I was browsing around the Web tonight (as you do from time to time) and came across a gadget that my wife would positively love. It’s called a Roomba and it’s a robot vacuum cleaner. Here’s what it looks like:
I’ve never come across one of these before, although I have seen some conversations of friends online who have tried it; and it looks positively awesome. So how does it work? Well, it roams around your floors vacuuming any dirt up as it goes, regardless on whether it’s carpet or hard floors. The great thing about it though is the intelligence. It can detect walls and furniture and change direction when this happens. It can give dirty sections of your carpet more attention than the cleaner areas. And it remembers where it’s charging station is and returns there when the batteries are low. How cool is that! All the user has to do is turn it on, put their feet up and watch.
Well, it’s out 10th anniversary soon and this would be a great present, but we’ve already decided what we’re going to get each other, so this is not going to be it. But the great thing is that it doesn’t seem to be too expensive either. It’s currently on sale at Buy.com for $159.99 (that’s approximately Â£100); and if you think of the time it could save you in the long run, well, there’s no discussion is there.
Anyone out there have one of these? How do you find it?