Those of you who read my holiday letter post from last year may remember that Alfred is my Roomba. That is, if you haven't blotted the experience of reading the post out of your mind.

See, I warned you, and what did you do - you went back and looked at the post anyway. Isn't the picture of Alfred wearing the basket cute?

Roomba has been a loyal servant for these past months, and except for occaisional bouts of catatonic paralysis at the edge of our stairs, has performed his duties with devotion an diligence.

But there's a new kid in town:


Roomba discovery is here:

New features are:

  • Bigger bin
  • Better battery
  • Self-charging (roomba finds his charger on the floor)
  • Dirt detection
  • Automatic hat wearing
  • Enhanced “sulk“ mode
  • Teenager mode (cleans while you watch, then goes and watches TV when you leave)