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Post# 21852   10/9/2007 at 10:16 (5,537 days old) by electrogirl ()        

Just saw this on my local craigslist. Never saw one of these before. Kind of a neat design. In the ad the seller has it listed as a DD "Kone" Vac.

Post# 21853 , Reply# 1   10/9/2007 at 10:17 (5,537 days old) by electrogirl ()        
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Here is a picture of it removed from its base.

Post# 21860 , Reply# 2   10/9/2007 at 11:17 (5,537 days old) by electrogirl ()        
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Found some info out about the Kone (that is the correct spelling) Vac from DD. Product Description
Created by award-winning fashion designer Karim Rashid, this cordless handheld vacuum cleaner features an elegant, sculptural design that can be proudly displayed in any room. The top of the sleek cone-shaped piece serves as the handle of the hidden vacuum, which easily twists off its plug-in charging base when it's time to clean. The vacuum provides a 1-1/2-inch-wide nozzle and a soft, rubberized, furniture-friendly tip for detail cleaning without scratching surfaces. Since the vacuum sits in its charging base in between cleanings, it stays charged and ready to use at all times. Other thoughtful details include simple "on/off" control, a powerful 7-1/5-volt rechargeable battery, a bagless design with an easy-to-empty washable dirt cup, and a power cord, which stores hidden on a wrap under the base. The vacuum assembles quickly with no tools required. Ideal for daily upkeep around the home, the stylish handheld vacuum cleaner measures approximately 6-1/2 by 6 by 18 inches and carries a three-year limited warranty.

Who is Karim Rashid? He is a leading figure in the fields of product, interior, fashion, furniture, and lighting design. He is best known for bringing his democratic design sensibility public use. Designing for an impressive array of clients from Alessi to Georg Jensen, Umbra to Prada, Miyake to Method, Karim is radically changing the aesthetics of product design and the very nature of the consumer culture. With numerous design awards, his work is in the permanent collections of 14 Museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco. The Dirt Devil Kone is his most recent accomplishment in adding excitement, color, and ease-of-use to the hand-vac.

Post# 21862 , Reply# 3   10/9/2007 at 11:53 (5,537 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

I see them in a number of stores but I'll just bide my time till those same stores put them out on the clearance table. I'm swearing off as best possible not to buy anything that uses rechargeable batteries anymore. When I think of all the junk I've bought over the years that no longer work because those batteries eventually fizzle out and you can't replace them economically. Black & Decker had to be the worst when it came to that. Always bringing out some new tool or gizmo for about 1 year, you buy it, then you're stuck with something that eventually you have no choice but to toss it.

Post# 21866 , Reply# 4   10/9/2007 at 12:36 (5,537 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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Hi Electrogirl, I found the Kone in our local BigLots. I think it was $39.95. Speaking of rechargeable appliance, if I don't keep my Shark Sweeper plugged in when I'm not using it, it dies without being used. I'd think it would keep a charge for a while.

Post# 21873 , Reply# 5   10/9/2007 at 13:10 (5,537 days old) by charles~richard ()        

It comes in 5-6 different colors.

Post# 21876 , Reply# 6   10/9/2007 at 13:34 (5,537 days old) by hoovercelebrity (Germany)        
I got a blue one...

From TTI, when they bought out Hoover. They gave all Service Center employees one as a "welcome to the company" sort of thing.

I keep it in the bathroom, next to the Cat's litter box... use it to pick up kitty litter. That's how high of a regard I have for TTI. :)


Post# 21930 , Reply# 7   10/10/2007 at 11:13 (5,536 days old) by swiveltop (Galveston, TX)        

This Kone Vac. would have been great for the old Sat. Night Live "The Cone Heads" to have on the show instead of using their own cone. Alan, My Shark Sweeper doesn't stay charged when its not plugged in all the time either,I've had it for about three years,I found it at a thrift store for 3.00,so I've gotten my moneys worth,The handle broke so I'll look for one on e-bay,they have improved batteries now,these really work great,especially cat litter on bare floors, I'm always surprised at how much it picks up when I empty the tray. Mark

Post# 21965 , Reply# 8   10/10/2007 at 15:49 (5,536 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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Yeah, you can't beat that $3.00 price tag. I've gotten quite a bit of use out of mine for $3.59.

Post# 22222 , Reply# 9   10/13/2007 at 06:41 (5,533 days old) by ozhoover (London UK (but born and raised in Melbourne, Australia ))        

Thier also sold in Australia under the Vax brand name for about $79.00 at Target and under the Dirt Devil brand at Kmart both called KONE.



Post# 22223 , Reply# 10   10/13/2007 at 06:45 (5,533 days old) by ozhoover (London UK (but born and raised in Melbourne, Australia ))        

Now for a handheld with power this is my new Dyson DC16 motorhead. Im not at all a Dyson fan but I have to say this thing sure has some power. It will run for a full 6 minutes before it needs recharging.


Post# 22404 , Reply# 11   10/15/2007 at 15:05 (5,531 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        
Dyson DC16

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6 Minutes.... how could you even begin to use it for any major cleaning... It is so big and awkward, you could not use it on your car as the run time would not be long enough nor would it fit into any tight spaces. For $150.00 it doesn't seem to be much of a bargin. I will say though it is an interesting machine and probably does have better suction than most hand held battery units. I never have owned any of those battery operated machines... to me they are just a waste to time and energy and never fully charged when you need them...LOL


Post# 22407 , Reply# 12   10/15/2007 at 15:31 (5,531 days old) by buffalo-joe ()        
Looks Like......

A bug sprayer and a Dewalt drill had a one night stand.

Its not something I'd buy either. To each his own.


Post# 455880 , Reply# 13   8/15/2022 at 12:37 by Ilovehoovers (England)        
Looking through this thread...

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It's wonderful to see how far cordless machines have progressed over the past 15 years

Post# 455900 , Reply# 14   8/15/2022 at 18:47 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Yeah I have one of the Kones (consequently one of the recalled models that flings dirt out of the exhaust), it was a partnership Dirt Devil had with some designer to make all these weird styled vacuums. The idea was to have a vacuum you could leave out in the open and look "stylish" for your penthouse apartment.

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