With the advent of the Roomba, people who hate to vacuum rejoiced at never having to clean their floors again. Leave it to Japanese gadget inventors to come up with something that’s even cuter than the Roomba but way less practical. The Mocoro Rolling Ball Mop is exactly what it sounds like: a little rolling ball that cleans your hard surface floors as it rolls.
The microfiber ball has a motor inside it that allows it to roll around picking up dust bunnies for 15 minutes at a time. Three AA batteries will provide about three total hours of cleaning. It cleans tile, laminate, hardwood and any other non-carpet floors by causing the dust to stick to the soft cover. Unfortunately, you have to remove the cover and wash it after every cleaning.
The video for the Mocoro is insanely cute, but it proves what you’re probably already thinking: this is basically just a pet toy that gets dirty really quickly.
You can now get your very own for $60 USD. Just watch your pets around it – it will either drive them insane or die at their paws.
From Japan Trend Shop:
“We loved the original Mocoro Robotic Fur Ball Vacuum Cleaner and so did the world. Now the makers are back with an enhanced new version, the Mocoro Mop Ball CZ-562, with two more fun colors (yellow, brown) on top of the now classic pink, plus various improved functions.”
“The microfiber cover collects dust and hair as the fur ball rolls around by itself. It’s a true combination of Japan’s love for cool household electronics and cute robots. The mop ball also now ‘talks’, making cute sounds as it moves around the room and encounters walls and obstacles.”
“This is useful so you know where your fur ball and don’t get surprised when it suddenly emerges from under the sofa! And when your mop ball is done cleaning, just use the special brush included to wipe off the dust and then remove the cover to wash it. Oh, and your cat or other pets will also LOVE playing the Mocoro!”