At CES, Nick had the chance to speak with Boot Camp technology correspondent, Fred Fishkin, live from the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Fishkin reports on the latest trends and people behind the products in the technology world. He got a chance to demo our AirRam and hear about the exciting features. Listen to the full Boot Camp interview here!
Outnumbered 3-1, a blog started by a mom who lives under one roof with 3 guys (her husband and two sons) and three dogs (obviously she's a glutton for punishment.. we kid! ;-)) has grown into a blogging powerhouse of a dozen women blogging about everything from recipes to crafts to DIY tips. So as you could imagine, we were thrilled to learn the woman herself, founder Melissa Hagan, was going to review our AirRam. And according to Hagan, we had her at cordless!
"I have to vacuum daily, some days multiple times! I need a vacuum that will do the job quickly and perform at its best every time." - Melissa Hagan, Outnumbered 3 to 1 Founder
So she put us to the test, in a house that was sure to be a challenge... two young boys, a husband and not one, not two, but three dogs! So how did we measure up?
"The Gtech AirRam is lightweight and can easily be carried upstairs. It has really great suction, easily picking up dog hair and other debris... I am loving this vacuum." - Hagan
Phew! And hey, we even won over the big guy.
"My husband can attest to its suction power and even commented that he loves how it will fluff up our carpet after vacuuming." - Hagan
Read the full story as Melissa chronicles her experience with the AirRam (right out of the box!) by clicking here. Thanks Melissa and all the ladies at Outnumbered. Keep on Blogging!
Our powerful AirRam continues to flex its muscles, garnering attention at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Recently, the self proclaimed "Muscleman of Technology," Bruce Pechman, included us in his "Best Of" review from CES 2014.
We were featured in a lively live demo on KUSI San Diego. Check it out (4 minutes in to the video) and hear what Bruce has to say about the AirRam's power and features.... and find out just how dirty a news studio floor is... eeww.
Gtech AirRam Receives Four Prestigious Design and Product Awards
When you purchased your Gtech AirRam, you made an investment. It's important to us that you know you made a sound one. And according to some of the most respected home product experts and designers in the world, you did!
In just the last few weeks, we have received some major accolades. First, home improvement heavyweight, This Old House, included us in their much sought after, annual "TOH Top 100: Best New Home Products"
"Oh, the pleasure of vacuuming without constantly snaking the power cord out of the way! It deposits debris in a chamber... compacting it into tidy bales rather than pulling it through a series of tubes, filters and bags. At 7.7 pounds, it handles like a dream."
- This Old House Top 100: Best New Home Products Review
If that wasn't enough, Good Housekeeping, the magazine that has been advising people on the best products for their home for nearly 130 years (seriously... we checked, they launched in 1885!) gave us their coveted seal of approval.
“Lightweight and convenient to use, this cordless cleaner scored a hit with the GHI testers. Using only a fraction of the electricity of its main competitors it packed a punch, picking up dirt and debris with ease.”
- Good Housekeeping’s Head of Consumer Testing, Patricia Schofield
Now here's one you may not be as familiar with, but it's a biggie. Your AirRam also picked up a prestigious GOOD DESIGN award from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in the Household Products category. We were cited as a breakthrough in vacuum cleaner design. For those who don't know, GOOD DESIGN is the world’s oldest, most recognized program for design excellence. We were chosen among thousands of entries from nearly 40 countries around the world.
And did we mention we just got back from CES? Ok, for those not in the know or not of the nerdy, techie type, CES is the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas (baby). And what happened there won't stay there (if we have anything to do with it). We are thrilled to let you know that our AirRam 100 Watt Eco Vacuum Cleaner won an Envisioneering Innovation & Design Award Honoree for 2014!
So it looks like we are off to a great start! We thank you for being part of our journey and passion to rethink what has always been and find ways to make life easier. And we will not rest on our laurels! We will continue to rethink, redesign and reimagine as we make our way through 2014. As always, share your thoughts with us and let us know what we can do to make sure you love our products and ...dare we say it?... discover a love of vacuuming!
Nothing beats the opportunity to show people live and in person the power of your products and their ability to make life easier. No place is better to do that than at the mother of all consumer electronics shows, CES, in Las Vegas! And who better to demo our products than the man himself, Nick Grey! Check out one of the live demos he did with Senior Video Correspondent, Todd Townsend, of the tech site, aNewDomain.com.... and find out why Nick owes the AirRam's success to his Mom! (What a good son :)
David Pogue selects the AirRam in round up of “Tech Gifts” to place under your tree.
So we must have been very good this year. As you can imagine, it was quite a holiday treat to find that our AirRam was featured on CBS Sunday Morning's, "Holiday Gift Ideas from Techno Claus" segment for Christmas. For those who know him, this holiday gadget guru is actually David Pogue, one of the most respected technology writers in the country. The former New York Times columnist is now writing for Yahoo and contributes on CBS Sunday Morning.
Pogue donned a Santa suit and composed a fun-loving ode to the latest and greatest tech treats to put under your tree. He called us powerful, lightweight and flexible. And as a lover of all things tech, our green technology and ability to track usage helped us stand out from the competition like tinsel on a tree.
"It uses less juice than its rival, nice touch, and hooks to a laptop to show you how much!"
- David Pogue (aka Techno Claus)
Take a moment to check out his catchy holiday rhyme as he takes us through the best tech gifts of the season... and be sure not to miss our mention at 2:58. :-)
A Very Happy Holidays to All and To All a Good Night!
Well, this one got our engines revving. Who wouldn't want to be put in the same category as one of the world's leading electric cars? Recently, the award winning daily web magazine, Slate.com, did a review of the latest stand out technology. And the Gtech AirRam not only made the cut, tech writer, Will Oremus, loved our vacuum!
After taking it for a test drive, he said he found our AirRam "surprisingly light and agile. It twists and pivots with a wide range of motion." OK, we know it handles like a dream, but how about picking up dirt?
Oremus wrote, "The AirRam made light work of my off-white living-room rug, which usually requires multiple passes before it starts to resemble its original shade. It handled my other rugs and hardwood floors with equal aplomb. It worked so well, and was so easy to maneuver, that I began to look around for other surfaces to clean."
This is where things went off the map. Slate.com's intrepid tech writer took the AirRam where it's never gone before... to his cat's rug tree. How did it fare? Oremus says, "Amazingly, it worked, taking about two years off the cat tree’s appearance."
Of course, that leaves one question... what did Mr. Oremus's feline friend think of AirRam's cleaning power? I think we can venture a guess his feline friend found it purrfect... (ok, that was corny, but hey, we're still a little giddy from the review). To find out what kitty really thought, read the full review by clicking here.
At Gtech, customer service is job one. Recently a customer contacted us on Facebook asking why our batteries were not covered under our two year warranty. And you know what? It was a good question. So we looked into it.
Our batteries have been extensively tested and designed to last up to 5,000 charges or roughly 5 years of use, which is way beyond the warranty. So I guess we figured it was all good. But our customer made the point that if it is good for about 5 years, why not make it part of the 2 year warranty? Again, good question. So we took this request straight to Gtech's founder and AirRam inventor, Nick Grey, and he agreed! So, thanks to one customer's suggestion, now all batteries... and that means yours too.. are covered for two years along with the vacuum!
“That is great news, and a solid indication that Gtech strives to put its customers first. My grateful thanks to you and Mr. Grey,”
Richard Rogers, AirRam customer.
Yes, we make a great vacuum, and we know it will make your life easier, but we also want you to know, above all, your satisfaction is important to us... and we really do listen.
See the story as it unfolded on Facebook [Go to Richard Roger’s post under “Recent Posts by Others”]. And be sure to send us add your comments and suggestions too. We want to hear from you!
Richard Roger's Original Post on our Facebook page
It’s so easy to lose track of the day as you juggle its many responsibilities: errands, phone calls, emails, lunches, dinners, business meetings, naps (if you’re lucky), etc., etc., ETC.
To ease the daily to-do list struggle, we decided to organize your cleaning schedule so it fits in with everything else. In this blog, Gtech will break down the frequency with which you should do certain cleaning processes in a manner which will work for any lifestyle. And remember, if you’re vacuuming with our lightweight cordless vacuum cleaner, you will get things done even more smoothly.
Here are some suggestions for keeping a healthy, happy home.
Do the dishes. You can let them pile up until the end, but do them before you go to bed. You don’t want to let foodborne bacteria hang out for too long.
Dust! Dust everything once a week: furniture, pictures, electronics, and any other surfaces. This will keep that accidental antique feel out of your home, and it will keep allergies at bay, too.
Vacuum! Give the AirRam a whirl. If you do it once a week, it won’t take as long to get the dust out of those carpets.
Deep clean. Find one projects to focus on each month. Maybe this month it’s microwave, and next month it’s the oven. Don’t forget to wash your bedding and curtains.
When you break your cleaning up in compartmentalized routines, it’s far more manageable. Let the best cordless vacuum, the AirRam, make vacuuming easy, and the other steps will follow suit!
If you’re a pet owner, you know that pet hair is an adversary in an endless battle. It finds its way into corner, under every couch, and clumped into every carpet.
Fortunately, Gtech offers you an easy solution with the AirRam. Even if you have to do it again in a few weeks, make one solid pass with the best pet hair vacuum out there, and know that for those moments, however fleeting, you have won a battle, and the hair is gone.
Don’t just take it from us. AirRam users have highlighted its pet hair cleaning qualities in our Brookstone reviews section. An AirRam user, “Lucy Loves Dogs,” says the AirRam “gets virtuall all the dirt, pet hair, etc. in one pass.” Thanks to “Keith the vet mgr,” who adds that the vacuum “works very well picking up pet hair.”
You can’t argue with results, and the AirRam is the latest, most-effective warrior to add to your arsenal in the war on pet hair. Try the best pet hair vacuum today and see what all the buzz is about! Take a step toward a clean house, clean energy, and reclaim your home from the pet hair.