I have a clear sense of the coming future because most electronics and household appliances got rid of unnecessary wires. Vacuum cleaners are no exception, with easy-to-use handheld models becoming more common. Testing today Jimmy JV51 – one of the available options for 10-12 thousand rubles.
And first, a little digression about the origins of Jimmy. The brand belongs to the KingClean Corporation, which has concentrated its efforts on developing vacuum cleaners over the past 15 years. It employs over 700 engineers and has a portfolio of over 1,300 patents, 20 of which relate to innovation. In other words, Jimmy is backed by a large company with its own development centers and production facilities.
- Cleaning type: dry.
- Dust collector: flask with cyclonic filters, 500 ml.
- Power consumption: 400 W.
- Suction power: 115 Aut.
- Motor unit weight: 1460 grams.
- Filter type: HEPA.
- Battery capacity: 2,500 mAh @ 21.6 V (54 Wh).
Contents of Delivery
Usually, inexpensive vacuum cleaners come with the minimum necessary accessories. However, playing in the same league, our hero is equipped with five points: four brushes, a pipe, a wall mount, a power supply, and a small brush for vacuum cleaning.
Appearance and Ergonomics
Jimmy JV51 is designed with simple shapes and practical materials without any frills. A few decors in the form of a bright filter cover and embossed tracks add a bit of originality. White plastic with no noticeable texture does not collect fingerprints at all and does not scratch.
Ideas of minimalism can also be traced in management. When you grip the handle, the trigger is located under the index finger. Unlike many other cordless vacuum cleaners, the trigger works like a switch: the first press starts the suction, and the second press turns it off. Under the thumb is a button for selecting one of the two modes.
A set of attachments and accessories.
As noted above, Jimmy did not skimp on the package. At heart is a motorized brush for smooth surfaces connected through a pipe. For upholstered furniture, there is a smaller motorized brush with bristles. And for cleaning hard-to-reach places, two slotted nozzles are provided.
The main brush with a soft rotating roller is designed for parquet, laminate, tile, linoleum, and other similar surfaces. Soft material gorgeously collects dust and hair and also wipes streaks. If necessary, you can collect a small amount of moisture, but this property should not be abused since after being very wet, the liquid can be sucked into the vacuum cleaner motor.
The nozzle is quite maneuverable and turns to the left or right with a slight brush twist. This helps you to wade into any corners and accurately bypass all the furniture around the perimeter. In modern terms, the brush is frameless. That is, it does not leave dust streaks.
The roller should be looked after from time to time – cleaned from adhered hair and rinsed in warm water. To disassemble the brush, you need to take out and pull out the retainer. The assembly is done in reverse order.
The rest of the attachments do not need an extension. First, it concerns the small motorized upholstery brush. With its help, you can get rid of old sofas and armchairs from dust mites, which inevitably wind up in soft foam. And its rotating bristled roller effectively cleans upholstery – collecting dust, threads, hair, animal hair, and other small debris. The same is true for the seats in the car.
The small brush can be disassembled similarly. Only the rotary lock is on the side.
Crevice nozzles are designed for thorough cleaning of skirting boards and other hard-to-reach places. I would especially note the convenience of cleaning the car since the battery vacuum cleaner does not depend on the outlet.
Experience of use and autonomy.
The Jimmy JV51 handle is thick enough to fit equally well in both hands. The case weighs a little less than one and a half kilograms and does not tire at all. It is straightforward to operate when paired with the main brush when the vacuum cleaner rests on the floor through the pipe. Its length is 70 centimeters and has been chosen more than well. With my height of 177 centimeters, the vacuum cleaner is just below the waist and is held without any problems with a relaxed hand. I was especially pleased with the absence of the need to hold the key constantly. A one-click launch is convenient.
At each start-up, a weak suction mode is activated. A much more current powerful mode has to be activated every time by pressing a button. The 400 W motor develops a suction power of 115 Aut. This is a familiar level for cordless models, which is largely offset by the motorized brush.
The Jimmy JV51 is based on the cyclonic principle of operation. Garbage is collected in a 500 ml plastic flask. The issue of debris getting back into the pipe is solved with the help of a special valve. And the outgoing air passes through a HEPA filter and small foam inserts. Only a person with a heightened sense of smell could smell the dust during cleaning: some small particles definitely fly out, but this is not at all critical. The main HEPA filter is hidden behind the top cover and must be replaced every 3-6 months, depending on the frequency of use. The cost of a new item does not exceed 500 rubles.
Feature of the tested model in a removable battery. The small-block snaps into place like a clip and sits roughly in the center for good weight distribution. 6 standard 18650 cells are arranged inside. The total capacity is 54 Wh. This is equivalent to 45 minutes of maximum operation and is enough to clean a two-room apartment in one go.
Charging with its own 15W power supply replenishes the battery in 5 hours. The body and the double wire look as simple as possible. The rubberized plug saves the situation.
The bracket for storing the vacuum cleaner against the wall does not have a charging connector. It is always connected separately.
Caring for Jimmy JV51.
My favorite benefit of cordless cyclone vacuum cleaners is easy maintenance. To empty the container, you need to press a button, after which the spring-loaded lid will rush down, and all the contents will be in the trash bag.
The second stage is to unscrew and flush the separator in warm water. Regular replacement of the HEPA filter is described above – every 3-6 months, you need to buy a new element for about 500 rubles.
Recall after two weeks of use.
Ease of use, simple maintenance, and a futuristic look – only for this can you choose a cordless vacuum cleaner over any other model. Tested Jimmy JV51 gives a maximum for its 12 thousand rubles: balanced characteristics and a rich set. This is almost half the price compared, for example, with the Dyson V7 with a slightly less powerful motor, so it makes no sense to complain about the lack of suction power. The main advantage remains unprecedented versatility. This is due to the lack of wires: you do not need to switch between outlets at home. You can reach the farthest corners or go out into the yard to tidy up the car interior.
- the most convenient wireless format;
- practical body;
- a complete set of required brushes;
- 45 minutes of battery life in maximum mode;
- ease of care;
- the power button does not need to be held down during operation;
- nice value compared to competitors.
May not like:
- slight smell of dust after prolonged work;
- low power against the background of wired analogs.