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This Robovac With a Removable Dustbuster Created More Messes Than it Cleaned

The dirty secret about robot vacuums is that they can’t actually clean your entire house. They’re great for floors, but are completely useless for cleaning all of your other other dust-covered surfaces. It’s a problem the Coral One—a robovac with a removable handheld cleaner—was engineered to solve. Its design is undoubtedly a clever solution to the problem, but the execution, unfortunately, isn’t the answer to our robovac woes. Read More >>

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A New Robovac Merged a Roomba With a DustBuster To Create a Potential Dust-Killing Machine

Even after spending hundreds of pounds on the new self-emptying Roomba, there will still be lots of places in your home that require another vacuum to clean them. It’s a problem common to all robot vacuums—except the new Coral One. Built into this robovac is a removable hand vac that can be used to clean anywhere in your home the floor-constrained robot can’t—like stairs or shelves. Read More >>

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iRobot Finally Makes a Roomba That Empties Itself

With the new i7+, it looks like iRobot is taking robot vacuums a step closer to truly being a hands-free way to keep your floors clean. Instead of having to constantly empty the robot’s tiny dirt bin, the i7+ has an oversized dock that transfers dust and debris into a larger reservoir with disposable bags that don’t have to be tossed as frequently. Read More >>

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The Secret to Finding an Affordable Dyson

Dyson is famous for making amazing vacuum cleaners that cost amazing amounts of money. Its latest model, the Dyson Cyclone V10, earned a strong review from Gizmodo. It also cost £500, if you want all the attachments. That’s bananas! Read More >>

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Lego-Sweeping Robovac Made of Lego Bricks Is the Best Thing to Happen to Bare Feet

If you’ve got kids at home, or if you’re just incredibly careless with your own Lego collection, YouTube’s The Brick Wall has built a Roomba-like robovac that sweeps any errant plastic pieces off your floors, letting you finally walk around barefoot with impunity. Read More >>

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Dyson’s Pricey Cordless Vac Is So Good, It’s Killing Cords Altogether

The Dyson upright ball vacuum, an iconic piece of engineering and design that made vacs a gadget worthy of your lust, is being eliminated. In its place is Dyson’s latest cordless vac, the Cyclone V10. The company claims the V10's upgraded electric motor can suck better and last longer on a single charge. But can a rechargeable vacuum really replace a corded one? It has for me. The new Dyson Cyclone V10 may have a few issues, but this little cordless vacuum is so good it might finally justify Dyson’s premium pricing. Read More >>

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Your Roomba’s Also a Half-Decent Nanny

Need to run downstairs to fetch the laundry? Or maybe there’s a phone call you just have to take? Life with a baby can make even the smallest chores feel like a herculean task if you don’t have a nanny. But it turns out, if you keep your floors clean using a robot, maybe you do have a nanny and just didn’t realize it. Read More >>

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Dyson, the Vacuum Cleaner Company, Wants to Make an Electric Car

Dyson has made a name for itself by inventing all sorts of new approaches to vacuuming your house, and it seems that the company is now looking to innovate in a whole new “clean” industry. On Tuesday, founder James Dyson announced that his company is making a major play in the electric car business. Read More >>

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Google’s Plan to Make Assistant Actually Useful

Released last year, Google Assistant hasn’t really proven itself useful outside of checking the weather, searching Google, or setting an alarm using voice commands. So far it’s been limited to just basic features that are more than matched by other smart assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. But Google is trying to change that. Read More >>

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Genius Hoover-Hating Dog Figured Out How to Turn Off Its Owner’s Roomba

Dogs are some of the most loving and affectionate pets you can own, but they do have one sworn enemy: vacuum cleaners. They’ll incessantly bark, or run and hide while you’re cleaning your floors. But one dog adapted to its owner’s Roomba wandering all over the house like it owns the place—it’s apparently learned how to turn the damn thing off. Read More >>

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Black+Decker’s New Robovac Compresses Dirt Into Discs That Are Easy to Throw Away

Robots have been cleaning our floors ever since the first Roomba arrived 14 years ago, but it’s not a completely hands-off task yet. You still have to occasionally clean out your robovac’s dirt bin, which Black+Decker is making a little easier with its new Smartech Robotic Vacuum that compresses debris into discs that are easy to dispose of. Read More >>

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Improved AI Means LG’s New Robovac Goes Around Furniture, But Tells Humans to Move

The days of robot vacuums blindly bumping into objects around your home as they clean are long gone. Improved sensor technologies mean robovacs can intelligently spot and avoid obstacles well before a collision occurs, and LG’s new autonomous cleaner goes one step further by interacting with humans it encounters. Read More >>

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How to Build a Low-Budget Roomba

If you hate vacuuming as much as you hate spending money, it turns out you don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds on an autonomous robotic vacuum like the Roomba. With some scavenged electronics and a cheap handheld vac, you can just build your own. Read More >>

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Makita’s Robo-Vac Uses Power Tool Batteries to Clean Workshop Floors for Hours

Even the most advanced robotic vacuums are only designed to deal with dust, light dirt, and the occasional food scraps. Try to put them to work on the sawdust-covered floors in your workshop and you’ll quickly find them clogged and in need of rescue. What you need instead is a robo-vac from a toolmaker like Makita. Read More >>