Black + Decker's new vacuum has a sixth sense

Black + Decker's new Lithium Ion Cordless Stick and Handheld Vacuums come equipped with a sixth sense. Or perhaps, three different types of senses.

The Smartech platform automates the vacuums with AutoSense, FilterSense, and BatterySense.

AutoSense senses whether the vacuum is cleaning hard surface floors or carpet and automatically adjusts its power level accordingly, aiding cleaning by boosting power as needed on high-pile carpet when using the stick vacuum.

FilterSense alerts the user when the filter needs to be cleaned.

And finally, BatterySense indicates how much battery remains with three white LED lights.

This technology is available in three different vacuum models: the 2in1 Cordless Floor Extension Stick Vacuum, the 2in1 Cordless Stick Vacuum, and a Cordless Hand Vacuum that features a second speed option called PowerBoost, which increases suction power.

Each unit comes with an onboard extendable crevice tool, a washable and replaceable filter and pre-filter, and features cyclonic action that helps to keep the filters clean and suction strong.

Additionally, the 2in1 Cordless Stick Vacuum’s beater bar can be turned on or off to conserve power, and each of the Stick Vacuums and Hand Vacuum include a flip-up brush and/or an additional push-in brush for cleaning blinds and baseboards.