The Gtech AirRam Vacuum Sucks
That’s a compliment. The AirRam sucked up cat hair, litter, and food. And had we tried, we bet it would have picked up the freaking cat.
By ModernMan Editors
There are certain household cleaning items all guys need to own, and a vacuum cleaner is most certainly on the list. A dirty home translates to repulsed dates and stockpiles of unused condoms in your bedside table.
With a vacuum you can cheap out and go with some no-name bucket of bolts from Target, but chances are it won’t suck up dirt very well and you’ll be forced to upgrade sooner than you’d like. The Gtech AirRam ($299 @ Amazon.com) is expensive — like, it hovers near Dyson levels of pricy — but it got the job done for us. 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.
All told, the AirRam performed well for us. 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.