Shark Ion Rocket IR101 reviews

Shark Ion Rocket IR101 reviews


The Shark Ion Rocket IR101 is the basic cordless vacuum stick from Shark brand which has the 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.

The downside is that it does not have duoclean brush head (the best design of a brush head )we must say therefore it can’t remove the pet hairs efficiently out of carpets as duoclean units. Lets check for the technologies and benefits of this Shark Ion Rocket IR101.


Technologies and benefits of Shark Ion Rocket IR101

  • 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


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 big 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

Questions about Shark Ion IR 101

how tall is it assembled?
Answer: Mine is 46.5″ tall, fully assembled.

Question: How do I register for the 5-year warranty? I didn’t see any paperwork in the box.
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 dies it always spin?
Answer: The short answer is it always spin at a slow speed. It is however much faster in carpet mode. 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.

Question: Is it good for whole house cleaning or just quick pick ups ?
Answer: Depends on the size of your house but the battery lasts ~20 minutes or so

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 vacuume 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 gentil

Question: Does this have a manual button that will let the vacuum stay on or do you have to hold the power button down while you use it?

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.

Question: How long does the battery last on a full charge?
Answer: If you don’t use the max power, it will last maybe 20 minutes to a 1/2 hour.

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