Summary: Is this worth the almost $500? No. Does it clean the floors? Yes. The Scooba 390 actually does a nice job of cleaning our floors. We only have tile floors, so perhaps that's biased. When we first got it, I always asked myself "Is this really worth it?" The answer is, it depends. (I know that isn't helpful). When using it to clean, we still need to move all the chairs and stuff in the way. If we were mopping in general, we would move these things anyway.
Summary: Where do I start with this horrible, horrible product? Well, my wife and I own a Roomba Pet Series vacuum, and absolutely love it. It helps keep our floors clean, and we actually haven't gotten out our dyson in MONTHS! So since my wife loves the Roomba so much, I decided I would surprise her with the Scooba for Christmas. She was SO excited, she said it was the best gift ever, since she wouldn't have to even think about mopping ever again. WELL, THINK AGAIN!!!
Summary: Full disclosure - I have the roomba 780 and that is a fantastic machine. I LOVE IT! All my complaints are regarding the self navigation of this machine Irobot / roomba fully has the technology to make this machine navigate substantially better than it currently does. This machine ROUTINELY get stuck on hard floor to carpet transitions. It will get stuck every time. The methodology is uses to navigate actually make it get stuck worse.
Summary: First I would like to say that any review comparing the Scooba 390 and a vacuuming robot categorically should be dismissed since this is not a vacuuming robot. This is a floor scrubbing robot. You should use this robot after you have already vacuumed or swept your floors. I have an 1100 square foot single floor condo with hardwood floors, and my bathroom has concrete floor. There is one area rug in my living room.
Summary: Instantly quit working (one single application), making a sound that is not covered in the manual (up the scale and down again, plus all warning lights illuminating in sequence). No response whatever from my email to customer service. I plan on returning this useless object, and urge the manufacturer to clean up their act (using the competition's robotic floor washer, as theirs does not even pretend to work).
Summary: i have roomba 780 and i am overall happy with it... but for this scooba not happy at all... Sometimes it works (spry water and vacuum it) but leaves marks on the ground have to wipe after it... sometimes it spry water and doesn't vacuum it... sometime it vacuum and it doesn't spry water... leave price a side over all not worth using such technology it is still not ready...
Summary: I have been using a Neato-brand robot (dry vacuum only) for the past month and absolutely love it, doi thought I would try the Scooba (wet vac). I should have listened to the reviews.... The first thing I noticed when I took it out of the box was how cheap and fragile it felt and looked compared to my Neato. My Neato is built like a tank compared to this piece of crap. Seriously, the Roomba 390 is built like a toy....
Summary: We are very much enjoying life with our new Scooba. Reviews we read tended to focus on it's noise, how often it gets stuck, and it's cleaning effectiveness, so we were slightly nervous purchasers. So far we have had problems with none of these. Our other robot is a Roomba 700 and Scooba seems to be neither louder nor more stupid nor less effective than Roomba Both of them are seemingly giant leaps forward for humankind.
Summary: maybe for $75 this technology is worth it. did not clean that great. edges needed extra cleaning. did not clean every area on an open floor, certain spots were missed. many tacks/streaks left behind. robot gets stuck. it took me more time to make sure the robot did what it was suppose to, then it would have been for me to just wash the floor. this item performs like very a baseline piece of technology. to me, seems like can be upgraded by leaps and bounds.