BLACK+DECKER NV1200AV-XJ 12 V EPP Auto Dustbuster, Powerful enough.

The good:- light and portable- easy to put away, out of sight, when not in use- 5m-cable allows for a long reach- conveniently plugs into the car’s cigarette lighter- quick and easy to use when neededthe bad:- suction is not very strong, really only suitable for bread crumbs, hair, and the likeconclusion:for the price, this is a reasonable car vacuum. It helps keep your car free of dust, bread crumbs and dirt. It’s there when needed and easily stored away when not. However, if your car needs a more thorough clean, look elsewhere.

I have two small children who like to eat and make a real mess in my car, so i was really pleased to receive this. It’s easy to use quickly to ensure i can keep the car relatively clean and then when i come to give it a proper clean every few weeks it is not completely filthyi have found it picks up crumbs, dried mud and other bits fine. It stretches through my car well and the attachments are useful. It’s a good size to store, not taking up too much boot space.

BLACK+DECKER NV1200AV-XJ 12 V EPP Auto Dustbuster

  • Wide open mouth – easily vacs large debris
  • Translucent bowl – So you know when to empty
  • Quick release – Easy to empty dust bowl and filter

A reasonable vacuum cleaner that plugs into the vehicle’s own 12 volt supply and is good for a quick basic clean of carpets, seats, etc. The cable is nice and long so can reach right around my cactus and into the boot with ease. The suction power is strong enough to pick up bits of grit, dried mud and very small pebbles. Doesn’t deal with pet hair too well and the model i have (nv1200av) comes without the long crevice tool or hose connector extension which makes getting into those narrow gaps between and betwix seats, etc impossible. The shorter crevice tool which does come with my model is next to useless. Its straightforward to empty; just click the release button and pull the nose end away the remove the filter and shake the lot in a bin. All in all a decent enough vac for the car. But i’d advice opting for the next model up (nv1210av) that comes with the longer crevice tool and extension hose if you want to get into those narrower gaps in your car and achieve a more thorough vacuum.

I like this product because it saves me dragging the dyson. I like this product because it saves me dragging the dyson out from the house, and that gets a bit thumbs-up from the missus. First of all, the cable is proper lengthy, and i can hoover my whole car with ease when it’s plugged in the cig-lighter socket. The suction is not bad either and it can deal with all but the larger bits of debri that collects in the car interior fabric. It was more than able to suck up the dust and mud shed by our helpful() labrador although you do need to empty the dust pretty often and bang the filter because the cleaner can loose suction pretty quickly (within 10 minutes i’d estimate). That said, i think this good value for money if you want to give your car a general clean.

Picks up dust and dirt just as expected.

BLACK+DECKER NV1200AV-XJ 12 V EPP Auto Dustbuster : I have two small children who like to eat and make a real mess in my car, so i was really pleased to receive this. It’s easy to use quickly to ensure i can keep the car relatively clean and then when i come to give it a proper clean every few weeks it is not completely filthyi have found it picks up crumbs, dried mud and other bits fine. It stretches through my car well and the attachments are useful. It’s a good size to store, not taking up too much boot space.

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  1. Verified Purchase - August 6, 2017

    Only used it once so far but seems to have adequate power to do the job.
  2. Verified Purchase - August 7, 2017

    This review is from : BLACK+DECKER NV1200AV-XJ 12 V EPP Auto Dustbuster

    Only used it once so far but seems to have adequate power to do the job.
    • What's this? - August 8, 2017

      This is my first car vac in some time and it’s one i’ll use regularly as it’s brilliant. It’s light and easily manouverable around the inside of my car. It did take a bit of time getting the nozzle attached initially but that’s only because i’ve arthritic hands which cause endless problems with any such attachments. In the car i was amazed at the length of cord allowing it to go from front to back of the car as well as outside into the boot (i’ve a nissan note) and with many cars having dual power connectors now (front & rear seats) it makes it useful for even some tasks outside of the car. However, while i’d no issues using it around the car in general, i did struggle to get it to pick up much from down the sides of the seats. Not sure why – as it seems to have reasonable power to pick up most dirt. Overall, for the price i’d certainly be happy to recommend this as a quick fix for minor mess as it’s more than capable for the job and looks good into the bargain.
  3. What's this? - August 10, 2017

    This review is from : BLACK+DECKER NV1200AV-XJ 12 V EPP Auto Dustbuster

    This is my first car vac in some time and it’s one i’ll use regularly as it’s brilliant. It’s light and easily manouverable around the inside of my car. It did take a bit of time getting the nozzle attached initially but that’s only because i’ve arthritic hands which cause endless problems with any such attachments. In the car i was amazed at the length of cord allowing it to go from front to back of the car as well as outside into the boot (i’ve a nissan note) and with many cars having dual power connectors now (front & rear seats) it makes it useful for even some tasks outside of the car. However, while i’d no issues using it around the car in general, i did struggle to get it to pick up much from down the sides of the seats. Not sure why – as it seems to have reasonable power to pick up most dirt. Overall, for the price i’d certainly be happy to recommend this as a quick fix for minor mess as it’s more than capable for the job and looks good into the bargain.
  4. What's this? - August 12, 2017

    This review is from : BLACK+DECKER NV1200AV-XJ 12 V EPP Auto Dustbuster

    This isn’t a powerful unit, so there should be no expectation that it will perform as well as a regular vacuum, but it’s good enough to quickly pick up small gravel, loose dried mud and similar debris. The supplied nozzle extension is too short to be useful so additional outlay will be needed to obtain one – a pity because it would have improved the usefulness of the item considerably. As with all car vacuums (in my experience) deeper cleaning must be done with a household machine, but for a quick tidy this will do.
  5. What's this? - August 13, 2017

    This review is from : BLACK+DECKER NV1200AV-XJ 12 V EPP Auto Dustbuster

    This isn’t a powerful unit, so there should be no expectation that it will perform as well as a regular vacuum, but it’s good enough to quickly pick up small gravel, loose dried mud and similar debris. The supplied nozzle extension is too short to be useful so additional outlay will be needed to obtain one – a pity because it would have improved the usefulness of the item considerably. As with all car vacuums (in my experience) deeper cleaning must be done with a household machine, but for a quick tidy this will do.
    • What's this? - August 14, 2017

      A decent size and the length of the cable should be adequate for cleaning a car. The suction is not too bad but i found that i had to keep going over the carpet where some pine needles were. Yes, they can be tricky to hoover up but it did take a number of tries before they were picked up. On the dustbuster i received, there were some items on the enclosed booklet which i didn’t get. No hose, hose connector, right angle brush or large crevice tool.
  6. What's this? - August 16, 2017

    This review is from : BLACK+DECKER NV1200AV-XJ 12 V EPP Auto Dustbuster

    A decent size and the length of the cable should be adequate for cleaning a car. The suction is not too bad but i found that i had to keep going over the carpet where some pine needles were. Yes, they can be tricky to hoover up but it did take a number of tries before they were picked up. On the dustbuster i received, there were some items on the enclosed booklet which i didn’t get. No hose, hose connector, right angle brush or large crevice tool.
  7. What's this? - August 17, 2017

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    A good appliance for the money. For the money, this is a great little appliance; it’s very handy to store in the boot to deal with any mess in the car when you are out and about – such as the hound getting into the front of the car when you’ve vacated the seat for a few minutes and you are wearing a black skirt. It plugs into the cigarette lighter and has a long cable making it very convenient. It’s quite good with dog’s hairs (far better than trying to remove them by hand) and the crevice tool removes the hairs and dust from down the side of the seats etc. I would not recommend it for giving the car a good vacuuming as it’s just not powerful enough, but for keeping ‘things under’ in between times it is ideal.
  8. What's this? - August 18, 2017

    This review is from : BLACK+DECKER NV1200AV-XJ 12 V EPP Auto Dustbuster

    A good appliance for the money. For the money, this is a great little appliance; it’s very handy to store in the boot to deal with any mess in the car when you are out and about – such as the hound getting into the front of the car when you’ve vacated the seat for a few minutes and you are wearing a black skirt. It plugs into the cigarette lighter and has a long cable making it very convenient. It’s quite good with dog’s hairs (far better than trying to remove them by hand) and the crevice tool removes the hairs and dust from down the side of the seats etc. I would not recommend it for giving the car a good vacuuming as it’s just not powerful enough, but for keeping ‘things under’ in between times it is ideal.
  9. What's this? - August 20, 2017

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    Shame about the power problems. . The instructions talk about being able to run this through the cigarette lighter – so long as the battery is strong enough. I and my son both have relatively new batteries – and therefore quite ‘strongly charged’ but we had to have the engine running to get this working at allit has fairly good suction, fits into a number of small spaces (but not all in my saab) and true to its word only works continually for thirty minutes. It is easy to clean and reassemble and it has a long cord for those with only one 12v output in their car but we had to have the engine running. It is lightweight and easy to hold, the cable is largely unobtrusive and not restrictive but we had to have the engine running, and that is potentially unsafe – for both air quality (in a confined space) and general safety (knocking the car into gear if automatic, knocking the parking break off etc.
    • What's this? - August 21, 2017

      Shame about the power problems. . The instructions talk about being able to run this through the cigarette lighter – so long as the battery is strong enough. I and my son both have relatively new batteries – and therefore quite ‘strongly charged’ but we had to have the engine running to get this working at allit has fairly good suction, fits into a number of small spaces (but not all in my saab) and true to its word only works continually for thirty minutes. It is easy to clean and reassemble and it has a long cord for those with only one 12v output in their car but we had to have the engine running. It is lightweight and easy to hold, the cable is largely unobtrusive and not restrictive but we had to have the engine running, and that is potentially unsafe – for both air quality (in a confined space) and general safety (knocking the car into gear if automatic, knocking the parking break off etc.
  10. What's this? Verified Purchase - August 23, 2017

    This review is from : BLACK+DECKER NV1200AV-XJ 12 V EPP Auto Dustbuster

    Quite useful but not the best. Black & decker 12v dustbuster auto – model nv1200avsomething for the car is welcome, especially as we have 2 dogs that get chauffeured around to the best places for them to have fun. 2 dogs = fur, dried mud and sand falling off tired dogs = a job for mevery many years ago (in the 1980s to be more exact) i had a mini vacuum for the car. It was an unknown make and did very well considering. Having the chance to try out a black & decker model, famed for their popular diy equipment gave me hope that their model would be brilliant. Alas, i have been somewhat disappointed. 1st impressions:-• nicely packaged in a sturdy box which the manufacturer states is 100% recyclable and chlorine free. • inside is the polybag wrapped dustbuster and way down at the end of the box, hidden from view in a separate compartment, are 2 tiny tool attachments. • a multilingual user guide is also provided but please note it covers 2 models and that not all the tools shown on the cover are applicable to this model no nv1200av. In use:-• lovely long (5 metre) useful power cable, and not only that it is a strong, good quality cable which plugs straight into the cigarette lighter socket of the car.
    • What's this? Verified Purchase - August 24, 2017

      Quite useful but not the best. Black & decker 12v dustbuster auto – model nv1200avsomething for the car is welcome, especially as we have 2 dogs that get chauffeured around to the best places for them to have fun. 2 dogs = fur, dried mud and sand falling off tired dogs = a job for mevery many years ago (in the 1980s to be more exact) i had a mini vacuum for the car. It was an unknown make and did very well considering. Having the chance to try out a black & decker model, famed for their popular diy equipment gave me hope that their model would be brilliant. Alas, i have been somewhat disappointed. 1st impressions:-• nicely packaged in a sturdy box which the manufacturer states is 100% recyclable and chlorine free. • inside is the polybag wrapped dustbuster and way down at the end of the box, hidden from view in a separate compartment, are 2 tiny tool attachments. • a multilingual user guide is also provided but please note it covers 2 models and that not all the tools shown on the cover are applicable to this model no nv1200av. In use:-• lovely long (5 metre) useful power cable, and not only that it is a strong, good quality cable which plugs straight into the cigarette lighter socket of the car.
  11. What's this? - August 25, 2017

    This review is from : BLACK+DECKER NV1200AV-XJ 12 V EPP Auto Dustbuster

    Whilst not the strongest suction appliance on the market, this is a reasonable choice for keeping your car tidy. At 12v, it plugs into the car’s cigarette lighter to power up. It has a 5m reach, and weighs only 850g. It’s easy to use, and can get round the car with not too much difficulty. I’d not recommend it for intensive cleaning – it simply hasn’t got enough power for that. But it is great for keeping crumbs, sand, muddy bits and dog hair at bay. A great investment for keeping your car tidy.
  12. What's this? - August 27, 2017

    This review is from : BLACK+DECKER NV1200AV-XJ 12 V EPP Auto Dustbuster

    Whilst not the strongest suction appliance on the market, this is a reasonable choice for keeping your car tidy. At 12v, it plugs into the car’s cigarette lighter to power up. It has a 5m reach, and weighs only 850g. It’s easy to use, and can get round the car with not too much difficulty. I’d not recommend it for intensive cleaning – it simply hasn’t got enough power for that. But it is great for keeping crumbs, sand, muddy bits and dog hair at bay. A great investment for keeping your car tidy.
  13. What's this? - August 29, 2017

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    Judging this on price i have to give it top marks. Yes, it isn’t the greatest at picking stuff up but it suffices for mostly good results. I’d expect to pay more for a rechargeable unit with more suction and accessories.
    • What's this? - August 30, 2017

      Judging this on price i have to give it top marks. Yes, it isn’t the greatest at picking stuff up but it suffices for mostly good results. I’d expect to pay more for a rechargeable unit with more suction and accessories.