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Robotic Maid Vacuum with iRobot Roomba 870

iRobot Roomba 870

Dreaming about hiring a maid to clean your house comes a little bit closer for many of us with the iRobot Roomba 870. Just one use of this amazing little machine sent to us to review from Best Buy makes everyone in the house happier and brings back childhood memories of watching The Jetsons’ maid, Rosie.

Designed to work with pets in a house, the Hepa filter keep allergens and dander out of the air. For our house, this is very important since we have two cats and lots of allergies.

iRobot Roomba vacuums hard floors and carpet

How to set up the iRobot Roomba in three easy steps

  1. Place upside down and remove two tabs.
  2. Turn over. Set the date and time.
  3. Charge overnight.

For those who are challenged with technology, once you follow the three steps above all you have to do is press “clean” when you want the robot to clean your carpet. You can take it a step further by programming the Roomba to automatically vacuum designed areas at specific times.

You never have to worry where the Roomba is as it automatically returns to the base when it needs charging.

Compared to our existing vacuum cleaner this Roomba is relatively quiet and you can hear the sound in our video below.

Docking station for iRobot Roomba

With just one use of the Roomba, the dust bin was completely full even though we vacuumed recently. It was an amazing amount pulled out of the carpet in what looked like a clean room. As someone who has allergies and asthma, seeing the Roomba pull out extra allergens helps me breath better.

Although you should not place any objects on top of the Roomba, we did place R2D2 on top of it to get a clear view of how the Roomba moves on the carpet. You can watch the video below of this vacuum in action but be warned, you just might chuckle as we did when it seems like the Roomba is chasing the cat. No cats were harmed in the making of this video or during the use of the Roomba. All tails are accounted for and as you can see in the video, Mickey the cat began to settle down with the robotic vacuum after just a little bit. Minnie the cat was an entirely different story and it took her nearly an hour before she would even peek in the room.

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iRobot Roomba 870 is the robot you’re looking for.

Features of the iRobot Roomba 870 provided by the manufacturer

  • Delivers 5x the suction.
  • Removes up to 50% more dirt, dust, hair, and debris.
  • Slim profile cleans under furniture, including beds, skirted furniture, tables, and cabinetry while the spinning side brush grabs dirt and debris from tough places like wall edges and corners.
  • iAdapt® Responsive Navigation Technology with cliff-detection sensors.
  • iRobot® XLife™ Extended Life Battery provides double the battery cycles.
  • 2 Virtual Wall Barriers keep Roomba in the rooms you want to vacuum and out of the ones you don’t.

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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Wendy Wright

Head Geek at Plugged In Family often found at Comicon, Disneyland, or online increasing her gamer score on Xbox. As a member of the 501st Legion, Wendy spreads her love of Star Wars across the Galaxy in her handmade Jawa costume volunteering for charities with her husband and two sons.

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