iRobot Looj cleans up at innovation awards
By Emily Clark
November 13, 2007
Early in October we announced the release of the Looj, a remote controlled gutter cleaning bot from home robotics specialists iRobot. The Looj was recently announced the winner of the Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award in the Home Appliance category at the 2008 International Consumer Electronic Showcase (CES).
Since 1989, the CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards program has showcased the most innovative consumer electronics and technologies and the Looj is iRobot’s third home appliance product to receive a Best of Innovations Award in last four years.
Designed to make gutter cleaning faster, easier and safer, the Looj is controlled by a wireless remote that doubles as a detachable handle. It cleans an entire stretch of gutter from one location, reducing the number of times a ladder must be repositioned and climbed during gutter cleaning. Looj drives easily under gutter straps, propelled by a three-stage auger that dislodges and eliminates dirt, leaves and debris, which cause water damage, overspills and ice dams. Available in three models, prices for the Looj start from US$99.