The Looj, iRobot's gutter-cleaning robot, won a Best of Innovations Design and Engineering award at this year's Consumer Electronics Showcase. Controlled via wireless remote, the Looj makes gutter-cleaning a safer enterprise, as you don't have to keep moving the ladder down the length of the gutter. You let the robot do the traveling instead, and an auger spinning at 500 RPM flings pinecones, leaves and sludge right over the edge.
Still, even with a starting price of $99, it seems a little over-the-top—the local handyman could probably do the job much faster, and, over time, for not that much more money. The Looj really makes you wonder if the folks at iRobot plan to design a machine for every household chore.—Gregory Mone
I just don't see how that could work. It has gotta get stuck. And you also have to go up on the roof multiple times to put him your gutters. I installed gutter guards on my home and don't even have to climb a ladder. There are some great ones at www.gutterglove.com.
If you haven’t used a gutter guard before, I would definitely use Gutterglove gutter protection. I installed it on my home because it keeps out all the leaves, pine needles and even roof sand grit from entering your gutters because it uses a very fine micro mesh for filtering all debris out. I don’t have to climb a dangerous ladder to clean out my gutters ever again. Yahoo! You know they also got the highest rating in a national consumer’s magazine from testing numerous gutter guards. I just wanted to recommend them and pass on this tip. Here's their website: www.Gutterglove.com
No more gutter cleaning!