By Andrew Liszewski
Just because a device has a boring job like cleaning, doesn’t mean it has to look boring. In fact I’m pretty happy to see this latest trend of everyday items like fire extinguishers and vacuum cleaners getting a slick makeover. But not only does the Uzu Cyclone vacuum look cool enough to leave out in the open (instead of burying in closet,) it actually makes the chore of vacuuming a bit easier.
The designer, Chiaki Murata, wanted to create a device that was not only stylish, but also light and easy to use which is why the Uzu is actually rechargeable. So when something gets spilled you don’t have to drag that Dyson and its power cord all over the house. Just unplug the Uzu Cyclone from the wall and quickly transform it into an easy to maneuver canister vac. When you’re done, just fold it up and stick it back in the corner so you can show it off to your friends when they visit.
And while the Uzu looks like it’s only available for Japanese consumers, Compact Impact actually lists it for sale for $398.