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iRobot - Roomba i7+ 7550 App-Controlled Self-Charging Robot Vacuum with Automatic Dirt Disposal - Charcoal-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 301 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Give it a chance!

    Posted
    Contact40
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    My key takeaway for this machine is: Give it a chance to prove itself, especially if you have animals. I almost did not, and it would have been a huge mistake. You're house is dirtier than you think, and the initial few cleanings will gunk up all the on-board sensors. I got mine home and turned it loose. Everything worked great for the first hour or so, then the problems started. It started running itself back to the base to empty, then when it got there, it wouldn't leave the base. It kept telling me to empty the bin. I'd pop the bin open, nothing there, I'd close the bin, and it would leave. It does this for a little while and then it gets even worse, it won't dock properly (gets up on the base and keeps driving forward), then won't empty itself, and wont leave the base (because it doesn't know its on the base and still thinks the bin is full). I get ready to box it up and take it back because honestly after spending $1,000 on a vacuum cleaner, this thing was on a pretty short leash. I settled down and remembered it worked perfectly the first hour while it be-bopped around my hardwood floors. Then it got to the carpeted rooms, under the beds, couches etc. and started having problems. It turns out there are A LOT of sensors on board this guy, including full bin sensors, a camera to help it orient itself within a space, and sensors that help it find its way precisely to the charging dock. When the bot sets out on its initial journey, it reaches a lot of places that you may not normally clean, so they start kicking up all kinds of dust, dirt, pet dander and hair. These cameras, sensors and whatnot don't work when they're covered with dust. Now that I know these sensors exist, I can clean them. I took it outside and get it all cleaned out (I used a can of compressed air for electronics), and what do you know, it's back to working like a champ. Now, I've had to clean the internals out a couple more times since then, but they've gotten far less frequent, and the bot is working more and more perfectly as time goes on. I look under the beds now and they are nice and clean, as well as under all the couches. This makes sense, because the bot is picking up all this dirt and removing it from the environment, so the next time it goes to clean, it's cleaner than the time before which means there's less junk to gunk up/obstruct the sensors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge improvement over 980, highly recommend!

    Posted
    Eric
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    I upgraded from a Roomba 980, and it's an enormous upgrade in efficiency due to the software and hardware improvements (beside the obvious difference of having a near autonomous vacuuming solution with the clean base - more on that in a minute). With the upgraded mapping system and routine, it puts the previous flagship model to shame. The 980 wasn't bad, but it didn't save your room layout like the I7, and had to map out everything each and every single cleaning run . The mapping upgrades add a whole new level of customization to your schedules as well. After it completes 3 to 5 cleaning runs, it'll save a full map of your floor(s) and allow you to break it down into individual rooms. Have it run through the house fully in the morning and again in the afternoon in high traffic areas like the living room, or only certain rooms on certain days. The new base unit adds to its cleaning power by allowing the robot to empty itself and keep cleaning, and only needs you to intervene when a new bag is needed. Since I work 70 hours a week I'm rarely home, but with the clean base I can set my schedule and forget about it until it needs a bag. I have two dogs that shed quite a bit, which the i7 easily handles, but the bags for the base can't hold more than a week's worth of dog hair. $5 a bag adds up quick when you change it that often. That's my only issue with the unit, however I did receive an I7 with a firmware issue. It couldn't be patched until the middle to end of October is what iRobot told me when I called. The great team at iRobot quickly fixed this issue though, and they shipped me a brand new unit at no cost with no fuss. They did this for me despite the update coming within two weeks, which shows they stand behind their products and want everyone satisfied with their purchase. Other than that, the only real hang ups have been with the base unit not reading the inserted collection bag unless I take it out and put it in again. But that has only occurred twice, and since my new unit came in and updated fully this hasn't happened again. Bottom line : if you're like me and work all the time and WANT an autonomous solution with your robotic vacuum, the I7+ is the way to go hands down. If you have pets, you'll probably be better with the standard I7, unless you don't mind the reoccurring bag purchases. Highly recommended if you want the best robotic vacuuming solution out today!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just Great

    Posted
    Rich
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    My review of the iRobot Rooma i7+ vacuum which we had now for about a month. First things first, this iRobot Roomba i7+ is iRobot’s Roomba top of the line model, but other models have similar capabilities and work with Smart Phones, Amazon Alexa Voice control. This Model when its full, will empty itself into its own floor disposal unit after each use which has disposable bags which cost $16.99 for three on iRobot web site. In a month, we haven’t filled one of those bags yet. You can use vacuum by pushing the clean button on the vacuum and it will go ahead and clean whole house. If you are uncomfortable using smart phone or have no experiencing using wi-fi, Alexa, or Smart devices you will not be able to take full advantage of iRobot’s capabilities unless someone helps you. You can check out iRobot’s web site https://www.irobot.com/ or check out video on You Tube https://youtube.com. Our house is 1800 sq. ft, without rugs. We have 5 cats, 3 dogs, 2 birds, all of which leave their fur, hair, yard sand, feathers all over the place and I would say the i7 cleans about 90% of the floor. Using My Smart Phone and iRobot’s App I created a schedule that works for us. I have it clean the living room, dining room and kitchen on Monday, Friday at 9am. I have it clean the whole house Wednesday at 9am in less than 2 hours and if it has empty itself or need recharging I will do so and then continue where it left off. I have it clean the living room and kitchen and dining room on Saturday at 10am and at 2pm Saturday clean the rest of the house, this as we are doing our general weekend cleaning. If I need it to clean anytime other then the schedule, using my smart phone or Alexa Voice Control I have it clean any room. and it will ask you which room you want cleaned. Now remember the Robot is not intended to replace you regular vacuum, you will still have to move objects in your house and vacuum places where the Robot can’t get too Using it now for a month it got stuck one time and when it did it notified me by audible notification and by smart phone when it did get stuck and then it continues where it left off. It notified me once when the contacts on the i7+ needed the contacts cleaned so it could communicate with the collection unit. If it gets full the i7+ robot will empty itself and then continue cleaning. If the battery runs down during cleaning it will also return to base and recharge and the continue where it left off. With the schedule we created to clean we noticed we don’t have that sandy feeling on the floors that the dogs bring in every day. It goes back and forth covering the entire floor but where something blocks it will clean all around the object as much as possible and if it senses a lot of dirt it works that area more. I would recommend the iRobot i7+ vacuum without hesitation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this Roomba!

    Posted
    Rich
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    I can't say enough good things about the Roomba i7+. I am coming from a Roomba 980 which had some annoying thing that this robot addresses and takes it to a whole another level of convenience. I have a large 3000 sq ft downstairs and multiple dogs. When I would use the 980 I would have to utilize the beacon and plan out where I was going to use it, and had to clean the machine of dog hair each and every time, meaning I always had to plan and constantly be involved with the robot each and every time that I wanted to run it. Difference I noted between our prior Roomba are: Refuse bag - The i7 uses a bag which has to be replaced. It appeared somewhat small to me and I was afraid this would be a huge increase in cost of running the unit. This has not been the case. The first bag lasted almost 2 months of almost daily use picking up hair from our 3 dogs before the unit indicated it needed to be changed. It is a welcome way of running the vacuum, the self cleaning function works REALLY well and I found that the dirt receptacle was really emptied. Ease of use - this is an awesome improvement from my prior Roombas. I can just set it and forget it. It takes several days of running for the unit to map the floor plan. You then label your floor plan and can tweak it to designate areas that you want to be off limits without having to use the beacons. After one month of running I had to clean the rollers and machine from collected hair on the rollers and other parts, and shake out the filter. After two months I had to empty the filter bag. This is a huge change from my prior Roombas where I had to clean it out after every usage. Battery - I found that the battery in the 980 seemed to last longer, but the i7 just does it in multiple steps going back to the base to empty itself and charge before going out again. The one unit is able to cover my entire 3000 sq. ft. For me the i7 was expensive initially, but it has been a huge improvement in allowing me to run the robot much more often without only on rare occasions having to do anything with it. It is a huge improvement, and for me has been well worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I'm Pretty Happy With It!

    Posted
    softwareEngineer
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Having owned a couple of the 600 series of Roomba in the past, I thought it was pretty awesome to hear about one that empties its own bin! But coming from a rinky dink 600, it does a lot more, actually. First, these guys don't ping pong around randomly. It's very methodical about cleaning your home, keeping cleaning times a lot shorter, and it actually generates a map of it (and in my experiences so far, it does it very well). I use Google Assistant with this thing and can tell it to clean a specific room, and the darn thing does it. That's pretty cool. And with the iRobot app, I can start a cleaning session anywhere I have access to The Internets. But my favorite part about this thing is the automatic dustbin disposal. Look, I'm lazy and I know you are too. That's why we buy Roombas and Roomba-like things to enable our laziness. Cleaning the dustbin sucks, especially when you forget to empty it out after a run or two. I mean, I'll still have to empty out the "big bin" on this new i7+..but probably once a month or so. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because it still suffers the same problem that every Roomba encounters: getting stuck somewhere. These things, as pricey as they get, are not perfect. They will get stuck at some point, whether it be under a couch or trapped between the legs of a chair. It happens. But what's neat about this new guy is it will notify you via the iRobot app that it is in trouble and show you on your home map where it is. Once you find out where it gets stuck, you'll have to make "accommodations" to ensure that it won't get stuck there again. It does come with a virtual wall, if you need to get to that point. For reference, my home is all hardwood floor, so I can only speak to that. If you guys have carpet, the dustbin may fill up a lot quicker and also be bit more harsh on the unit itself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Vacuum

    Posted
    Mark
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have had my i7+ for about 10 days now and this was my first ever Roomba. This thing is fantastic. All of the previous reviews about issues with the app were concerning, however mine updated and works with absolutely no issue. I think they may have updated the app at this point. I have access to selecting which rooms in my house to clean and have complete control over all aspects inside the app. Now for the part people really care about, this Roomba does exactly what it should, keeps my house clean on a schedule and empties itself. We have a 90lb lab/husky/rottweiler mix and he sheds like no tomorrow. This vacuum handles all of his hair left around the house on our hardwood floors with absolute perfection. I have mine set to clean at 11am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and it usually sends me a notification about 12:15pm telling me that the job was complete. I would say this is well worth the money I spent on it. I have absolutely loved coming home to a clean house and can't believe I haven't bought a Roomba before. The self emptying feature is quite loud, but it only lasts for about 10 seconds, so just be aware of that. The ONLY complaint I have, and I'm not even sure if I would call it a complaint, is that I didn't realize you couldn't re-use the bags in the self emptying chamber. The bags are said to be good for 30 vacuums, but you will then need to replace it once it is full. An extra one comes with the vacuum, but after that you will need to purchase more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome

    Posted
    Marco
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    I've had the i7 version of the Roomba for over a month now and this is what we think: * It is a capable device for regular cleaning, but don't expect to sell your Dyson. We still do a "deep vacuum" every week or two. * It is equally good on hardwood and carpet; * It can get to places that are very hard to vacuum, such as under the bed and under the TV stand. It's really diligent about getting around obstacles, table legs, etc. Power cords, etc., don't seem to bother it, unlike the big vacuum. * If it didn't have the automatic emptying feature we'd have returned it by now. In our 3-cat, 2-dog house it gets about 4 full bins per use. If we had to stop and empty those bins manually it'd be more trouble than it's worth; * It is not fast. It takes about 5 hours to do our 1400 sq ft. house, including 2 recharges. Our house is very cluttered with tables and chairs and stuff, so the Roomba spends a lot of time bouncing around. Open spaces are worked much more quickly, so a bigger house wouldn't necessarily take proportionally more time. And anyway, you can just ignore it while it runs, so time isn't a really big deal. * We've cleaned it and changed the bag, no big deal. All in all we're happy with our first robot, makes it easy to keep the floors nice and it's a fascinating gadget.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Failed day 1

    Posted
    SeaSparks
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I had high hopes for this vacuum. It seemed to have all the bells and whistles you could ask for, so I thought it would be worth the expensive price tag. I am a technical person, so this machine should be an easy setup. I brought it home and put it on the charging station. I downloaded the app and connected it. Shortly after I connected it, it disconnected and couldn't find the roomba. I uninstalled and reinstalled the app. It connected again. By this time, the roomba was near full charge (98%). I pushed the clean button and it had a red ring around it with error 47. I looked up this error "Error 47 means your Roomba is experiencing an internal error. A robot reboot should resolve this issue. Have a look at Rebooting Roomba for detailed instructions. If the error persists, please contact iRobot Customer Care." After doing several reboots, I was not successful at resolving the issue. I was not going to waste anymore time on this. If I'm spending over $1000 on a vacuum, it should be the Bentley of all vacuums. The fact that I could not resolve it quickly tells me that their software has glitches. Plus, I read you had to pick up stuff off the floor like towels and cords because it is not smart enough to go around. It's a complete waste of time if I have to babysit this thing. I was hoping to have it run while I was at work. Needless to say, I returned this product after a few hours and got my money back. Save yourself the hassle and don't buy this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The real thing

    Posted
    JDFlood
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought an early Roomba. It was (10+ years ago). It was too much work, always catching on things, always needing emptying. I was going to give a low level one another chance. I read reviews, and the moment I saw the self emptying function, I knew this was the only possible choice (2 dogs). We have a much larger houise now, with two floors. Bought one, brought it home, plugged it in, followed instructions and 3 minutes later it was set. After charging off it went. Never getting caught, returning to base emptying, etc. So, after a about three hours it had gone everywhere. There were some hair clumps left, but it picked up most of those the second pass. Hasn't gotten stuck on once on five cycles. Removed dirt and fur I could never get to Amazing! I love my robot. I ran out in a couple days and bought one for the upstairs. It was barely in range of strong wifi and had trouble connecting. Customer support fast and competent. He just had me take the unit were there was strong wifi, set it up and put it back into position. Has worked flawlessly since. So, now all I need to do is... well nothing. They are scheduled to run when I am out of the house. The carpet always looks freshly vacuumed. It cleans places I could never get to (like under the bed), and as a bonus, makes me pick up after myself so it can clean every other day. Finally, the future is here!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smartest Vacuum Bot I have ever seen

    Posted
    DeanInOhio
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    It works well for our home we will be buying a 2nd for the lower level. We are 4000sq ft per floor and this one handles it all just fine because of the scheduling and that it maps out your home. So not only does this thing clean itself out for you. But it will tell you exactly where it got stuck. It never gets stuck on the average day but tonight my wife left her clothes on floor in closet lolol. It had her underwear wrapped around and spun about 300 times on the outer brush. Was pretty funny. But the cool thing was it showed me on the map exactly where it was stuck. And i mean exactly. For a big home and for it to map out its path so perfectly. I am truly impressed. I was very skeptical about spending $1000+ after taxes on a vacuum bot as we usually just use our central vac system and our old Neato when it doesnt get stuck or just die for no reason. But this thing has been running in our home for 3 weeks now and the only places i vacuum by hand anymore, are the spots i donot let the robot go because of animals.. So big props to you Roomba, you built a pretty solid product. Thankyou for making our lives easier. We named her Rosie lol

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great vacuum but not worth $950

    Posted
    OzzieGN
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Glad we went with auto disposal

    Posted
    JRGood
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    This is a big investment but is worth it for us. Does all our vacuuming in a 2400 sq ft townhouse. Finally able to really clean under beds and big furniture. Handles all surfaces very well. There is an edge in kitchen the Roomba can’t reach so I sweep that with a broom into middle of the floor first. Easy. We don’t have pets so YMMV, but have only had to manually empty and clean the onboard bin once in 2 months. Same with the onboard filter. I was concerned that some reviewers said they had to manually clean filter and sensors each time the bin filled anyway. Sounded like not worth getting the auto empty. Absolutely not my experience. It empties often during a full cleaning with no work on my part. Love the mapping. I split some rooms into separate spaces so I can clean those high traffic areas quickly and more often. Not too loud. Decent battery life. Easy on furniture. Really gets around legs. We haven’t changed bag yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    HATED IT!

    Posted
    MrKC
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Let me start off by saying that I came into this new model from the iRobot® Roomba® 980 Wi-Fi® Connected Vacuuming Robot which I absolutely LOVE! This new model complete opposite. I picked up this model iRobot® Roomba® i7+ the day it was released from best buy. I had big hopes that completely fell flat. -The model had several issues with the software connecting to wifi. For the first few days it was useless till they released a software update. Here are some additional cons: - Left my homes all wood floor still dirty. very spotty cleaning at best. -Less powerful than the 980. The 980 actually does great at picking up pet fur. This model not so much. -lighter but, bulkier body that the 980. -replacement bags are pricey. I could go on and on. But the bottom line is that I hated this model and returned for my 980. My home feels clean again thanks to the 980. As for the i7+ I would stay away from this model till Roomba works out all the bugs. Definitely not worth the Premium price tag.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Software still has bugs

    Posted
    Lightning
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    I've got a three story home. On the first floor I ran the training runs in the evenings for at least 10 hours across multiple evenings. It turns out it doesn't really like being interrupted. I finally started it on a Saturday morning and let it run until it finished. Then I did the second floor training, but I waited until a weekend and let it run start to finish with no interruptions. No problem. Tried to do the same in the third floor. It ended up overlaying my 2nd and 3rd floor maps together. Delete the map, start over, clear the app data, reboot the device, clean sensors, etc etc. Nothing worked. I got the third floor map 90% complete, but it would never finish and would always get confused about which floor its mapping. Customer support is useless and provides zero answers. Although it worked great at first, the software appears really buggy. Maybe if you have two floors or less you'll have an ok experience. Mine will probably go back unless I can get some resolution.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still not perfect, but...

    Posted
    EricB
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    As owners of two Australian shepherds, one of whom can generate a fully bunny's worth of loose fur per day, we were desperate when we bought our first robot vacuum - a Neato BotVac Connected. It worked reasonably well, though it needed to be sent back for repairs a couple of times and it died at just over a year. So now we're trying the Roomba i7+ and, so far, it's working great (though, for that much money, I guess it should). We LOVE that it empties itself (which works exceptionally well!!!), and it's much better at negotiating speaker wires and carpet tassels. It still gets dog fur wrapped around its beaters (we clean them out every couple of days) and it leaves some fur balls behind that we have to pick up manually. Still, we're feeling pretty positive about it after a few weeks. We'll see after a full year, though -- THIS time we purchased an additional 4 years of extended warranty! I strongly recommend you do the same.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased

    Posted
    Greg
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Bought the Roomba i7+ to replace a tired Neato Botvac Connected, and the Roomba has been great so far. The house mapping works great and it rarely gets stuck (much less often than Neato). However, It doesn't climb thresholds as well as Neato. I had to put a thin mat in front of a doorway with a high threshold so that Roomba could climb over it without thinking it is an obstruction. Other than that, the only other issue encountered was an apparent software crash that required a reboot. Tech support was very helpful getting it going again. The self-cleaning feature is worth the extra cost. The docking station is very powerful and sounds like a jet taking off -- but it only runs about 10 seconds at the end of the cleaning cycle. The Roomba i7+ can go days being self-sufficient, just as advertised.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Save your money

    Posted
    SeeElKay
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    Not ready for Prime Time. Really regret my purchase. Was fine until I decided to remap in order to add a bedroom. What my i7 mapped flawlessly 3 weeks previously was now a joke.Now mapping parts of my home which do not exist while missing obvious features such as walls. Multiple errors such as getting “stuck” in the middle of the floor, timing out during a job when while sitting in its home base, getting lost and stopping due to depleted battery. Tech support is a joke. The people who answer are not empowered to help. The people who supposedly can help either do not really exist or just do not believe in being responsive. Save your money or burn it in your fireplace if you really do not care about losing it. Real black eye for iRobot. I suspect the release was premature. BUYER BEWARE!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bells and Whistles don't work!

    Posted
    Squatchen
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I gave it 2 stars only because it cleaned good. However don't go out and buy it right away. Out of the box the robot needs updating to perform the bells and whistles they claim (e.g. Control of what rooms to clean, the use of smart mapping technology etc…). One big problem….their app doesn't connect to their cloud and won’t perform the updates. It just continuously buffers. This is a known issue as I just got off the phone with their tech support. They said the issue will be resolved in mid-October. You’ll be spending $1000 on a robot that is comparable to the 890. Until they fix the issues I highly recommend looking into other models or companies. Like others said, this product should not have been released yet. More stars when and if the issues are corrected.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent upgrade from the 960

    Posted
    Clay
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    I love this new Roomba. It is not as fussy as my previous 960, which would get stuck easily and had trouble with dark colored rugs. This new one is much more powerful, and while the smaller dust bin may seem a little odd at first, the fact that it will automatically dock to empty itself makes up for it. I used to have to clean off the spinning brush on my old Roomba, but this new one doesn't require it as often. The mapping feature is great, I love being able to send the robot to do a quick clean of a single room on off days. Overall this is a solid improvement in many ways.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Kevin
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    I've owned 2 previous iRobot vacuums and recently replaced a 900 series with the i7. It's a nice upgrade. This one is quieter, does a better job cleaning, consistently re-charges and completes cleanings, unlike the 900 series, the base allows for consistent docking, which, with previous models, the base was too dainty preventing the vacuum from docking, etc. Allowing the vacuum to empty itself is great! (and, in my opinion, long overdo). While it wasn't time consuming to empty the older versions it defeated the purpose of a robotic vacuum. Only negative is the cost of the unit and, especially, the bags. At least make the bags cheaper.

    I would recommend this to a friend