Wednesday, May 26, 2010

We love our new Roomba!!

We've been researching and looking around for Roomba's for a while now. David looks on craigslist every day for good deals. We finally found one for a good price. It is a 400 series Roomba, which are the older models, but still work great. We went and picked it up this weekend. The lady said it needed a new battery, which are $30. David cleaned it out really good since there was a lot of dirt and lint stuff stuck in there. And guess what! It didn't need a battery at all! So we got a great deal. We spent $40 on this little guy. I have to say, I was a little skeptical. We have a lot of dog hair and grass that gets tracked into the house. You can run it while you are not home, but we really wanted to watch it in action. We just starred at him as he was working. I call it a him, because I already named him Rudy the Roomba. Check out this video of him in action. We put a treat on top of it so that you could see Molly with Rudy. She just backs away and tries to get out of his way.

We were very impressed on how he worked. It even came with these virtual walls you can set up if you want him to concentrate on a certain room. We focused on the front of the house one day and the back the next day. I would rate him a 9 out of 10. I wish he would be more intelligent on where he was vacuuming. The new models that are $300 plus actually scan the room and know how big it is and vacuum in a pattern. Yesterday before work I started a couple loads of laundry and turned on the Roomba. I felt like my house was cleaning itself while I was gone! I would highly recommend it! We feel like the Jetsons! I'll leave you with another video of Rudy in action.
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leah said...

thank you for taking the videos!! This thing still blows my mind a little, but how cool. You two are definitely the Jetsons :)

Lacey said...

That is SO COOL!!! and such a deal!!

Mock family said...

MEET GEORGE JETSON..... his boy Elroy! haha I wish he would stay in one area and clean that thoroughly.... but it is AWESOME! Rudy sounds very powerful, too. RUDY RUDY RUDY!

DudeMan135 said...

haha, too funny

Ginny said...

I can't believe you finally got one and at such a good deal. I sold a few in my days in retail sales. We use to set it up to do our vaccuming in the furniture department. It was esp good at getting under all the beds in the mattress dept.

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