The Roomba. Or as we are calling it: Shaun the Sweep (Dave gets credit for that!)
So if you are people who vacuum and/or sweep frequently or even occasionally, you probably don't need this. But if you are like us and the kids and the animals are all amazed every time they see a broom or a vacuum, this appliance might be for you.
So questions folks have asked: Does it get corners? Does it get the whole room? Does it work on wood floors and area carpets? Does it actually work?
*Yes (and gets all the way under sofas and beds and dressers)
*Yes (it takes a long time, like an hour when you'd take 15 minutes. But that's an hour you're doing something else)
*Yes! It adjusts to carpets and wooden floors and tiles and even gets this funky, dirty welcome mat we have
*Yes, it actually works. In fact it works a lot like this:
Shaun flashes and light circles around when he finds a really dirty spot, which was constantly the first time around our house.
The thing is, instead of having Dave get out the vacuum, more all the furniture around, pick all the crap up off the floor (that is now a constant--no crap on the floor any more), and then put all the furniture back and put away the vacuum, now, after breakfast, I just pick up Shaun from his docking station, put him in our high traffic area, turn him loose, pour myself a cup of coffee and come up here to tell you about it while he cleans up downstairs.
That was a long sentence. That was longer than the effort it has taken us to do this.
If you regularly vacuum, you probably don't need this. If you are slobs like us and can't afford a regular housekeeper and your kids have asthma and the house ought to be cleaner, this thing is fan-freaking-tastic.
So yeah! We're not getting any endorsement (HA!) for writing this review. I love it. And I'm using it twice a day in different parts of the house. Yes. I have gone from never vacuuming to a mean, hard driving taskmaster for our robot!! :-) I love it!