A “small” vacuum cleaner has become the latest product to get a new makeover.
The Irish startup “Giant” has announced a new model of its electric vacuum cleaner.
“It’s been made to be small,” founder and CEO, Tom O’Brien, told The Irish Sun.
“A small vacuum is very hard to remove.”
O’Brien said his company, which specialises in “tweaking” old technology to make it better, would soon start to sell its own version of the “vacuum cleaner”.
“We are currently talking to several other companies that have been looking at making small versions of the vacuum,” he said.
The company’s product, which costs €299, comes in several flavours.
It comes in a smaller, $249 version, and a smaller one for €249.
Both are made from a proprietary, stainless steel alloy.
O’Connors new product, a “mini vacuum”, is designed to be a “smaller version of a larger product”, according to the company’s website.
It uses a smaller size of the same stainless steel, which can be cleaned with a “narrow range of brushes”, the company says.
“The new product is designed for a smaller user base, as the large product is not meant to be used for daily cleaning,” the company said.
“If you want to clean your home with the vacuum cleaner, you will need a larger, more powerful electric vacuum.”
OBrien said the new product will soon be available in the US.
“We’re talking to a couple of other major players,” he told The Sun.
He said Giant would also start to offer smaller versions of its vacuum cleaners in the future.
The new products, O’Reilly said, will “take a different approach to the vacuum cleaning business”.
“They will be cheaper to make, and will offer more control over how they are used,” he added.
“In the future, the bigger vacuum cleaner will be more versatile, and we will see a number of smaller, cheaper models being introduced.”
OReilly said he would not be surprised if the new vacuum cleaner was launched in Ireland in the near future.
“There’s been a lot of buzz around this particular product, so it’s going to be interesting to see what happens,” he explained.
The vacuum cleaner “is not going to replace the vacuum”, he said, “it’s going be a smaller version of it, but it’s still going to provide a very effective cleaning environment.”
The company has raised €6 million in funding, which has been invested in the next three years.
OBrien and the company have been selling their product in New York, Germany, Switzerland and Australia.
“I think that’s what’s exciting about this,” he commented.
The future of the product, according to O’O’Brien is that it will “be more of a home cleaning product”.
“A lot of people want to do home cleaning and a lot want to make sure they don’t have to take their vacuum cleaner anywhere else.
The small vacuum can be a great addition to that,” he noted.
“Smaller vacuum cleaners are great for cleaning bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens, and I think there’s going at least some interest in that.”
The “mini” vacuum is currently only available in Europe.