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Old 11-23-2020, 01:53 PM
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Got the i4... 349 at Costco. Thing picked up more shit in one pass then others who shall remain nameless. It's great.
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I have had the bottom end Roomba for About three years now, and love it. I see that they have them now that mop also, does anyone have a review on that feature?
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I went ahead and ordered the Roomba i3+ (with auto dirt disposal) for $399. I think the auto disposal will be a huge advantage if it handles cat hair.

I like that it has a 'planned route' rather than the random pattern that my parent's Roomba 880 employed. That just annoyed my engineering OCD.
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I've a the neato d series for five years, love it. About once a year I have to get a new battery.
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Originally Posted by jheiii View Post
Got the i4... 349 at Costco. Thing picked up more shit in one pass then others who shall remain nameless. It's great.
depending on when you bought it might want to see if Costco will give you credit or refund. Literally just bought the same thing this weekend for 269 at Costco. May be a long shot but I think they are pretty good with returns so who knows.
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I'm planning to get a robot vacuum soon. I borrowed my parent's Roomba 880 and used it for about a week and it did a great job cleaning the cat hair (3 cats) on the dark hardwood floors, tile, and area rugs. It actually cleaned the dining room/foyer/sitting room (hardwood) as well as the hallway/kitchen/breakfast nook (tile) and family room (hardwood). The only things that I thought could be improved were to totally random nature of the cleaning pattern, the need to empty the dirt/hair bin every time, and the noise level. As a bonus the cats did not get freaked out either.

My initial research is pointing me towards the Roomba i3+ (with dirt disposal station). It seems like a reasonable option for $399. I figure that's less than 5 visits by the 'cleaning lady'.

Any suggestions for better options in this ($400) price range?

Thanks.
I got the Shark self-emptying vacuum. It's the cheapest self-emptying vacuum on the market, so I was a little skeptical when I bought it, but it works great. I schedule it to run every day and it covers a 600 sq ft area in about an hour. I only have to interact with it once every 4-5 weeks to empty the base and a couple times when it sucks up something too big like rope from a dog toy or something. It's $500 normally but I bought it from Bed Bath and Beyond. If you make a new email or you haven't signed up on their website before, you get a 20% off coupon for any single item. So I only paid $400.
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Originally Posted by JCM 1420 View Post
depending on when you bought it might want to see if Costco will give you credit or refund. Literally just bought the same thing this weekend for 269 at Costco. May be a long shot but I think they are pretty good with returns so who knows.
good looking out. They're making it right
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We have the Neato D7 (hardest $ I ever had to part with) and i must admit it does work very well. We have all LVP with area rugs made from bound regular avg pile carpet, a yellow lab, and we run it at least every other day. It keeps up on the dog hair well. Picked this model because it had the ability to zone off, and clean, individual rooms. Also can draw virtual no-go lines/boxes.

My experience is their success, or not, is highly dependent on the type of flooring and whether your floor plan (or furniture layout) is more complicated. Before we start the vacuum we do pick up smaller items, ottomans, etc, to give it as clear a path as possible.
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Originally Posted by nole76 View Post
I have had the bottom end Roomba for About three years now, and love it. I see that they have them now that mop also, does anyone have a review on that feature?
The Braava is great. Takes forever, sprays a little then mops then goes back and sprays some more. We use it in our kitchen and even after running the Roomba the Braava still picks up a bunch more stuff. I use the refill bottles of Bona for our hardwood. Leaves the floors cleaning lady clean.
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
The Braava is great.
Oh no! That'll be next....

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