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Electrolux vacuum is so quiet it packs an iPod dock and speakers

Posted in Vacuum by Conner Flynn on December 10th, 2009

Electrolux vacuum so quiet it packs an iPod dock and speakersElectrolux just launched a commercial vacuum cleaner so quiet that it features an iPod dock and speakers. The “UltraSilencer” is the first such vacuum in existence. The company even went so far as to conduct a lab study to prove that “music assisted vacuuming increases the number of nozzle sweeps, improves the cleaning result and leaves a general feeling of happiness.”

We say it just takes the boring out of vacuuming. Why it’s as if Van Halen or Pink Floyd were cleaning your house right by your side. Awesome concept.

Baby-Carrying Roomba

Posted in Vacuum by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2009


Ron Tajima must be the laziest dad ever. His newest Roomba project involved his son. Specifically putting his son on the contraption to be carried away like a robot sacrifice offered up to our metal masters.

He calls it the Cradloomba. Child Services calls it the “This requires a visit to your residence right now” bot. While I call it genius. Is there anything the Roomba can’t do? It’ll help you recognize that abusive relationship, gives free pet rides, now it will clean your floor and let junior floor surf at the same time.

Mushroom vacuum cleaners won’t give you an extra life

Posted in Vacuum by Conner Flynn on July 17th, 2008

Mushroom vacuum cleaners won’t give you an extra life
Just how do they keep the Mushroom kingdom clean anyway? Looks like all the mushrooms in the land are actually vacuum cleaners. Makes sense. I mean, you need something to suck up left behind star power, coins, Yoshi poo…

These are also perfect for the messy gamer. I’m sure they can suck up that mound of potato chip droppings that have collected in your game spot. Well, maybe they aren’t that strong, but they make your home look more like a Mario game and I happen to know that’s a personal goal of yours. The Mushroom vacuum runs on 2 AA batteries and is available in red, orange, green or purple for $12.

Raycop vac kills germs & bugs, looks alien

Posted in Vacuum by Conner Flynn on February 26th, 2008

Raycop vac kills germs & bugs, looks alien
The Raycop vac looks like a weird alien stealth ship. This is the mothership that slowly approaches the carpet, casting a long, slow moving shadow that puts fear into bugs and germs. It‘s the Raycop anti-bacterial vacuum, now available in the U.S. and ready to shine it’s ultraviolet light on all anything small and nasty. This thing means business, with a 360-beat-per-minute vibrator that can shake all those mites and germs loose from the fibers they cling to.

Those creepy things invading your home will be dead in no time. It will set you back $250, but knowing that tiny germs are living out a Spielberg movie and getting sucked up by your vacuum mothership? Priceless.

Issey Miyake unveils futuristic handheld cleaner

Posted in Vacuum by Conner Flynn on February 17th, 2008

The future of vacuums
The Wind, Dyson DC16 handheld cleaner looks like it’s a Sci-Fi ray gun from the future, but you are more likely to see Han Solo cleaning up the Millenium Falcon then shooting lasers with this thing. The device is the love child of Miyake designer Dai Fujiwara and James Dyson. They apparently had too much to drink and started brainstorming about how sexy they could make a vacuum.

The result is a sexy new handheld carpet sucker at an affordable price of $194. It’s got a great steampunk look and a trigger. Need I say more?

Samsung Silencio vacuum obviously Halo inspired

Posted in Halo,Vacuum by Conner Flynn on January 22nd, 2008

Samsung vac looks familiar
What do you get when you decapitate Master Chief and turn his head into a vacuum? No, not another questionable Highlander sequel that sucks. What you get is this Samsung vacuum that is obviously inspired by Halo.

Samsung’s new bagless vacuum cleaner was just released, the Silencio SC9540. It boasts sophisticated and powerful tools, and they claim that it’s also quieter than ever so you can clean at any time of the day or night. The Silencio features a Multi Chamber suction system, which is more powerful than conventional vacuum cleaners and maintains a high level of suction power no matter what surface you are cleaning. With the Silencio’s Silver Nano technology and HEPA filtration system, you’re protected against harmful dust particles and mites, even if you are a pet owner.

Dirt Devil finds purpose in pet stains

Posted in Home,Vacuum by Conner Flynn on November 28th, 2007

Purpose for Pets Portable Extractor

Looks like Dirt Devil is at it again. You wouldn’t think that there was much room for improvement in vacuum design, but they have managed to come up with something new. A vacuum specifically designed for pet owners who have problem pets.

It’s called the Purpose for Pets Portable Extractor and it boasts that it can easily treat and remove pet stains. It does this with a 3″ scrub brush and blacklight LEDs, which illuminate the hidden pet stains, such as urine, so you can find the source of pet odor in your home and deal with it. It comes with two 8 oz. solutions of Dirt Devil Pet Stain and Odor Remover, as well as Dirt Devil Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner and Shampoo.

Review: Kone & Kurv Dirt Devil hand vacs

Posted in Home,Review,Vacuum by Conner Flynn on November 20th, 2007

Kone & Kurv Dirt Devil hand vacs

I’ll be reviewing both the Kone and the Kurv hand vacuums from Dirtdevil. These are Dirt Devil’s newer more stylish vacuums that don’t assault your decor, while remaining handy to clean up those messes. In fact, both the Kone and the Kurv perform that function very well. Unlike most small appliances, they actually fit into and become a part of your living space without screaming to the world, “Hey, I suck up filthy stuff.”

I was curious to find out which would perform better, so I divided my time between both units, back and forth. It’s worth noting that these are not intended to clean your whole carpet and replace your upright, or to suck up huge disastrous, nasty, sticky, toxic spills. And it’s not designed to be a full power shop vac. So, unto my impressions of both models.

Halo the UV germ killing vacuum

Posted in Health,Home,Vacuum by Conner Flynn on October 24th, 2007

The Halo line of UV vacuum cleanersNo, not a Halo inspired vacuum cleaner, with scenes from the game all over it. The Halo line of UV vacuum cleaners actually uses UV-C(a spectrum of ultraviolet light) to kill germs, dust mites, and bacteria that live in your carpet. This way, you won’t have to use harsh chemicals to have a cleaner living space. That’s good for you and the environment.

Of course it will still suck. Well, I hope it doesn’t suck. What I mean is, it will still suck up all the other filth in your carpet as well as zapping germs. Pretty interesting concept. This technology is apparently showing up in a lot of other new products as well. The war on filth just got some new artillery.

Kone vacuums make a decorative statement

Posted in Home,Vacuum by Conner Flynn on October 10th, 2007

Kone vacuums are stylish and cone shaped

Most vacuums are big. Some are ugly. Many are big AND ugly. The Kone is neither. This cordless handheld vacuum is sleek and metallic, with a great modern look. In fact, one of the best things about it, is that it will go with just about anybody’s decor. Created by designer Karim Rashid, these have been selling for just over a year and getting good reviews. They originally sold for $60, but today you can get one for around $39.99. Comes in 5 colors. Not all appliances have to be eye soars.

New iRobot Roomba 500 Series Vacuums

Posted in iRobot,Roomba,Vacuum by Chetz on August 22nd, 2007

New iRobot Roomba 500 series vacuum cleanersiRobot has today released a new series of its Roomba vacuuming robots, marking the first new model upgrade in about 3 years. The model comes with a number of new and improved features in three different versions; the 530, 560 and 570.

According to iRobot, the new Roomba’s are completely redesigned giving 100% more effective vacuuming. The higher-end 560 and 570 feature a 2.4GHz RF integrated with something called Virtual Wall Lighthouse. The Lighthouse system lets you put a RF-based “virtual lighthouse” in each doorway of your home. The Roomba will know not to pass through the doorway until a room is completed, and it will know not to go back through that doorway until the next time it’s scheduled to run.

Speaking of scheduling, the new 500 series vacuums now have scheduling built directly into the device. They also feature IR sensors …

USB Powered Vacuum Cleaner

Posted in USB,Vacuum by Reuben Drake on July 15th, 2007

USB powered vacuum cleanerWhen it’s time to do a little cleaning around the cubical on your annual office clean-out day or just when things are getting a little too messy you can pull out this handy little USB powered vacuum cleaner and go to work. It’s completely USB powered and plenty small enough to fit in just about any desk drawer. The end looks like some type of crevice tool to get narrow spaces and corners and it comes with a brush attachment to get all those crumbs and dust out of your keyboard.

This could also be handy to clean the dust out of your computer case as a nice alternative to the can of compressed air that shoots dust everywhere. You can pick yourself up a little USB vacuum cleaner at FunUSB for $12.

Wine Bottle Vacuum Seal

Posted in Vacuum by Darrin Olson on June 10th, 2007

Wine bottle vacuum seal seals your wine to enjoy laterAssuming that you open a bottle of wine without finishing it for some reason, this little gadget actually creates a vacuum in your bottle and seals it up to enjoy later in an attempt to keep it fresh.

It activates just by putting the Wine Bottle Vacuum Seal over the top of the open bottle and the little vacuum pump inside will start up and seal the bottle. Release the negative pressure by pressing the button on the front. It also has a digital temperature gauge on the front that shows the current temp of the wine along with some optimal serving temperatures on the back.

The device must stay on the bottle to keep it sealed so you can only do one bottle at a time which wouldn’t work for your Winepod batch, but for those of you …

iRobot Verro Pool Cleaning Robot

Posted in iRobot,Robots,Vacuum by Chetz on April 12th, 2007

iRobot Verro Pool Cleaning RobotFirst the robots came to clean your carpets. Then they started washing the floors of your kitchen. Then they invaded the sanctity of your garage. Now they want to clean your pool.

Just in time for the summer the futuristic sounding iRobot Corporation has introduced the iRobot Verro Pool Cleaning Robot to make your dog days that much easier to get through. These people are the same ones that brought us the Roomba, so they probably know what they’re doing putting a semi-intelligent electronic device into the water with you.

After unpacking the robot you toss it into the pool where its vacuum starts to clean all that gunk left behind by you, like human hair, as well as the stuff dropped off by the wind that collects at the bottom of your pool.

iRobot claims that their two models, the Verro …

LG Kompressor Vacuum

Posted in LG,Vacuum by Chetz on March 20th, 2007

LG Kompressor VacuumPerfect for those of us that like to make things from spare parts lying around the house comes LG’s Kompressor vacuum cleaner.

Looking like it’s six degrees of separation from being related to R2-D2, the Kompressor not only sucks up all the crud and dirt found on your floors but, true to its name, it smushes it all down into the shape of a brick. The idea behind this isn’t that you can make an extra guest room out of your dirt but that it gives the user up to four times as much space as a traditional vacuum cleaner for sucking up the garbage before you need to open the unit up and dispose of it. Plus, it looks like a droid from “Star Wars”, which the Roomba still doesn’t look like (even though it really is a droid.)

LG plans on rolling out …