A landmark in band merch: Weezer’s branded robot vacuum

As I write this, the Roomba on the main floor is going about its thrice-weekly task of picking up English bull terrier fur and the bits of treats the dogs leave behind. We call our Roomba Horta. Points if you get the Star Trek reference.

We found Horta so useful that I bought another one for my office in the basement. It doesn’t have a name yet (Horta Jr?) so I’m open to suggestions.

Meanwhile, Weezer, the band that gave us the Snuggie back in 2010…

…has made another big leap in band merch technology with the introduction of the Wroomba (the “w” is silent.) Kinda goes nice with the new OK Human album.

It’s the real deal, too, with full cooperation of Roomba maker iRobot. If you’re a fan of these machines, this is the Weezer version of the i7, one of the higher-end models.

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