Fifty years ago we were all told to wait by the door because soon someone would come knocking with a household robot to sweep, clean and polish all our troubles away. They lied. Instead we’ve been fobbed off with some stupid flat round carpet cleaners and a trash compactor. Not fair.
They’re trying though, and maybe this new AirRider hovering vacuum cleaner points the way to a more fulfilling life in the future? Somehow we doubt it. The cleaning machine works by using the exhaust air from your vacuuming session (notice how we say ‘your‘, because ain’t no way we’re going to do it again) to lift the unit off the floor on a cushion of air.
It all sounds rather impressive, but we’re wondering just how loud the thing is, what with all that hovering and hoovering (sorry couldn’t resist) going on? The product features a full HEPA filter to cope with those microbes you don’t need, and comes with more accessories than an aircraft carrier. It weighs 6.5 lbs, has a 20 foot cord and will cost you $249.99.