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Offline GertlexTopic starter

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Roomba buying reference?
« on: April 22, 2011, 10:28:21 AM »
I aspire to own a Roomba.  Probably not just any roomba, since some are better than others.

In all likelihood, I will probably buy one when I see them for sale at www.woot.com .

In the meantime, however, it has occurred to me that if a roomba model is being sold, how do I determined if it's a roomba I would be happy with?  What I'm looking for is a nice summary of all the roomba models (semi-recent, at least, up to the current ones) that lets me compare them without using my reading comprehension skills (aka reading 5 paragraphs about each bot, then doing the comparisons myself...).

Roomba comparisons like how Consumer Reports does product comparisons would be perfect.

Anyone know of something like this online?

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Re: Roomba buying reference?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2011, 12:50:37 PM »
Here's a possible solution to your problem... Don't buy a Roomba, buy a Neato XV-11. Essentially the same guts but with 5Hz, 360 degree scanning LIDAR goodness!

When you read about the Neato you won't be happy with a Roomba, and since there is only one Neato model no comparisons are necessary...

HTH  ;)

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Re: Roomba buying reference?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011, 11:56:37 AM »
I'll look into those ones, too.  Thanks.

Anyone else seen anything?
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