My Roomba 570
Christmas came early this year! I have been drooling over iRobot's innovative machines. Especially since we will be installing hardwood floors during the renovation, I thought, Holy CRAP, I have a hard enough time cleaning the current floors (carpet, tile, linoleum), how will I do it when it's hardwood and tile? Enter the Roomba and Scooba into my mind.
Well, we celebrated an early Christmas because we'll be on the road shortly. One of the spectacular gifts I received was my very own Roomba 570!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!
It came with two virtual walls/lighthouses, a docking station, and a maintenance kit (brushes, filters, etc). It ran right out of the box, and for a good while too. The battery had a charge, apparently. It's cleaned my bedroom, living room, kitchen, sun room, dining room... It got stuck a couple of times. Once it tried to go up over the oscillating fan base. It doesn't seem to sense the drop between the dining room and the sun room. I think because the rails for the sliding glass door are still installed, and it's a multi-level drop to the sun room floor. That's okay though. The virtual wall takes care of that. It's so cool. It stops just short of where the virtual wall is set up on the floor, pauses to think a little, and then turns to go a different way.
The coolest part is that knows how to go "home". I put it in the middle of the floor when the battery was low, and it made a beeline for the docking station and parked itself for some shut-eye. How cool is that?!
So wonderfully cool. I haven't named my Roomba yet. I'll let you know what I decide to call it.