Samsung POWERbot Essential Wi-Fi Robot Vacuum: Let this robot vacuum create a clean, healthy living space for you, with CycloneForce technology for consistent cleaning power. Scheduling presets let you set the most convenient cleaning times.
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Awesome...if it would last longer than two months
Posted by: JesseM from: on
We bought the first powerbot back in May for our upper level and after a week we loved it so much we bought a second one for our lower level. It cleaned very well and we were amazed, if not disgusted with how much dirt and dog hair it managed to pick up every day! The dirt container is fairly large and we emptied it every other day or so...whether it needed it or not. We have mostly wood floors with a large area rug and carpet in the bedrooms on both levels...the vacuum does s good job transitioning between the two surfaces. They got stuck behind furniture occasionally and sometimes needed assistance finding their way back to the charger (usually after sucking up something that required a power down), but not often enough to be annoying. They work fantastic for about two months, and then the error codes kick in. The first vacuum insisted the left wheel had a foreign object stuck in it...it didn't. We checked it multiple times and cleaned it thoroughly but it would always shut off about 30 seconds into cleaning insisting there was something caught in its left wheel. So luckily we had purchased the 4 year protection plan and went back to Best Buy to exchange it for a new model. The replacement worked fine. Then the model on our lower level started with the error code...this time insisting it had something in its right wheel. Same story...ended up replacing that one. New one worked fine...for about two months. We went through the same thing with each new model...and ended up taking them back for replacements. The new replacement models insisted there was something stuck in its cleaning brush...we cleaned the vacuums pretty regularly and made sure there were no strings or objects stopping it from doing its job.
Needless to say we are now on our third set of replacement models. As long as Best Buy continues to honor the warranty we will keep replacing them...besides the error code malfunction they do an amazing job keeping the house clean. I just wish Samsung would figure out why they are malfunctioning:(
12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
very nice vacum
Posted by: rosietherobot from: on
can"t believe how well this little machine cleans my hardwood floors,she's a little time saver.now all they need to do is make one to dust furniture.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Posted by: park501 from: on
All thought the powerbot has good suction power, suction means nothing if it can't get to the dirt! The power bot is odd it will not go across air vents, can't get under furniture or clean along kick boards. So I purchased a roomba 880 which has no problem with the above mentioned.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Vacuum is the bomb
Posted by: Winner from: on
I have a cat and a dog, and I have a lot of hair myself! Everyday, before I leave for work, I turn the vacuum on with the remote control. We have tile and carpet in our house and the vacuum adjust to both very easily. When I get home, I look to see if the vacuum made it to recharge and I would say 7 out of 10 times it makes it to the charger, and the other 3 times it shuts a door or gets stuck, but it is easy to find and get it back to the charger. I have learned to put up cords, and any kind of item that should not be vacuumed. When I dump the canister it is always pretty full daily. It is amazing how much dust and hair we create everyday. I believe it is a great investment. The house looks so clean when we arrive home. Once the animals adjusted, they just know it is a daily thing and are not scared of it. One feature I have not been able to figure out is how to turn it on when I'm at work. I have the app on my smart phone and the wifi on, but can't turn it on if I forget to before I leave home.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
What a time saver!
Posted by: Bigblue0537 from: on
Having two dogs that shed it was a constant battle to keep up with the dust bunnies all over the hardwood floors (Not anymore). Covers the entire 1,500 sq ft of our downstairs with no problems. Transitions from the hardwoods to the carpet with no issue.
There is a learning curve for the vacuum though so be patient. It will take about a week for it to really learn the floor plan of your home or office. You will learn what it can and can not vacuum over or through. Once you figure that out its wonderful. All you have to do from then on is just empty the container once a day and your good to go. Plan on spending about an hour watching this thing work for the first time. LOL
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Good Vacuum; Terrible App
Posted by: TXHokie from: on
This vacuum will never replace your full-sized unit, but it does a pretty good job of keeping the pet hair under control. I don't have big clumps of hair under the couch or beds anymore, and the kitchen floor is remarkably crumb free. Each day I empty a fairly substantial clump of hair and dust into the trash, so it's definitely helping. Like other reviewers, I've learned how to prepare the house when I leave, ensuring cords and other items are cleared. The vacuum does get stuck in certain areas (under chair legs and between the toilet and sink is popular), but I'd estimate that it completes its program and makes it back to its charger 5 out of 7 days. I've given up on the app, however. Doesn't work on an iPad, nor can I get it to work with my android phone. I think that with robotic vacuums, you get what you pay for, and while this unit is more expensive than much of the competition, it seems to do a much better job than them as well.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: jfritz59 from: on
Great product. Been using it every day and house has never been cleaner
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
App does not work
Posted by: Mfeijoo from: on
The suction on this item is incredible ,good for carpets ,not good to go under beds ,get tangled in between the chair legs and sometimes does not have the ability to come out and the unit stays there all day ,the app is worthless i call samsung support honestly day have no clue how to make the app work ,customer service from samsung very unprofessional, not trained at all,a dont think is worth the price ,i planning to returned it i love samsung on this particular item need more work on it
11 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Life changing Vacuum
Posted by: Amylue from: on
I love this product! I never have to bulk vacuum my house at all! I use a swifter occasionally for some corners. Samsung Powerbot picks up all my pet hair and popcorn kernels and dust and dirt. My only complaint is that you can't buy any replacement parts like a new brush roll.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Foors Are Always Barefootable Clean!
Posted by: Cindy from: on
I did a lot of research online -- via Best Buy, Amazon, CNET and Consumer Reports. Ultimately, we chose this Samsung over the Roomba 980 based on reviews and the Consumer Reports review.
Sam starts his rounds every day about noon. He's still learning his way around the house. He likes to clean around the bar stool legs, but he gets stuck in them about every third or fourth cleaning. When that happens, he'll cry for help for a while and eventually go to sleep if nobody comes to help. Sometimes he runs out of battery before making it home; and sometimes it takes him a while to figure out where he lives when it's time to go home, but I chalk it up to his not being perfect or a human. He's a computer and I figure eventually he'll remember -- or not. When that happens -- about every second or third day -- I just pick him up and take him home. Absolutely no big deal when I consider that I didn't have to get the upright out and spend the time and energy vacuuming!
We have two cats and I guess about 15-1800 sq. ft. to clean. He does a fantastic job with cat hair and tracked cat litter. One of our cats ignores Sam and the other one is truly freaked out (still) by his presence when he is working.
Sam finds his way into every room where the door is open and vacuums in a way that is organized and not sporadic (which you can see in the vacuumed carpet patterns). He is too tall to fit under our couches/recliners, so I sweep under and behind them, as well as in corners or tight spots every now and then, He goes from different floor materials (tile, carpet, memory foam mat in the kitchen, door mat) with no problem, however, he does struggle a bit to clean the area carpet in the living room. It has a table covering a lot of it, and I think between that and the plushness of the carpet, Sam kinda gets confused. He tries though. And, if it looks like he's missing it more than not, no biggie -- I have an upright I can use. Again, I'm not expecting perfection from a robot.
He is expensive. I was lucky to catch a sale and to have found a promo code, but I will tell you, after using him for about 4-5 weeks, I think it is the best many hundreds of dollars we have spent on one item in a long time. The floors (mostly tile and hardwood) are ALWAYS barefoot walkable clean and cat hair is GREATLY minimized! This is evidenced by how much cat hair continues to collect in the dirt/dust storage bin every day or so.
We love Sam and wouldn't want to live without him! Treat yourself. You will not regret it.