Magazine article USA TODAY

Quick Pickups. (Holiday Gifts Galore)

Magazine article USA TODAY

Quick Pickups. (Holiday Gifts Galore)

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* The DustBuster from Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., Towson, Md., long ago established its reputation for handy household cleanups that don't require dragging out a full-sized vacuum cleaner. Still, there are jobs where even this versatile household tool may be overkill, or the area to be cleaned requires a smaller device to get at it. The solution is relatively easy--shrink the machine, and that's exactly what B&D did.

The new DustBuster Compact Cordless Vac is barely a foot long, weighs about three pounds, and operates on a mere 2.4 volts. It has a double-action filter system that eliminates the need for your hands to come into contact with the contents when you are emptying the six-ounce bowl that holds an awful lot of household dirt--or, for that matter, that from your car, around electronic devices (especially computers, which can be thrown out of whack by a few specks of dust), or any place else this easily portable tool can get to. …

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