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Old 02-22-2021, 05:13 PM   #81
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Been following a reddit forum called r/roomba for Roomba & Other Robotic Vacs.

There seem to be a lot of complaints for Roomba models that can map, with worsening problems after a firmware update (gets forced on you). It takes a support call to get them to roll things back.

I'd dig much deeper if getting an advanced model of anything robotic. It turns out my Roomba i3+ is much simpler and isn't subject to many bugs in software since it lacks advanced features.

In the Roomba software, the default is for double-sweep of an area. Once you get dust under control you can increase battery run time (depends on model batttery) by going to single sweep. There is also an in-between setting called "Adaptive" but I found that justs wastes battery.
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Last week we had our wood floors refinished. On Wednesday the guy who's doing the work came with a roomba story. While he was at our house working, his dog got sick and dumped diarrhea at both the front door and the back door. His roomba sucked as much of it up as it could while tracking the rest all over the house.
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Last week we had our wood floors refinished. On Wednesday the guy who's doing the work came with a roomba story. While he was at our house working, his dog got sick and dumped diarrhea at both the front door and the back door. His roomba sucked as much of it up as it could while tracking the rest all over the house.
Good story. I read a similar cat story on reddit.
It's also fun if the robot knocks over a box of powder and starts sucking. I've heard.
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I’ve purchased three different robot vacuums now. A Eufy 30C MAx ($199), an Ecovacs T8 AIVI ($850), and a Wyze Robotic Vacuum ($199).

I ended up returning the Eufy because it stopped working after a few months. I returned the Ecovacs because while it had some nice features it simply wasn’t worth the money, and the software was really buggy.

I still think the Wyze vacuum is the one to beat. They just raised the price to $249 so it’s not quite as good of a deal, but it’s still the cheapest vacuum you can buy with LIDAR, and it does almost everything the more expensive vacuums do for a fraction of the price.
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