iRobot Scooba 230 Review

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iRobot Scooba 230 Review

Postby blades1000 » December 21st, 2012, 8:32 am

Well I ordered a new iRobot Scooba 230 for my wife for Christmas.

It arrived early, so we opened it early :lol:

Here is the unboxing video, first run will be uploaded tomorrow!

Feel free to give it some love :)

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Re: iRobot Scooba 230 Review

Postby blades1000 » December 23rd, 2012, 6:54 am

And here is my first run video for the iRobot Scooba 230. Happy with it so far :)

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Re: iRobot Scooba 230 Review

Postby vic7767 » December 23rd, 2012, 12:09 pm

You will continue to like it until the time arrives to perform some internal maintenance. That's when you'll discover that it is impossible to dis-assemble. Other than than it's a handy mini machine.
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Re: iRobot Scooba 230 Review

Postby piokrza » December 23rd, 2012, 5:35 pm

Great review. Sad, that this little robo-baby is not 'repairable'. Other than that - very funny toy! :)
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Re: iRobot Scooba 230 Review

Postby Boomerang » December 30th, 2012, 1:13 pm

vic7767 wrote:You will continue to like it until the time arrives to perform some internal maintenance. That's when you'll discover that it is impossible to dis-assemble. Other than than it's a handy mini machine.


Is this the case with the Mint? Just purchased the Mintplus. :roll:
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Re: iRobot Scooba 230 Review

Postby mfortuna » December 30th, 2012, 2:52 pm

The Mint looks like it can be taken apart quite easily. I have not had to do that yet. Protechrobotics sells spares.

http://protechrobotics.com/products.php?cat=74
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Re: iRobot Scooba 230 Review

Postby Boomerang » December 30th, 2012, 3:02 pm

mfortuna wrote:The Mint looks like it can be taken apart quite easily. I have not had to do that yet. Protechrobotics sells spares.

http://protechrobotics.com/products.php?cat=74


That is good news. Made a link to Protechrobotics. Thanks! :D
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Re: iRobot Scooba 230 Review

Postby vic7767 » December 30th, 2012, 3:48 pm

Although not modular like the later Roomba models, it is fairly easy to disassemble. One thing I learned on a 5200 Mint is do not plug in a mini-USB cable into the Mint and expect to see messages or something. That particular connection does not like the power provided via the USB buss and you wind up with an expensive door stop.
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Re: iRobot Scooba 230 Review

Postby mfortuna » December 30th, 2012, 4:30 pm

Similar to the Irobot scheduler remote, it sounds like a non-standard USB pinout.
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