This is about one of the most amazing vaccum I have seen. It does a great job you can leave come home a few hours later and it will be back in the home base charging up and the floor look great. It is like having your own maid service. The Roomba was a refurbished product but looks great and still looks good as new. I have it up and running right now and is doing a great job. I would highly recommend this product.
I really like my Roomba so far. It does exactly what it says it will do. I love that I can program it to work at different time on different days. The 2 lighthouses that came with it are a big help once I figured out how they work best with my room set up. The only issue I have is with an area rug with a black edge, cliff sensors get confused with it sometimes but the book told me that black could confuse it. I can work around this small glitch. My floors look great EVERYDAY now when I come home.
This is my second Roomba. Sally (a Discovery) handled the shedding of two cats and a dog so well that I've added Luna (560) to the mix. There were some issues with Luna (in fact the little side brush just fell off tonight) but irobot's customer support was very helpful and sent a replacement part out quickly, it was easy to replace and it fixed the issue. Aside from the little brush, the 560 is doing a great job and I would be sad to go back to keeping the place clean without my robotic friends! Yes, they are a little on the pricey side, but I'm happy with them and wish I'd taken the leap sooner. The docking station is a nice feature and yes, it does work; Luna can find her way 'home' when her power is running low just as advertised.
I hate housework. And it takes valuable time that I just dont have. 3.5 years ago I bought a Roomba Discovery which made a world of difference in my housekeeping. I did have to replace the control board and battery over its lifespan. Well it finally started to go downhill, it probably needs some serious cleaning of the sensors, but I decided to try the newer model 560 as well.The Roomba 560 is much more attractive, it runs quieter, it has a bump-reduction sensor that slows the unit before it hits an obstacle, it feels better made than the Discovery, it runs longer and works more thoroughly with a more powerful vacuum and cleaner-running brushes. I have 2 cats in south Texas so there's plenty of hair for it to work on, which it does without a problem. Even the trash bin is easier to use. And it does avoid cords, laces, tassles, and other junk the previous gen Roombas ate up.People humanize certain things- my last Roomba was a "he" for whatever reason. This 560 ate the cats toy-mouse by mistake and in an unexpected female voice asked me to clear its brush assembly..... and Roomba is open-source....so imagine how much fun you could have programming the voice-warnings.When iRobot finally builds a robot that folds my laundry, they can just name their price!
Love my Roomba. It allows me to do other things, such as dust, while it is doing it's thing. I wish the battery lasted longer per charge. It has cleaned spaces that haven't been vacuumed in three years since we moved into the house (under the armoire, under the bed, on the other side of the bed where the standard vacuum will not fit). It's nice to get up in the morning and see vacuum cleaner marks on the floor and "Rosie" back at her docking station. It has found its way back to the docking station many times after it has cleaned a room, but not everytime. I would recommend purchasing a second battery and maybe an additional virtual wall.
This is a blessing to my wife and has really helped her in the basement. The Romba really does the job. We like it so much that we are thinking about getting the scuba for the kitchen. Great product at a great price through overstock.com!!!!!!!
I love my new roomba. I've wanted to try it for a long time. I finally decided to buy because of Overtock's low price. I got a refurbished roomba, but Ihave had it for several weeks and I haven't had any problems. It works just as it is advertised , and my floors have never been this clean. I would recommend it to any one who hates to do house work.
We have two cats and seem to always be cleaning up hair from them. The Roomba has made it easier to keep up with the hair. We just turn it on and let it do it's thing on both hardwood floors and carpet. It's light enough that it's easy to carry up and down the stairs. We were worried about where to store it but that hasn't been an issue. It's not too big that it can't go behind a door while it's being charged and no one will know it's there. I definitely recommend the Roomba. It helps us keep a busy household clean.
I have 2 dogs and 3 boys, so my floors always need a vacume. I love this Roomba, it does a good job, and I expected it to be no better than dustbuster, but I was very pleasantly surprised. I have wood floors with rugs, open concept so it cleans a large area. It cleans around and under my chairs and tables, does a good job on the rugs and the floors, and the only time it's gotten hung up is when it picks up sticks left on the rugs by the dogs. It leaves me free to do other things, the noise is not excessive, and my floors look so much better. It takes more time than a quick vacume, but it's still free time for me. I love my little roomba! My husband laughs because of how happy it makes me.