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PUPPYOO A9 Review

A Budget Cordless Stick Vacuum

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Puppyoo A9 cordless stick

The Puppyoo A9 cordless stick vacuum had mediocre cleaning performnce, but is lightweight, has basic features, and comes in at a very affordable price. If you don’t have an exceptionally dirty space, it may be sufficient for you. Check Price

Pros

  • Good cleaning performance on hardwoods (excluding large cereal debris)
  • Easily converts between cordless stick and portable handheld
  • Long 45-minute run time with a full charge

Cons

  • Not great suction power, yielding mediocre cleaning performance overall
  • Design details and build quality were underwhelming

Puppyoo A9 Design

The Puppyoo cordless stick vacuum is designed to run as a handheld or cordless stick vacuum.

It has a silver body with bold orange accents for details like buttons, pivot points, or just additional detail on the handle.

Puppyoo cordless vacuum maneuverability
Puppyoo cordless vacuum maneuverability

2-in-1 (Stick & Handheld)

The Puppyoo A9 quickly and easily converts between a stick vacuum and a handheld vacuum.

Puppyoo A9 in handheld mode
Puppyoo A9 in handheld mode

To use as a handheld, simply detach the wand and attach the combination cleaning tool.

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The Cleaning Head

The cleaning head is slim and low to the ground. This design looks modern and keeps the vacuum lightweight, but does make it difficult to clean larger debris types from the floor using the cleaning head alone.

Detail shot of the Puppyoo A9 cleaning head (top view)
Detail shot of the Puppyoo A9 cleaning head (top view)

There are also three LED lights at the front of the cleaning head for improved visibility when cleaning tight spaces.

Puppyoo A9 cordless vacuum
Puppyoo A9 cordless vacuum cleaning head

Cordless Design

The Puppyoo is designed to travel easily for cleaning between floors or cleaning on-the-go. With a full charge, it has a 45-minute run time and comes with a replaceable, rechargeable battery.

Puppyoo cordless vacuum in handheld mode
Puppyoo cordless vacuum in handheld mode

The cordless design also allows this vacuum to operate as a portable handheld, which is nice for smaller cleaning jobs.

Size & Dimensions

The Puppyoo A9 cordless stick vacuum is relatively small for a stick vacuum. The exact specs are listed below:

  • Height: 43″
  • Width: 9.7″
  • Weight: 3.28 pounds
Puppyoo A9 cordless stick vacuum - size and dimensions
Relative size of the Puppyoo A9 cordless stick vacuum

Accessories & Parts

The Puppyoo A9 comes with a simple set of accessories, which includes:

  • Cleaning tool
  • Combination tool (crevice & dusting brush)
  • Charger
  • Cleaning head (not shown below)
Puppyoo A9 cordless stick vacuum accessories
Puppyoo A9 cordless stick vacuum accessories

Overall, I would say that the included accessories are good, but not great. It only comes with one attachment head (the combination tool) and even that tool is a little boxy and awkward to use at time.

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Cleaning Performance

I can’t sugar coat this, the cleaning performance of the Puppyoo A9 was not great.

Overall

74%

Hardwood

73%

Low Carpet

75%

High Carpet

73.5%

It was virtually ineffective at cleaning any large debris from hardwoods and instead just slid them around. On the opposite end of the spectrum, fine debris was a big problem when cleaning both high and low pile carpets.

Puppyoo A9 struggled with leaving cereal behind after cleaning cycles
Puppyoo A9 struggled with leaving cereal behind after cleaning cycles

The one area where it did manage to score 100% across all flooring types was when cleaning rice– a medium-sized, medium-density debris type.

Hardwood Cleaning

Hardwood cleaning was pretty good for rice and sugar, with less impressive results concerning the cereal debris. It also left a noticeable amount of kitty litter in its path after cleaning.

Puppyoo A9 hardwood floor cleaning tests
Puppyoo A9 hardwood floor cleaning tests

Low Carpet Cleaning

The low carpet results were different from hardwoods, but still not great. In cleaning low carpet, the Puppyoo A9 was able to capture a substantially more cereal than on the hardwoods.

Puppyoo A9 low carpet cleaning tests
Puppyoo A9 low carpet cleaning tests

In addition, kitty litter and rice cleanup was excellent. Fine debris, like sugar, proved to be a struggle for this vacuum, where it was only able to clean up about 75% of the debris dropped during our test.

High Carpet Cleaning

The results for high carpet were similar to low carpet– good cleaning performance of large debris, poor cleaning performance of small debris.

Puppyoo A9 high carpet cleaning tests
Puppyoo A9 high carpet cleaning tests

Setup & Usability

The Puppyoo A9 is easy to setup and start using.

  1. Unbox from original packaging.
  2. Charge the battery, if needed.
  3. Get cleaning.

You can attach the general floor cleaning head to use this vacuum as an upright stick or pop in the combination tool (without the wand) to use this vacuum as a handheld model.

Puppyoo A9 cleaning between couch cushions
Puppyoo A9 cleaning between couch cushions

As an offshoot to usability, let’s talk about maneuverability for a minute.

Because the Puppyoo is designed as a 2-in-1, it does get some points for maneuverability from a flexible standpoint. It can easily lay down to a nearly flat position, without lifting the cleaning head up off the floor.

Puppyoo A9 cordless vacuum cleaning low
Puppyoo A9 cordless vacuum cleaning low

In addition, the A9 can squeeze under furniture pretty easily because of the shallow depth of the floor cleaning head.

Puppyoo A9 cleaning under furniture
Puppyoo A9 cleaning under furniture

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Maintenance

The maintenance on the Puppyoo A9 is typical for a vacuum of this type. The list below includes most maintenance tasks you’d need to consider for this cordless stick vacuum:

  • Empty the dust bin: Emptying the dust bin after each use helps the A9 to run smoother and prevent debris build-up.
  • Wash the filter: The HEPA filter is washable, which does help to keep maintenance costs lower. Wash in cold water and make sure all parts are completely dry before reinstalling (usually good to allow 24 hours).
  • Replace / recharge the battery as needed: The battery will last about 45 minute with a full charge. While Puppyoo doesn’t explicitly disclose the lifespan of their battery.
Emptying the dust bin on the Puppyoo A9 cordless vacuum
Emptying the dust bin on the Puppyoo A9 cordless vacuum

Is the Puppyoo a good value?

So considering design, specs, usability, performance, and more… is the Puppyoo A9 a good value? Honestly, I would call this one okay at best.

If the Puppyoo reasonably priced? Absolutely. But I have to admit, I wasn’t impressed with the cleaning performance and the overall this vacuum feels cheaply made.

If the Puppyoo falls at the absolute top of your price range and you are dead-set on a cordless vacuum, it could be an ok option.

But for just a little more cash, I think there are better options that would actually be considered better values just based on performance and design quality alone.

Puppyoo A9 Specifications

Specifications 
TypeStick
ManufacturerPuppyoo
ModelA9
Length43"
Width9.7"
Weight3.28 lbs.
Battery200 mAh
Floor TypeAll (indoor)
Power Modes2
Dust Bin Capacity500 mL
Run Time45 mins
Charge Time2.5-3 hours
Returns30 days via Amazon. Varies by retailer
Warranty1-Year limited
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Who Should Buy the Puppyoo A9 Vacuum?

I would recommend the Puppyoo A9 cordless vacuum if you’re looking for the following:

  • Want an inexpensive cordless vacuum: The Puppyoo is certainly not perfect, but if the bottom dollar is your top priority, the A9 could still be worth considering based on cost alone.
  • Want good cleaning performance on hardwoods: If you’re mainly cleaning hardwoods, the Puppyoo could be a good option. Although it was unable to capture large debris (cereal) during our tests, it did do a good job with the other debris types. And with the handheld nozzle attachment, you could still suck up cereal using that attachment.

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Low Price, Okay Performance
  • 85%
    Design - 85%
  • 74%
    Performance - 74%
  • 85%
    Quality - 85%
  • 92%
    Usability - 92%
  • 80%
    Value - 80%
83%

Summary

The Puppyoo A9 cordless stick vacuum is a low-priced option if you’re looking for a basic 2-in-1 cordless stick vacuum. It comes with the basics and that’s about it. Cleaning performance was okay at best, but leaves much to be desired. If you’re only going to use it for hard surfaces and you have a tight budget it could be a reasonable option, but we wouldn’t recommend it for much else.

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