Robot vacuums may be all the rage now, but they can be equally vexing. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at this painful case of ‘robot-vac-meets-sleeping-woman’s-hair’.
While such accidents are rare, it does make us take notice of the extra control that handheld and/or stick models offer. So here's our list of conventional but no less unique vacuum cleaners that will appeal to the tech geek and clean freak in you. Check it out.
1. For Performance Junkies
If there was ever an award for most-futuristic home appliance, the Dyson V8 Absolute Plus would win it hands down. Clad in an iridescent combination of red, blue, yellow and silver, this cord-free vacuum functions just as spectacularly as it looks.
The main selling point of the V8 Absolute Plus is its exceptional performance, delivered by a pair of patented 2-Tier Radial cyclones (read: suction components) and a powerful digital motor.
What’s more, the V8 Absolute Plus comes with modular components that make it a highly-adaptable cleaning tool. Plug in the Soft Roller cleaner head to capture fine dust on hard floors, or equip your V8 with the Flexi crevice tool to get rid of dirt in awkward corners, tight crevices, and the like.
2. For Those Who Take It Slow
Boasting an impressive run time of approximately 50 minutes on regular settings, the Bosch Athlet is one vacuum cleaner that will not have you sprinting around the house in fear that it will run out of juice before you are done cleaning.
If that’s not enough, this power-efficient tool is easy to upkeep as well. Built-in SensorBagless technology enable the Athlet signal when its filter unit need to be cleaned by keeping track of air flow. The built-in dirt container is also easy to clean as all you need to do is remove it from the front, empty it and re-insert it into a slot in the Athlet’s head.
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3. For Busy Homeowners
‘Powerful’ doesn’t cut it when it comes to describing the Philips PowerPro Aqua Stick 3-in-1. Thanks to a magnetic attachment that incorporates a 200ml water tank and a microfiber pad, this versatile cleaning tool is capable of mopping and vacuuming all at once just like its 2-in-1 counterpart.
What differentiates both models, is the additional ability to use the 3-in-1 as a handheld device. In terms of cleaning efficiency, the PowerPro Aqua 3-in-1 also offers impressive performance with its 3-layer filter that captures micro particles like pollen, pet hair and dust for cleaner air.
4. For Hard-To-Reach Spots
As a handheld model, the Black & Decker MAX Lithium Pivot may be smaller than a stick vacuum, but it certainly packs a big punch. Aside from its wide mouth that is capable of handling large dirt clumps with ease, the MAX Lithium Pivot’s nozzle is also unique due to its rotating head design that allows it to be operated even at an odd angle.
Weighing in at roughly 1.7kg also means that the Max Lithium Pivot is light enough to be held onto when you are reaching up towards a tall shelf or cabinet, which is great for a thorough and easy clean up.
5. For Small Homes
While it may be a corded unit, it is undeniable that the Karcher VC5 Premium possesses a compact design paired with great performance. Throw in a triple-telescopic suction tube that allows the VC5 Premium to be reduced to half its original size, and what you have is a space-friendly vacuum cleaner that is great for small homes.
An additional soft dusting brush attachment and crevice nozzle are bundled together with the VC5 Premium, which the regular version lacks, along with a slightly longer cable (9m for the Premium and 7.5m for the regular VC5).
6. For Extra Versatility
As one of the newest series of vacuum cleaners from Hoover, the REACT line comes with a slew of advanced technologies, functions and accessories that make it highly-impressive.
With no less than 4 variants that each address different cleaning needs, this top-of-the-line vacuum cleaner also features Hoover's FloorSense technology, which optimises performance by detecting changes in flooring type when you move from room-to-room.
There’s also an easy-to-refer dashboard allows you to check battery levels, FloorSense activity and toggle between different operation modes.
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