- CLEAN SMARTER - A great way to begin cleaning your home smarter. Just schedule it to clean up daily dirt, dust, and debris with the iRobot HOME app or your voice assistant, for effortlessly clean floors.
- LOOSENS, LIFTS, & SUCTIONS - The 3 Stage Cleaning system & Dual Multi-Surface brushes grab dirt from carpets and hard floors and an Edge-Sweeping brush takes care of corners and edges.
- LEARNS YOUR LIFE LISTENS TO YOUR VOICE - Learns your cleaning habits to offer up personalized schedules, while Google Assistant and Alexa allow you to start cleaning with just the sound of your voice.
- ADAPTIVE NAVIGATION - A full suite of advanced sensors allows the vacuum to navigate under and around furniture and along edges. Cliff Detect keeps it from falling downstairs.
- GOES WHERE IT'S NEEDED, AVOIDS WHERE IT'S NOT - Reactive Sensor Technology tells the robot where it can and cannot reach, which means less getting stuck and more knowing where to go. With Dirt Detect sensors, it focuses on cleaning where it is needed the most.
I never thought I would own one but after my wife bothering me for one I caved and it's way more useful than I thought. It can get under everything and cleans really well for a small item. Not sure how deep it gets but it picks up a lot of pet dander.
I have long delayed on picking up an autonomous vacuum as I have heard more horror stories than happy owners. For Christmas this year, we decided to take the plunge and get one to save us some housework (or at least reduce the frequency that we'd need to sweep. We have all laminate flooring in a single story house, so it's practically a requirement to sweep daily.With all the options on the market, and rabid fans for each brand, it's very difficult to get honest information on what which ones within given price brackets win out and which features are really important to have. Ultimately, we opted to give the roomba a shot since during the black friday sales, nearly all competitors had their pricing roughly around the same levels for similar devices. We opted for the i3 for highest suction power to lowest cost. In hindsight, I wish we had gone with the i7 for the ability to map our house out and designate zones for specific cleaning (would have been a excellent feature for days when I was in meetings and the roomba could not get to my room to clean during its scheduled time).As for the actual device itself, my expectations were very tempered for considering what we were purchasing. Fortunately, I can say that we have been very satisfied with Nagatha's performance (kudos to anyone that gets the reference). It is surprisingly thorough considering the i3 re-maps the floors every time it cleans. Only on particularly high traffic days do we ever notice particles on the floor, and that's usually hours after it has made it rounds.The only cons I have (if it really can be considered a con) is that it picks up some much animal fur and particle junk that its not uncommon for the bin to be full and have to cancel it's clean until the bin is cleared. Having the option to resume a clean after the bin is emptied would be nice, and not have it start all over again (A full clean of our house usually takes 2 full charges and roughly 2.5 hours of cleaning with roughly an hour of charge time between that). Being able to pause a clean and send roomba back to its base to charge while on pause, then resume when ready (because sometimes I have longer meetings during the scheduled clean times) would be a nice to have feature so we don't have to start the whole clean over. Last complaint is the cost of replacement parts. Considering the glut of off market replacement options and how well these cheaper alternatives seem to perform/review, iRobot should seriously consider making replacement parts (like filters) either reusable or competitive with alternatives.Overall, 5/5 based on my tempered expectations of what these things would actually get done. Quite satisfied with it's performance so far. Looking forward to upgrading to an i7 (or the equivalent of that) in the future.
This is a game changer. If you have wood floors and rugs it will keep your house fabulous. I love being able to set it from the app. And the app always alerts me if “Josh”, as I’ve named mine, gets stuck or needs his bin emptied. Also made it really affordable with interest free payments. That was a great option I didn’t know about! So if you were in the fence cuz of pricing- finance thru . Always simple that way
After going thru 2 deebot robo-vacs in two and a half years, I'm really seeing what these can do with this iRobot! I don't have to babysit it, as it doesn't get stuck on everything like the deebot did. It covers my whole mail floor without missing spots. The suction is far more powerful. It easily navigates over heat vents and throw rugs. It goes home to charge itself up and then finishes the job to cover my entire mail floor. I'm beyond pleased!!! It was worth the extra $$ And I always buy the extended warranty on these vacs since I don't trust battery life. They paid off with the Deebot brand. Perhaps iRobot will outlive the 3 yr warranty?!
My wife LOVES this robot! It cleans amazingly well, so much so, we are contemplating getting another for downstairs! We call it, "Ethel" and she does a great job, and we have 3 dogs and 3 cats, so there is a lot of shedding going on and Ethel cleans up great! I was a bit disappointed in the battery life, only lasted 6 months, and the replacement battery was almost $100!