Kenwood True X wrote:I was looking at Amazons robot vacuum cleaner section today and noticed a new one has come out. It's called the "e Vac", and is made by Sharper Image. I don't care for the name really, but the vacuum itself looks really nice. Apparently from what I have read, it uses the evolution robotics software, which is also what the Sony Aibo uses, so it does seem to be fairly advanced. It costs 299 which is a little pricier then the Roomba, but still much less then something like the Trilobyte. Here is the website for it: http://www.sharperimage.com/us/en/catalog/productview.jhtml?pid=675167273&pcatid=22&catid=22
It seems competition in the robot vacuum cleaner market is really starting to heat up now! :shock:
PaulB wrote:Agreed. Any advantages the eVac had over the Roomba seem to be beaten by the new Roomba models. And the eVac costs more than the top of the line Discovery SE with alot less features.
gtgggggggggggggggggAgro wrote:Agreed. I don't know why anyone would ever buy directly from iRobot. They always charge the full retail price regardless of how much other resellers are discounting, and they don't give any better support.
A perfect example is the new Discovery. I was considering pre ordering it from iRobot, but if I were to buy it from Hammacher instead, I'll get a lifetime warranty for the exact same price, plus it's a bit cheaper because hammacher will ship it free if you use that free shipping code they listed.
I am still waiting because I have a roomba pro that I got from hsn that is still going pretty well. Still, it would be nice if they gave us some incentive to buy directly from them.