By Chris Scott Barr
I hate vacuuming. It’s not that I’m lazy and don’t want to clean, it’s that I really just hate the noise my vacuum makes. Headphones go a long way toward drowning it out, but it still just gets on my nerves. Wouldn’t it be great if instead of some ungodly noise, your sweeper blasted out music of your choice? The folks at Electrolux have been hard at work on just such a device.
It appears to be currently in its concept stage, but the Silence Amplified vacuum is not only one of the quietest of its kind, but features a fancy little iPod dock and some speakers. In their quest to make the perfect cleaning tool, they did a study to see how music affected people’s cleaning routines. It seems that hard rock gets the job done fastest (which explains how I can make the house spotless in record time) while those listening to jazz are more thorough (did I say spotless? Well it looks clean enough.). No word on if or when this will be turned into an actual product we’ll be able to purchase.