Here's one to all you pet owners out there. Unplggd reader Brent asks: "I was curious if you could ask everyone about what vacuum cleaners or tech they use to keep their animal fur and dander under control? I recently got a dog and while I love the little guy, keeping all that hair from sticking to my clothes and socks is becoming a real chore. Please help!"It may be some time until we see self-grooming puppy sweaters or cat hairball magnets, so your best bet is probably sticking with vacuum cleaners. But that doesn't mean you have to stick with traditional. Roomba makes a nice set of automated ones that cater right for your market:
Above, the Roomba 562 available for $370 takes control of the pet room.
The Dyson DC31 Animal Hand Vacuum is available for $270.
Word of advice. If you're considering using a vacuum to groom your pet, be sure to hold onto that receipt just in case your pet (unsurprisingly) starts to freak out at the thought of having a machine suddenly doing its grooming instead of a normal brush. Although we might enjoy Dyson for its playful industrial design aesthetic, that doesn't guarantee your pets will see it the same.
Got a recommendation for Brent? Let him know below!