Fraggboy wrote:What's the main purpose of purchasing a robotic cleaner (For most of the users)? To help with the task of vacuuming so we can do other things in our busy lives.
Sleek new look on the remote? So what?! I don't want to 'babysit' my robotic vacuum, plain and simple! You have to empty the dust bin, and clean the filter on a regular basis. Plus, depending on if you have pets, you might have to clean the brushes after every run!! No thanks!!
I do know there are some people who absolutely LOVE that they can control their robotic vacuum, which I understand. It's just I want it to perform the function it's designed to do with as little intervention as possible.
I do agree with you, having a RC vacuum cleaner is just stupid, they put a "brain" on those things for a good reason.
What i see that needs to be pursued by Neaton/Irobot/samsung is a way to manage the robot in more extensive ways. I want to be able to have more complex schedules, to be able to have some control over cleaning patterns/behaviours. To be able to upload a map of my home to help the robot around the house. There are so many things that can be added...
Obviously to achieve these functions, the robots needs to provide means to be configured via a Smartphone or a browser. I think it is a no brainier, premium features have to be of this kid not useless remotes or colour schemes.
Is that so dificult for a company with the resources Irobot has to implement something like that to justify a 700$ price tag?