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When you hear the words ‘vacuum’ and ‘USB’ used in the same sentence, you probably picture a tiny keyboard cleaning tool with barely enough power to suck up crumbs. But Panasonic’s hybrid MC-HS700G — now available in Japan — is a full-sized vacuum cleaner strong enough to lift a bowling ball that can also be charged from a USB port giving you up to 20 minutes of suction without a tether to a wall outlet.
Still looking for the ultimate Christmas gift? Meet the Roboking automatic bagless vacuum: it senses its way around your house to do the cleaning for you. Its easy to use, looks great, and the new square design with longer side brushes does a better job in corners / along walls than round-shaped robotic vacuum cleaners. The Roboking also packs LG’s latest tech to navigate furniture, pets and obstacles. Here’s what you need to know…
You want a clean home? Sure, who doesn’t. Too lazy to clean it yourself? Absolutely. iRobot’s Roomba 880 — the latest in its series of robot vacuum cleaners — was made for you. It’s the Rolls-Royce of highly motivated cleaning appliances, and it can take care of some serious dinge. Although it’ll cost you some serious cash.
If you’ve got a mix of hard and carpeted floors in your home that you just don’t feel like cleaning, you usually have to rely on two separate cleaning bots to get the work done. But you can write your Roomba and Scooba a letter of recommendation and send them on their way now that Moneual’s new Rydis H67 promises to tackle both tasks with one machine.
With its new Freshness Center refrigerator, Siemens wants you to get rid of that freezer bag sealing contraption on your counter. In addition to the standard fridge and freezer compartments, the KG38QAL30 has a third drawer with a section that vacuum seals itself, preserving fresh foods like vegetables and meats up to five times longer.
It’s easy to tell when hardwood floors are clean, but it’s not so obvious when it comes to carpets. Who knows how much dust, dirt and debris are hidden amongst those fibres? So instead of randomly running a vacuum over every inch of your living room, hoping it’s clean, Samsung’s new Motion Sync vac tells with an impossible to misunderstand red light/green light approach.
Bladeless fans. Impossible hand-dryers. The best vacuums on the planet. These are the hallmarks of Sir James Dyson and his eponymous home appliance company that has attempted to change the world through innovation over the last 20 years. The one question remains, however: why won’t Dyson make a robot vacuum? We spoke to a senior engineer who let us in on the secret.
Did you know the polycarbonate plastic material that Dyson uses for the dirt collecting bins on its vacuums is the same material used to make police riot shields? We all know that Dyson makes some of the best vacuums on the market, but the company is now giving us an inside look at its R&D labs and exactly how it ensures its hardware sucks so incredibly well.
Not content with making every other vacuum and fan on the market seem like a cheap children’s toy, Dyson has now set its sights on the floor mop that’s been quivering in your broom closet, awaiting its day of reckoning. The unfortunately named Dyson Hard is a version of the company’s handheld cordless vacs that sees the business end replaced with a cleaning head that also sucks away dirt before it scrubs your floors.