iRobot Roomba Discovery
I got this for $150 on sale at Target (retail is $280). I can't live without it now! I have hard wood floors, and it keeps all the dust off. Just push the button as you walk out the door for work, and come home to beautifully clean floors, and Roomba steers itself back into it's charger when it's done.
I never would be tagged as a Roomba person, and yet I think this is fantastic. Just very conveienient.
The Roomba is on display in the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston as part of a traveling show from the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in NYC: Design Life Now: Triennial. (The best design of the past three years.
This robot is amazing. We use it daily to clean our office.