Review Cleanfly hand vacuum cleaner for the car for $43.60
Quickly want to vacuum something away in the car – probably every driver knows that. This vacuum cleaner is probably not suitable for large-scale cleaning – but it is guaranteed to make the car appear cleaner. And as so often, Cleanfly is a product of a subsidiary of the tech giant Xiaomi. We have tested the practical hand vacuum cleaner.
- Cleanfly Hand Vacuum Cleaner
|Suction power||5000 pa|
|Noise level||75 dB (loud)|
|Working time||13 min.|
|Charging time||1.5 h|
|Dust chamber||0.1 l|
|Dimensions||29,8 x 7,0 cm|
Scope of delivery of the Cleanfly
What do you need in the scope of delivery of a hand vacuum cleaner, which is mainly intended for the car? Not much, the contents of the package are tight. Next to the hand vacuum cleaner you will find:
- Charger for the cigarette lighter (car adapter)
- brush attachment
- Chinese short guide
Is there anything else to say? Don’t think so.
Processing and Design
Normally I unpack a vacuum cleaner before the test in the editorial office – and apart from a quick glance nobody in the editorial office usually notices. I once had to pass the Cleanfly around among the editors, everyone wanted to try out the vacuum cleaner for a moment and immediately knew an area of application if the vacuum cleaner was in his possession. As far as optics and processing are concerned, we agreed (for once):
The hand vacuum cleaner looks great, the workmanship is much better than that of many other models under $50. Although manufactured by a third party, the high Xiaomi standard is also given here. A few impressions:
With the dimensions 29.8 x 7.0 cm, these are values with which you can work really well, the vacuum cleaner is neither too small nor too large. Due to the weight of 560 g, handling should not be difficult for anyone.
In terms of workmanship and design you have to get a lot of praise out of it: A really chic piece. Everything done right. The design probably comes from CoClean, a company associated with Xiaomi in whatever way.
The Cleanfly hand vacuum cleaner in the car
After a charging time of 1.5 hours, the hand vacuum cleaner is ready for a working time of 13 minutes. These are average values for a hand vacuum cleaner of this price class. Although 13 minutes may sound extremely short at first, those who plan to use the vacuum cleaner permanently for their car will of course “automatically” charge the vacuum cleaner while driving. The charger, which is plugged into the cigarette lighter, serves this purpose.
The hand-held vacuum cleaner has only one control element. During the vacuuming process, three LED lights light up next to the button on the top to indicate the battery status. Once you press the button, everything is activated.
Suction power and a small light
The Cleanfly reaches 3,200 revolutions per minute. For comparison: The Roidmi F8 reaches 100.000. There is some air in between, but the F8 is also a complete battery-powered vacuum cleaner. The same applies to the suction power of 5000 pa: solid, but not breathtaking either. However, the suction power is sufficient for most applications and the majority of dirt that one can imagine in a car.
On the underside of the vacuum cleaner there is a small lamp, which is especially useful when vacuuming in the car: In many dark corners you often wish for a little more visibility, which is provided by the small lamp. It could be much brighter, but it’s enough.
A small drawback of the dust chamber is the maximum filling quantity of 0.1 l, but you don’t want to transport a huge block around with a mini car vacuum cleaner that you would definitely have with a larger dust chamber. The obligatory HEPA filter is integrated.
In fact, there aren’t many disadvantages to its use, but one disadvantage is its very high operating volume of 75 dB. For comparison: We humans talk to each other at a volume of 60 dB. This is also due to the high suction power (Roborock S6: 2000 pa, Cleanfly: 5000 pa) of such a small unit. Powerful, but not to be ignored.
Conclusion: Cleanfly vs. other models
With the Cleanfly hand vacuum cleaner you don’t ask yourself if you really need such a device as a driver (you do), but why you should use the Cleanfly. Nowadays almost every battery-powered vacuum cleaner comes with an integrated hand vacuum cleaner. Why not use the Roidmi F8, Jimmy JV51 or the Dibea models?
First and foremost the dimensions and the lack of possibility to recharge the battery in the car. A hand vacuum cleaner of a battery-powered vacuum cleaner takes up a little more space in the car. Otherwise, there’s not much to be said for using the Cleanfly, even if the price is significantly better than that of a complete vacuum cleaner – but not as that of other hand vacuum cleaners.
Why you can still reach for the Cleanfly is the modern, chic design, which also deserves a place in more expensive cars. If you are looking for a “permanently installable” option for your car, you won’t find many more stylish models. The workmanship is optimal, the Cleanfly does what it should. Of course, everyone has to know for themselves whether the price is worth it.
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