Lifestyle by Focus SLYDE Is a Cordless Wet-Dry Floor Cleaner That Aims to Be the Better Way to Clean

I hate mopping. I’m sure you hate mopping too. I did it to make money when I was in high school, working as a janitor for a restaurant in Walnut Creek, California (that no longer exists, ‘natch). I did it to help put myself through college in the University dining hall. I do it now to keep my house clean. Now SLYDE says they can help ease my (and your) mopping pain.

Lifestyle by Focus Slyde


Well, I know the ol’ mop-and-bucket thing is obsolete. And let’s face it: It was always a pretty iffy solution. I mean, who thought a person five and a half to six feet tall (or more!), gripping a four-foot stick and pushing it around the floor, continually dipping it into a bucket of water that was constantly getting dirtier and dirtier, was a good idea?

Some mops are too short, and they’re heavy as heck. The lifting, the bending, the pressing, the wringing (can you tell I did a lot of this?)…it gets to you. Who thought this was a good way to clean floors? Not the gang who made the SLYDE, I’m telling you that.

Lifestyle by Focus Slyde

The SLYDE is only 5 pounds, and it has a fully integrated sweeping and mopping function. The sweep function propels on its own, and you pull to mop, so it’s sort of a “do it all in one go” kind of solution.

Lifestyle by Focus Slyde

SLYDE is designed to work on tile, marble, wood, laminate, and pretty much all other types of flooring in your typical house. I can’t reliably report on, I dunno, prestressed painted concrete (I had a floor like that in Austin, I swear!), but I’m sure it’s worth a try. It doesn’t have a water tank to disperse water, has no dust bag, is rechargeable, is cordless, and has a one-year limited warranty.

Lifestyle by Focus Slyde

Lifestyle by Focus is currently offering a 20% discount on the $199.95 SLYDE with the code THESLYDE20 on their site, and it’s also available from other retailers, including Amazon.

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About the Author

Douglas Moran
Born in New England, as a Navy brat I traveled all over the NorthEast before settling in the California East Bay for 6 years, followed by planting deep roots in the city of my collegiate alma mater: The beach town of Santa Cruz, of all places. But Navy brats don’t usually have hometowns per se, so I get to pick mine and I choose the ‘Cruz. Make of that what you will. A nerd of long-standing, I took my first computer programming class on a Commodore Pet (2K of RAM!) in 1978 and have never looked back. I have built a solid, creditable career as a technical writer, information architect, and web site manager at companies large and small, from start-ups you’ve never heard of to places like Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, & IBM. And at the same time I’ve been putting forth my opinions every place I can get an audience, from the letters columns of Newsweek, various newspapers, and NPR, to online places like and my own blogs. Not forgetting my lengthy side-career of posting tech reviews, news pieces, and opinions at the wonderful tech site Gear Diary. In my spare time I write fiction and publish it on Wattpad; learn Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing; take Tai Chi; and spend entirely too much time reading and watching science fiction.

1 Comment on "Lifestyle by Focus SLYDE Is a Cordless Wet-Dry Floor Cleaner That Aims to Be the Better Way to Clean"

  1. Easy to use…that’s the key.

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