Roomba 880 Review: All Hail the Most Powerful Robot Vacuum Yet

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… » 11/12/13 12:01am 11/12/13 12:01am

Electrolux's Silent Vacuum Concept Means You Can Play Music From Your Docked iPod and Actually Hear It

We're big fans of Electrolux's concepts, which include vacuum shoes, a flatshare fridge and waterless washing machines. Thanks to Electrolux's brilliant robot cleaner I haven't vacuumed properly for a year now, but could be cajoled into using this iPod-packing model. » 12/10/09 6:14am 12/10/09 6:14am

Transforming Miele S7 Vacuum Cleaner Can Probably Fly Too

I usually don't get excited about home appliances unless you can cook with them or they vibrate, but this Miele S7's video has actually amazed me. Not only because it looks like it came from outer space thanks to the front LEDs, sensors, and LCD screen, but because of its smart design, which allows it to twist in… » 11/14/08 3:00pm 11/14/08 3:00pm

Get Your Floors Clean and Cute With Hello Kitty Roomba

For homemakers who always wanted a Roomba but thought it too uncute, iRobot and Sanrio have partnered up to create a Hello Kitty-branded version of their robotic vacuum cleaner. So now not only does everybody's favorite expressionless cat protect your computer » 9/17/08 4:00am 9/17/08 4:00am, and , she'll also clean your floor. Who's a good kitty?…

Samsung Silencio Is Unofficial Halo Vacuum Cleaner

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… » 1/21/08 9:20am 1/21/08 9:20am

Dyson DC24 Vac: Sir James Brings His Ball Back

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… » 1/17/08 8:00am 1/17/08 8:00am

The Oldest Working Vacuum Cleaner in the World (Clue: it's at the Bottom of the Picture)

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. » 5/14/07 6:27am 5/14/07 6:27am