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Old 12-28-2002, 07:20 PM
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Default pt reviews the roomba

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.insomedia.com/roomba/' target='_blank'>http://www.insomedia.com/roomba/</a><br /><br /></div>the <a href="http://www.roombavac.com/">roomba</a>, a robotic automatic vacuum cleaner, has been a very popular seller this holiday. pt gives it a spin and gives us a review, complete with pictures, links to other reviews, and even a video of the little guy running. check it out, with the time you might save you can spend even <i>more</i> time with your ppc's... and, on this site, of course.
 
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Old 12-28-2002, 07:53 PM
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Default I have one, too!

I love it... I actually bought one for my Daughter so that she didn't have to sweep every other day. (Is that bad?) Anyway, it does a great job.

I do have to say that I am jealous... in the video on his site, the Roomba cleans under a Segway!!! Why does he get one and I don't???

Cheers,

Bill
 
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Old 12-28-2002, 08:04 PM
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pt or wjsteele: Does it say anything about working on hard-wood floors? I'd like to get this if it doesn't scratch or damage hard wood.
 
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Old 12-28-2002, 08:31 PM
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Default Hard Wood Floors

It hasn't harmed any of the surfaces in my house. I have Hard Wood, Tile, Slate, Carpet as well as Vinal Flooring. It even handles the transisitions between them just fine.
 
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Old 12-28-2002, 08:57 PM
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I gave my wife the Roomba for Christmas. We were sick of picking up the dog hair in the front hall (ceramic tile) and off the medium-pile carpet everywhere.

It works VERY well, if you consider what it does. It does NOT do the deep cleaning a regular vacuum provides, but it makes a room "livable".

We love the thing, it works great, SUPER easy to use (a power switch and pressing one of three buttons), and it does a decent job picking stuff up. It is a tremendous time-saver since you can run it while tending to other chores.

It hasn't marked any of our walls, no harm to the floors as wjsteele mentioned, it's just damn nifty.

*Phil
 
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Old 12-28-2002, 11:02 PM
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pt or wjsteele: Does it say anything about working on hard-wood floors? I'd like to get this if it doesn't scratch or damage hard wood.
we only use ours on hardwood floors- it doesn't scratch, mar or damage the floors at all.

you can read about it all here:
http://www.roombavac.com/

cheers,
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Old 12-28-2002, 11:26 PM
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we only use ours on hardwood floors- it doesn't scratch, mar or damage the floors at all.

you can read about it all here:
http://www.roombavac.com/

cheers,
pt
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Old 12-29-2002, 03:16 AM
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Thanks for the tip on the Roomba! I hadn't even heard of it before today and already I bought one for my mom's birthday coming up in early January.
 
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Old 12-29-2002, 05:22 PM
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A friend just got one and we've been playing with it. So far it hasn't saved any time because we just sit around watching it work... 8)

It does a nice surface cleaning, as dangerwit said. Particularly useful on her tile floors since there are always a few dogs in the house leaving hair and dirt all over. And it even picked up a wadded $1 bill, paying 1% of it's price so far...
 
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Old 12-29-2002, 09:59 PM
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WOW. $199!?!?!? I can clearly give up my wifi router, PCMIA card, and CF Wireless wifi card instantly!

It doesnt justify the price, unfortunately.
 
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