First there was the Roomba, which is a clever little robot that wheels around rooms in your house and vacuums the carpets. It’s one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” concepts, and I don’t know how successful or popular the devices are, but I’ve always considered them pretty cool.
Add a new chapter to “why didn’t I think of that?” as the Auto Mower is released. Here’s a quick summary:
The Auto Mower runs on a rechargeable nickel metal hydride battery that can mow for about four to six hours between charges. Since it’s quiet, you can set it to run at night. In fact, the company says it only needs to be set up once at the beginning of the season and then can be left on its own to mow and charge. Safety sensors stop the blades– which only spin while the machine is in motion– when the machine is lifted off the ground.
Sweet! I’d buy one if they cost less than $2,000– that’s a hefty sticker price.