NaviBot in Action
'Ello, darlin': Navibot takes a shine to the base of a barber's chair
Bedroom shame: before...
...and after Navibot's attentions
In the kitchen: before...
Good God, man!
Testing that robot in your apartment is like running a Citroen C1 in the Paris-Dakar rally. I was going to say that you needed to clean, but I've revised my judgment - you need to -move-. Just give up on your deposit, take only things that plug into the wall, and leave. Please.
Take off and nuke the apartment from orbit
If those pictures are anything to go by, its the only way to be sure
I must say...
That if I ever visit your house, I mustn't forget to wipe my feet on the way OUT...
Get Kim and Aggie in there
Looks like there's enough for a 30 minute episode.
+1 for the Roomba
We've been running an iRobot Roomba at home for nearly a year, and despite my initial sceptiscism it's turned out to be worth the money. We've got laminate downstairs, and on hard surfaces you really notice the tiniest bit of dirt or grit, so scheduling it to run every other day ensures that the floor is always spotless. Once a week I set it off upstairs as well, which is carpeted, and it does an excellent job on that too.
I think the key thing with robots like these, though, is that they don't need to be as good as a Dyson - they're meant for regular, scheduled cleaning, not a once-a-fortnight deep clean. If you schedule the robot to clean at, say, 9am every day, or every other day if you don't have kids/more than two people in the house, then dust and dirt won't have a chance to build up - it'll only ever be cleaning up light amounts of dirt, which it will do quite happily.
They're not cheap, but like an e-reader, the convenience factor will make them worthwhile to some people - now if they'd just make one that will do the stairs as well...!