest issue with these products is build-quality particularly the plastic parts. Manufacturers use cheap plastic that crack over time.
In terms of quality, this product is very decent with the main parts (handle and main floor tool) locking into place securely. The crevice tool that is stored at the back of the body is only secured by friction so there will be a risk of it cracking in the long run.
The overall quality is good but you’ll not mistake this for a Dyson or even a Hoover.
It its default mode, this product is a stick vacuum measuring around 44.68 inches long which is roughly the same as a Dyson V6 which is pretty much the average size for all stick vacs in the market right now.
If you look closely at the body you will notice that it looks like a handheld vacuum – a large one at that.
Manufacturers in the past few years have been finding ways to extend the versatility of their products and this feature is exactly that – extending the functionality of this product.
Press a button and it detaches from the body, morphing it into what it is in the first place – a handheld cleaner.
In terms of tools, this product does not come with much.
The handheld vacuum only has a single crevice tool attachment. I was hoping for a mini-motorized attachment similar to a Dyson Mattress to help it clean upholstery and even the mattress but at its current price point it would be hard to include that in the package.
Here’s photo of the main floor tool upside down…
Another photo with the door open…
What I like about the brush is the stiffness of the bristles which in theory should work great on carpet.
Run Time and Battery
Powering this vacuum is a smallish 12-volt lithium battery that GearBest says runs about 55 minutes which is insane because similar type products like the Hoover Air Cordless or the Bissell Bolt use much larger capacity batteries and despite that both have shorter run times.
This could be at the expense of suction power as this only produces around 2,000 Pa of suction, just 200 over the Xiaomi robot vacuum.
Again, I will not know until I’m able to test this robot on various surfaces and I will update this article once I have the sample product.
Lastly, it also comes with a water tank and mop. This feature is what separates this from the other similarly designed stick vacs.
Take note that the mopping feature is similar to a Swiffer where there is no scrubbing but only a microfiber towel that you drag on the floor does the scrubbing for you. The great part is you don’t need to throw anything away as the microfiber towel is washable.
And you can put cleaning liquid specific to the floor type.
What’s Inside the Box?
These are the items you’ll get out of the box – a mop bracket, stick body, handheld vacuum, main floor tool and handle.
Not included in the photo above is the manual and the crevice tool that it nicely stored away behind the stick body.
Bare Floor Cleaning
I had high hopes for this product however…
If you’ve watched the whole video above you probably seen how much mess I scattered on the floor and this was what’s left of it. Some of the bits and pieces you see on the right side of your screen are oats that were kicked by the motorized brush.
I first tried it with the motorized brush turned off and it barely picked up anything. It only snowplowed debris up front. It performed better when I turned on the motorized brush but at the expense of debris being kick back – a common problem for a beater bar on bare floor.
This versatile 3-in-1 product is available in GearBest for a little over $125.
I had high hopes for this product but I was really disappointed with the performance. Without the brush roll turned on it barely picked up the oats and powder I scattered on the floor.
Quality wise it was pretty decent with the main parts securely fastened. The handheld attachment lacked tools – it only has a crevice tool which limits its usability to spot cleaning loose dirt. You won’t be able to use this to clean pet hair on upholstery.
I’m not sure the lack of performance is because of the lack of power but I think it’s more product design since the robot vacuums I’ve tested before this was able to pick up better than this.
The vacuum itself is really noisy and easily tips over.
The bottom line is I cannot recommend this product if you’re only using this on bare floor. The handheld part of this product is too heavy and too long plus it lacks attachments to make this a truly versatile tool.