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iRobot - Braava 380t Robot Mop - Black

Model: BRAAVA 380TSKU: 1387309

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 620 reviews

84%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.3 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cleans well, but the cube is annoying

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    ChaosLogicZero
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    This isn't like the roomba where it will map out your home. It uses cubes that project on your ceiling. This works fine for the room where you place the cube, but doesn't work well with one cube and multiple rooms. It holds enough water to clean half of a 1400 square foot apartment, but it only partially cleans two of three rooms. In the two smaller rooms it looses the signal from the cube which I place in the largest room. This should have been designed like the roombas or the Braava jet 240 where it doesn't require the cube and just simply maps out the rooms when cleaning. The Braava jet 240 doesn't hold enough water and doesn't use cloths as the 380t does. The cloths are a plus as you can use them, wash them, then reuse. The cloths are like common lint free clothes. They seem to be made of the same material. The mop doesn't try to go on carpet, so no worries there. The 380t is larger than the 240, so I suspect the 240 would clean in a few places in my apartment where the 380 doesn't fit, but it's only a couple places where the 380t doesn't clean. The larger size does give more room for a larger battery compared to the 240 thereby giving the 380 plenty of runtime. The 380t shouldn't entirely replace mopping. It should take care of your floors in between the times that you mop which it does well. If your hardwood/tile floors are small (300 square feet or smaller), I would recommend looking at the 240, but if your rooms are much larger as mine are, the 380t is the better one to go with even with having to deal with the cube since you won't have to keep adding water multiple times per cleaning. Of note: the 380t is manual start so it doesn't have scheduling capabilities and doesn't connect to any app. For some this may be a deal breaker, but since I have to fill it with water before each cleaning, I have to handle the 380t anyway, so it not having scheduling capabilities wasn't a problem for me. All of these mops will be much better when iRobot adds a built in water heater and full scheduling capabilities.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    iRobot - Braava 380t is a great start

    Posted
    Dugger
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    My first impression is the iRobot - Braava 380t is a great auto Swiffer. This isn't intended to say there is anything wrong with it in any way. But you have to keep in mind that there isn't any type of vacuuming actually happening. It simply uses a pad (you can actually use the Swiffer pads) and pushes the dirt around. It DOES indeed do a good job at this, but if you are looking for a vacuum, you'll need to look at another model. I'm pleased with the "mop" feature. You just change to the other pad and base, fill with water, and set it to go. This is still Swiffer style of mopping. The map system does do a fairly good job. After I rearranged the living room it took a little longer for it to re-learn the layout but it did get it done. My plan is to keep this for the "mop" feature and get a second model that will actually vacuum. Just haven't decided on what model fits our needs just yet. With what I know now after making the purchase, I would still purchase this again if I had it to do all over. 90% of our house is hard wood floors and this does a good job of the light work. We just set it to run at night and put it back on the charger in the morning. SUPER quite (due to no vacuum feature) The bump sensor works well. I haven't noticed it hit anything hard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth buying

    Posted
    Yuri
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    Initially I was not sure if the Braava was worth the money - after all it is not a big deal to sweep and mop floor, but after using it for a couple of months I am sold on this little worker. The iRobot does it's job while I can relax and enjoy, and it does more thorough job than I would do. One cube covers 2 rooms and the hallway and it takes about 45 minutes to finish sweeping. Mopping takes longer, but it covers the same surface in one charge. My floors were never this clean and shiny. Why the 4 stars, then? 2 things could have been improved: 1. This unit is, basically, a computer and I believe the software keeps improving with time, but iRobot doesn't allow the software update. For such an expensive sweeper/mop a USB port could have been added to download the upgrades, or, better yet, OTA upgrades, like cell phones have. As it is, we soon are going to be stuck with an outdated model. 2. Only the lower part of the unit is padded for protection against hitting the furniture, but sometimes it is the upper part of the unit that hits a bottom of my low-standing desk, and it is not protected, so I am afraid it is going to break soon. Other than that - it is a nice little hardworking unit. If you like rest more than work - you are going to appreciate it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Basically a robotic Swiffer

    Posted
    Bogetta

    I bought this because I have 2 basset hounds that shed and I don't have time to sweep my stained concrete floors daily. This works perfect in between a good deep cleaning. Plus, I have back issues, so this makes it where I can wait a tad longer between said deep cleanings. What this basically is is a robotic Swiffer. It doesn't vacume, you attach a cloth and it will basically sweep up the floor and most of the dust/dirt/hair will stick to the dry cloth. Then you can run the mop part and it pushes a wet cloth all around your floors. The manual said that you can't use with Swiffer products, but I have and I haven't had a problem. Using something disposable also keeps me from having to wash the washable wet and dry pad that came with the robot every day. My dogs are big babies, but this doesn't scare them; it's really quiet. It gets into places that I normally can't get to to clean, such as under cabinets and under furniture that isn't too low for it to get under. I haven't had an issue with mine getting stuck either like some people seem to have had. I usually just move small things and cords out of the way and let it do its thing. The only cons is that it is a little slow and can take a long time to complete a job (especially since it's so thorough) and that the little tank for water is super duper teeny. It would be nice not to have to fill it up with liquid so often. On the plus side, the battery seems to last quite a while. I can sweep and mop my living room, kitchen, dining room, a bathroom, laundry room, hall, and one bedroom before the battery runs out. And all are decent sized rooms; even the bathroom. Overall, this does what I needed. Now If they would make one that vacuumes, sweeps, AND mops, it'll be perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good little robotic swifter

    Posted
    Geri79
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    I used this little iRobot for the first time today. I couldn't be more pleased. It does just as advertised, and does it so quietly. It acts like a little robotic swifter, but it gets underneath everything it can and gets so much dirt, it's great. It isn't a vacuum, but it doesn't claim to be. As far as the mopping, it does a great job if you don't expect it to scrub. I didn't. I just wanted a mop. It is so easy to operate. You do have to change the pads every room, or you will just be pushing dirt around. But if you change them, it does a great job. It is very quiet, but it does bump into things, so be prepared. Make sure to pick up anything off the floor that you can, especially cords. Once it maps the room, it does go in straight lines to sweep and in little v shapes to mop. It plays a little song when it starts, and another to alert you when it is finished in the room. Changing the pads is super easy. I used swifter cloths for the dry sweeping and the enclosed wet pad for the mopping. I had tried the robot vacuum 880 before this. But I sent it back because it is so loud in a house with all hardwood and tile floors. It gave me a headache. This one is so quiet that I have to check on it if I am in another room. I can't hear it. You will still have to vacuum before this, but in between vacuuming, this is amazing. Thank you, IRobot! And thank you, Best Buy, for a sale price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome and well worth the buy

    Posted
    Jeyhun77
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    We were at a friends house when we experience this bot for the first time and was impressed on how well it did on tile. We have laminate floors and was initially skeptical on how well it will do and if there would be any risk with water leaking into the laminate. It's been ran 4-5 times through the entire house and it has been impressive. The mop liquid attachment drops water at a slow rate so not to saturate the floor but enough that when done, it feels like a regular mop went through the area. Note it will not mop away sticky or dry areas but it does well to make the floors clean to barefeet. The bot has some weight to it but it helps to apply pressure as it mops away but not heavy to lift. Its not like a botvac that self docks because of how it is placed on the charger but it definitely satisfies the level of cleanliness desired. Since it doesn't self dock, I've found it stopped at random points in the house and would have to pick it up and place it on the dock. However, with the quality of work this guy dishes out, it can be overlooked. Another note, our household has two dogs and five cats.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great time saving purchase for you or a loved one

    Posted
    Mike
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    I purchased this as a mother's day gift to compliment the iRobot Roomba my mother already has. Between her being an ER Nurse and my father working all day too, combined with their 3 dogs and 2 cats, they don't have a lot of time and what little they do, they put into cleaning up after all the animals. Both the Roomba and the Braava 380t have given them the blessing of more time to enjoy life instead of having to worry about cleaning. After the roomba does a cleaning better than any other device I've seen, they send out the Braava to finish the job. My mother texted me after the first few times running it saying "I've never seen my floors shine so brightly. Even brighter than when we used the Hoover floor scrubber in the past." I also have a roomba/Braava combo at my house as well and it has been amazing to not have to worry about those two chores. Most people do not likes Vacuuming and mopping because they're chores and you'd much rather be doing something that interests you. Buy this if you want a quality mop without the expense of your time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very impressed

    Posted
    Freddiec66
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    This was bought to patrol an approximately 1300 square foot open floor plan home with luxury vinyl tile flooring. Rugs in the living room and library, my wife's office and the entry. The Braava just works, but you have to understand it first. Mentally divide the flooring area into sections. Set the charged unit up with as few obstacles as possible (put chairs up, pick up larger debris, clear the floor). Turn on the north star cube, which provides a GPS like coordinate mapping for the Braava. And just leave it be. Mopping is in a y pattern that does quite a thorough job. Sweeping is in a zigzag pattern. So yes, the Braava makes you think out your mopping zones. But the cleaning is inarguably thorough. The amount of stuff this thing picks up is amazing. Floors feel great under bare feet despite the best efforts of two crazy dogs bringing in dirt and leaving dog hair in their wake. Pads are washable and reusable. Swiffer consumables work fine too. This little guy earns his keep. A great purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok

    Posted
    EndUser
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    Overall this robot is ok, could be much better. Feels outdated comparing to other roomba bots. 1st bad - it cannot use laser gates from other roomba bots. 2nd bad - it uses special beacon cube to point it somehow to the center of the cleaning area 3rd - you have to buy extra beacons or relocate the original multiple times 4th - relatively small cleaning area 5th - no indication of the water level 6th - can fall downstairs 7th - weird charging station, you have to load it sideways. Has no "homing" features. 8th - no automation, no scheduling due to the lack of this feature completely and due to charging station design. Overall cleaning quality is good, considering that it is rubbing the same area with dump cloth many times over. Single charge is sufficient for 2 cleanings. Very quiet. Can sneak up on you. Overall good, but requires major overhaul to modernize.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    A disappointment to say the least

    Posted
    Cmruleman
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    I love my roomba vacuum and thought since it worked so well the Braava had to be just as good. Boy was I wrong. It moves around like a drunk uncle trying to mop a floor. It doesn't do a good job at all. You know how when you mop you press down on the mop on the floor to clean it good? Well this just kind of hovers around on top of the floor with no pressure to help it do a good job. Plus, after only a month the reservoir has a crack in it. It's never been dropped or mishandled which is what confuses me about this part. The battery doesn't last long enough to do one floor of the house. I have to put it on the charger then put it back out. My downstairs area is about 450 sq feet and it cannot complete that in one shot. The reservoir has to be filled a couple time while it is working as well. You have to pause it to refill it while it's Working. Also, you cannot program it on a timer like the roomba vacuum to mop at certain times. I would not expect great things from this robotic mop. I know I don't now. I wish I had returned it and just exchanged it for a Hoover floormate

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Pricey, Entertaining Hi-Tech Dirt Re-locator...

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    MostSchadel
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    I bought this as a gift for my wife. It was quickly unboxed. We could barely stand the wait as it received its initial charge. Whilst we waited, we agreed on the name Rosie, after the Jetson's robot maid. When her blue eye winked at us indicating her batteries were topped off, the whole family eagerly set her to sweeping the kitchen floor. We had a wonderful time watching her maneuver about the room. She magically steered herself around every obstacle. This futuristic wonder found every speck of dirt, snatched it up, and artfully deposited it elsewhere on the floor. After the cycle completed we stood in amazement. We couldn't believe how effortlessly she left the floor as dirty as it had been at the start. We agreed we could never have manually rearranged all of that dirt as quickly. We celebrated by dancing around the kitchen with brooms and dust pans. Hooray for Rosie!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    An automatic Swiffer

    Posted
    bodekerk

    I did read reviews before purchasing this product. Our house is large and we have 2 cats and a beagle. The room we call the 'man cave' has a laminate floor and seems to collect hair, dust, and debris from the backyard. It's come to blows keeping this room clean, so I happily purchased this robot from our local BestBuy. This robot does not clean - it wet wipes. It does have a small tank that keeps the microfiber cloth perpetually damp for the cleaning. The robot cleans based on a locator cube - which is frustrating because if you want an area blocked off you physically have to do this (older roombas had gadgets you could use as boundaries). Additionally, the floor has to be pristine of any dirt, debris (cat littler), or fur - otherwise you will have streaks and smears. If you are wondering if this would work for you, as yourself this question: could I clean this area, and be happy with it, with only 1 Swiffer wet towel? If the answer is no - then do not purchase this robot.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very handy tool

    Posted
    ShooflyShannon
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    I have 5 dogs, enough said. When it's wet outside, I need to mop my tile almost hourly. This robot mop is so incredibly helpful. I have the Neato robot vaccum & I'm a little spoiled to the way it cleans. So compared to that, the mop is not nearly as good at getting all areas cleaned since it operates based on the cube placement. This requires me to move it to different areas of the room for blanket coverage. Battery life is great though and it does an awesome job of cleaning up muddy paw prints. For the price & ease of use, it's a winning purchase. Since you can only put water in the reservoir, I took a tip from online reviews.....spray some cleaner on the pad itself (I use diluted Lysol) and it works even better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We Named it "Chappie" and he is loved...

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    IISJunkie
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    This is the best thing ever!!! We brought it home and named it "Chappie" mainly because it is one SMART Little Robot... we have lots of furniture (just moved into our new Apt) and it has all hardwood floors. We just put a pad on him when we leave and change it when we get back... once in a while he may get stuck under something but not often and despite what the box says - you CAN use swiffer pads with it and it works just fine... The mopping function is great and we have used an oil / soap combination and he does a great job... Do make sure the floors are clear and try to get any wires or cables off the ground if you want those areas cleaned... other than that, he has save us hundreds on getting a house keeper to do this for us... Chappie is loved... Oh.. and he is pet friendly, our 2 little chihuahua's "Darth Vader and Chewbacca" just leave him alone to do his thing because he is very quiet when operating...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    works great

    Posted
    Halfmt
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    I bought this robot as a way to make cleaning more fun. I use it almost every day to dust our hardwood floors (dining room, hallway, and kitchen). The battery lasts a long time, and I will often dust AND mop without needing to recharge the battery. From time to time it does get lost on the carpeting that is in another room but not enough for it to bother me. I'm able to take it to the bathrooms to clean and I don't need the navigation block for it to run and clean all areas. I just close the door to guarantee it won't try to leave the one room. It's whisper quiet and I often forget it is running or have to look for it to see where it is cleaning. I have no problem running it at night. It does play a tune when done, but it's not loud enough to wake anyone. Dusting and mopping the floors is fun now!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for lazy light cleaning

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    Aschmidy
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    Great little cleaner for light mopping. I found it doesn't do much on the sweeping mode, just pushes the dust bunnies around. It's nice that it can use the swifter dust cloths. I'll probably stick with my rechargeable dyson for the sweeping part. Does a decent job of mopping my tile and wood floors. I just scrub up the tougher spots when it's done. Does a good job of going around the big pieces of furniture and our kitchen island. I had to move the counter stools and put up the kitchen chairs or it got confused and stuck. Very quiet. Even my hyper dog didn't seem bothered by it. He just kept an eye on it. I read mention of problems with vaulted ceiling, but we had no issues at all. Our wooden floor is under a 25 ft vaulted ceiling. Our tile floor is a combination of the vaulted ceiling and a regular 8-9 ft ceiling. I had no problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm

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    Engnerd
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    I use this primarily for mopping, as I have other Roombas that do the vacuuming duty. It works great as a mopper! It's nice to just press the button and come home to a clean home. While I haven't used it for sweeping, I previously had the MINT version and that worked great for both sweeping and mopping of hard floors. It is certainly a good lower cost option to a full blown robotic vacuum cleaner. You get the occasional dust tumbleweeds, but for 1/4 the price...probably worth the minor difference in cleaning quality. Using the Swiffer attachments is the better way to go, rather than using the included clothes. I'd recommend buying the version with the reservoir...its worth the extra money, as I think it does a better job of mopping.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Arguable Life Changer!

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    MrDerp
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    Going into the purchase I was slightly skeptical as to how effective it would be. I wasn't sure how the little robot could effectively mop a large area with such a small water supply and footprint, but I knew it would be a cool thing to show to friends. I came to find, however, I love this thing! It methodically cleans my hard floors by going back and forth and left to right. Not only that, it maintains water levels for the entire cleaning session and is dead quiet. If I HAD to identify any weaknesses, it's that it doesn't completely track a room like many vac robots can do. It uses a wireless cube to define its cleaning area. It does make it very easy to control however. If you are thinking about this purchase and hate mopping floors, just stop and buy it, you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    reservoir breaks easily

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    Jata07
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    please save your money. After only 3-4 uses only using water in the reservoir, the reservoir cracked and no longer held water. Without even using it, it would continue to crack. I didn’t put any chemicals inside of it. Each replacement is $40 and to have to replace it every month or so, it’s too expensive. Apparently it’s a common issue that iRobot doesn’t care to address (just google the replacement piece and you will see the many complaints). The mop did a mediocre job at best and never really left my floor clean. The two issues combined caused me to return the product. I wouldn’t buy another robot mop again until they have perfected it more.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love My Braava

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    Countrygirlatheart
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    I have laminate floors in most rooms of my house. Keeping them swept and mopped is really hard when you are as busy as I am. I got my Braava about a month ago and I absolutely love it! I just set it to dry mop, and when it is finished I recharge it since the wet mop takes a little more juice. It does a fantastic job mopping and seems to keep track of where it has been very well. Of course you will have those times when you want to vaccum and mop it yourself for that really deep clean. I had a Roomba vaccum a few years ago and liked it, but this is much better if you have lots of laminate or tile.

    I would recommend this to a friend