You want a clean home? Sure, who doesn't. Too lazy to clean it yourself? Absolutely. iRobot's Roomba 880—the latest in its series of robot vacuum cleaners—was made for you. It's the Rolls-Royce of highly motivated cleaning appliances, and it can take care of some serious dinge. Although it'll cost you some serious…
A Dyson vacuum is almost as much a design-lust object as an appliance, and the new DC41 Animal (cool name for a vacuum!) only pushes that rep. Where'd all those weird hoses go? Hidden with minimalist magics.
The international floor cleaning robot slave arena just got hotter—Toshiba's new Smarbo (terrible name) looks and functions pretty much exactly like the Roomba we love so much, but has two brains inside. Twice the cleanliness?
You'd normally use a vacuum cleaner to suck up bits of paper, but instead, Vax's next vacuum body will be made from corrugated cardboard, as a nod to the environment. The panels will actually pop out of the retail box it's sold in, meaning there's even less waste than you'd expect.
Vacuums are old. Roombas are old. So who cares about a Roomba? When the latter can finally kick the former to the tech trash pile, we care. The dream of having a robot (effectively!) be my personal maid is alive.
I couldn't even guess what the commercial was advertising on my first go around, it was that awesome. For those who're curious, the amazing commercial is marketing the sucking power of a vacuum cleaner, the LG Kompressor Elite. [The Awesomer]
I wish I had some of the foresight of this patent-filer from back in '73. I wonder if she's cursing the day her dog-shaped vacuum failed to take off, now Dyson's launched their dog-grooming vacuum tool?
It's been so snowy in both the UK and US in recent weeks, making this Zamboni ice resurfacer truck vacuum the perfect desk accompaniment for sucking up all the crisp crumbs. On sale soon. [UrbanTrendHK]
This new Neato vacuum cleaner has one trick up its nozzle that your average Roomba doesn't—lasers. I'm sold!
The Samsung Intergalactic Empire, makers of everything from memory chips to TVs to gas tankers and probably complete Death Stars, also make vacuum cleaners like the new Silencio ("silence" in Spanish.) It doesn't only trap 99.3% of the dust with a suction power rating of 360 "air watts" (whatever that is in the metric…
The DC24 Dyson vac being introduced today is the first since the large DC15 to roll around the floor on a big orange ball instead of wheels, making it super maneuverable. It's a little vac with a typically high price tag ($400 for DC24; $470 for its larger sibling, the DC25). In many ways it's just another vacuum…
It may not have the look of a Dyson about it, but Archie Cameron's vaccuum cleaner lays claim to the oldest working model in Britain today. The retired Scottish civil servant has had his Goblin Triumph electric cleaner since 1936, when his mother bought it from a traveling salesman in Glasgow.