The Mint automatic floor cleaner by Evolution Robotics is giving Roomba a run for their money. This device uses Northstar Technology to devise a more accurate and faster way to clean your hard surface floors. It works by using a beacon that shoots two points of infrared light onto the ceiling. The Mint then sees the light, and creates a map of the floor, that allows the device to be more organized in it's system of cleaning. Easy to snap in, magnetic dry or wet clean pads makes it simple to use, even for those who can't set the time on the VCR. Expected to be priced at under $250.00, you can have cleaner floors by spring 2010.