Breaking free from vacuum filters: the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball

It’s certainly got an attention-grabbing name – The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball. But does Dyson’s latest vacuuming construction live up to its warrior-esque title? Any newly-released vacuum by Dyson has to be worth taking note, especially when it claims to process dirt and dust into microscopic pieces without any clogging and by doing so eliminating … Continue reading Breaking free from vacuum filters: the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball

Top 5 Father’s Day Ideas

Who doesn’t love a made-up holiday designed to perpetuate gender stereotypes and sell merchandise? It’s that time of year again and Father’s Day is upon us. Still it fun giving you dad something, be it tickets to the ballet, a new CD player or just a hug. And it you’re looking for something for someone … Continue reading Top 5 Father’s Day Ideas

Grillbot: BBQ Cleaning Robot

Robotic gadgets often work best when they prevent us having to do tiring and repetitive physical work, and that’s certainly an apt description for cleaning a barbeque grill. Enter the Grillbot: a gadget that looks and works a lot like the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner but for your grill. As with the Roomba, the Grillbot … Continue reading Grillbot: BBQ Cleaning Robot

iRobot Mirra 530 and Looj 330 Pool and Gutter Cleaners: Robot Chores

Pool cleaning isn’t normally the first type of manual labour (or in some parts of California, Manuel labour) that I would assume would be under threat from robots. According to my knowledge, which is based solely on movies, pool cleaners are good looking wayward men in their early 20s who spend half their time idly … Continue reading iRobot Mirra 530 and Looj 330 Pool and Gutter Cleaners: Robot Chores

The best of the Gadget Show Live @ Christmas – part 2

Make sure you check out part one of this guide from yesterday. The Gadget Show Live @ Christmas brought all sorts of fun and games to East London. We had a play with a few choice items. Fridja Ironing is very few people’s idea of a rollicking good time but the Fridja ironing system was … Continue reading The best of the Gadget Show Live @ Christmas – part 2

iRobot Roomba 600: When Will Smith takes on vacuuming

Keeping your house neat and tidy can be a nightmare at times, especially if you live in a one-bedroom flat like myself… There are just not enough hours in the day. As luck would have it though, the smart chaps at iRobot have come top the rescue with their new Roomba 600 cleaner. Now I … Continue reading iRobot Roomba 600: When Will Smith takes on vacuuming

Neato XV-25 robotic vacuum cleaner review

Sweep away hair and allergens without lifting a finger This is like a dream come true – as I write this, a small robotic vacuum is navigating its way around the ground floor of my house doing the vacuuming. I will do anything to get out of housework, so when the ed suggested I try … Continue reading Neato XV-25 robotic vacuum cleaner review

Robomow RM510: Never push a lawnmower again

Cutting the grass was the ultimate excuse for me to get out of doing housework or the washing up. Of course in winter I had to resort to alternative scenarios but each summer it was always my escape route. Now all those carefully laid plans are in tatters thanks to Robomow. Designing a lawnmower that … Continue reading Robomow RM510: Never push a lawnmower again