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Skirting Board Vacuum Roomba

skirts around the edge of the room sucking up dust
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Skirting Boards are a pain to keep free of dust, but Skirting Board Vacuum Roomba makes short work of them.

It navigates the skirting boards like a cross between a millipede and an aardvark, sucking up the dust as it roves along, clinging to the edge with its multiple legs. Being totally flexible, it can easily negotiate decorative mouldings and right angle bends. Dust is periodically dropped off in neat little bags that it processes as an added function of its internal mechanism.

Also scares the hell out of unaware visitors, if they happen to catch sight of it scuttling along methodically cleaning the peripheries of the room.

xenzag, Aug 11 2014

(?) If, like me, you were wondering what a skirting board could be http://guides.wikin...g-turrets/1t2b472q/
[pashute, Aug 14 2014]

Wikipedia: Baseboard https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseboard
MIMA [notexactly, Mar 15 2020]


       I always forget about the colonies..... where skirting boards are probably unknown. Believe me. They are runways for dust! Whole cities of mites live on them.
xenzag, Aug 14 2014

       //a cross between a millipede and an aardvark// [+]
pertinax, Aug 16 2014

       //Also scares the hell out of unaware visitors// Truthfully, it would scare the hell outta me. Just a bit on the creepy side. I don't know, maybe. Perhaps. Sort of, possibly, a bun.
blissmiss, Aug 16 2014

       Huh? From the discussion so far, and the images not loading on the previously-[link]ed page, I was thinking a skirting board was halfway up the wall and had a ledge a couple of inches wide. Nope. Turns out [link] it's a baseboard, which we have in Canada.
notexactly, Mar 15 2020

       We thought you had ice hockey ?   

       Is baseboard a summer thing ?
8th of 7, Mar 15 2020

       That, and we only have one team.
notexactly, Mar 15 2020

       Still better than cricket, then.
8th of 7, Mar 15 2020


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