Perhaps you’ve tried an electric leaf blower. I have! They range from heavy, unwieldy and hefty to anemic, yet still bulky and still heavy. And then there’s ZoomBroom, a breath of fresh-blown, streamlined convenience.
**WHAT’S IN THE BOX**
- USB-C charger
- Arm rest
- Wall mount kit
Pretty darn simple! Slip the battery into the tube. Snap on the arm rest. You’ll want this in place to help stabilize the ZoomBroom while in use. Go ahead and fire it up and feel the blower power. Try it out. There was enough of a battery charge so I could sample it before charging. Switch from Low to Turbo-boost.
Find a convenient place for the wall mount that is close enough to a wall plug. Route the USC-C cable around the mount in position to plug it into the charging port. Hang the ZoomBroom. Charge it until the charge light goes to green. Remove and enjoy.
**PUT IT TO THE TEST**
This is different from all the others I have tried. Some have been less expensive. Some more expensive. I thought I needed a hurricane-strength blower to manage copious amounts of seasonally dropped leaves.
This was true in my former, larger home. That blower was big, heavy and unwieldy, with two big batteries, a loud fan in the charger and dual speeds. And, boy, did it blow! It was not exactly svelte or easy to store, except in the outdoor shed.
Downsizing to my new digs with bushes, not trees, and without the need or space for a shed, there is no place for such a major tool. The single car garage with wall space for the mount is what I have and what I could use.
Charged and ready, it was time to . . . PUT IT TO THE TEST . . .
The winds here blow dirt, dust and leaves to clutter the entryway in the front as well as the driveway and street. At barely two pounds, it’s a pleasure to use and does not fatigue the user. Well, that’s different!
Even on low speed, the power is prodigious. ANY blower has to draw in air before it can blow it out. ZoomBroom draws air in through the vents at the base of the head. There is a short distance to the business end, so in this dusty area, an accumulation of said dust gathers around the outlet. Note taken.
The forearm brace/guide/arm rest is necessary as an assist to stabilize and aim the head where it is needed while the hand on the grip and at the switch completes the picture. ZoomBroom kicks up a storm. Goggles might be a welcome accessory.
Depending upon where it’s aimed it takes practice and more practice to get it just right. For example, blowing debris away from the entryway kicks up a turbulent cloud even on low, but aimed just so, it’s a valuable tool to blow away stubborn debris from the temporary industrial mat leading to the front door.
Moving away and into open areas out to the street, that’s another matter. Low speed did not have enough power other than at close range. This is where the convenient grip and forearm pad really helped both with aim and ease of changing from Low to High speed.
Out into the back yard, leaves and other debris accumulates outside the sliding back door and into the corner there. ZoomBroom blows too strongly even on low speed to make nice with that mess, so I have learned over time to adjust my aim from different angles.
I have had fun learning the ways of ZoomBroom. The more I use it, the better I am at mastering it.
Over the past several weeks, I have become accustomed to the needs of the blower speed and aim to blow the stuff away and into convenient piles for collection into a dustpan and then into the green can. Practice has led to greater success.
The first few weeks of use I did not exhaust the battery. I was mindful of the stated battery life of 30 minutes on Low or 15 minutes on High/Turbo. You know, even 15 minutes is a long time when watching the clock!
It occurred to me that I ought to see if I could drain the battery while completing a work session. My first observation was that regardless of the time spent in use, I did not tire from using it. Its light weight proved its worth.
It took effort to find enough to blow until the battery pooped out. Yes, even a mix of Low and High Speed use found me searching for work to do so I could see just how much could be done until the battery quit. This showed me that ZoomBroom is definitely not an underpowered tool. Respect!
After every work session, there was an accumulation of dust around the “nozzle” that I wiped off. I wanted to keep it clean.
After several weeks it became almost second nature to hang it on the wall mount and NOT fumble to open the charging port, then insert the USB-C plug. I immediately appreciated the USB-C charging end instead of Micro USB charger on other products. USB-C is non-directional. You cannot make a mistake as to which end to place into the port. Micro USB is directional and demands correct insertion orientation. It usually takes me two or three tries to get it right. USB-C is such a welcome and quality change from the many Micro USB products I have around.
Blows strong, long battery life per charge, wall hanger with charger and USB-C contribute to ease of use and convenience.
In conclusion, where little space, ease of use and strong blowing power are needed, ZoomBroom is a winning combination.
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As always, I welcome your comments. Email me – mrgadget at mrgadget dot com.
(From the company Website):
TWO (2) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
The Two (2) Year Limited Warranty applies to purchases made from authorized retailers of ZoomBroom Inc. Warranty coverage applies to the original owner and to the original product only and is not transferable.
ZoomBroom warrants that the unit shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase when it is used under normal household conditions and maintained according to the requirements outlined in the Owner’s Guide, subject to the following conditions and exclusions:
What is covered by this warranty?
- The original unit and/or non-wearable parts deemed defective, in ZoomBroom’s sole discretion, will be repaired or replaced up to two (2) years from the original purchase date.
- In the event a replacement unit is issued, the warranty coverage ends six (6) months following the receipt date of the replacement unit or the remainder of the existing warranty, whichever is later. ZoomBroom reserves the right to replace the unit with one of equal or greater value.
What is not covered by this warranty?
- Normal wear and tear is not covered by this warranty.
- Any unit that has been tampered with or used for commercial purposes.
- Damage caused by misuse (e.g., use or storage in wet areas), abuse, negligent handling, failure to perform required maintenance, or damage due to mishandling in transit.
- Consequential and incidental damages.
- Defects caused by repair persons not authorized by ZoomBroom. These defects include damages caused in the process of shipping, altering, or repairing the ZoomBroom product (or any of its parts) when the repair is performed by a repair person not authorized by ZoomBroom.
- Products purchased, used, or operated outside the United States.
How to get service
If your Zoombroom fails to operate properly while in use under normal household conditions within the warranty period, visit zoombrooms.com/product-information for product care and maintenance self-help. Our Customer Service Specialists are also available at 734-545-8071 to assist with product support and warranty service options. We also ask that you have the product on hand when you call, so we may better assist you.
ZoomBroom will cover the cost for the customer to send in the unit to us for repair or replacement.
How to initiate a warranty claim
You must email [email protected] to initiate a warranty claim. You will need the receipt as proof of purchase. We also ask that you have the product on hand when you call, so we may better assist you. A Customer Service Specialist will provide you with return and packing instruction information.
How state law applies
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state. Some states do not permit the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.