And now, the attention it deserves:
It's the Hoover DELUXE ELITE Rewind. Funny to me that they pitch the retractable cord in the name, because... that's actually turned out to be the worst feature.
I thought it would be totally awesome to have the retractable cord. No more tedious winding for me! It's not so much the feature's fault as it is the poor integration: the cord is pulled (very quickly) through an opening with sharp edges, which eats chunks out of the plastic insulation. I've only had the thing since May, and it's already got electrical tape covering a good portion of the cord.
Features which do not suck, and in fact, MAKE IT AWESOME:
1) The color. Duh. It's the sexy mid-life crisis car of vacuums.
3) Canister/bagless. Oh, how I hate vacuum cleaner bags. I know I would be cutting them open all the time, thinking I sucked up an earring certain cats had batted under the furniture. I would also be going through those bad boys at a ridiculous rate, thanks to all the shavings from the guinea pigs' cage.
4)Decent upholstry brush. Very necessary now that cat hair is my major cleaning obstacle. It also has some crazy hand-powered roller brush tool, but I always forget to use it.
5) Good power/suction. I didn't really look at statistics or reviews to tell, but I suspected that if I got a decent model of a name brand, I would be okay - and that worked fine.
In conclusion: Yay. And you can get it cheaper than I got it if you get it from Amazon rather than Target.