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 24, 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 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doggie Owner Trust Me, You Need This
If you have a pet, you need this. If you don't, you still need this. I program it to vaccuum everyday while I'm at work, come home, empty the full bin quickly, and the house has much less dog hair! It may not get the whole floor perfectly clean everyday, but if you schedule it to run daily it will clean the whole floor and keep it clean over time. And I have to give BIG kudos for the customer service of iRobot, I am glad I purchased directly through them. They will help you with any problems or questions, and from my experience go above and beyond your expectations. I have had mine over a year, and did a bit of maintenance on the vaccuum recently. Everything is easy to replace and switch out, including the brushes, filter, bins, even wheels. After a year my robot is working the same as brand new with minimal maintenance costs. I didn't have to perform the replacements (they were all still working), but I want to keep it working like new because I love this thing.
August 28, 2014
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 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by feisty_girl I'd trade my husband before my Roomba...
I cannot imagine life without Roomba. I've had various models over the last 8 years and have to say this model seems to be the best all-around. It's reliable, cleans well, large dust bin and able to schedule. We have one old yellow lab that sheds constantly, and 2 cats one of which is a Maine Coon cat; so needless to say we have a lot of pet hair. Moe is scheduled to run every morning around 4am so when I get up at 6am, my kitchen, dining and living room is clean; it is the best way to start my day. I clean the dust bin and brushes daily and am always amazed at how much dirt/hair/stuff he picks up! It's also good in that it promotes good cleaning habits, my 5 year old learned early on that she needs to pick up all her toys every night before bed so Moe doesn't get them. My experience with irobot's customer service has always been hassle free. The only way they could improve this product is to extend the warranty beyond a year; I've had a couple that "died" after 1-1/2 to 2 years of use, which is the reason for 4 stars not 5.
December 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Charlie Love my Roomba's but I wish ...
I currently own two Roomba's (and have owned two others in the past). I love that they can be scheduled to run when I am out, and that they keep pet hair picked up around my house. I only get the "big" vacuum cleaner out very ocassionally as my carpets and floors are generally lint, pet hair, and dust free! My main issues are that the Roomba's get full quickly (empty daily for me), filters clog quickly (clean or replace weekly) and the brushes need frequent cleaning (pet hair wrapped around the ends and in the bearings etc). Also after a few months they get noiser. I find that completely disassembling and cleaning out the lint and pet hair from the internal workings reduces the noise. After all these years (over 15) of owning Roomba's I am disappointed to that iRobot has not fixed these issues. Roomba's are not cheap, they shoud not have these issues. If you are willing to do the frequent cleaning (empty the bin daily, clean the filters weekly (or more), and spend 10 minutes cleaning junk out of the brushes as needed) they are great.
December 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hertfordkc Works surprisingly well
This review updates my review from May 2015. Yes, Ruby still works well. Ruby frequently gets caught under a chair, a futon or a chest, all of which have areas which are lower than about 3.5 ". Chairs and table legs are a challenge sometimes, particularly the dining room table with the chairs pushed up under the table. Another virtual wall might help in room to room navigation. Yes, you do have to keep charging and headset cords out of the way. Having said what some may view as very negative, we continue to be surprised how much dirt Ruby manages to find day after day.
July 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GC Absolutely Amazing!
I schedule Rosie (named our Roomba after Jetsons maid)3 days a week and she can keep up with all the shedding, grass and dirt of my yellow lab. There are a few limitations that are easily remedied such as making sure all your chairs are pulled out from your dining room or kitchen table and if you have floor lamps with the type of switch you step on then make sure that is tucked away. We came home to our lights being turned on which is a bit freaky till we figured out that Rosie ran them over and triggered the switch. Also, if you have an open construction home like us then you may like to get at least one additional virtual wall. I thought the bin would be too small but I find as long as you figure out the frequency that she needs to vacuum to keep up with your level of debris you're fine. For us, with 1 dog that goes in an out as he pleases bringing dirt, grass and hair in we empty our bin once for every 1500sf 3x a week. I Highly recommend this to anyone that both family members work full time and don't have a regular cleaning service.
August 31, 2013