There's No Wrong Side Up With a Flippable Vacuum

Canister vacuums are lighter and more maneuverable than a stick-style vac, but you often have to keep running over to rescue them when they get stuck or even flipped upside down. To help alleviate both problems, the Vax AirRevolve is designed as a self-contained cylinder with over-sized wheels that clamber over… » 2/09/15 5:42pm 2/09/15 5:42pm

Nobody Puts This Robo-Vac In a Corner, Unless They Want It Clean

Unless you live in a retro-futuristic curvaceous bubble home, your house is probably filled with corners full of dust and debris and your boxy or round robotic vacuum can't quite reach them. It makes you wonder why all robot vacuums aren't designed like Panasonic's new MC-RS1 Rulo with its triangular-shaped form… » 1/23/15 12:40pm 1/23/15 12:40pm

Dyson Finally Perfected the Vacuum By Eliminating the Need For Filters

A Dyson is promised to keep on sucking at almost full power even as its dirt bin gets full, but few users realize there are also hidden filters that need to be periodically cleaned to keep the vacuum running at full strength. For a company that prides itself on vacuums that never lose suction, that was a big problem.… » 1/08/15 12:00am 1/08/15 12:00am

Who Would Ever Want To Dirty These Custom Adventure Time Hand Towels?

Etsy seller SeamsGeeky has created a couple of amazingly adorable hand towels that Adventure Time fans will be more than proud to hang in their bathrooms. But after spending $13 on either the BMO, Finn, or Jake versions, who would ever want to dry their hands on them and risk sullying these wonderful creations? [Etsy] » 1/06/15 3:05pm 1/06/15 3:05pm

You Can 3D Print Official Hoover Vacuum Accessories Now 

There's still no definitive reason why every home should have a 3D printer, but as more and more companies allow consumers to print their own parts and accessories, the case for owning one gets stronger and stronger. And following in the footsteps of Hasbro and Martha Stewart, Hoover will now let consumers print their… » 12/22/14 9:01am 12/22/14 9:01am

Mopping Is No Longer a Chore With a Penguin Gliding Across Your Floor

Even if you get a lot of satisfaction from standing back and looking at your freshly cleaned home, no one really likes all the work needed to get to that point. And while there are countless products promising to make cleaning easier, maybe we need to start focusing on making it more enjoyable, and this adorable… » 10/15/14 5:00pm 10/15/14 5:00pm

A Redesigned Drain Cover Fixes the Worst Cleaning Chore In Your Home

Taking out the trash is never fun. Vacuuming the living room is rarely enjoyable. But few chores are as despised as having to clean the hair from the drain cover in your shower. Thankfully, a clever designer named Chen Wanting agrees, and has come up with a brilliantly simple solution allowing long hair to be just… » 10/02/14 1:10pm 10/02/14 1:10pm

Dyson's First Robo-Vac Has Tank-Treads and a 360-Degree Camera

There have been all kinds of gimmicks to help your robot vacuum clean every inch of your home without requiring you to steer it around. But Dyson, while late to the robo-vac party, might have unsurprisingly come up with the best one yet. Its Eye 360 includes an all-seeing 360 degree camera that knows where it's been… » 9/04/14 6:00am 9/04/14 6:00am

Toshiba's New Robovac Uses Three Times the Sensors for Less Collisions

With countless new models released every year, the robovac arms race seems happy to ignore features like battery life, storage capacity, and even price. What's most important these days is how intelligently an autonomous vacuum can navigate its surroundings, so Toshiba's crammed some 27 sensors into its new Torneo… » 8/27/14 10:09am 8/27/14 10:09am

Samsung's Robo Vac Chases Lasers Like a Cat To Clean Any Spots It Missed

The Roomba paved—or cleaned—the way for a long list of robot vacuum copycats to hit the market, but very few offer a compelling reason to not just buy the original autonomous floor cleaner. However, what Samsung's new VR9000H robo vac lacks in eye-catching product naming, it makes up for with a neat feature that lets… » 8/07/14 3:00pm 8/07/14 3:00pm

A Squeezable "Glass" Water Bottle That Won't Collect Tastes or Smells

A plastic water bottle can survive the rigors of an active lifestyle, but over time it will collect odd smells and flavors that eventually can't be scrubbed out. A glass bottle is a better option, naturally eschewing mold and odors, but one wrong move and suddenly it's a pile of shards. These Squeezable Glass bottles » 7/30/14 5:52pm 7/30/14 5:52pm

Shame Bathroom Slobs That Don't Wash Their Hands With This DIY Alarm

Here's the deal: If you use a public bathroom for any reason, you need to wash your hands before you leave. Don't try and debate it, don't get defensive, just do it, or else you might be publicly shamed by this DIY alarm that lets everyone know your hands are probably a cesspool of disgusting. » 7/15/14 3:01pm 7/15/14 3:01pm

A Cordless Canister Vac Lets This Robovac Clean More Than Just Floors

Even letting the cheapest of robo vacuums clean your floors is still better than wasting your precious time pushing an upright all around your home. But do you know where robovacs like the Roomba are still useless at cleaning? Everywhere other than your floors. So the new Deebot D77 from Ecovac includes a cordless,… » 5/18/14 6:00pm 5/18/14 6:00pm