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 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 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 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 3 out of 5 by Jess Love it so far!
My husband came home with this model 3 days ago, so far we are loving it! I used to vacuum the floor 5 times a day due to our dog loosing so much hair. This vacuum does great but I cannot get it to go back to the dock when its getting ready to die (so it just dies in the middle of the floor) It will not turn on to the schedule that I set for it either.. I'm not sure if it is user error or the vacuum is messed up
July 6, 2016
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 SeattleOma My third iRobot
As my third model, I love that the brushes have a cap on the end to keep the dust and hair from building up. The cleaning tool is updated as well. Kudos! The battery life seems to be extended on this one- or just new perhaps so longer life. I can clean 2 bedrooms, hallway, then put it in the living room/dining room to finish cleaning and put itself away while I go somewhere else or leave the house.
June 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by pica123 I love this machine!
I love my new roomba 650. It seems to have more power than the older model it replaced. I am so pleased with this machine. It makes house cleaning so much easier.
May 18, 2016