REVIEW: iRobot Roomba 780 robot vacuum cleaner

The future promised a lot, and while robot butlers and hovercars are still pipe-dreams, robot vacuum cleaners are very much a reality. Hot on the heels of its IFA 2011 unveiling, Tech Digest got to spend some quality time with our very own clean-freak R2D2, the iRobot Roomba 780 vacuum cleaner. Read on to see whether or not it's time to send the Dyson to the dumpster.

I want one: R2D2 USB Hub

This is so much more than a USB hub. It's my new pet astromech droid – once I buy it, that is!

This animated 4-port USB hub makes R2D2 beeping sounds every 3 minutes and when you plug in a new device. Oh, just watch the video, you'll probably fall in love with it too. It's €43 and available for pre-order on