Cool Stuff: iRobot’s New Looj Wipes the Gutter as You Watch TV

Cool Stuff: iRobot's New Looj Wipes the Gutter as You Watch TV, Gadget, RobotSometimes it feels good to get down and dirty. But gutters? Sometimes that`s just pushing it. Now homeowners can squeak off the rubber gloves and rejoice: iRobot, the innovative company that brought the Jetsons`s Rosie to real life with the Roomba, unveiled a reach-around, remote-controlled `bot today at DigitalLife.
Unlike the circular Roomba, the $100 iRobot Looj is long and short, perfect for navigating through those copper or aluminum pathways. Once inside a gutter, the Looj`s handle detaches and becomes a wireless remote, allowing a would-be house cleaner to control its movement and speed without the need to reposition a ladder every three feet. An auger, meanwhile, spins to dislodge dirt and leaves, while rubber tracks propel the Looj forward and backward. The crane of robo-maids is waterproof in up to 1 ft. of water€”nice backup while its racing through a 60-foot section of gutter in 10 minutes. €”Wayne Ma

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