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3 reviews | 2 out of 5
These robots are still in there infancy, and thus too buggy for the cost. I've had two and both would kill the battery in a short time. If the roomba is out cleaning and battery gets low it will die before reaching the base. Batteries are old tech not the LION ones so they just can't handle the job in the long term. They do work great up to about 6-9 months then they start losing there charge, they get confused and get lost from the base. I won't be buying anymore robot vacs for a while until they get the tech figured out. Just not worth the money in the long haul. Besides the battery replacement is not cheap. Also they dust bin is too small for a large room so they fill up and maybe return home. They need larger dirt bin/s!!!
I have had a Roomba for about 8 years now and the 560 for about 3. I work mine hard and it picks everything even pet hair. The trick is to change the filters every month or so and to keep the brushes clean. I have a large tile floor and it has to be sweep it at least every day. I have my Roomba set to sweep it every night after we go to sleep. In the morning it is charged and ready to sweep the other rooms in the house. The Cons are you have to buy a replacement battery every year or so (cost around $30-50).
This is not really a 'vacuum cleaner'...it's a glorified carpet sweeper. It doesn't suck up any deep down sand or dirt...it just does surface cleaning. It wouldn't be bad for hard/bare floors, but I certainly wouldn't recommended it for carpeting or if you are looking for something that will suck up the dirt that's deep in your carpet. You will still need a standard vacuum cleaner for deep vacuuming. Plus, I think it's much too expensive for a mere carpet sweeper.