So… after the great earthquake shook us just outside the nations capitol in Virginia, Hurricane Irene decided she would make an appearance (The striking of both at the same time shall be known as a QuakeAcane from now on).
We got some pretty good rain and a lot of wind, but we can’t complain as no one in the GoVacuum family was hurt or got flooded. There is damage around the area (checkout the neighbors new car across the street from my parents house about 40 miles away), but the worst we got here at the GoVacuum World Headquarters was a lake outside the office which is suppose to be a “drainage system”.
Hurricane Irene was not a joke, many people have died and lost their homes. We are very blessed that we didn’t get the worst of it. Due to the damage and flooding, we have had a huge increase in extractor sales and have place one of our best selling Royal 7910 extractor on sale at $100 off & 10% off the sale price (use coupon code royal10) to help in the clean up.
In an effort to always try and look at the bright side and turn a negative into a positive, I took home a very cool product to play with last night! Yes, maybe I’m still that 16 year old kid who works at KB Toys, who is just happy because I got to play all day at work (somethings never change), but this toy is awesomely cool by everyone’s standards!
OK, drum roll please… the product I’m blabbering on about is the remote controlled gutter cleaning robot! Yes, IRobot the makers of the Roomba 560 robotic vacuum cleaner and the Verro 330 robotic pool cleaner have come up with it! Officially known as the IRobot Looj 125 Gutter Cleaning Robot, but unofficially known as the funniest thing we sell on GoVacuum.
Here is how my night went down, I got home and took it out of the box, it was only then I discovered how radical this robot is! It… it’s… it’s got a wireless remote control!
I was instantly taken back to a time when I raced my Tyco Zero Gravity tack cars and my Tyco Turbo Hoppers!
Yes, I was reminded of a younger youth, but now I’m older and my toys are much cooler. I mean the Irobot Looj 125 has tank tracks on the bottom nothing from the late 80′s had that, did it? I placed the little Looj on the floor and started it up. It zipped across my floor and the front auger that was spinning at 500 rpm’s slapped and smacked the tile. My eyes lit up and I immediately ran (yes, I actually ran) to the shed to grab a ladder.
As I placed the ladder up on the gutter I thought to myself, I don’t know if it will actually clean the gutter really well as we just had a little taste of hurricane Irene and the leaves are wet. Nonetheless, I zipped up the steps and cleared out about a two foot section of leaves, then I lowered down the Looj and grabbed the remote (this is where I will recommend not have the Looj aimed to cross under the ladder or you will end up covered in wet leaves and debris, not cool, but something I did).
After saying a few things that would cause my mom to grab a bar of soap to clean my mouth out, I proceeded to clean my face off. Then restarted the little Looj. I was in awe as I watched it crawl down the gutter. I can’t describe how cool this thing is! It’s like you are a coal miner tunneling for diamonds or coal. It’s just flat out FUN to use!
As a gutter cleaner this thing is fantastic! The front end flaps around and the leaves fall down and on the ground, I would buy it alone for the fact it works, that and my fingernails take forever to get the grime out of after gutter cleaning. I mean forget the fact it’s really cool! As an actual product the Looj is worth every penny!
The only problem was my gutters were cleaned in a couple of minutes. I was kinda disappointed that I had to stop playing with it… or did I?
Before I knew it I was racing it on the driveway, the farm cat and turkeys thought it was fun too! I tried to shoot a video, but it was dark out by that point, but here is the official video.
Ladies, wives, girlfriends, do yourself a favor… buy this for your man! He will leave you alone for hours playing with the new beloved toy and your gutters will be clean, all year around (just because it’s fun) and for just $129.95 how can you not buy it? It makes the perfect Birthday or Christmas gift… Just be warned of karma, for you might receive a vacuum as a gift on valentines day!
If you have a Looj and shot a cool video? Have a Irobot Looj 125 review? email it to me firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you want to buy one, or ask me any questions… email me! got an idea? Email Me!!! :)