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This is creepy and weird in a totally “I SO want that on MY Roomba” sorta way! It’s a cover for the Roomba, the “i-Toad,” made from needle felted Romney and Jacob wool and glass eyes. And you thought the housepets were freaked out about your Roomba before!

I-Toad

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Bruce

    Man, this is so awesome it makes me want to go out and buy a roomba!

  • BG

    While this is actually VERY scary to look at.. it brings to mine the unmined market for “ROOMA COVERS”.

    I mean, yes they look stylish as it is – but it’d be so totally cool if you could make it look like some else as it cleans your house.

  • Ollie

    I can’t believe that pile of wool turned into such a realistic lizard! That’s a lot of work!

  • cyenobite2

    Forget the roomba, I just want the toad cover.

  • Anonymous

    Ah! This reminds me of the electronic cat that my aunt had in the ’80s – Petster. http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0849/

    The cat scared me, as did the crazy-looking pool cleaner that prowled her pool.