Summary: I was surprised at how much dirt and dust this little vaccum picks up. We have a long hair cat and it also gets the pet hair up off the floor and rugs. We have tile, wood and rugs in our house. Beware if you are a geek household; it doesn't like cords. Get them up off the floor before you set the Roomba down.
Summary: I have owned 2 Roombas and have always loved them. This time I would recommend NOT purchasing this Roomba. In less than a year the brushes had stopped spinning all together and it was no longer working even with regular cleaning and changing of the filter. I worked with customer service and was sent a replacement part. Sure enough it has happened again and the Roomba in less than 2 years has broken twice.
Not too good to be true! Mine is almost a year old!
23 December 2012
Summary: I've been following the development of robot vacuum cleaners for several years, waiting for them to become reliable and cost effective enough to warrant getting one. After receiving some amazon vouchers for xmas 2011 and seeing that reviews were going up and prices were down within the realms of possibility I decided to take the gamble and get this model of Roomba as of all the reviews, across various sites, it seemed the best value on the market.
Summary: It communicates, it cleans and it finds its own way home...... this is the most fun you can have with a household appliance. It gets under sofas and to places where other hoovers - or people pushing them - can't reach. It cleans well, albeit in a rather random order & asks for your help when it gets stuck. You have to learn to be nice to it though, moving stuff of the floor that might upset it and cleaning it after every go (this is a minor pain).
Summary: This robot hoover is ideal for me. He goes on most days - not having the most powerful suction he is the 'little and often' sort of hoover - but because he just wanders round doing his thing without me having to be involved that's great! Not comparable to something like a Dyson, but very very convenient. He even manages both hard floors (wood and tile) and carpet, and carpets on hard floors. Just don't expect him to be like a Dyson.
Summary: Absolutely love this robot. Wish I had known about it before now. Love the fact you can leave it to get on with the cleaning and it will just park itself to recharge. Use it every day for general carpet and rug maintenance cleaning around the house. Just waiting for one to be invented that can do the stairs as well and I am in heaven!!