Halo says its Capsule cordless vacuum, which has been developed by a vacuum industry veteran, has the power and capacity of a full-size upright vacuum without the weight.
Made of light carbon fibre, and with disposable dust bags enclosed in the pill-shaped canister, this minimalist stick vacuum is intended to give you the best of both worlds.
It costs £249 from and has a 1.6-litre dust capacity, up to 60 minutes claimed run time, and there's a two-year supply of replacement dust bags (52 in total) thrown in too. On the face of it, that's pretty good value compared with big-name rivals such as Dyson.
Where rivals such as Dyson, Shark and Samsung opt for high-tech wizardry, and often look like they've fallen straight out of a passing spaceship, the Capsule stands out for its simple, no-frills design.
You'll find no multi-tier cyclones or LED headlights here. In fact, it's quite like a traditional on a stick. Dust is sucked straight up the tube into the bag, and the battery and motor sit neatly behind it, protected by a filter.
You get a crevice tool, combination floorhead and mini dusting brush in the box, along with all those spare dust bags.
Controls are simple, too: there are three power settings, a toggle to turn the brush bar on and off (on for carpets, off for hard floors), and indicators to help you keep track of battery life and when to replace the dust bag.
Simplicity isn't necessarily a bad thing, though. We've seen plenty of vacuums that have fancy extras but fall down on the fundamentals of cleaning.
The Capsule is unusual as it uses dust bags, rather than a reusable dust canister.
This means there's an ongoing cost (once the initial supply runs out), but does mean you can go longer before you have to empty it. We've found that some bagless cordless vacuums need emptying pretty much every time you use them.
Here's how the Halo compares on spec with key rivals:
The battery life is also promising, but bear in mind that this is based on using the lowest setting, and you'll get significantly less cleaning time on higher settings.
You don't get any kind of stand (other models have a wall mount) so you'll have to dismantle it for storage.
Healthy competition means there's plenty of choice these days if you're keen on a cordless vacuum. Here are some key features to consider when choosing, to help you find the best option for your home:
We test every vacuum in exactly the same way, and our tests are designed to uncover the vacs that will really do the job when you get them home, tackling various types of household grime and being easy to use and look after.