I had Navibot SR8855 for 1 month and sold it back. It has awesome mapping technology but the cleaning method...it is just sweeper. Suction power is very very weak (I thought it will be awesome robot but I was wrong). It is probably like Roomba: the main function in cleaning process did its power brush, suction is only to "improve" (if I can say this word) the cleaning ability. Although it has this comb part in dustbin, hairs still get wrapped around the brush but it helps with dustbunnies. The most liked by me feature was this "Quick Empty". Very convenient and clean emptying, because you don't have to touch all this dust which was captured by the robot. Just suck it up with your upright or central vacuum. No mess, no dust flying around just cleaned home environment (it is what vacuum cleaners should do: clean your house and don't stain it again).
All in all, it was the most efficient robot vacuum cleaner which I had at this time. Most quick, quiet and picks up the most quantity of dirt in comparison to my previous robot.
Sorry, but I have no comparison with Roomba as I never have this bot.
Jimson wrote:Oi Piokrza! My Navibot brother in arms! You've abandoned me now?? It was all of your info and input that made me purchase Virgil! It was fun while it lasted, brother! Hehe. Ahh well...you're probably going to make me buy a Neato at this rate. Hehe!
Jedyh wrote:...I run her (Sadie) in Auto mode nowadays because in edge mode she brushes up agaisnt things and stops...
...and tacked a 5 year warrenty on her just to be safe...
I do also find that sometimes when she picks up alot of hair it gets tangled around the end of the power brush (see my post on power brush failure) and in my old unit it heated the plastic so much it deformed the square gear and my powerbrush stopped working. Even cleaning the hair out after every hour or so run it still gets warm. I would guess that if I ran her for any longer she would suffer the same fate as my other one.
I am considering the Roomba 577 as a replacement at $670 from either Joyce Mayne or Harvery Norman.
What issues are there in the Roombas atm?? I guess I should go read up.
sorry for the confuse you but before I buy it I was fascinated with it so much so I didn't thought about eventually disadvantages. Whats more how I could see them if I have not Navibot on my own yet or see him at live? I noticed the disadvantages after getting it, so I change my mind instantly then. As I am. Sorry I have not urged you to buy it and I never do that to anybody, you decide for yourself
I'm a person who are very attracted in new things and love to test them. Sorry if I confuse anybody else and now he/she regrets his/hers choice
P.s. No I will not make you to buy a Neato. I never do that as I said before. It is your own decision what to do.
cornholio wrote:Hello all!
Thanks for the advises;
@ Jimson; thanks for the welcome and your experienced pro's and cons, very helpfull. What you describe is what I have read so far, although you seem quite happy about the amout your "Virgil" cleans, hehe. I have read many other storys that it doenst clean so well. interresting to hear.
We intend to use it in a large livingroom with a wooden floor. Normally we dont have much stuff lying around, so the issues of getting stuck we just have to find out for our selves (I guess it depends also on the way you live)... We intend to use it as extra help, we will not through Wilma (our normal vacuumcleaner) out of the window. She can stay and once a week or so pick up the left behinds of the Navibot (havent got it yet, so no name yet)
The costs in Netherlands for the 8855 are on internet around €400,-- which is expensive for a toy, but inexpensive for a fully automatic help in the household (you recognize the way I try to "sell" it to the wife, hehe )...
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