Somehow I wound up on the iRobot e-mail list, which I really don’t mind as I enjoy reading about their new products and developments. iRobot produces the “Roomba” self propelled floor vacuum series, the “Roomba Scooba” wet mop, and also creates tactical robots for military and government. With our constant fears of the lone backpacks sitting on the park bench I’m sure those are selling like hot cakes with. Combined with the Roomba 500 series I recently featured this company seems as intelligent as their products.
Now just in time for fall: The iRobot Looj. A self propelled gutter cleaner to keep them free of leaves, debris, dead squirrels, or whatever else haunts your eaves.
Starting at $99 it’s not a bad price if you don’t feel quite nimble enough to skirt around the edge of your roof for hours, but then again I would probably just give the neighbor kid 20 bucks for the job. But on second second thought his mom might sue me when HE falls, which makes the little Looj pictured below seem like a pretty good idea.