Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Android Invasion: My impressions of our new Neato XV-11 robotic vacuum

So, my girlfriend has always been saying that the one thing she wishes she had more of is time. She joked around with me several months back about getting a Roomba to make life a little easier for us, and my curiosity was piqued.

Tomorrow is her birthday, so I went all-out and bought a Neato XV-11 robotic vacuum. I've only played with it for about an hour, so consider this more of a "hands-on" review than anything thorough.

First, important "good boyfriend" tip. Never get your girlfriend something that you're even more excited about getting than she is, even if she said she wanted it. She certainly likes it, but I've definitely been given the "oh I see why you got it" treatment. I really did get it for her because I wanted to see her smile as a machine cleaned the house for her, but since it benefits the both of us, perhaps it wasn't exactly the best birthday present choice. Duly noted!

Read on past the break for my review.