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IRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

IRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Review

IRobot Roomba 650

The iRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner clears your home thoroughly with the single push of a button. It comes with a patented dirt removing system which works for an hour on a complete charge. (Read more)

It’s strong suction capacity and frequent back and forth mopping motions prove helpful at keeping your home neat and tidy, especially at removing messes your pets create. You can attend to other more important work while it picks up dust, pet hair and large debris like cereal. It however may not effectively pick up small and minute dirt, which is why you may need to periodically vacuum and mop your house using a traditional vacuum cleaner.

Understanding its working is a cinch as the automatic floor sweeper comes with an assortment of customer support like email address, contact number and live chat you can approach to answer your questions.

You can schedule it to sweep your home as per your convenience so that it takes care of your everyday housekeeping work. The Roomba not only works on all floor types and carpets, it easily cleans under most furniture, beds and kickboards as its only 3.6 inches tall.

3-Stage cleaning process IRobot Roomba 650

The Roomba starts with the simple push of a button. It then starts its 3-stage process by first agitating the embedded debris in both carpets and hard-surface flooring. It’s side brush then brushes the wall while a counter-rotating brush removes dirt from underneath.

It next uses the help of powerful airflow suction to extract dirt while filling the 21-gram dustbin from back and front to carry more dirt. The bin may have to be emptied twice a week if the Roomba is used every day.

There however is a drawback with the Roomba where it tends to go around, and not over carpets with dark pigments. This is why it may not help clear up carpets with navy blue or black shades well.

IAdapt Navigation suit of sensors

It’s the various sensors in the robotic vacuum cleaner which guides it to remove all the dirt under couches, around obstructions and along the edges of walls. It emits a virtual wall which it does not cross so you needn’t worry about it entering unwanted areas. Its cliff detection sensor ensures it avoids stairs and dangerous drop-offs.

Knows when to recharge

Once the Roomba 650’s battery runs low even in between it’s housekeeping tasks, it automatically returns to its charging base to charge itself.

No scuff marks on furniture

Its rubber bumpers on its sides ensure it does not leave any scratches on furniture and floorboards while working.

Pros

  • Virtual wall technology and cliff sensors prevents unnecessary bumps and falls
  • Can be programmed to sweep your home 7 times a week, even when you are away
  • Uses a 3-stage process to refresh your home
  • Self-charging base where it automatically docks and recharges
  • Rubber bumpers leave no scuff marks on furniture
  • Lightweight at less than 8 pounds and measures only 13 inches around
  • Full battery charge lasts for about 2 hours, usually enough to remove dirt in a house

Cons

  • Uses AeroVac instead of HEPA filters which is more effective at removing allergens
  • Its navigation system does not work well on dark carpeting and goes around it
  • No automatic height-adjustment feature
  • No remote control so controlling it is a bit difficult controlling it.
  • Does not sense the charging base after some time so ends up stuck somewhere
  • Battery lasts only about a year and a half
  • Tends to swep carpets better than hard surfaces