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Old 11-23-2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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It's not as good as the cat with the printer video but it's still rather cute:

Cat and Roomba


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I'd never heard of a Roomba, but now I think I want one. Does anyone here have one? Would you recommend it?

   
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:57 AM   #3
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I'd never heard of a Roomba, but now I think I want one. Does anyone here have one? Would you recommend it?
I don’t have one but know people who do. They seem to find it useful. I believe it is more of a carpet sweeper than a true vacuum cleaner, so has its limits.

You can program it to recognize boundaries — doorways, carpet edge, etc. And then it does its thing. About $300 here I think.

   
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I don’t have one but know people who do. They seem to find it useful. I believe it is more of a carpet sweeper than a true vacuum cleaner, so has its limits.

You can program it to recognize boundaries — doorways, carpet edge, etc. And then it does its thing. About $300 here I think.
Thanks. I don't have any carpet, but would love something that would go around cleaning under and behind the furniture...

Maybe I need to get a Dirt Dog instead.

   
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:18 PM   #5
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Thanks. I don't have any carpet, but would love something that would go around cleaning under and behind the furniture...

Maybe I need to get a Dirt Dog instead.
Maybe I don’t understand it — very likely don’t. It is supposed to do a good job on bare floors.

Hah! Found a web page that describes the thing(s). Seems there are many models, including one meant for work shops.

   
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I'd never heard of a Roomba, but now I think I want one. Does anyone here have one? Would you recommend it?
One of the posters over on Cooks has one and really likes his. He says it does a great job. I've not heard any bad or adverse comments about it.

   
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>> I don't have any carpet, but would love something that would go around cleaning under and behind the furniture..

We have one of those. It's called "Husband with dustmop". Not a very reliable product, but it's sometimes useful for other things.

   
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But is was it really *nice* to drug the kitty?

But come to think of it, my folks had a Persian that loved to be vacuumed.

   
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Seems there are many models, including one meant for work shops.
Yes, that's the Dirt Dog I mentioned. I think it probably would do well at my place.

   
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We have one of those. It's called "Husband with dustmop". Not a very reliable product, but it's sometimes useful for other things.
I'd need a long trial to make sure said husband would perform the task (and other things) reasonably often and continue to do so for many years...

   
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