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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

IRobot Roomba - Put Your Feet Up and Let Roomba Hoover For You

he IRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner is a great gift to give to your mother or father or your nearest and dearest but before splashing out a few hundred dollars for one of these automated machines, you may wish to know a little more about them and their features.

To start with the models of vacuum cleaning robot within the IRobot Roomba series are the iRobot Roomba 400, the iRobot Roomba 410, the iRobot Roomba 416, the iRobot Roomba 510, the iRobot Roomba 530, the iRobot Roomba 560, the iRobot Roomba 570 and the 580 and as you would probably expect, the price you pay for your iRobot Roomba increases accordingly with the higher model numbers.

The one I have is the IRobot Roomba 580 vacuum cleaning robot, so I will share with you what I think about my machine. The features of this model are great. With a single battery charge four rooms can be covered, it has a wireless command center which operates like a remote control, it has on board scheduling, a home base which self charges and comes complete with seven filters and eleven brushes. As the model number would suggest it is the latest development by the company and by far exceeds the durability and performance of the previous models. You can preset up to as many as seven cleaning times each week by using the on board scheduling feature and you do not even have to be present when the robot cleans your carpet which is great for freeing you off to do other things. The Roomba adjusts from carpets to hard flooring and back to carpets again and successfully cleans right into the corners, and underneath the furniture. The virtual wall lighthouse feature ensures that the floor of the room is cleaned thoroughly prior to allowing the robot to move on to the next room. How cool is that?

The first time I used my roomba I could not believe the amount of dust it picked up in the filter area it was full of 1cm thick dust and prior to the roomba I hoovered every day and considered my house quite clean, considering we have 3 children, birds and dogs living with us.

When the cleaning work is complete or if the battery is running low, the Roomba will mechanically go to its self charging home base, dock in and recharge itself. If you feel like a little fun and games, you can remotely steer and control the Roomba by using the wireless command center. The silver faceplate of your Roomba 580 can be changed and matched to your interior d├ęcor if you so wish.

So why is the IRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner so good? Well, not only does it clean effectively around the entire room and under furniture, it's also pet friendly, easy to set up and has sufficient battery life to clean the whole house. For those cat and dog owners amongst us, the Roomba takes all the hard work out of removing pet hair and fur from the carpet or floor. You will find this excellent machine never tires and it powers itself up when it becomes hungry. Cleaning your floor or carpet can be a thankless task, and even more so if you cannot stand for long, and for this reason the Roomba is great for the elderly or handicapped.

Of course, there are usually some drawbacks to any product but as far as the IRobot Roomba is concerned they are literally just a few. The machine can sometimes be a bit noisy if it gets stuck in tricky areas and of course, as yet it cannot clean the stairs, but no doubt these problems will be eliminated as soon as the engineers have developed a Roomba with legs!

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