iRobot’s Latest Roomba Robot Vacuum Empties Itself

With the Roomba i7+, another hassle associated with cleaning has been handled thanks to robotic developments. iRobot’s newest robot vacuum iteration actually empties itself while docked. All detritus makes its way from the Roomba into a bag that’s reportedly good for 30 fillings—and easily lifts out of the dock when full. Another noteworthy change on the model: bristles have been replaced with rubber surfaces on the …

Winbot

A robot to clean your windows

We’ve all heard of Roomba, the frisbee-sized vacuum robot. Until recently we thought this slightly egregious piece of technology was the end-all-be-all of home cleaning innovation. Then we met Winbot. Made by Ecovacs Robotics—a company boasting 300-500 engineers on staff at any given time—the similarly-sized window cleaning robot uses multiple motors and an array of sensors to navigate any window, inside or out, without any …

CH Gift Guide: OCD-Friendly Offerings

Ten items for your favorite neat freak or organizational enthusiast

Have a neurotic officemate on your holiday shopping list? If someone you love (or happily tolerate) loves keeping clean, organizing cords or staying perfectly on time, bestow them with one of these OCD-friendly options culled from the Cool Hunting Gift Guide. At the very least, introduce them to our iOS app—arguably the most efficient way to tackle the gift-giving season this year. To-Do List Calendar …