Geeks may not turn as many heads as the shirtless pool-boy as they waft around the grounds, but, thanks to technology, we're finally able to wreak some revenge. The folks over at iRobot have cooked up the Mirra 530, a pool cleaning 'bot that'll sit above the Verro 500 in its lineup of aquatic sanitizers. It'll much through up to 70 gallons of water a minute and will filter debris as small as two microns. Thanks to its iAdapt Nautiq system, it'll even work out the size of your natatorium to determine which cleaning program is the most efficient. At the same time, the company is packing off the Looj 330 gutter-washer to the rest of the world -- the first time it's retailed an outdoor unit outside of the US. Ending the tyranny of Chet (they're always called Chet, aren't they?) will set you back $1,299.99 or €1,499.99 in Europe and will launch in both sides of the pond in the spring, at the same time the Looj arrives in the old world, costing €299.99.
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