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Amazon Echo & Dot review + How To

By Erin L / December 29, 2017 / 1 Comment

Amazon’s popular Echo and Dot devices are now in Canada. What can they do for your home, and how easy are they to set up and use? Read the review

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Thermomix product shot review

Thermomix kitchen robot can replace all your small appliances

By Erin L / April 21, 2017 / 4 Comments

If I said one device could replace nearly every kitchen appliance you own, you’d probably think I was starting a late-night infomercial. But an appliance I’ve discovered may actually be able to deliver on that promise. It’s called a Thermomix, and though it’s very popular in Australia and Europe, it’s virtually unknown in Canada and the US.

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iRobot improves app, adds mapping & Amazon Alexa integration

By Erin L / March 15, 2017 / Comments Off on iRobot improves app, adds mapping & Amazon Alexa integration

Regular readers and viewers know I’ve become pretty attached to my iRobot Roomba vacuum. (Read my review of the newest iRobot 980 here, or the BraavaJet 240 mopping robot here to see why.) This week iRobot announced it was making some pretty serious upgrades to the cloud connectivity of the iRobot app. You’ll remember from…

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Smart mirror is robot concierge for hotels

By Erin L / January 6, 2017 / Comments Off on Smart mirror is robot concierge for hotels

At the world technology show CES 2017 today, Panasonic and IBM have introduced a product that will help travelers make the most of an unfamiliar city. Smart mirror is digital concierge Built into hotel room mirrors (which are essentially transformed into large touch screen computer terminals), this smart mirror concept is basically a robot concierge…

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iRobot Roomba 980 is all new: more power, more smarts

By Erin L / October 26, 2016 / 2 Comments

iRobot, the makers of the Roomba vacuum have updated their top of the line robot housekeeper with some brand new technology. The Roomba 980 looks a little different from previous models; (read my review of the iRobot Roomba 880 HERE) mainly sleeker, slimmer and with a more streamlined control panel. I had the chance to…

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Robot Lawn Mower from Husqvarna saves your summer: Review

By Erin L / July 9, 2016 / 3 Comments

Tired of yard work? How about getting a robot to do your lawn cutting? It’s possible today with a robomower from Husqvarna. I got to try it for the summer..

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No time for yard work? Get a robot lawnmower

By Erin L / July 5, 2016 / Comments Off on No time for yard work? Get a robot lawnmower

This has to be one of the coolest and most useful gadgets I’ve ever had the pleasure of testing.  Husqvarna’s robotic lawnmower, called the Automower. The small rectangular device is abut the size of a standard lawn mower, but has no handle. One other key difference? it operates almost completely silently!  The only sound you…

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How well can a robot mop really clean? Here’s the proof.

By Erin L / April 29, 2016 / Comments Off on How well can a robot mop really clean? Here’s the proof.

I’m currently testing and reviewing the iRobot Braava jet 240 robotic mopping device. I’ve been skeptical about how well it can actually cover a floor area on its own.  So I set up a time lapse camera to watch it work.  Boy, was I surprised.

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Robot housekeeper does the vacuuming while you’re away

By Erin L / February 11, 2016 / 2 Comments

There’s a new addition to my house! He’s small, only weighs a few pounds, but already feels like a member of the family. Meet my Roomba! iRobot’s robot vacuum cleaner. While robot vacuums have been around for quite some time, I’ve never had the opportunity to test one until now. Frankly, I’ve had my doubts…

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