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iRobot - Roomba i7 7150 App-Controlled Self-Charging Robot Vacuum - Charcoal-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Robot Vacuum I've Owned

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    cdominguez2007
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    I owned the Dyson 360 Eye since its release day. It was great, minus the battery life being 25 minutes on max mode.Fast forward to this year and the Dyson had slowly began getting worse, with only 9 minutes of life on max mode. Dyson seems to have given up the vacuum as all mention of it from their website is gone and you can no longer purchase it. My order for a battery is still pending from early September. So I was off to look for a new robot vacuum. I purchased a Neato Connected after reading multiple reviews and my parent's and step brother talked gushingly about theirs. It happened to be the Deal of the Day, so for $380 I thought, why not? That thing was a hunk of junk. Always stuck, couldn't map itself and figure out where the dock was, and always messaging me for help while it's looking at the wall, free and clear. I returned it, and decided to purchase the Roomba. The Roomba i7 is worth every penny over what I paid for the Neato. The auto mapping feature works great. In fact, I set it in my bedroom without the dock and just pressed the button to start a clean, and it actually figured out what room it was in and the best way to clean it, and showed it on the mapped history as being my bedroom. The vacuum picks up a ton of dog hair(I have 3 siberian huskies). One time, I vacuumed using the Dyson V8, followed by using the corded Shark Rotator, then sent out the Roomba and it still picked up almost a full bin worth of stuff. As a reference, we vacuum twice a day(once using the Roomba during the day, and once using the Dyson or Shark before bed.) My only complaint is that the bin is pretty small compared to that of the Neato and Dyson. The Roomba is extremely quiet. You can let it run and still watch tv. I have never once received a notification that it's stuck and needs my help. If you're debating between high end robot vacuums, this is the one. I wouldn't buy anything else! I'm actually looking at purchasing another one for the upstairs in our new house. I'm only giving it 4 stars because the bin is pretty small.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded my expectations

    Posted
    heloflier68
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    Just to start off, I had a previous Roomba for 12 years and I personally think this brand has been doing things right from the beginning. I had replaced batteries, brushes, filters and everything else that the vacuum wore down with time, but kept on cleaning my house as scheduled for all this time doing a pretty good job. My house is about 2500 SqFt and both my wife and I work so nobody is really in the mood to clean house when we come home, one Roomba was good enough to keep it in check. Every so often we did find the previous model stuck somewhere due to the random pattern. Then we bought a dog and I decided to upgrade to the NEW version. Found it discounted at BestBuy and purchased the I7 model. The set up was a breeze; downloaded the app on Android device, follow the instructions displayed and in a matter of minutes it was up and running. The vacuum started running around on a straight line pattern an started to "scan" the floor plan of my house. First day ran 5 hrs and 18 minutes. Went in every corner and around each piece of furniture we have (a lot of them) and went back to recharge batteries at the charging station every time navigating between chairs, corners and walls like it knew exactly where it was. I emptied out the bin at each occurrence (which it was full) as the suction power of this vacuum is unbelievably strong (compare to my old one). My house has hardwood floors and tile mostly but are covered with area rugs. I have carpets in bedrooms and the amount of dirt that the vacuum pick up is somehow astonishing. The rubber brush system is very effective compared to the conventional one (which was always tangled up with hair and fine fabric on the old one). The height of my carpet is medium. The second day, the cleaning session was under 5 hours and I emptied out another 3 bins, every time the battery was almost depleted it went back recharge and resumed the job where it has left. So far I am very impressed with the technology and the performance of this vacuum. after the 2 runs my house floor plan is 50 percent completed but on the second run it has already tracked the cleaning patterns and showed it to me on my phone at the end of the cleaning session. The only thing that I have realized that I should have purchased with the vacuum was the cleaning station (that can only be attached to this particular model because of the bin configuration ). That would have saved me from emptying out the canister at each "recharge". Unfortunately the price of the combo was a little too steep and I pulled the trigger for just the vacuum. The good thing is that the Base station comes with the modified canister for the automatic disposal included in the package should I have the chance to purchase it later on. I will revise my review once I get one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Major improvements with I7!!

    Posted
    MarriedWithKids
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    With two toddlers and a teenager in our house run by "clean-freaks", vacuuming is a daily chore, We have the 2017 model of iRobot Roomba 690 and have been reasonably happy with it. But it does get stuck more than we'd like and the somewhat random method of tracking is very inefficient. That being said, we do have hard floors with throw rugs and basically the most difficult surface area we could use to challenge the Roomba, so we have to forgive it a bit. Still, the Roomba 690 really just became something to do a little touch-up between breaking out the Dyson, or used in smaller, closed spaces with even floor surfaces. So, we took a chance on the new Roomba I7. I rarely write reviews but I know how hard it is to figure out which robot might work and why to pay for what (since I was just doing it myself a month or so ago), so I decided to chime in. For us, our expectations were completely blown out of the water with I7! We'd hoped it might track better than the 690, and WOW it sure does. And getting stuck randomly...haven't seen that at all in about 3 weeks of daily use. The mapping features are simply outstanding now with Roomba I7! We ran the I7 only two times and it figured out the layout of our entire downstairs. Now, I just press Clean, select the room and off goes Roomba I7 to do the job. I don't have to close the room or put up the invisible barrier, just tell it to clean a certain room and it's done. And if I choose for the I7 to Clean All, it does the entire downstairs, each room at a time. It's a very large area, so the battery runs out prior to completion. But If the new I7 runs out of battery while doing a job, it goes back to charge and then starts again when the battery is full. So while there is a "stop" to charge, the entire job gets done with only one action by me. Roomba I7 gets under tables, between chairs and in spaces I never even dreamed could be reached without the Dyson. And unlike the 690, I can use the app to start the I7 anywhere I am and not have to be home to babysit it to get it going again every time it gets stuck (since it only gets stuck if it finds something like a towel on the floor or some obstacle that would jam any vacuum). The I7 is quieter than the 690 too, even with more suction. I believe it's said to have 10x the suction of the 690. I can't say exactly, but there is definitely a noticeable difference in the improved suction power of the I7. Take it from someone who took a chance on Roomba I7; this device actually does what it says it can do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeds Expectations

    Posted
    Carl
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    In terms of clarifying my into statement, a lot depends on your expectations. This is not a Dyson upright vac with the super cyclonic suction. What it excels at is daily maintenance of your living area. At the present time, I have the unit running once per day on our main living area which is all hardwood flooring and tile - no carpet. Having two dogs who shed, this little unit has really proven itself to be handy. Again, from our experience, setting up a daily maintenance routine makes the unit more effective. It’s mapping software is pretty accurate and the unit is quite “smart” as it seems to learn quick, doesn’t fall downstairs or get stuck. Slick app and easy virtual access and control. The suction is very strong for a vacuum it’s size, but again it is not a full size upright vac which still has its role. We’ve noticed that the unit is very thorough and generally picks up all pet hair and dust. Nice to come home to a spotless house. Highly recommend that you preplan your space before initial setup and mapping. Clearly you live life in your space, but the unit is more effective when not encountering cords and other little clutter type items left about. Think about where it will go routinely and try to get clutter out of its way for maximum effect. For our dusty house with shedding dogs, I’d recommend that you pick up the clean base unit. The robot is smart enough to charge itself when need be, restart a paused cleaning program, and empty itself with the optional clean base. One more recommendation, let the unit map without vacuuming initially to extend your life on a charge and function more efficiently when it runs a cleaning program. The unit is faster and more efficient once it knows your space. We’ve found that it takes a little under two hours to clean a fairly complex thousand square feet of cleanable space. Our unit stops to charge once when about three quarters of the way through the cleaning cycle. In terms of cons, it would be nice if the battery life were a bit longer as we’ve got the one stop to recharge. At least the unit is smart enough to do this for itself. Additionally, the dust collection bin is relatively small. If you have a large area to clean, pets and pet hair as we do, I highly recommend that you splurge on the clean base unit so that the roomba takes itself to the dump bin and empties itself mid cycle as needed. From the somewhat obvious perspective, I wouldn’t expect the unit to do a clean up on a heavy duty mess like a whole box of cereal, liquids, or something of the like dumped on the floor. Again, if used as routine maintainence and upkeep of your floors, this unit will excel in that role.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good vacuum for what it is.

    Posted
    Scnhra
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    This is my first robot vacuum so I am coming here with no experience. I purchased this specific one for the mapping feature and the good reviews on pet hair clean up. When purchased in Oct 2018 there was a software issue that did not allow the mapping to work. I had to contact customer service which was excellent by the way, to find out it was to be repaired in Mid October. Once that was completed in late October the mapping started working fine and being able to clean a specific room is exactly why I wanted this model. Overall the cleaning of the unit is decent. You still need to outlaw out the regular upright but not often. The bad, battery life is horrible! The robot will clean carpet for about an hour and fifteen minutes, longer on hard floors. It will then need to charge. A full charge will take about two and a half hours. Therefore if trying to clean 1400 square feet it will take about 3 trips and 9 total hours to do. The bin is also small. This could be overcome with the self empty feature which I did not get. Bottom line is this is a good unit it does a decent job. You will need to manage your cleaning due to the battery which is just a hinderance not a negative. If you want to clean large areas without ever going to the unit get the self emptying feature. All in all I would recommend this to my friends and family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to the family

    Posted
    Hawkeye
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    We got the i7 to replace a 10 year old Roomba. It is amazing how much better this is. My old Roomba was essentially a toy that swept debris off the carpet, but this one is a real vacuum cleaner that cleans to a surprising degree. Although it doesn't clean as well as my upright vacuum, it really pulls a lot of dirt and dust from the carpet, and we run it several times a week. The mapping function works extremely well, and I really like the feature that allows me to pick a room for the Roomba to clean. I don't have to spend as much time setting up virtual walls or physical barriers, nor do I have to make sure that all of the rooms are picked up before running the Roomba. I generally run the Roomba either as I'm leaving for work or when we go to bed, and it completes the job 90% of the time. A couple of times it has stopped working because it found something that we didn't clear off the floor beforehand (like a cat toy or a plastic bag), and other times it has trouble reducing in its charging station because it has pushed the dock into a position that makes it inaccessible. That's really just a minor inconvience as it recharges quickly and it is easy to redo the job. It also does an amazing job sweeping our hardwood and tile floors, although it very loud on bare floors. (I can't run it just before going to bed in the kitchen.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best (and most expensive) I've ever owned.

    Posted
    Insomnia
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    I've owned quite a few robot vacuum cleaners over the years from the original Roomba to the Scooba to an awful device made by Haier. I was happy to see that iRobot had added house mapping tech to one of their products. Some of the earlier upper end Roomba's were exceptionally expensive and lacked this technology. I took a chance on the i7 and I'm very surprised at how far Roomba has come with these vacs. First, and most importantly, my i7 has not gotten stuck once. It's traversed every height difference, every electrical cord and every rug in my house. This in itself is a feat. The biggest problem so many of these have is that you set it up to clean, leave the house and 5 minutes later it's hopelessly stuck. You return to find it did nothing. This guy has not gotten stuck once. It cleans pretty well. It's picked up the dog hair, most of the stuffing from the toy my dog just destroyed, and every bit of dirt in its path. After just over an hour of cleaning, the dust bin is full. I know that this one has the optional bin dump base station, but if I had a complaint, it would probably be that it should have a bigger bin. The bin is rather small for its size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, but like the features

    Posted
    SVbach
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    I did a lot of research over the holidays on robot vacuums, and originally purchased the Roomba 980. What I didn't realize was that the maps on that robot aren't stored for the next time the robot cleans. Therefore, it is basically relearning the house every time it runs. With our 2000 sq ft, mainly carpeted floor, it would take almost 8 hours to complete a full cleaning as it had to re-charge several times during the process. That defeated the purpose of us not being around when the vacuum was running. The Roomba i7 remembers the map after the first few training runs or cleaning cycles. You can then use the app to actually identify different rooms in the house. Once this is done, you can have the robot only do the room you designate. We use Alexa and tell the robot to clean the kitchen, the family room, etc. A room takes between 15-45 minutes and can be done on one charge, so we just spread out the rooms over the week while we're away from the house. We didn't get the version that self-cleans its bin because it is even more expensive and then you have to add on the cost of buying the bags for the storage station.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great vacuum that's super smart!

    Posted
    OzzieGN
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    First of all, I've owned a 980 for almost a year and its been great. I recently learned about the new i7+ so I had to try one out. The "empties itself" concept sounds really cool. But there's only one problem. There's a small HEPA filter inside the vacuum's dust bin that requires regular cleaning or it will get clogged pretty easily mainly due to its small size. So this means the end user still needs to remove the dust bin to service the HEPA filter. So for that I figure if I have to remove the dust bin on a regular basis then what's the big deal of emptying the dirt from the dust bin itself? That being that, I decided to return the i7+ for the regular i7 that's the same vacuum but minus the emptying bin. That saved me $250 which made me even happier. I love the Smart Mapping feature of the I7 series vacuums which that alone makes it a very nice upgrade over the 980.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wasn't our first choice, but it's been the best 1

    Posted
    Riggs
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    To be honest we couldn't see spending the money on the Roomba so we proceeded to go through 4 Neato's in a 2 year span. And all 4 Neato's died on us. I did get the extra coverage from Best Buy so it wasn't to big of a deal. Now the 4th Neato I thought I would call Neato and it took 5 attempts of calling and emailing to get ahold of them. So. let's move on.. as you can see We got the i7 now and I can tell you it's worth it. The design is so much better and the dirt bin is way better designed than the Neato. Also, I don't understand what the complaint is about the sound/noise... it's quieter than an upright and 50% quieter than the Neatos that we had. The Roomba stays on the network.. not like the Neato. So I guess you get what you pay for and the extra money spent I can tell you that I am really happy with this Roomba... whish I purchased it to begin with. I am currently giving it 4 because we haven't had it for a long period of time yet, but so far it's off to a much better start.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Robot Vac

    Posted
    Fred
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    The newest Roomba is the quietest, it can map up to 10 areas, and it can be programmed to repeat individual areas - say bedroom 3 times a week, whole house once a week...that kind of accurate control. We love all these features because we just got pets! Also works efficiently with Google. Tried Samsung, which everyone at Best Buy tells you to get, but didn't like it as much as the new Roomba. Samsung lasted longer and had a stronger motor, but when it died, it could not "remember" where to continue. It's shape isn't as efficient either, and this is most obvious in all the corners which became more filled with pushed around dust...dust is our nemesis due to dust mite allergies. That said, Roomba should not be your main vac, but it is a perfect supplement to get you from one deep cleaning (which is what our Dyson is for) to the next, especially if you have allergies, like we do. We did not get the automatic base though because we feel it should be a reusable system (the auto base requires disposable bags, which we don't want to use).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first robot vacuum

    Posted
    PengDia
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    I chose this model over the newer and older models based on its functions and pricing. The newer model doesn't seem to add much other than a automatic disposal system for a couple extra hundreds. Pros: - Easy to remove and clean garbage bin - Strong suction (for my plaster floors) - Easy maintenance (tons of hair tend to coil in it, easy to remove) - Decent app - Great mapping system, learns fast - Love the feature for it to clean only specific rooms - Works with Alexa Cons: - Easily scratched - Battery drains fast - Charges a bit slow - Does not clean well in corners In my experience, it has yet to get stuck anywhere. It only got stuck when it was turned on in an area far from its original charging station. The noise isn't too bad, sounds like your standard vacuum. Be aware that it has a small garbage bin, so for people with larger houses with pets I do recommend getting the automatic disposal system with this unit. Additionally, you will need to babysit it during its first initial runs. All in all, its worth its hefty price tag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Vacuum Except Fragile Roller Brushes

    Posted
    RossRR
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    We purchased the I7 after seeing our daughter's Roomba 960 in action. We liked the ease of setting it up and getting the maps created as well as the cleaning results we saw from the i7. We discovered that it has on weakness, though; the rubber used in the manufacture of the two roller brushes is too soft and is damaged easily by long fibers/hair that it picks up while vacuuming. The fibers cut through the rubber, severing them all the way through about an inch from one end of each roller. We had to replace both of them once within a month of buying the unit and now, six weeks later it looks like we will probably have replace them again. At $50 per set, we are very disappointed in the quality of that portion of the machine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my roomba but wish battery lasted longer!

    Posted
    Busygirlmom
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    I have had my i7 for almost a week! I LOVE it! My family has teased me for “babysitting” it. You do have to watch it while it maps (or at least I did!). My house is about 1700 square feet on the main floor with a full basement. I have been running it in automatic cycle and it will have to charge 2 times to get all the way through my house. We have hardwood, tile, and Berber carpet. She does struggle a little on the carpet but it does amazing on the rest!!! I highly recommend it!!! Just wish the battery would last longer. I have tried placing it in 3 different places in my house and we are struggling to find a perfect “home base” due to our life and rugs. My husband and I both have been amazed at how much dust it pulls off our floors! The suction is great! I did have to take it apart this weekend and clean the long blonde hair off the wheels. 3 long haired girls drop alot of hair! We DO NOT have indoor pets so I can’t answer those questions! The app is super easy to use! I don’t quite have my map set right yet but I will eventually!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ehhh at best

    Posted
    Tatted5oh
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    I wanted to really like this product. I just couldn’t. I have an 85lb german shepherd with tile floors and an area rug. The vacuum was great on the tile but horrible with pet hair on the area rug. It would just leave little clumps of hair on the carpet all balled up. Changing surfaces seemed to be the biggest problem with it. Going over ledges into different rooms would leave dirt and debris at the thresholds. The technology behind it though, fantastic. The app was great and the vacuum worked a pattern and mapped my house out in three uses. If you have a tile or wood floor house with no pets, this vacuum is perfect. If that isn’t your situation then this might not be the vacuum for you. It is a robot after all but the way I expected it to clean for the price of it, I expected way more. And this was also after reading the reviews and doing my research.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Total Game-changer!

    Posted
    jrojro
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    This thing is amazing! I hate vacuuming and now I just set it to run while I'm at work and presto, clean floors every day! I'd seen other reviews that mentioned it doesn't do well picking up pet hair, but I have a cat that sheds quite a bit and this Roomba can keep up with her - if only it would vacuum the couch too! I have a combination of wood, tile, carpet, and rugs and have had great results on every surface. It has no trouble going from one to the other. The mapping feature is so helpful - I love that I can set which rooms to clean when, and if I move the home base, it doesn't have to rediscover the map - it's that smart! Yes, the price is a little astonishing, but I figure if I'm using it every day, it will be worth it. I've had it for about a month now, so I can't comment on longterm use, but otherwise, five stars across the board!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Roomba i7 is almost amazing!

    Posted
    Clayton
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    3 stars because it works nicely, but you must have internet and wifi to get your money’s worth. Cleans very well. Actually picks up more than our regular vacuum. More efficient than I would have thought. Roomba i7 bumped around for the first few times then “learned” the layout of the house. What nobody will tell you is internet and wifi is required to access any settings. Without wifi all you can do is push “CLEAN” and it goes. With wifi you can set schedules, view where it’s cleaned, remote start from your phone. So not being able to access any functions is the only reason it didn’t get 5 stars. I could have gotten a $300 robot vacuum to only run while I’m standing there by it. And the 3 people I talked to in the store should have told me that when I asked. If I could find good internet way out here this robot would be amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Satisfied

    Posted
    BPuck
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    This was my first robot vacuum. I had high expectations. I can’t say that it met them all. The only complaints, which some have pointed out, are that it does miss some small items and it occasionally gets stuck. However, the time it saves us from manually vacuuming is unbelievable. The mapping on this is incredible. I couldn’t imagine having gone with a model that doesn’t allow me to select specific rooms to clean. I’m amazed at how much dirt is in the bin each time we run it. The living room and dining room get done daily, and all others as needed. The bin is full after every room. I did not go with the i7 with self-emptying bin, and am regretting it. On big cleaning days, I empty it several times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good concept, poor execution

    Posted
    James
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    Worked well enough on hard floors but was next to worthless on carpet and rugs. I was expecting more from iRobot and the price point. I was enticed by the idea of the self empty, but it was not enough. iRobot seems to focus on everything besides the actual vacuuming. Would consider brand again someday if they decide to put vacuuming first. All the gadgets and gizmos only take you so far when you can't perform your main function. When vacuuming carpet, the Roomba would just roll up the pet hair and leave big clumps of it all over. Multiple passes saw no improvement. Returned this for a Neato D-series and am much happier. It did take a few passes to get everything, but it did not create clumps like the Roomba and in fact, it actually vacuumed up the clumps left by the Roomba.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It cant get much easier

    Posted
    Greg
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    I bought the i7 Roomba after extensively researching all of the available models. What set this apart from the rest was the mapping feature in the software. Being able to have it clean certain rooms in the house sets it well above the rest. As for how it preforms I am highly satisfied. There simply aren't words to describe being able to come home to clean floors every day. As anyone with pets and laminate flooring will know keeping the hair clumps from piling up against the base boards is a constant battle. This vacuum keeps it under control and does it autonomously. Not to mention the rubber rollers mean I don't have to get into the nitty gritty to untangle the brush. All in all I couldn't recommend this product more to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend