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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 where it needs to go, and what obstacles it should avoid.


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 Robo, so it always knows what needs cleaning and what obstacles to avoid.


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 you manually steer the vacuum around your floor using an included laser pointing remote. It’s like having a cat that gets rid of hairballs instead of creating them.


A Squeezable 'Glass' Water Bottle That Won't Collect Tastes Or Smells

A plastic water bottle can survive the rigours of an active lifestyle, but over time it will collect odd smells and flavours that eventually can’t be scrubbed out. A glass bottle is a better option, naturally eschewing mould and odours, but one wrong move and suddenly it’s a pile of shards. These Squeezable Glass bottles claim to offer the best of both worlds — but have a bit of a misleading claim to fame.


Shame Bathroom Slobs That Don't Wash Their Hands With This DIY Alarm

Here’s the deal: If you use a public bathroom for any reason, you need to wash your hands before you leave. Don’t try to debate it, don’t get defensive, just do it, or else you might be publicly shamed by this DIY alarm that lets everyone know your hands are probably a cesspool of disgusting.


Dustpans Should Have Been Designed With Funnels From Day One

As handheld vacuums get better and better, there’s less need to keep a broom at the ready. That’s too bad, because this cleverly re-designed dustpan makes it easier to dump your sweepings into a garbage can, no matter how tiny it may be.


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, carry-able canister vacuum for eradicating dust anywhere above ground level.


A Hovering Vacuum That Protects Your Floors And Looks Good Doing It

You can pretend a broom is a useful way to clean wood and tile floors, but in reality, it just moves the dirt elsewhere. A vacuum is still your best option — but even better than that is a vacuum that floats across scratch-prone hard floors like a hovercraft. Say hello to the aiRider.


A Pair Of Batteries Keep This Cordless Vacuum 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 with full suction.


This Tap Sprayer's Flat Blade Of Water Scrapes Dishes Clean

If you’re lucky enough to have a retractable sprayer attached to your kitchen tap, you’ve probably noticed that its circular blast often isn’t powerful enough to really scrape dishes clean. To fix that, Kohler is introducing what it calls Sweep spray technology that blasts stuck-on food with a wide blade of water that works like a liquid scraper.


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