Powerful handheld USB-C rechargeable vacuum
Even though I am a fan of knick-knacks, I absolutely abhor dust. In addition to dusting wipes and an air purifier, I have recently started using a rechargeable AFMAT Air Duster and COLOCORAL Handheld Vacuum. I found that a weekly spot clean allowed me to enjoy my out-of-the-box Funko Pops without immediately noticing the settled filth. Luckily, the Colorcoral vacuum fulfills one of the ultimate Dad Joke Paradoxes; the better the vacuum, the more they suck!
The COLOCORAL Vacuum Cleaner arrived in a 7 3/4 inches long by 6 1/4 inches wide by 2 1/2 inches tall clean, white retail package. You will find the COLORCORAL name, within a red rectangle, and the generic Vacuum Cleaner name along the top of the cover panel. Along the bottom of the panel, I found four product defining icons (Keyboard Cleaning, Auto Detailing, PC Dusting, Home & OFFICE), as well as a few product manufacturing labels.
The main focal point of the cover was a side-view image of the device, the extension nozzle, and brush. The front flap provided the product name, the top panel was unadorned, and the panel toward my left listed the same icons as the cover. The right side panel listed the company/product name along the top of the panel, a product UPC barcode along the bottom right, and a useful parameters table along the bottom left: 1. 60W Power, 7.4V Voltage, 2000mAh Lithium battery, USB Cord Type-C, Hepa Filter.
Lastly, the back panel was left matte white. Despite the appeal of the overall display, the clean white color, the image of the device, and the descriptive icons, the product lacked a catchy name like “DustBuster 5000.” Even though the name may seem a tad bit silly, a clever product name could increase product attention.
I lifted the front flap, opened the box, and removed the Users Manual, extra HEPA filter, 5 7/16 inches long by 7/8 inches diameter vacuum nozzle, 2 1/8 inches long vacuum nozzle brush, 40 inches long USB-A to USB-C cable, and the 11.49-ounce handheld vacuum. The device measured 6 7/8 inches long by 5 7/8 inches tall and had a 1 11/16 inches diameter by 3 7/8 inches long handle.
When I examined the vacuum from the side, I appreciated the silver COLORCORAL name and the 1 5/8 inches long by 1/8 inches tall orange accent. The upper suction section extended obtusely from the handle base and met the removable HEPA filter segment 1-inch from the handle. To remove the HEPAA filter segment, grip the semi-translucent grey 3 3/4 inches long by 2 3/8 inches diameter segment and rotate it counterclockwise until you feel a click.
To reattach the section, align the tabs and rotate clockwise until you feel another click. The rounded handle felt comfortable within my right hand and the silver trigger aligned perfectly with my pointer finger.
I installed the vacuum nozzle with brush onto the vacuum, located the USB-C charging port at the base of the handle, plugged the USB-C cable into the vacuum, and then the USB-A cable into a standard USB-A 5V/1A output charging block. While the device charged, I turned to the instruction manual to learn more about the device.
The second page provided a labeled side-view diagram of the vacuum (HEPA filter, Light, locking button, USB Charger, dust compartment on/off switch, main body), while the third and fourth pages provided information about the use/charging (up to 6 hours to charge) of the vacuum. They recommended checking the condition of the filter, making sure the device was charged, and selecting the correct nozzle with each use of the device.
Additionally, the manual recommended charging the vacuum for a full 12 hours before the initial use. The fifth panel described the methods to clean the vacuum: 1. Unlock the dust compartment. 2. Remove the HEPA cartridge. 3. Dispose of the dust. 4. Rinse off the filter with wet wipes or running water. 6. Dry the HEPA filter. The manual did not provide information about returning the filter to the dust compartment or about the need to reattach the compartment to the vacuum.
The sixth panel provided some useful product notes and some information about after-sale service. The final panel provided a specification table like the one on the outer package side panel.
Once the device was fully charged, I removed the charging cable, gripped the handle, and depressed the trigger button. The 82.6-decibel vacuum provided more suction than I had initially imagined. For the first test, I removed the brush attachment and cleaned the cupholders, dash, and doors of my Dodge Ram and Nissan NV. I was impressed with the suction, with the maneuverability, and with the dust chamber.
I dumped out the debris, reattached the chamber/filter, then added the brush for additional tests. Next, I used the vacuum to clean the dust/debris from within the crevices of my desktop keyboard and from my MacBook Pro. I then used the vacuum to dust my office shelves and my Funko Pops. Lastly, I used it to pick up some sawdust from my bandsaw after cutting pinewood derby cars. I found it was quite convenient to utilize the small hand tool instead of pulling out a large shop vac and air compressor.
In total, the battery should last the average user weeks to months with general use or approximately 30 minutes of continual utility. To test this, I turned the device on and let it run until it turned off at 35 minutes. I then charged it for 5:45 until the LED extinguished and repeated the test. The second time the test was conducted, the vacuum lasted 32 minutes before turning off. I loved the ability to add and remove the accessory brush, and the ability to clean the HEPA filter.
The handheld portable nature of the vacuum allowed for quick pick-ups when my kids spilled sprinkles on the table, and another when they spilled glitter. In addition to the vacuum, I purchased a set of 3 extra HEPA filters. I loved that I could remove one filter, clean it, replace it with another, and allow it to dry. Additionally, you can plug the vacuum into power in a pinch and use the device while charging via USB-C. Lastly, removing the dust cover allowed for easy storage of the device.
- Reusable/Washable HEPA Filter
- Accessory Brush head.
- Strong Suction
- USB-C charging