The Eufy HomeVac H30 series is the latest in the Eufy range, boasting an impressively light and slim form factor without compromising on suction power. Though the small dimensions and limited battery life of the vac mean it’s not suited to whole-home cleaning, the portable vacuum is the ideal sidekick to a larger corded vac for those hard-to-reach places.
The Eufy HomeVac H30 comes in three variants – the Venture, Mate and Infinity – all offering a slightly different combination of accessories to achieve different goals. We take a look at the crowning jewel of the collection, the H30 Infinity, right here. Is it really as versatile and powerful as Eufy says? Well…
Design and attachments
The Eufy HomeVac H30 is a lightweight, portable bagless cordless vacuum cleaner with a transparent dustbin, and although the design is typical of a cordless vac in 2021, there aren’t many that can match the truly handheld design on offer from the H30 – especially with the suction power on offer from Eufy’s TriPower system, offering up to 16Kpa at the push of a button.
The main vacuum unit is impressively small, measuring in at just 425 x 90 x 73mm, and the lightweight 808g form factor makes it the perfect handheld vac to get into the nooks and crannies, especially in tighter spaces like the interior of a car. It’s available in two colour options – black and white – with a sleek, stylish look compared to chunkier options like the 1.5kg Ultenic U10.
Rather than using a trigger to activate the vac, the HomeVac H30 offers a single power button that turns the vac on and off. If you want to switch between the two performance modes – eco and max – you simply push the switch above the power button. It’s all very simple to use, and that extends to the attachments on offer – you just pull them off and switch them out without any fiddly latch system. More on those accessories in a bit.
But while the portable form factor will likely be welcomed by many, there are downsides to its size, namely the size of the dustbin. At just 250g, it’s less than many rivals, and that means you’ll likely have to empty it more often.
The one plus to the design of the dustbin is the inclusion of a rubber ring that surrounds the filter. Though it may not sound impressive, the ring pulls off excess dust from the filter as you remove the dustbin, meaning you won’t need to pick off excess dust that can build up on the filter itself.
The other downside to the size is the knock-on effect on battery life, lasting a maximum of 20 minutes, though you can buy additional batteries and swap them out thanks to a removable battery system, and you can plug the AC adaptor directly into the battery if you’re close to a plug socket.
Most of the time though, you’ll likely opt to use the charging base to top up your H30. The compact unit offers contact-based charging, allowing you to drop the vac into place without fiddling with wires, as well as a place to store your accessories in one place.
There’s a single LED light on the front, along with three LED indicators on the vac itself to indicate current battery levels.
The HomeVac H30 series is split into three groups; the Venture, Mate and Infinity, the latter of which we’re reviewing here. There’s no difference in the core unit of the H30 among the different variations, instead, they offer different attachments to focus on different jobs.
The entry-level Venture is ideal for cleaning cars, offering a 2-in-1 crevice tool and a multi-surface tool in the box. The next step up is the Mate, which includes everything from Venture along with a motorised brush head for cleaning embedded pet hair.
The Infinity, reviewed here, has everything from the Venture and Mate, along with a few additional extras that make it the most versatile of the bunch, bundling a stick and a hard floor tool (with additional mop attachments) in the box for quick hardwood floor cleaning.
At this point, it’s worth pointing out that unlike the Ultenic U10 and most other cordless vacs, the HomeVac H30 isn’t a stick vac.
While you do get a stick for the hard floor accessory with the Infinity, the stick won’t fit the mini motorised pet brush or any other accessory, meaning you’ll have to get up close to whatever you want to clean. It’s better suited to small areas – like a sofa or a car, rather than the entire home – but we’ll get to that in a second.
Features and performance
The lack of a stick for most included accessories and the generally small dimensions of the 230mm-wide hard floor tool and 145mm motorised brush head means the HomeVac H30, in any form, is designed for quick jobs like cleaning the car or mopping up a quick spill on a hardwood floor and not whole-home cleaning.
But, if you are on the market for a small handheld vac to complement your existing (likely wired) vacuum cleaner, it’s a strong contender.
The HomeVac H30 Infinity sports Eufy’s TriPower system, which utilises a 100,000rpm motor, a 2500mAh battery and a low-drag wind tunnel design, with the latter allowing for improved airflow to suck up more in fewer passes. These elements combine to offer 16Kpa, or 80AW, of suction power, and while that’s not the most powerful cordless vac on the market, it’s particularly impressive for a lightweight handheld of such small dimensions.
One area where the H30 can’t compete is in the smarts department; you won’t find any on-board tech that’ll analyse dust intake and intelligently adjust suction power like with some cordless vacs, instead offering a simplistic button that lets you switch between the two modes manually.
The eco mode offers 12Kpa of suction, lasting around 20 minutes unless using the motorised brush head, which will slightly reduce battery life. Switching to Max mode provides the maximum 16Kpa of suction power, though the battery life drops down to 8-10 minutes, with the same caveat about the motorised brush head.
The good news is that eco mode provides plenty of suction power, with the vac able to pick up crumbs from the bed and even get out embedded pet hair off of a sofa using the motorised brush head in its eco mode, only needing to go into max mode for particularly deep cleans and stubborn hairs.
The hard floor tool, exclusive to the Infinity bundle, features tiny wheels that help the head glide over hard surfaces, though the small dimensions of the head itself mean you’ll likely only use it to clean small spaces rather than an entire room, and the small gap between the head and the floor means it struggles to pick up bigger items (like dropped cereal). Still, it makes fast work of dust and smaller debris, even on the eco mode.
The mop accessory attaches to the bottom of the hard floor tool, but it looks less like an accessory and a part of the packaging that came in the box – so much so that we missed it when we initially took all the parts out of the box.
The plastic mop accessory attaches to the hard floor head, sporting velcro strips that hold the disposable wet wipe-esque accessories in place as you mop. It does a decent job at cleaning hard surfaces, but the fact that the wipes are disposable isn’t great for the planet, nor your wallet. A washable, reusable option would’ve been much more attractive here.
Essentially, while it’s great to clean using the HomeVac H30 Infinity and its variety of attachments, the size limitations mean it’s suited to smaller areas and spills. It won’t be an ideal primary vacuum cleaner for the home, but it’ll certainly complement an existing setup.
Price and availability
The Eufy HomeVac H30 Infinity is the most expensive in the H30 collection, coming in at £189/$199, while you can pick up the entry-level Venture for £149/$159 and the Mate for £169/$179.
Which to go for largely depends on your needs; if you don’t have a hard floor, you’d be better off with the Venture or Mate, though it’s worthing that none are truly suited to whole-home cleaning, rather just spot cleaning.
If you’re interested in picking up the Eufy HomeVac H30 Infinity, it’s available from the Eufy website in the US, with UK availability expected very soon – though you can buy the cheaper Venture or Mate in Blighty right now if they’re more up your street.
If you want to see how it compares to the competition, take a look at our selection of the best cordless vacuum cleaners.
The Eufy HomeVac H30 Infinity is a hard product to judge; the vacuum cleaner isn’t designed for whole-home use, which will immediately exclude it from the wishlist for many, but there are plenty of people that want something small and portable for smaller areas like car interiors or bedrooms, and for those people, the H30 range ticks a lot of boxes.
It’s impressively lightweight and portable, there’s plenty of suction power on offer and the versatile accessories on offer make it suitable for a variety of chores.
The hardest decision is deciding what variant of H30 you want; while the hard floor tool and stick are great, the mop accessory feels a little cheaper, making the Infinity bundle a little bit more difficult to justify – especially when you’ll get the effective motorised brush head with the cheaper Mate system.
Eufy HomeVac H30 Infinity: Specs
425 x 90 x 73mm
12Kpa on Eco mode, 16Kpa on Max mode
10-20 minute battery life
Removable battery system
2-in-1 crevice tool
motorised brush head
hard floor head with optional mop accessory