Cool Gadget Alert – Take A Chill Pill With The iRobot Roomba Vacuum

Make vacuuming easier with the Roomba Robot vacuum

A Robot Vacuum symbolises what The Lazy Society is all about – using a cool gadget to do things the easy way by automating your daily chores, so you have more time up your sleeve to enjoy life. It amazes me how such a small machine can suck up so much dirt, dust and fluff from around the house.

We’ve had our iRobot Roomba 650 for about 6 years and it’s still going strong on our tiled and wood floors areas. We use Roomba daily to ensure the rooms are left spotless before we go to sleep and it never disappoints. We also use it during weekends when we are out and about during the weekend and always delighted to find rooms clean when we return.

It’s proven to be very durable, easy to use and smart. What I mean by ‘smart’ is its excellent navigation by avoiding stairs/ledges and not getting stuck on carpet fringes and stray cable, or just bopping around in circles not cleaning anything. It always seems to have a mission and even has a ‘dirt detector’ to ensure messier spots are given more attention with a thorough clean. Ours also came with invisible walls which comes in handy if you want Roomba to focus on a specific part of the room or house or if your house is mostly open plan.

Here are some tips if you are planning to get this cool gadget:

  • It can get a little noisy and annoying on your foot, so recommend letting it loose on rooms that you are not using.
  • Don’t leave lego or small toys lying around – Roomba will try and eat things bigger than it can chew and may cause it to break. It’s only meant for sucking up dust and small debris. It makes our 3-year-old clean up their toys when we say ‘Roomba is gonna get them’

We are looking at upgrading ours to a Roomba 690 which makes it even easier with wifi-connectivity for control from your smartphone, tablet, or using Amazon Alexa (voice control).

We know of a few people who bought other cheaper brands which didn’t last even a couple of years, so my recommendation would be to avoid the imitators, stick to the original and the best.

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