|IROBOT ROOMBA 530 ROBOTIC ROBOT VACUUM/VACUUMING CLEANER/CLEANING FACTORY SEALED|
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|iRobot Roomba 530 Vacuum - Series 500 *New Battery *Ultra Clean 2 virtual walls|
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Youngtown, AZ, USA
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|Get your house spic and span effortlessly with the iRobot Roomba 530, a self-charging robotic cleaner. This Roomba robotic cleaner has a unique three-stage cleaning system, which lifts dirt, pet hair and other debris from your floor. Featuring a cleaning head suspension system, this self-charging robotic cleaner also vacuums otherwise hard-to-clean areas like under and around furniture, and along wall edges. With a soft counter-rotating brush/beater bar, this Roomba robotic cleaner is a versatile device that can be used on hardwood floors, tiles, carpets, rugs, and more. The iAdapt Technology in the iRobot Roomba 530 ensures every section of your floor is cleaned multiple times.|
|MPN||530, 53001IRIM, 53004, 530ROOMBA, DOMOTECDVU00028ROOMBA530, ROOMBA530|
|Details and Capabilities|
|Dirt Capture Method||Container (Bagless)|
|Cleaning Areas||Bare Floors, Carpets, Wooden Floor|
|Attachment Type||Virtual Wall|
|Additional Hose||Without Hose|
Average review score based on 204 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
We've used an older Roomba for a year and a half, bought it used on Ebay, and expect to keep at least a pair them around, more than one so there'll always be a standby. These robots free up the cleaning lady's time so she can more regularly get at blinds, windows, upholstery & showers.
At $75 a visit and a third of her time spent vacuuming, it doesn't take long to pay down the robot, and the house, which is well-supplied with bric-a-brac and other dust catchers, has never been cleaner, now gets vacuumed two or three times a week instead of one.
A new model 530 arrived a week or so back and impresses me as being a bit more of a machine than the older model. It seems a bit more athletic, maybe better sprung, and the working parts are noticeably beefier than the prior generation that worked so well.
Its battery isn't removeable, but it doesn't need to be. We keep an extra charged battery for the Discovery series so two rooms can be vacuumed in one 'session', punctuated by swapping batteries and cleaning the dust bin.
But, the 350 gets these two large, carpeted rooms (about 15 X 45 separated by a door) in one charge, spent appropriate time in both, and it manages to pick up a lot more than it's predecessor machine did. It _sounds_ more powerful, doesn't hesitate at thresholds, and it has six beefier little flipper-thingers to get at edges where the old machine only has two.
Both bins, the compartment where it flips the hair of pinchers (dobe & mini) & other larger particles and at the exhaust filter where it traps the finest dust, are larger than before and it runs for more than an hour before seeking out its home base.
It seems to have a better scheme for getting out of tight places and avoiding carpeted stairs, both of which were a challenge for the older model. I'd gotten used to planting the 'virtual walls' to keep the robot in one room, and a couple of strategically placed shoes to keep it getting stuck under a chair. This new machine doesn't require any preparation other than the clutter-free floors, is a bit taller so doesn't try to burrow under the ottoman.
Roomba's insect-like intelligence, or common sense, is well suited for this household task and except for tight corners, steps, and blinds it vacuums better than people.
We're hoping iRobot will make a robot for cleaning stairs and showers soon, reckon it won't be too long, if they can wield an M16 they should be able to handle steps?
I had heard about the robotic vacuums but never from anyone that I knew that had one until I was at a friend's home who raved about hers. We are a working couple, no kids or pets. I started researching Roombas and bought ours online. We love our little Roomba 530! We have 1300 sq.ft. of hard surface flooring and 3 area rugs. We turn it on and shut the door while it does a great job of cleaning up all the dust bunnies under the beds and dressers right into the closets. Does a great job of edge cleaning at all my wood baseboards too. I love to empty the collection chamber and see the amount of dust it has collected that is now in the garbage rather than being stirred up in the rooms. It is relentlessly hardworking and gets the job done. It is a lot quieter than I anticipated, less than 1/2 as loud as my full size vacuum cleaner. I still use my big vacuum for furnitire and once a month deep cleaning, but our Roomba is all we use several times a week. I even use the Roomba when I go off to work, just set up my virtual walls and turn it on and my living room is always clean when I come home and my Roomba is happily sitting all charged and ready to work again in it's dock. I believe our house is cleaner because the Roomba is so effortless to use that we clean more often. Just the touch of a button and it is working, while I have tea or go in the garden. The only adjustment we have made is to elevate the electrical cords with zap ties, Roomba doesn't like cords. One of the best investments we have ever made.
I work in the office of the City Manager of a medium size city, am a father of a three-year-old, husband, and graduate student working on an accelerated Executive Master of Public Administration program. We live in a house that has two floors. It needs vacuuming regularly. This device is a lifesaver. I hit the "Clean" button and walk away / start studying / checking e-mail. The robot does the rest and returns to its base for charging when it's done. On occasion, it has run into the vertical blinds and gotten a little confused, but it quickly manipulates itself away from blinds entanglements or any other similar situation. (It also detects stairways and has two bases which can be placed in doorways that emit wireless signals -- "Virtual walls" -- which can be used to limit its movement.) Every two or three times it cleans I check it, empty it, and lovingly open up its bottom and clean its brushes of hair and dust bunnies. The rest, it does for me. Both my wife and my mother-in-law questioned my judgment when I bought this thing (Roomba 530 - new in box) on eBay, but now that it is here and working, they both have changed their tune and comment on what a wonderful thing it is. My son has given the Roomba 530 a name: Etel (my mother-in-law's first name). This is an extraordinarily useful device.
I bought my Roomba based on the recommendation of a friend who has one, and I have not been disappointed! My robot, whom I nicknamed Robbie, works for a long time on one charge -- long enough to clean three large rooms, a powder room, and an entryway hall with energy to spare. Robbie is amazing! He's perfect for keeping my hardwood floors clean between moppings and for picking up stuff on the carpet so I don't have to use my upright vac so often. Regular vacuuming is troublesome for me because of a weak back, so I'm really happy to have my robot helper. Robbie is trouble free! I just push "clean" and go about my other business. Smart technology does the rest. The brushes, filter, and lint catcher are easy to clean, and the Roomba docks by itself when the cleaning is done. I highly recommend this product!
I bought the 530 because I had the first generation roomba and it kept getting caught on my rug fringes. I have two dogs and a lot of hair.
I really am a fan of the roomba. You have to run it every day. I have more than one virtual wall also. You really need them if you have an open floor plan. I section off a different part of the house every day and let it go. It has only gotten caught on a jumble of extention cords for some Christmas lights. It obviously will get tangled in paper clutter, or clothes on the floor. I love that it gets under beds!
I would estimate that it can clean about 700 square ft. on a single charge.
The brushes are really easy to remove and clean also. This is a real improvement on the old model.
The only con is that it is kind of noisy, but I guess all vacuums are. And you still have to do a good vacuuming with your regular vacuum about once a month to get your corners. (Depends on how picky you are!)