Vacuum

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Buying a vacuum can be a lot like buying a new car. Like cars, vacuums are expensive, come in sub-compact, compact, mid-sized and full-sized models with all sorts of options that you may or may not need. I've reviewed quite a few vacuums in the past few years, but keep looking for my holy grail of [...]

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I've been a huge fan of Neato's Botvacs after reviewing their Neato Botvac 80 robot vacuum earlier this year. I continue to use it several times a week to keep my floors clean and love that it does the work while I can do other things. Neato has just announced a new D series with models [...]

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A while back, I told you about the Eye Vac that lets you throw away your dust pan because it could suck up all the sweepings using a vacuum port in its base.  The Bruno Smartcan includes a vacuum at the bottom to suck up all your sweepings, and it also serves as your 13-gallon [...]

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Dyson vacuum cleaners are extremely popular for their superior suction power and bagless design. Last year I reviewed the Dyson D65 Animal vacuum and was impressed by almost everything about it. Dyson's latest model is the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal + Allergy vacuum which looks almost identical to the D65 but has a very important upgrade. It no [...]

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Flashback to several weeks ago... It's 3:30pm and I race home from my day job so I can work on Gadgeteer reviews for 90 minutes until Jeanne gets home from work. I sit down in front of my MacBook Pro for some quality writing time when the phone rings. I answer the call. It's Jeanne. "Can [...]

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dyson-cinetic

When I reviewed the Dyson Animal vacuum a year ago, I was impressed by its suction and overall cleaning ability. Dyson is well known for their convenient bagless design, but now they've improved things even more by ditching the filter. In other sweepers filters can clog if not cleaned regularly, which causes a loss of [...]

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eyevac-stationary-vacuum

Getting all the dirt you've swept up into the dustpan is like a line approaching an asymptote - it never actually happens.  The Eye Vac Professional stationary vacuum gets rid of the dustpan and sucks up all the dirt when you just sweep everything in front of the vacuum.  I've seen similar vacuums built in [...]

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mcthomas

In all my gadget reviewing years, I have yet to try or even test a robotic vacuum cleaner. It hasn't been from lack of desire, I just haven't found one worth trying - till now. Today in Tokyo, Dyson unveiled the Dyson 360 Eye cyclonic robot vacuum cleaner and it looks very impressive. From its [...]

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When my daughter recently moved into her dorm room, the first thing I did was put a mattress encasement on that mattress that had been used for years by people doing who knows what.  shudder!  I wish I had had this Verilux vacuum with me, too.  The CleanWave Sanitizing Portable Vacuum is a hand-held model that is [...]

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If you really liked the Dyson DC65 Animal vacuum cleaner Julie reviewed in April of this year but were put off by the $600 price tag, then today may be your lucky day. QVC has the DC65 Animal as their Today's Special Value deal, and they are offering it in red, blue, or purple for [...]

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Soniclean 10

A sonic vacuum cleaner?! No way! Yes way! When the opportunity came to test a sonic vacuum cleaner, the Soniclean VTplus Upright, I was intrigued and so I jumped at the chance to review it. And let's just face it - most people don't like to clean, but since it is a necessary task, we [...]

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I must have the cleanest carpets in the country by now due to all the vacuums that I've been testing lately. In the past few months I've reviewed three different vacuums from three different manufacturers (see related links at the bottom of this review). Two of them were cordless vacs and in the end I [...]

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You might be wondering, "Julie, what's up with all of these vacuum reviews that you've been posting lately?" You're not alone, I'm also wondering why I keep saying yes to vacuum review offers. Maybe it's some deep seated need to make sure my carpets are clean. Nah... More likely it's because I hate my 1000 [...]

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Most people would not consider a vacuum cleaner to be a gadget or even a tech site worthy topic. But what if the vacuum is full sized, cordless and can tell you how many calories you've burned while you're using it? Designed in the United Kingdom, the Gtech AirRam cordless vacuum cleaner might be the [...]

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Vacuum cleaners or "sweepers" as we call them here in Southern Indiana, are not a product that I would normally think of as a gadget, but some of the latest brands of vacuums are starting to add features that put these home appliances in that category. In the last month, I have been offered three [...]

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Mint1

OK, I'll admit to a fascination with robotic floor cleaners.  I've owned a Roomba since 2006, so when I had the opportunity to review the Mint Automated Floor Cleaner from Evolution Robotics, I eagerly volunteered.  The Mint would address a limitation of the Roomba, because it is targeted specifically at hard surface floors, something the [...]

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Pet Waste Vacuum

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As any dog owner can attest, picking up pet waste is a fairly unpleasant task.  And it's always a sure bet that the minute I bend down to pick up my puppy's once-dinner, a neighbor will turn the corner just in time to see my daily indignity.  Enter the doggie waste vacuum--or as the manufacturer [...]

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Dyson is well known for their space age style upright bagless vacuum cleaners. I've wanted to try one from the first time I saw one of their commercials on TV. I wasn't aware that they also sold canister style cleaners and happily accepted the opportunity to review the Dyson DC23 Turbinehead Canister Vacuum Cleaner when [...]

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To mark the 25th anniversary of Dirt Devil’s powerful and compact cleaning products, they are introducing the new Gator Series line of hand vacs. Designed with a dirt cup that flips open for easy emptying, the Gator Series allows the user to remove debris with a quick press of a button, eliminating contact with dirt [...]

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