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A man needs a robot maid

- September 30th, 2014

“I was thinking that maybe I’d get a maid
Find a place nearby for her to stay.
Just someone to keep my house clean,
Fix my meals and go away.” – Neil Young

I hate to clean. It’s draining and I never get a sense of accomplishment at the end as everything gets dirty again. It’s like Sisyphus vacuuming up a hill.  So I share the sentiment in the Neil Young song A Man Needs a Maid.

While I don’t generally need someone to make my meals as I often eat out or order in,  I do occasionally get someone in to clean. But it gets expensive to do this on a regular basis. But iRobot has some products can cut down on the monotony of housework.

While they’re not exactly Rosie from The Jetsons, iRobot offers a line of robotic cleaners to help keep your home sparkling. You’ve likely heard of its line of Roomba vacuum cleaners before, if not from personal experience, at least from the series of YouTube videos of pets riding them.

But iRobot also offers products to help with other household chores. So in addition to getting to check out the latest top-of-the-line Roomba 880, I also got to test the Scooba 450, iRobot’s new floor-scrubbing robot.

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iRig Mic HD handheld mic goes digital

- August 22nd, 2014

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After having recently reviewed the iRig Voice, IK Multimedia’s basic voice recording microphone which pairs nicely with karaoke apps and their own EZ Voice, I was pleasantly surprised when they skipped over to the other end of the spectrum and unveiled iRig Mic HD, a high-def digital  handheld condenser mic.

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808 Hex XL Bluetooth speaker features bottom firing subwoofer

- August 20th, 2014

808 Front

It never ceases to amaze me as to how creative manufacturers can be when trying to differentiate a product from the thousands already available. This is particularly true right now with the Bluetooth wireless speaker market.  There are so many out there, many of which I simply gloss over, but the 808 Hex XL Portable Bluetooth Speaker by Voxx International, did catch my attention.

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Dyson Cinetic DC78 54 cyclone vacuum lets you forget about fussy filters

- August 14th, 2014

DC78TH - nickel and blue gaskets

James Dyson is about to make headlines once again. You’d probably be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn’t seen his famous face in a TV commercial, starting about 20 years ago, telling us how inefficient vacuums are because they lose suction because of this culprit – the ugly dirty dusty vacuum bag.  And now there’s a new story.

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myKeyO tablet organizer ends desktop clutter

- August 13th, 2014

myKeyO Organizer

There are all kinds of tablet cases and stands that contort every which way depending on what you need, but sometimes simple and sturdy might be the way to go. Such is the case with the myKeyO desktop organizer. myKeyO – an interesting name short for MY KEYboard Organizer – is ideal for tablet users who are looking for a sturdy desktop tablet stand where desktop real estate – whether it be at home, office, RV or dorm room – is at a premium.

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