You must have heard, “Work smarter, not harder.”
This truly applies to the robot vacuum. The perfect example is the iRobot Roomba 770 Robot vacuum cleaner, which is smarter and powerful that you barely need to touch the robot to get the work done.
This latest Roomba is the ideal replacement of your traditional, hand-powered vacuum. It can clean dirty places like breeze.
Though this cleaning robot has a lot of upgrades over the time. But it still gives similar performance to some of its cousins. This simple robot model does not have attractive silver detailing like the Roomba 780 but still manages to get good looks.
Roomba 770 Review
Let’s discuss the iRobot Roomba 770 Review in details.
Design and Features
The Roomba 770 weighs around 8.4 pounds and has 3.6 inches height. With the passage of time, it has grown powerful but louder. It does not have the problem of getting the dirt and hair into the gearbox making the robot unusable.
The latest model comes with seals to the gearbox and many other improvements. It’s very handy to detach brushes, squeegees, and filters, and the Roomba 770 brings a number of cleaning devices to remove hair from the brushes.
The 770 comes with a removable dustbin having a reasonable capacity to retain dirt and debris and other particles.
The Roomba 770 uses Dirt Detection system to fight against dirty carpets, tile, and hardwood floors.
For the movements, it uses a good cleaning algorithm making it’s cleaning paths haphazard. The algorithm works in contact with the variety of sensors to establish the better path. Now the Roomba 770 not only hears the dirt with its acoustic sensors but can see them with its optical sensors.
Other than it’s normal cleaning mode, the Roomba 770 when it detects a particularly grimy spot, starts to move aggressively back and forth which is called Persistent Path cleaning.
One high-end robot vacuum Neato works in this way with its systematic approach moves back and forth for cleaning.
Unlike the traditional vacuum, the Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner uses beacons and Swiffer pads to catch up dust and debris on the surface. It works similar to the Swiffer floor broom.
Roomba can virtually manage any size of rooms and homes, except going up and down steps. The docking station the comes with the robot is the base for the robot. When the vacuum runs low on the battery it returns back to the charging base to refil the battery. This user replaceable battery costs you $50 to $70.
Though the Roomba comes with a remote control you can do all the thing from the on-board controls that you can do with the remote. The only benefit of the remote is to do setting while sitting on the couch or sofa.
The interface and controls are very simple. A large Clean button located at the centre of all the buttons, blue LED interface, and other buttons to control the robot.
Roomba Clean Up
Roomba deals with the dirt efficiently. Scheduling helps you program the robot to clean when you want it to.
Similarly, the anti-tangle technology avoids the robot getting stuck on rug tassels as well as other cords coming in its way.
It can detect the objects and stairs flawlessely, but you have the option to use Virtual walls.
While cleaning the floors, it still leaves dirt or dust particles scattered around. It’s a bit slower but it’s automatic.
As far as the price is concerned, the Roomba 770 is expensive, at the same price you can get Roomba 530 which looks similar, gives the same performance, features but much less in price. But it lacks HEPA filter and cannot move from room to room.
Overall, Roomba 770 is an effective robot vacuum which gives an efficient performance without breaking your bank.