my two new companions are not especially pretty or colorful, but am I head over heels in love with both of them. I tend to resist technological devises. they all seem so contrived and plastic and masculine. but I find these two indispensable. the garmin nuvi 750 gently guides me to travel and shopping destinations alike (although she tends to sound a tad indignant when she has to "recalculate"). and I just can't say enough about the i-robot vacuum. it was a concession to ken, who wanted a "real" robot from hammacher schlemmer. he (the i-robot, not ken) is set loose in the house while I'm getting ready in the morning. he happily sweeps up dust and debris, thereby freeing me from daily sweeping.