For this review we tested the F700 series MotionSync vacuum cleaner. From the point of assembly it was apparent that despite the main unit being designed to be compact and mobile, the overall storage required for such an item would be considerably greater than a standard upright vacuum cleaner.
Going back to the main unit, the MotionSync Design does allow for the body to swivel separately from the wheels to enable better maneuverability around furniture and complex obstacles. Whilst moving the vacuum cleaner around the room, the main body moving around behind was barely noticeable as the wheels themselves are large, hollow and cambered to create a smooth and consistent roll along the floor. This also prevents drag and creates very little strain on the hose.
The F700 includes optional attachments like the Dust Sensor that lights green for less dust passing through and red for higher levels, optional pet brush which is pretty standard with most brands and models these days and a UV brush. The UV brush may seem all a bit CSI but it serves the purpose for use on bedding and upholstery to neutralise bugs and mites. I didn’t manage to see this particular tool to full effect so I will take that as a sign that there were no mites or bed bugs present (the office cleaners will be delighted to hear!).
Optional attachments aside, there are also your standard compulsory attachments, the dusting brush and crevice tool 2-in-1 accessory. Again these are pretty standard but unfortunately if you are like me and need a bit of reach to dispose of the cobwebs in the corners of the ceiling, this device falls short as the dusting brush attachment cannot be attached to the end of the extension pipe for the extra distance necessary. This can only be achieved by purchasing separately the 3-in-1 AT300 tool from either the customer service team or selected distributors.
The handling also has its issues, although the grip has easy access buttons for turning the vacuum on/off, quiet mode setting and increasing/decreasing power, it is also quite possible to accidentally turn the vacuum cleaner off (dependent on your grip) and this happened a number of times during the test. It is more of an inconvenience rather than anything else and I’d imagine it really comes down to the user’s grip and will not be experienced across the board.
Samsung’s F700 vacuum cleaner’s power benefits from the CycloneForce Multi technology which provides uncompromised and efficient suction and is also approved by The British Allergy Foundation. To get this Seal of Approval, testing is carried out by an independent laboratory to protocols which have been created for the Seal of Approval by leading allergy specialists, specifically to benefit the sufferers of allergy, asthma, sensitivity and intolerance.
VERDICT: The F700 is certainly powerful and mobile enough, it also meets the scientific high standards in the removal or reduction of allergens. Samsung have created a cleaner that will significantly reduce some of the struggles that can keep consumers away from cylinder vacuum cleaners, however there will most likely be two schools of thought on the dusting brush issue. Consumers may feel it has missed a very big trick with users being unable to attach the dusting brush to the end of the telescopic pipe without additional purchases, or retailers can use this as an additional sales opportunity if they have the AT300 stocked ready.