These 2 cordless stick vacuum cleaners are similar, we’ll compare them side by side below to help you buy the right one.
Some key difference that may influence your buying decision.
The Hoover Linx uses Lithium Ion battery while the Shark Navigator Freestyle uses nickel–metal hydride battery.
The Linx takes less than 4 hours to charge while the Navigator Freestyle takes 4 to 7 hours to fully charge.
The Shark SV1106 includes a charging base for charging while the Linx does not have a charging stand.
Some people like the charging base while others hate it because they think it is cumbersome and inconvenient.
The Shark Navigator Freestyle carries one year limited warranty while the Linx carries 2 year warranty.
Battery Life Indicator
The Hoover Linx BH50010 features a battery-fuel gauge that allows you to see how much power it has left while the Shark does not have.
The power control of the Linx is on the handle while it is on the top of the floor nozzle on the Shark.
One for fingertip control and one for foot control (or you can bend down to press it using your hand).
Some users said that the swivel feature on the Shark Navigator Freestyle makes it more maneuverable than the Linx.
More details, read the comparison table below.
Compare Shark Navigator Freestyle vs Hoover Linx
|Shark Navigator Freestyle Cordless SV1106 Stick Vacuum||Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner BH50010|
|Price||$179.99 at Hoover.com on September 11, 2014|
|Bagged or Bagless||Bagless||Bagless|
|Dirt Bin Capacity||Not Specified||Not Specified
|Clear Dirt Cup||Yes||Yes|
|Battery Life Indicator||No||Fuel Gauge
shows you the remaining battery power
|Fully Charge Indicator||Yes, there is a blue charging light.||Yes|
|Power Source||Battery Operated||Battery Powered|
|Battery Type||SV1106 is powered by NiMH battery.||Lithium Ion|
|Power||10.8 Volts or 14.4 Volts||18 Volts|
|Run Time||approximately 12 minutes while brush is on, and 17 minutes on bare floor cleaning||about 15 minutes|
|Charge Time||about 4 to 7 hours||less than 4 hours|
|Weight||7.5 lbs||7.3 pounds|
|Height Adjustment||No||Self Adjust, No Manual Settings|
|Brushed Edge Cleaning||No||Yes|
|Handle||Fixed, not folding||Fixed|
|Speed options||brush on high speed|
brush off low speed
|brush On or Off
|Swivel Feature||Yes, swivel steering for easy maneuver||can swivel, but does not swivel very much, like 30 degree or so|
|Color||White||Black and Glacier Blue|
|Vacuum Height||46 inches||43.5 inches|
|Full Bin Indicator||No||No|
|Warranty||1 year limited warranty||2 year limited warranty|
|Manual||Download Manual||User Guide|
According to our research online, more people likes the Hoover Linx over the Shark SV1106.
Please share your reviews on Hoover Linx BH50010/Shark Navigator Freestyle SV1106 below if you own these vacuum cleaners.