It’s time once again for spring cleaning, but that doesn’t mean that consumers need to use the same old mops, brooms or other labor -intensive cleaning tools. Here are four cool gadgets to help homeowners expel the cobwebs and dust bunnies.
Cleaning Robots: Home automation has taken consumers one step closer to living a Jetson’s lifestyle. These gadgets aren’t quite like Rosie, but they are a great way to keep homes clean without much effort. The cleaning robot category includes such products as:
- ECOVACS Winbot Window Cleaning Robot (https://ecovacsrobotics.com/)
- MOCORO Mini Robotic Fur Ball Vacuum by CCP
- Braava Floor Mopping Robot by iRobot (http://store.irobot.com/home/index.jsp)
- iRobot Looj Gutter Cleaning Robot (http://store.irobot.com/home/index.jsp)
Smart Trashcan: Bruno Smartcan (http://brunosmartcan.com/) is a trashcan with integrated vacuum. New to the market, the Bruno Smartcan is not only a trashcan, but it also has an integrated vacuum slot in its base so that the homeowner can sweep dirt, dust, and pet hair to the opening to be suctioned up and deposited into the bag. Additionally, the unit can be connected to an iOS or Android smartphone for reminders and alerts, such as when it’s trash day or when more can liners need to be added.
Mattress Vacuum: Dust mites, dead skin, dander, and other allergens can build up in mattresses, and other than purchasing a new one, vacuuming the debris is the next best option. The Dyson V6 Mattress Vacuum (http://www.dyson.com/) was built for just that. Whole unit HEPA filtration, a rotating brush for loosening dirt and allergens from the mattress, and Dyson’s signature suction help to make quick work of the task.
Time to Chill: Once the work is done, consumers can sit back with a nice glass of chilled wine. The Ravi Instant Wine Chiller (http://www.ravisolution.com) fits over the neck of a bottle of wine, and as the beverage is poured, it is cooled to the optimum drinking temperature. The Ravi is available in both red and white wine chillers.