Monday, 23 June 2008

The Devil Sucks! (and cleans your house)

5238dd240x180publicNo, I'm not talking about the ex-angel that lives in the underworld. I'm talking about the new Dirt Devil AccuCharge Vacuum cleaner. This little devil certainly does suck, but in a good way - and it's wireless.

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.
  1. Locate the vacuum cleaner (usually takes about 30 minutes)
  2. Call in some help to wrench the cord from it's hole
  3. Unplug my computer to find a spare powerpoint
  4. Start vacuuming the room, only to find that "the cord doesn't reach"
  5. Switch off and unplug the vacuum cleaner
  6. Repeat from step 3 until whole room is clean
Does this sound familiar? Not only is this a common situation, but it's really quite a waste of time. The solution is to either buy a vacuum cleaner with a longer cord, or get a Dirt Devil. A wireless cleaner alleviates all but steps 1 and 4, reducing the vacumming process from 6 to 2 steps. To me, this figures.

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!
Sponsored by Dirt Devil AccuCharge

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