Knowledgebase: Robot Vacuum and Floor Cleaner FAQ
5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Posted by (JG) RobotShop inc. on 22 Jun 2012 09:32 AM
Since the day robotic vacuums were introduced, household cleaning was changed forever. Due to their sleek design and advanced technological concept, people are hitting the market to purchase their own robot vacuum cleaner. But is the device worth it? Check out the most common reasons why you yourself should consider getting your own robot vacuum cleaner.|
Let’s face it, cleaning is hard and nobody wants to do it. Getting a maid doesn’t come cheap nowadays. With the robotic vacuum cleaner, you’ll get your living room, and any room for that matter, spic and span in no time. Its features are that of the regular upright vacuum, only better. The robotic vacuum has different accessories, like brushes, filters, cleaning mechanisms, and all within a sturdy casing, ensuring the best operation possible.
Ease of Use
The robot vacuum is of course, automatic. Some new models do come with a square front to be able to clean deep into corners without the necessity of a side brush. It will work unattended. Turn it on, leave it cleaning, come back and you’ll find the room sparkling clean. No special switches or configurations needed. Just press the button, and the robotic vacuum will start cleaning without supervision. It paces the room randomly, using its random algorithm programming technology. It may cover the same spot many times. It would also recharge on it own if it goes low on battery power. No need to worry about looking for it after it’s done cleaning. It would just be on its docking station waiting for you for its next scheduled assignment.
This domestic robot is a flat, disk-shaped device. It’s flat so it can go under furniture. It would reach all those places a normal vacuum can’t. So there’s no need to move sofas, stools, and low-set tables. The robot vacuum is made disk-shaped so it can go around furniture’s legs and wall corners effectively, cleaning as it goes. It also features a bumper to absorb possible collision with a solid object along its way.
The concept behind these robotic vacuums is similar to what the army uses to clear land mines. This robotic vacuum contains multiple sensors that detect dirt to suck it in. The sensors also make possible to go toward the dirtier part of the room, clean it repeatedly till there’s none detected. Plus, these sensors prevent give them enough intelligence to not fall down steps and stairs. And with the virtual wall device that comes with it, it won’t go outside an open doorway.
Robots, just by their connotation, must be real expensive. Owning one robot for personal use seems like a luxury. Well, not these ones. Believe it or not, iRobot’s Roomba 500-700 series only range from $420 to $720 CAD. The Neato XV-11 and XV-21 Robotic Vacuums are below $450 CAD. While the Infinuvo Cleanmate models start at ~$170 CAD. It has indeed become affordable.
These are just some of the reasons that may urge you to get your own robotic vacuum cleaner. Just imagine the time you’ll save vacuuming your house’s entire floor area. You can do something else with all that time you should have spent cleaning. And in this fast changing world, time saved is definitely worth the price.