I was trying to think of something the wife would love for Christmas. Its hard to pick a useful or exciting gift for her. It is even harder to keep it from her and surprise her with something she wouldn’t think of. I scored a grand slam with the iRobot 560 Roomba Vacuuming Robot. (Click on the name to see it at Amazon.com)
It doesn’t do the deep cleaning that a regular vacuum does but it does quick cleanings without my wife having to do any thing. That is the best! She programs it to go off while she is gone or kicks it off while she is doing other house work. If you have kids like we do you are always in need of the floor being vacuumed.
We use it at least twice a day. It does need some maintenance. I have to clean the brushes and get the hair out of places. They have made it so it is easy to do and even provide a great tool for quickly cleaning the brush.
My wife now uses the regular vacuum every Saturday for a deep cleaning and the rest of the week, “Moe” as we call our vacuuming robot, does the work the rest of the week. This frees my wife up for more important things.
I might note the strange looking whiskers that stick out rotate and flick things out of corners into the path of the iRobot 560 Roomba.