Monday, March 8, 2010

Great Price iRobot 560 for $329.99

iRobot 560 Roomba Vacuuming Robot, Black and Silver Review

I didn't get the housecleaning gene, so I'm always looking for a way to get it done effectively and with as little time and effort as possible, so I can do things I enjoy. I actually have come to enjoy using my iRobot Scooba and Roombas, as well as my Dirt Dog Shop Robot.

Since I have inside dogs and I do a lot of yard work and gardening, in red clay Oklahoma dirt, my hardwood floors and tile floors take a beating. I've already reviewed the Scooba and Dirt Dog and how helpful they are to me.

The Roomba is so much fun to just start up by hitting the button, and then watch it go. It makes a little noise, so I usually close the door so I can talk on the phone and take care of my business, which I operate from home. Later Roomba stops, either because it's finished and it makes a little celebratory song to let you know, or because it needs to be recharged. I have extra batteries and just plop one in and hit 'play' again. Sometimes it tells you that it needs to be emptied. While not exactly my favorite chore, although it's great fun to see how much dirt it has picked up, it's no big deal to shake out the dirt and the filter, replace it and let it go again.

Roomba is a great idea for me. A really great housekeeper will probably not be amused by it, and will likely say that it just doesn't clean to his or her standards, but I find it a great time-saver and it cleans MUCH better than I would if I were doing it myself.

Oh, and my dogs just stay out of its way. It wouldn't hurt them anyway, but they just keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't bump into them, which they are sure they don't want to happen. When it does happen, they just move. It's actually a distraction for them and keeps them from being bored and bugging me to go out, have a treat, etc. It keeps them occupied, if not actually entertained.

I love my Roomba and recommend it. It doesn't offend me a bit to know that it cleans better than I do.

iRobot 560 Roomba Vacuuming Robot, Black and Silver Feature

  • Vacuuming robot picks up dirt and debris with the touch of a button
  • Easy-to-empty bagless dustbin; fine-filtration system traps allergens
  • Anti-tangle technology; gentle-touch bumper system; built-in cliff sensors
  • Self-charging Home Base, 2 Virtual Wall Lighthouses, an extra filter, and more included
  • Measures 16-3/4 by 21 by 5 inches; 1-year limited warranty

iRobot 560 Roomba Vacuuming Robot, Black and Silver Overview

Cleans routinely, so you don't have to. 500 Series robots offer the latest innovations from iRobot with unprecedented efficiency, coverage, and cleaning performance.

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Customer Reviews

Great - Happy Grandma - Michigan
The Roomba is perfect...except...only thing I am disappointed with is that the silver on top is getting very scratched as it goes under furniture so that within the first week of using it my Roomba looked old. Considering how expensive the product is, it seems they could have used a little higher quality metal on the top. Other than that, this is a classy machine. I love how easy it is to clean and the superb job it does vacuuming.

Ipod of vacuuming - Trivia Hunter - West Chicago, IL United States
Waited a year to write a review - got this as a Christmas gift in 2009, on a whim. Just like the Ipod (or DVR), this is a game-changer in its field, and it has revolutionized our house-cleaning. My wife has "roomie" running ragged, and it is still doing it's thing a year later. We set it up (via the lighthouses and other physical barriers) to clean one room at a time, then empty the bin and clean the brushes, charge it, and set it loose on another room. An absolute time-saver and gets the space cleaner than manual vaccuuming - both carpeted and hardwood areas. We have a beagle and it picks up the fur nicely. We have 3 kids as well, so we set it up to vaccuum while they are sleeping or while we are running errands. Haven't had any reliability issues, but once it goes (as it inevitably will at the pace we have it working), we will replace it with a new model. A number of our family members bought it and have become huge fans as well after we raved about it. Highly reccommended for anyone with a lot of vaccuming to do.

Stop every 1-2 min since used for 2 days - BlueSky -
My 560 roomba arrived last Fri, right out of box, charged and used for 2 days. Encounted a big problem, since the first time use, it stop every 1-2 min, gave "error 2" message - remove and clean roomba brushes. But brushes are clean, no hair or anything, dust bin is still empty. So every time, I have to lift up the roobma and re- push the button to start, and it will work again. This is every time deal, never woked over 2 min since used in these 2 days. I tried to use it on the tile floor, carpet, none will make it work more than 2 min.

I called tech support, was told it is the cleaning head modular problem. Waiting to receive the part to replace. Will see if it will work with replaced part. If not, need to return because if every 1 or 2 min I have to lift up the roomba and re-push the button to start, it is worse than vacuum myself using upright vacumm cleaner.

The other problem, it keeps cleaning along the eadge of the room but skep the middle of the room - the large area.

The last problem so far for the limited time usage, I found out, that it picks dust well so the filter need to clean up soon but the dust bin always empty - not really pick up other stuff, even the very tiny fabric drop from tower or cloth or hair (even on the tile floor).

Because it keeps stop, I cannot see if let it continues to cleaning the room for 25 min (as estimate for avg time for cleaning one room) it can clean up all area of the room and pick up anything else but dust.

Don't know anyone encounted the same problem? Or just my bad luck to have a defect part.

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