Vaccum Makers Find New Opportunities In Home Gyms & The Car

Vaccum Makers Find New Opportunities In Home Gyms & The Car
Design & Architecture

Dyson may have innovated the suction cleaner but other companies are getting creative with their use of the regular household item.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 2 april 2013

Know anyone that enjoys vacuuming? There must be some kind of vacuum enthusiast organization out there somewhere. And they’re probably going to get pretty excited by these two models. While vacuums might be synonymous with mundane chores, these units aim to offer health benefits and time savings.



The Gtech AirRam is a cordless vacuum cleaner that runs off a rechargeable battery pack. In place of a dirt collection bag or bin, the cleaner compacts dirt into small bales which get dumped into a trash can. The AirRam also features the Data Bridge, which is accessed through a USB port connected to a computer. Using Gtech’s app, the Data Bridge can provide energy use information, battery health, and even calculate the amount of calories a user has burned while cleaning. The AirRam only weighs 7.7 pounds so don’t count on getting a serious workout with it.

2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite

Honda debuted a new vacuum cleaner at the 2013 New York Auto Show. It happens to look like a van, actually it is a van. The 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite version includes HondaVAC, the first-ever in-vehicle vacuum system.

2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite

Developed in partnership with Shop-Vac, the nozzle, filter and canister system are integrated into the rear storage area.

2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite

2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite

2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite

The HondaVAC can operate continuously while the engine is running and works for eight minutes when the engine is turned off.

2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite

A vehicle of choice for those with growing families, the HondaVAC aims to make vehicle cleanup quicker and easier. Rather than lugging out a separate vacuum, everything here is self contained. Dirt, pet hair and spilled cereal can all get collected in a lightweight canister which can easily be emptied.

Honda engineers even showed they have a sense of humor and released the first HondaVAC accessory on April 1st:


Check out the video below to see the vac in action:

Gtech AirRam // 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite

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