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Photo: Gorodenkoff (Shutterstock) The war on wires is ongoing. The modern home is absolutely infested with them—power cords, Internet cables, HDMI cables, drawers and drawers full of random USB cords we’re terrified to throw away—despite the proliferation of wireless technology. Even our beloved Wi-Fi pretty much always starts with a cable of some sort. It’s no surprise that whenever we can ditch a cable or cord, we do it. Cordless vacuums were once nifty toys that weren’t very useful, but they’ve come a long way. Today you can clean your home reasonably well using a cordless vacuum, and there are plenty of good reasons to do so: They’re lightweight and easy to carry, they convert into a handheld dustbuster for quick jobs, and the lack of a cord means you can swan around your apartment without tripping over a wire or having to unplug and plug the damn thing in every five minutes as you go from room to room. But there’s one drawback. Even in this age of cutting-edge technology where actual battery-powered cars can go hundreds of miles, the best cordless vacuums in the world only last about 45 minutes —and that’s typically on the lowest power setting. Many only work about 20 minutes before they punk out. If you’ve got more than a studio apartment to clean, that’s problematic—but there are ways to increase the run time of your vacuum. Use the right mode on your cordless vacuum Most cordless vacuums operate at two or more […]