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Published on July 5th, 2013 | by Kira

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Hoover: Cleaning Doesn’t Have To Suck

I live in a small apartment- but between my cat knocking things over, kicking out his litter, and the constant shedding, he certainly keeps me busy cleaning! I find that a broom does not always do the trick and my place is not big enough for a traditional vacuum cleaner. I simply don’t have the space to store it.

My latest solution? The Hoover Linx Cordless Vacuum. Let me tell you, this vacuum sucks, in the best possible way. The Linx offers plenty of power, thanks to wind tunnel technology, and you would never guess the vacuum is only 7.3 pounds. The light weight and smaller size makes it easy to move around your apartment while you’re cleaning and store when you are done with it. It also can stand on its own, making storage even easier.

But wait! I have yet to mention the coolest part. The Hoover Linx, like its name implies, is a cordless vacuum. This means no more tripping over the cord or having to switch outlets. You can easily move around your home with little hassle. The only drawback is that the battery lasts about 15 minutes. This is more than enough to complete most apartments in New York City, but it certainly is not enough for all homes. To rechange the battery you are looking to wait around three to four hours. This, again, is no issue for small stuff, but if I was in the middle of cleaning my house and had to take a four hour break, I would be annoyed. So, the Hoover Linx is ideal for smaller homes and apartments or quick clean ups.

One additional cool thing about the battery is that it runs at full strength until it is dead. So, you do not have to worry about losing power as the battery drains. The battery life is also readily visible with a nice gauge that’s easy to read. In tests, we were impressed at the suction- it’s the best battery-powered vacuum that we’ve seen. I had no trouble picking up cat hair or litter, making my place feel much cleaner. The Hoover Linx is also bagless, which makes clean up quite easy. The low profile helps get under counters and such, and though it’s not the best for deep carpets, it does a reasonably good job, and is ideal for hardwood floors or tile.

Good vacuums don’t come cheap, and this one is no exception. You get a powerful machine, battery, and charger for the $143 price tag, available online and in stores now. For those who have sizable houses, it would have been nice to have an extra battery thrown in so that you could swap out easily. They are available separately though, at a cost of about $60 each. Overall, the Hoover Linx is a solidly-built vacuum, with a two year warranty.

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Former neuroscientist, and now fashion photographer, Kira is a perfect fit for TrulyNet. She has a great understanding of what is hot, loves the new geeky toys, and has the academic background to be opinionated on it. Kira is well traveled, has lived in Australia and Canada for school. Loves the outdoors, biking, all types of art, and is completely obsessed with fashion and photographing it. She presently can be found in New York City at an art event, art gallery, museum, science talk, one of the NYC parks, a vegetarian friendly restaurant, a comic book store, or out getting bubble tea. She is a little obsessed with bubble tea.



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