This Giant Vacuum Sucks Prairie Dogs Right Out of Their Holes 

For years, prairie dogs have been the bane of cattle ranchers, whose livestock are routinely injured when stepping in prairie dog holes. In response, ranchers have gassed, poisoned, drowned, or buried entire colonies alive. But one enterprising pest control company has devised a more humane method of removing the… » 12/09/14 11:40am 12/09/14 11:40am

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

Guy vacuums a subway floor and eats dinner off of it in gross out ad

It's very clearly a stunt ad, so calibrate your reactions accordingly. But still. Gross. Bissell Canada wants us to believe that they believe in their all-in-one steam cleaner and vacuum so much that they'll eat off any surface that it cleans. Even if it's a gross, mucky, grimy subway floor. » 8/29/14 8:30pm 8/29/14 8:30pm

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

A Simple Accessory Turns Your Shopvac Into an Extra Set of Hands

Even if you're working with a team of carpenters, Festool's new CT Wings accessory seems like it could be the next must-have tool for every workshop or jobsite. It's designed to attach to the end of the hose on of one of Festool's shop vacuums and then securely suction itself to a wall so that it can be used as a… » 8/12/14 5:40pm 8/12/14 5:40pm

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 Robovac That Watches the Ceiling To Keep Track of Where It's Cleaned

In the robot world, vacuums don't rank very high on the intelligence scale. They're usually programmed to aimlessly wander around and clean until they run out of power, and hopefully by that point they've randomly hit every inch of your floors. With the Scout RX1, Miele takes a better approach by using a camera… » 7/29/14 1:17pm 7/29/14 1:17pm

Amusing Vacuum Billboard Sucks Its Own Ad Back Into View

Here's further proof that you don't need celebrities, scantily clad models, or even a developer's conference to advertise a product. Playing up those billboards that rotate through multiple advertisements during the day, Samsung stuck one of its vacuums on top of this sign, and it roars to life with suction whenever… » 6/06/14 12:20pm 6/06/14 12:20pm

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

A Pair Of Batteries Keep This Cordless Vac Running For Almost An Hour

No one likes having to deal with cords, and they're a particular pain when connected to a device that's able to suck them up and destroy them. So Hoover's new Air Cordless vacuum manages to finally make a cordless vac that's actually useful with a pair of rechargeable batteries that keep it running for almost an hour… » 4/21/14 3:05pm 4/21/14 3:05pm

A Self-Charging Robot Vac That Remembers Exactly Where It Left Off

Where as Roomba—arguably the most popular robot vacuum on the market—uses a tried and true pre-programmed algorithm to randomly explore and clean the floors in your home. Neato's robotic vacuums—including its new BotVac—use a built-in laser scanner to map a room and plan out the most efficient cleaning route. » 3/14/14 6:20pm 3/14/14 6:20pm