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iRobot Roomba 520
Member Name: dammy8248
iRobot Roomba 520
Advantages: Makes life easier
Disadvantages: Small dust basket
I was really quite curious about the Roomba, I got one off eBay as a bit of a gimick, it only cost £40, had been used but was in full working order.
To my surprise, it actually works as a vacuum cleaner. You can set it to whizz around the room whilst you get on with other things, it copes fine with sofas and rugs and anything else in its way and even manages the corners of rooms to an extent. I've found that it works best with hard floors; tiles, laminate, wood... with thick carpet it has a few issues due to its little "wheels"... similar to the way remote controlled cars work best on a hard floor.
Im not naiive enough to believe that I could get rid of my dyson, but during the week it saves alot of dust building up, making the end of week clean that bit easier.
The Roomba can clean pretty much all of my downstairs (5 fairly small rooms) before it returns to its charging cradle, the charging times are a bit lengthy for my liking, but it takes me no effort. I just wish my phone could fly back to its charger of its own accord.
Also the dust capacity is pretty or, though I said roomba can vacuum 5 small rooms, if theyre very dusty it stops after about 3 and needs its little dust basket emptying.
Overall its a handy little device for keeping on-top of the dust that accumulates throughout the week, if nothing else it is a good talking point.
//Sidenote: A friend of mine thought he could get around the dust basket issue by buying two, it doesnt work very well, in his experience they both try and dock at the same charging cradle... rather than using separate ones//
Summary: Good, could be better
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