My First Robot and the Internet Of Things
I love my robot. Yes, I own a robot and I'm proud of it. Granted, many of you have owned one before me and know why robots are great, but many others do not yet have the joy of a robot.
I bought a Roomba 870 recently as part of a special offer I received from Roomba through Bzzagent. I have wanted a Roomba for some time but Roomba's are expensive and I wasn't sure it was worth it. When this discounted offer came up, I thought I had to try it and I'm glad I did.
I have four kids under the age of 12, and they are messy. We kept buying quick sweepers for the kitchen cleanup so I thought a Roomba would make the job easier. It did, but it does more than I expected, cleaning the whole downstairs. It cleans every day on schedule and only complains when it is full or stuck (I have a chair that it can get under but not out, but otherwise this thing can't get stuck!). I am somewhat scared by the amount of dirt it seems to capture every day but I guess that is the life of four kids and 10 friends coming and going all day.
A robot vacuuming is cool and makes my life easier, but that is just the beginning of where we are headed. I also have a NEST thermostat which I love for so many reasons. The most important is that it is so easy even my wife and kids can use it. I love it because I can change the temperature in the house from my phone, laptop, tablet, or God forbid even at the thermostat itself...
This is a great feature, especially when heading home from a trip. I open the app and cool the house down (or warm it up on the few cold Florida days) before we get home.