In an effort to prove to everyone that their vacuum cleaners are ultra silent, appliance manufacturer Electrolux has just revealed that they are working on the Silence Amplified vacuum, which includes an iPod dock. How crazy is that?
Most of the time, when we clean, we listen to music. We tend to use iPods or our stereo system. We've never really thought about having an iPod dock on our vacuum cleaners. Apparently, that the latest concept that Electrolux has been working on. Electrolux has always been the source of some great concepts. From dishwashers to portable fireplaces, Electrolux tries to innovate. The Silence Amplified vacuum follows hot on the heels of Electrolux's UltraSilencer model.
Our review of the UltraSilencer mentions that it is quiet, but not ultra quiet. This new model adds an iPod dock as well as speakers. That's definitely a bit out there. We're not impressed by Electrolux's claims that music helps cleaning, it's a known fact, to us at least.
This is a pretty lavish claim, but if it's accurate, it could be an interesting vacuum to have. Although we like the concept, in real life, we'd probably prefer a less gimmicky vacuum cleaner and one that gets the job done well. Still, it's definitely something that hasn't been done. If you don't like wearing headphones or if you just like the fact of having your tunes follow you around while cleaning that big place of yours, then you should look forward to this. Here's a link to the study they commissioned on music and cleaning (PDF).