If you're feeling too lazy to vacuum, don't worry — there's a robot for that. With these hassle-free robotic devices, you can skip some of your household chores and save major time and energy. Wish your lawn would mow itself? Well, now you can make that a reality. Get ready to geek out with these cool, high-tech robotics for the home.
It's the holiday season, and we're getting in the spirit with our third annual 15 Days of Holiday Giveaways! Every day for the first 15 days of December, one of the PopSugar Network sites — plus our sister sites PopSugar Shop, Fashionologie, and ShopStyle — will feature a new fabulous giveaway.
For our 1th day of holiday giveaways, we are giving away three limited-edition iRobot Roomba 780s. The iRobot Roomba has a three-stage cleaning system to remove all the dirt, pet hair, and other debris that your four-legged friend may track into your house. This robot will have your house clean in no time, and all you have to do is turn it on. Did we mention we are giving away three?
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Vacuuming sucks, so when our old canister vacuum bit the dust, I was left with the unglamorous task of purchasing a new one. I've had my eye on Roomba – the robotic machine that will clean my floors while I nap. Seriously. Upon purchasing the Roomba 530 ($300), I was a bit skeptical but more excited (and a little giddy) to give it a shot. Quite honestly, I have never been so thrilled to plug anything in.
After I waited for it to fully charge (about three hours), I let it loose to have its way with my filthy floors. The robot took about 45 minutes to do about three rooms. Longer than I had anticipated, but it cleaned far better than I expected, and I was smitten. Perfect? No. There were a few specks of dirt left behind, but that was in part my fault (I didn't realize that I needed to empty the bin midcycle because it's smart enough to know when enough is enough). Then when it was done with the job, it made its way back to the charging station as I watched in amazement. For my full evaluation, including what I didn't like, just read more
This dog has met the enemy, and its name is the automated floor-cleaner Roomba. It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye (or robot equivalent). Wait for the surprise ending. . .
I brought out the closet Rob and Big fans last time I posted a clip of the hilarious besties calling out a blogger, so I know you guys will love this! Meaty, the cutest white bulldog EVER, got a little territorial this week with a brand-new Roomba.
Pups freaking out on a vacuum is no surprise to petsugar, and gigglesugar has long recognized an animal's reaction to a strange cleaning robot as fodder, but I kind of cringed seeing that poor Roomba being destroyed! Aww, Meaty, just trying to protect your daddies, you're ok!
When I compared the Roomba to the Dyson Slim (if you haven't seen the fun video, click on the link), I described the Roomba as a "geeky guy magnet gadget that's cleverly disguised as a vacuum." Seriously, girls may swoon to the Dyson, but guys seem to be pulled by gravity to the Roomba. Well gravity has definitely shifted ever since the iRobot got a hot new makeover! What I suggest is you use the fantabulous Dyson for thorough carpet cleaning sessions and then bust out the red Roomba for quick touch-ups. Just turn it on and head out for an afternoon filled with lattés and shopping. The Roomba Red will clean all your surfaces while the supersensitive bumpers help the vacuum feel its way around the room. All you have to do is charge up the battery and leave the iRobot alone to do all your dirty work. Priced at $150.
To check out more images of the red hot iRobot, read more
A Dyson vacuum is one of those gadgets that elicits an "ohhhhh" and an "awwwww" from everyone that walks by it. Or at least everyone that's walked by geeksugar central in the last week. I attribute the giddy Dyson adulation to the British company's hoity-toity reputation (they make a jaw-dropping $2,000 model), the assertion that Dyson is the "first vacuum cleaner that doesn't lose suction" and the fact that for a vacuum, it's ridiculously good looking.
It frankly isn't fair to compare the Dyson Slim, which is only 15.8 pounds, to my clunky vacuum at home because the Dyson is designed with art and innovation in mind. So, in the spirit of cleaning fun, I decided I should pit the lady killer against an even more unlikely candidate, the iRobot Roomba. For those of you that don't know, I describe the Roomba as a "geeky guy magnet gadget that's cleverly disguised as a vacuum." Seriously, girls may swoon to the Dyson, but guys seem to be pulled by gravity to the Roomba. So how did the sexy, feminine Dyson compare to the more masculine robotic Roomba? Be prepared to be impressed all around.
For my full review, read more