Dewalt Cordless hand vacuum
Dewalt has recently added the 20V Max Cordless Dry Hand Vacuum to its famous 20V Max cordless tool line.
The handheld vacuum works off the 65 air watt Dewalt 5.0Ah DCB205 rechargeable battery pack (sold separately) to produce just over 20 minutes of vacuuming, and 15 tank fills. A bright LED light on the top of the unit assists by lighting the debris needed to be cleaned.
Six cleaning attachments are induced to tackle any small mess, even in hard-to-reach locations. All attach to the front end and include a two-foot flexible hose that stretches out to 6 feet. The cordless vacuum attached to my belt (belt hook included) using the flexible tube with the extension tube made it clean every corner of the garage. With the extension tube alone, hard-to-reach areas under car seats were no longer hard to reach.
The other accessories are a round brush, a gulper brush, a crevice nozzle and a floor nozzle. A drawstring bag for storing the accessories is included.
A transparent body shows the contents of what the vacuum captures, and when it’s ready to be emptied, you simply hold it over a trash can and use the dust bowl release button to open it. The filter assembly removes with a twist and back in the same way. Inside is a HEPA filter that follows OSHA Table 1 Compliance under housekeeping rules according to Dewalt.
Dewalt recommends cleaning the filter with warm, soapy water before reinstalling it. And wait about 12 hours to ensure it’s completely dry before the subsequent use.
The versatility of the 20V systems allows for multiple tools to run off the same battery and battery charger. The 250-plus tools in the Dewalt handheld tool category include saws, drills, hedge clippers, trimmers, impact drivers, wrenches and sanders. All are working off the same model rechargeable battery.
The Dewalt MAX Cordless Dry Hand Vacuum is $149, the Dewalt 5.0Ah DCB205 battery is $73.95 and the Dewalt Replacement HEPA Filter is $29.97.
Free Byrd earbuds
Beyerdynamic’s Free Byrd is the first-ever true wireless earbuds from the company. And for a premier edition product, they hit a home run with the excellent sound quality from the 10mm drivers.
The primary use of true wireless earbuds for most everyone is getting the best sound to enjoy music. Right out of the box, the Free Byrds delivered that with a precise, crisp and natural sound and the right amount of bass. The sound is produced from the latest aptXTM adaptive and AAC codecs. Tap controls turn on active noise cancellation, and if you want to hear a little of the outside world, transparency mode is there and works just as well.
With the MIY app (iOS and Android), the sound can be personalized with Mimi Sound personalization and equalizer profiles. The app also has settings to adjust the touchpad’s level of sensitivity and statistics to track usage. After a two-minute listening test, the app creates a profile to download to the earbuds.
Android owners can use Google Fast Pair, and iOS users can connect with Bluetooth 5.2. The battery life is rated for up to 11 hours of use without the ANC, eight hours with it on, before getting a recharge from the USB-C and Qi wireless charging storage case for 30 hours total. A quick charge of 10 minutes yields 70 minutes of playtime.
After Android users go through pairing with Google Services and Google Fast Pair, the Free Byrd earbuds will be registered. Now when they’re misplaced in sofa cushions or wherever, you can ring the earbuds and find their last location.
Hands-free calls were reported from the other end of my calls to be as clear as any. The user’s voice is transmitted with a pair of Qualcomm dual 2-mic cVcTM technology microphones in each earpiece. Voice assistants are also accessible with the Free Byrd.
The Free Byrds are IPX4 splash- and sweat-resistant rated. One of the other essential features of true earbuds is whether they will stay in place, which the Free Byrds do. It’s easy to get the right fit with the included five pairs of silicone ear-tips and three pairs of foam ear-tips.
The Beyerdynamic Free Byrd earbuds are $249 and come in black or gray.