Top 5 Robots for the Home under $2500

WowWee Rovio Wi-Fi Enabled Robotic WebCam

WowWee Rovio Wi-Fi Enabled Robotic WebCamHousehold chores—they’re a drag. Unfortunately they have to be done. According to some statistics, 85 percent of women and 67 percent of men spend 2.6 hours and 2 hours respectively each day tidying up the house, cooking and mowing the lawn.

But these daily housework activities don’t have to consume your life. With the help of home robots, you can use those ‘extra’ hours in your day doing more enjoyable things and/or relaxing. We found 5 robots for the home under $2500 (most under $1000) that can help you out.

Robomow robotic lawnmower rl1000Robomow: For many, mowing the lawn is their least favorite chore, especially on sizzling hot summer days. But thanks to Robomow, maintaining your lawn has never been easier.

How does it work? Consumers are required to first outline their lawn with a special wire that is included in the Robomow kit. The barrier is set so that the automatic lawn mower is aware of its boundaries. Then with a simple press of a button, the robot clips overgrown grass in its perimeter. The grass is turned into extra fine mulch so clippings do not need to be collected. Installed crash sensors also enable the mower to avoid solid objects in its way. Price: $1400-$2300


Nitro Robotic Pool CleanerNitro Robotic Pool Cleaner: Do you have a huge swimming pool that you love taking dips in but absolutely hate cleaning it? No problem. The Nitro Pool Robot is designed to brush and scrub, vacuum and filters any sized and shaped pool. It even climbs walls, steps, cleans in and around corners and will even scrub around raised drains. Price: $500


iRobot Scooba Robotic Vacuum CleaneriRobot Scooba: This robot designed by one of the leading home-robot manufactures in the U.S., iRobot, relieves consumers of performing one of the most dreaded indoor household chores: cleaning floors.

It’s relatively small, about 6.5 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches tall. This makes it not only easy for storage, but also enables it to get around in tight spaces around the toilet. The best part? It never uses dirty water. Price: from $300


Roomba Robotic Vacuum CleanerRoomba: By far one of the most recognizable home-robots, this vacuum (also manufactured by iRobot) automatically cleans dirt and small foreign objects found on your home carpeted and wooden floors.

At the beginning of 2011, iRobot released a newer and improved Roomba that claims to have more sucking power and a longer-lasting battery. Price: from $100


WowWee Rovio Wi-Fi Enabled Robotic WebCamWow Wee Rovio: This last robot may not help keep your home clean, but it will undoubtedly help you protect it. This Wi-Fi enabled mobile web-cam is designed to work as a “patrol-dog” allowing you to monitor what’s going on in and out of your home all the way from the other side of the continent. Price: $250


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