New age vacuum cleaners are effective in cleaning surfaces of visible and invisible impurities such as dust, dirt and pet hair. Adding the mop function makes them even better. For example, the recently launched Philips SpeedPro Aqua. Priced at Rs 35,999, the Philips SpeedPro Aqua is an expensive vacuum competing with the likes of Dyson (V10 Absolute Pro Review) in the premium category. However, it is one of the few cordless vacuum cleaners available in India with support for mop function.
Starting with the design, the Philips SpeedPro Aqua is heavy but not bulky. It has generous space around the handle for easy and comfortable use. This is important because the vacuum cleaner has an integrated design. It can be used without accessories for daily cleaning on surfaces such as table tops, sofas, car seats, etc. For hard to reach areas there is a small tube with an integrated brush tool. Likewise, the suction head has built-in LED lights. It brings dust, dirt and other impurities that would otherwise be hidden in low light or lightless areas into focus and makes cleaning jobs easier. The integrated design extends to vacuum and mop attachments. Although separate, the mop accessory is complementary and is placed in front of the suction head. The integrated design of the Philips SpeedPro Aqua lets you spend more time doing the cleaning job and less time installing the accessories.
Design details aside, the Philips SpeedPro Aqua is an easy-to-use cordless vacuum that’s ideal for small spaces. Reason being, it has a limited battery capacity good for around twenty minutes of cleaning at full power. Additionally, the vacuum takes about five hours to fully charge via the supplied charger. Another reason is the rather small trash can. If necessary, you can use the Philips SpeedPro Aqua to vacuum and clean large areas. However, you would go back and forth between cleaning and emptying the trash.
As for performance, the Philips SpeedPro Aqua has two speed settings and its suction power in both cases is decent. Speed level one is good for regular daily cleaning, but switch to speed level two for deep cleaning and vacuuming with a mop attachment attached. The mop attachment sits just behind the vacuum head. Therefore, any remnants of the vacuum head are cleaned by the mop. At level one, the void leaves behind some impurities. It makes the mop’s microfiber dirty quickly. One way to make it work hassle-free is to vacuum the surface first, then vacuum + mop.
The Philips SpeedPro Aqua is a simple yet functional cordless vacuum cleaner ideal for small spaces. It doesn’t come with many cleaning heads but an integrated design, which makes it easy and comfortable to use. Plus, the addition of the mop function gives it an edge over its peers, as most other cordless vacuums are content with the suction function alone.