Wireless vacuum cleaners are becoming more popular now-days, and the Roomba cleaner is even robotic. But historically these machines have been power hogs - using many more resources to carry around battery power with them. The Dirt Devil is a huge improvement, claiming to use 70% less energy than other comparable systems.
But enough marketing talk. How is the Dirt Devil really going to be a help? Well, let's take a look at the way I currently vacuum a room.
- Locate the vacuum cleaner (usually takes about 30 minutes)
- Call in some help to wrench the cord from it's hole
- Unplug my computer to find a spare powerpoint
- Start vacuuming the room, only to find that "the cord doesn't reach"
- Switch off and unplug the vacuum cleaner
- Repeat from step 3 until whole room is clean
And if you worry that cleaning the floor is damaging the environment, the Dirt Devil is a good choice. This is the first cordless vacuum to be Energy Star approved, and the 70% energy savings help cut down on your power bill, besides the environmental advantages. I have to admit though - I'm just excited about the wireless, and I'd probably buy this vacuum cleaner even if it was the biggest power hog ever made!