Rated 5 out of 5 by RJ Roomba Changed My Life!
I have bigtime allergies & two shaggy dogs. This is my first Roomba & now have used it for about six months. It works for about an hour on each charge, does a great job of picking up pet hair & dirt. It's simple enough for my five-year-old to operate. Observations: 1. The Roomba only needs about 3.5 inches of overhead clearance on a bare floor, so it can get under beds, dressers, and chairs that other vacuums can't reach. It will clean along baseboards & under radiators. 2. The diameter is about 14" & it will pivot its way around, say, chair legs that it can't fit through. 3. It bumps against things gently, but the hard plastic case can scuff and mark furniture. I have stuck felt pads around the perimeter of my Roomba & that helps a lot. 4. The Roomba likes to be kept tidy itself. With every use, clear the dust bin, filter, brushes & wheels. Change the filter & brushes frequently for maximum efficiency. A clean Roomba is a happy Roomba.
January 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rodney This 650 is awesome!!!!!
I thought we had a pretty clean house. I was wrong ! This unit cleaned under the beds,dressers,bedside tables,coffee tables,sofas,chairs, and everywhere else that we never vacuum,and it was amazing how much dust and other "stuff" it picked up. We don't have even have pets in the house and I've emptied a FULL bin multiple times in 3 days. It's nice to just put it in a room and close the door behind it and let it do it's thing for 30 mins or so. We're amazed at how much dust and carpet fibers this thing has picked up over the past couple of days.I can't comment on the the long term durability of this unit yet, but on my first impression, this thing rocks!!! The brushes do need to be cleaned of long hairs occasionally, but overall I couldn't be more happy with the purchase. It is outstanding on hardwood and tile floors and does a pretty good job on thick carpet. If this unit continues to perform like it has initially, we'll never be without one again.
October 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mary Great investment!!
This machine is everything I hoped for! I work 10 1/2 hour shifts while going to school full time, so vacuuming is not what I want to do with my free time! Not to mention I have 3 dogs and 2 cats!! (I love them but oh my gosh the hair) I used to spend at least 4 hours trying to vacuuming my house and eventually giving up before I got done with the living and kitchen. Now I simply turn roomba on and then empty him at the end of his cycle. My house has never been so pet hair free! I do turn him on daily but pushing a button is nothing compared to manual labor. I do not have any carpet so I am not sure how well it would work on that but I do have hard floors and it works perfectly. If I want a certain room spotless quickly I just use the virtual wall! Roomba is worth every penny! For the people who are saying negative things they must not be very busy people and can stare at their floor to see if it's "spotless".... Roomba does a better job than I do!
October 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jackie Where have you been all my life, Roomba!
I can't believe how wonderful my Roomba is! Our floors have never been so clean. It is truly amazing how close it cleans to the walls. The sensors are amazing. When it comes back to go back over an area, if it has previously bumped into something it remembers it and approaches slowly and bumps into it gently the second time. Amazing. We have two dogs who shed and keeping up was always a challenge. Now, our floors are constantly clean. I am so impressed at how easy it is to empty the collection bin. Open the door and the debris slides out easily every time. Also, my Roomba makes its own tools! It wove a new brush for itself on the rotating brush tool! I LOVE MY ROOMBA!
January 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BMR Glad I didn't listen to the negative reviews
I nearly didn't purchase the Roomba after reading some of the negative reviews online and so glad that I didn't listen to them. Went with my gut instinct and purchased in any case and haven't had any problems so far! Cleans great - does the whole apartment without any problem and good at getting the animal hair up (we have both a cat and a dog). Don't know whether they've improved the model, but don't have any issues with hard bumping against skirting boards that people mentioned and thankfully no error messages so far (fingers crossed). A great investment. Highly recommended.
January 28, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Keith Unnecessarily flawed
Unfortunately I can only give this product a qualified recommendation. It won't clean one of our rooms because the carpet is a short pile Persian with a design on a black background. The background trips the cliff sensor. There is no need for a cliff sensor in this room which has a door that can be closed so pressing a button that disables the cliff sensor until the robot finishes the room would solve the problem, but there is no such option. Otherwise the robot does a reasonable job of cleaning. It's random cleaning algorithm misses patches, and it occasionally wedges itself under things, but there are ways to adapt and get a satisfactory job that requires little user intervention.
January 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CJ The Bear Extremely Happy
We have a yellow lab, even when the hard wood floors look clean, the Roomba's debris bin is full of dog hair and dander. Amazing how this unit goes under our bedroom dressers to clean, it finds an opening in the decorative wood trim to get underneath and finds it's way out too! Throw rugs are no problem for the Roomba to get on and off to clean. And power cords do not get caught up in the device. While it's only been in use for a month, we are pleased with the product.
January 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Practical Girl Does a very good job.
It does a very effective job of cleaning dog hair, mulch, de-icer salt, dirt, leaves, and everything else. It gets under furniture I've never cleaned under. It crawls up over thick throw rugs with ease. It packs the dirt in so I don't have to empty it often. It does get stuck under a couple pieces of furniture, the little electronic wall thing keeps it out most of the time. It's even pushed boxes around the floor and cleaned where they were sitting. I have it programmed to run every other day while I'm gone. The house stays clean. It spits out things it finds under furniture. I find them in the middle of the floor. It's never clogged.
January 11, 2016