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394 pages

Historical dictionary of African American cinema

Creator: Torriano Berry, Venise T. Berry | Biography & Autobiography - 2007

THE NEW BLACK FILM RENAISSANCE The influence of Spike Lee's independently produced, She's Gotta Have It, 1986, ... 1990, the audience readily accepted films like Friday, Trespass, Like Mike, All about the Benjamins, Brown Sugar, ...

Publisher: Scarecrow Pr

About this book
On 4 July, 1910, in 100-degree heat at an outdoor boxing ring near Reno, Nevada, film cameras recorded-and thousands of fans witnessed-former heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries' reluctant return from retirement to fight Jack Johnson, a black man. After 14 grueling rounds, Johnson knocked out Jeffries and for the first time in history, there was a black heavyweight champion of the world. At least 10 people lost their lives because of Johnson's victory and hundreds more were injured due to white retaliation and wild celebrations in the streets. Public screenings received instantaneous protests and hundreds of cities barred the film from being shown. Congress even passed a law making it a federal offense to transport moving pictures of prizefights across state lines, and thus the most powerful portrayal of a black man ever recorded on film was made virtually invisible. This is but one of the hundreds of films covered in The A to Z of African American Cinema, which includes everything from The Birth of a Nation to Crash. In addition to the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx can be found in this reference. Through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology, this book provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in film history.



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Overclocked, stories of the future present

Creator: Cory Doctorow | Fiction - 2007-02-01

Presents a collection of short stories that focus on computers, the Internet, and technology.

Publisher: Running Press

About this book
Have you ever wondered what it's like to get bitten by a zombie? To live through a bioweapon attack? To have every aspect of your life governed by invisible ants? In Cory Doctorow's collection of novellas, he wields his formidable experience in technology and computing to give us mindbending sci-fi tales that explore the possibilities of information technology — and its various uses — run amok. "Anda's Game" is a spin on the bizarre new phenomenon of "cyber sweatshops," in which people are paid very low wages to play online games all day in order to generate in-game wealth, which can be converted into actual money. Another tale tells of the heroic exploits of "sysadmins" — systems administrators — as they defend the cyber-world, and hence the world at large, from worms and bioweapons. And yes, there is a story about zombies, too.


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    iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot For Pets and Allergies

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    Rating (444 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
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    Fantastic for reducing allergies, may make you a neat freak!

    We bought this Roomba 880 robot vacuum cleaner to help clean our family vacation apartment. The apartment is only about 700 sq feet and is occupied for about 3-4 months of the year, so lots of dust accumulates between visits. I have a very severe dust mite allergy, and I usually sneeze for most of the time we are in the apartment, even if we damp dust and HEPA vacuum it with our Dyson canister vacuum cleaner soon after we arrive. I was very curious (and skeptical) to see whether Minnie (our Roomba) could alleviate these symptoms and reduce our cleaning workload while on vacation.The apartment has mixed surfaces. About two thirds of it is tiled and the rest is carpet, including the bedrooms. The floor plan is fairly open, except that the 2 bedrooms and bathrooms are separate along a corridor. This is important when considering how to use the robot most efficiently. Now that we have had Minnie for around a month, I have to say that she (has to be a she - the error messages... 5/5 Dawn Tarin (California) - See all my reviews, June 8, 2014

    I am in love!

    I had a Roomba many years ago when they first came out. I was rather underwhelmed. It was loud, held very little dirt, got stuck often, and seemed to barely clean. I handed it 'down' to my mother who also rejected it. It sat unused on a lonely shelf until it made it's way to a yard sale. That Roomba was a novelty.This Roomba is a masterpiece. Or at least the sonnet that I'm going to compose to it will be. I have carpet in two bedrooms and the rest of the house is hardwood or linoleum. First the carpets - holy cow, I had no idea they were that dirty! The Roomba gets out dirt my full-size vacuum cleaner misses. I set it out to clean my bedroom and it filled up with dirt before it finished. The amount of dirt and dust was astonishing. I started it again, this time it filled up with dirt but it did finish. The third time it cleaned the entire bedroom, bathroom, and walk-in closet and was only half full. I started running it every other day and it never fills up... 5/5 tharp83 (New York, NY USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot For Pets and Allergies (Misc.) I had a Roomba many years ago when they first came out. I was rather underwhelmed. It was loud, held very little dirt, got stuck often, and seemed to barely clean. I handed it 'down' to my mother who also rejected it. It sat unused on a lonely shelf until it made it's way to a yard sale. That Roomba was a novelty.This Roomba is a masterpiece. Or at least the sonnet that I'm going to compose to it will be. I have carpet in two bedrooms and the rest of the house is hardwood or linoleum. First the carpets - holy cow, I had no idea they were that dirty! The Roomba gets out dirt my full-size vacuum cleaner misses. I set it out to clean my bedroom and it filled up with dirt before it finished. The amount of dirt and dust was astonishing. I started it again, this time it filled up with dirt but it did finish. The third time it cleaned the entire bedroom, bathroom, and walk-in closet and was only half full. I started running it every other day and it never fills up... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 10, 2014

    So worth it!

    We purchased the Roomba 880 directly from iRobot right when it came out. We were looking for a new vacuum anyway, and the reviews about how it handled pet hair sold it for us. We have 2 cats in 1,000 sq ft apartment. It's a constant battle against cat hair and tracked litter. So far, the Roomba has done really well with both! The rubber rollers on the bottom have been the biggest difference. Our old vacuum had the bristled roller on the bottom and wouldn't even rotate it was so tangled in hair. Now, hair isn't a problem. And the rubber rollers have enough give that when it starts to eat something like an iPhone charger, it just stops, and we can easily pull out whatever is caught (no damage to any items it's pulled in so far).When we first got it, we ran it several times in a row – each ending with the "full bin" light. Definitely made me feel like we were missing a lot of the dust when we were vacuuming ourselves! Now we have it set to run every day, and it... 5/5 katie0123 - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot For Pets and Allergies (Misc.) We purchased the Roomba 880 directly from iRobot right when it came out. We were looking for a new vacuum anyway, and the reviews about how it handled pet hair sold it for us. We have 2 cats in 1,000 sq ft apartment. It's a constant battle against cat hair and tracked litter. So far, the Roomba has done really well with both! The rubber rollers on the bottom have been the biggest difference. Our old vacuum had the bristled roller on the bottom and wouldn't even rotate it was so tangled in hair. Now, hair isn't a problem. And the rubber rollers have enough give that when it starts to eat something like an iPhone charger, it just stops, and we can easily pull out whatever is caught (no damage to any items it's pulled in so far).When we first got it, we ran it several times in a row – each ending with the "full bin" light. Definitely made me feel like we were missing a lot of the dust when we were vacuuming ourselves! Now we have it set to run every day, and it... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 6, 2014
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    Scheduling enables you to preset Roomba to clean when it is most convenient for you, up to seven times a week.
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    iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets

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    Rating (806 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    iRobot

    Fights Fur Furiously

    We just got our . It was simple to setup and charged in about two hours. We have run it once downstairs and upstairs.THE PLANThe plan is to run it during the day upstairs and to run it at night downstairs. The first problem we noted is that the schedule only seems to allow one time per day. This is ok since we have to carry it upstairs for the day runs. So, we just start it as we live in the morning. When we return, we put on the charger and let it clean at 2AM downstairs.OBSERVATIONSThe upstairs (approx. 1000 sqft) is a combination of wood floors, tile in the bathrooms, scatter rugs (bath style and oriental). Roomba did a good job covering an awkward area. We captured a full bin of hair from the dogs. The only problem is that it got caught in the... 5/5 Jack V. Briner (New Braunfels, TX USA) - See all my reviews, November 16, 2012

    Love it...wish I hadn't waited so long to get one.

    I don't have to vacuum anymore and my floors have never been so clean. I scheduled it to run every day. It is amazing how much dust and other debris this thing picks up. All it takes is a 5 minute clean up of the Roomba each day-dump the bin, shake out the filter and clean the 2 rollers. It runs just over an hour before going back to base to charge. I have a large house, I run it in the main living area each day, and I move it manually to other parts of my house about 2x a month. My father bought one instanty after seeing how well mine cleaned-he is very critical of everything, but has no complaints about his 650. My 3 year old daughter & I named it Rico-she loves watching daddy's "robot" run around the house. It is much quieter than a conventional vacuum-I can watch TV while it runs, but I schedule it to run after I leave in the morning.A couple of tips:Vacuum one time yourself before setting this thing loose-it makes a world of difference in the performance.Pick... 5/5 Rowe - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets (Misc.) I don't have to vacuum anymore and my floors have never been so clean. I scheduled it to run every day. It is amazing how much dust and other debris this thing picks up. All it takes is a 5 minute clean up of the Roomba each day-dump the bin, shake out the filter and clean the 2 rollers. It runs just over an hour before going back to base to charge. I have a large house, I run it in the main living area each day, and I move it manually to other parts of my house about 2x a month. My father bought one instanty after seeing how well mine cleaned-he is very critical of everything, but has no complaints about his 650. My 3 year old daughter & I named it Rico-she loves watching daddy's "robot" run around the house. It is much quieter than a conventional vacuum-I can watch TV while it runs, but I schedule it to run after I leave in the morning.A couple of tips:Vacuum one time yourself before setting this thing loose-it makes a world of difference in the performance.Pick... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 12, 2012

    Roomba 650 vs Neato XV-11

    I have had the roomba 650 for about a year now and just got the XV-11 so I thought it might be good to let people know my experience with the 2. First let me say that I am a BIG fan of both but I will compare/contrast the 2 and hopefully help you decide if you are on the fence.Cleaning: Both of them do a very nice job of cleaning and you will be surprised by how much dirt/dust/pet hair etc you get. While they are pretty even on this i give a slight edge to the XV-11 as it is a bit more powerful and will pick up "clinging" stuff better than the roomba. Both dust bins are comparable (in volume) with the Roomba being a bit bigger and easier to empty due to the XV-11 having to have the filter removed to empty. Not a big deal but Roomba a bit easier to empty. Winner = Tie.2.) Battery life. Roomba wins here hands down with battery life, with a catch... The roomba easily runs 45 mins - 1.5 hours on a charge. Both will need a bin emptying either half way... 5/5 coolhandluke2222 "coolhandluke2222" (Florida) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets (Misc.) I have had the roomba 650 for about a year now and just got the XV-11 so I thought it might be good to let people know my experience with the 2. First let me say that I am a BIG fan of both but I will compare/contrast the 2 and hopefully help you decide if you are on the fence.Cleaning: Both of them do a very nice job of cleaning and you will be surprised by how much dirt/dust/pet hair etc you get. While they are pretty even on this i give a slight edge to the XV-11 as it is a bit more powerful and will pick up "clinging" stuff better than the roomba. Both dust bins are comparable (in volume) with the Roomba being a bit bigger and easier to empty due to the XV-11 having to have the filter removed to empty. Not a big deal but Roomba a bit easier to empty. Winner = Tie.2.) Battery life. Roomba wins here hands down with battery life, with a catch... The roomba easily runs 45 mins - 1.5 hours on a charge. Both will need a bin emptying either half way... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 10, 2013
    List Price: $399.99
    iAdapt is an advanced system of software and sensors that ensures Roomba vacuums every section of your room and cleaning areas you cannot easily reach
    The included Virtual Wall keeps Roomba cleaning where you need it and blocks off-limit areas
    The robot can be scheduled to perform up to seven cleaning sessions per week, even when you are not home
    Roomba 650 picks up an amazing amount of dirt, pet hair and other debris with its patented 3 stage cleaning system
    Dirt Detect technology employs an acoustic sensor to identify dirtier areas and spends more time cleaning them


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    iRobot Roomba 770 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies

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    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    iRobot

    The little Robot that cleans BIG

    Customer Video Review Length:: 1:25 MinsEven with numerous friends that swear by their Roomba, I was still skeptical. How could this little machine really clean enough to impress me?When I received it I was really surprised at the size of it, much smaller than I had imagined. I was anxious to test it out, so using the quick start guide I had it unpacked and on the charger in less than 10 minutes. I do suggest that you consider the location you want to set up the home base, not because it'll take up much room, more just to have it out of the way if possible; mine is under an end table.I decided to start it on a Monday through Friday schedule at 3:15pm each day. It's a time when the house is usually empty and it would be less of a bother. The first time it ran of course I was home and I think I watched it the entire cleaning cycle. I was amused to say the least and it also let me see what problems might arise. I realized I needed to install a virtual wall to keep it from... 4/5 Cricket "Living life and loving it!" (The Great Pacific Northwest) - See all my reviews, May 31, 2012

    NEATO XV-21 ... COMPARISON ... iRobot 770

    I was SKEPTICAL about expensive vacuum robots. I have all tile floors. I bought the latest Neato, & the iRobot 770 (non-lighthouses) to test them both. I keep a very clean home and live alone.Before trying out the 770, I moved all furniture and swept with a fine broom... mopped all floors to hospital grade and waited 7 DAYS later to test the iRobot on a clean floor as an ultimate test. I could see no dirt on the floors when I started the iRobot 770 for the first time. The unit finished with a 40% full container when done! I was surprised at the machine's effectiveness. It picked up small speckles of dirt, teeny-tiny rocks, hair, lint and other fine particles.The Neato was tested upstairs and I liked it a tad more at first. Then, it gave a 'LEFT WHEEL STUCK' Fatal error message after 3 weeks. I found out that the cheaply designed Wheel Motors get tangled and busted by internal parts. I looked it up and saw FACEBOOK pages for both companies.. it showed... 5/5 Frank Peters "Your Ace" (Houston TX) - See all my reviews, April 2, 2013

    Life changing product!

    I am 41 years old and have had allergies my entire life - they have gotten worse over the past 5 years. I already take Singulair and Claritin but still have symptoms. I was just diagnosed with asthma, which apparently was caused by my allergies. Thus, I decided to wage war on indoor allergies in my house.I hired a cleaning company to clean my house a few years ago - they were horrible. I did a better job then they did. Also, I have pets and am not comfortable with someone being in my house with them when I am not there. My problem is time - I work full time and was finding little time to vacuum (to the point where I was vacuuming only once every week or other week). I have 3 cats and one dog, with hardwood floors and area rugs on my first floor and carpet in my bedroom and hallway upstairs. My house was not clean, to say the least. I just couldn't keep up with it.My brother suggested that I purchase this product. I thought, why not? I did not buy this... 5/5 Sammy "Workaholic" (Philadelphia, PA) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Roomba 770 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies (Misc.) I am 41 years old and have had allergies my entire life - they have gotten worse over the past 5 years. I already take Singulair and Claritin but still have symptoms. I was just diagnosed with asthma, which apparently was caused by my allergies. Thus, I decided to wage war on indoor allergies in my house.I hired a cleaning company to clean my house a few years ago - they were horrible. I did a better job then they did. Also, I have pets and am not comfortable with someone being in my house with them when I am not there. My problem is time - I work full time and was finding little time to vacuum (to the point where I was vacuuming only once every week or other week). I have 3 cats and one dog, with hardwood floors and area rugs on my first floor and carpet in my bedroom and hallway upstairs. My house was not clean, to say the least. I just couldn't keep up with it.My brother suggested that I purchase this product. I thought, why not? I did not buy this... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 15, 2012
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    Dual HEPA filters trap dust, allergens and tiny particulates leaving behind fresh, clean air
    It uses a new advanced cleaning head which provides superior performance for picking up pet hair, dirt, dust and more
    It uses sophisticated power management software that results in 50% longer battery life than previous Roomba generations
    The robot can be scheduled to perform up to seven cleaning sessions per week, even when you?re not home
    The included infrared remote allows you to control Roomba without getting up


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    iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies

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    Rating (367 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    iRobot

    Top of the line from Roomba

    The 780 is the top of the line Roomba robotic vacuum and comes with all the bells the whistles. Questions that might be asked are:1)Is a Roomba right for me?2)Should I go for the 780 over the 760 or 770?Let me address question (1) first: Is the Roomba right for me? My thoughts on the Roomba are this. It is a great little automatic vacuum/duster but it isn't perfect. Here are the pros and cons as I see them:Pros:* It's an automated vacuum. Seriously, how awesome is that? Who wants to spend a morning vacuuming when they can just let loose the tiny 'bot and go do other things? Not me.* Adaptive logic. The brain behind how it gets every space covered.* Programmable. iRobot encourages tech-heads to program their Roombas to get the most out of it though I haven't and I don't think it is essential.* Date and time functions. You can program when you want the little bot to run it's cleaning cycle.Cons:*... 4/5 D_Strasse "D_Strasse" (Charlotte, NC) - See all my reviews, June 10, 2012

    Not much improvement in the last 8 years.

    Note: I uploaded four photos to support my review in the image gallery. Click on "View and share related images" on the top left under the main photo to see them.I wish I wasn't writing this. Oh how we wanted this robot to sweep into our home and change our lives, just like we wanted our Roomba Red to do way back in 2004. Unfortunately we were left just as disappointed with our new 780 as we were when we bought a Roomba Red eight years before. We figured that eight years in iRobot cleaning technology would make this an amazing vacuum. Not so much. I wanted this iRobot to handle vacuuming our whole house like a true intelligent machine, but instead I have gained a round auto spot-cleaning machine. Because that's the only thing it really works for in my home. The "SPOT" function, where you set it down and it vacuums just a small area for you instead of traveling around your whole house. I'd recommend giving this vacuum a try if you have a home with mostly hard floors and you... 3/5 Truth Teller (Colorado, USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies (Misc.) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) Note: I uploaded four photos to support my review in the image gallery. Click on "View and share related images" on the top left under the main photo to see them.I wish I wasn't writing this. Oh how we wanted this robot to sweep into our home and change our lives, just like we wanted our Roomba Red to do way back in 2004. Unfortunately we were left just as disappointed with our new 780 as we were when we bought a Roomba Red eight years before. We figured that eight years in iRobot cleaning technology would make this an amazing vacuum. Not so much. I wanted this iRobot to handle vacuuming our whole house like a true intelligent machine, but instead I have gained a round auto spot-cleaning machine. Because that's the only thing it really works for in my home. The "SPOT" function, where you set it down and it vacuums just a small area for you instead of traveling around your whole house. I'd recommend giving this vacuum a try if you have a home with mostly hard floors and you... Read more, June 21, 2012

    An effective vacum cleaner but has room to improve

    I have Roomba 780 and Mint 5200. I have used both for more than half year. Here are my experiences:Roomba 780 is very easy to use. Push start button, it goes. It can vacuum a room without using virtual wall or lighthouse. But if you want to run it in a specific area, virtual wall works like a closed door or wall. Roomba will not pass virtual wall. If you want to vacuum multiple rooms at once, placing lighthouse at different area will virtually divide the area into subareas. Roomba will first finish the 1st area, then move onto the next one.Pro's:- It is great that you can program the date/time you want it to run.- It starts by itself at the programed date/time and goes back to the charging dock automatically after cleaning.- It vacuums the room effectively. Hair, bread crumbs all get sucked into the vacuum. Recently, I had my windows installed. After the installers vacuumed the room w/ their professional vacuum and I using my Miele, I ran... 4/5 FFDR (Chicago, IL, USA) - See all my reviews, May 8, 2012
    List Price: $599.99
    Included Virtual Wall Lighthouses for enhanced room to room navigation
    It uses sophisticated power management software that results in 50% longer battery life than previous Roomba generations
    Dual HEPA filters trap dust, allergens and tiny particulates leaving behind fresh, clean air
    The robot can be scheduled to perform up to seven cleaning sessions per week, even when you are not home
    It uses a new advanced cleaning head which provides superior performance for picking up pet hair, dirt, dust and more


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    iRobot Roomba 870 Vacuum Cleaning Robot For Pets and Allergies

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    Rating (62 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    iRobot

    Better than a live-in maid

    I've been clinging to the same beat up Dirt Devil Vibe Upright (with Power Brush attachment!) since I bought it on clearance ten years ago. The suction is terrible, it's as loud as a cement mixer, and it weighs about as much as that cement mixer. Needless to say, I have been in need of a new vacuum for quite some time, but never did I think that vacuum would be a Roomba.Truth be told: I always thought robot vacuums/sweepers were a bit of a gimmick, something for tech-junkies or, well, the lazy. So when it arrived in the mail, I opened it with both skepticism and cynicism, thinking, if nothing else, the Roomba would serve as a fun new torture device for our cat, Sherlock. As much as it pains me to admit, I am now eating crow. The Roomba 870, despite a few limitations, is an incredible appliance and I will (probably) not speak ill-ly of them again.My home set up: one-bedroom apartment, about 700 sq ft, tile in the bathroom and kitchen, carpet and throw rug in... 4/5 D. A. Ross (Minneapolis, Minnesota USA) - See all my reviews, September 2, 2014

    Amazing robotic vacuum cleaner

    Customer Video Review Length:: 1:16 MinsVacuum cleaning is such a chore to me that I would make excuses to defer it until there is enough dirt on the floor to become an eyesore or a potential health risk (or just before in-law's visit). When I was given the opportunity to try the iRobot Roomba 870, I couldn't pass it up.The Roomba 870 is surprisingly easy to setup. Simply plug in the home base, remove a couple of plastic and cardboard tabs from the bottom of the roomba and then dock it to the home base. As soon as it's fully charged for the first time, it's ready to do the chore. To start a cleaning session, just press the 'Clean' button in the center to power up, and press it again to start cleaning. You can also schedule cleaning sessions by programming the day of the week and time to start.Perhaps it's my first time to use a vacuuming robot, I was surprised that the Roomba selected its cleaning path in a seemingly unorganized fashion. It would run all over the room,... 5/5 eau (USA) - See all my reviews, September 8, 2014

    For the Love of Roomba

    Customer Video Review Length:: 1:25 Mins___________________________________________________________NOTE ON VIDEO:I thought it was fun to have iRobot's 780 (black hat) and LG's Hom-Bot (white hat) confined and cleaning inside a small space. Watch and draw you own conclusions.___________________________________________________________To establish some background, we've been using robotic vacuum cleaners since 2007. The 870 would be the third Roomba and the fourth robot vacuum cleaner we've used. Prior to the 870's arrival we were using the but the older Roombas, and... 5/5 A. Dent "Aragorn" (Minas Anor, GD) - See all my reviews, August 24, 2014
    List Price: $599.99
    Automatic Docking returns Roomba to its Home Base to dock and recharge between cleaning sessions.
    iAdapt Responsive Navigation Technology: Our unique system enables Roomba to find its way around any shape or size of home, covering every area of floor multiple times for a complete clean.
    iRobot XLife Battery delivers twice as many cleaning cycles as previous Roomba batteries, doubling the time before you may need to replace your Roomba battery.
    Scheduling enables you to preset Roomba to clean when it is most convenient for you, up to seven times a week.
    AeroForce Performance Cleaning System delivers maximum cleaning performance by combining the power of new AeroForce Extractors with airflow acceleration and a high-efficiency vacuum. The new Tangle-Free AeroForce Extractors are virtually maintenance free.


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    iRobot 560 Roomba Vacuuming Robot, Black and Silver

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (937 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    iRobot

    Great but not perfect ***Downgraded Star Rating***

    My wife and I decided to get one of these because our 8 month old son is about to start crawling. While we try and keep our floors clean, our beagle has other thoughts as she sheds all over the place. We went with the latest 560 model as it has just about everything we would want with a product like this. It works as advertised and we will definitley keep it but there are some areas that need improvement. Here is a quick breakdown of the pros and consPros1. Quieter than a standard vaccuum2. Seems to learn the room dimensions quickly. The virtual walls and lighthouse feature are very nice.3. Is "smart" enough to avoid getting tangled in our area rugs4. Obviously easy to use as it is just a push of a button (or even better when you program it)5. Can use everyday to keep the floors spotless6. Have successfully used it on hard wood, vinyl, carpet and (accidently) concrete7. Cleans... 4/5 M. Kelley "mpkelley20" (MA United States) - See all my reviews, September 16, 2007

    A Worthy Successor to the Roomba Line

    We have two Roombas plus a Scooba in our house. When one of the batteries on one of our Roombas finally reached the end of its life cycle, we decided to donate that Roomba to a friend and to get ourselves the new top of the line - the Roomba 560. We got this right when it first came out, but we waited several months before posting a review. It's pretty much impossible to review one of these Roombas after only a few days! It takes weeks if not months to start to see how well they last over time, and what breaks down. Believe me - been there, done that.So now it's many months later, and I have to say, we are quite pleased with the improvements of this Roomba over the previous generations of Roombas. So first, for those who don't even have ANY Roomba yet (hard to believe!). Roombas are awesome. We have cats, and we work from home so we're home all day. It is AMAZING how much dirt and dust and junk collects in the carpet every single day. Who really has time to vacuum their... 5/5 Lisa Shea "be the change you wish to see in t... - See all my reviews, December 12, 2007

    Beware of the "new" Roomba 560 now only for single room (updated review)

    UPDATE 12/19/2011My review in late 2007 describing the red side brush "amputee" problem and poor customer support is still the highest rated critical response on Amazon. Because of that experience, the recounting of which is in the original review appended below after this update, I had not bought an iRobot product in over four years. Now I have bought two "new" 560s, which arrived today (more about "new" below). This update is primarily for (i) previous owners of a 560 that are contemplating buying a "new" 560 or (ii) those that have information on the original 560 and mistakenly believe that this is what they will get if they order a "new" 560.If it were not for the problems discussed in this update, I would raise my rating to 3.5 stars. Once again, I think iRobot may be shooting itself in the foot. And what upsets me is that I really want to see this company succeed.By way of disclosure I have owned several of every generation of Roomba. I... 2/5 Matrixunloaded (Dallas, TX) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot 560 Roomba Vacuuming Robot, Black and Silver (Kitchen) UPDATE 12/19/2011My review in late 2007 describing the red side brush "amputee" problem and poor customer support is still the highest rated critical response on Amazon. Because of that experience, the recounting of which is in the original review appended below after this update, I had not bought an iRobot product in over four years. Now I have bought two "new" 560s, which arrived today (more about "new" below). This update is primarily for (i) previous owners of a 560 that are contemplating buying a "new" 560 or (ii) those that have information on the original 560 and mistakenly believe that this is what they will get if they order a "new" 560.If it were not for the problems discussed in this update, I would raise my rating to 3.5 stars. Once again, I think iRobot may be shooting itself in the foot. And what upsets me is that I really want to see this company succeed.By way of disclosure I have owned several of every generation of Roomba. I... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 20, 2007
    List Price: $449.99
    Measures 16-3/4 by 21 by 5 inches; 1-year limited warranty
    Vacuuming robot picks up dirt and debris with the touch of a button
    Easy-to-empty bagless dustbin; fine-filtration system traps allergens
    Self-charging Home Base, 2 Auto Virtual Walls, an extra filter, and more included
    Anti-tangle technology; gentle-touch bumper system; built-in cliff sensors


  • Neato

    Neato XV Signature Pro Pet & Allergy Robot Vacuum Cleaner

    Home (Neato)

    Rating (372 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Neato

    The good, the Bad and the Ugly!

    I have had my Neato XV Signature Pro vacuum for about a month now. In short, I am very happy with it, and it has exceeded my expectations. Is it absolutely perfect? no. Is it worth it? yes! My wife rolled her eyes when it arrived, but I think she has grown to respect and admire our little robotic vacuum.Pros:Good vacuum strength and cleans wellDoes a good job around furniture, along walls and in corners.Covers a large area,Requires very little attention.Cons:Smallish dust bin.Likes to eat cords and rug fringe.A little noisy.Chases the dog. (ok just kidding on that one)For us, it vacuums an area of about 2400 sq ft (configured as six rooms). These rooms include a kitchen/dinning, entry, family room, hallway, bedroom and one and a half bathrooms. The flooring is a combination of tile (with area rugs) and carpeting. We are a family of four with one long haired dog (the dog's name is Molly. The vacuum's... 3/5 Mark A. Workman "Bigtexman" (San Antonio, TX) - See all my reviews, October 2, 2013

    Neato vs. Roomba vs. Hom-Bot

    Here is my comparison review of the Neato Signature Pro, iRobot Roomba 780, and the LG Hom-Bot Square. I bought and tested all three, and ended up keeping the Neato and returned the other two. Here are the details of our comparison and review of each model:iRobot Roomba 780 - It is one of the dumber vacuum robots on the market, because it lacks the more advanced navigation abilities that competitors have, while costing more than some of them. It uses brute force blind navigation of bouncing around in a room randomly until it cleans the whole room. Watching it running around like a chicken with its head cut off can really try your patience. You can't help but think if it was smarter in how it navigated, it would get the job done much quicker and more efficiently. It also went over many areas multiple times because it has no memory of where it's been (iRobot says these's an algorithm to its randomness, but you can't tell by observing it). It doesn't get caught up by power... 4/5 Rob Chang (California) - See all my reviews This review is from: Neato XV Signature Pro Pet & Allergy Robot Vacuum Cleaner (Misc.) Here is my comparison review of the Neato Signature Pro, iRobot Roomba 780, and the LG Hom-Bot Square. I bought and tested all three, and ended up keeping the Neato and returned the other two. Here are the details of our comparison and review of each model:iRobot Roomba 780 - It is one of the dumber vacuum robots on the market, because it lacks the more advanced navigation abilities that competitors have, while costing more than some of them. It uses brute force blind navigation of bouncing around in a room randomly until it cleans the whole room. Watching it running around like a chicken with its head cut off can really try your patience. You can't help but think if it was smarter in how it navigated, it would get the job done much quicker and more efficiently. It also went over many areas multiple times because it has no memory of where it's been (iRobot says these's an algorithm to its randomness, but you can't tell by observing it). It doesn't get caught up by power... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 10, 2013

    Still won't clean the whole area, but there's hope

    I couldn't find any reviews anywhere for this model when I purchased it and am surprised there still isn't a single review showing up on Amazon.Info in the box - There isn't any information specific to this model on the box, in the paper manual, or on the disk. No mention of how long it runs on a single charge or about the suction compared to other models. It does mention that charging time is 2-3 hours.Charging Station Placement - As with the other models, you need to place the charging station along a wall 3 feet from corners or obstacles on either side and the area 3 feet in front of the charger should be clear of obstacles. Luckily, I found a place like that, but there are probably lots of people who can't.Menu - The menu is extremely simple to use. It asks about the language you'd prefer, asks you to set the time, and then you can schedule up to one cleaning time for each day of the week. You can also set it to spot clean a 4 x 6... 4/5 Teresa J. Hulvey "TJ" (REDONDO BEACH, CA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Neato XV Signature Pro Pet & Allergy Robot Vacuum Cleaner (Misc.) I couldn't find any reviews anywhere for this model when I purchased it and am surprised there still isn't a single review showing up on Amazon.Info in the box - There isn't any information specific to this model on the box, in the paper manual, or on the disk. No mention of how long it runs on a single charge or about the suction compared to other models. It does mention that charging time is 2-3 hours.Charging Station Placement - As with the other models, you need to place the charging station along a wall 3 feet from corners or obstacles on either side and the area 3 feet in front of the charger should be clear of obstacles. Luckily, I found a place like that, but there are probably lots of people who can't.Menu - The menu is extremely simple to use. It asks about the language you'd prefer, asks you to set the time, and then you can schedule up to one cleaning time for each day of the week. You can also set it to spot clean a 4 x 6... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 26, 2013
    List Price: $449.99
    Blade and brush system offers the best performance on any floor type and picks up tough pet hair
    Easily schedule daily cleanings or just push a button for spot clean or instant multi-room cleaning
    Easily schedule daily cleanings or just push a button for spot clean or instant multi-room cleaning
    Strongest suction available in a robot vacuum
    Two High-Performance Filters reduce dust and allergens
    Works on all different floor types - wood, tile, carpet, vinyl


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (613 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    iRobot

    The Roomba 500 series almost perfected.

    I've got three Roomba 500s (a pair of 560s and a 570), and I love 'em. Rock solid reliable, easy to work on, and do a great job keeping my floors clean. These Roombas aren't toys, they actually clean the floors. In fact I've gone behind them with my Dyson just out of morbid curiosity and all I got was an empty bin. Sure, a Roomba can't pick up as much dirt as a regular vacuum in one pass, but that's why they're programmed to cover the same area of carpet multiple times. And in some ways the Roomba is better than my Dyson. Why?Areas of my house that get vacuumed every week without effort:* Under my bed.* Under my dresser.* In the back corners of my closet where a regular vacuum can't go.* Underneath my reclining theater seats.* Under my basement work bench and utility sink.* ...and on and on...The 600s series is even better, as they include the Aero Vac dust bin, and the upgraded cleaning head module from the 700... 5/5 Ryan Barnhart (Cincinnati, OH USA) - See all my reviews, September 24, 2012

    IRobots never die

    This is my fourth IRobot and they never seem to die. The first three are still going strong after several years of use, without any problems or any repairs aside from a yearly new battery. Just make sure to leave these plugged into the wall, sitting in their docks, all the time to keep the battery from dying prematurely. It also helps to preserve the battery to fully run them at least once a week but it's not critical to do that.I empty the dirt canisters and clean the brushes after every use, which I don't find to be a problem at all. I have a Scuba also, the floor mopping robot, of the same brand, and it also is a workhorse. I've told all my friends about my IRobots, and several have gotten them and love them too. One of them said that after a while his Roomba started going in circles but I told him to turn it over and check out the brush and front wheel for anything caught on it and sure enough, he cleaned a long thread from the front drive wheel and it's good as... 5/5 AKN - See all my reviews, October 19, 2012

    iRobot 630 best purchase!

    0 5/5 KHenery - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets (Misc.) I recently purchased the iRobot 630 for Pets and it has gone above and beyond my expectations. I have an 80 lb. Lab and a huge longhaired cat, so I was skeptical of how this vacuum would handle all of the animal hair and dirt they track inside. I have to say this vacuum does a better job than I do manually vacuuming with my Dyson! My roomba carefully cleans along the baseboard and legs of furniture with her brush to remove any and all traces of pet hair, dust, and debris. As well, it has no problem cleaning an assortment of rugs including a large cowhide. The iRobot uses a zig zag type manuever to ensure all 1200 sq ft is perfectly clean. Cleaning the brushes and emptying the disposal unit is a breeze, and it keeps its charge for about 2 hours. After it has finished its cleaning cycle, or is tired the Roomba carefully docks itself back onto the charger. I would definately reccomend this product! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 21, 2012
    List Price: $349.99
    The included Virtual Wall keeps Roomba cleaning where you need it and blocks off-limit areas
    iAdapt is an advanced system of software and sensors that ensures Roomba vacuums every section of your room and cleaning areas you cannot easily reach
    Roomba 630 picks up an amazing amount of dirt, pet hair and other debris with its patented 3 stage cleaning system
    Dirt Detect technology employs an acoustic sensor to identify dirtier areas and spends more time cleaning them


  • iRobot

    iRobot Scooba 390 Floor Scrubbing Robot

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (184 reviews):
    (3.3/5)
    iRobot

    Noisy but useful

    Is it perfect? no. Is it useful? yes.Before I write review for the Scooba, I would like to write a little about my two other robots.My two other robots are Roomba 550 and Neato XV11 from Neato Robotic. I use Roomba to maintain my first floor and Neato to maintain my second floor. They both have strength and work very well for their intended purposes. My first floor is all hardwood and ceramic tiles, and the second floor is all carpet. Since my dog also lives in the first floor, the Roomba works very well for floor with pet hair. Neato is very powerful robotic vacuum (best), it works extremely well for my carpet. I scheduled the Roomba to run the entire floor 4 days a week so the first floor usually clean without much hairs and debris left; I know that the main function of the Scooba is not to clean the debris and dog hair and I don't want to burden it for. It won't work well with very hairy floor.I have around 1400 square foot first floor. I use... 3/5 Jianqiang Zhong "Z Man" (Columbus, OH) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Scooba 390 Floor Scrubbing Robot (Misc.) Is it perfect? no. Is it useful? yes.Before I write review for the Scooba, I would like to write a little about my two other robots.My two other robots are Roomba 550 and Neato XV11 from Neato Robotic. I use Roomba to maintain my first floor and Neato to maintain my second floor. They both have strength and work very well for their intended purposes. My first floor is all hardwood and ceramic tiles, and the second floor is all carpet. Since my dog also lives in the first floor, the Roomba works very well for floor with pet hair. Neato is very powerful robotic vacuum (best), it works extremely well for my carpet. I scheduled the Roomba to run the entire floor 4 days a week so the first floor usually clean without much hairs and debris left; I know that the main function of the Scooba is not to clean the debris and dog hair and I don't want to burden it for. It won't work well with very hairy floor.I have around 1400 square foot first floor. I use... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 9, 2012

    Okay, but not great and not worth the price.

    A small disclaimer: I base my results entirely on large tile floor cleaning. I have no wood, laminate, polished concrete, or groutless flat tile floors, so your results may vary.First the good.1. It's easy to prepare and operate.2. Battery has good charge (good for one large room or one medium and one small room).3. It can use regular old water and vinegar and still clean effectively if you don't use their cleaning solution. That is if you don't mind the smell of vinegar of course.4. The first stage vacuum function is very nice. As long as you don't have large debris on the floor, you don't have to worry about vacuuming first.5. The floors are overall noticeably cleaner, though for best results on larger or medium sized rooms with complicated layouts you'll need to do two passes.6. Great for the lazy and/or busy among us.Now the bad.1. It leaves too much water behind. It doesn't... 2/5 Jerrad H - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Scooba 390 Floor Scrubbing Robot (Misc.) A small disclaimer: I base my results entirely on large tile floor cleaning. I have no wood, laminate, polished concrete, or groutless flat tile floors, so your results may vary.First the good.1. It's easy to prepare and operate.2. Battery has good charge (good for one large room or one medium and one small room).3. It can use regular old water and vinegar and still clean effectively if you don't use their cleaning solution. That is if you don't mind the smell of vinegar of course.4. The first stage vacuum function is very nice. As long as you don't have large debris on the floor, you don't have to worry about vacuuming first.5. The floors are overall noticeably cleaner, though for best results on larger or medium sized rooms with complicated layouts you'll need to do two passes.6. Great for the lazy and/or busy among us.Now the bad.1. It leaves too much water behind. It doesn't... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 11, 2012

    Can't Live without it!

    A few months ago I called Irobot and told them how utterly sad I was about scooba's overall short lifespan given the great potential the robot offered. A manager got on the phone and offered me another replacement of one of my older models, but weary of the process, I declined. Days later, the manager called me back and asked me to reconsider. I agreed to have them send me a replacement of my old model, no strings attached, no replacement parts returned, no shipping charges, simply a good will measure on thier part. Surprise, surprise, when the package arrived, it was the newest model, not a refurbished old model. Irobot was sincerely doing me a good turn and I was truly impressed. I was ready to start again with a fresh attitude.Now, months later, I continued to be impressed by this newest scooba model which runs smoothly, has no bugs, has a solid battery life and is free of any and all irritations the previous models have had. It runs like a champ, cleans the the 1,000... 5/5 jdec (MD) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Scooba 390 Floor Scrubbing Robot (Misc.) A few months ago I called Irobot and told them how utterly sad I was about scooba's overall short lifespan given the great potential the robot offered. A manager got on the phone and offered me another replacement of one of my older models, but weary of the process, I declined. Days later, the manager called me back and asked me to reconsider. I agreed to have them send me a replacement of my old model, no strings attached, no replacement parts returned, no shipping charges, simply a good will measure on thier part. Surprise, surprise, when the package arrived, it was the newest model, not a refurbished old model. Irobot was sincerely doing me a good turn and I was truly impressed. I was ready to start again with a fresh attitude.Now, months later, I continued to be impressed by this newest scooba model which runs smoothly, has no bugs, has a solid battery life and is free of any and all irritations the previous models have had. It runs like a champ, cleans the the 1,000... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 14, 2012
    List Price: $499.99
    Extensive Coverage - Scooba 390 has a wide cleaning head ideal for kitchens and other large areas up to 450 sq ft
    4-Stage Cleaning Process
    Easy to Use- Let the robot do the work
    Scooba 390 keeps cleaning solution in a separate tank so that only clean solution is placed on the floor
    All parts that need to be cleaned or maintained are now colored grey and orange


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