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Post# 386200   2/16/2018 at 08:02 by singingrainbow (Texas)        

Looks like some kind of cordless stick vac from oreck, there is only a breif glimpse of the machine at the end of the video on this page. Looks like it may be bagged, which would be interesting.


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Post# 386201 , Reply# 1   2/16/2018 at 08:04 by singingrainbow (Texas)        

Just found more information at this link. I think the price might be a tad high.

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Post# 386207 , Reply# 2   2/16/2018 at 09:26 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

It is rather expensive, but I think that POD concept is really interesting, but are they disposable? I'm guessing so. The "expandable" feature is neat! I'd like to know more about this and would be interested in seeing how it performs. A 40 minute run time is not too bad! I wish they could cut down on the charge time though.

Post# 386217 , Reply# 3   2/16/2018 at 11:35 by singingrainbow (Texas)        

I agree the specs look pretty good on paper. I'm guessing the pods are basically a bag. It also looks like it is direct air, judging by the design of the intake. Also looks like the outside of the "pod" storage system is a pourous material to diffuse air. It certainly is interesting.

Post# 386219 , Reply# 4   2/16/2018 at 11:45 by HonestJoe68 (Mansfield, Ohio)        

Ok I got the latest from a lovely woman named Charlotte at Oreck Customer Service.

The Oreck Cordless Pod will be released in the Spring, she is guessing June and it will first ONLY be available in the Oreck Branded Stores and she was not clear if the ďpreorderĒ online orders would be delivered before or at the same time the Store releases them.

She said the ďPodĒ is the disposal method which is a fiber/paper bag with plastic cap and it snaps into the vacuum but when its full and you dispose of it she said you donít touch the pod, just eject it into the trash for clean hands free disposal.

It is going to be $499 but it will come with many attachments and lots of features (Mini Motorized Brushroll, Dusting Brush, Upholstery tool and Crevice are just some of them, She said there is about 8 attachment tools for the Pod. It will run for 40 minutes on a 2 1/2 hour charge and the battery is NOT removable. So far the non-removable battery is the only thing I see I wont like.

They were told about this Pod in December and she said the latest information for them is still rather vague as itís literally still in the final development stages. If you sign up with your email at Oreck you will be kept informed of new information regarding the Oreck Cordless Pod.

I canít wait to order this and if they donít do online ordering first.. Iíll be driving an hour to the nearest Oreck Store. She said they will NOT be sold in the dealer stores that sell other vacuums and Oreck but only in the actual Oreck branded Stores.

Thanks so much for sharing @singingrainbow. Iíd just looked at the Oreck site the other day and didnít see this. I will let you guys know on here if I find out anything else.


Post# 386229 , Reply# 5   2/16/2018 at 14:39 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Interesting that it seems to only be advertised at "theoreckstore.net" but not at oreck.com.

Post# 386236 , Reply# 6   2/16/2018 at 17:53 by cuffs054 (monticello, ga)        

The  pods look like they could be costly.


Post# 386241 , Reply# 7   2/16/2018 at 18:48 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        
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Like anything else "innovative" and "limited distribution" it will be very costly to begin with, but give it a few years and the price will fall off.

Post# 386247 , Reply# 8   2/16/2018 at 21:07 by blackheart (North Dakota)        
Huh....

A direct air cordless machine, interesting. Probably won't be a bad performer but probably not a full sized vac replacement.

Post# 386254 , Reply# 9   2/16/2018 at 22:53 by HonestJoe68 (Mansfield, Ohio)        

I found more information on the Oreck Pod... I found out it will be offered in Black and White. I also found out it is going to be advertised as a ďfull size uprightĒ and the brushroll is to be better than Dyson or any of the other cordless vacuums. It will have a combination of Stiff Bristles for deep carpet cleaning mixed with softer (and longer) bristles for hard floor cleaning. Itís supposed to have unbelievable suction, the best in class for a cordless.

The disposable ďPodsĒ are expandable to save space when new in package and I think I mentioned but in case I didnít.. you will never have to touch the full pod when emptying the vacuum.. it will pop off and into the trash can.

The Oreck Pod Cordless will have a BlueTooth phone app, similar to the Hoover REACT and itís call ďInVision IntelligenceĒ combining the app and indicator lights to show bag capacity, as well as battery capacity and other perfomance indicators.

One thing I was told by the Oreck Representative Charlotte may be wrong as you will see in the picture Iíve attached. She said the Oreck Pod would only be sold in Oreck Branded Stores.. but the display model in the picture is located in a Vacuum store that sells many brands. I also am confused by this that she told me because as @LuxKid1980 said, they are advertising it now on theoreckstore.net. Which sells other brand vacuums like Miele, etc. Charlotte did admit they were intentionally keeping them in the dark somewhat as they want this to be the next huge thing for Oreck. We shall see.....

Lastly, it will have what Oreck is calling the ďWhite Glove WarrantyĒ which Iím told is an all inclusive (even the battery) warranty that for THREE years, everything will be fixed free of charge and the typical yearly Oreck ďTuneupsĒ will be included as well for the Pod.


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Post# 386257 , Reply# 10   2/16/2018 at 23:26 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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tfw when there's a teaser trailer for a stick vac.

idk it looks like an interesting setup. It's really neat that they're using - basically - a bagged setup and not giving in to the bagless revolution. Good for them. I hope they actually sell some, but at that price... eh...


Post# 386634 , Reply# 11   2/23/2018 at 15:03 by mariotron (Texas )        
A bagged stick vac?!

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I never owned one of those types of vacs but considering it's bagged I'm interested.

Post# 388508 , Reply# 12   3/19/2018 at 11:46 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Looks like the Oreck POD is now finally available for purchase! I'm waiting for my local Oreck store to get them in stock so I can run it through the paces. Great to see that it has a 100 day "Love It" guarantee and a 3-year warranty.

www.oreck.com/pod-technol...



Post# 388510 , Reply# 13   3/19/2018 at 11:54 by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Doesn't it have an air powered floorhead?

I don't like the sound of that 🙈


Post# 388512 , Reply# 14   3/19/2018 at 11:59 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

I was wondering about that too. It does however say that the brushroll tool is air powered.

Post# 388514 , Reply# 15   3/19/2018 at 12:02 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

I see now, it does say air powered floorhead. I've never used one before so not sure how they perform. I foresee no issues on the hard surfaces, but carpets may be a different story.

Post# 388515 , Reply# 16   3/19/2018 at 12:05 by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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They should have made it an electric powered nozzle then they would have a very good product that I'd like to own.

Post# 388516 , Reply# 17   3/19/2018 at 12:09 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Well, I think it is an interesting product and I'm excited to at least try it out.

Post# 388518 , Reply# 18   3/19/2018 at 12:14 by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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I like the fact that it's bagged and has a good run time I just can't get on with air powered nozzles.

Post# 388520 , Reply# 19   3/19/2018 at 12:19 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

I am guessing that an electric powered nozzle would have caused the battery life to be greatly reduced.

Post# 388522 , Reply# 20   3/19/2018 at 12:28 by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Yes it would you're correct 😊. But most of it's competitors have a power nozzle.



Post# 388537 , Reply# 21   3/19/2018 at 18:23 by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        
Wow...

I can think of many other things I'd spend $569.00 on...geez. Another overpriced Oreck product, thanks TTI! Honestly, I don't know how the Oreck brand is surviving, I've seen no advertisement for the brand in years now. St. Louis has gone from seven stores, to three, and I think selling Miele is what's keeping them in survival mode...very sad. Only two of the stores are Oreck/Miele only, the third went multi-line when given the opportunity.

Post# 388541 , Reply# 22   3/19/2018 at 19:03 by Luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        
@vacomatic

While it is pretty expensive, its an interesting looking machine. And, its nice to see Oreck coming out with something new at least. They have had some great machines over the years and they sold well. Speaking of commercials or a lack thereof, I don't believe I have ever seen a miele commercial on TV, at least not in my area.

Post# 388550 , Reply# 23   3/19/2018 at 21:18 by vacmaster (Southern California)        

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Definitely the unmistakable work of TTI

Post# 388564 , Reply# 24   3/20/2018 at 01:06 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Looks like the Dyson V10 has a competitor!!The Oreck-570 bucks??Too rich for me!!Will stick with my simplicity Freedom Cordless.Don't know what the price of the dyson V10 is.The "pods" appear to be an interesting alternative to bags or bagless.But--how much debris can they hold?For that price the vacuum should have POWERED-electric powernozzles.Interesting that both the Oreck or Dyson can be a stick upright vacuum or a hand vacuum.

Post# 388568 , Reply# 25   3/20/2018 at 07:03 by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Yes it should definitely have an electric power nozzle. That is a deal breaker.



Post# 388583 , Reply# 26   3/20/2018 at 11:10 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Maybe we will be pleasantly surprised :)

Post# 388584 , Reply# 27   3/20/2018 at 11:12 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Mark, how long does the V10 take to charge?

Post# 388585 , Reply# 28   3/20/2018 at 11:27 by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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I hope we are 😁

The V10 takes 3 half hours to charge with is an improvement over the V8 which takes 5 hours.

Although because I only use it for quick pick ups it never runs down completely so I put it back in the stand and it's fully charged in less than half that time.

This will improve greatly in the coming years when graphene batteries become available.


Post# 388586 , Reply# 29   3/20/2018 at 11:30 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Yeah, would be nice if the charge time could be much quicker. That Kobalt push mower I have, which takes a hefty lithium ion battery can fully charge from zero in 30 minutes. Wish these vacuums could do that!

Post# 388587 , Reply# 30   3/20/2018 at 11:52 by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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I think they will eventually. 😊

Post# 388591 , Reply# 31   3/20/2018 at 13:10 by HonestJoe68 (Mansfield, Ohio)        

Iím so glad I waited to order this Oreck Cordless. Even though I still really want it.. I will wait until I can stop by the Oreck store and give it a try. Especially since the hand held mini and floor brushroll are AIR driven and not electric motor driven.

They could surprise me and if so Iíll buy one on the spot. BUT if there is the least bit of shrill sound or stall out of either brushroll when itís operating.. No way, I wonít be buying this either.

Itís a shame too as Oreck and TTI might have had a real contender for the V10, but this is no where near as advanced with Air powered tools, but still priced almost the same as the V10! Bummer

Iíll let you guys know and hopefully too soon, we will see a video on YouTube and can listen and see the performance of the brushrolls.

The best part of my Dyson V8 is the powerful brushrolls, both standard and fluffy. I will take slightly reduced run time for more power.

One last thing, my call to Oreck today did confirm one GOOD thing about the Oreck Pod. The Runtime of 40 minutes is solid regardless of what tools are used and it will never will be less than 40 minutes. That and a shorter 2 1/2 hour charge time had me ready to buy. Also, the entire Pod thing had me sold.. but now Iíll be waiting... who knows.


Post# 388678 , Reply# 32   3/21/2018 at 16:04 by stormcrash (Seattle, WA)        

I really don't like the new logo they unveiled with it, but the product looks interesting overall. I'm happy that Oreck has stuck with their strong suit, bags, and brought a bagged machine to this market segment. The benefits of bags are a huge part of their overall sales pitch (along with weight) so I'm glad they didn't repeat something like the Touch (bagless) from the last days before the TTI buyout.

Post# 388809 , Reply# 33   3/23/2018 at 08:53 by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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Apparently it's not an air driven floorhead that's just the name they've given it. 🙄

I am now interested again 😁

The Pods are $3 each. Not sure how big they are but that could be costly over a period of time.


Post# 389333 , Reply# 34   3/28/2018 at 19:57 by Luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

So I went to see the Oreck pod in person today as my local store just got them in. Overall, its a nice vacuum. It's very lightweight, coming in at under 6 lbs. The floor nozzle and smaller turbo brush are indeed electric powered, as evidenced by the electrical pins on each. When I demoed the pod, it picked up everything the rep put down on the carpet, including sand and some type of synthetic fur to resemble cat hair. It was easy to push on low pile carpet and only slightly more challenging on deeper pile carpet, but that could have been because the small carpet square moved around on the floor. I dont know how it would perform on shag carpet though, but I don't think I would attempt using and rotating brush roll on shag. The vacuum. Also has a high and low setting. I wouldn't say its overly loud on high, but its not exactly hushed quiet either; somewhere in the middle. It revs up so to speak when you change from low to high. It also has a nice battery indicator and changes from a green light to red when it needs to be docked and charged.

I don't like that the floor nozzle rotating brush cannot be turned off, but that's no different than any other Oreck cleaner. It cleaned up debris on hard floors very well. The smaller turbo brush was very nice and didn't bog down a bit on the carpeted stairs I tried it out on. Also, the PODs themselves are very clever and easy to change out. Once full, they are supposed to seal shut and you can then turn the holder upside down and it easily slides out into the trash.

I will say that I would have bought it right then, but the rep was unwilling to throw in the wall mount tool caddy for free. They claimed it was $59.99, which seems quite high. It wasn't in stock but they could order it. Most vacuum dealers are used to wheeling and dealing on prices, or so I thought, but after a call to her manager, they still would not allow the tool caddy for free. I distinctly heard the lady on the other end of the phonecsay no. Its a shame they would let a customer walk over the $60 caddy when they could have sold me a $500 vacuum, but perhaps I was asking for too much? I didn't think I was, but oh well. Maybe I'll consider the vacuum at a later date.


Post# 389337 , Reply# 35   3/28/2018 at 20:30 by HonestJoe68 (Mansfield, Ohio)        
@Luxkid1980

Wow,

I agree with you Jason.. if they canít even offer the $60 dollar tool caddy for say $20 bucks with purchase of the $500 vacuum or honestly.. you were NOT asking too much to get one free, I would walk away too.

I am trying to figure out if I want the Dyson V10 or the Oreck Pod, but honestly if you donít even get the tool caddy and itís still $500, and like Mark said the Pods are about $3 bucks each. I might wait too and see what happens.

Typically Oreck, when I call the main company number 800-989-3535 and talk to the awesome ladies that answer the phones, I get some sort of a discount as a Loyal Oreck Owner of Seven Oreck Vacuums.. I typically get at least free shipping. So maybe I will try and order mine when they are available to order from Oreck direct, and see if they will work with me and get a free tool caddy.

Thanks for the information though, I am so glad to hear about the powered brushrolls as we were all confused by the ďairĒ in the name and I thought.. crap itís air driven, which I hate. LOL

Also, thank you for sharing how it operated and your thoughts on itís performance and loudness. Take care and I agree.. you were right to wait and did Not ask for too much in my opinion.

Thanks


Post# 389339 , Reply# 36   3/28/2018 at 20:51 by Luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Thanks Patrick! Yeah, I hate not having a place to store the tools, so the vacuum really should come with the caddy, especially at that price point! Perhaps I'll take your advice and call Oreck directly to see if they can offer a better deal. I will say the pods do look like they will hold a lot of dirt, so the price isnt too too bad, but they aren't exactly dirt cheap like an electrolux c-style bag either.

Post# 389391 , Reply# 37   3/29/2018 at 15:29 by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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They're doing a really heavy ad campaign right now with the oreck pod

www.instagram.com/p/Bg1sT...


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Post# 389435 , Reply# 38   3/30/2018 at 08:15 by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

I see they have made a few updates to their website as well. It used to say the POD cleaner had a 40 minute run time, but they have now updated the specifications section to say 35+ minutes. I thought that was interesting.

Specifications
Battery Type Lithium Ion
Run Time 35+ Minutes
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
Speed Settings 2-speed
Slim Swivel Yes
Floor Type Carpets, Hard Floors
Handheld Mode Yes
Cleaning Tools 4
Weight 5.6 lbs.
Low-Profile Design Yes
Cleaning Path 9"
Filtration Pollen, dust, allergens
Warranty
3-Year White Glove


Made in the USA Yes


Post# 389441 , Reply# 39   3/30/2018 at 09:11 by Kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Since the brush roll is electric I want one for sure

Post# 389728 , Reply# 40   4/3/2018 at 15:42 by Ctvacman (CT)        
Just tried it

Just dropped off my orbiter and my platinum and got to try out the new pod machine. Itís not worth it at all, I really wanted to like it so much too. The dirt capacity is 24 ounces, so the bag will fill up quick. Itís much louder than the dysons currently on the market and the suction is really kinda pathetic compared to a dyson. You must manually plug the cord in when you dock it so not really grab and go convenience of a dyson. He demonstrated the oreck odor carpet crystals on a royal branded entry rug and it struggled to pick it up as did the riccar cordless supralite which really shocked me. The riccar just scattered the powder across the rug, I just gave up after six passes.

So yeah definitely bummed that the new pod and my first use of a riccar cordless let me down. The brush on the oreck seems like it would do a good job since it has many rows of brushes, but they donít stick out far enough to adequately groom like my dc59 Motorhead does, which is surprising since my dysons donít stick out far either aside from the carbon fiber brushes.


Post# 389783 , Reply# 41   4/4/2018 at 01:53 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

There must have been something wrong with the Cordless Riccar you tried-it should have eaten the carpet freshener with no problem-any of mine eat any brand of deodorizer without a sweat-and in only like two strokes!

Post# 389840 , Reply# 42   4/4/2018 at 21:53 by Luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Thatís strange that the pod didnít pick up the crystals very well. It seemed to pick up all the dirt when I tried it out in be store.

Post# 389842 , Reply# 43   4/4/2018 at 22:19 by HonestJoe68 (Mansfield, Ohio)        

Hi guys,

Colby, Iím actually wondering if the Riccar SupraLite Cordless you were using had a clog or full bag or the pores of the bag were clogged from fine dust?? If not, I really think there must have been something wrong with it as my Riccar performs so well Iíve recommended it to friends and family.

My Riccar vibrates and grooms the carpeting so well the dirt and particles several inches in front of the brushroll head vibrate all over before they are sucked up in one pass. I did my own Roger Lang type inspired ďBag of FilthĒ demo with mine and it cleaned up all the Rice, Flour, Dry Oats and Dog hair in one pass, easily gulping up everything in itís path. Unfortunately I donít have the professional equipment to film it so my video was pretty bad so I deleted it. But if I get a chance, I will try again and hopefully can post mine soon to show how well the Riccar SupraLite picks up everything from fine to largest particles, it groomed so well after one pass the carpet was totally clean.

I have decided I will wait to see if Oreck indeed sends me a free Pod Cordless to demo, if not.. I probably will just buy a Dyson V10. I have heard a few other people say the Oreck suction was not as strong as it could be and performed somewhat lackluster. Who knows until you have one home and try it though.. I didnít think I would like certain vacuums if I went by the reviews only, but then tried them like Colby at a store of just bought it and found they worked fine for me.

Patrick



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Post# 389961 , Reply# 44   4/6/2018 at 13:52 by Ctvacman (CT)        

When I pick up my machines from their annual tuneup, Iíll give the riccar another try. I just returned my v10 on the 27th, like my dc59 better, the v10 is quiet but so is the v8 so I think thatís the model Iím going to next. The 10 just misses so many marks for me.

Post# 393551 , Reply# 45   6/19/2018 at 22:09 by Lux_Luthor (Tennessee)        
Emissions

Does anyone own the Pod now? Are the pods good at filtering like Miele/synthetic disposable bags?

Post# 393618 , Reply# 46   6/20/2018 at 20:04 by Relhall (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)        

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I have one, in black. ďAllergen levelĒ is a term is have heard used to refer to itís actual filtration. It filters fine for its intended purpose - quick pickups between regular cleanings.

While there are some (cordless stick vacs) that claim to have hepa, I would be interested to see someone test emissions as there seems to be some (potential) controversy over the claims. Perhaps true hepa requires a little more suction/airflow/power than most of these battery units achieve overall in order to really clean. I may google that later.

That said, the thing is amazing! It cleans almost anything, and runs longer than I care to. Brushes are motorized (both floor and upholstery) as it is a direct suction unit requiring agitation on surfaces. It is lightweight and easy to hold. Love it for the car. It seems most of the time I grab it for something quick and just keep going, looking for more.


PS ~ if the pod seems to fill to quickly (pet hair, fuzz, etc...) just shake it a little and youíll likely be able to keep going. It monitors capacity and airflow and either could trigger alert.




Post# 393660 , Reply# 47   6/21/2018 at 14:55 by Lux_Luthor (Tennessee)        

Thanks for the repsonse, Relhall! I know with a quick and easy vac like the Pod, Iíd be using it far more than my full sized Aerus machines. I donít allow shoes worn beyond just inside the door, donít have pets, and am generally good for keeping a (slightly ocd) clean home. So if the thing wonít be spewing dust/etc back out causing me to sneeze and need to dust afterward, then it sounds like it may meet what I want it for.

Post# 393730 , Reply# 48   6/23/2018 at 02:25 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Haven't encountered the Oreck Pod vacuum-would be interesting to try one.The Pod is another alternative to bags or bagless dust bins and filters.




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