Monday, May 23, 2005

Throw Out The Mop - It's Time To Scooba!

Coming later this year, the Scooba from iRobot promises to keep your hard surfaces clean. The device is designed to vacuum up loose particles, apply a cleaner to remove dirt, and then dry the floor. The process should be safe for wood floors in addition to tile and linoleum.

Over a million Roombas have been sold in the two-and-a-half years they've been on the market.

The company plans to bring out other domestic robots in the future. "What I want is something that will fold my laundry," noted iRobot CEO Colin Angle.

iRobot now has a video and animation of the cleaning process of the Scooba up on their website. It's actually more impressive than I initially thought. The Scooba is able to clean, scrub and dry the floor in a single pass. It does look like you may have to invest in a supply of special Clorox cleaning solution, but if it does what it claims that may be an investment I'm willing to make.