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iRobot Roomba 555 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

by iRobot Corporation
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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  • Special Features:Stair avoidance system, spot cleaning mode, on-board scheduling, anti-tangle technology, iAdapt technology, Dirt Detect technology, automatic return for charging
  • Dust Collection:Bagless
  • Cleaner Type:Robotic
  • Product Type:Vacuum cleaner
  • Cleaning Method:Dry
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 30.8 x 18.6 x 70.6 cm ; 4.5 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 7 Kg
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  • Batteries 2 D batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: Roomba 555
  • ASIN: B002P68AE0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Oct 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 397,933 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Width (Shipping):44.45 cm, Depth (Shipping):48.26 cm, Weight (Shipping):6.12 kg, Height (Shipping):12.7 cm, Warranty:2 years, Included Tools:Side brush, Included Accessories:1 x Virtual Wall unit ¦ 1 x power adapter ¦ 1 x vacuum cleaner filter ¦ 1 x self-charging Home Base, Power Type:Rechargeable batteries

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Truly Excellent - If You Have The Right House 13 Nov 2011
By Dr. Richard Dudley VINE VOICE
I've had this for a week and I'm completely delighted and, indeed, captivated by it.

It's a small rechargeable robot vacuum cleaner and will allow you to clean the flat areas of your house without (much) intervention.

It works best with large empty rooms with light carpets and furniture.

It takes between 30 and 60 minutes to clean a room using a semi-random walk and will return to its docking station when it's finished. It will follow walls and often does a circuit of table and chair legs. Mine's never got stuck (yet) but can sometimes get behind or under something and can then take a while to extract itself. This is actually a good thing as it's cleaning all the time and so actually does the "hard to reach" places more thoroughly than the vast expanse of carpet in the middle of the room. It nudges light-coloured walls and furniture to make sure is gets as close to them as possible, but will crash into dark objects at full speed. I've not noted any damage (it has a smooth spring-loaded bumper) but it sometimes sounds as if it's having a fit. It detects stairs and will stop and back away. It will also untangle itself from cables but can pull light objects from tables. Lamps seem to be okay, but I've had cordless phones' docking stations pulled from tables.

It is programmable, with each day being able to be set for a different time.

Mine lives in the bedroom, and vacuums every day at 10am when I'm at work. By the time I come home it's back in its docking station and fully recharged. I then put it in another room (without its docking station - it has easily enough charge to do a room), and finally take it back to its docking station in the bedroom at night.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great timesaver 11 May 2011
I was more than a little sceptical that this would actually work, but I read the reviews on sites like these and decided to give it a try.

- Well worth it. Starts off from the docking station when I am at work 2 times a week, picks up all of the dust in the 3 rooms that I get it to clean, I just need to empty it after every clean (apparently)
- It does not clean my dark rug in the middle of the floor (it thinks that it is a set of stairs apparently)
- I keep it out of my bedroom (using the little lighthouse supplied) because I have a rug about 3/4 inch in height - it runs over the edges and actually pulls out many of the little hairs along the edges when the 2 main wheels straddle the edge
- It does seem like the unit is drunk, because it seems to jet around randomly HOWEVER it really does work!!

Would I recommend it - certainly!! The place has become dust free after just a few runs, and it will stay that way.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THOROUGH 14 April 2011
It is true something about the Roomba makes you want to name it AND give it your surname, but no seriously it may stem from the simple fact that it is a tiny brilliant piece of equipment and I cannot find fault with it.

I was led to believe that the larger traditional vacuum cleaner will have to be used at least once a week, it's been over a month and with three children in the house, we still haven't felt the need to use the old vacuum cleaner.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic - better than anything else I've tried 15 Sep 2011
I've had this product for six weeks now and am delighted with it. It picks up far more dust and grot than my expensive 'normal' vacuum cleaner, and all on its own. I just hit the 'clean' button and empty the bin/clean the brushes on a regular basis (takes about a minute, so not exactly onerous).

According to my electricity monitor, recharging costs less than 1p and the unit then operates efficiently for 90 minutes - a pretty nifty saving over an ordinary vacuum cleaner, especially if you need to clean regularly.

Can't recommend highly enough. Buy one.

Downside? Not quite the timesaver it could be: everyone sits and watches, fascinated by its antics!
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