When choosing the ideal handheld vacuum for your car’s cleaning needs, many consumers will look at the size and weight of a machine before they look at the attachments and cleaning power because portability is a must. The bagless Carrand 94005AS AutoSpa Hand-Held Vacuum is eye-catching in this regard because it is pretty compact; however, the reason it is worth a second look is because it also promises to provide that much needed power and versatility through its motor and attachments.
Carrand Portable Car Vacuum
The Carrand 94005AS is light, simple and, arguably, cheaply made but it has impressed buyers with its performance.
The stand out feature with this product on first impressions has to be the size and shape because there is the definite sense that this model has been stripped back so that only the necessary parts remain. There is a large carry handle on the top so that users can transport to the car with ease, helpful onboard storage and little else. The main bulk of the machine is taken up with the motor, which provides 550 watts of cleaning power, and the dust collection area and the final weight of the product is only 8 ounces. Some have said that it looks and feels a little cheap, with users disputing the durability of the materials and the hose, but the suction is still pretty powerful – more so than some expected – and it does a pretty good job of cleaning the car.
A well-designed storage feature needs some great accessories to store within it and Carrand have provided this to great effect.
The designers of this car vacuum know that a full clean requires more than just a strong suction and there are three “speciality” vacuum heads that have been included to provide greater versatility. There is a crevice tool, which is a staple part of many handheld vehicle vacuums because of the way it reaches into the tights corners, as well as an upholstery tool for cleaning hair and dirt from the seats and carpets and a dash brush tool. Each part fits on the end of a flexible 40 inch hose, with buyers saying that it is very easy to slide them on and off, and the hose has the simple added benefit of a 360 degree pivoting elbow for even better access to difficult spaces within the car. It does appear that the manufacturers have thought of pretty much everything to make this model ideally portable for use within the car but some buyers would prefer that it wasn’t powered from the mains, despite the inclusion of the 12ft power cord.
The final verdict on this Carrand 94005AS AutoSpa Bagless Vacuum
There are some clear flaws in the manufacture of this product and the cheap feel has led to some low expectations about the longevity, especially when it comes to that cleverly designed, flexible hose. Despite this, while it is new and in full working order, it does provide pretty much everything that a car owner requires from a handheld automotive vacuum – great suction through versatile attachments, great portability and ease of use.