About Mighty Mini Vac
Mighty Mini Vac is a powerful, handheld, cordless vacuum that uses a “super charged” 12,000 RPM turbo motor to quickly and easily clean up small messes, whether it’s crumbs on the couch or dirt on the floor. It even works for sand!
Mighty Mini Vac accomplishes this using built-in brushes to break the dirt loose, while the cyclonic power sucks it up and pulls it into the filter. And if you want a hands-free experience, you can set Mighty Mini Vac down and watch it clean up all by itself.
Mighty Mini Vac is also lightweight, which means you can take it with you wherever you go, or even store one in your glove compartment for emergencies. And when you’re finished using your Mighty Mini Vac, just pop off the top, empty its contents, and place the removable filter on the top rack of your dishwasher.
You’re here because you want to known two things: 1) Will the Mighty Mini Vac work as advertised, and 2) if it does, is it a good use of your money? We’ll answer these questions (and more) in this review.
To start things off, we’ll take a closer look at some of Mighty Mini Vac’s main benefits.
How Much Power Does Mighty Mini Vac Provide?
According to the website, Mighty Mini Vac provides cyclonic suction and 12,000 RPM of power. But is there anything special about these facts and figures?
As we outlined in our in-depth Vacuum Cleaner Buyers Guide, RPM (or even other factors, like electricity usage) doesn’t necessarily translate into real-world vacuuming power. Instead, you want to look for things like kilopascals or PSI, neither of which are provided on the product’s website.
Also, although cyclonic vacuuming technology was originally popularized by Dyson (we’ll talk more about this company in a second), all it really means is that the suction moves in a circular motion, similar to a cyclone. In short, this isn’t necessarily anything special and doesn’t provide any usable information, at least in the context of Mighty Mini Vac.
Finally, unlike popular robotic vacuums like Dyson 360 Eye and Robo VacMop, which use multiple sensors and sophisticated technology to ensure your floor is as clean as possible, Mighty Min Vac appears to do nothing more than spin in a wide circle, probably caused by the motor’s vibration. Looking for something similar to these ultra-expensive options? You’ll probably want to look past Mighty Mini Vac.
Is There Anything Else Like Mighty Mini Vac?
This is where Mighty Mini Vac just might have a leg up on the competition. Because, although you’ll find hundreds of other handheld vacuums out there, you won’t find anything that’s quite as compact (or as inexpensive) as mighty mini vac.
Also, Mighty Mini Vac probably runs off replaceable batteries, whereas other handheld vacuums use rechargeable batteries, so they might not be the best option for keeping in the car, traveling, etc.
Speaking of price though, how much does Mighty Mini Vac cost?
Is Mighty Mini Vac’s Price Mighty, Or Mini?
Two Mighty Mini Vacs are priced at $9.95 plus $13.90 S&H.
They’ll come with a 60-day satisfaction guarantee, although this is less S&H charges. Feel like returning your purchase? You could lose twice as much in S&H charges as you’ll get back as a refund!
If you still feel like requesting one, you’ll need to call Tristar Products’ customer service department at 973-287-5162.
Before wrapping things up, let’s talk a bit more about Tristar.
Who Makes the Mighty Mini Vac?
Second only to Telebrands, Tristar Products is one of the biggest names within the ASOTV industry, and have been for years. And because of their time in the marketplace, they’re responsible for dozens of popular products, including the Copper Wear line of compression sleeves, Perfecter Fusion Styler, and Power Pressure Cooker XL.
The verdict? Among hundreds of HighYa reader reviews, these products have an average customer rating of 1.5 stars. Why? Most complaints involve a combination of poor quality, failure to work as advertised, and less-than-stellar customer service (problems obtaining refunds, constant upselling during phone calls, etc.). Admittedly, these are common complaints for the As Seen on TV industry as a whole, and aren’t unique to Tristar.
Despite this, as well as 1,000+ closed Better Business Bureau complaints (as of 1/18/16) that referenced much of the same, Tristar had an A+ rating.
Is Mighty Mini Vac a Mighty Waste Of Your Time & Money?
If there’s one thing we’ve learned reviewing hundreds of ASOTV products, it’s that your expectations have a huge effect on your overall satisfaction. Do you think Mighty Mini Vac will be extremely powerful and quickly pick up just about anything you throw at it? If so, then it’s our opinion that you’ll probably end up disappointed.
On the other hand, do you understand that Mighty Mini Vac’s suction probably won’t be very powerful, and that it’ll only be good for picking up crumbs and a little bit of dirt? Although that might take longer than a standard handheld vacuum, you still might be pleased.
In either case, perhaps the biggest downfall is Mighty Mini Vac’s ultra-high, non-refundable S&H charges, which as we discussed about, means that you might lose double your investment if you decide to process a refund. To this extent, the goal of most ASOTV products is to make their way to a store near you, so you might want to wait until this occurs to give Mighty Mini Vac a try.