Roomba 560 Vacuuming Robot from iRobot Review

After being persistently recommended by my friend I finally bought the new Roomba 560 about three months back, and must admit that it was a wise decision. As they say that good things come in small packages, this little powerhouse is something that I will recommend as a must have for all you working people with pets at home. [Buy It Here]

irobot 560 roomba vacuuming robot

irobot 560 roomba vacuuming robot

One thing all we pet owners face is the shedding that they do, but can’t blame them because this comes natural to them. Even our cat keeps shedding a lot, and honestly used to have a hard time maneuvering the same. But this new device seems like an answer to all my prayers. Not only does it clean the regular vacuum stuff, but cat hair too.

irobot 560 roomba vacuuming robot

The best part is that the physical presence of the user is not even necessary. Just set the time when you want the house to be clean and this device does the rest. So if you are out for work or sleeping after a long hard working day, once done see for yourself how a spic and span house is waiting for you. With a compact size it is easy to store and keep and is quite noiseless even while operating which is completely opposite of what all vacuum cleaners are synonymous with.

There are many innovative features that have been incorporated in this new Roomba, like the sensors present in it helps it to identify that if it approaches a solid object the speed automatically drops, thus it’s quite gentle on furniture and other important parts of the house. Apart from this it also timely warns if the dirt bag is full or the brushes need cleaning. Another technology that is featured is that of lighthouse, wherein the Roomba automatically cleans the rooms without moving to the next one. With loads of innovation and user friendly options I may sound as a brand ambassador for the Roomba, but would admit that you too would turn into one if you use it too. [Buy It Here]

irobot 560 roomba vacuuming robot

irobot 560 roomba vacuuming robot




Natura Levo Wind Turbine

The innovative conceptual product by Laura Sink of The Art Institute of Pittsburg is an interesting one. Natura Levo, is a small, vertical-axis wind turbine whose primary purpose is to catch wind from any direction. The beautifully shaped stationary shape is the center axis for the design, which can be mounted to any existing structure like a telephone pole or even the usual backyard and once mounted the device, is used to catch wind. It’s a nice and simple way to make us aware of the need to coexist within the natural surrounding. So it is a nice, sleek and practical educational tool for today’s generation.

natura levo wind turbine


Text from the designer :

Natura Levo is a small wind, vertical axis wind turbine. It is a 66″ tall turbine that contains two non-traditional blades that can catch wind from any direction. These blades are fastened within a unique steel component which also houses the tapered bearings allowing the blades to spin with little friction. The center axis is a beautifully formed stationary shape that mounts to existing architecture. The intended architecture can be anything ranging from a telephone pole, to an old chimney mount, to a flag pole in a residential back yard. Natura Levo is intended to harness energy from a renewable energy source while co-existing with its natural surroundings. Natura Levo should be so beautiful that it raises awareness of natural energy by admiration of its design.

Natura Levo is made primarily of Novomer plastic, with necessary steel bearings, adjustable cylinder mount, and small housings. The steel components are machined, and with the exception of the housings, these are standard forms. The remaining steel pieces would be machined in 3 separate entities and welded together. The axis is Novomer and injection blow molded; the blades are a bit more involved. They would be formed in 4 pieces and snapped together. The nature of the rotation would strengthen the fastened segments by using the natural force. These 4 pieces would be injection molded.

natura levo wind turbine

Designer : Laura Sink




Shape Shifter Concept Phone

A cool and innovative concept designed by Rune Larsen shows the new cell phone with concept of changing shapes. It’s sleek and clean design makes it the best choice for any gadget lover. As per this concept, this cell phone will have 2 layers of plastic, one flexible and the other one would be hard with special liquid inside it. When the liquid is pushed between the layers they can form different shapes on the surface. As the mobile phone is capable of changing its shapes with the touch on its screen, it will surely bring a revolution in the mobile industry.

shape shifter phone concept

shape shifter phone concept

shape shifter phone concept

shape shifter phone concept

Designer : Rune Larsen






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