There’s an old saying in photography, that the best camera to have is the one you have with you.
Sure, the top-of-the-range DSLR with all the lenses and attachments may do a better job, but if it’s at home in the cupboard then it’s of no use to anyone.
How many times do we think that we’ll vacuum all the French fries, sand, pet hair and such out of the car – when we get home – tomorrow – on the weekend. But oh dear, the thought of trundling out the household vac, finding the extension cord. Yeah, that’ll keep for a while – better things to do.
On the other hand, the THISWORX vac is sitting there in the trunk in its nifty case, along with the attachments. It’s ready to go when you are. No need to find a wall power outlet or an extension cord – no need to worry whether the battery is charged up – there isn’t one! No need to wait in line for the vacuum area at the carwash.
Get it out, plug it into the 12V outlet, and select an attachment. What are you waiting for? The 16-foot cord means you can get to all areas of the car – front seats, back seats, trunk – all in one go. Tidy the car up while you are waiting for the kids to come out of school.
This unit just screams ‘ready when you are’, and it does the job. If you are expecting a pro-vac that will suck the paint off the walls, then you will need to go elsewhere for that sort of unit and take on all the associated costs and hassles.
· THISWORX 12V vacuum
· 12V plug with 16-foot cord
· Attachments – flathead hose, extension tube, brush head
· Carry bag
· HEPA filter cleaning brush
The various attachments make getting into the seat folds and down into those narrow places that French fries seem to always head for, a breeze. The brush head is handy for pet hair and such.
There is no dust bag. The removable HEPA filter is easily cleaned with the aid of the included brush.
The 12V power plug means that the unit is quite usable, not only in the car, but anywhere that has a 12V outlet – boat, motorhome, caravan, even a well-equipped camp site with a power pack.
A few users have reported cases of blown car fuses, however, this seems to usually be an issue with the car system, not the THISWORX vac. The unit is designed to use less than 10amps, so a check of your vehicle system might be in order. Honestly, it shouldn’t be an issue.
Our Final Opinion on this Gadget
The THISWORX vac does not purport to be a powerful pro unit capable of professional detailing work, so it may not suit everyone. However, when it comes to ready-to-go convenience, it shines.
When was the last time you dragged out the household vacuum cleaner to vac out the car? That long ago huh? Yeah, me too.
What is the best car vacuum to have? The one that gets used.
THISWORX 12V car vacuum – ready when you are.
It is available in black or white.
The unit weighs 2.4 pounds – approximately 1.1 kgs.