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The pleasures of a middle-aged man


I've always enjoyed playing with different kind of devices. Computers, cameras, oscilloscopes, synthesizers, even with the more mechanical sorts like small 2-stroke engines. But the latest acquisition in our household to give me the warm and fuzzy feeling is: a vacuum cleaner.

Yes, a vacuum cleaner. Why? Because it's so quiet!

We had contemplated buying a new vacuum cleaner for over an year. The main criteria was the noise -or the lack of- which it generates. And finally we stopped contemplating and just bought the damn thing. The model in question is Electrolux EUS87SB; the model seems to be quite specific to the scandinavian region, as I'm unable to find any english language website(s) for it.

Even the price tag of 299 euros doesn't prevent me from smiling every time I (sort of) hear the vacuum.

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