When You're Not Cleaning, This Self-Standing Vac Is Also an Air Purifier

What do you do with your vacuum in-between visits from your parents? Does it just sit in a utility closet until you need to do a mad-dash cleaning the day before company arrives? That seems like a waste, and Mitsubishi apparently agrees because the company has created a stick vac that does double-duty as an air… » 2/11/15 9:52am 2/11/15 9:52am

There's No Wrong Side Up With a Flippable Vacuum

Canister vacuums are lighter and more maneuverable than a stick-style vac, but you often have to keep running over to rescue them when they get stuck or even flipped upside down. To help alleviate both problems, the Vax AirRevolve is designed as a self-contained cylinder with over-sized wheels that clamber over… » 2/09/15 5:42pm 2/09/15 5:42pm

Nobody Puts This Robo-Vac In a Corner, Unless They Want It Clean

Unless you live in a retro-futuristic curvaceous bubble home, your house is probably filled with corners full of dust and debris and your boxy or round robotic vacuum can't quite reach them. It makes you wonder why all robot vacuums aren't designed like Panasonic's new MC-RS1 Rulo with its triangular-shaped form… » 1/23/15 12:40pm 1/23/15 12:40pm

Dyson Finally Perfected the Vacuum By Eliminating the Need For Filters

A Dyson is promised to keep on sucking at almost full power even as its dirt bin gets full, but few users realize there are also hidden filters that need to be periodically cleaned to keep the vacuum running at full strength. For a company that prides itself on vacuums that never lose suction, that was a big problem.… » 1/08/15 12:00am 1/08/15 12:00am

The Best Vacuum Add-On Is the One That Saves You From Choking to Death

As news stories about elderly Japanese people choking on the sticky rice dish, mochi, have wormed their way into our post-New Year's consciousness next to hangovers and Twilight Zone marathons, it was only a matter of time before our gadgets started catching up. Now, a simple vacuum attachment wants to get shoved down… » 1/07/15 11:54am 1/07/15 11:54am

The Giant Brush on Samsung's New Robovac Cuts a Wide Swath Through Dirt

It's widely assumed that one day we'll all have robot servants roaming our homes like The Jetsons' Rosie, but the humble robot vacuums used to clean our floors today are basically their great-great grandparents—except they're not so humble any more. Instead of blindly bouncing around a space like the Roomba does,… » 1/05/15 5:00pm 1/05/15 5:00pm

You Can 3D Print Official Hoover Vacuum Accessories Now 

There's still no definitive reason why every home should have a 3D printer, but as more and more companies allow consumers to print their own parts and accessories, the case for owning one gets stronger and stronger. And following in the footsteps of Hasbro and Martha Stewart, Hoover will now let consumers print their… » 12/22/14 9:01am 12/22/14 9:01am

This Giant Vacuum Sucks Prairie Dogs Right Out of Their Holes 

For years, prairie dogs have been the bane of cattle ranchers, whose livestock are routinely injured when stepping in prairie dog holes. In response, ranchers have gassed, poisoned, drowned, or buried entire colonies alive. But one enterprising pest control company has devised a more humane method of removing the… » 12/09/14 11:40am 12/09/14 11:40am

Dyson's First Robo-Vac Has Tank-Treads and a 360-Degree Camera

There have been all kinds of gimmicks to help your robot vacuum clean every inch of your home without requiring you to steer it around. But Dyson, while late to the robo-vac party, might have unsurprisingly come up with the best one yet. Its Eye 360 includes an all-seeing 360 degree camera that knows where it's been… » 9/04/14 6:00am 9/04/14 6:00am

Guy vacuums a subway floor and eats dinner off of it in gross out ad

It's very clearly a stunt ad, so calibrate your reactions accordingly. But still. Gross. Bissell Canada wants us to believe that they believe in their all-in-one steam cleaner and vacuum so much that they'll eat off any surface that it cleans. Even if it's a gross, mucky, grimy subway floor. » 8/29/14 8:30pm 8/29/14 8:30pm

Toshiba's New Robovac Uses Three Times the Sensors for Less Collisions

With countless new models released every year, the robovac arms race seems happy to ignore features like battery life, storage capacity, and even price. What's most important these days is how intelligently an autonomous vacuum can navigate its surroundings, so Toshiba's crammed some 27 sensors into its new Torneo… » 8/27/14 10:09am 8/27/14 10:09am

A Simple Accessory Turns Your Shopvac Into an Extra Set of Hands

Even if you're working with a team of carpenters, Festool's new CT Wings accessory seems like it could be the next must-have tool for every workshop or jobsite. It's designed to attach to the end of the hose on of one of Festool's shop vacuums and then securely suction itself to a wall so that it can be used as a… » 8/12/14 5:40pm 8/12/14 5:40pm

Samsung's Robo Vac Chases Lasers Like a Cat To Clean Any Spots It Missed

The Roomba paved—or cleaned—the way for a long list of robot vacuum copycats to hit the market, but very few offer a compelling reason to not just buy the original autonomous floor cleaner. However, what Samsung's new VR9000H robo vac lacks in eye-catching product naming, it makes up for with a neat feature that lets… » 8/07/14 3:00pm 8/07/14 3:00pm