robotreviews wrote:I find it hard to believe that they would offer such a specific disclaimer unless they were aware of something that would make it demonstrably false enough for them to have to make that specific diclaimer.
piokrza wrote:Why many people still believes that their vacs are 'the best' on the market if they're not? Many independent testing prove that fact already.
assuncap wrote:Are you talking about a company that used to innovate and now mostly "innovates" on there marketing and listing price. I thought... ok maybe not.
piokrza wrote:If the 'innovation' are their cyclones which are btw used by many other manufacturers, like e.g. DirtDevil and extremely high prices then it really must be some type of 'innovation'. Especially, if that 'project' took more than decade, 26 million pounds, more than few thousands of engineers involved with this...but they forgot about reducing its horrible noise? about lowering its profile to let it go under kitchen toe kicks or living room sofa? please... that project reminds me of these first bots which came a decade ago (Electrolux Trilobite, Karcher RC-3000) - they was so bulky in their dimensions and pack short-working-time battery. They were not meant to clean entire house, having on mind specific type of furnitures. If it comes to price it is definitely not addressed to the masses. Others do, like iRobot, making a full range of robots with different prices dedicated to all needs of different customers.
Next...anybody just thought why Japan is the first market to get luck on this toy?
mofan wrote:Agreed. I have criticized Irobot many times on this forum over the years going back to 2011, but only because I felt like Irobot was resting on its laurels a bit.
third_deg wrote:IRobot is smart enough to stay ahead of the curve here.
As some have suggested, just needed the right foe to turn the dial another notch or two.
mofan wrote:I was trying to be nice, but yes, Irobot has been resting on its laurels more than "a bit." The motto of the company is "profitable growth" rather than "cutting-edge innovation" or even "profitable innovation" and the results of the last few years demonstrate that the focus is on profits rather than innovation. The 400 series in 2004 was a leap forward, as was the 500 series in 2007, but since that time, the improvements have been very incremental, except perhaps for the recent brushless design, which isn't even a robotics innovation per se. We all hoped that Neato would catalyze more innovation, but they haven't had enough of a market impact to do so. Hopefully Dyson will finally be the catalyst.
Fraggboy wrote:All of these videos are 'nice', but aren't practical.. :/ When it starts shipping out, we need to see 'real-World' experiences..
It's not hard to pick up white dust off of a hard surface..