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Panasonic’s New “Hybrid” Vacuum Can Suck Up A Bowling Ball

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Updated September 27, 2022
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The best vacuum cleaner should have great suction, like this guy. Vacuum cleaners are not exactly the “sexiest” of gadgets; while vacuum cleaner technology has steadily marched forward over the decades, it’s rarely the kind of thing you care about unless you’re a janitorial professional or a deeply boring human being. But a robot that can suck up a bowling ball? That we want to talk about! It’s just as cool as the Hayward RC9990CUB TigerShark Quick Clean – Best Pool Vacuum Robot for Large Pools.

Panasonic Ensures Its Vacuums Suck

As you might have guessed, Panasonic is going out of its way to ensure its vacuum cleaner redefines “overkill.” First of all, the “cyclonic” vacuum cleaner sucks with such force that it can supposedly lift a six-pound bowling ball. While no Internet viral videos yet exist demonstrating this that we could find, we’re sure that one way or the other, this thing has a lot of sucking power.

If cleaning power is what you need, you’ll want to read our Bissell 9595a Cleanview bagless vacuum review and our Bissell Canister vacuum review.

Hybrid Design

Adding to the overkill is how many bells and whistles are tagged to this thing. It has a retractable cord that you can plug into the wall, of course, but it also has a lithium-ion battery that you can charge through your smartphone because… because… well, because it’s cool. Sadly, the batteries don’t last very long; you can expect this little vacuum to get just twenty minutes of power out of each charge. Fortunately, it’s full of tools to ensure you can make those twenty minutes a cleaning frenzy. So, if you need a vacuum with longer-lasting power despite the design, you’ll want to try the NaceCare HVR 200 Henry.

Sensors Everywhere


Finally, there’s a light in the handle that will trigger if the vacuum detects dust, because Panasonic enjoys torturing clean freaks. Apparently, the sensor can detect particles of dust as small as twenty microns, because it’s not really clean unless it’s clean on the absolutely microscopic level. If you think this feature is nice, check out the anti-tangle feature on the Shark Vertex Ultralight corded vacuum cleaner.

In short, this is a perfect gift for space savers and a terrible gift for a person suffering from OCD. Either way, you’ll have to import it from Japan: Panasonic has only released it there for now.

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