We always better things to do with our day than handle trivial and time-consuming tasks. However, it is only today that technology has made it possible for the average person to simply bypass a lot of the daily grind. Many technology pundits predict that, within the next twenty years,we won’t even have to worry about regular chores like mowing the lawn, doing the dishes or washing clothes. So, in theory, we’ll all have a lot more time to invest in family time, being healthier or more educated. Here we look at some of the latest labor saving gadgets that have the potential to make our lives a lot easier.
To vacuum a basic two-bedroom apartment takes a good 20-30 minutes. However, even then there might be spots where dust-bunnies and pet hair collect. If you move all the furnitureand vacuum all those hard-to-reach spots, it would add to the time and be a lot more labor intensive.Multiply that by twice a week, and the hours just stack up. iRobot’s Roomba uses a unique three-stage cleaning method, which tackles every type of flooring from tiles to hardwood and carpets, without the need for human intervention. The Roomba will automatically adjust to the layout of every space, and some models can receive wireless commands. It does an excellent job and can easily save hours a week of your valuable time, not to mention a whole lot of effort.
The Pocket Chainsaw
Have you ever tried to cut through a 2×4 using a regular handsaw? If you are not a professional carpenter you’ll know just how much time it can take, and there’s a good chance that you’ll end up with blisters. However, the Pocket Chainsaw by Stunning Gadgets is designed to make the process of cutting almost any size and type of wood very easy. Extremely portable and light, it can easily fit in your back pocket, and you don’t need muscles like Schwarzenegger to use it. The uniquely designed cutting teeth and sturdy handgrips allows you to shave up to 60% off your cutting time, making it ideal as a labor saving gadget. It’s also very handyon a camping trip, or in a survival situation.
I would be the first to admit that cleaning windows is a necessary, but time consuming and annoying task. It can be particularly difficult if you reside on the 12th story of a high-rise building. Winbot, as the name suggests is a square shaped robot that cleans windows. The design looks a lot like the iRobot Roomba but Winbot starts by first determining the overall size of the window and then creates a cleaning route automatically. All you do is place it on your window and hit the “start” button.
This is yet another robotic product by iRobot with the difference being that Looj 330 is a gutter-cleaning bot. It automatically takes care of the debris collecting in your home’s gutters, without you having to even monitor it. Just place it on your gutter and let it go all by itself. While the robot will win no awards for looks, it will certainly win one for saving you the cost of a handyman.
SG Ice Ball Maker
Now that the summer is almost here, you will know all too well just how difficult it can be to get your hands on a few ice balls for your barbecue drinks.. Stunning Gadgets Ice Ball Maker is not a high-tech robotic ice ball maker, but it’s designed to save you lots of time trying to get a perfectly formed ice ball out of your freezer. The specially designed material allows ice to form in just afew minutes and then it can be squeezed out of the flexible mold with no effort.
Mowing the lawn is one of the most monotonous and unrewarding of domestic tasks. However, the Husqvarna Robotic Lawn Mower is here to rescue you. The robot works a lot like the Roomba and Winbot because it works out its own best route across your lawn. The sensors on it ensure that the blades are never working unless it touches the grass, so if you lift one up while it’s operational the blades will stop. Plus the low noise ensures that your baby or your elderly neighborsare not disturbed by the ruckus on a weekend.
Is there a room in your house that you can only enter if you’re wearing a hazmat suit? Then you probably have a child or a teenager. If your offspring hatestidyingtheir room (and let’s face it, don’t they all?), the Room Tidying Robot is a godsend. Small and cute-looking, it has two ‘hands’ which load small objects into its cargo bed before taking them to your preferred location where it offloads them. It can rely on its infrared eyes to find and collect objects that are within a foot of its visual range, or there is a remote control facility, which we think is way more fun. With a selection of cute phrases as it works, this will charm any child into begging to be allowed to tidy up. Job done!