This third generation of robotic vacuum cleaner comes with a sealed chassis, bigger wheels, and a more powerful motor than its predecessors.
Its onboard scheduling feature allows you up to seven settings. This means that you can set the vacuum to have its job complete by the time you arrive home from work.
The recharging/docking station is compact enough to be placed nearly anywhere. You can place it under furniture if you want your Roomba hidden from sight (try doing that with your traditional vacuum cleaner).
It also comes with two virtual walls so it’s easier to keep it in the room you want it to stay in.
What Customers Like
- First and foremost consumers of this product love that they are not stuck pushing a vacuum back and forth.
- The biggest fans of the product seem to be pet owners, they extoll the benefits of scheduling a daily vacuuming to keep the floors free of pet hair.
- The battery can last long enough to clean four average size rooms before requiring recharging.
- It automatically adjusts to differing heights; this means it can go from carpet to wood and back to carpet as required.
- It may sound silly, but customers with cats liked the fact that their cats thought it was a toy, which kept them occupied.
- Many consumers reported that the Roomba is fun to watch.
What Customers Did Not Like
- A few customers complained that it was louder than expected.
- It can get caught up in loose cords, wire, or string. Although it comes with an anti-tassel feature to release itself from this situation, it is still best if consumers are aware of what is on the floor and pick up these types of hazards, prior to use.
- The angle of certain furniture legs causes Roomba 560 to climb and topple over.
It was very difficult to find bad reviews or specific things that customers did not like about this product. For those of you who read reviews, you know that is rare.
Consumers love the durability and efficiency of this little device.
The fact that it will self dock after it completes its cleaning or simply needs recharging, can make it difficult to remember to empty the dust bin. Many customers recommend upgrading to the Aerovac dustbin as it holds more than the original dustbin.
The Roomba 560 performs its designated function, of vacuuming, with glowing success. Consumers did report that upon initial cleaning, the dustbin required several trips to the trash can before it could complete a room. This seemed to be an indication that the suction power on this device was better than that of their previous models.
One warning: customers who purchase refurbished versions recommend purchasing a new battery. Refurbished models generally contain the original battery and tend to run out of juice faster.
Overall, most customers were very satisfied with their purchase of the iRobot Roomba 560, and the refurbished version, praising it for offering such great value at a reasonable price. Definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a hands-off approach to keeping your floors clean without breaking the bank.