iRobot Roomba 650

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If you are looking for a small yet powerful vacuum robot cleaner for under $500, the iRobot Roomba 650 could be a strong competitor. This robot cleaner costs $399.99 and it comes with several impressive features. It feels great to have a vacuum cleaner that can be scheduled to clean at specific times and one that doesn't need to be manually charged. It can also avoid stairs and other surfaces that have sharp drop-offs. Even though it doesn't come with many accessories such as boundary markers or virtual lighthouse, it still delivers good results with each use, especially when it…

iRobot Roomba 650 Ratings

Carpet Performance
Hard Floor Performance
Features
Run time
Charge time

VERY GOOD

If you are looking for a compact and easy to use robot cleaner, the Roomba 650 model could work for you. The overall performance is great, although the run time is a bit short (only 1 hour) . Another drawback is the fact that the device lacks in features.

User Rating: 4.58 ( 9 votes)

If you are looking for a small yet powerful vacuum robot cleaner for under $500, the iRobot Roomba 650 could be a strong competitor. This robot cleaner costs $399.99 and it comes with several impressive features. It feels great to have a vacuum cleaner that can be scheduled to clean at specific times and one that doesn’t need to be manually charged. It can also avoid stairs and other surfaces that have sharp drop-offs. Even though it doesn’t come with many accessories such as boundary markers or virtual lighthouse, it still delivers good results with each use, especially when it comes to picking up dust and dirt from hardwood surfaces. There are many things that need to be mentioned about the iRobot 650 model, so if you want to find out more check out the article below.

Technical specifications

In order to turn on the device, tap the power button that is located on the top of the device. Once it turns green the device is ready to use. If the light turns yellow this means that the battery is getting low; red means the battery is dead and it needs to be recharged. To recharge the Roomba 650 press the dock button and the vacuum cleaner will return to the dock to charge the batteries. This model needs not more than 2 hours to charge. Once the battery is full it will run for almost 1 hour.


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Features

The most important thing you should know about this iRobot model is that it has the ability to clean dirt, debris and even pet hair. It comes with a three-stage cleaning system that use high suction power to remove debris from the floor. The sensoring system is specially designed to pick the dirtiest areas of flooring and focus on cleaning the areas more precisely, ensuring the every part of the floor is sparkly clean. If you are very busy and you don’t have time to program the cleaning device, you can schedule it to run during specific hours and choose between the 7 cleaning sessions, to find one that will be more appropriate for your needs.

Performance

This compact device can get underneath furniture with a lot of ease and even though it’s small it’s powerful and very efficient at cleaning debris from the carpet or hardwood floor. This model is suitable for hardwood floors because it is very fast when it comes to picking up dirt from floors, especially from areas that are harder to reach with a traditional vacuum robot (underneath the bed, bookcase or kitchen appliances). This unit features two brushes: one that has bristle and the other one that is entirely made out of rubber and they both work together to deliver better results with each use. We like that you can program the device to use the spot cleaning function to focus on a certain area. You can use this device for cleaning debris from rugs and carpets but avoid using it on a very thick or shaggy carpet as it can tip over many times.

Maintenance and Ease of Use

When it comes to maintaining the unit in a proper condition, you need to put a little effort into cleaning and taking care of the unit. In order to clean the device, all you have to do is to push a lever and pull out the dust bin that is placed just underneath. The next and final step is to empty the dirt and debris from the container in a garbage bin. The filters that retain the dust particles can be washed from time to time but it’s more recommended to replace with new ones if you want to ensure that the Roomba keeps delivering great results with each use. All in all, the Roomba 650 model is simple to maintain and to use as well because you can set it automatically to run specific programs or program it to vacuum at a specific time. After all who wouldn’t love to come after a long and busy day from work to find clean floors?

Design and Accessories

Robot vacuum cleaners are generally very compact and light. Most of these units don’t weight more than 10 pounds so there will be no problem if you want to carry it and place it in another room. At just under 8 pounds, this unit is one of the lightest units in its price range. This compact device is very efficient at keeping your carpets and hardwood floors clean. The overall design is simple yet modern and classy. Because it is black with only a hint of yellow it is much easier to maintain and it will look nice for a long time because stains and scratches are not as visible on dark surfaces.

Warranty and Support

Generally speaking, iRobot offers the same warranty trial for all of their robot vacuum. So, this iRobot model will also benefit from a 1 year warranty on the robot and a 6 month warranty on the battery. If you encounter problems you can contact the iRobot representatives online, on their official page or via telephone and e-mail.

Final Thoughts

If you have read the review for this model, you have probably noticed that this is one of the most efficient robot vacuums available on the market. It offers some great features, including the sensoring system which is specially designed to clean the dirtiest areas of flooring and focus on picking up debris from areas that are harder to reach with a conventional cleaner. All in all, if you are looking to purchase a powerful vacuum robot , then you might want to consider this incredible unit that comes at a fair price, considering how well it performs.

PROS
CONS
  • Very easy to program
  • Tendency to get stuck
  • Pet hair pickup
 
  • Long battery life
 
  • Able to detect furniture, stairs and cords
 

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Comments (10)

  • Pamela

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    Does the robot return to the dock on its own when the batteries need to be recharged?

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    • Vincent Patch

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      When the battery of the iRobot starts to run out of power, you have to press the dock button. Once you do this, the robot will return to the docking station on its own. Therefore, the operation needs your interference.

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  • Carla

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    Hello! I am thinking about purchasing this device, but I was wondering if it can be used on carpets or only on hard surfaces?

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    • Maurice Sparks

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      Hello, Carla! You can use this unit for cleaning debris from rugs and carpets, but you should avoid using it on a very thick or shaggy carpet.

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  • Andrew

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    Can it clean under sofas or beds?

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    • Vincent Patch

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      The low profile of this robot vacuum makes it perfect for cleaning under furniture pieces. Of course, this depends on the height from the floor to the specific furniture piece. Keeping in mind that it has a 3.6-inch height, it will be able to vacuum with ease under furniture pieces that are at least 4 inches off the ground.

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  • Michael

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    I have six cats and two dogs who all shed a lot of fur. Since I bought this device last Christmas, I haven’t had any issues with pet hair because the vacuum sucks it all up.

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  • Martha

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    Does a very good job all over the house. I strongly recommend it.

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  • Amira

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    Hello! I’m planning to buy a vacuum cleaner under $500. How much does this model cost?

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    • Maurice Sparks

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      Hello, Amira! This is exactly what you need. This unit costs only $399.99 and it comes with several impressive features.

      Reply

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