In an age of technology and automation, it is easy to focus on gadgets that take extra time rather than technology that can free up time. Life can be made easier by letting technology clean the floors, the air, wash and iron clothes, and feed the pets.
Written by Tim Smith
Automatic Window Washing
One frequently neglected chore is window washing. Fire the window washer because the Winbot suctions to glass cleaning large, tall, out of reach windows without you, a bucket or a ladder.
Automatic Floor Cleaning
While the Winbot washes the windows, the Roomba or Neato can be vacuuming the carpeted rooms, and the Braava and Scooba can mop the hard-surface flooring spaces. Never bend over a vacuum cleaner again with these handy dust-sucking, debris-sweeping robots tirelessly working to keep the floors clean while leaving time for more leisure.
Smart Air Purification
Keeping air space clean is just as important as floor space. Don't go out and buy another complicated air filter needing constant tinkering. The Oreck AirInstinct HEPA Large Room Air Purifier is there to clean the air of smoke, pet dander an even pollen as small as .3 microns. If this device is in the room when pollutant levels change, the sensor on the AirInstinct will detect the increase in particle levels and adjust its speed and airflow to accommodate.
Automatic Washing and Ironing
Washing and ironing clothes is definitely not a quick task, especially for delicate or dry-clean only clothes, but with Swash, it can be. Swash is your personal, compact washer that cleans your clothes and leaves them wrinkle free in as little as 10 minutes.
Pet Feeding and Litter Automation
Feeding pets isn’t a huge chore, but one that can get in the way of plan changes and vacation planning. Automatic food dispensers come to the rescue in a smart way. Many automatic pet feeders exist, but Bistro combines a food and water bowl with a robot cat sitter.
Bistro uses face recognition technology to recognize each feline family member, track its weight statistics via a smartphone or tablet app and dispenses the appropriate amount of food and water to keep even the fattest of cats on a strictly regimented diet.
This device, along with an automatic litter pan, frees up cat owners for later nights and weekend getaways without worrying about finding or hiring a cat sitters.
With the windows, floor, clothes, pets taken care of, time is left to determine what to do with the extra free time saved from these regular housekeeping chores.
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