Thursday, July 22, 2004

To Roomba or not?

OK, it's such a cool toy, and of course it was invented by an MIT person, but does it save you time? I just spent a good 15 minutes trying to get all the hair out from the roller (since I am in the post pregnancy massive hair fallout stage). Plus you have to clean all those nooks and crannies that collect the dust (why they couldn't get the dust to just go to the collection bin is beyond me). You never clean out a regular vacuum, although it would probably be wise to (I don't even want to think about how much hair is in that roller, I guess I will wait till it stops working to check).

It is mostly fun as a neat toy, Adam loves to start it up and watch it (even Dova is fascinated by it). It is definitely nice for under the bed and couches, but it can be frustrating to watch when it misses the obvious stuff. Unfortunately I was just a month too early when I bought mine, or else I would've gotten the one with the remote control!!

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

My mother in-law just receive a Roomba for Christmas. I forget what kind or color it was....but I wonder how she likes it.

Hmm...a conversation starter the next time Cheryl and I go down to see her! (if this kind of simple change in routine makes me happy...what does that say about how boring I must be...yikes! :-)