Robotic Vacuum Cleaners?

Robotic Vacuum Cleaners?

Unread postby SuBw00FeR » 27 Jun 14, 5:50 pm

Soon I'll be buying one of these for my sister as a house warming present. I still can't decide which to buy and where to buy from, so I'm looking for some help hopefully some of you know some more about them?

I've eyed of these 5

The 880 iRoomba - http://store.irobot.com/product/index.j ... d=28516906

The 770 iRoomba - http://store.irobot.com/product/index.j ... 05110&sr=1

And these three from Samsung - Navibot S, Navibot Corner Clean and Navibot Light

http://www.samsung.com/au/consumer/comp ... BTBATBB/SA

First up, is the price increase from the 770 to 880 iRoomba worth it?

and is it worth getting the more expensive (by a fair margin) Navibot S?

If there's another one that's better/I should be looking at please mention it.

From what I've seen, at least for the 880 iRoomba, it's way cheaper to have it shipped from Amazon and just buy a figure 8 power cord for it to work here.
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Re: Robotic Vacuum Cleaners?

Unread postby Nekosan » 27 Jun 14, 6:30 pm

SuBw00FeR wrote:From what I've seen, at least for the 880 iRoomba, it's way cheaper to have it shipped from Amazon and just buy a figure 8 power cord for it to work here.


Walk into Harvey's or The Good Guys and tell them you want one and can get it for x-amount, someone will come to the party, even if they have to take a loss on it to do so.
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Re: Robotic Vacuum Cleaners?

Unread postby Nightstaar » 27 Jun 14, 7:27 pm

Nekosan wrote:
SuBw00FeR wrote:From what I've seen, at least for the 880 iRoomba, it's way cheaper to have it shipped from Amazon and just buy a figure 8 power cord for it to work here.


Walk into Harvey's or The Good Guys and tell them you want one and can get it for x-amount, someone will come to the party, even if they have to take a loss on it to do so.


You need to prove it (at TGGs at least).
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Re: Robotic Vacuum Cleaners?

Unread postby Coopz » 7 Jul 14, 9:18 am

I still think they are a gimmick. 2 friends have bought decent robovacs in the last year for their homes and both have little praise for them. Getting stuck, doing the same areas over and over, missing large areas of dust ect. They seem OK on hard floors but I'd never get them if you have carpet or large rugs.
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Re: Robotic Vacuum Cleaners?

Unread postby Hotblack » 7 Jul 14, 10:00 am

I have a Choice subscription, for what it's worth (they didn't test the Roomba 880):
- LG Roboking Square VR6270LVMB: 74%
- iRobot Roomba 780: 71%
- iRobot Roomba 630: 69%
- Samsung S: 52%
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Re: Robotic Vacuum Cleaners?

Unread postby SuBw00FeR » 7 Jul 14, 10:25 am

I ended up grabbing the roomba 880 from Amazon Thanks all :)
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Re: Robotic Vacuum Cleaners?

Unread postby Disco LT » 7 Jul 14, 10:46 am

Let us know what you think of them, I think they're neat, but a gimmick and would be happy to hear otherwise!
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Re: Robotic Vacuum Cleaners?

Unread postby Kendrite » 7 Jul 14, 11:45 am

We just got a Neato XV-21: http://www.amazon.com/Neato-XV-21-Allergy-Automatic-Cleaner/dp/B007JOJ9QQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1404627581&sr=8-3&keywords=neato+xv

Had it for about 2 weeks and I'm surprised by how good it is. I had doubts about it doing the whole house (about 28 squares) but it does. Does one area and when it's going flat returns to the base station, charges and then sets off from where it was again. Gets up and down little lips and over raised rugs no problems and dust bin is a reasonable size.

Negatives (IMO):

It won't replace a manual vac but it means we can go heaps longer between manually vacuuming.
Takes about 3-4 charges to clean entire house: about 1/2 a day - means you sort have to run it when you're not home (but it can be programmed to run at certain times) or it can get under your feet.
It's gotten "lost" once and couldn't find its way back to charger.

Overall I'm really happy we have it and -keeping the above in mind- I would recommend getting one or something like it.
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Re: Robotic Vacuum Cleaners?

Unread postby SuBw00FeR » 7 Jul 14, 12:13 pm

Will do Disco, It is for my sister, so I'll have to pass on her feedback. :P

I did look at the Neato, but I settled on the Roombas.
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Re: Robotic Vacuum Cleaners?

Unread postby Makena » 7 Jul 14, 1:40 pm

I know who I'm blaming when robots take over the earth!
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Re: Robotic Vacuum Cleaners?

Unread postby Disruptor4 » 7 Jul 14, 2:12 pm

We got a Samsung 800 or something for our little unit. I hope it'll do the job as it wasn't cheap but I'm still skeptical... Won't be moving in for another 2 months so will see what it's like then.
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Re: Robotic Vacuum Cleaners?

Unread postby Hotblack » 7 Jul 14, 2:14 pm

Neato got 45%
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Re: Robotic Vacuum Cleaners?

Unread postby Hotblack » 7 Jul 14, 2:16 pm

Samsung SR8751 got 56%
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