(1) iRobot Roomba 535 Robotic Vacuum with Lighthouse Technology and Self-Charging Home Base
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I'm a small brown field mouse that used to
live happily in the kitchen of a modest Florida home. I say "used to"
because, of late, there is very little happiness in my life. To put it
bluntly, I find myself unable to care for myself and my children, all
because of the iRobot Roomba 535 Robotic Vacuum.
Woot, I am
aware of my life as a scavenger. My parents were scavengers, as were
their parents before them. I wanted nothing more than to pass on this
scavenging tradition to my twenty to thirty-five boys and girls. Even
when my husband left me to pursue his dream of being in show business,
I never lost sight of the scavenging. But now, the Roomba 535 has made
my dream impossible to achieve.
Gone are the dust and pet
hair that once formed the lining of our nest. Gone are the crumbs and
debris that once put food on our table. The 535's Bristle Brush and
Beater Brush work together to give floors and carpets a deep sort of
clean, all the way down to the pollen and dander. The Roomba 535 even
goes into the corners and under furniture. My eldest loved our family
trips under the furniture. My youngest has never even been. He used to
dream of the day he'd be old enough to accompany me to the sofa by the
fireplace. Now the trip would be too dangerous. How do I explain that
to a young one?
Woot, it's one thing to support traps we can
avoid and poison to which we grow immune. But to support the inhumanity
of taking away that on which we actually live? To send in a faceless,
soulless machine that answers only to the Virtual Wall Lighthouse
Technology which contains it in a room until that room is fully clean?
For shame, Woot. For shame.
I am a proud mother. I have
never asked anyone for anything. Not even my husband, whose name I am
legally unable to write here, and his long-term girlfriend. But I am
asking now. Not just for myself. Not even for my family, as much as I
would like to. No, I ask for the spiders that hunt in the bathroom. I
ask for the little snakes that no one never sees. I ask for the opossum
that sleeps in the chimney and only comes out when it hears snoring. I
ask for the whole delicate ecosystem that has evolved around the dirty
floors of your customers. Please, Woot, please. Never sell an iRobot
Roomba Model 535 again.
Efficiently vacuums dirt, debris, pet hair, dust, allergens and more from carpets and hard floors
Counter rotating Bristle Brush and Beater Brush work together like a dustpan and broom
Sturdy Bristle Brush digs deep into carpet fibers to grab dirt, debris, pet hair and more
Powerful vacuum sucks large and small debris into the large, bag-less bin
Fine filter traps dust, pollen and tiny particulate inside the bin
Cleans the whole floor, under and around furniture, into corners and along wall edges
Detects dirtier areas and spends more time cleaning them
Spot Clean provides quick clean-up of spills and concentrated messes
Automatically senses and avoids stairs and other drop-offs
Simple operation--just press the Clean button and Roomba does the rest
Automatically returns to its self-charging Home Base® to dock and recharge between cleanings
Faster counter-rotating brushes with improved design pick up more hair and debris and are easier to remove and clean
Improved filter captures more dust and allergens while a larger bin holds more debris
Improved anti-tangle technology keeps Roomba from getting stuck on cords, carpet fringe and tassels
Improved sidebrush makes Roomba even more efficient at cleaning edges and corners
The Roomba 535 is scheduling compatible, just add the optional Wireless Command Center
The Virtual Wall Lighthouse uses an invisible infrared signal to help iRobot Roomba® achieve the most efficient and thorough room-to-room cleaning. Contains Roomba in one room until the room is completely vacuumed then directs Roomba to clean the next room. Also blocks off-limit areas in your home.
Use in Lighthouse Mode to contain Roomba in one room until the room is completely vacuumed before Roomba moves on to the next room.
Use in Virtual Wall Mode to block off-limit areas in your home.
We've told you <a href="http://wine.woot.com/Blog/ViewEntry.aspx?Id=8335">all about</a>
how C&T winemaker Trent Moffett is a n�gociant winemaker who tracks
down the best available grapes and wines from established producers, at
the best available prices. And <a href="http://wine.woot.com/Blog/ViewEntry.aspx?Id=8295">Trent himself introduced you to the ins and outs of n�gociant winemaking</a>
as a Wine.Woot guest blogger. C&T's watchword is "the best possible
wines at the best possible price", a philosophy we find ourselves in
total agreement with.
So this C&T Cellars 2005 Front
Porch Merlot is made from grapes from two different appellations within
Napa Valley, Oak Knoll and St. Helena. (That's one hell of a long Front
Porch.) Producers like Blackbird Vineyards are putting Oak Knoll on the
map for Merlot. While St. Helena is usually synonymous with Cabernet
Sauvignon, it also boasts the right conditions for great Merlot. The
fact that neither is yet considered a world-class Merlot region is why
C&T was able to scoop this fruit up so cheaply. We're in the lag
between reality and reputation here, so enjoy it before everybody else
finds out and ruins everything.
Because in a perfectly just
world, populated by people with complete knowledge and impeccable
judgment, you'd be paying a lot more for this dark, aromatic Merlot. A
chocolate, coffee, and blackberry nose is augmented with hints of
vanilla. The palate is bigger and richer than noted country duo Big
& Rich, with prominent fruit flavors like blackberry and black
cherry leading to a spicy, mocha-tinged, mouth-watering finish. Sure
tastes like more than thirteen bucks a bottle to us.
C & T Cellars Merlot
VINEYARD: Napa Valley: Oak Knoll District and the St.