Uve Is Like A Mini-Roomba That Cleans And Disinfects Kitchen Countertops


Not a fan of using chemical-based cleansers and disinfectants to get rid of the filth on your kitchen countertop? We understand. Those things can be pretty nasty, after all, making them a questionable choice for use in the same surface you prepare your food on. The UVe offers an equally potent alternative, sans the potential hazards of chemicals.

A mini-Roomba of sorts, it’s a device that will thoroughly and safely clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces autonomously. Just set it down on the counter, switch it on, and leave it to work – it will clean every inch of that surface and automatically stop once the whole area is covered.


The UVe is a disc-shaped device that looks like a simple knob while sitting on the countertop. It won't will suck up dirt and debris like robotic vacuum cleaners, although the UV germicidal lamp on the underside will unleash hell on every germ that lays in its path (the lamp automatically turns off once the device is lifted off the surface to ensure kids don’t play with it). It features smart ledge detection to ensure it will never fall off, infrared obstacle detection, and a learning algorithm that allows it to find the most efficient way to cover an entire surface after a few runs. Features include a charging dock (the device parks itself after it finishes cleaning), configurable cleaning cycles (it can clean every hour, every two hours, or every four hours), and a failsafe mode that automatically sends it to dock as soon as the battery goes under 10 percent.


A Kickstarter campaign is currently running to fund UVe. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $89.

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2 Responses

  1. Anna

    very nice concept technology! what kind of cleaner(s) can it use–does it come with any? i really like the idea, but was a bit disappointed to read that it doesn’t come with a vacuum feature too (would have made more sense!) the price is definitely practical, and a lot cheaper than the other automated robotic systems that clear the house. can this one be used outdoors (waterproof?) how long does it last on a charge? it looks pretty cool, and i really like the blue glowing LED features. its nice that they took into account safety, especially with children, so that it detecters being tempered with and shut down–especially when taking into consideration curious pets!

  2. Frank

    id really like to see them make one of these with different features like playing music, directional control from afar, and even LED modifications. i bet if they made it open source and allowed it to be compliant with android apps, something like this could be done and offered. so does it go back to the charging down on its own too when it’s low or about to die? i think the UV lamp idea was really clever and resourceful. this feature definitely makes it more environmentally-friendly and economically practical! the price is really good. this reminds me of a product you’d find at somewhere like Brookstone’s. do they have industrial sizes robe-technology like this for cleaning say a place of work, like a club, or small store, etc.? hopefully next they come out with one that can climb and safely jump down from up-high obstacles, that would be super sweet!


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