Are iRobot Roombas Worth It?

You come back home from work and the floor is clean (again)…and it’s the same thing tomorrow, and day after tomorrow, and whenever you want it to be. If you feel like this, you probably have one of those robot vacuum cleaners! And (according to many) if you want the best you buy Roomba (and you pay some good money for it). Is Roomba robotic vacuum worth the money? Let’s see what our analysis says… 

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iRobot Roombas – Why are they considered as one of the best?

The Roomba iRobot family offers a wide selection of robots for vacuuming and mopping, so if you need to choose the right one it is actually not a simple task given the wide range of models. The iRobots technology keeps improving with every following model. Latest model robots’ technology makes it even easier to explore and recognize your space, it uses advanced techniques to free your living space from pet hair, it empties its own container…and does lot more really cool and smart things.

Considering that Roomba iRobots come in a price range from around $275 and go up to a $1000! With a lot of competition out there, the key question is “are iRobots worth the money?”.

First, we will avoid giving it an evaluation according to what promotions say about the Roomba machines. Of course, when you look at the specs of any Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner you will see top notch technology solutions and industry leading ideas, and that shouldn’t be questioned at any point. But, according to Amazon reviews (and it’s usually 20k+ reviews), any iRobot you pick will have the score rating of 4 to 5 stars, with most having around 4.5 stars! That’s a great rating for any product and with such high volume of rates, it speaks for itself.

Our test sample was iRobot Roomba 675 (this product has rating score of 4.4, on 68,704 ratings!). Does it do the job it says will do – yes. Does it do it on the high efficiency – yes. Do we like it – definitely yes. Does it cost a lot of money – unfortunately yes…this model comes with the starting price of $245! Other cons of this model (and seems other Roomba models as well) are it doesn’t work or at least do well on shaggy carpets, some models (like 675) could have more suction power.

Final answer to the main question – is it worth the money? – yes, BUT…there are alternatives, other smaller brands that will give you more for the same money, or be cheaper without compromising the quality, and still do a fairly good job!

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What are the alternatives and how good are they?

Big brand names aside (Samsung, Roborock, Robovac, AEG…), two brands definitely mentioning and paying attention to are Xiaomi and ACEKOOL.

Xiaomi (and it’s subbrands Mijia, Dreame…) should maybe go with the above mentioned big brands, Xiaomi is one of the leaders in Smartphone industry, but their home products line is definitely worth giving attention to! Their technology is always in the top, quality is not far behind if not even equal and as good as any other robot vacuum cleaner out there… And the price is also there, close to those big brand names. But still, every now and then you can get it on some super promotion deals for very good price, way lower than brand name competitors.

ACEKOOL is the smaller, relatively new brand name in the consumer electronics industry, focused on home appliances. Acekool Automatic Robot Vacuum Smart Strong Suction Cleaner, at the hot deal, comes at the whooping $99.99 price!

Key specs of ACEKOOL Robot Vacuum Cleaner:

  • Upgraded FreeMove Technology;
  • 1700Pa suction Serious Cleaning Power;
  • Smart App & Easy Control;
  • 4 Clean Modes Your Needs;
  • A 550ml dustbin stores more debris.
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Upgraded FreeMove Technology

Upgraded 6D built-in anti-collision infrared sensors help the robot vacuum sense the surrounding situation in 360 degrees. This can help the robot vacuum cleaner detect probable stuck areas and adjust the cleaning path automatically.

Serious Cleaning Power

Maximum suction power of1700Pa suction easily lifts dirt from floors, and automatic Carpet Boost ensures every carpet gets max power.

Smart App & Easy Control

You can easily create a home clean schedule, change the clean mode, and control the clean direction by using the TUYA app. The automatic vacuum cleaner robot is also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant.

4 Clean Modes Your Needs

Vacuum Cleaner Robot offers 4 clean modes including ➊Auto clean, ➋Spot clean, ➌Edge clean, ➍Zigzag clean. Freely switch among different modes and power levels as you want via the TUYA App.

Size Does Matter

A 550ml dustbin stores more debris, making it easier to tackle large spaces or just empty it lest often.


Robot vacuum cleaners are a treasure everyone should have

OK, it’s 100% subjective statement, it sounds like that and it is like that… But it is also 100% honest! Robotic vacuum cleaners are one of those gadgets that you buy cause it looks attractive and useful, time consuming, and like “OMG, this is what I need” product…and in this case it really it like that!
If your budget is limited, and even if it’s not, you can afford a great quality robot vacuum cleaner (such as ACEKOOL) under $100. Don’t let the price discourage you! It maybe is not on the Roomba or Samsung level, but it is not far behind and it is definitely winning in the value-for-money category.


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