LG’s A9Master2X CordZero is an extremely powerful, cordless handstick vacuum. But that description does not do it justice as it can replace your old canister vacuum and do a whole-of-house clean with far less effort.
LG’s top-of-the-range A9Master2X at A$999 uses the same motor/vacuum unit as its three lower-cost siblings – the only difference is the accessories and number of batteries.
It is LG’s answer to ‘whole-of-home’ cleaning eliminating the need for a separate ‘bulky, old, corded canister.’ GadgetGuy agrees – given the right home this does it all.
Review: LG A9Master2X CordZero
In the box
First, don’t even think about repacking the unit and its accessories back in the box – it is a marvel of origami how it all got in there in there in the first place.
- The vacuum A9Master2X
- Carpet powered head (motorised hard brush – voltage supplied by the battery)
- Hard floor powered head (motorised power soft brush)
- Bedding punch powered head (vibrating)
- Combination short bristle brush tool
- Crevice tool
- 2 x batteries 25.5V/2,000mAh
- Charger 29.4V/1A
- Charging station (floor standing/wall/or compact mountable)
If you buy before 31 August 2018, you will get a bonus total care kit via redemption with
- Flexible Crevice Tool
- Multi-Angle Tool
- Hard Dirt Tool
- Mattress Tool
- Flexible Extension Hose
These are all quite useful – especially the soft brushes and flexible tube – and it’s a shame they are an option.
The first impression is that it is well made – the unit and accessories look like they will last the distance.
I tested it in a largish 65m2 one-bedroom (tight pile carpet), bathroom (ceramic tiles), kitchen (tiles) and lounge (carpet) apartment – and GadgetGuy’s often unkempt offices.
LG’s marketing says the dual power pack gives you up to 80 minutes run-time.
The idea of replaceable power packs is appealing. In
Initial charge time from zero to 100% per battery is just under four hours. You will need to have both charged as run-time depends on the amount of suction you want. Three LCD bars on the handle show remaining battery life.
The small print reveals that 80 minutes use (2 x 40) on the normal mode (25W) without the power nozzle. If you use a power nozzle, it claims 60 minutes (2 x 30). The vacuum defaults to normal mode which is fine for most cleaning.
Activate Power mode (80W) by pressing ‘+’. In this mode with a powerhead expect 10-15 minutes per battery.