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Which Roomba to buy now?

Postby sformby » June 10th, 2017, 8:43 pm

I have a Roomba 565, a Scooba 450 and a BraavaJet 240.

I've decided to buy a new Roomba to add to the arsenal. It's been so long since I buought the 565 that I haven't been keeping up with the all the advances, because this little guy refuses to die. And I'm really confused!

I have low pile carpet, hardwoods and tile on one floor.

Which Roomba sold at Hammacher Schlemmer (lifetime warranty!) would you buy?

960: $700
880: $600
860: $500
690: $375
650: $375

Thanks!
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Re: Which Roomba to buy now?

Postby vic7767 » June 10th, 2017, 9:46 pm

The only model that has the newest vision capability (VSLAM) is the 960. There is also a 980 but evidently not carried by Hammacher Schlemmer.
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Re: Which Roomba to buy now?

Postby robogill » June 11th, 2017, 12:05 am

I would buy the 860. I just have and it is awesome. The 960 and 980 both have wifi connectivity, but much the same cleaning results, and the 980/960 both cost a lot more. The 860 does a brilliant job on my low pile carpet and hardwood floors and rugs. Buy the way the 860 is identical to the 880 however it has the lithium ion battery for longer cleaning times and it lasts longer as well. I would highly recommend the 860! youll be VERY happy. Major upgrade from the 565. I have the 577. It's awesome. Had it since 2010. Won't die. You can use them both in combination. GOOD LUCK :)
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Re: Which Roomba to buy now?

Postby sformby » June 11th, 2017, 8:02 pm

Thanks for the input! Still trying decide whether to keep the 565 or trade it in on the new one.
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Re: Which Roomba to buy now?

Postby Shazb0t » June 11th, 2017, 8:23 pm

960, the VSLAM navigation is worth it.
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Re: Which Roomba to buy now?

Postby saba11 » June 12th, 2017, 12:44 pm

Yes, the VSLAM is pretty awesome but if you're ready to pay $700 for a robotic vacuum, add a little more and go for the 980 model. It's way better than the Roomba 960.

From the list you've dropped, I'd say that the 860 and 880 models are the best choices judging form their capabilities and prices. In the Roomba 860 vs 880 battle, I think, that the 880 model is a more thoughtful buy since it offers better features and capabilities.

Roomba 960 does exceed every robotic vacuum in your list but I think the Roomba 980 is a better choice.
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Re: Which Roomba to buy now?

Postby Shazb0t » June 14th, 2017, 8:40 pm

Just wait for the $100 off manufacturers sale iRobot does often. Which I think is currently going on right now. Head to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and stack the 20% off coupon with it. Bam 960 and 980 for a very good price.
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Re: Which Roomba to buy now?

Postby flat5 » June 15th, 2017, 2:55 pm

Shazb0t wrote:Just wait for the $100 off manufacturers sale iRobot does often. Which I think is currently going on right now. Head to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and stack the 20% off coupon with it. Bam 960 and 980 for a very good price.


Agreed.

VSLAM now or wait for prices to come down a bit more and then pull the trigger. I wouldn't drop money on a rando-bumper at this point.
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Re: Which Roomba to buy now?

Postby piokrza » June 15th, 2017, 4:06 pm

I would buy 690 because I hate this worthless extractor technology! It can't clean area rug and carpet as good as 600/700's did.
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Re: Which Roomba to buy now?

Postby sam329 » July 16th, 2017, 4:06 am

It depends. Yeah!!!!
If you are searching for the best performing one with high suction ever then Roomba 980 is the best choice for you.
Not like that, just want to have a start with robot vacuum then Roomba 650 an all-around robot vacuum, will be the best choice for you.
Source: http://faceithard.com/best-robot-vacuum
And not like that searching for the robot vacuum for pet hair... Then Roomba 980 will be the best option. But it's not a budget one. Neato Botovac D80 will show it value for pet hair extraction.
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