How did you ever live without your dishwasher? The Roomba is here to make you feel the same way about cleaning your floors. Roomba, the first robotic vacuum available in the U.S., uses robotic technology to clean your floors and low-to-medium-pile carpets (the Roomba is not recommended on high-pile or shag carepts) with minimal effort on your part. Simply Roomba-proof the room you wish to clean (think of it as pre-rinsing your dishes) by picking up cords, toys, papers, etc., set it in the middle of the room, press a button and let it go! It even goes under most furniture, to get those otherwise uncleanable hard-to-reach places. Let it go at those dust-bunnies under your bed, or cat hair under the couch. Even if you store stuff under the bed, the Roomba will maneuver its way around, unless it''s extremely tightly packed (in which case you wouldn''t really clean under there anyway). The Roomba automatically pauses if picked up, making it safe around kids and pets. It also has cliff sensors that keep it from falling down any stairs to an untimely death.
The Roomba works by starting off in a spiral pattern, working its way around the floor/carpet. When it reaches a wall (it has a soft bumper to prevent damaging or scruffing your walls) it follows it to establish the room''s dimensions. While it''s following the wall, it uses its spinning side brush to move objects away from the wall into its suction path. Then it criss-crosses the room in straight lines for maximum cleaning coverage.
The Roomba cleans carpet, wood, linoleum, and tile and comes with an assortment of accessories to make it as effective as a regular vacuum. The Roomba has an agitator brush roll for picking up large debris, along with an edge-cleaning brush for getting into corners and angular areas.
The Roomba is great for anyone who either doesn''t want to push a vacuum (bachelors!) or can''t push a vacuum. Arthritis sufferers have found the Roomba to be a godsend.
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