If you are a pet owner, then you know what a pain it is to get rid of the fur your beloved cat or dog leaves behind.
Chances are, when you attempt to start vacuuming, your little fur-ball is just not having it. Even if your pet allows you to actually get the chore done, single strands of hair always seem to be left behind.
Now, you no longer have to worry about cleaning up hair, thanks to this pet-friendly robotic vacuum that will get rid of it for you.
Created by the Canadian company bObsweep, the bObi Pet vacuum will automatically sweep your floors, sucking up the hair so you don't have to.
The bObi Pet looks just like the iRobot Roomba with its circular design, and is less than four inches tall, so it can easily fit underneath furniture. While its sleek and modern look doesn't make it an eyesore to be roaming around your house, it has the tech to be a product that is worth looking into if your pets are known to significantly shed. The robot is equipped with a UV light to sterilize surfaces, two bristle and rubber brushes, a microfiber cloth for mopping that can be washed and a HEPA filter that traps allergens and pet dander in the air.
The device is able to clean wood, tile and carpeted floors with a suction power of 11,500 rpm and uses 80 hybrid silicone/rubber touch sensors to prevent it from bumping into all your furniture and walls or taking a tumble down the stairs.
The bObi Pet has three touchscreen buttons that instruct the robot, including: the "Go! "option that has the robot simultaneously sweeping, vacuuming and mopping the floor, the "Juice" option that has it automatically return to its charging station and the "Waffle" option that will target an area with a spill in a three-foot area for three minutes.
It will last for an hour and a half before the battery needs to be recharged, and it comes with a remote that lets the pet owner set a vacuum time (like when your cat is napping), turn on the UV light and navigate the robot.
The robot vacuum has a sound level between 60 and 65 decibels, so it won't cause your dog to start barking like a wild animal.
"Switching on a traditional vacuum cleaner provokes neurotic behaviors from our pets including voracious barking and panicked hiding. Bob, on the other hand, has better social skills mainly because he is not noisy. Moreover, Bob's functions are familiar to an animal: he moves, he hunts and he sleeps. Instead of cowering in fear, dogs and cats will chase Bob like a new playmate," the company states on its website.
The bObi comes in either high gloss scarlet or silver and is a bit smaller than its signature robot. It retails for $849, but consumers can take advantage of its Cyber Monday deal and pick one up for $330 — just in time for holiday cleaning.
Source: Digital Trends