The Deebot (13.9-by-13.9-by-4 inches, 10.6 pounds) has left and right handed rotor brushes to help get most everything in its way. A dust bin collects what you don’t want so you’ll have to empty it like you would any other vacuum.
A base is its home and charging station. If your vacuum road course isn’t finished before the battery runs out, it’s smart enough to return to get a charge and then complete its chore. The run time is about 90 minutes before a charge is needed.
When I engaged a conversation with friends who were against having a robotic vacuum, I asked how well their existing vacuum gets under beds for dog hair. The answer was zero, but with the Deebot, it’s 100 percent.
Blue Microphone’s new Satellite wireless noise-canceling headphones are promoted as the first with a built-in amp along with two separate pairs of drivers.
What does that mean to anyone who wants a great sounding headphone? This makes it one-stop shopping, no need to look any further than the Satellite’s if you’re headphone shopping.
I knew they were as great as advertised after a few seconds of listening. And, they have a great modern look. So I went digging around to find out what makes the sound come to life.
According to Blue, the Satellite over-the-head headphones uses two separate drivers in each ear-cup. One is dedicated to high-fidelity audio, and the other for noise canceling.
The sound system is listed on the Blue website as a “Patent pending 4-driver system featuring two custom 44mm ultra-responsive Blue dynamic drivers for audio and two dedicated 30mm drivers for active noise canceling.”
The dual drivers allow the audio’s sound to stay at high-quality levels, while the noise canceling technology removes unwanted noise.
Blue has built the headphones with an analog audiophile amplifier to give you an incredible hi-fi sound.
The Satellites have a built-in, rechargeable batteries, which are rated to last for 24 hours of straight wireless sound or 8 hours of hi-fi sound using the active noise canceling.
A USB charging cable connects directly to the ear cup. There’s a button for power, pairing, the amplifiers, and noise-calling on or off.
Often headphones I try feel great on my head for the first few minutes but often turn into an uncomfortable feeling. I placed the Satellites on my head before I boarded a recent flight and didn’t remove them until I got to baggage claim, about 3 hours later.
To me, an airplane is the best location for testing noise-canceling and these passed the test with the highest grades possible.
With the holidays not far off, I’d put this as a solid contender for any gift list.
Contact Gregg Ellman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @greggellman