Will a Roomba work with my Black carpet?

“I have black carpet, will a Roomba work for me?”

Roomba black carpetI hear this question a lot. Roombas are well known to have issues on black carpet (issues, meaning, going completely berzerk!). Is black carpet and a Roomba really a big problem? Will a Roomba still work in your house if you have black carpet? Read on to find out….

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Roomba 870 vs. 880: Which should I buy?

Roomba 870 vs. 880: What’s the best for your money?

So, you’re looking to buy the very best Roomba that you can afford but you want to get the most for your money? You’re not alone! There are a TON of Roomba models on the market right now, and it can be very confusing to choose the one that has all of the features that you need at the very best price point. You’re going to want to choose the best Roomba for your needs at the very best price Roomba 870 vs 880 - 880 Modelpoint. If you’re having trouble deciding whether you should be a Roomba 870 or Roomba 880, you’ve come to the right place. In this concise, to the point, fun to read guide, I’m going to show you what the key features are of each, what both Roombas are very good at, and and in the end help you decide whether you should buy the Roomba 870 or the 880.
Intrigued? I thought so! Let’s move on…

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Help! My Roomba got wet!

Help! My Roomba got wet!

So, you’re probably not going to tell me HOW your Roomba got wet, but It’s a well known fact that iRobot, the company that owns the Roomba brand name does NOT want moisture anywhere near a Roomba. If the Roomba gets a little wet it’s probably not a huge issue, but is there anything you can do if it gets really wet? This is my second in my “Help!” series of blog posts about common robotic vacuum problems and what the best solutions are.Roomba gets wet

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What’s the best Roomba for pet hair?

When pet hair attacks! Which is the best Roomba for pet hair?

which is the best roomba for pet hair?

Pet hair can be one of the hardest things to get out of your carpet, especially for a smaller vacuum like the iRobot Roomba. Choosing the best roomba for pet hair can be a daunting task but it’s worth it. Our pets are some of the most beloved members of our family but sometimes it can be a huge chore to clean up after a shedding dog or cat. Having pet dander around your house can be a huge trigger for your allergies. If only there was a way to clean up after your pet hair with minimal fuss.

I’m here to help you choose the best Roomba for your pet. Take my advice here, and your floors will be cleaner and your air will be cleaner, all without a ton of extra work. What can be better than a happy pet in a happy home?

I’m comparing all of the “Official best Roomba for Pet Hair” models, plus the Roomba 980. The Roomba 980 is the “top of the line” and it handles pet hair extremely well. Read through all of the mini-reviews, or just scroll down to the end to see which Roomba that I think is the best Roomba for pet hair.

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Help! My Roomba goes in circles!

What to do if your Roomba just goes in circles.

Roomba goes in circles

No, your Roomba doesn’t have a mind of it’s own, nor is it tipsy from having too much to drink. When your roomba goes in circles you might think it’s broken, or think it’s going crazy! Ok, so it might not be going crazy but it could be broken… If you want to find out more, read on…

I’m a pretty regular reader and contributor over at the robot reviews forums and this problem comes up very often. It’s not happened to me yet but it’s happened to so many people, and I’ve read so much about it that I feel that a blog post is warranted.

Usually this happens to older Roomba models, mostly the 500 series. The 500 series is really old, and if this is what you have, you should think about buying a new Roomba. The 600 series is pretty economical, and doesn’t have this issue as often as the 500 series Roomba. The Amazon link below has the best price you can find anywhere on a new Roomba, so if you’re interested in a great deal, definitely click that button!

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Bobsweep Vs. Roomba – Can the bObi compare?

Bobsweep vs. Roomba – Can the Bobsweep bObi compare to the iRobot Roomba 980?

“I have a bObsweep that keeps my living room and kitchen clean when I’m working”. Mention this while at work or out with your friends and you’re going to get some very strange looks. “What? What’s a bobsweep? Like a magic broom or something?”. Say “I love that my Roomba keeps my house clean while I’m not around”, and you’ll get some questions about it, some people who have a Roomba will agree with you, and others will ask you where you bought it and how much it costs.

Can a relatively unknown company leave it’s mark in the robotic vacuum industry, or even topple Roomba, the champion? Is bObsweep a viable Roomba alternative?

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Roomba Error Codes. What to do when you encounter them

Roomba error codes and what to do about them.

Nobody likes it when an expensive piece of equipment fails – Especially one that has the important job of keeping your floorsclean like the Roomba. Fortunately not all error codes are a big deal, and I’ll show you what you need to know to fix them. A lot of the time you won’t have to replace any parts or put any money into your RoombaRoomba Error Codes

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What’s the best Roomba Alternative?

Roomba Alternative – bObsweep, Neato, or…?

Roomba AlternativeThe iRobot Roomba has been around for a long time. Since it’s introduction in 2002, it’s swept the world by storm (See what I did there?). iRobot has such a strong foothold in the robotic vacuum business that it seems that no other Roomba alternative can even compete. As I’m writing this article, I can’t help but think that yes, I am really biased toward the iRobot Roomba because it’s an awesome piece of kit.

iRobot has been in the robotics business since 1990, longer than any other robotics company offering robotic vacuums. The history of the company is impressive, colored with military robots that remove landmines, policing robots and other tactical gear before finally producing the Roomba. That’s a lot of history in tech years, and it’s no wonder why they’re the best (in my opinion of course). But there has to be a Roomba alternative, which is why you’re here, and why I’m writing this.

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Roomba And Stairs

Roomba And Stairs

Roomba and stairs

There are many things a Roomba can do, and many things it can’t do. Cleaning stairs is one of the things it can’t do. So Roombaand stairs definitely do NOT go well together.

There are some reports of Roomba’s not handling stairs well, like the Roomba crashing DOWN the stairs. I’ve only heard of this on older models. If you go to Amazon to read some reviews using this link, and peruse most of the reviews you’ll see that at least one reviewer complained about the Roomba and stairs problem. This person’s unit crashed down the stairs and had to be replaced. I scanned reviews for the newer models like the Roomba 770 and Roomba 980 to see if there were similar issues with the Roomba and stairs but couldn’t find any issues at all on these updated models. If you’re thinking about buying a robotic vacuum then you’re very unlikely to have that issue if you stick to a newer model.

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Is a Roomba Worth It?

Question: Is a Roomba Worth It?Is a Roomba Worth It?

You have probably seen all of the commercials and youtube videos and you’re wondering… Is a Roomba worth it? I won’t lie, it’s a really big investment for some people and a Roomba is not right for every person out there.

Other than picturing yourself with a cool new toy, let’s ponder a few things to help you decide for yourself whether a Roomba is worth the money.

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