Dork Review: Vax Kone

Vax KoneLet’s face it, if you’re buying the Vax Kone handheld vacuum cleaner, you’re not buying it because you think it might be have the best suckage on the market, or because you suspect it of being capable of great multi-surface cleaning action: you’re buying it because you think it looks all pretty and cone-shaped. And because it glows all blue when it’s charging.

But it would be nice to know that it actually can perform the basic task for which it was created. And you’ll all probably want to say a small prayer of thanks to the great cone god (Wizbit, presumably) that it is up to the job.

The sucking power isn’t going to blow you away, so to speak, but handheld vacs are there for the sole purpose of spot cleaning, and if you’ve got a spot to clean, the Vax Kone will be there for you.

And when it’s not there, it’s on its charging dock, making a pleasing blue glow.

Gains points for…

  • Looking nice
  • Spot cleaning with ease
  • Nice price

Loses points for…

:( Being a bit tricky to empty thanks to the shape

:( Being a bit faffy to dock

Vax Kone, around £15-£25 on eBay

Katie Lee

Dork Adore's Editor! Katie started out life as a tech journalist and blog obsessive, launching the UK's first and biggest blog publishing network, Shiny Media. Favourite dork things: knitting, crochet, Press Gang, Buffy, Battlestar, Doctor Who and lifehacks.

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  1. Ben Rose says

    If you’d seen a demo unit of one of these after a few weeks on the shelf in Costco, you’d realise the design is poor and appears to break easily. Nice idea, but I’ve never found a demo one that worked.

    • says

      You’d hope that using it in the home would mean it would get slightly less beaten up than it would on display in Costco.

      It is what it is, though. Cheap and nice-looking and handy for cleaning up cat litter tracks and biscuit crumbs.


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