Until Dyson broke on the scene, vacuum cleaners were hardly a revolutionary or noteworthy device. But, needless to say, Dyson changed all that and continues to innovate promising unparalleled suction, looks as well as agility. Now, there is a new contender, though they’re smart – they’re not going head-to-head with the likes of Dyson. If you want a smaller robot version, check out the iRobot Braava 380t Advanced Robot Mop.
The Gtech AirRam vacuum is a cordless dust sucker, which means it uses a Lithium-ion battery to get the job done. The company says that it can clean two 4 bedroom homes on one charge – color us skeptical. Nevertheless, there is a 4 bar LED indicator to keep you up to date on your remaining battery power and when you’re finished cleaning you can plug it into your computer’s USB port and download how much energy you consumed and your calories, yes calories, burned. For clarity’s sake, Gtech is pushing this vacuum’s convenience and its green friendly engineering as it supposedly uses 20 times less juice than a comparable plug in vacuum of the same sucking power.
Sold? There is more. The Gtech AirRam vacuum doesn’t use a bin or bags to collect dust. Instead their proprietary suction system compresses dust and fluff into bales, which can be simply ejected into the trash. And because the collection point is at the base of the vacuum, unlike its competitors, it uses power more efficiently.
So, we’ve used Hoover’s cordless vacuum. While it works well, it still doesn’t compete with a traditional vacuum simply because the filtration system easily clogs and it lacks the same amount of power. In other words we’re skeptical, but maybe we’ll see if we can get one for review.
The Gtech AirRam vacuum is available in the UK for £229 with VAT.