By Patrick Avenell

A virtually unknown company called Brand Developers has taken over the distribution of iRobot's floorcare products, which are marketed under the brand names Roomba and Scooba. These robotic vacuum cleaners were previously distributed by Spectrum Brands Australia.

Brand Developers has virtually no online presence, with this HotFrog page the closest thing it has to a website.

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When contacted Brand Developers to discuss this appointment (and give them a publicity kickstart), we were placed on hold for 10 minutes. When we called back to remind them we were on hold, we were placed on hold again. When we called a third time, we were hung up on.

Spectrum Brands Australia took over the distribution of Roomba and Scooba when it acquired Salton in 2010.