By now, everyone’s heard of the Roomba. From humorous videos to pop culture references, this nifty little vacuum cleaner has earned its place in our everyday vernacular–probably because it’s a robot that vacuums your house for you. If that weren’t impressive enough, now the Roomba has gone all hi-tech on us, connecting itself to an app that lets you activate it from wherever you are.
That’s right, you can nap, snack, go out (or do whatever you prefer to do over vacuuming) guilt free, knowing that the housework isn’t being neglected. Worried about corners? The 980 features a spinning side brush that gets dirt and dust hiding against the walls. It recharges all on its own, and when it’s done ridding your floors and carpets of dirt, it comes back to its little home base, without even being asked.
Yes, the machines are a little bit pricey, but think about all the precious time you can spend binge watching your favourite television shows instead of vacuuming floors. Naturally, you can also name your robot on the app…who doesn’t want a child that loves chores?
WHO’S IT FOR?
Anyone who hates cleaning.
$500 – $1099
WHERE TO FIND IT
‘Tis the season to be jolly (and a bit stressed from shopping, list-making, cooking and more shopping). But don’t get yourself too worked up, because we’re here to help you cross those names off your list one day at a time, one gift at a time. From now through December 24, we’re wrapping up daily gift ideas, Monday through Friday, so you can get back to more important festive pursuits, you know, like drinking eggnog. We’re going to make this so easy, you’ll want to shop this way every year.