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96 pages

Windows Vista

2007

iRobot Roomba 560 $350; www.irobot.com Too macho to push a vacuum? Let this friendly little robot clean up your messes. The Roomba 560 scoots between four rooms on a single charge. It keeps track of clean areas to avoid wasting time, ...

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116 pages

Popular Science

2007-10

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Hacking Roomba

Creator: Tod E. Kurt | Computers - 2006-11-03

A guide to getting the most out of a Roomba vacuum cleaner covers such topics as setting up a Bluetooth interface, buiilding a serial interface tether, connecting the Roomba to the Internet, and replacing Roomba's brain.

Publisher: Wiley

About this book
The Jetsons would be proud! A gizmo as cool as Roomba just begs to be hacked. Now, with this book and the official ROI specification furnished by iRobot?, you can become the robotic engineer you've always dreamed of being. Build a Bluetooth interface for your Roomba. Turn it into an artist. Install Linux on it and give it a new brain. Some hacks are functional, others are purely fun. All of them let you play with robotics, and not one will void your warranty. Build a serial interface tether. Set up a Bluetooth? interface. Drive Roomba. Play with sensors. Make it sing. Create a Roomba artist. Use your Roomba as a mouse. Connect Roomba to the Net. Wi-Fi your Roomba. Replace Roomba's brain. Install Roomba-cam. Put Linux? on Roomba. Features a companion Web site. All this ? and it will still clean your floor! Get the official iRobot Roomba Open Interface (ROI) specification and all code presented in the book in ready-to-run form at wiley.com/go/extremetech.


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  • dealz4real

    iRobot Roomba 560 Vacuum Cleaner - Refurbished

    PC Accessory (dealz4real)

    Rating (135 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    dealz4real

    Great!

    0 5/5 drexel75 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 560 Vacuum Cleaner - Refurbished (Personal Computers) I used to have to vacuum everyday because of dog hair. Now this roomba does it for me and gets the carpets a whole lot cleaner than my other vacuum.EDIT: One year later and this baby keeps ticking. This is by far the best purchase i have made of my entire life. Im not kidding. I have a German Shedder that keeps the floor covered in hair and this thing takes care of it. Refurbished? only difference is i got a better deal. Ive dropped this thing numerous times and it keeps ticking. spilled stuff on it. you name it. Just needs maintenence to keep it clean - the brushes collect hair after a while. Im only on my second filter - they last a long time. Its about time to change the brushes but it still works like a charm.Summary: If you have a bad shedding animal then this item will change your life. no more vacuuming everyday. You do have to empty it everyday but thats easy to do. Buy this now if you got fur problems. It cleans the floor like you wouldnt believe. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 8, 2012

    like it a lot

    0 4/5 Gary "GR" (Chicago, IL) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 560 Vacuum Cleaner - Refurbished (Personal Computers) The pros:You can schedule it to clean and never touch it again except to empty the dirt.It does a good job of cleaning hardwood floors on my main level (kitchen, hall, living and dining rooms), moves around furniture nicely, and is reliable. The floor never looks dirty or dusty, and there is always a good deal of dirt in the unit to empty indicating that it works.Ihe Cons:It is a little loud, and more importantly it tends to climp up the leg of a coffee table and just shut off.I do recommend the unit, it saves me a great deal of effort every week. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 26, 2011

    glad I got it

    0 4/5 PJDOR - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 560 Vacuum Cleaner - Refurbished (Personal Computers) It doesn't get into corners as well as I'd like it to. It gets trapped under my dresser and I have to nudge it out. Otherwise I'd fight you for it if you tried to take it away from me! :) 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 9, 2013
    List Price: $379.99
    Roomba cleans the whole floor, including the areas you see and those you can't
    On-board scheduling allows you to preset up to seven times per week for Roomba to clean when it's most convenient for you
    Two Auto Virtual Walls create an invisible barrier that blocks Roomba from entering off-limit areas
    Compact Home Base for Roomba to dock and recharge when done vacuuming or the battery is low


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (650 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

    I'll show you just how much dirt this little vacuum picks up!

    0 5/5 H. Erickson-Sander "Heather" (Denver, CO) - See all my reviews, November 4, 2012
    List Price: $399.99
    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
    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


  • iRobot

    iRobot 560 Roomba Vacuuming Robot, Black and Silver

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (933 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
    Vacuuming robot picks up dirt and debris with the touch of a button
    Self-charging Home Base, 2 Auto Virtual Walls, an extra filter, and more included
    Measures 16-3/4 by 21 by 5 inches; 1-year limited warranty
    Anti-tangle technology; gentle-touch bumper system; built-in cliff sensors
    Easy-to-empty bagless dustbin; fine-filtration system traps allergens


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $349.99

    Roomba 630 picks up an amazing amount of dirt, pet hair and other debris with its patented 3 stage cleaning system
    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
    Dirt Detect technology employs an acoustic sensor to identify dirtier areas and spends more time cleaning them


  • iRobot

    iRobot 530 Roomba Vacuuming Robot, White

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (453 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    iRobot

    New Roomba vs. Old

    If you are new to Roomba, you will wonder if it is worthwhile. The answer is clearly YES, since anything it cleans is that much less for you to clean. However, which is better, the old (and cheaper) Roomba, or the new models like the 530?First, the 530 comes with the charging/base station, and this is very useful. I have placed this in the entranceway which leads into the livingroom, the kitchen or the bedroom. Using the virtual walls (included), I block off rooms so that it can only do the entranceway + 1 other room. I simply press the "Clean" button, and it backs itself off the charging stand and then spends the next 2 hours cleaning, finally returning to the charging stand. Nice!Should you upgrade from an older model Roomba (I now use my old Roomba upstairs)? It depends on your situation. By-the-way, the old virtual walls do NOT work with the new Roomba.New Roomba:Fall down stairs? NeverClimb onto thick throw rugs... 4/5 D. C. Eaton (Avon, IN United States) - See all my reviews, December 1, 2007

    It's Like a Beloved Pet Who MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER

    Awesome. This new generation fixes all the problems of the previous. Much smarter, much bigger dust bin, much better in every way. Great that it self-docks when tired. Maintanence is a snap...really could not be easier/faster. There are some negatives - how could there not be? - but this thing has such a contagious personality that it starts feeling like your pet, and you're inclined to forgive, and even find the faults charming.You have to prep the room (cords up and out of the way, no papers or clutter on the floor, move small items out of the room and learn which objects present problems and get them out of the way). Performance varies on throw rugs (it's great on rug/carpet surfaces themselves, but Roomba can get caught up as it travels over edges of throw rugs that don't have much weight or cling). It's good at slowing down and banging objects gently, but less so on narrow vertical objects (e.g. piano legs), which it really clunks (not enough to damage, but it will... 5/5 New Yawkuh "New Yawkuh" (Queens, NY United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot 530 Roomba Vacuuming Robot, White (Kitchen) Awesome. This new generation fixes all the problems of the previous. Much smarter, much bigger dust bin, much better in every way. Great that it self-docks when tired. Maintanence is a snap...really could not be easier/faster. There are some negatives - how could there not be? - but this thing has such a contagious personality that it starts feeling like your pet, and you're inclined to forgive, and even find the faults charming.You have to prep the room (cords up and out of the way, no papers or clutter on the floor, move small items out of the room and learn which objects present problems and get them out of the way). Performance varies on throw rugs (it's great on rug/carpet surfaces themselves, but Roomba can get caught up as it travels over edges of throw rugs that don't have much weight or cling). It's good at slowing down and banging objects gently, but less so on narrow vertical objects (e.g. piano legs), which it really clunks (not enough to damage, but it will... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 11, 2007

    A Great Product Made Even Better

    With two dogs in the house we could not live without our Roomba. The 530 is a vast improvement from earlier models. It seems to pick up more dirt, the battery life is longer, the fast-charge is about 33% more rapid than its Discovery predecessors and it is generally more quiet.The new sensors that prevent the robot from "speed-bumping" into furniture are a very nice touch, but beware if the robot is in a tight area, it may appear sluggish -- the sensors are working to continually slow it down. It's a feature I like, but need to get used to.My only concern with this robot is the high cost of parts. The bot itself is cheaper than earlier models but the components most prone to breakage or wear-out are twice the cost so the lifetime operation costs may be higher. Replacement batteries are nearly $100. Earlier models were $50.ONE MONTH LATER ....This is a slight amend to my review above. Having used it for a month a couple points of... 5/5 damg1 "damg" (Tulsa, OK) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot 530 Roomba Vacuuming Robot, White (Kitchen) With two dogs in the house we could not live without our Roomba. The 530 is a vast improvement from earlier models. It seems to pick up more dirt, the battery life is longer, the fast-charge is about 33% more rapid than its Discovery predecessors and it is generally more quiet.The new sensors that prevent the robot from "speed-bumping" into furniture are a very nice touch, but beware if the robot is in a tight area, it may appear sluggish -- the sensors are working to continually slow it down. It's a feature I like, but need to get used to.My only concern with this robot is the high cost of parts. The bot itself is cheaper than earlier models but the components most prone to breakage or wear-out are twice the cost so the lifetime operation costs may be higher. Replacement batteries are nearly $100. Earlier models were $50.ONE MONTH LATER ....This is a slight amend to my review above. Having used it for a month a couple points of... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 12, 2007
    List Price: $299.99
    Measures 16-3/4 by 21 by 5 inches; 1-year limited warranty
    Self-charging Home Base, 2 Virtual Walls, an extra filter, and more included
    Anti-tangle technology; gentle-touch bumper system; built-in cliff sensors
    Vacuuming robot picks up dirt and debris with the touch of a button
    Easy-to-empty bagless dustbin; fine-filtration system traps allergens


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 550 / 551 AeroVac Technology Vacuum Cleaning Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $530.99
    Price: $210.00
    You Save: $320.99 (60%)

    Counter rotating Bristle Brush and Beater Brush work together like a dustpan and broom
    Faster counter-rotating brushes with improved design pick up more hair, debris and dust and are easy to remove and clean
    Improved anti-tangle technology keeps Roomba from getting stuck on cords, carpet fringe and tassels
    Cleans the whole floor, under and around furniture, into corners and along wall edges. Detects dirtier areas and spends more time cleaning
    Covers up to 4 rooms on a single battery charge.


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    Moneual MR6550 Rydis Hybrid Robot Vacuum and Dry Mop Cleaner

    Home (Moneual USA, Inc.)
    List Price: $399.99

    Motion play control
    Remote and 1 indicator included
    2800mah lithium iron phosphate battery
    Removable mop cleaning pad
    High powered bldc motor


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    Irobot Roomba 595 Series

    Home Improvement (iRobot)

    Automatically Recharges
    On-board scheduling
    Cleans Hard Floors, Carpets, and Corners


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