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    My 13-year-old daughter just rolled her eyes at my $35 iRobot Roomba. Not to be outdone by me, she begins searching Craigslist, eBay, and Amazon. On Craigslist she finds an ad for a Roomba for $25. She wants one for her room, that is only to be used in her room. Then talking to the guy, it turns out that he has two Roombas and a Scooba that he'll let go for $25 each because the batteries are weak. Batteries for the Roomba run about $20 on eBay. Now, I have a blue, gray, and white Roomba plus the Scuba 6050. I'm never breaking out the Kirby again.

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    I lubs my Roombop... best gadget ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    I have heard that there is a iRobot lawnmower in the works. I've seen a few YouTube videos but I can just imagine the liability of that invention. Something with a blade running automatically controlled by a computer taking out the neighbor's cat. Attorneys are salivating at the thought.

    Has anyone got one of these things?
    robotic mowers have been out for several years. I don't need one but I do remember researching it years ago..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    robotic mowers have been out for several years. I don't need one but I do remember researching it years ago..
    I get a robotic lawnmower, I'm betting my home owner's insurance company cancels me immediately. Something with a blade moving around the yard, just sounds like a bad idea.
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    Update: seven months and a cat later... Lovin my roombop!

    Now considering a robot with mop features. not too expensive at around 250 bux, iRobot has the Scooba and Braava series, and there is this one.. Amazon.com: Moneual RYDIS H68 Pro RoboVacMop Hybrid Robot Vacuum Cleaner Dry/Wet Mop with Water Tank and Mapping: Home & Kitchen



    https://wiki.ezvid.com/best-robo-mop...2RoaAiRl8P8HAQ

    Any of yous with mop bot experiences yet?
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    Does the IRoomba do carpets? I only see ads of it scurrying across bare floors. I assume it's programmable and operates like a rasterizer going back and forth but dropping a little lower at each pass and reversing itself upon contact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARMCX1 View Post
    Does the IRoomba do carpets? I only see ads of it scurrying across bare floors. I assume it's programmable and operates like a rasterizer going back and forth but dropping a little lower at each pass and reversing itself upon contact.
    Yup it does carpets... Roomba has circular sweeper, a rotating brush, and suction. Works good on my hard floors and some area rugs. I don't have wall to wall carpeting so can't give you feedback on that.


    You'll want to do some research if you are in the market for a vac bot.. several out in the market now. Samsung powerbot seems to have better suction strength than the irobot Roomba.


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    We have carpet in the bedrooms at the house and the apartment. I never get the Kirby out. The Roomba knows its job. Empty the dust cups each week, they clean in the afternoon while I'm not home.
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    right so decision made after much research.. I'm gonna get the iRobot Braava Jet 240. ultimately it was the only choice for me because of it's small size; 7" wide means in can mop around the small spaces around the toilet. all the other mop bots are too wide ..which is too bad because the Braava Jet doesnt have any of the fancy features such as auto-dock recharge or scheduling or vacuum.

    Price is ok, after 7% discount its under $230 with the extra disposable pads. Washable pad is another $20 but Target doesn't sell them. might also need a 2nd battery but that will have to wait since it's not yet available from iRobot.



    yay soon my Darth Vader lookin Roomba 770 will have a side kick.. oh and my floors will get mopped more often
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