A fitness friendly vacuum?
A fitness friendly vacuum?
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A fitness friendly vacuum?

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Hi guys, Katie Pilkington for CNET. Hi guys, Katie Pilkington for CNET. And today, we're gonna be taking a look at the $349 GTech AirRam lightweight vacuum. And today, we're gonna be taking a look at the $349 GTech AirRam lightweight vacuum. This vacuum falls within the lightweight category, which also includes stick vacuums. This vacuum falls within the lightweight category, which also includes stick vacuums. As you can see, this isn't technically a stick vacuum. As you can see, this isn't technically a stick vacuum. It's kind of the hybrid between your more traditional upright body design with this larger cleaning head down at the bottom. It's kind of the hybrid between your more traditional upright body design with this larger cleaning head down at the bottom. But also, it has a lot of the features of stick vacuums that you might really But also, it has a lot of the features of stick vacuums that you might really appreciate such as lightweight, easy maneuverability and storage. appreciate such as lightweight, easy maneuverability and storage. This is a relatively small footprint and you'll have no problem finding a place to store it. This is a relatively small footprint and you'll have no problem finding a place to store it. The $349 sticker price definitely elevates the AirRam into a different category of vacuums, given the fact that you can buy a full size upright for less. The $349 sticker price definitely elevates the AirRam into a different category of vacuums, given the fact that you can buy a full size upright for less. In addition to the fact that you can also buy a lightweight stick vacuum for less, both of which would outperform this. In addition to the fact that you can also buy a lightweight stick vacuum for less, both of which would outperform this. It's really hard to justify that $349 price. It's really hard to justify that $349 price. The AirRam unfortunately never lived up to my The AirRam unfortunately never lived up to my high expectations for it. high expectations for it. It never won a debris test. It never won a debris test. And in many cases, it was the worst performer, especially with pet hair, which it really struggles with due to the nature of the brush roll, which tangles really easily. And in many cases, it was the worst performer, especially with pet hair, which it really struggles with due to the nature of the brush roll, which tangles really easily. And I spend a lot of time cleaning pet hair and human hair out of the brush roll after a test. And I spend a lot of time cleaning pet hair and human hair out of the brush roll after a test. While its performance is lacking, GTech has imbued a lot of nice features into the AirRam that you may appreciate such as the data bridge, which connects to your computer and tells you what the health of your battery is like, While its performance is lacking, GTech has imbued a lot of nice features into the AirRam that you may appreciate such as the data bridge, which connects to your computer and tells you what the health of your battery is like, the general health of the vacuum. the general health of the vacuum. It also calculates how many calories it approximates that you've burned while vacuuming. It also calculates how many calories it approximates that you've burned while vacuuming. One thing I will say about the AirRam is, if you do decide that this is a vacuum you're interested in and you think it would be enough vacuum for your lightweight daily cleaning, I will say that it is extremely maneuverable and you will have no trouble navigating the AirRam around or under any furniture. One thing I will say about the AirRam is, if you do decide that this is a vacuum you're interested in and you think it would be enough vacuum for your lightweight daily cleaning, I will say that it is extremely maneuverable and you will have no trouble navigating the AirRam around or under any furniture. So well, it may be lacking in performance, it's definitely not lacking in power. So well, it may be lacking in performance, it's definitely not lacking in power. And while it hasn't run away with the competition, it certainly may run away from you. And while it hasn't run away with the competition, it certainly may run away from you. For CNET, I'm Katie Pilkington. For CNET, I'm Katie Pilkington. Hi guys, Katie Pilkington for CNET. Hi guys, Katie Pilkington for CNET. And today, we're gonna be taking a look at the $349 GTech AirRam lightweight vacuum. And today, we're gonna be taking a look at the $349 GTech AirRam lightweight vacuum. This vacuum falls within the lightweight category, which also includes stick vacuums. This vacuum falls within the lightweight category, which also includes stick vacuums. As you can see, this isn't technically a stick vacuum. As you can see, this isn't technically a stick vacuum. It's kind of the hybrid between your more traditional upright body design with this larger cleaning head down at the bottom. It's kind of the hybrid between your more traditional upright body design with this larger cleaning head down at the bottom. But also, it has a lot of the features of stick vacuums that you might really But also, it has a lot of the features of stick vacuums that you might really appreciate such as lightweight, easy maneuverability and storage. appreciate such as lightweight, easy maneuverability and storage. This is a relatively small footprint and you'll have no problem finding a place to store it. This is a relatively small footprint and you'll have no problem finding a place to store it. The $349 sticker price definitely elevates the AirRam into a different category of vacuums, given the fact that you can buy a full size upright for less. The $349 sticker price definitely elevates the AirRam into a different category of vacuums, given the fact that you can buy a full size upright for less. In addition to the fact that you can also buy a lightweight stick vacuum for less, both of which would outperform this. In addition to the fact that you can also buy a lightweight stick vacuum for less, both of which would outperform this. It's really hard to justify that $349 price. It's really hard to justify that $349 price. The AirRam unfortunately never lived up to my The AirRam unfortunately never lived up to my high expectations for it. high expectations for it. It never won a debris test. It never won a debris test. And in many cases, it was the worst performer, especially with pet hair, which it really struggles with due to the nature of the brush roll, which tangles really easily. And in many cases, it was the worst performer, especially with pet hair, which it really struggles with due to the nature of the brush roll, which tangles really easily. And I spend a lot of time cleaning pet hair and human hair out of the brush roll after a test. And I spend a lot of time cleaning pet hair and human hair out of the brush roll after a test. While its performance is lacking, GTech has imbued a lot of nice features into the AirRam that you may appreciate such as the data bridge, which connects to your computer and tells you what the health of your battery is like, While its performance is lacking, GTech has imbued a lot of nice features into the AirRam that you may appreciate such as the data bridge, which connects to your computer and tells you what the health of your battery is like, the general health of the vacuum. the general health of the vacuum. It also calculates how many calories it approximates that you've burned while vacuuming. It also calculates how many calories it approximates that you've burned while vacuuming. One thing I will say about the AirRam is, if you do decide that this is a vacuum you're interested in and you think it would be enough vacuum for your lightweight daily cleaning, I will say that it is extremely maneuverable and you will have no trouble navigating the AirRam around or under any furniture. One thing I will say about the AirRam is, if you do decide that this is a vacuum you're interested in and you think it would be enough vacuum for your lightweight daily cleaning, I will say that it is extremely maneuverable and you will have no trouble navigating the AirRam around or under any furniture. So well, it may be lacking in performance, it's definitely not lacking in power. So well, it may be lacking in performance, it's definitely not lacking in power. And while it hasn't run away with the competition, it certainly may run away from you. And while it hasn't run away with the competition, it certainly may run away from you. For CNET, I'm Katie Pilkington. For CNET, I'm Katie Pilkington.

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