For the last couple of years I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lupe Technology Ltd. I was first commissioned to produce a series of CGIs for them to help market their new cordless vacuum cleaner, which back then, was under development. They needed some images to help show off the cleaner’s capabilities and help generate interest for their Kickstarter campaign. This was before they had a prototype that would have been suitable for real world marketing photography.
I won’t go into all the details of the cleaners design here, as I’m really not the best person, so please take a look at their website for that… www.lupetechnology.com but while I was staring at the 3d model of the cleaner on my screen and working with Lupe to produce these CGIs, two main things attracted me to the design.
Firstly, that smooth squishy roller at the front; to me I could just really imagine it sealing in all the suction power, while at the same time conforming to, and rolling over larger bits of debris, to then be sucked up.
Secondly, the company’s emphasis on products having a long service and life cycle: Parts on the cleaner are not only replaceable but potentially upgrade-able in the future. I personally dislike products which seemingly encourage you to replace the whole thing every couple of years: As one thing breaks, wears out, or is apparently made redundant by a better technology. I found Lupe’s approach refreshing and something I feel more manufacturers should be empowered to do, so I decided to invest and preordered my own Pure Cordless Cleaner.
Which, after a bit of a wait, the other day I was very excited to receive in the post…
…and here is the real thing, looking very at home in our lounge. First impressions are great, again I’m no expert vacuum cleaner reviewer, best to go here for that… https://youtu.be/RyOM0uuftec
But I must say, my hopes for that front roller seem warranted, it really does seal the dust and particles inside the head as you go over them. With none of them being shot out of the back which seemed to happen a lot with our old cleaner on hard floors.
Very pleased so far.