The Gtech AirRam MK2 blends the flexibility of a cordless vacuum with strong suction performance and ease of use, making it a great choice for those looking for a lightweight and highly manoeuvrable vac they can quickly whizz around the home.
It’s super-simple to setup out of the box, though the four-hour charge can be a hassle if you need a speedy clean and the AirRam MK2 simply isn’t juiced. You could use it if plugged into the wall, but with such a short charging cable supplied that’d be wholly impractical.
An hour on the charger will give you a short burst of vacuuming power to address a spillage, but if you’re planning on doing a general clean you’ll want a full charge, which gives you around 40 minutes of use (similar to the Dyson V8 Absolute).
Meanwhile, Gtech’s Airlock technology automatically adjusts the head for different flooring types, and suction is generally very good, without being the absolute best on offer.
The collection bin may be a bit on the small side, but it’s incredibly easy to empty and ensures you don’t get your hands dirty, with a removable cylinder featuring a sliding lever that pushes out all the collected dirt and dust.
The vacuum cleaner is easy to carry up and down stairs, but with no hose or attachments you can’t easily clean stairs or other hard-to-reach areas of your home with it. Its price tag makes it a more approachable option than the Dyson however, so if you’re on a budget it’s definitely worth considering.