Review: iRobot Roomba 650

If people actually added up the number of times they sweep and vacuum their homes in a year, they would come up with an astonishing amount of time performing these tedious chores. This is where the iRobot Roomba 650 comes in handy. The iRobot Roomba 650 brings new technology into the home and eliminates unnecessary time spent on these chores.

First and foremost, the iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner isn’t a replacement for a traditional vacuum cleaner. The iRobot is meant to supplement, not replace, manual vacuuming. The iRobot is great for getting rid of irritating dust and dirt that gathers on the floor and extending the time between your major household cleaning efforts. What the iRobot gives you is the ability to go a month or so between manual cleaning instead of scrubbing and sweeping floors every week or two. For those who have allergies to pollen or dust or shedding pets, the little work the iRobot Roomba 650 can do on a daily basis is well worthwhile.

 

 

 

 

When shopping for your robot vacuum, there are some things to consider. Always look at the layout and size of your home. Most robot vacuum cleaners, like the Neato robotic vacuum – see this monster! , Scooba 390, Roomba 650 and Roomba 780 clean about 1,200 square feet during one cleaning cycle.

 

The specialities of Roomba 650 robotic vacuum

The specialities of Roomba 650 robotic vacuum

 

 

Neato is a pet friendly robotic vacuum

Same as iRobot Roomba 650, Neato is also a pet friendly robotic vacuum

 

 

Is the space you need to keep clean robot vacuum friendly? Like most vacuum cleaners, the iRobot Roomba 650 won’t be able to handle carpets heavier than medium piled carpets. The Roomba doesn’t like stairs or shag carpet, and even though it operates autonomously, it needs a bit of attention during cleaning cycles. When you first start using the Roomba, you’ll have to empty the bin after every cycle. Once the area is a lot cleaner, it will only require emptying every three cycles. The filter will require rinsing out about the same frequency. If you don’t mind this, you will love the iRobot Roomba 650.

What’s really interesting about the iRobot Roomba 650 is that you can schedule it to clean while you’re away, and the machine can run seven days a week. To make sure your floor is as clean as it can be, the iRobot Roomba 650 has a mapping software plan that ensures the machine has multiple passes over the same location. The first vacuum will grab the top layer of dirt and crud, and then the next layer picks up anything dislodged from your first pass. If there is anything left, the amazing dirt sensor finds it. The torque sensor and brush layout allow the machine to clean its area thoroughly without the risk of getting stuck on stray objects or power cords. If the 650 undercarriage brushes exert too much power and are struggling to rotate, it will automatically reverse the direction of the brushes to free any tangles. Afterwards, it moves forward slightly before starting up again to complete the job. The iRobot Roomba 650 clears just about any size door threshold, and it can move from carpets to hardwoods while changing the brush speed automatically.

Let’s face it, by using the iRobot Roomba 650 instead of hired help, the dust and grime on your floor disappears, and you won’t spend nearly as much money on cleaning.