I upgraded my eight-year-old Roomba and now I'm following the new one around and analyzing its new behaviors. It's must smarter, in its own insectile way. Go, little guy, go!

I have not yet decided where the googly eyes go on this one.

(@selfawareroomba has mixed feelings about the five second rule.)

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7 Responses:

  1. wkrick says:

    I thought about getting one of these, but I've held off because I suspect one or more of my cats may attack it and/or be terrified of it. There's like 10+ different models on Amazon and they all look more or less the same. What do you recommend?

    • jwz says: has a thing that lets you compare the features of various models. The differences between them are not huge.

      • wkrick says:

        Yeah, I saw that. They don't do a very good job explaining why I should want to pay $699.99 for the 790 model vs $449.99 for the 760 model. I figured maybe there was some "must have" feature in your opinion that would draw the line between sucks and awesome in the model list. I guess I need to dig through some Amazon reviews and see what people didn't like about each model.

        • At a first glance, I wished their model naming scheme was actually based on the price tag:

          - 700 the $699.99 model,
          - 550 the $499.99 one

          Too bad they didn't.

    • Andres says:

      Are you kidding? Cats love Roomba!

  2. Tor says:

    Does it run emacs?

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