By Michele Kadison
Ok, ok, so I can’t stop talking about these robotic vacuums! Its just hard to get over the fact that I don’t have to do it myself anymore… that I can have my own personal cleaning device to do all the work more thoroughly than I ever could.
I’ve just checked out the Roomba vacuum, which is a state of the art cleaning “angel”invented by the geniuses at IRobot. This is the future looking us square in the face saying, rest… relax… enjoy life… let me do the work!
The Roomba is made with patented technology that makes this state-of-the-art vacuum cleaner one of the best around. Picking up hair, dirt, and debris from any type of surface, the Roomba comes with a special anti-tangle technology that allows it to vacuum even fringed rugs and electrical cords. Imagine all that dust accumulating in that fringe and around those cords… effortlessly and finally gone! The Roomba includes a spinning brush that cleans corners, edges, and along walls, and also incorporates two counter-rotating brushes that whip away large debris. Because it is so compact, the unit easily glides underneath furniture, going where any man or woman might fear to tread. And to top it off, the Roomba has an infrared sensor that keeps it from falling off stairs and ledges along with two sensors designed to direct the vacuum cleaner towards especially dirty areas in a room.
And just when you think you’re jaw can’t drop any further, here’s the best part: the Roomba has 15 sounds that speak to you, advising you on the tasks it has accomplished and are about to do like “done,” “back up,” and “found charger.” Found charger just threw me for a loop because this means that the unit goes back home on its own to recharge once the battery is low. Some of the newest Roomba models are now created to clean up to four rooms on a single charge, making this mighty household appliance a true force.
The Roomba has a memory. It will remember the layout of a room for all cleaning moments to come. Newer models even allow you to program the unit to turn on every day at a specific time so that you can return home to immaculately clean floors. There is even a special ‘pet series’ which is specifically designed to pick up hair balls, dander, and any other type of pet debris.
This time saving wonder is not expensive, and well worth looking into if, like me, you would rather delegate floor cleaning to something that is infinitely more talented at it than you can ever be!