Makita’s new DCL500Z Cyclonic Canister Vacuum is a compact clean-up tool powered by the company’s 18-volt battery. Weighing less than 10 pounds, the two-speed vac has an LED that indicates a low battery or a clogged filter, and the telescoping wand is capable of a 40-inch reach. The Makita can be moved around on its wheels or carried with a shoulder strap. A single charge gives the tool up to 30 minutes of continuous run time, according to the manufacturer. Included are a floor nozzle, a crevice tool, and a cleaning brush. Battery and charger not included. Price: $300 (tool only) / COO: China /