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Vax K-001 Kone Handheld Vacuum cleaner White with Illuminating base

by Vax
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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  • Cordless handheld vacuum
  • Rechargeable
  • With illuminating charging base
  • Washable filter
  • Includes 7.2 volt mains adapter
  • Bagless dirt cup
  • Elegantly designed to keep in your home for your convenience
  • Always charged, always ready
  • 0.2L dust capacity
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: K-001
  • ASIN: B000UJ8DQO
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Aug 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 207,045 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

The Vax Kone handheld vacuum cleaner is exceptional; it looks stylish, with an almost iPod-white design with a nice rounded finish. The subtle base light was attractive enough for my girlfriend to allow it to sit in the lounge as part of the decor (albeit tucked discretely away in the corner), which means it's always easy to grab for day-to-day use instead of hunting it down and pulling it out of a cupboard. The battery lasts for ages - in fact, I can't tell you how long it lasts because I have yet to run out of power in any one session.

It does fill up quite quickly, which is due in a large part to the great suction power, but this does mean it needs emptying fairly frequently. This is not a huge chore as a simple "twist and a shake" empties the Kone, meaning you're ready to go again within seconds. Aside from the faultless performance, the key to the Kone handheld is its styling. It is the first vacuum I have seen that can genuinely sit as part of the furniture and look stylish. -- Jeremy Paterson, Amazon.co.uk

Manufacturer's Description

Vax Kone

The Vax Kone K-001 is a cordless handheld vacuum unlike any you’ve seen before. Leading designer Karim Rashid has created an elegant, sculptural form that can be left on display – on your table, shelf or counter top.

Karim Rashid is a leading figure in the fields of products, interior, fashion, furniture, lighting and art. He is radically changing the aesthetics of product design and the very nature of consumer culture. Karim has designed for leading brands around the world including Prada, Tommy Hilfiger and now Vax.

The Kone will always be charged. Always ready. No more searching in a cupboard to find an unplugged or uncharged vacuum.

Kone by Vax – the new shape of cleaning.

Vax Kone
Vax Kone
Vax Kone
  • Unique & Stylish
    Designed by the leading figure in product design, the Kone by Vax will be a focal point in your home. The top of the Kone is the handle of the hidden hand vac; simply remove from the charging base.
  • Always charged – Always ready
    Kone is housed in the charging base at all times so the Kone is fully charged for any eventuality and is ideal for accidental dry spills.
  • Easy empty dirt cup
    There are never any bags to replace as Kone has a permanent washable dirt container.
  • Soft tip nozzle
    The tip of Kone is rubberised to enable detail cleaning without scratching your surfaces.
  • Illuminating Base
    The white illuminated base produces a soft glow lighting effect when in the charging base creating a calming atmosphere in your home.

Why Choose Vax?

At Vax we are passionate about floorcare. We have created a range of state of the art products, using patented technology for a wide range of household cleaning tasks including everyday vacuuming and washing carpets and hard floors.

Vax has been dedicated to caring for and prolonging the life of carpets for the past 25 years, and has remained at the forefront of developing pioneering products to do just that. Our mission is to design, manufacture and market cutting edge floorcare products, and to provide the highest standard of service and customer care.

Kone by Vax…Always charged - Always ready




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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent buy 15 Aug 2008
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Great wee gadget! It even has a built in light which is handy as a night light in the hallway, strong power and looks good too.
For this price you can't go wrong!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A KONE OF LIGHT.!! 29 April 2008
Very clever bit of kit.
Takes up very little room and is pleasing to the eye.
The only drawback is that the filter gets gets blocked therefore keep a old tooth dry brush handy!
This is the only reason for 3 stars oterwise the unit its self works very well.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly poweful 27 Dec 2008
Bought this mainly as it looked kinda cool and i thought it would look better in the kitchen than a standard handheld hoover. It does look great and makes a pretty good lamp, giving off a very soft light. It is also a great vaccum - MUCH more powerful than i had expected it to be and has no problems cleaning up anything you might want to suck up around the house.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yup, it sucks 20 Jan 2008
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We've had this cleaner for just over a week now and it works pretty well, although it could really do with having a bit more sucking power available and can't pick up wet spills so only 4 star I'm afraid.

The charger base looks as stylish as you can expect so you although you wouldn't want it on full display on the mantle piece but it is neat and tidy and can be left out in a hallway or on a kitchen side for easy access to the cleaner which makes it far more practical than many of these cleaners are.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars All form, litttle function 7 Nov 2009
6 months after purchasing the Kone, I'm back on Amazon buying a Black & Decker. The product performed decently in the beginning, but the suction and power steadily deteriorated despite the fact that we kept it charged. In the end, we could only get about 10 seconds of weak suction. Not even enough to pick up our toddler's Cheerios off the kitchen floor, which was our original reason for purchase. Sorry, but the beautiful design -- it IS exquisite as far as household products are concerned -- isn't enough to make up for a complete failing in its primary function.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fair review 11 Sep 2009
Before i bought this product, i read like most people do, the comments.

I've had the vacuum cleaner for just over 2 months and in my view, it is good considering the price.

However, there are a few problems with the vacuum which other customers have also picked up on.

Firstly, the compartment where the debris is held is small, considering the size of the item it should be bigger.

Secondly and the most annoying thing is the filter. The filter will amass any fluff or hair and will effectively decrease dramatically the suction of the vacuum. The only way to really clean the filter is to use a toothbrush.

To summarise this item, it is great value for money and i would recommend customers to purchase this item. Not only does it look great, you will be pleasantly surprised with what it can do.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Looks amazing and does its job 4 Feb 2009
By Ally
Buying a small hoover, I did not have very high expectations of its power. It looked cool, so I went for it and..was pleasantly surprised. I don't do any major cleaning, and this is perfect for what I need (casual dust here and there).
Value for money, I would say. Oh yes, and have I already mentioned it looks AMAZING?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad 2 Feb 2009
It looks good but it doesn't have a strong suction.It does the job for crumbs and stuff though but my stairs don't get that good a hoover and that's what I bought it for
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
One of the cells in the rechargeable battery failed after 13 months and VAX did not want to know. They said that they do not supply replacement batteries. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Firefly
4.0 out of 5 stars Attractive design and convenient
Handy when kept in an easily available place to hoover up small spills.
Replacing the cleaner back on the base can be tricky to line up right so, unless you're careful, you... Read more
Published 11 months ago by green as grass
2.0 out of 5 stars Looks good and seemed great but had to throw away after a year
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Published on 10 Jan 2011 by junesim
3.0 out of 5 stars not too good
Have bought this probably a year ago.
Am not using it any more. It's quite bulky, heavy. You're not able to use it for spills as I was informed by seller. Read more
Published on 30 Nov 2010 by R. Mizaraite
2.0 out of 5 stars Hard to hold, good suction, nice light but packed up
I bought this in February and found it attractive, including the soft light produced when it is charging. Read more
Published on 24 Sep 2010 by Vivien
2.0 out of 5 stars More style than substance
I have bought two of these and both lasted less than a year. They look great, the light is a nifty idea but they simply lose power very quickly over the months, despite being... Read more
Published on 12 Sep 2010 by Dr. Karen
3.0 out of 5 stars Hand Vac
Not brilliant,but it is handy if after cleaning you have a slice of toast! Looks good, handy nightlight.
Published on 7 July 2010 by Lynne M. Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Style and function - what more do you need?
When reading other peoples reviews of this product I was a little sceptical about how good this was going to turn out to be! Read more
Published on 29 Jun 2010 by D. J. Bartlett
4.0 out of 5 stars Good looking, fun to use and good at it's job.
Cleans up the bits from around the high-chair, dining table and kitchen floor brilliantly. Always charged and on hand due to funky design. Adequate for stair carpet. Read more
Published on 13 April 2010 by Mrs. H. J. M. Potter
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