The Gtech AirRam Vacuum Sucks
That’s a compliment. The AirRam sucked up cat hair, cat litter, and cat food. And had we tried, we bet it would have also suck up the freaking cat.
By Zack Zeigler
There are certain household cleaning items all guys need to own — a mop to wipe up remnants from SpaghettiOs, a broom to sweep up spilled coffee grinds, and a vacuum cleaner that sucks and sucks hard. (That probably could have been worded better …)
Point is, a quality vacuum cleaner is a must-own device for guys. Dirty floors and rugs (and refrigerators and toilets) are as repulsive to women to as stockpiles of unused lube bottles resting at the feet of your nightstand.
With a vacuum you can cheap out and go with some no-name bucket of bolts from Target, but chances are it won’t do the job you’re after. Then it’ll either break down or force you to upgrade and you’re out more loot. The Gtech AirRam ($299 @ Amazon.com) is expensive but it got the job done when we put it to the test.
We scattered handfuls of cat food and cat litter both on carpet and hardwood, and the Air Ram gobbled it up. On thicker carpets, we had to use elbow grease to get the vac moving. In the process, it also snagged a staggering amount of cat hair and dirt. What did this reveal? Clearly, Colonel Mustard (the cat) needs a haircut. But … awww…
Ahem, where were we? Ah, yes — the AirRam is bagless, cordless, lightweight (under eight pounds) and fairly quiet when running. Its lithium-ion battery is covered by a two year warranty, and the vacuum also features an easy-to-read 4-stage LED display to let you know how much juice is left in the battery.
We felt its best feature was the rotating handle that allows for easy maneuvering around awkward corners and tough-to-reach spots, like under the coffee table, bed, and the passed out hooker on your living room floor. Our biggest complaint: No attachments. This meant we had to recruit a broom and hand vac to get in slim spots like the space between the dresser and underneath the stove.