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Would love to know where the £449 price is at - irobot's UK store is listing £549
This looks awesome. Bit pricey though... it's going to take some skilled negotiation to get this one passed Mrs Stripy but it'll be worth it!
My girlfriend has this automatic vacuum cleaner. All the time it got stuck under the wardrobe. For that money we expected a bit better kind of sensory system. There is no problem with suction power, its good enough. Also not too much dirt fits in the tank, but it's not a problem also, because we vacuum only one room with it all the time. Recently we found ourselves to use it less and less often, because we bought a real vacuum cleaner a Dyson DC 25 ( review: http://review-home.com/vacuum-... ) which makes vacuuming almost enjoyable. Its a design masterpiece, can say no bad words about it. Can finish vacuuming a medium large room in about 3-5 minutes, no need to keep a robotic vacuum running for hours.
Interesting, I have found exactly the opposite. I have a DC 18 (http://www.trustedreviews.com/... and now barely use it.
I have only paid the postage on mine. I bought it on impulse less than a week ago & received it late this morning. I accidently let it run without reading manuals or anything but in the short 10 or so minutes it was running before it died...I ended up emptying the full bin; mind you I'd vacuumed 3 times in 5 days so I'm feeling pretty impressed. I set the dock up & left it to charge. Not sure how long it took to charge but would like to know. After it finished charging, I clicked clean & let it go, 2-3 hours later, I've cleaned it out twice & it's wonderful. It's currently on charge again. Will see how it goes for a few days than post again. So far, flaming love it. Gona try it at my parents house when I visit. They use an old Vax, wonderful machine but this might help.
It seems like a lazy solution, but when you have pets, this is damn tempting.
or kids :)
Turned out much easier than I thought to get this approved by my wife. The little fellow arrived a week ago and he does a really good job, better than expected actually so a hearty thank you to TR for the recommendation!
I'd categorise these in the same vein as dishwashers - you definitely don't need them but once you have them you wouldn't want to give them up.
Alas, when it runs out of power (e.g. when cleaning a room where there is no docking station) then it also forgets/resets the clock and all programmed schedules. And THAT I find pretty annoying, esp. given the stiff price of this beast!
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