I’ve had an iRobot Roomba for a few years, and love the way it vacuums my floors. I can keep working on other, more interesting things, while it does the dreary chores. And pretty much anything is more interesting than vacuuming.
It’s not perfect, because it can’t get into corners or tight spots, but it does 80% of the job, which is good enough for me! Occasionally, I haul out the regular vacuum, and do the corners and other spots, but not too often.
Every spring, I engage in a battle with the dandelions that invade our lawn. I’ve tried all kinds of weapons in this war, and my favourite is the Fiskars Uproot Weed Remover.
It’s easy to use, and I don’t have to bend over to battle those dandelions. Just jam the weed remover over the centre of the dandelion, step on the foot pedal, and pull back.
Here are a few gadgets news items from the past week, that might interest you.
Tunes and Temperatures
If you like to dance in the kitchen, while you’re getting supper ready, this combination meat thermometer and speaker system would be perfect for you! You’ll hear a voice alert, when the food is ready, and while you’re waiting, it plays tunes from your iPhone.
Here are a few of the geeky gifts and gadget stories that I found interesting today, and posted on Twitter.
It’s very important to protect your head when you’re participating in sporting activities. Lots of people ride bikes along the Hilton Head beach, and it’s surprising how many of them don’t bother to wear a helmet – even the children go without helmets sometimes! I’m glad the little girl in the picture below is wearing a bike helmet, even if her mother isn’t.
We love spending some of the winter on Hilton Head Island, where it’s warmer than our our home in Canada, but not too hot. The winter temperatures, during our visits, tend to be in the low 50s, most of the time. There have been a few nights when the temperature went down to the freezing point, and some lovely days with highs in the 70s.
Part of our routine is a daily walk along the beautiful Hilton Head beach, which goes for miles. It’s very relaxing, and easy to walk on, and you never know what you might see. Some days there are interesting birds or plants, and sometimes there is a human touch, like this large, elaborate sand castle. It had a main building, and several outlying structures, so perhaps it was a family project, with everyone working on a different section.