Electrolux UltraSilencer Review

THE ELECTROLUX ULTRASILENCER vacuum cleaner (model ZUSORIGDB+).

Silencer Head

The Machine

Silencer Head

It definitely is a very beautiful and streamlined machine, and it has a very high degree of quality feel to it.
The hose, pipe and handlebar is very good quality, makes no noise and is very comfortable to handle. The power of it is extremely good and its power adjustment works surprisingly linear.

The actual use of it, does not measure up to its visual appearance however. I think the mountpoint of the hose is to vertical and placed to long into the machine. The maneuverability of the vacuum machine is really bad. It is very hard to make it move in a straight line, and will instead tumble from side to side. Navigating though door openings is almost unlikely to happen without the vacuum machine straying of and banging into the doorframe. Very frustrating!

Silencer Head

Even more frustrating is its inability to roll over its own cord. The is actually a slim and very long cable which give very good reach around the house. I think the front wheel is made to small. Even the tiny diameter of its own cord is enough to make it scoot the cable in front of it, and one has to lift it up to clear the cable.

Good

  • Beautiful
  • Very silent
  • Extremely powerful

Bad

  • Unstable movement
  • Bad with obstacles

The Silencer Head

The silencer head is indeed very silent. When vacuuming the machine is almost inaudible. A very pleasing experience for your ears.
The suction from the head is extremely good. This will clean everything with easy, being it hardfloors, furnitures, car seats, carpets – anything!

Silencer Head

There are some serious drawbacks on the silent head though. It is not very flexible and rotates angled on the axis of the pipe. In combination of the oval pipe, which makes it impossible to turn the handle on the pipe, it is almost impossible to twist to reach under couches, low tables and other furnitures. This brings me to another negative point. The head is unusually tall, and too high to fit under my couch at all.
The excellent suction of the head, in combination with my hardwood floor makes it necessary to flip out the brushes on the head. I don’t really like this option, and never had. After a while the brushes clutter up, and just pushes dirt around instead of letting the vacuum picking it up – especially when having pets. Not a fault of this particular head, but on the old ineffective concept itself.

Good

  • Silent
  • Very good suction

Bad

  • Tall head
  • Inflexible movement

Conclusion

It definitely seems like lot of previous learned experiences have been lost, and not transferred on to new products. Or perhaps the product responsible, disregarded other considerations and focused too much on making it ultra silent before usable.
A good vacuum cleaner, but not up to expectations :-/.

Bonus

For my previous vacuum clearer I bought this slimline head, also from Electrolux. This might be the very best head I’ve ever tried. It fits under the lowest furnitures, is highly flexible in its movement, and is on four wheels for unmatched effortless movement and easy maneuvering.

Slimline Head

I use this head instead of the original. It is lifted a bit above the ground, and therefor lets air flow disperse less optimally. This gives more suction noise and reduces suction power, but in combination with the really low noise level of the vacuum machine itself, and its abundance of power, this is a really really good combination.

Thanks For Your Time Toshiba T2000SX Laptop

MY T2000SX LAPTOP had been a trusty computer for many many years, but all good things come to an end, and now with mixed mind I’ve tossed it out.

My dad brought it home from work where it, after many years of usage, had depreciated to be worth nothing for a busy corporate business. But for me it was perfect for things like writing homework assignments, playing a game of Gorilla or Pacman, do some programming or connecting homemade electronics to its various ports.

It was a fine machine. It had no color screen or big harddrive or lots of RAM, but it was quite small, handy and low-noised. Some specs. can be found on the Toshiba site about the T2000SX.

In the beginning I mainly ran DOS on it, PC-DOS 5.0 I think, but later it was perfect for experiments with FreeBSD or Linux. I’ve mostly run Linux on it, but lastly it ran a multi-boot between the famous combo installation of PC-DOS 7 + Microsoft Windows 3.11 and an installation of Minix 2.0.0. Fun stuff, and both boots in a few seconds.

Noise Torture From Logitech And Lenovo

SO WHAT IS more annoying than having to listen to a constant high pitch noise at work all day? Having to listen to two high pitch noises at work all day!.

My Lenovo T61p laptop at work emits a terrible high pitch noise. The level of the noise varies depending on the running configuration of the computer. When not in the port replicator the noise level is just ridiculous high. Installing the laptop into the port replicator reduces the level a bit, but the noise is still unbearable irritating. Eventually I’ve ended up running with the lid down and using only an external monitor. The noise is less audible this way, but still irritating. I’m still waiting on the IT department to take action on this.

The second source of a high pitch noise was from my Logitech Mx518 mouse. With the noise from the laptop, it went a while before I realized that the mouse was also emitting a high pitch noise. Today I finally received a replacement mouse, a Logitech G5 Laser mouse. But guess what… that also emits a high pitch noise. Bummer. Two broken mouses in a row. Well, apparently this is a familiar issue with Logitech mouses.

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

IT WAS TIME to finally replace the old dinosaur keyboard. My Microsoft Natural Keyboard at work had sustained some unfixable sticky keys after many years of writings, so a replacement had to be found.

Microsoft Natural Keyboard

Once more I was thinking of finding another used Microsoft Natural Keyboard (done this before to have a keyboard both at home and at work), but then by coincident, I had a hands on experience on another Microsoft keyboard, the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. Instantly it was clear – I had to have one!

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

This is truly an absolutely awesome keyboard! It really feels as good as it looks. Its has some cool features, but most important is that your hands and fingers simply just “fits” the keyboard, and all the frequently used keys are easy accessible. It is clear that it was made for hardcore typing (more information on the design can be found at Microsoft).

Features include:

  1. 1. Programmable shortcuts.
  2. 2. USB connection.
  3. 3. Additional calculator keys.
  4. 4. Function indicator LED’s.
  5. 5. Back, Forward keys.
  6. 6. Zoom/Scroll pin.
  7. 7. Padded hand rest.

The keyboard has just the right amount of special features. No bloating, but keeping it simple with only the most essential functionality (an USB hub could have been nice though).

A killer feature is the “leather-imitate” padded hand rest, which provides really good hand support. This I’m sure will be a relief to my hands when doing long work-stints.

In general I like that the keyboard its not that different from my old Natural keyboard (you know what they say: “If it ain’t broken. Don’t fix it”) so the transition has been easy. However, I did read several reviews noticing the slimmed Enter key. I agree that such a modification is not for the better, but on my Danish keyboard layout the Enter key is placed vertically like on the Microsoft Natural Keyboard. I find this layout to be much more friendly for locating the Enter key, so the slimming is not is not that big a deal for me.

As a final note, then I’m sure this ends with me having to buy another one, so that I have one at home for my Linux-box too ;-)

Rating: ★★★★★

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