Electrolux Concept Adds Music To Your Cleaning Routine

Electrolux Concept Adds Music To Your Cleaning Routine

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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.

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Electrolux Concept Adds Music To Your Cleaning Routine

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.

[ Electrolux ] VIA [ Appliancist ]

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6 thoughts on “Electrolux Concept Adds Music To Your Cleaning Routine”

  1. Come on! Do we really need constant entertainment? Hey people, ever heard of creative thought? Turn off the Ipod and you may find out that it has been clogging your thinking. Whatever happened to silence?

  2. For some people (such as myself) music tends to help nurture creative thought. When I'm working on an art piece or a bit of creative writing, I always work better with something playing in the background. I can't hardly hear myself think in the silence, as odd as it sounds.

  3. There are exceptions to everything. Although knowing what it's like to lie on your back in some lush grass next to a mountain stream on a warm spring day with just the sounds of nature is unforgettable.

  4. Now will this replace or just try to be louder the the noise a regular vacuum would produce. Because I'm sure neighbors in an apartment would love the fact that your vacuuming and listening to whatever you are in to, which i'm sure it doesn't match their tastes.

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