— Around The Home
Clever dustbin - just sweep the dust near the bin
23 July, 2004 Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most effective - so sayeth Gizmag after seeing the SweepEZE, a dustbin which uses infrared technology to detect dirt and debris you sweep up to it, and automatically sucks it up, saving you all the hassle of a dustpan and brush or getting out the vacuum cleaner.
Containing a powerful 600-watt motor, the SweepEZE sucks up dirt you sweep near it. Once an infrared beam detects the debris, the unit automatically turns itself on, and sucks up the dirt.
The SweepEZE also features a manual 'kick-start' mode in the form of a floor-operated switch. a Ideal for patios, kitchens and even your garage'just plug it into the wall and enjoy the conveniences: No more bending over to pick up the dirt, and getting the dirt all over your hands.
Its 3-quart canister has a micro-mesh internal pre-filter and a micro-fiber external final filter. Dimensions: 16 1/2" x 9 1/4" x 7"Save your back. No more bending, scooting and scooping traditional dustpans.
You'll never again spill yoursweepings trying to dump them into the wastebasket. Keeping your hard surface floors clean was never so easy!
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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