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Dirt Devil KONE and KURV by Karim Rashid

This is your handheld vacuum.

This is your handheld vacuum on good design.

To find out all about these new, stylish hand vacs, just

Okay, I don't want to bust the Dustbuster's chops—I'm old enough to remember when it was an amazing new household tool. My grandma and mom went gaga over it. But, as hot as this design might have been when it was developed by industrial designer Carroll Gantz, it now looks downright prehistoric.

Enter the new handheld vacuum designs by Karim Rashid. The Dirt Devil KONE ($42.99) and KURV ($52.99) are just plain beautiful to look at. I love the poppy colors and sleek shapes. They're also both rechargeable and cordless, just like the original Dustbuster. The advantage to these new designs, though, is that I can pretend I'm on a super-mod spaceship while I vacuum up the dog hair.

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PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 8 years
I'm going to get one of the Kurv ones & put it in the corner, next to my bathroom door. I'm constantly having to vacuum up my hair & I'm sick of pulling out the big vac for it!
jennyfromthepark jennyfromthepark 8 years
I got the plum kone for my bridal shower and LOVE IT! It's nice to have something you don't have to try and hide behind the couch.
Community-Manager Community-Manager 8 years
I have the Kone and love it!
Community-Manager Community-Manager 8 years
I have the Kone and love it!
Rachel419 Rachel419 8 years
Those are so cool, much better than the one I have!
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 8 years
The Kone is the best wedding gift we got, hands down.
Esix Esix 8 years
Those look like butt-plugs
Esix Esix 8 years
Those look like butt-plugs
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 8 years
I may actually get a couple of these to put around my house. I never have before because I've always heard that they were awkward to clean with. I have a Dyson Root 6 handheld that I usually use, but it's not very pretty. :) (Unlike my purple Dyson "Animal" which I got just because it looked cool.) I love the plum color on the kone, but I would have to buy the blue next to it because they look so good together!
britt2121 britt2121 8 years
I love my Kone.
britt2121 britt2121 8 years
I love my Kone.
uberaubs uberaubs 8 years
They look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book
askmetostay askmetostay 8 years
i think i love the kurv more than the kone....but i adore them both! but since i don't really do the vacuuming....boyfriend says no.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
My boyfriend saw these on TV for Canadian Tire and said he wanted it because it's pretty and we can leave it would and clean up messes ASAP without having to take out the Dyson :)
fragiletearz fragiletearz 8 years
I saw these on TV, I love them. The TV ad says to put them on your table? I'd never do that. I know what's IN the vacuum and the idea of it being on my table? eww...But they're very nice for a floor, where normally they would be hidden in a closet.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 8 years
i saw these on t.v i think they are kinda cool you can put it anywere and its not a big ugly vaccume
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Not a fan of these at all.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Not a fan of these at all.
emalove emalove 8 years
I love hand vacs for cleaning my stairs...I love that plum-colored cone one.
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