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[DPRG] Robo Maid

Subject: [DPRG] Robo Maid
From: Bill Boyer daweasel at swbell.net
Date: Sun Feb 20 16:29:35 CST 2005

I saw an infomercial a while back for this -- looks like a different
variation of the ones they were trying to pass off a while back as a
robo "sweeper" that they implied was a vacuum. I doubt there is really
any sensor or intelligence per se, but for $20 it beats the heck out of
pushing a swiffer around. I'm contemplating one just to clean up the dog
hair in the kitchen.

> Has anyone seen one of these?
> http://www.the-robo-maid.com/
> It looks like a little ball that rolls around the floor, dragging a 
> frame with an electrostatic dust-collecting pad attached to the bottom.
> I wonder if it just randomly goes one way for a while and then reverses 
> directions, or if it actually has sensors, as they would seem to claim.
> It's $10.00 plus $7.99 shipping.  The batteries and charger are almost 
> worth that, I'd guess, but I could be wrong.  Someone take the plunge?

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