If you love pets but you are not a very big fan of their hairs, then, this might be an option for you. This vacuum cleaner has been designed specifically to deal with stubborn pet hairs as well as other kinds of debris that stick onto the carpets. For this reason, the vacuum cleaner has quite a strong suction force as compared to its peers and this makes it pick out the most pet hairs on your floors.
A good number of similar robotic vacuum cleaners normally get stuck and clogged after a short time but this is not the case with this one. A set of powerful brushes as well as the suction sets it apart from the rest and would be a reasonable choice for cleaning all kinds of floors.
Although the price of this robotic vacuum cleaner is quite high, it is worth every cent as it cleans thoroughly and does the job very efficiently.
Main features of the Roomba 650
Automatic scheduled cleaning
The robotic vacuum cleaner is programmable and can be scheduled to clean at specific times of the day or night. It is equipped with buttons at the top panel which are used to select the date and time for a scheduled cleaning. This feature allows up to a maximum of seven sessions and hence you can conveniently schedule the vacuum cleaner to clean your house on every day of the week.
3-step cleaning technology
Already enough has been said about the vacuum’s powerful cleaning capabilities. This is facilitated by the 3-step cleaning technique where the first step is to loosen the material, then the second is to pick up the dirt while the last step is to ensure that the area is clean before moving on to the next area. This smart feature is arguably the strongest feature of this robotic vacuum allowing it to pick debris and pet hair that other vacuum cleaners wouldn’t have picked up.
Intelligent and advanced sensors
This vacuum has very many sensors which scan the room up to sixty times per second. These sensors mainly help in navigation, preventing the vacuum from hitting furniture and walls. The other function of the sensors is to pick out the dirty areas in the room and hence the vacuum will scan the room and get rid of any dirt on the floor.
Prolonged use of the vacuum has also shown that the battery is long-lasting and hence you should not worry about battery problems.
Smart return to base charging
One of the things that are packaged with the vacuum cleaner is the charging dock. This charging dock can be installed or set at a permanent position near a power socket which will also act as the storage base for the vacuum cleaner. Using the smart return to base feature, the vacuum cleaner automatically returns to the charging dock when the battery runs low. The vacuum does not run until the battery is flat but once it reaches a critical level, it will return to base for a recharge.
Easily programmable buttons
When many people hear about a programmable machine, they think of a complex programming procedure. However, this is not quite the case with this vacuum. The eight buttons at the top panel of the vacuum are easy to operate and you just have to follow the written instructions. When you press the “CLEAN” button at the center of the panel the vacuum will be powered up and ready to go.
Detects stairs, cords and furniture
This vacuum cleaner is designed to be used in single room floor. It thus has a number of sensors to detect stairs, power cords and furniture. You can also set up the virtual wall, which comes as part of the package, and this emits infrared light, which the sensors pick, and stop the vacuum from crossing over the light. The vacuum will also stop when it detects a steep change in gradient, which simulates stairs.
Spot cleaning and return to dock
When using this vacuum cleaner you do not always have to do a complete floor space cleaning. The vacuum can also be used for cleaning specific spots on the floor by pressing the spot button. This is ideal when you have messed up a particular part of your floor and would like a quick but thorough cleaning. Once the dirty spot has been cleaned, the vacuum automatically returns to its dock or alternatively, you can press the “DOCK” button and it will go straight to the dock.
All the above-integrated features make this vacuum a joy to use. At the least, it can be described as industrious and the perfect solution to the unending nightmare of pet hairs. While a good number of its peers might struggle with some specific type of dirt or cleaning tight spots such as corners of the room, this vacuum is well equipped to tackle such challenges.
When you own a pet, for example a dog, there are occasional mishaps when the dog poops on the floor. Unfortunately, this vacuum cleaner cannot differentiate between this kind of dirt and the other normal dirt like pet hair. Thus, in case your robot is scheduled to start cleaning in your absence and it finds pet’s poop; it will try cleaning it out but only end up smearing it all over the floor and even throwing it up the walls. In essence, what you will find is a complete mess on your floor and walls as the robot goes round and round trying to clean up! Nonetheless, just make sure your pet does not poop on the floor or it doesn’t have any stomach upsets that may cause it to misbehave and you wouldn’t have any problems with this robotic cleaner.
With a programmable vacuum cleaner like this, you will be able to clean your floors more often. The supervision needed in this case is minimal. However, it is noted that with regular use of the vacuum the dustbin fills up quite quickly. This is generally because the dustbin is quite small and hence you have to check and empty the dustbin in every 2-3 days of use.
This Vacuum cleaner is generally very effective for every pet owner. Its strongest feature being the high suction power and efficient cleaning; it will definitely clean up to 90% of all pet hairs on the floor and carpet. Its scheduling features also work quite well and you can set the vacuum to clean the house at your own convenience. Remember to clean the robot regularly and it will serve you for a very long time without any problems.
iRobot Roomba 650 specifications
|Return to dock||Yes|
|Battery energy||43 Wh|
|Input power||26 watts|
|Dustbin capacity||0.48 liters|
|Virtual Boundary||Virtual wall|
|Warranty period||1 years|
|Cleaning path||7 inches|