Summary: I did a lot of research before buying this Roomba back in 2011. I don't regret it at all, my Roomba is still pushing on strong. JUST as strong as the first day I ran it, actually. I have read the different negative reviews about this, and feel I have to weigh in.
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.
Summary: Every week I simply release The Beaver into one of several areas, and away it goes, beavering away under beds and desks, along kitchen cupboards, and over all the visible carpets and hard-floor areas.
Summary: This is indeed a great little machine. However despite all the hype everyone should be aware of all the drawbacks. Sometimes tedious drawbacks. 1. This is not for heavy cleaning, expect only maintenance level cleaning. Every few days. 2.
Summary: A robot that can vacuum the floors? For years, we figured this was just too far-out to even be possible. But finally, after looking for some help around the house, we thought we'd give it a try. It's not science fiction. It's real. We would give up our smartphones -- but you can't have our Roomba.
Summary: I never imagined a vacume cleaner this small could do such a great job, but it does. I've always purchased vacume cleaners based on the amp of the motor. 12 amp meant a powerful motor and a lot of sucking power. Yet this thing, really cleans and does a fantastic job.
Summary: I think my Roomba really helps me keep my 525-square-foot apartment clean in a variety of ways, and it actually does clean the carpet well. It's not perfect, but I almost feel like vacuuming is not a chore that I have to deal with anymore, which makes it worth the $100 I spent on it used.
Summary: We bought the Roomba 530 recently, and now we can't imagine life without it. If you're looking for a tool to help around the house, this is the perfect one. We have not broken out our vacuum since purchasing our Roomba 3 months ago.