iRobot Roomba 535 Cleaning Up!

I recently came across a video about this iRobot Roomba vacuum product building hype across the Internet and selling out all over the place. The promise of never having to vacuum again is a big deal, especially for us young professionals taxed for time as it is. Now selling for under $250 it’s easy to see why they’re so popular.

For those who don’t know what a Roomba is, it’s basically a vacuum that cleans on its own, much like a pool cleaner (you’ve probably seen one before). , I’ve added a demo video for the Roomba 560 to give you an idea of how it works.

What a fantastic idea from iRobot’s founder Helen Greiner, originally introduced in 2002. Now, years after the Roomba’s initial introduction, the company is receiving the rewards of their hard work. This is a classic example of an entrepreneur setting out to create something that people need, working hard to put it in their hands, and welcoming the success their hard work brings.