Robot Vacuums are undoubtedly one of the most underrated inventions of the 20th century. They are pretty handy, easy to use, require minimal supervision and do an excellent job of cleaning the floors of your house. They came in the markets sometime in the late 1990s and since then, the task of cleaning hasn’t been the same. These floor cleaning robots have given a stiff competition to their vacuum counterparts and this trend has been growing ever since. In fact, with the development of technology in this field, robot vacuums are becoming even more popular.

However, the fact of the matter remains that a good robot vacuum with a powerful vacuum technology cannot do the job as well as a traditional vacuum cleaner with a hose. Yes, these traditional vacuums are quite bulky and noisy but they do an excellent job of keeping your floor spotless. Many people who do not mind cleaning the house themselves still prefer these manual cleaners.

At the same time, however, there are many who come home after a tiring day at work, only to find themselves taking care of the family, preparing dinner, setting the plan for tomorrow, et cetera. In such a scenario, even the most basic chore of cleaning your house seems like a daunting task. This is why robot vacuum cleaners are such a big hit – they are capable of cleaning your floors, all by themselves. You can practically leave your house with the robovac on and by the time you get back, your floors will be clean!

So, if you are still wondering whether you should buy a robot vacuum in 2018, you should ask yourself if you can clean the floors of your house after a demanding day at work. Of course, you can also afford to hire a maid but then again, it becomes a monthly expense. Luckily, robot vacuums do not cost that much and with just a little research, you can get yourself a very smart floor cleaner. It like a one-time investment that will cut your cleaning costs by a considerable margin.

Budget and Technology – Two things to look for in a Robovac

Congratulations, you have finally decided to get yourself a robot vacuum cleaner and free yourself from the burden of keeping dirt and pet hair off your floor! But now, you are faced with a bigger question – which robot vacuum should I buy? Well, the answer is a lot simpler than you might imagine.

Ever since the first Roomba hit the market in 2002, engineers have constantly tried to design a model which has superior technology and yet, is affordable. This led to various iterations by different robot vacuum companies over the years and finally, we have some of the most advanced robovacs, available to the general public.

For instance, you have iRobot’s Roomba 980 – a robot vacuum with 10 times the cleaning power than its predecessors and is designed specially to deal with carpets. Not only this, but its navigation system is state-of-the-art as it maps the floor for smooth navigation and also remembers where it has cleaned and where it is yet to clean. The best part is that this cleaner can be controlled with a simple mobile application. This app can be used to clean and set a schedule – anytime, anywhere.

On the other end of the spectrum, you have the ILife range of robot vacuum cleaners which are meant to be quite cheap. Their most advanced robovacs – A8 and V8 – can cost up to $350. Of course, these cleaners will not be equipped with advanced navigation features and technology but they are still can do an excellent job of keeping your floors clean and free of dirt. Then you have multiple brands like Neato, Samsung, Ecovacs, Eufy, and many more.

Therefore, it is obvious that the more you invest in a robovac, the more features you will get. But then again, a majority of robot vacuums in the market are equipped with decent navigation systems which will prevent them running into furniture and falling off the stairs. These devices also have sufficiently powerful motors that will get rid of all the dirt and dust that may accumulate on the floors. Therefore, investing in a high-end model makes sense if you are looking for a cleaner that is in a different league than its peers – sort of like the latest Roomba.

In addition to this, you also have other factors to consider like the type of batteries, HEPA filters, vacuum technology, run-time on a single charge, brand, WiFi control, et cetera. As long as your cleaner ticks all the right boxes, you will have absolutely no problems.

Final Thoughts

In a world where we are becoming increasingly busy, robovacs have taken the chore of cleaning and simplified it further. They are cost-efficient, simple to use, and require very little supervision. It saves you time – time you can enjoy doing other things. Of course, they are still not as better as their bulky vacuum counterparts but it is only a matter of time before they ace that aspect too.

 

The latest motorcycle navigators (GPS systems) help bikers to safely find their routes on busy city streets. They also guide them to new destinations for purposes of adventure. Most of them are designed to withstand harsh conditions on the road and are full of intuitive features which make the riding experience heavenly.

Discussed below are some of the best GPS systems.

Garmin Zumo 595LM

It is one of the best motorcycle navigators with routing options for hilly and twisty terrain. It is of great help to many hardcore bikers. Listed below are some of the key things that make it unique. The router alerts the biker for sharp curves, speed cameras and offers multiple safety tips. Zumo can easily be paired with a smartphone using Bluetooth which enables hands-free calling. Crucial notifications such as important emails can also pop up on the Zumo screen. It is possible to play music from your smartphone or MP3 player and the router can also connect to Spotify music services.

It has a 5-inch touchscreen designed for harsh weather. The touchscreen is double-oriented and is glove-friendly. The motorcycle navigator is made with a transflective technological design which gives it a brighter display and reduces glare which makes it readable on sunny days. It also has helpful voice prompts put in place for accuracy during turns or lane exits. The brightly colored arrow on the Zumo screen also eases navigation. A “Trackback” feature is put in place to help the biker navigate the same route in reverse during a return journey. The navigator system suggests potential rest areas and issues fatigue warnings in case of longer rides.

TomTom Rider 400

This motorcycle navigator is rated to have the best value. Some of the key features associated with this router include; It is relatively cheap but has desirable results. It is most suitable for winding roads and to top on that it has lifetime maps ready for use by the biker. This motorcycle navigator is usable at sea level and even on elevated positions such as hill peaks. The biker can discover new routes by simply tapping on a preferred location. Round-trip planning is also made possible. It is possible to see more curves on your route by rotating the navigator which will automatically shift to portrait view mode. The router makes it possible for a rider to plan for a trip beforehand. It is possible to view a certain route while at home.

It has a weather-proof design which is of great benefit to the user. Audio instructions can be issued via a Bluetooth headset and this helps you keep eyes on the road. A high contrast mode enables the rider to view a route in bright conditions without struggle. Conclusion Motorcycle navigation devices revolutionized biking to a whole new level. These latest GPS systems make a riding experience safe and more enjoyable. Most of these navigation systems are resistant to UV rays and fuel spills. Any off-road riding adventures can be handled by loading topographical maps on the high-end devices. To have the best motorcycle GPS system you have to dig a bit deeper into the pockets but with it a smile will never leave your face when riding to new places for adventure or on busy streets. Road safety is also guaranteed when using these routers because of the safety tips that pop up frequently on the screen and also the audio instructions incorporated.

With recent changes to relevance algorithms done by large search engine companies like Google, most notably updates Google released in both June and September of 2012, many websites have been hit lower page rankings. While many webmasters participated in a practice called “link building,” Google has recently implemented changes to their algorithm which prevent “bunk” links to websites from affecting their page rank positively, and in fact can have a negative impact on their ranking. Google has recently created a “Disavow Link Tool” allowing webmasters to deny responsibility for links to their website that are irrelevant, that they have no control over removing. It would seem as though Google is getting sick of “link bombing” or “link building” (these are also the techniques that are responsible for the 2003 George Bush “miserable failure” prank — the one that made a search for “miserable failure” bring up George Bush’s page as the top result.) Other search engines are beginning to make similar changes to their algorithm, and this will bring in a new age of “link earning,” or posting legitimate links on websites relevant to your own.

Before search engines existed, it was more difficult to get your website out there. You were unable to simply “use the right keywords” and “post links on websites” to get search engines to find you. Instead, you would need to find websites relevant to your own, and find a way to connect the two. Perhaps a website which taught programming languages would link back to your website selling server hosting. Another good example might be a forum for pet owners linking to your website which gave information on training dogs, or birds. In a sense, these webmasters were “earning links” through having legitimate, relevant, and quality content, rather than just posting links with the hopes a search engine would find their site. As time went on, Google did start to make it a little more difficult: for example your link meant more if it was on a website which Google deemed “quality” (this was when PageRank was first introduced.) Then Google began to make sure that the content on your site was similar to the content of the site linking to you. “Link directories,” “blog carnivals,” and the like became much less useful around this time.

As time goes on, perhaps social links and the like will gain more weight. Reddit, Digg, and other link aggregators are a great source for getting websites out there. These sites also value quality over quantity, and this is again a part of the new “link earning” idea. This idea of having higher quality content being more important than being linked to by many other websites will continue to have a more prominent role over time. This isn’t to say that link building is completely useless: links to websites are still very much important, especially coming from highly rated sites. It’s just going to become even more important that they are relevant websites, and that the content matches the link.