The RoboMaid: Does It Work? - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/1/05

The RoboMaid: Does It Work?

It's the RoboMaid. A product that promises to wisk away dust on your floors all by itself. All you do is charge its powerball, place one of the eight electrostatic pads on the bottom, set the timer and let it roll. But Does It Work?

This is how it works, the RoboMaid rolls around on the floor by the powerball which pushes the cleaning cage around the floor. When it bounced against a wall or any object in its way, it would go the other way. It sustained a couple of good beatings against the wall and it never stopped working.

After a couple of laps around the room, we changed the pad. It was very dirty. It had picked up dust, hair, lent, and other gross things that was unfamiliar to us.

We let the RoboMaid loose on the floor again to see what else it could pick up. After 30 minutes of circulating on a linoleum floor, and three dirty pads later, we were pleased the results. Although, I am still reluctant to say it cleaned the entire floor, which is what the makers claim. But all in all, the product worked well. It was fun to watch!

The RoboMaid will cost you $20 plus shipping and handling.

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