“Robot vacuums seemed like they belong only to the sci-fi movies in the past. Not anymore they are here and quite common in the modern household. You can find robot vacuums in all sizes and shapes today. Having a vacuum bot was like a dream for me since the day I hear about them.”
I was honestly sceptical about the performance before buying one for myself. But I loved the idea of having a robot at my home for cleaning. I mean, how cool is that? I didn’t want to jump into the water without knowing the depths. First, I did some research about robot vacuums.
Then only I found the iRobot company. Their reputation in taking care of customers’ homes runs back for 30 years. Among the wide range of robot vacuums available in the iRobot company, there was one robot vacuum I felt ideal for my home. That is iRobot Roomba i6+ (6550) Robot Vacuum.
I was excited on the day it finally received at my doorstep. There were numerous things I wanted to test out by myself with this robot. Now it has been few weeks since the day Robot Vacuum started cleaning. Let me share my experience with you.
First Clean Home then Itself
If I have to give a reason to select Roomba i6+ Robot Vacuum, this comes first. Unlike in other Robot Vacuums, you don’t have to clean the dirt collecting unit every day with Roomba i6+ Robot Vacuum. The base of the Roomba i6+ automatically empties the dirt collecting unit after docking itself. What you have to do is empty the base after 60 days.
Certainly ignoring vacuuming the floor for two months sounds dreamy to me. And I’m enjoying it.
Very Good at Cleaning
Roomba i6+ Robot Vacuum is no joke when it comes to cleaning. It’s fascinating how it does not feel tired after working the whole day. But robots don’t have such issues, and that’s the best thing about them.
My Robot Vacuum has 10x powerlifting suction and dual multi-surface rubber brushes with it. Dirt, debris and pet hair do not have any chance of escape when these two are working together. The cleaning head of Roomba i6+ can adjust its height automatically. This method allows rubber brushes to stay closer to the surface no matter what.
Whether your floor is a carpet or hard floor, dirt will not find its escape from your Robot Vacuum.
Never Miss a Spot or Get Lost
With the vSLAM® navigation technology, Roomba i6+ Robot Vacuum effectively captures precise measurements of the room for accurate navigation. Obstacle avoidance with sensitive sensors is unbelievably good in this Robot Vacuum. I didn’t see my Roomba i6+ tipping over any of the vases kept on the floor.
Do the Cleaning with Your Smartphone
Because Roomba i6+ Robot Vacuum connects to the same WiFi network that you connected your smartphone, you can control it with the iRobot app. Until the day to empty the base, you don’t have to lift a finger for your Robot Vacuum.
What Can You Do with the Smartphone App?
- Flakes under the table – You can mark a specific area inside a room for your Roomba i6+ Robot Vacuum to clean. So it will not wander around the whole room but only take care of the mess.
- Know your Home – You can feed the map of your home to the Robot vacuum through Imprint Smart Mapping technology. After that, your Roomba i6+ knows the difference between kitchen and living room.
- No entry zones – Are there places that you need your robot to stay away? No worries app allows you to mark keep out zones in your home.
- Recharge and back to work – There are times your Robot Vacuum runs out of juice while working. But this intelligent device will go back to its station itself and get the necessary charge to complete the task at hand.
- Cleaning Tips – The app will suggest to you when to clean by gathering data from the environment. For example, when the pollen count is high iRobot app will tell you to do extra cleaning.
Do You Have Pets?
You know how messy your floor can get if you own a cat or a dog. Especially during your pet’s shedding season, you can’t ignore the vacuum process. Roomba i6+ Robot Vacuum recognizes these patterns. And won’t let your home get all messy with your pet hair. Unlike other robots, Roomba i6+ don’t get tangled in fur and hair.
Mop Your Floor After Vacuuming
Have you heard about the best tag team in the world? They are Roomba i6+ and Braava jet m6 robots. If you own both robots, Imprint Link Technology allows you to send both robots in sync to mop the floor after vacuuming the floor.
You don’t have to be in the same room or at home to tell your robot to start cleaning. You can schedule the work for your Roomba i6+ through the smartphone. Whether it is day or night, Robot Vacuum will continue his work silently. But if it’s the night, the room has to be lit for Roomba i6+ to work.
Say the Word
If you have Alexa or Google Home Assitant at your home, you can give them the command to operate your Roomba i6+ Robot Vacuum. These are some voice commands you can try out.
- “Alexa, ask Roomba® to start cleaning.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba® to stop cleaning.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba® where it is?”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba® to go home.”
- “Alexa, ask Roomba® to schedule cleaning.”
Giving these voice command are satisfying than you can imagine.
Is It Noisy?
You can’t hear much noise when Roomba i6+ is cleaning your floor. So you can read a book while staying in the same room with your Robot Vacuum. It will not break your peace. But when his base is emptying the Roomba i6+’s dirt unit, it can get noisy. I also got startled by this the first time. But it only lasts few seconds.
First, my hype was all about owning a robot. When Roomba i6+ started cleaning, I realized its true nature. Roomba i6+ do keep a home clean. I have kids and a dog. Because of Roomba i6+, my life has become a lot easier now.
Are you looking for a good Robot Vacuum for your home? You don’t have to look around a lot because iRobot Roomba i6+ (6550) Robot Vacuum is at the top of the list.