Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Our new arrival

Regular readers will know that housework and I do not get on.

I don't like it and it doesn't like me.

A few years ago, my physio and rheumy told me I could legitimately get out of things like vaccumming because it was bad for my arthritis, and in particular the sacriolliac joints (which are kind of the bits around your pelvis that you need to bend when you vaccuum).

How I loved that idea, but unfortunately, I don't have one of these, do you?

I didn't think so.

So imagine the exitement when this arrived...

It's a Robomaid!!!

Yes, clearly my hatred of all things housework has gone viral and the good people at Robomaid Australia decided to send me one to review.

Basically, you switch it on and the extremely clever Robomaid whizzes around quite happily cleaning the floors while you do something far more important like shopping for shoes, or lusting over Iphones and Ipads on the internet.

You can even switch it on when you leave the house, and the Robomaid will ensure your floors are clean when you get home.


I did try to program it to bring me coffee, but they seem to have left off that function unfortunately.

It's a tiny little package, and I honestly wasn't sure if it could tackle the pet hair, food scraps, and assorted crap left around by small humans and animals, but Robomaid is incredibly efficient, and very quiet.

The pets weren't particularly interested in it, though Mr 10 and Miss 8 quickly competed to see who could use the remote control first. (Yep, it even has one of those. Who needs toys when you have a robot vaccuum cleaner?)

You know how men often risk their marriages by giving stuff like vaccuum cleaners as presents? I think most women would forgive them one of these.

Oh, and they even go under beds and lounges and all those horrid places were mothers fear to go.

So how much do they cost?

Usually the damage is $599, but Robomaid Australia has a fantastic special for MIA followers.

The deal is AUD$419 plus shipping, a saving of 30 per cent.

For more details freecall 1800 794 191or you can order online

Honestly, my Robomaid is my new favourite thing. And I've finally gotten the kids interested in doing housework. For The Win!
Now I just have to name him - because I have decided my maid is a male.

Any suggestions?


Annieb25 said...

How cool. I'd call him Robo Cop! :)

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

House Bitch. Heh.

Rah said...

I have a Roomba and we named her Rosie, after the cleaning robot on The Jetsons :)

(we, um, have 2 Roombas now. They're life-changing!!)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous - just a tiny bit jealous!! Dexter maybe? Or perhapes Niles? Either way love him dearly :O)

Anonymous said...

Ninja turtle or something?
lol, this is so futuresque, I can't believe real people are having them now - i remember when they showed things like that on tv..
very jealous!
(but suspecting that my dogthing would eat the robot.. )

Jodie Ansted said...

I always dreamed of having a robot to help me with the housework.

Lucky you!!! Genius.

Torkona said...

i've always wanted to try one of these puppies.

Call it, Mister Sucker! :-)

- tork

Liz said...

Awesome I want one!

His names on the box, it's "Robbo, mate"

or just Bob for short.

Or Ben Stiller, coz he sucks

Romina Garcia said...

I think I've just fallen in love.
Call him LOVER, because he just looks so LOVER-LY.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

How fabulous! I've heard so much about them. I don't know if we have too much on the floor though to make one work! And yes it's definitely a him. Have you seen that book "porn for women"? :P

Glow said...

Awesome! Call it Charlie Sheen. It goes around inhaling questionable substances.

Ms_MotorbikeNut said...

I'm lucky I love vaccuming but even if I dont feel like it my husband will do it for me.

LOL Ok pick you yourself up of the ground yes I got a hubby that will do most of the house work for me.

When we get decent carpet might look into one of these.

(((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXX

Anonymous said...

Please never trust this machine even is cheaper than the other brand, I bought this machine on DEC 3, less then a month, the main brush doesn't work. And they claimed is my problem, charge me $70 for fixing it or $70 for refund even is under 30 day money back guarantee, they said long hair or pet hair will cause the motor burns. So why we buy a machine can't do the job?if you don't want headache in Christmas. Go for other brand. And when i try to leave the comment on their company facebook,they just keep delete it. Bad customer service.