Skip to main content
Loading...

Featured Post

Game Of Thrones Season 8 - End Game With Sinhala Subtitles

Flipboard

Flipboard

Philips SpeedPro Max Review


PRICE WHEN REVIEWED
  • £420
Dyson has completely stopped developing vacuum cleaners with a cord and is the market leader with products such as the Cyclone V10, but can anyone challenge its dominance? Well Philips is on hand with the SpeedPro Max which is an excellent alternative, as you'll find out in our review.


PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Last updated>>>(21/November/2018)
Black Friday deal: As part of its sale, you can get the SpeedPro for £330 direct from Philips.

(21/November/2018)<<<Last updated

While the Dyson Cyclone V10 is available is a somewhat confusing set of three models, you needn't fret about which Philips to choose.

The SpeedPro Max is a one-box solution and costs £420. That's a high price but the aim here is that one vacuum can do it all. You can buy it from Philips or Amazon.

The V10 Animal is roughly the equivalent at £399, with more expensive models like the Absolute at £449 creating a premium for additional tools.

If you can't quite stretch to the SpeedPro then Philips has a more affordable option for a cordless vacuum. The PowerPro Duo is less than half the price at £200.

Check out our round-up of the best vacuum cleaners.

DESIGN AND BUILD
In order to keep pace with Dyson, alternatives need to offer good design and build and we’re impressed with Philips here. It's a good job too, considering the high price.

The SpeedPro Max comes in a stylish combination of red, black and silver that will fit in with most modern home décor. We particularly like the back section of the main unit which looks akin to a plane jet engine.
Like most cordless vacuums, there's a wall mount in the box which can have the wireless charger mounted in it. The charger is small and round, looking more appropriate for a smartwatch, snapping in nicely with magnets.

Build quality is excellent and the SpeedPro Max is made from a combination of hard plastic and aluminium. It's all very solid and feels like it will last a long time.

Weight is an important factor when it comes to a cordless as you will often use the vacuum without the support of the floor. The main unit with the main attachments is 2.73kg – similar to the Dyson and overall we've found easy to use, though you will feel the burn if you clean for a whole hour.

FEATURES AND PERFORMANCE
The firm claims 'unmatched' airflow thanks to its PowerCyclone 8 technology. It supposedly maintains suction that's stronger and for longer, resulting in 1,000 litres of air per minute.

That doesn't mean much to the average consumer but what we can say is that the SpeedPro Max is impressively powerful. The motor lets you choose from three different speeds, which is really useful for different situations. For example, vacuuming a sofa is much easier on a lower setting so the device doesn't simply get attached to the fabric due to suction.

A handy digital display lets you know what speed you're on, as well as a battery level indicator. It can also tell you when to clean the filter.

You can, of course, use the main unit alone, but the modular design means there are plenty of modes available. The sections clip together easily but have a solid connection and the quick release buttons mean you can chop and change with no trouble at all.

For starters there's a long pole you can attach to reach awkward places. This has a built-in brush you can flip out when needed.

Attach the main brush head to the pole and you've got a regular style vacuum for cleaning all your floors. A combination of joints mean the SpeedPro Max is really easy to manoeuvre around and under furniture and objects.

It has a set of LED headlights helping you see what you're doing which we love and it also has a 360 degree design so pulls in dirt from all sides.

We found performance to be excellent without needing to use the fastest speed setting. Our main complaint is that the brush head doesn't go backwards very well, easily juddering and skipping across carpet.

Another attachment is included in the box. The Turbo Brush is a smaller head with rotating brushes designed for things like pet hair. We found it handy for tackling things like stairs and car seats.

You'll need to empty the dust bucket fairly regularly as the compact design means a capacity of 0.6L, a lot smaller than a traditional upright, which you may be used to.

The SpeedPro Max has a runtime of up to 65 minutes on a single charge, which is a few minutes longer than Dyson's V10. It's impressive and unless you have some serious cleaning to do in one session it will keep running for multiple uses in our experience.

If you're using on full power, the runtime drops to 21 minutes.

SPECS
  • 360° suction nozzle with LED Light
  • PowerBlade digital motor
  • 3-speed control
  • Digital display
  • Up to 65 min runtime
  • 0.6L capacity
  • 2.73kg

Comments

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Loading...

Popular posts from this blog

Amazon Lord Of The Rings TV Show Latest News

Amazon's Lord of the Rings TV series has been quiet on the news front for the past few months but we're starting to some details emerge for the highly anticipated show.
For most of the past decade, TV producers have been desperate to find ‘the next Game of Thrones’, and now Amazon apparently reckons it’s found it: Lord of the Rings.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Review

A mid-range phone with triple rear cameras is a rare thing, especially at under £300 but the Galaxy A7 isn't an instant winner. Find out why in our full review.
Should I Buy The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)? The Galaxy A7 is a decent choice for a mid-range phone if you're looking to spend less than £300. Highlights include an excellent screen, nice design and cameras you'd wouldn't expect to find.
However, unless you're going to use the wide-angle lens a lot there are some strong rivals out there like the Moto G7 Plus and Honor Play.

Huawei Mate 20 X Review

The Huawei Mate 20 X is an obscenely large smartphone but it has many of the features of the Mate 20 Pro for less. Here’s our full review of the huge premium slab
Should I Buy The Huawei Mate 20 X?
With a bigger screen, bigger battery and smaller notch than the Mate 20 Pro, the Huawei Mate 20 X also has the same camera set up and adds a headphone jack. If you want the most screen possible, it might be for you. 
You lose the curved display, wireless charging, full water resistance and secure Face ID but for many that won’t matter if a huge display, outstanding camera and great performance are top of your list. If you want a normal size phone, get the Mate 20 Pro.

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Samsung Galaxy S10e

Samsung's Galaxy S range has been updated and here we compare the S10e - the new 'lite' model - to last years' Galaxy S9 to help you decide which phone is best for you.
Should I Buy The Samsung Galaxy S10e Or Samsung Galaxy S9?
The S10e could be the sleeper hit of this year. It doesn’t have the embedded fingerprint sensor of the S10 and S10 Plus or their triple cameras, but it comes with the same processors, new screen design, ultra-wide camera, and all in a compact and comfortable format with a smaller price-tag.
That being said, the S9 is still an excellent device, and its new, lower price makes it a definite bargain.

iHealth Core Review

This smart scale from iHealth offers detailed body composition measurements, from BMI to visceral fat rating. Find out what we think in our iHealth Core review.
Should I Buy The iHealth Core? We like the way that the Core and Lite scales interact with the other iHealth products, and the Core offers a bunch of useful metrics with which to monitor your health. Setup is easy and the app's graphs give a decent visual representation of your health-metric trends as you progress.

Like Fan Page