Blind Guy wrote:Boomerang;
The Neato IS equipped with a handle, it's opposite the opening used to remove the Dust Bin. If you put your fingers in the slot to remove the Dust Bin, just rotate your finngers 180 degrees and there's another slot provided in which you can use to pick up the Neato.
Also, if you want Neato to vacuum your rug with the tassles, just prior to running Neato, tuck the tassles under the rug and it will do fine.
David (aka Blind Guy)
Thank you....I'll look for this handle....but it does make me worry to think of it falling if the dust bin comes loose...
About the tassels.....it's a big bulky rug....if the tassels go under the edge it will make a slight hill (I believe)....but I should try anyway to see what happens.
The second mission was on a flat rug....this went well. I emptied the bin and the filter was very clogged as was the first mission.....just tapping it on the side of a bin did nothing....I needed the vacuum crevice tool. Also after 2 missions the brush needed to be vacuumed also ....there was hair and lint wrapped around it. I found out how to remove the brush but had somewhat of a difficult time replacing it due to the rubber band going around one of the ends.
I must admit the Roomba with AeroVac upgrade doesn't need to have a filter or a brush vacuum after use. Just a tap of the filter on the waste basket.....and it's clean. I normally give the Roomba a thorough cleaning but the dust isn't visible.
It needs to run many missions before an actual comparison can be made as to maintence between the 2.
I'm going to stay with the Roomba 580 on my tiled kitchen because it does an excellent job.