Shark Lift-Around Handheld Vacuums


LA400, NP317W, and NP319

Shark Lift-Around Portable Powerpod

These portable vacuum cleaners are ideal for floor cleaning and any areas above floor level. The nice thing about these vacuum cleaners is that they can be converted into a canister vacuum cleaner when placed on a canister caddy, or they can be carried around with the use of a shoulder strap.

If you think this vacuum cleaner is too tiny to be effective then prepare to be pleasantly surprised. This small machine utilizes all of Shark’s major technology features.

Technology and features: (see Shark Upright Vacuum Cleaners)

  • Never Loses Suction
  • Anti-Allergen Complete Seal with HEPA filter ( traps 99.9% of dust and allergens inside the vacuum )
  • 2-in-1: canister and handheld
  • Zero maintenance costs – lifetime filter and belt
  • Suction power is 550W
  • Power cord length is 25 ft.
  • Weight is 6 lbs.
  • Dimensions are 13.8” x 6.9” x 8.3”
  • Dust cup capacity is 0.6 – 1.7 qtrs.
  • Hose is 8” long
  • 3 years manufacturer’s warranty

Accessories and Attachments

All models come with:

  • Upholstery brush
  • Removable Tool Caddy that is specially designed to hold the attachments
  • Canister Caddy that converts the vacuum into a canister vacuum
  • 6” Crevice Tool to reach into hard-to-reach spaces
  • Dusting Brush
  • Pet Power Brush – air-driven brush to pick up pet hair and other debris from upholstery and stairs
  • Bare Floor Nozzle
  • Flexible Hose
  • Floor Kit Handle to maneuver and swivel on the floor
  • Telescoping Tube: it has 13 different locking length adjustments.
  • Shoulder Strap to carry the vacuum around

The differences between the models are their colors and the accessories included with each model

The NP317W model comes with extra attachments:

  • Zipper Pouch for attachment storage
  • Mattress tool – similar to the upholstery brush but it has a wide mouth to clean mattresses
  • Multi-Angle Dusting Brush – the brush head is adjustable to the surface you clean.
  • Accessory Bag to keep all accessories in place.

NP317W model is blue and the LA400 model is white/gold.

When it comes to Shark’s Lift-Around size really does not matter. Although it weighs very little,  it has  fantastic suction power to take on all kinds of dusting jobs

It transitions from bare floor to carpets without a hitch. The length of the power cord is generously long, so you do not need to constantly switch outlets and the shoulder strap comes in very handy. Its small size also makes it very easy to store.

This vacuum is so  well built for the money that I would highly recommend this vacuum for use as the  primary vacuum for a studio apartment, student dorm or even a RV.