Published on September 21st, 2017 | by Greg0
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.