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The BacVac Would Make Vacuuming Suck Less

Yes, we got the memo - Roombas are trendy and Dysons are chic yet practical - check. But what about a vacuum that you could throw on your back, that's free from the constraints of irritating cords and a heavy base?!

I bring you the BacVac, a smart concept design created by The Continuum studio, which I spotted on Trend Hunter. This backpack-style vacuum cleaner is powered by an onboard fuel cell that would be replenished with ethanol. Hmm, they had me sold until the ethanol part!

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hihowareya hihowareya 8 years
We have a 50 or so year old Rainbow that works better than any other new vacuum I've used before. It's got a nice vintage/space age look to it, too. Nice and simple. Why can't they make them like they used to?
Eva1 Eva1 8 years
I can't believe so many people are bashing Dyson...I've found their vacuums to be the MOST convenient, easy, and effective vacuums I've ever used!
Leony Leony 8 years
Lol that cool.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
Okay, there are definitely some split reviews on the Dyson, and I'm watching one on eBay right now. If they suck (ha. . .no pun intended), then does anyone have strong opinions about a REALLY GREAT vacuum cleaner? I'm looking to buy one asap! Thanks :-)
verily verily 8 years
It just looks like a cordless version of a type of vacuum that janitorial services already use. The fuel cell seems like a really really bad idea. Why not a powerful rechargeable battery?
JovianSkies JovianSkies 8 years
This reminds me of the sort of techy-things you see in movies about the future!
groby groby 8 years
Roombas and Dysons might both be hip, but they're rather useless vacuums. (OK, Roombas are great for hardwood floors. But any kind of carpet, and they just don't work good enough) And while the concept study is kind of interesting, there are vacuums that just have a light base - no need to schlepp things around. If you're looking for one, I can't recommend Miele's S251 enough. It's got a rather iightweight base that follows you around effortlessly, it's very effective, and it's soooo quiet. Yes, it has a steep price, but it was worth every cent to me.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
ya everything but the fuel has me sold...
AutumnLove AutumnLove 8 years
We have a backvac at the children's theatre. It doesn't have fuel though. Just a long cord to plug into the wall but its amazing and less bulky then normal shopvacs. I saw the general manager pull it out to use it and I was in love.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Interesting! I must say though, I love my Dyson and could never give it up!
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
my car would be so clean if i had one of these. picking up my nieces and nephew means lots of crap gets left in the back seat but i don't clean it until i wash the car. this would be awesome. providing it actually worked and wasn't heavy and trapped the dirt so my allergies didn't kick into over drive!
jessie jessie 8 years
would of been good until i read about the fuel! but i have a good vacum cleaner, that'll be here years to come, plus i paid a small fortune for it. but in all honesty, after the sticker shock, it is worth it.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
Wouldn't it get hot? Segat, I have heard awful things about the functionality of Dyson's as well.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
Yeah I was sold on this until the fuel part! Segat I'm so sad to hear your Dyson is no good--I've been dreaming of buying one!
Segat1 Segat1 8 years
I have to say, for all their aesthetic appeal, my Dyson is the worst vacuum cleaner I have ever had. It's awful. But I spent gazillions on it so will use it until it dies.
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