Why fire up that big ‘ole upright when a low-voltage handheld vacuum will do the trick? Black & Decker wants you to ask this question, and of course, they want to provide you with the answer: their PHV1800CB 18-Volt Energy-Star Handheld Vacuum Cleaner (which comes to us via Gadget Grid).
This handheld vacuum features 10-position pivoting nozzle offering “50% more reach in tight areas,” so no more stress trying to get those crumbs out from behind the couch. It comes with two speeds–one for maximum pickup, and a lower setting for a longer running time (there’s no utility cord here, so when you run out of charge, you’ll have to give it a break). Three-stage filtration keeps the nasties out of your breathing space and is apparently easy to clean.
For $50, you receive the benefit of this gizmo’s “cyclonic action and EZ Clean Wheel system” (for helping to maintain suction power), easy-empty system, easy-storage folding design, as well as the included upholstery brush, small crevice tool, and wall-mountable charging base. It measures 17-4/5 by 6-4/5 by 7-2/7 inches, comes with a 2-year warranty, and is Energy Star rated for max efficiency.