I love the Westinghouse SweepEZE!
It seems like such a silly idea, an electric dustpan. But, it takes a tedious chore, makes it easier, and almost fun. We have ours plugged in beside the fridge. It takes up very little space and is unobtrusive. My son is the official sweeper and he loves it, too.
It is easy to use, just sweep everything up to it and the infra-red sensor turns on the vacuum. No stooping, bending or schlepping around a dustpan. You do have to empty the bin every so often, but not often enough to be a chore.
My family bought this for me at my request and thought it was the goofiest gift idea ever. Then we started using it and they were won over. I think the SweepEZE is great product for those of us who would like to buy a Roomba, but don't want to spend the money.