Morning tech deals highlights

Inflatable Bed – AeroBed Lasting Comfort Air Matress (queen) for $85, shipped. It's at Costco, so non-members pay a 5% surcharge. These are normally around $120. [Slickdeals] ⌦ Gutter Robot – The iRobot Looj gutter-cleaning robot has dropped to $30, shipped, if you pay with PayPal. [Techbargains] ⌦ Watch – The new Timex Expedition WS4 widescreen multifunction watch (alimeter, barometer, compass, thermometer) is 20% at Eastern Mountain Sports, making it $160 shipped. [Dealhack] ⌦ True Blood – The first season DVDs of the HBO vampire series True Blood are on sale for $25, shipped. [Amazon] ⌦ Watch Winder – Wolf Designs Module 2.0 Programmable 3-Slot Rotating Automatic Watch Winder for just $450, or about $1,050 off. It winds watches. [Dealnews] ⌦ Speakers – Today's Woot are two Klipsch Synergy F-1 Floorstanding Loudspeakers for $355, shipped.
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One Response to Morning tech deals highlights

  1. Anonymous says:

    Joel, that is the LOOJ MARK ONE.

    Irobot is desperate to dump these things, $30 is not a good deal. For most people, it will not do the job. I cannot recommend it.

    I use one, but I have a hatch that leads on to my roof and I have the looj attached to a sturdy surf fishing rod (with a 360 degree swivel in the line, for when it does the “looj death roll”) and a heavy bait-casting reel. If you can drop the looj in from above and keep a retrieval line on it, and you don’t mind disassembling it to remove the NiCad battery for charging, and you don’t mind that the charge algorithm is composed of you and a stopwatch (treat it like a cell phone and kill it in two charge cycles) then maybe the looj will work for you.

    But for most people, the looj MARK ONE is a way to make a filthy, dangerous job more frustrating without reducing the filth or danger significantly.

    Seriously, man. I bought mine the last time BB posted a link to it on Woot. I hear the new model (which has no whip antenna) is better.

    Just to make it clear that I’m not a robophobe, I have two roombas and I love them. I wish I could afford a scooba – my friend James has one and it works great.

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