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The All New G-tech AirRam
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Post# 178819   4/27/2012 at 13:52 (2,899 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Well what can I say?
G-tech have invented what seams to be a direct air cordless vacuum. It looks very good and is even cordless!
This must be a huge step forward for eco-cleaning!


Post# 178829 , Reply# 1   4/27/2012 at 14:49 (2,899 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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If this somehow came to America I would DEFFINATLEY but it! I hope someone can either get one or make a video of one on here!

Post# 178869 , Reply# 2   4/27/2012 at 19:12 (2,899 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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I saw it weeks ago in john lewis and glad someone brought it up here. I like the look of it a lot but I'd never pay the 229 asking price.

Post# 178879 , Reply# 3   4/27/2012 at 20:46 (2,899 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
Thats cool

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The fact that it's a direct air motor makes me think that it would be one of the better performing cordless vacuums it looks pretty cool and i noticed it had a 5 year warranty.

Post# 178912 , Reply# 4   4/28/2012 at 01:41 (2,899 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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It does look very neat. It does seem rather expensive though. Id like to see it come to the U.S. Im very curious.

Post# 178923 , Reply# 5   4/28/2012 at 02:56 (2,899 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Interesting vacuum cleaner-would be neat to try one.

Post# 178946 , Reply# 6   4/28/2012 at 09:30 (2,898 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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At the UK price it's nearest rival is the (Hoover U.S) Vax Lynx. That's about 200 here as well.

Post# 178949 , Reply# 7   4/28/2012 at 09:35 (2,898 days old) by Trebor ()        
I'm sure...

someone, even now is working to bring it to North America

Post# 178971 , Reply# 8   4/28/2012 at 13:10 (2,898 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Looks like G-tech have broadened their horizons from just sweepers to actual Vacuum Cleaners.

Post# 178974 , Reply# 9   4/28/2012 at 13:31 (2,898 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh)        

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Oh I so want one!!! I have a G Tech sweeper which I love but this looks super!

Post# 178975 , Reply# 10   4/28/2012 at 13:34 (2,898 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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There was a G-tech sweeper at the primary school I went to years and years ago and it was very good, so add suction to the mix, and I'd buy one... If I had over 200!

Post# 179001 , Reply# 11   4/28/2012 at 17:19 (2,898 days old) by Rolls_rapide (-)        

It was "tested" in the Daily Mail, mentioning 4 hour run time (wrong!).

I don't think it is a direct-air vac. It might work like the bin of the Electrolux Trilobite robot - a clean fan design, where the suction compacts the dust and fluff into "bales".

Post# 179002 , Reply# 12   4/28/2012 at 17:36 (2,898 days old) by Rolls_rapide (-)        
Bin design

Looking at the design of the exploded view, I am even more convinced that it is a clean-air design.

The clear bin seems to have filters in its lid (under the top cover of the machine).

There are two flat air ducts which lead to the motor. Both have vertical supports/air vanes, so it cannot be a "dirty air" system, as they would get clogged.

There are two wide exhaust vents from the motor, which lead to the green grills, by the rear wheels. A similar idea to to the Trilobite: short air path, but clean fan, using filters.

This leads me to think that it is a clean fan design, like the Electrolux robotic cleaner.

Post# 228766 , Reply# 13   4/17/2013 at 10:11 (2,544 days old) by sensotronic (Englandshire)        
Air Ram demonstration video


I have just got a G Tech Air Ram and have uploaded an unboxing and demo video of it on my YouTube channel.

I have to say I impressed with it, even though I have only cleaned my house once with it.


CLICK HERE TO GO TO sensotronic's LINK

Post# 228768 , Reply# 14   4/17/2013 at 10:13 (2,544 days old) by filterboy244 ()        

Ive found this Gtech  upin michigan. retail price is definetely expensive at 349.99 also sorta just looks like a souped up Shark.

Post# 228894 , Reply# 15   4/18/2013 at 02:51 (2,544 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Looked at Sensotronics video-neat little machine.The GTech AirRam has possibilities.A cordless vacuum that can work.The design is clever and efficient.VERY short dirt path-like right from the roller brush into the dirt bin-and the filters mounted on the bin lid.I just wonder how long this machine will work on my deep pile carpet and about 1800 Sq Ft of it.Bet it would die before finishing.I would empty the dirt bin after each use-and clean the lid filters-just to keep the efficiency up,the bin clean,and less wear and tear on the machine.dirt left in bagless machines will cause wear.The machine would be an interesting addition to any vacuum cleaner collectors collection.I would clean its filters by vacuuming them with a canister cleaner.Esp if you have pets-again would be a good idea to empty the bin and clean the filters after each major use to prevent odors.

Post# 228945 , Reply# 16   4/18/2013 at 14:15 (2,543 days old) by compamac ()        

That looks really cool! Is that available in the US? I only saw the price in PoundsTongue out

Post# 229008 , Reply# 17   4/19/2013 at 03:59 (2,542 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I looked up the AirRam-its available thru Brookstone.Its on their website.You can order one from them.

Post# 229073 , Reply# 18   4/19/2013 at 12:46 (2,542 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Amazon also, 350, ouch.Looked interesting

Post# 229161 , Reply# 19   4/19/2013 at 23:36 (2,542 days old) by myles_v (Fredericksburg, VA)        

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I had heard about the Air Ram a while ago, and I was surprised to see it in a Brookstone magazine a few weeks ago. I had just walked by where my dad puts the mail at and saw it out of the corner of my eye. I was actually quite surprised, as Ii was really not expecting them to sell them in America-at least not under the G Tech name.

Post# 229188 , Reply# 20   4/20/2013 at 06:36 (2,541 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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The Air Ram is just the next logical step up from Gtech's long standing cordless sweeper. As told in previous threads, I adore the Gtech's basic design as a cordless sweeper and its a good and cheap alternative to taking out your main size vacuum. Gtech now have a lithium battery powered SW22 cordless sweeper, priced around 70 to 90.


Post# 229501 , Reply# 21   4/22/2013 at 02:37 (2,540 days old) by vacuumfreeeke ()        

I was in Brookstone today and noticed the Gtech Air Ram... I was going to start a thread about it and discovered you guys were already talking about it here! This was my first time seeing it, and at first I thought it was just a glorified Shark sweeper (the original Gtech is identical to the Shark Sweepers), but it seems this Air Ram as suction as well as agitation and it is very expensive... 349.99. It better be awesome to command a price like that.

I didn't play with it because I had my hands full with my umbrella and the other things I'd purchased elsewhere, but I did notice a couple of things about it that I didn't like. The first is the power switch halfway down the body of the machine. I always hate that. I also didn't like the way it charges... no docking station, but instad you have to plug a little wire into the battery itself. Machines that cost a quarter of what this one does have a docking station and there is no reason for this not to as well. I wonder how it performs on bare floors. I also wonder about air filtration and how much it can pick up before it begins to lose power.

I bet 5 seconds on my shag rug would kill this thing! From the online animation I found, it didn't look like there was anything special about the brushroll. I'm not sure I would pay 349 for one, but might get one if I found it used for a decent price.

Post# 229581 , Reply# 22   4/22/2013 at 17:55 (2,539 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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I don't think its fair to judge a cordless vacuum with a brush roll on any shag or long tuft rug to be honest. Of course that is going to snag and cause the brush roll to slow down. I watched an excellent video online about this Air Ram at You Tube and its pretty impressive - it isn't an official video but just a home video (see link.)

The whole concept behind it is that it offers owners a very lightweight cordless concept, able to do carpets, hard floors and compacts the dust up in the square bales. It also has an extended run time.

Gtech are the home company who produce their cordless carpet sweepers - Gtech probably gave license to Shark for selling the cordless types.


Post# 229621 , Reply# 23   4/23/2013 at 02:19 (2,539 days old) by vacuumfreeeke ()        

The thing is they are advertising this not as a cordless sweeper or supplemental vacuum, but as a machine to replace real full sized vacuums, so the fact that is is cordless shouldn't be considered when comparing it to full sized vacuums. However, there are several full sized vacuums that don't perform well on shag either....

Still, it's an interesting idea and it would be fun to play with...

Post# 229961 , Reply# 24   4/25/2013 at 14:07 (2,536 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Yes but then there's Dyson's hand held cordless with the long suction pipe and brush roll attached. It might not be a direct rival to a proper vacuum but both the Dyson and Air Ram are allowing buyers to think differently to what has gone on before.

Post# 229964 , Reply# 25   4/25/2013 at 14:38 (2,536 days old) by ultraperformer (Derbyshire, UK, Europe)        

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I think the Dyson handheld or the Ergorapido offer similar cordless convenience but with added flexibility of above floor cleaning, those would get my money if I wanted a cordless vacuum.

Post# 230119 , Reply# 26   4/26/2013 at 16:54 (2,535 days old) by parwaz786 ( )        

Gtech Air ram IMO Is not a very nice performer, I ttried it at comet :( and it spilt the dirt out!!! Go for Dyson, Cordless c lewaning, suction, excellent stair cleaning, car and above the floor cleaning, and can go into tight confined spaces

Post# 230217 , Reply# 27   4/27/2013 at 06:47 (2,534 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Again though, one has to consider what buyers are prepared to do and to consider what they would need in terms of a vacuum in the home. The Dyson hand held is a good design WITH the tubes and floor head attached. I can't see the elderly lady who lives down from me using the Dyson though instead of the Air Ram - whilst the Dyson has good and versatile cleaning attachments that employ constant changing per cleaning need, for carpet care alone, the Air Ram looks like a neat design.


Comet et al are known for having demo machines that have been pretty abused. It doesn't surprise me in the least that the Air Ram at your store could well have spat out dirt - John Lewis stores are notorious for badly maintained demo vacs.

Post# 230218 , Reply# 28   4/27/2013 at 07:20 (2,534 days old) by mikeklondon ()        
Air Ram

I had one for Christmas and love it, BUT its really only a sweeper and not a vacuum cleaner as there is only a very small airflow that compacts the dust into the bin. Its very, very effective on short pile carpets and hard floors and deals with dog hair but only as a 2nd vacuum for a quick run-round. I use it daily with a Dyson Hand held DC44 or sometimes a Dyson City for above floor stairs car ect, but use a Miele with PN twice a week for a full clean. I love the Dyson Hand Held,o but am not a big fan of the city vac as its so much work to empty and clean out the bin, and the Filtration is so poor, I'd sooner have a bagged vacuum with a hepa filter any-day. All 3 I had for Christmas but I would never have spent my own money on anyone of them.

Post# 233536 , Reply# 29   5/22/2013 at 09:30 (2,509 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        

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This video popped up on my Youtube Subscriptions this morning. Bissell now has the G-tech under their name in Australia. 




CLICK HERE TO GO TO bagintheback's LINK

Post# 234792 , Reply# 30   6/1/2013 at 17:23 (2,499 days old) by rexair (Illinois)        
i finally found one

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i saw one today while i was at a mall in dc and picked it up sorry for the blurry pic.

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