[Lowe's] iRobot iRobot Roomba i3+ (3550) Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum $545
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- $165 off
For a quick review, I'm on my 3rd robot vacuum in 11 years. (Roomba 500 series, eufy 11, now i3+). It looks the new brush design of the Roomba's is going to be a winner. I have dogs, and one of the big problems that I have experienced is that the dog hair gets wrapped up in the rollers, then the motors and brushes. This causes all sorts of problems. My eufy was especially bad and I just stopped using it because it got jammed so often. I got tired of being a vacuum tech. After putting on the i3 last night, I checked and at least on first run it did not suffer from the same problems. The i3 seemed to do a good job on our hard wood floor. I was also impressed mid-cleaning it returned to the base to charge then restarted. The map feature of the app is good. It looked like it hit most of my main-floor. However, it doesn't have the no-go zones like some of the other robots. The obstacle avoidance was really good. The eufy would get caught up in edges and doorstops, the roomba had no issues. It kind of stalls in front of an object figures out a path and then carries on. Negatives? I think it's loud. It doesn't annoy me, but I think some people wont like it. The base that it empties into is VERY LOUD, on par with opening my sweeper trap on my central vac. The one year warranty sucks. Some people on other models have had their bases die just out of warranty and told to buy another.
A good review is "vacuum wars" on youtube.