Shark ION Rocket Ultra-Light Vacuum IR101 reviews

Shark ION Rocket Ultra-Light Vacuum IR101 reviews

Shark ION Rocket Ultra-Light Vacuum IR101 reviews 

Last updated: 15th July 2018

Shark ION Rocket Ultra-Light Vacuum IR101 reviews

#Shark Ion rocket IR101# lightweight; low-price; HEPA

The Shark Ion Rocket IR101 is the cordless vacuum stick from Shark brand which has best features of the Shark Rocket series such as anti-allergen seal system, 2-in-1 features (upright/ handheld), LEDs light on nozzle and good price (under 200 range), combined with the cordless design (using a Li-ion battery) for better maneuvering.

The best part of this cordless stick is that it is a lightweight, cordless stick with powerful suction at a decent price and the air trapping system is very efficient, suitable for users with allergies.

Shark IR101 is just about 3.8 lbs, which is lighter than most of the rivals on the market. Besides, you can also remove the battery for charging, this is very handy. Dyson models do not have such feature.

Lets check for the technologies and benefits of this Shark Ion Rocket IR101.


Shark ION Rocket Ultra-Light Vacuum IR101 reviews

Technologies and benefits of Shark Ion Rocket IR101

Shark ir101 benefits

  • Cordless, bagless design
  • 2-in-1 features: work as a handheld and a full size upright vac
  • Li-ion battery that can run for 20-30 minutes (casual mode)
  • No Duoclean technology
  • Anti-allergen seal for trapping dust, pollen
  • LED headlights design
  • Washable filter (foam type)
  • Tools: Duster Crevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool, Anti-Allergen Dust Brush,  Battery, and Charger

Specifications of Shark Ion Rocket IR101

  • Dimensions: 11.9 x 10.3 x 45.6
  • Weight: 7.2 lbs

Compare: Shark Ion IR101, IF201, IF 251

ModelShark ION Rocket (IR101)Shark IONFlex DuoClean Cordless Ultra-Light Vacuum (IF201)Shark IONFlex 2X DuoClean Cordless Ultra-Light Vacuum (IF251)
Power1 Removable Li-ion battery1 Removable Li-ion battery2 Removable Li-ion battery
DuoClean brush rollnoyesyes
MultiFlex Technologynoyesyes
Anti-Allergen Complete Sealyesyesyes
Converts to a Handheld Vacuumyesyesyes
LED Headlightsyesyesyes
Washable Foam Filtersyesyesyes
Product Weight3.8 lbs. 3.8 lbs. 3.8 lbs.
Dust Cup Capacity 0.3 dry quarts0.3 dry quarts 0.3 dry quarts
AccessoriesDuster Crevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool, Anti-Allergen Dust Brush, (1) Battery, (1) ChargerDuster Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, Wide Upholstery Tool, Anti-Allergen Dust Brush, (1) Battery, (1) ChargerDuster Crevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool, Anti-Allergen Dust Brush, (2) Batteries, (1) Charger, (1) Charging Dock

Pros and cons of Shark Ion Rocket IR101


A decent cordless stick vacuum at the good price which is comparable to Dyson V7 cordless unit. Good air trapping system which is a great choice for users with sufferers. Long warranty time (5 years on machine, 2 years on battery)


The unit lacks Duoclean brush head which is a missing. The upgrade version Shark Duoclean cordless stick IF201 and IF 251 has Duoclean brush head which is better.

Performance of Shark Ion Rocket IR101

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Shark Ion IR101 troubleshooting and FAQs

Question: Where can I get the manual of this Shark IR101 model?

Answer: You can get the manual right here.

Question: How do you compare Shark IR101 vs Dyson model?

Answer: I would like to compare this Shark IR101 vs Dyson V7 because they are have some similarities in features and price range. Both models are quite affordable than many others (they are at 200 price range), have a decent running time (30 minutes, which is quite enough for home cleaning), lightweight and some other ergonomic value. The interesting benefits of Shark IR101 are that, they have a lot of accessories and removable battery, while Dyson V7 has basic tools and the battery is fixed.

Question: Where can I get the replacement parts of Shark IR101?

Answer: You can find filters, battery and other replacement parts of this model here.

Question: how tall is it?
Answer: 46.5″ tall

Question: How do I register for the 5-year warranty?

Answer: You go online or scan it -the scan is on the top part of the vacuum.

Question: Is this vacuum able to be stored on the wall?

Answer: It said you could order the part to store on the wall but the top part comes off and hooks on pole you don’t need to hang it.

Question: Can u turn off the beater bar or it always spin?

Answer: It always spins. This unit is gentle to the floor and picks-up fantastic!

Question: How long does it take to recharge the battery?

Answer: I didn’t really time it. Charged completely for many hour originally and then ran it all the way down. Then it only took a couple of hours to re-charge. It doesn’t take too long.

Question: what is the expected run time?

Answer: On regular suction mode it will last around 20 minutes -30 minutes

Question: Is it good for whole house cleaning or just quick pick ups ?

Answer: Depends on the size of your house

Question: Does it work on bare floors?

Answer: Yes! it works great on bare floors also.

Question: What is the voltage of the battery

Answer: 25.2 volts

Question: Is the battery removable to charge or do you have to charge it in the vacuum?

Answer: Yes, it is removable but you can also charge it while the battery is installed.

Does the dirt container come off the vacuum to dump, or just tilt down?

Answer: The container itself does not come off the vacuum, but the top of vacuum releases from wand and can be taken easily to garbage to empty dirt container.

Question: How does this vacuum do on laminate floors?

Answer: It works well on laminate floors do not worry about scratching them most of these floors have a 25 year warranty against wear the brush is gentle

Question: does the floor carpet head have a powered beater bar or is it just a flat head that glides on top of the floor, or carpet?

Answer: It has a motorized brush.

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