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ego should make a simple car vacuum with small canister so its more mobile 2 a vacume like the hoover stick vac with 56 volts would be awsome also quick battery jump starter for car or ride on mower.....
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A small 56V vacuum would be great! It would have to be small, though... my 18V Makita vacuum works really well, but it's larger than a typical "DustBuster" style vacuum which limits its usefulness in tight spaces, like cleaning the car etc.

I think a more useful style of Ego vacuum would be a small box or canister style with a short and long hose included, as well as some attachments (brush, crevice tool, etc.). With the 56V battery platform to pull power from it could offer very high power compared to other current cordless offerings.
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I'm for a shop vac.  Not so much a small vacuum.  I do not think it would be a good idea to jump a car with this, We are talking some serious cold cranking amps.
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I own this Ridgid model, a small toolbox type design:

It works very well for what it is, and has on board storage for all hoses and accessories.

Something like this, but a little smaller, would be just about perfect in my opinion. It stores easily on a shelf and is easy enough to handle with one hand. Dealing with the cord is the only painful part of using it! I would probably use it MUCH more often if I didn't have to worry about the cord, tripping over it or using an extension cord to get it out into the driveway where I can actually use it for cleaning a car.

Cordless is the way to go, but my little Makita lacks the power needed to tackle tougher jobs... It's more of a heavy duty DustBuster or light duty vacuum.

Just in case the designers at Ego are listening, the Ridgid would be much more capable if it was an upright design in the same size package. The filter hangs very low in the canister and any volume of material quickly builds up around it and plugs it quickly. The only drawback I can see to that is you would need to empty wet material before storing it on its side.

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