Car Crack Vac is designed by former Dyson engineer

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Car Crack Vac picks up debris as you push it across car's carpet and other surfaces | Roamwild photos

When I was a youngster, my grandmother had a floor-sweeping device with rotating brushes. She’d whisk it across the kitchen floor and it would pick up scraps and other debris.

A British engineer who used to work for Dyson has come up with an update on the idea that’s designed for the car (or camper). It’s a compact multi-tool called the Car Crack Vac.

“Every time I got in and out of my car, I dragged in dirt and found it frustrating as I had just cleaned the car,” Roamwild chief executive Lloyd Freedman is quoted in the news release. “It’s also so easy to lose things down the side of the seat. The CCV is such an invaluable device to have in the car and I use mine almost every day.”

The Car Crack Vac includes a compact cylinder and a detachable wand.

The cylinder has skin designed to pick up dog hair and other such substances. Meanwhile, it also has those rotating brushes that gather up larger items from the floor or seats or other surfaces and collects them for depositing in the waste bin.

One end of the brush is comprised of heavy stiff bristles for getting dirt down in the carpets.

Meanwhile, the detachable wand has an LED light at one end with a magnetic retrieval hook and a magnetic head. The wand has an expanding tube for reaching down into crevasses. It also has a soft brush designed for dusting dashboard and air vents.

The vac is produced by Oakthift Corporation, based in England but with U.S. headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.

The vac has a retail price of $22.99 and is available through amazon.com

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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