When you live in a nearly 100 year old house with hardwood floors and 2 dogs that are over-achievers when it comes to shedding, you learn to live with pet hair.  Seriously, Steve - our older dog - sheds enough each week to create a 1/3 size replica of himself.  There are many automated solutions… Read More

Robot vacuums are proliferating, and it’s wonderful. It’s a perfect match, a mindless machine for a mindless task. I hate vacuuming, but living in dusty farming country and having a big hairy dog, it is a necessity. We’ve had another vacuum robot doing the job for the last 2 years and I’ve been satisfied with… Read More

I'm not new to robot vacuums or more specifically, I'm not new to Neato Botvacs. I've been using the Neato Botvac 80 for over a year now and love it. No longer having to manually vacuum my 2-level home several times a week not only saves me time, but makes the house feel and look… Read More

When it comes to house cleaning chores, I'm probably not much different than you. I can find a thousand things I'd rather do than sweep and mop floors. That's why I love robotic vacuums. I've been using the Neato BotVac 80 for over a year and absolutely love that I rarely need to vacuum because… Read More

Buying a vacuum can be a lot like buying a new car. Like cars, vacuums are expensive, come in sub-compact, compact, mid-sized and full-sized models with all sorts of options that you may or may not need. I've reviewed quite a few vacuums in the past few years, but keep looking for my holy grail of… Read More

I've been a huge fan of Neato's Botvacs after reviewing their Neato Botvac 80 robot vacuum earlier this year. I continue to use it several times a week to keep my floors clean and love that it does the work while I can do other things. Neato has just announced a new D series with models… Read More

A while back, I told you about the Eye Vac that lets you throw away your dust pan because it could suck up all the sweepings using a vacuum port in its base.  The Bruno Smartcan includes a vacuum at the bottom to suck up all your sweepings, and it also serves as your 13-gallon… Read More

Dyson vacuum cleaners are extremely popular for their superior suction power and bagless design. Last year I reviewed the Dyson D65 Animal vacuum and was impressed by almost everything about it. Dyson's latest model is the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal + Allergy vacuum which looks almost identical to the D65 but has a very important upgrade. It no… Read More

Flashback to several weeks ago... It's 3:30pm and I race home from my day job so I can work on Gadgeteer reviews for 90 minutes until Jeanne gets home from work. I sit down in front of my MacBook Pro for some quality writing time when the phone rings. I answer the call. It's Jeanne. "Can… Read More

When I reviewed the Dyson Animal vacuum a year ago, I was impressed by its suction and overall cleaning ability. Dyson is well known for their convenient bagless design, but now they've improved things even more by ditching the filter. In other sweepers filters can clog if not cleaned regularly, which causes a loss of… Read More

Getting all the dirt you've swept up into the dustpan is like a line approaching an asymptote - it never actually happens.  The Eye Vac Professional stationary vacuum gets rid of the dustpan and sucks up all the dirt when you just sweep everything in front of the vacuum.  I've seen similar vacuums built in… Read More

In all my gadget reviewing years, I have yet to try or even test a robotic vacuum cleaner. It hasn't been from lack of desire, I just haven't found one worth trying - till now. Today in Tokyo, Dyson unveiled the Dyson 360 Eye cyclonic robot vacuum cleaner and it looks very impressive. From its… Read More

When my daughter recently moved into her dorm room, the first thing I did was put a mattress encasement on that mattress that had been used for years by people doing who knows what.  shudder!  I wish I had had this Verilux vacuum with me, too.  The CleanWave Sanitizing Portable Vacuum is a hand-held model that is… Read More

If you really liked the Dyson DC65 Animal vacuum cleaner Julie reviewed in April of this year but were put off by the $600 price tag, then today may be your lucky day. QVC has the DC65 Animal as their Today's Special Value deal, and they are offering it in red, blue, or purple for… Read More

A sonic vacuum cleaner?! No way! Yes way! When the opportunity came to test a sonic vacuum cleaner, the Soniclean VTplus Upright, I was intrigued and so I jumped at the chance to review it. And let's just face it - most people don't like to clean, but since it is a necessary task, we… Read More