Samsung - POWERbot R9250 Robotic Vacuum - Airborne Copper

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Save time and effort by letting the Samsung POWERbot handle the vacuuming for you. Powerful long lasting suction provides optimal cleaning while smart technology allows you to control your POWERbot from your smartphone. Maximize cleaning coverage as it navigates your home with ease and avoids obstacles.

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What's Included


  • Samsung POWERbot R9250 Robotic Vacuum
  • Remote control
  • Extra Filter
  • Cleaning Tool
  • Magnetic Tape
  • AAA Batteries
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (112 out of 126)

Features


Powerful Robotic Suction

Powerful suction delivers optimal cleaning results

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Remotely control your robot vacuum with your smartphone

Visionary Mapping™ Plus and FullView™ Sensor

Creates optimal cleaning path and avoids obstacles

CycloneForce™ - More consistent power with less clogging

Point Cleaning™ – Simply point for on-demand vacuum cleaning

Easy Pass Wheels™ - Large wheels move smoothly over obstacles

Combo Brush – Picks up pet hair with less tangles

Schedule - Program cleaning time

Easy to clean large capacity dust canister

Washable filter for easy and cost-effective maintenance


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 126 reviews

89%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One BotVac to Rule Them All!

    Posted
    DianaJ

    At this point I’ve had the opportunity to try Roomba, Neato, and POWERbot, so I thought I'd share my experiences with them. Of course, YMMV. For all of them you can program to clean at a specific time each day, or vacuum on demand. So they all have that going for them. Roomba 860: A neighbor let me borrow his new Roomba to test it out, which is what started all this. It is okay, but not great. The method it employs can be best described as that of a really good housekeeper who did a few shots before starting up the vacuum. :) It got the job done but the route was more entertaining than efficient. I didn’t get to try it out over multiple uses so I don’t know if it would lose suction if not emptied daily, but from the way it’s built I’m guessing probably. The bin was easy to empty though I can see large furballs and dustbunnies getting stuck in there pretty easily. The noise level isn't bad, but it would be irritating if you were trying to listen to a phone call or the television. Neato D80: This was better than the Roomba for cleaning. It maps out a room, vacuums all around the edges and furniture (though still bumps everything), then goes in rows until complete and onto the next room. As long as the door is open it will go in there. It managed the whole ground floor of my home on one charge, no problem. The one issue was that if you don’t empty the bin after each and every use, the next time the suction suffers. The bin is easy enough to empty though so not a major deal. It was louder than the Roomba, and because my entire ground floor is hard flooring, a combination of bamboo, tile and stone, it made this really weird noise like squeaky sneakers as it cleaned. I didn't try it on the carpeting upstairs given how much the suction suffered after one use downstairs so I can't say how it is on carpet. POWERbot R9250: This is the one I ended up getting after returning the Neato, and I’m very happy with it. It is more expensive but is solidly built like a regular vacuum cleaner. The Roomba and Neato felt like toys in comparison, like if you kick it or trip over it you might break it, the POWERbot however might break your toe. Or at least make you spew some creative expletives. This one is really meticulous in the way it cleans! It goes in rows and goes right up to the walls and furniture but doesn’t smack into them as heavily the others did, but will occasionally bump something lightly. I don’t have much use for the wi-fi right now, but may later. On regular clean mode it is still quieter than the Neato (this was a huge deal for me since I work from home and need to be able to hear meetings) and in regular mode it's probably on par with the noise level of the Roomba even though it’s supposed to be way more powerful. There is also a power mode, which is marginally louder, and a quiet mode which could vacuum around you while you’re on a call or watching TV and not make too much of a noise problem (and that's on hard bamboo flooring, it would be even quieter on carpet). With my home I’ll probably never need it to since each level doesn’t have a ton of floor space, but if it runs out of battery before it is done it will go back to the charger to recharge then pick up where it left off. It has the largest dustbin of all of them, and because it’s built more like an upright supposedly won’t lose suction if you don’t empty it after each use. It also comes with a remote you can use to guide the vacuum to where you want it to clean, then point at the spot you need it to work on. The one drawback on it that I noticed is that if you run it on max clean (which makes it vacuum over and over until the battery runs out) it seems to have difficulty finding its charger if it is in another room. It kept trying to go directly to the charger only to realize there's a wall there and then tries from another angle. I'm sure it would have eventually found the charger, but I took pity on it and carried it home. The next day I tried it out upstairs, where it easily went under the beds and tackled dust bunnies that likely predate at least one of my pets. No problem whatsoever. I then recharged it and set it to clean downstairs, to see if it loses suction with the bin not being empty (it was over half full). It still picked up all the stuff on the floor, with no problem. Once it was done I emptied the bin and it was pretty packed, so this is not one you will have to empty before running it. Overall they were all good and they got the job done. But the POWERbot is the one I will keep and the one I’d have no qualms about recommending. It is a little taller and wider than the others so may not fit under some furniture in all homes. In my house that's not a problem as most furniture is 6" or more clearance, so ample room for the POWERbot so it gets under beds, sofas, and most tables. It is too wide to go under the dining room chairs or breakfast bar stools, but those are easy to move if I want a more thorough cleaning in that area.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great robot vac that can be stored out of sight.

    Posted
    dons414
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is my first review. Rather than echo what everyone else has already said, I thought I’d talk about some items not previously mentioned such as charging station location. My wife was initially dead set against this thing and didn’t want it to be visible anywhere in the house. So unbeknownst to her I purchased the 9250 model one day and placed the vacuum and charging station under our couch for 2 days and she never noticed it. Once I brought it out she remained quite skeptical until she came home several days in a row and found the clean floors with vacuum marks on the carpet. Now I’m one smart guy!! Despite some folks complaints I’ve found this model does pretty well NOT getting stuck in places. For the most part it returns to dock unassisted. On the few occasions it hasn’t found its way home (for being so smart it can look pretty dumb at other times when looking in all the wrong places for its home dock) it’s simple to pick up and place in front of our couch. Then - even though it had a “dead” battery - it still has enough juice to go under the couch and find its way back to the charging dock without me moving the couch to assist it. Very cool!! We’ve got a golden retriever and this vacuum does wonders cleaning it up and not letting the hair foul up the rotor. It took me about a week to finally connect this to the internet so perseverance pays off (but I had to deduct a star for that)! I also prefer to run this vacuum every other day so I wish the app would allow that option in the future. Right now it’s either run it once or schedule for every day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I should have listened to reviews.

    Posted
    David
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    We bought this vacuum because we've been wanting one, it was on sale for $400 off and we like Samsung. I ended up being disappointed by the results of this vacuum. The design is a bit taller than the competition which prevents it from going under our couch. The AI is not the smartest either. The vacuum will get stuck under my chairs' legs and cry for help by beeping repeatedly. It will sometimes spin in a circle and other times it will pause for a brief moment before resuming work. The vacuum doesn't even have a consistent pattern when cleaning. I've noticed it going around the same are multiple times. Setting up the WiFi was painful. The Smart Home app is unstable on both Android and iOS. I had to power-cycle the device twice before its SSID would appear. Linking Samsung Smartthings was even worse. It would find the device and require us to press the Home button but it wouldn't respond. Eventually, the vacuum stopped connecting to the WiFi altogether and wouldn't setup anymore. After two days of owning this device, it stopped working. It would turn on, count down from 5 to 0, then just display a battery symbol. Pressing any of the buttons on the device or the remote wouldn't work either. Samsung wasn't able to troubleshoot it. I found other users with the same issue as mine but they never got a solution or even why it happened. The device was basically bricked. Maybe it downloaded a firmware update and failed to install it? I'll never know. I returned it and I am now trying a newer slimmer, and also cheaper model from Samsung. Hopefully they fixed all the issues of the first generation.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Impressed!

    Posted
    Scootter40
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Although skeptical, I still threw down some heavy coin on Black Friday 2016 (at Best Buy) for this bot. I'm a single lawyer (which means I have no interest nor time for house work). Toss in a very hairy dog, and my house was always a mess - but NOT ANYMORE! This mighty little bot runs around every day after I leave for work, and it's been wonderful. The battery lasts for about an hour and a half. It has very strong suction, and is actually very quiet (even when in non-quiet mode). Unlike other bots for sale, I like being able to see the canister as it fills up - a canister that is very easy to pop out and dump. I didn't buy the wifi-connected PowerBot (which is even more expensive) simply because I don't need to remotely turn it on when I can schedule this model to turn on anytime I want. I like: the sleek design; that it moves back and forth in regular and irregular patterns without missing an open space; that it picks up just as much hair as my upright vacuum (but, not my as much as my upright Dyson - of course); when it detects a lot of dirt/hair, it actually increases the suction and moves back-and-forth over that area; and that it goes from my stone tiles to the short carpet of each bedroom seamlessly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Powerful suction, needs a bit of work on nav

    Posted
    Alquek
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I chose this vacuum because I have 2 snow dogs that drop a lot of fur. I needed a vacuum that had powerful enough suction to get everything off the carpet, because even our smaller dyson can't hack it sometimes. Samsung definitely provides the most powerful suction I've seen on any robot vacuum out there. I've done a lot of research on all the competitors and came to the conclusion that this was my best option. So far, it's been amazing in terms of it's pickup power. It powers through and picks up all the hair on the floor. It's wi-fi enabled as well, so you can schedule, use voice, etc. My main gripes with this product is the navigation. It doesn't seem to be as good at navigating around the room and around obstacles as my friends neato or roomba. There is also a problem with the wieght, where if it goes over an uneven surface and the back comes up a bit too much, it stops and says that the vacuum has been lifted. Then I have to go over, pick it up, restart it, and that's just a hassle. I heard 1 solution is to put some weights on the back end of the unit to weigh it down a bit more. Hopefully Samsung fixed this issue in their newer models.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Neato is far better

    Posted
    zoomsan
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased the Neato Botvac originally but a piece fell off and their tech support were being difficult about sending a new one so I took it back. I purchased the Samsung 9250W and it was less than stellar. This unit will not recharge then resume on its own. It requires you to use the remote or app to resume after recharge. Then it cleaned the room the recharging cradle was in first and eventually made its way out to the area of the house that it hadn't cleaned before until it needed to be charged again. It took the most circuitous route back to the charger and I had to intervene twice because it got stuck under a chair. It also drops off the wifi a lot and several times I got a message that the app failed to connect to the server. When I called Samsung for help they actually wanted me to unplug and disconnect all other devices connected to the router. That kind of help is useless in my book. If the device can't connect to a standard Airport Extreme then it shouldn't be sold. Honestly I think this technology is just not up to par yet for prime time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Third Cat!

    Posted
    bumblebee
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    We love our Samsung PowerBot! It has so much personality we call it our third cat! I love it's design, with one side flat which makes it more efficient vacuuming against straight edges like walls. I also love the fact that I can just manually empty the dirt cup rather than having to bother with vacuum bags one has to replace every so often. Finally, I love that you can point the remote to spots it has missed and it will obediently follow like a dog. Honestly, the only thing that made me consider taking off a point was how often we would have to rescue the darn thing when it's stuck or if something gets stuck under it but that's just a testament to it's suctioning power so I decided to leave it at 5 stars. My only regret is not waiting until the Darth Vader and Storm Trooper versions came out but on second thought those sound effects would've gotten old really fast so no regrets after all. P.S. Sorry for the full dirt cup in the picture. This is the reason we call it our third cat. The first two are the of the furry variety.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Had it one day, 100% satisfied

    Posted
    Lynnie
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have only had this vacuum one day and I am already 100% satisfied with it! I vacuumed with a normal vacuum the day before I got this one, and this one still picked up almost a full cup of stuff from only two rooms that I had vacuumed the day before! It has such awesome power that is raises the carpet and leaves lines like my normal vacuum! Transitions from carpet to tile effortlessly. I have 3 cats (one of which is long hair) and it has no issue gathering up all the hair they shed. It even picked up a penny off the tile floor! I was reluctant to spend so much money on a vacuum like this (never owned one before) but so far I am COMPLETELY satisfied with the product and I would HIGHLY recommend it! Also, when approaching furniture it goes slow and barely bumps it so it does not damage any furniture!

    I would recommend this to a friend





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