The Eufy HomeVac H30 series is the most recent addition to the Eufy line, featuring an amazingly light and small form factor that does not sacrifice suction capability. Though the vac’s compact dimensions and limited battery life make it unsuitable for whole-home cleaning, the portable vacuum is a great companion to a larger corded vac for those hard-to-reach locations.
The Eufy HomeVac H30 is available in three models: Venture, Mate, and Infinity, each with a slightly different set of accessories to achieve different aims. We take a peek at the collection’s crowning beauty, the H30 Infinity, right here. Is it as versatile and strong as Eufy claims? Well…
Eufy HomeVac H30 Infinity: Specs
- 425 x 90 x 73mm
- TriPower System
- 12Kpa on Eco mode, 16Kpa on Max mode
- 250ml dustbin
- 10-20 minute battery life
- Removable battery system
- Charging dock
- 2-in-1 crevice tool
- motorized brush head
- hard floor head with optional mop accessory
- Lightweight design
- Up to 16Kpa suction power
- Multiple accessories
- Cheap mop accessory
- Short battery life
- Stick incompatible with most accessories
Design and Attachments
The Eufy HomeVac H30 is a lightweight, portable bagless cordless vacuum cleaner with a transparent dustbin, and while the design is typical of a cordless vac in 2021, there aren’t many that can match the H30’s truly handheld design – especially with the suction power on offer from Eufy’s TriPower system, which offers up to 16Kpa at the push of a button.
The primary vacuum device is remarkably compact, measuring only 425 x 90 x 73mm, and the lightweight 808g form factor makes it the ideal handheld vac for getting into nooks and crannies, especially in tighter spaces like a car’s interior. It comes in two colors: black and white, and it has a sleeker, more elegant appearance than chunkier options like the 1.5kg Ultenic U10.
Instead of a trigger to activate the vac, the HomeVac H30 has a single power button that turns the vac on and off. Simply push the switch above the power button to toggle between the two performance modes, eco and peak. It’s everything incredibly straightforward to operate, and that includes the attachments, which you simply peel off and swap out without any cumbersome latch system. In a moment, I’ll go through those items in further detail.
However, while the portable form factor will undoubtedly be appreciated by many, there are certain drawbacks to its size, specifically the size of the trashcan. It weighs less than many competitors at only 250g, which means you’ll have to empty it more frequently.
The incorporation of a rubber ring that surrounds the filter is one advantage of the dustbin’s construction. Though it may not appear to be much, the ring draws additional dust from the filter as you remove the dustbin, eliminating the need to pick off excess dust that can accumulate on the filter itself.
The main disadvantage of the size is that the battery life is limited to 20 minutes, though you can buy more batteries and swap them out owing to a removable battery system, and you can put the AC adaptor directly into the battery if you’re close to a plug outlet.
Most of the time, however, you’ll probably choose to charge your H30 with the charging base. The tiny device features contact-based charging, allowing you to put the vac into place without having to fiddle with cords, as well as a place to keep all of your accessories in one location.
To display current battery levels, there is a single LED light on the front, as well as three LED indications on the vac itself.
The HomeVac H30 series is divided into three models: the Venture, Mate, and Infinity, the latter of which we’ll be looking at today. The H30’s main unit is the same throughout all variants; however, they offer different attachments to focus on different jobs.
The entry-level Venture is great for cleaning automobiles, as it comes with a 2-in-1 crevice tool and a multi-surface tool. The Mate is the next level up, and it features everything from the Venture as well as a motorized brush head for cleaning embedded pet hair.
The Infinity, which we reviewed here, has everything from the Venture and Mate, plus a few extras that make it the most flexible of the three, including a stick and a hard floor tool (with additional mop attachments) in the package for speedy hardwood floor cleaning.
It’s important noting at this point that, unlike the Ultenic U10 and most other cordless vacs, the HomeVac H30 isn’t a stick vac.
While the Infinity comes with a stick for the hard floor accessory, it does not fit the little motorized pet brush or any other accessory, so you’ll have to get up close to whatever you want to clean. It’s more suited to tiny areas, such as a sofa or a car, rather than a whole house, but we’ll get to that in a moment.
Features and Performance
The lack of a stick for the majority of included accessories, as well as the generally small dimensions of the 230mm-wide hard floor tool and 145mm motorized brush head, indicate that the HomeVac H30, in any form, is intended for quick jobs such as cleaning the car or mopping up a quick spill on a hardwood floor, rather than whole-home cleaning.
However, if you’re looking for a compact handheld vacuum to supplement your existing (most certainly wired) vacuum cleaner, it’s a good option.
The HomeVac H30 Infinity is equipped with Eufy’s TriPower technology, which includes a 100,000rpm motor, a 2500mAh battery, and a low-drag wind tunnel design, the latter of which allows for enhanced airflow to suck up more in fewer passes. These components work together to provide 16Kpa, or 80AW, of suction power, which, while not the most powerful cordless vac on the market, is notably outstanding for a lightweight handheld of such compact dimensions.
One area where the H30 falls short is in terms of intelligence; unlike some cordless vacs, it lacks onboard technology that analyses dust intake and automatically adjusts suction power, instead opting for a simple button that allows you to switch between the two modes manually.
The eco mode provides 12Kpa suction and lasts about 20 minutes until you use the motorized brush head, which reduces battery life significantly. When in Max mode, the suction power is increased to 16Kpa, but the battery life is reduced to 8-10 minutes, with the same caution concerning the motorized brush head.
The good news is that eco mode has plenty of suction strength, with the vac able to pick up crumbs off the bed and even remove entrenched pet hair from a sofa using the motorized brush head in eco mode, only needing to switch to the max mode for very deep cleans and stubborn hairs.
The hard floor tool, which is only available in the Infinity bundle, has tiny wheels that help the head glide over hard surfaces, but the small dimensions of the head mean you’ll likely only use it to clean small areas rather than an entire room, and the small gap between the head and the floor means it struggles to pick up larger items (like dropped cereal). Even in Eco mode, it removes dust and tiny debris quickly.
The mop accessory attaches to the bottom of the hard floor tool, but it appears to be more of a part of the packaging that came in the box – so much so that we overlooked it when we first got everything out of the box.
The plastic mop accessory is attached to the hard floor head by velcro strips, which keep the disposable wet wipe-like accessories in place as you mop. It cleans hard surfaces well, but the fact that the wipes are disposable isn’t good for the environment or your cash. A washable, reusable solution would have been far more appealing in this case.
Essentially, while the HomeVac H30 Infinity and its assortment of attachments are excellent for cleaning, the size constraints mean it is best suited to tiny areas and spills. It won’t be the best primary vacuum cleaner for your home, but it will certainly supplement an existing setup.
Price and Availability
The Eufy HomeVac H30 Infinity is the most costly model in the H30 lineup, costing £189/$199, while the entry-level Venture costs £149/$159 and the Mate costs £169/$179.
Which to choose is mostly determined by your needs; if you don’t have a hard floor, you’d be better off with the Venture or Mate, but it’s worth noting that neither is truly suited to whole-home cleaning, but rather spot cleaning.
If you want to buy the Eufy HomeVac H30 Infinity, it’s currently available on the Eufy website in the US, with UK availability due very soon – however, you can get the cheaper Venture or Mate in the UK right now if they’re more your style.
If you want to see how it stacks up against the competition, check out our list of the best cordless vacuum cleaners.
The Eufy HomeVac H30 Infinity is a difficult product to evaluate; the vacuum cleaner isn’t designed for whole-home use, which will immediately eliminate it from many people’s wishlists, but there are plenty of people who want something small and portable for smaller areas like car interiors or bedrooms, and the H30 range ticks a lot of boxes for those people.
It’s lightweight and portable, has plenty of suction power, and the flexible accessories make it appropriate for a wide range of tasks.
The most difficult decision is deciding which variant of the H30 to buy; while the hard floor tool and stick are excellent, the mop accessory feels a little cheaper, making the Infinity bundle a little more difficult to justify – especially when you can get the effective motorized brush head with the less expensive Mate system.