REVIEW – Crumbs in your keyboard? Dust on your camera lens? I realize that these are both first-world problems, but if you’re looking for a solution to these and other small cleaning tasks, the Brigii M1 cordless 3 in 1 vacuum cleaner may be the answer. Let’s find out if it is.
What is it?
The Brigii M1 cordless 3 in 1 vacuum cleaner is a small handheld vacuum that is designed to be used for small clean-up tasks.
What’s in the box?
- Brigii M1 vacuum
- USB-C charging cable
- Storage bag
Design and features
When I was offered a review sample of the Brigii M1 rechargeable vacuum, I was happy to accept it because I work from home and eat at my desk which means I sometimes have crumbs on my keyboard and on the floor. I thought a small vacuum like the Brigii M1 might make clean up a lot easier.
At first glance, I thought the vacuum looked more like a fancy water bottle or a thermos than a vacuum. It’s a grey plastic cylinder with a pop open top and a power button on what I guess we can say is the handle.
On the back side of the M1 is a USB-C port for charging the built-in battery.
The top of the Brigii M1 pops open with a press of a button to reveal the dirt cup and the filter.
The plastic see-through dirt cup comes off the top of the vacuum for cleaning. The filter can be also be removed by using the small fold-down handle.
The top/lid of the Brigii M1 vacuum has a slot for easy attachment of the included tools.
Here we have a crevice tool with a brush at the end that you can slide down when you don’t need the brush part.
For cleaning hard to reach places, you can use the flexible hose with the tools.
How much does the Brigii suck?
After charging the Brigii M1 vacuum, I went looking for dirt. My first test was cleaning my Logitech MX Keys keyboard which took all of 30 seconds. Then I used the M1 with the crevice tool to clean the corners of my office where a few dust bunnies had collected and last but not least, I tried cleaning some cat hair from an office chair that my cat Max has claimed as his own.
The M1 did a pretty good job cleaning the crumbs from my keyboard and the dust bunnies from the corners of the room, but the suction wasn’t strong enough to pull cat hair from the cloth fabric of an office chair.
In the image above, you can see the dirt that was collected in dirt cup after my 5 minute or so cleaning session. My first observation was that the dirt cup capacity isn’t much at all.
There was an ick factor the first time that I tried to clean out the dirt cup. The dirt wouldn’t fall out on its own even when I tapped the opened vacuum on the edge of my trash can. I had to remove the dirt cup and then remove the filter from the cup in order to dispose of the dirt. The problem was that when I pulled out the filter I ended up flinging some of the dirt on the floor. Grrrrrr…
The next day I decided to do a quick trim of my hair using the AirCut DIY hair cutting system that I bought for myself last year. This hairdryer looking cutter collects the hair clippings inside the unit and you have to dump them out after each use. Hair tends to be kind of stickie and I always find it a pain to clean. The AirCut comes with a tiny brush that you can use but it isn’t all that much help. I decided that this would be a perfect test for the Brigii M1 vacuum.
And I was right! I used the flexible hose with the skinny nozzle that is included with the Brigii M1 vacuum to suck out the hair clippings and it worked great.
A day later, I again used the flexible hose and the small crevice tool to clean the corners of my basement stairs which seem to be magnets for collecting cat hair.
Other ways to use the Brigii M1 rechargeable vacuum
The bottom of the Brigii M1 has an air outlet and another attachment point for tools.
With the skinny nozzle attached to the bottom of the Brigii, you can use it to blow air instead of sucking it. This is good for blowing the dust off of and out of small areas like keyboards or camera lenses.
You can also use the M1 to suck the air out of space bags.
What I like
- Comes with tools
- Can also be used as a blower
What I’d change
- The dirt cup needs to be larger
- It would be nice if it had stronger suction
The Brigii M1 cordless 3 in 1 vacuum cleaner is a useful cleaning tool for small messes around your home, office or even in your car. Although it doesn’t have a large capacity for dirt or extreme suction, it gets the job done when you need to quickly clean up crumbs or other small bits of dirt around your home.
Where to buy: Amazon
Source: The sample for this review was provided by Brigii.