Dibea C17 2-in-1 Cordless Vacuum Review: If You Can’t Afford a Dyson

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Dibea F6 cordless vacuum – a product very similar to the Dyson V6, at least in terms of looks.


Now, I’m going to look closely at the Dibea C17 2-in-1 cordless. This is a sibling to the F6 but with a little more oomph and a different set of tools.

Like the F6, this cordless or in GearBest’s terms wireless vacuum has the same design as a Dyson cordless vacuum. It uses a trigger mechanism and a top-heavy design with interchangeable tools to give it more versatility.

The difference with this and the Dyson is that the trigger mechanism locks when you squeeze it. This frees up your fingers and puts less of a strain on your wrists when cleaning.

Squeeze the trigger a second time and it activates the max function that you’ll need when cleaning a larger pile of mess or when cleaning carpet.

A quick look at the features

  • Versatile 2-in-1 stick and handheld vacuum
  • Main cleaning head swivels from side to side and almost folds flat that allows it to clean under furniture
  • Soft carbon fiber bristles will pick up dust effectively
  • Two speed control easily accessed through the trigger mechanism
  • Great for surfaces like hardwood, tile, linoleum and low pile rugs and carpet
  • Also comes with a brush tool and crevice tool for above the floor cleaning
  • It will run for 20 minutes (max mode) and 40 minutes (normal mode)
  • It will take 4 to 5 hours to full charge this
  • Suction is rated at 4,000 Pa (normal mode) and 7,000 Pa (max mode)
  • 350 ml dust bin capacity
  • Available in US or EU plug
  • Comes with a wall-mountable docking station with storage for the brush and crevice tools
  • One year warranty


  • Very good cleaning performance on bare floor and low pile carpet
  • Easy to maneuver because of the swiveling head
  • Dirt bin is easy to empty
  • You don’t need to constantly squeeze the trigger mechanism to use this vacuum which puts less strain on your wrist
  • Lightweight


  • There’s a large 2″ gap between the brush and edge of the main cleaning head which means this will not clean edges well
  • Brush tool is too short to effectively clean upholstery
  • You cannot directly plug the adapter on the vacuum to charge it
  • Filtration isn’t very good – you’ll need to clean the filter often

What to expect from the Dibea C17?

Please watch this video before reading the rest of the review to get a feel of what to expect of this product…

This product is very similar and yet different to a Dyson cordless vacuum.

Let’s look at the similarities first.

Both these brands use the same design – trigger mechanism, top-heavy-motor-on-top design, detachable wand and interchangeable tools.

To make things clear, Dyson is the pioneer of this design and Dibea is the closest to it in terms of copying the design.

However, Dibea has some improvements over the Dyson that I think is worth mentioning.

No Need To Squeeze the Trigger

The first improvement would be the trigger mechanism. In a Dyson, you will need to constantly squeeze the trigger for the motor to run.

You don’t need to do that in a Dibea. Squeeze it once and it locks in place.

This frees up your wrist from the pressure of squeezing a trigger and makes cleaning much less straining. If you’ve tried using a Dyson you’ll know what I mean.

Squeeze the trigger a second time and it activates the max suction which is great when cleaning rugs or carpet.

Easy to Empty Bin

The second improvement worth mentioning would be the dirt bin.

Dibea did something that Dyson wasn’t able to do in the V6 which is keeping dirt from clumping up the cyclonic part of the filter.


This is a huge improvement that makes emptying much easier. If you’ve watched the whole video, you’ll know what I mean.

Cyclonic Filtration

Dibea also comes with a cyclonic filtration system that is similar to a Dyson but take note that it does not have as many cyclones. So it will not do as good a job at keeping dirt away from the bin.

The filter is washable but make sure to dry it up thoroughly before putting it back on the motor.


This vacuum comes with 3 tools – the main motorized brush, crevice tool, and brush tool.

DibeaC17MainCleaningHead DibeaC17BrushandCrevice

The main cleaning tool has a motorized brush with soft carbon fiber bristles – a similar one found in the Dyson V6 and V8 series. These bristles work great at picking up fine bits of dirt like dust and powder.

In the cleaning test I did, it also did a very respectable job picking up larger bits of dirt like rolled outs.

One gripe I have about the tools would be the brush tool. It’s way too short for cleaning upholstery.

Swivel Head

The cleaning head also swivels from side to side which makes it easier to maneuver. It also can turn on a dime 120 degrees. But it isn’t as flexible as a Dyson though it’s pretty close.


Cleaning areas under furniture wouldn’t be a problem because the cleaning head almost lays flat. If you have a bed with at least a 8 inch clearance, this vacuum should be able to clean those areas easily.

22.2 volt Lithium-Ion Battery

Like the Dyson, the Dibea C17 also comes with a lithium-ion battery that takes 4 to 5 hours to fully charge.

And it’ll run for 40 minutes in normal mode and 20 minutes in max mode – that’s 14 minutes more than a Dyson V6 Absolute and 12 minutes more than a V8 Absolute.

It also comes with a 3 bar LED battery status on top to let you know how much juice the battery has left.


Powering this cordless is a 120-watt motor that produces 4,000 Pa of suction at normal mode and 7,000 Pa of suction in max mode.

Bare Floor Cleaning

Before I tested this product I was skeptical that it would have the same performance as the Dibea F6 on the carpet.

The biggest issue with the F6 would be that it would snowplow large piles of dirt. At first, I thought this would be an issue of the low profile design of the cleaning head.

But as I tested this vacuum I found out that suction also plays an important part in the equation.

Look at this before and after photo…

DibeaC17BareFloorCleaningTest 1 DibeaC17BareFloorCleaningTestAfter DibeaC17BareFloorCleaningTestAfter1

After one pass, this vacuum was able to pick up nearly everything in its path. There was a little bit of snow plowing but that’s because the two front wheels are in the way.

On a very large pile of dirt, there is some snow plowing but nowhere near as bad as the F6.

Carpet/Rug Cleaning

I did the same test on carpet which is to dump a big pile of dirt and then do one back and forth pass. Here’s what happened…

DibeaC17CarpetBefore DibeaC17CarpetAfter DibeaC17CarpetAfter1

After a single pass, it was able to pick up nearly all of the surface dirt. Again, I was surprised because the bristles on this vacuum are soft.

For a product that costs less than $100, the performance of carpet is very impressive. But remember that you don’t expect this product to deep clean anything. It’s an in-between cleaner that picks up surface dirt – that’s about it.

Product Specifications

AttachmentsMain motorized brush

Crevice tool

Brush tool
LED headlight
Brush roll on/off
Lithium ion
Plug-in charger
Charging time
4 to 5 hrs.
Battery life
20 mins (max mode)

40 mins (normal mode)
Net weight
5.1 lbs.
Shipping weight
6 lbs.
Cleaning path
Overall length
Battery indicator
Filter type
Dust capacity
350 ml
7000 Pa (max mode)

4000 Pa (normal mode)
Manufactured in
1 year

Where can I buy this?

You can buy this at GearBest for less than $100. Please check the links below for the latest prices. I’ve also listed the coupon code so you can get more savings.

  • China warehouse *Flash Sale

This stick vacuum is also available on Amazon but it’ll be more expensive. But it Amazon does have free 2-day shipping when you enroll in their Prime program.

To wrap up

If you need a cordless vacuum and don’t want to spend over $100 for one then give this product a look. It will not deep clean carpet but it does a pretty darn good job at cleaning surface dirt.

In my cleaning tests, it had more than enough power to pick up a huge pile of dirt.

Even if it had some snow plowing, it eventually was able to clean up most of the dirt scattered on the floor.

If there are downsides, one of which would be the brush tool that’s way too short. If Dibea could have added around 2 or 3 inches it would be been perfect.

Another would be the need to clean the filter often because it does not have as many cyclones as a Dyson.

But this product literally costs a fraction of a Dyson so from a performance standpoint it’s a great bargain.

Budget Cordless Stick Vacuum That's Excellent At Cleaning Floors
  • Ergonomics - 91%
  • Surface Cleaning - 95%
  • Quality - 90%
  • Design - 90%
  • Value - 95%


The Dibea C17 is an excellent option that provides consumers who don’t want to spend more than $100 for a stick vacuum a quality option that can clean floors. Based on the cleaning tests I did, it scored high marks at cleaning surface dirt on hard floor and low pile rugs which was surprising for me because I wasn’t expecting much. Unfortunately, the bristles are soft so don’t expect too much with regards to deep cleaning carpet. Don’t expect Dyson-like quality because this is a budget vacuum, but all the attachments have a latch that locks it securely in place – something not very common in products at this price range.

About the author: Garrick, the visionary behind Cordless Vacuum Guide, brings over a decade of hands-on expertise in cordless vacuum testing to his insightful reviews showcased on this platform. Beyond his passion for empowering consumers with informed choices, he cherishes precious moments with his family, exploring global cuisines and exploring different horizons with his beloved wife and son. Follow him on Youtube, Tiktok, Facebook, and Instagram.

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  • Helene Gruber Jan 13, 2018 @ 20:43

    Hi , may appear ignorant but it sounds wonderful, however do they cater for Australian electricity to charge up the batteries?

    Would love your help on this because I would love to get one with duo battery for the length of time to clean the house.

  • Susan Jan 26, 2018 @ 3:32

    So based on both F6 vs C17, which will you be recommend?

    • Garrick Dee Feb 5, 2018 @ 0:13

      Above the floor I like the F6, if you’re cleaning lots of floors then go with the C17

  • Ashlynn Apr 1, 2018 @ 23:30

    Hi, between Dibea C17 and Proscenic P8, which would be a better choice? Both seems to be similar…

    • Garrick Dee Aug 16, 2018 @ 0:10

      Yes both are basically the same product, just opt for the one that’s cheaper 🙂

  • Lynne Gurnee Apr 7, 2018 @ 15:46

    I live in a small older house with not many plugs so am trying to figure out how the charging might work in my circumstances. What does “You cannot directly plug the adapter on the vacuum to charge it” mean? Do you have a picture of how it might be set up on a wall? Mount the vacuum holder near a plug? Thanks, Lynne

  • Marien Spek May 8, 2018 @ 9:10

    Are the runtimes (40 minutes in normal mode and 20 minutes in max mode) with the main motorized brush? If not what are the runtimes with the motorized brush?

  • mark Oct 13, 2018 @ 15:30

    Its cheaper because the battery is junk
    it goes dead after 6 months

  • James Mitchell Dec 10, 2018 @ 19:31

    Were can I find a replacement rechargeable battery for the Dibes C17 2 in 1 stick vac?

  • Hazel Jan 6, 2019 @ 14:01

    Hi. Is it ok to wash with water the dust cup? And how to clean/remove the hair inside the roller? Thank you.

    • Garrick Dee Jan 10, 2019 @ 0:26

      The metal filter is removable and is safe to wash. Don’t wash the dust cup because it has electronic contact points. To remove hair on the roller, remove the brush and cut hair off with scissors.

  • Lorraine Jan 21, 2019 @ 3:04

    Hi Darrick,
    Does C17 have HEPA filter?

  • George Jan 22, 2019 @ 22:55

    Very happy with my c17 but recently something fell on the
    Machine and the stick connector to the dust bin broke how can I get a replacement dust bin

  • Jason Jul 20, 2019 @ 16:14

    Works very nice if the battery would just last more than 2 minutes… if you’d like to get back to me what we can do about that I would really really really appreciate it…..!!!!!!!! (THANK YOU)

  • Barbara Sep 7, 2019 @ 23:55

    I purchased one for my daughter as a house warming gift and it’s absolutely useless. Why would you sell a vacuum in the US with a European plug that doesn’t fit our outlets????

  • Andrea Dreadin Nov 18, 2019 @ 15:57

    I liked the Dibea Cordless Vacuum but I thought that I needed a more powerful motor for better suction. After reading your “Quick Look at Features” I realized that this isn’t a deep cleaning vacuum so I can’t expect it to perform like one. Operator error, what I actually need to do is to clean more often and I noticed that it is so convenient to just grab it and clean up that little mess I just made, that I am cleaning more often and it is working. I am not going to send it back because it does just what it is supposed to do.