I never thought I’d put housework in the same sentence as the words ‘freedom’ and ‘liberation’. Then I met the Bosch Athlet, the German multinational’s first cordless handstick vacuum cleaner with the cleaning performance of a 2,400w vacuum cleaner and the longest runtime of up to 60 minutes. No cable. No strings attached. Total convenience. With no need to plug, un-plug, and re-plug, vacuuming has actually become quite a breeze!
But first, the information…
With the Bosch Athlet, you enjoy:
Convenience & Safety
There are no cords to get in the way and trip you (or the kids) up.
Automated sensors light up when filters need cleaning.
Long Lasting Use
The Bosch Athlet is powered on Bosch Lithium-Ion Technology, which is well known for its use in Bosch power tools and e-bikes. The battery pack scores highly not only due to its long service life and consistently high performance, but also because it enables the appliance to be used for an extra-long period of time — up to 60 minutes without interruption. When charging is required, the battery pack charges to 75 per cent in just three and a half hours.
The Bosch Athlet is as powerful as a 2,400-watt canister vacuum cleaner. Three level settings allow for different cleaning requirements: Level 1 for simple cleaning tasks at maximum run time, Level 2 for normal cleaning tasks at medium run time and Turbo Level for difficult cleaning tasks at short run time.
With a flexible grip and bendable structure, the Bosch Athlet can reach under furniture and tight corners. The Bosch Athlet also conquers all flooring types so you can transition from hall to bedroom to kitchen with ease. It even removes dirt from crevices!
Aesthetics: it’s Ergonomic, Flexible and Lightweight
At only 3 kg, the Bosch Athlet is easy to handle, even for petite mums. With its low centre of gravity and balanced ergonomics, it handles comfortably. Fitted with a flexible nozzle attachment, it is extremely easy to manoeuver to reach around and underneath sofas and cupboards and in tight spaces.
The Athlet is the first cordless handstick vacuum cleaner to boast the proven Sen- sorBaglessTM Technology, a well-known feature on Bosch’s corded bagless vacuum cleaners. This ensures maximum dust pick-up.
There are no additional costs thanks to washable filters that require no replacement throughout the lifespan of the appliance.
The filters on bagless vacuum cleaners have to be cleaned regularly to ensure optimum cleaning performance. But experience shows that many users clean the filter more frequently than necessary, or too late, causing the vacuum cleaner to work at a low performance level.
In the Athlet, however, the system indicates immediately when the filter cartridge needs to be cleaned. The efficient separator system is equipped with a powerful cen- trifugal force of air, which separates the dust, even before it hits the filter. The majority of the dust ends up in the dirt container and not in the filter, keeping the required maintenance to a minimum. There is no subsequent cost because the life-time filters from Bosch are washable and do not need to be replaced. The dirt container is also easy to remove and empty, even when full. This means that the Athlet delivers a thorough cleaning performance without any additional cost for bags and filters — for the entire lifetime of the appliance.
The Bosch Athlet can be dismantled into three parts. Without a cord dragging behind it, the cordless Athlet can be used just about anywhere and stored away neatly in an instant.
An added accessory kit extends the versatility of this cordless wonder. An extra large upholstery nozzle – 40 per cent larger (19 cm) than the standard upholstery nozzle enables cleaning of the furniture in shorter time; while an extra long crevice nozzle – 180 per cent longer (36cm) than the standard, cleans difficult to reach spots. In addition, an adjustable carrying strap and flexible hose with handle allows for easy and convenient handling such as when cleaning a car’s interior.
The accessory kit is free with purchase of the Athlet BCH6ATH25 (while stocks last) or at S$99 with purchase of the Athlet BCH6255N1 (dark navy model).
For over 75 years, the name Bosch on household appliances has stood for expert development, technical quality and reliability. True to company founder Robert Bosch’s goal to develop “technology for life”, household appliances from Bosch have always made people’s day-to-day lives easier and improved their quality of life. Today, Bosch is the leading brand of household appliances in Europe. Refrigeration appliances, washing machines, dishwashers, cookers and consumer products from Bosch are sold all over the world. The pursuit of quality and technological perfection is also reflected in the company’s product design.
Watch how the Bosch Athlet performs when it is put to the test at the Bosch lab.
WIN A BOSCH ATHLET CORDLESS HANDSTICK VACUUM CLEANER!
We’re giving away one Bosch Athlet worth S$649 (Model: BCH6ATH25 – white) to a domestic goddess in Singapore. Here’s how you can win it. Email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. A picture of your child/children helping with housework.
2. One sentence on what you like best about the Bosch Athlet.
3. Your full name, email address, and contact number.
Closing date: Midnight on Monday, 15 December 2014 (so you can receive it by Christmas!).
One winner will be randomly selected. Please note that by taking part in this contest, you are giving your consent to receive product updates from Bosch.