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iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

Vacuum that cleans on its ownCleans your home at the touch of a button, or on a programmable scheduleFeatures iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology to help it vacuum more effectivelyAutomatically adjusts for carpet, hardwood, tile and linoleumHas superior hair handling abilityUtilizes AeroVac technology to maximize air flowNewly designed bin requires less emptying
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Roomba 650 Rocks

PostedDecember 23, 2012
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CCTX
from DFW
My problem was a room which has minimum vacuuming and maximum cat use. Wife refused to vacuum and I hate to vacuum so I purchased a Roomba 650 with the hope it would help with my problem. After 2 weeks I'll have to say problem appears to be solved.
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First the 650 is the unit to get because it has built in scheduling which can be set to run the unit up to 1 time per day. The scheduling is very easy to setup and reliable. Each day can be set at a different time if desired. I have mine set to 1:00PM each day.
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Unit docks itself on charger automatically after it runs so recharging is not an issue.
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For a normal house the dust bin should be large enough for 2-3 runs before emptying is required. By vacuum cleaner standards it's very small. For an automated cleaner it's adequate.
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Unit appears to navigate reliably around typical things left on floor like shoes and furniture. The only thing that has 'stuck' my unit is drapes that were dragging on the floor. When stuck the unit will stop and ask to be repositioned. If you're not around when this happens you'll simply find it stuck and have to reposition it and then press the start button to continue.
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Although this unit is relatively noisy it's not as noisy as a real vacuum. But it is noisy enough you wouldn't want to run it in the middle of the night in your bedroom or even a room adjacent to your bedroom.
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I had such a buildup of cat hair I ran this unit 3 times a day for almost a week. Now this unit runs once a day on a schedule. Later I'll back this off to maybe 2 or 3 times a week. I'll have to say I'm impressed with the results particularly since most of the cat hair was under furniture I don't normally move when manually vacuuming.
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Initially the massive amount of cat hair would require me to clean the brushes after every run or 'hair balls' would form and cause the unit to clunk. Now that the buildup has been eliminated there no longer is a problem with 'hair balls' in the machine. I'd anticipate you could clean the brushes once a week under normal conditions.
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So at this point I’d recommend this unit realizing over time it will be much more expensive to operate than a normal vacuum. The batteries will have to be replaced after about 500 charge cycles and the brushes will also need periodic replacement. To me not having to manually vacuum is worth every penny.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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