Sorry to bother you! I am from Hong Kong and my sister in Canada just told me that she has a Roomba 540 that works quite well. So now that I have made up my mind to buy myself one of these robotic vacuum cleaners, and I am trying to figure out which one is really better, Trilobite or Roomba.
I have read your comments written almost two years ago. I like to know if you still believe Trilobite is a much superior equipment worth the money. What about the negative someone mentioned about Trilobite -"One negative is the Trilobite doesn?t get as close to the walls as the Roomba since it never touches the walls and doesn?t have a side brush". Does this mean that you have to clean all the edges of the walls yourself manually? (FYI - I have all hardwood floors in my flat with two low pile silk carpets).
eqwalker wrote:Well, the ZA2 arrived and after I built a power adapter to plug the charger base in, I let it charge up and started it up. I have to say, the Trilobite is definitely a good performer. It has much more suction than the Roomba and does have this certain amount of superior intelligence to it. It is very well constructed and performed well on my med. pile carpet. Other than it trying to dock to my subwoofer after it completed it's cleaning cycle, it operated perfectly. Even after several attempts to dock to my subwoofer it finally gave up and went on around the wall till it did get back to it's charger. All in all, a fine piece of equipment. And, of course, for the price, it should be. Although, I will say I paid less than the Amercan version of the Trilobite even getting it from overseas.