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Best "Roomba" For Carpet/Tile Pin Room Sweeping


By CUJO

1 year ago



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    #51 1 year ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    Do you have a dog? I don't think any of the robotic vacuums have solved the problem of being able to detect and avoid poop. Watch out for that lovely mess smeared all over the place.

    The sensor already exists, so it's just a matter of time until one of the vacuum robot manufacturers integrates it.

    #52 1 year ago
    Quoted from vireland:

    The sensor already exists, so it's just a matter of time until one of the vacuum robot manufacturers integrates it.

    Seems like the most critical very first thing these things should have been taught to avoid. Id rather have it tumble down the stairs and explode than run over a pile of dog shit and spread it like a nuclear disaster

    #53 1 year ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    Seems like the most critical very first thing these things should have been taught to avoid. Id rather have it tumble down the stairs and explode than run over a pile of dog shit and spread it like a nuclear disaster

    In the initial days you had to set the roomba down in the room you wanted to clean and manually start it, so you were generally aware if there was dog poop around. However, once they made models with unattended scheduled cleanings, the problems started in houses with non-house trained or accident-prone dogs. The existing sensor will fix this, it's just a matter of who implements it first.

    #54 1 year ago
    Quoted from vireland:

    In the initial days you had to set the roomba down in the room you wanted to clean and manually start it, so you were generally aware if there was dog poop around. However, once they started unattended scheduled cleanings, the problems started in houses with non-house trained or accident-prone dogs. The existing sensor will fix this, it's just a matter of who implements it first.

    Ha! they better hurry before the poopcalypse destroys the planet!

    #55 1 year ago

    I have the next to top of the line roomba and it works great on tile for dog hair.

    #56 1 year ago
    Quoted from NY2Colorado:

    I have the next to top of the line roomba and it works great on tile for dog hair.

    The E6 or i7 (no plus)?

    #57 1 year ago
    Quoted from jellikit:

    They already take care of grills!
    https://grillbots.com/[quoted image]

    And there's my Christmas gift, thank you

    #58 1 year ago

    It's not perfect, but i generally love my Neato D7. We have a fairly complicated/messy floorplan so not having to put down ir cones or magnetic tape for no-go areas is a must have feature imo.

    My brother's family has one of the $900 roombas and he says they never even use it.

    #59 1 year ago
    Quoted from vireland:

    The E6 or i7 (no plus)?

    The 960. It's not the carpet one, but does work pretty good on my area rugs.

    #60 1 year ago
    Quoted from NY2Colorado:

    The 960. It's not the carpet one, but does work pretty good on my area rugs.

    The 960 is 4th from the top now. i7Plus->i7->980->960->E5/6.

    That said, the i7 is nothing to lust after, at least not so far. It's much dumber than iRobot marketing wants you to believe. Just the tiniest of improvements over the 960 (though the i7 is MUCH quieter than both the 960 and the jet-engine 980).

    #61 1 year ago

    When I lived in an all hardwood floored house with a dog and a cat, my buddy bought a roomba. I would sweep, and swiffer, and then the roomba would still find a ton of animal hair around.

    My new house is mostly carpet, so I have the Roomba that does both. I frickn love it. I still use the regular vacuum from time to time, but the roomba does great for inbetween cleanings. I usually work around 70 hrs a week, so my weekends are spent being lazy as fk..

    #62 1 year ago

    Best Buy has a killer deal on the Botvac D5. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/neato-robotics-botvac-d5-app-controlled-robot-vacuum-black/5559900.p?skuId=5559900

    I bought one yesterday and I got to say, I'm more than impressed.

    3 weeks later
    #63 1 year ago

    I purchased 2 of the Neato d3’s posted earlier in this thread. I freaking love these things! If picks up so much pet hair, I’d buy another in a second if needed

    #64 1 year ago
    Quoted from TZBen:

    I purchased 2 of the Neato d3’s posted earlier in this thread. I freaking love these things! If picks up so much pet hair, I’d buy another in a second if needed

    Has it tried to clean the dreaded poop pile yet?

    #65 1 year ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    Has it tried to clean the dreaded poop pile yet?

    If your house is piled with dog crap you have bigger issues then a vacuum. Just sayin.

    #66 1 year ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    Has it tried to clean the dreaded poop pile yet?

    Cats go in the box

    11 months later
    #68 59 days ago

    That's a garbage robot because it's knocking off the ancient Roomba tech that used brushes. They are a PAIN to clean. The newer Roombas use rubber cylinders and stronger suction instead of brushes. This requires WAY less maintenance and less failures.

    Basically don't bother with any roomba or roomba knockoff that uses brushes. And if you are looking at a knockoff, make SURE it is UL listed. Lots of chinese junk isn't but look like respectable clones that will set your house on fire when you're away because of a battery short or some other quality issue.

    You can get a Roomba 960 for about $300 now on sale. I'd look for that. You might THINK you want a 980 for the better suction, but it's an order of magnitude louder than the 960. We had both and we still have the 960 (and an i7+) but the 980 is long gone because of the noise. Stay FAR AWAY from the i7 and i7+. Roomba abandoned that terrible platform after less than a year and replaced it with the S series, but you still see the i7s on sale.

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