Unboxing: Black+Decker ORA vacuum cleaner

It’s an upright vacuum with 12 cyclones, which claims to have no loss in suction, with 3 attachments and a charging stand. But wait – there’s more! It’s also a handheld vacuum cleaner that detaches from the main unit and becomes a compact (though heavy) smaller unit. The vacuum’s power is all stored in this smaller … Continue reading Unboxing: Black+Decker ORA vacuum cleaner

Breaking free from vacuum filters: the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball

It’s certainly got an attention-grabbing name – The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball. But does Dyson’s latest vacuuming construction live up to its warrior-esque title? Any newly-released vacuum by Dyson has to be worth taking note, especially when it claims to process dirt and dust into microscopic pieces without any clogging and by doing so eliminating … Continue reading Breaking free from vacuum filters: the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball

Dyson Hard – a treat for hard surfaces?

Having previously developed a range of attachments and accessories to tackle the unique cleaning challenges posed by hard surfaces, vacuum specialist Dyson has today launched a new product specifically designed to help people with hard floors in their homes. Rather suggestively titled the Dyson Hard (DC56), this is the latest addition to the Wiltshire company’s … Continue reading Dyson Hard – a treat for hard surfaces?

iRobot Roomba 660 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

They say a dog is a man’s best friend, yet it’s quite possible that statement may be under threat. After all, when was the last time your dog vacuumed the lounge for you? IRobot’s founders have been innovators in domestic robotics since the late 90’s after a stint collaborating with NASA on space robots convinced them there … Continue reading iRobot Roomba 660 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

Hands on: Vorwerk’s Kobold VR100 robotic vacuum

Being gadget-obsessed, we jumped at the chance to get ‘hands on’ with the VR100 – a robotic vacuum that uses laser technology to automatically clean your house. The VR100 is an improved version of the Neato XV-15 that we reviewed last summer. Changes include a new motor with almost twice the suction power, a side … Continue reading Hands on: Vorwerk’s Kobold VR100 robotic vacuum

Clean up in style: The latest and greatest in vacuum cleaners

Who would have thought you could be stylish while you’re vacuuming? Well Yat Wong-Jones, buyer of small electrical appliances at John Lewis, who, we suspect, is going to turn out to be the Gok Wan of the gadget world, reckons you can vacuum AND look fabulous. His choice for stylish cleaners? Well if you want … Continue reading Clean up in style: The latest and greatest in vacuum cleaners

Electrolux UltraSilencer vacuum – Music Edition?

Have you ever started carrying out a mundane household chore, such as hoovering and found yourself unable to muster any kind of enthusiasm for the long task ahead? If so, the Electrolux Silence Amplified vacuum cleaner could be the answer to all your housework-related prayers. It’s a hi-tech appliance fitted with an iPod dock and … Continue reading Electrolux UltraSilencer vacuum – Music Edition?