It might not be as futuristic looking as Dyson’s space-age vacuums, but this compact handheld wet/dry vac from Brookstone is a far easier way to clean up spills and crumbs than hauling out that mess of hoses and attachments.
Brookstone isn’t specific about the rechargeable battery’s life, but for just $US30, don’t expect it to a whole lot of sucking. However, an included charging dock does keep the battery constantly topped off when the vac’s not in use. And it doesn’t hog too much desktop real estate. Dual filters help keep the wet stuff separate from the dry bits after they’ve been gobbled up, and everything seems easy to clean with just a quick rinse under the tap.