Category: FAQ Roomba, Neato & Other Vacuum Robots

Will a Vacuum Robot Detect Stairs and Avoid Falling Down?

Will a Vacuum Robot Detect Stairs and Avoid Falling Down? Answers to All Your Questions on Roomba, Neato & Other Vacuum Robots

Except for very cheap toys, all vacuum robots, including affordable ones, include several cliff sensors. Thanks to these sensors, a vacuum robot detects when it reaches a stair edge. It then changes direction, to avoid falling down. Cliff sensors are are located underneath the robot. They rely on infra-red light to detect gaps, and safely […]

Is Roomba Able to Go Over Threshold Dividers Between My Rooms?

Is Roomba Able to Go Over Threshold Dividers Between My Rooms? Answers to All Your Questions on Roomba, Neato & Other Vacuum Robots

In theory, vacuum robots can go over threshold dividers up to 1 inch (~2.54 cm) high. This is why Roomba and friends have their main wheels mounted on springs. In practice, vacuum robots can easily go over flooring transitions that are less than 1/2 inch high (~1.3 cm). But, thresholds that are 3/4 inches (~1.9 […]

What is the Best Alternative to Roomba

What is the Best Alternative to Roomba Answers to All Your Questions on Roomba, Neato & Other Vacuum Robots

There exist excellent alternatives to Roomba. Other brands that we discuss below make vacuum robots that are cheaper than Roomba, while being as good or even better at cleaning. Check Out The Various Roombas The Roomba family is currently the market leader. Its build quality, excellent cleaning performance, and customer service make it the best […]

Which Robot Vacuum is Best for Pet Hair?

Which Robot Vacuum is Best for Pet Hair?

A vacuum robot is a good idea to collect pet hair. You’ll be surprise how much your vacuum robot will pick up. In the following, we discuss features that make a vacuum robot best suited for dog and cat owners. Such vacuum robots combine cleaning performance, and low maintenance. Choose a Vacuum Robot That is […]

What is the Best Vacuum Robot for Large Homes ?

What is the Best Vacuum Robot for Large Homes ? Answers to All Your Questions on Roomba, Neato & Other Vacuum Robots

Cleaning a large home is a task that only some vacuum robots can efficiently tackle. Indeed, to clean a large home, a vacuum robot should be able to move from one room to the other. It should also be capable to clean a large area in a single cycle. In the following, we discuss existing […]

Which Vacuum Robot is the Quietest?

Which Vacuum Robot is the Quietest? Answers to All Your Questions on Roomba, Neato & Other Vacuum Robots

The combination of brush rotations with the vacuum pump operation result in a high level of noise. The noise level can be as high as 80dB, which is equivalent to an alarm clock or a coffee grinder. We present here 4 solutions to reduce noise, and even have your home automatically cleaned while you sleep. […]

What are the Top Vacuum Robot Brands?

What are the Top Vacuum Robot Brands? Answers to All Your Questions on Roomba, Neato & Other Vacuum Robots

In our yearly review of vacuum robot brands, we have ranked vacuum robot brands based on their average quality. We have considered that the characteristics of sold products is merely a hint about how good is a robotic vacuum brand. The actual quality is a mix of the following criteria. First is the cleaning efficiency […]

Are Roomba Good for Hardwood Floors, Thick Carpets and Tiles?

Are Roomba Good for Hardwood Floors, Thick Carpets and Tiles? Answers to All Your Questions on Roomba, Neato & Other Vacuum Robots

The short answer is yes. Roomba are very suited to vacuum hardwood floor and tiles. That’s true for all vacuum robots. High-end ones are also excellent at cleaning carpets, including thick ones. On Roomba, the cleaning system ensures maximum efficiency through a combination of brushes and suction. Actually, Roomba rely on two brushes: a main […]

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