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Published on September 21st, 2017 | by Greg


Hoover REACT Powered Reach: Easy Cleaning, Now With An App!

Cleaning isn’t supposed to be fun- but maybe it can be. We’ve tested lots of tools to help speed up your various chores and make tasks a little easier. Whether it’s a extensible broom that reaches a little longer or even a washing machine that is small enough for even tiny apartments, we’ve seen it all. And while technology doesn’t necessarily make everything better, there’s no doubt that improvements in battery life have led to great cordless options, and advances in filters mean you don’t need to buy expensive replacements for them every few weeks. Critically, cyclonic technology has also meant vacuums are simply better.

Hoover has been making vacuums for, well, as long as the item existed- over 100 years in the business, creating the market. And their latest models take advantage of every recent trend- like the REACT Powered Reach Plus Upright Vacuum (UH73510) which boasts a whole suite of tools both internal and external. For instance, they’ve built in ‘micro-sensors that detect changing floor types’ to automatically adjust (no more having to flick a switch when you move from carpet to hard wood or tile). But the name clearly states one of the real advantages, a feat of engineering called Powered Reach mode that allows you to clean under your furniture without having to move it (and without straining).

Inside the box, you’ll also find the attachments- including a deluxe crevice tool, a dusting brush, powered stair tool, and another dusting brush (but the flexible kind). If you have pets, you’ll appreciate the power- we were able to clean thick rugs of fur and dander in moments- and we didn’t need to worry about dust or pollen escaping thanks to the sealed container. Plus, as it can hold up to 1.5L, you won’t need to change it very often. More unusually, the vacuum even offers Bluetooth connectivity, but not to play music- there’s an app available for iOS and Android that helps monitor performance and maintenance.

A five year warranty is solid, and we love how Hoovers have improved since we saw an earlier WindTunnel version way back in 2012. The REACT swivels for easy and fast movement, despite it’s size it manages to be fairly maneuverable. Granted, it’s still a corded vacuum, but trades that for extra power and a pretty reasonable price tag. Even the color scheme and aesthetic are slick, blending a bit of a classic look with metallic accents and a sleek transparent head. Available now, expect to spend $249.99 online and in stores for the new Hoover REACT Powered Reach Plus.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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