In the land of fan death no less
So are Korean vacuum cleaner makers now going to offer products enhanced with "vacuum cleaner death" deterrents?
Korean outlet The Kyunghyang Shinmum reports a robot vacuum cleaner has attempted to eat a local woman, starting with her hair. The woman appears to have been lying down on the floor of her home, having forgotten that her robot vacuum cleaner was set to patrol the area. Once the vacuum woke up, it sucked 5cm of her head hair …
Some years back I bought a discovery and found it virtually useless (for me). The brush on the bottom of the device has the tendency to wind up everything that's lying around.
In some rooms I could still use it when I put the carpet fringes underneath the carpet, but wherever it finds wires it just pulls them in and jams. Unfortunately I tend to have a lot of wires lying around, so to make a room "roomba ready", took more time than just cleaning it conventionally.
That said, it is still a nice toy and I don't regret buying it. Not so much because it is useful, but more for the fun.
This is why I have a DIY wiring management using slotted trunking on the back of all desks and on the back of the media unit. It takes ~ 20 mins to put a length (or couple) of slotted trunk iin place and screw it in as the glue tends to be insufficient to hold it in place. You can pull a cable out anywhere and similarly "reel it in" anywhere as a result. Nice, tidy, does not collect dust and allows your robot servant to do its job.
It used to be that the floor under each desk looked like octupuses in a feeding frenzy. The Roomba taught me to keep it a bit more tidy. Win-Win.
Judging by the design of the brushes on the picture this looks like the Samsung clone by the way.
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