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Posted: 10/21/2016 8:43:26 AM EDT
I know the Roomba gets a ton of attention, but from everything I've read and been told the Neato is by far the better option.

I'm thinking of getting a Neato because no matter the time of year my dogs shed and there is always hair somewhere and it sucks.

Thoughts?
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 8:52:32 AM EDT
Asking about vacuum cleaners and then says.... it sucks....
I see what you did there...
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 8:55:16 AM EDT
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Asking about vacuum cleaners and then says.... it sucks....
I see what you did there...
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Hey, at least I didn't find a way to turn this discussion political.....
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 8:55:51 AM EDT
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No experience with the Neato, but I had a Roomba - the pet edition - for a while. It was awesome at first but then it would get bound up with dog hair. Mind you, it would run every day and my dogs shed so much, we'd also Swiffer the floors (all hardwood) every day. So, the house was kept neat. I ended up having to take it apart every month or so to clean the dog hair out of the wheels and brushes. After so many times of doing that, it stopped working as well. I'd imagine that were it not for the dog hair, it would have been better.

ETA - Also, our sofa was the perfect height that the sensor didn't see it and the robot would go half way under it and get stuck. We ended up scooting the coffee table all the way to the sofa each day before we left and that helped, but occasionally it would still make its way through the area the coffee table didn't cover.

As FDE said, you'll learn these things as you go.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 8:58:08 AM EDT
I have a Neato XV-21, owned it for about two years now.

I really like it. You'll have a learning curve of "robot-proofing" your home, and also have to remember to pick up anything on the floor unless you want to come home to a robot stuck on a sock or something.

I have a cat, and he doesn't really shed a lot, but I'm always pretty impressed by how much fur it picks up every time it runs.

The longevity of the filters and batteries, at least with Neato, is impressive. I had a Roomba before and it died far sooner than the Neato did...
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 9:01:25 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By FlatDarkEarf:
I have a Neato XV-21, owned it for about two years now.

I really like it. You'll have a learning curve of "robot-proofing" your home, and also have to remember to pick up anything on the floor unless you want to come home to a robot stuck on a sock or something.

I have a cat, and he doesn't really shed a lot, but I'm always pretty impressed by how much fur it picks up every time it runs.

The longevity of the filters and batteries, at least with Neato, is impressive. I had a Roomba before and it died far sooner than the Neato did...
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I think the XV-21 was the one I was looking at. I want something to keep the floors clean between big cleanings. We have a maid service that comes once a month, but I always find that I'm vacuuming tons in between their visits. Having one less thing to take up weekend time would be cool.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 9:09:03 AM EDT
Neato owner here. I got it from Woot.com for like $150 for a refurbished unit. It has worked great. We have a cat and dog so we setup a cleaning schedule for M-F while we are at work.

You have to pickup the house and keep things like lamp/computer cords cleared. The dust bin is a little small, you just have to remember to empty it when you get home.

It works great on hard floors, not sure about carpet (we don't have any besides an area rug).
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 9:13:58 AM EDT
I have an ILike from Amazon. Damdest cleaning machine. I have two 100 Weims in the house and it does a fantastic job. Run a couple hours every day. I can't believe what it finds even after the house is sparklingly clean.

Link Posted: 10/21/2016 9:19:53 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Global_Cooling:
Neato owner here. I got it from Woot.com for like $150 for a refurbished unit. It has worked great. We have a cat and dog so we setup a cleaning schedule for M-F while we are at work.

You have to pickup the house and keep things like lamp/computer cords cleared. The dust bin is a little small, you just have to remember to empty it when you get home.

It works great on hard floors, not sure about carpet (we don't have any besides an area rug).
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Most of my main floor is hard wood and tile. I have carpet in my bedroom (main floor) and an area rug in my office.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 9:39:31 AM EDT
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Bought a Samsung from Home Depot. Was 999 and was on sale for almost half price. We have a blue heeler in the house and "Rosie" has been great at keeping the hair balls to a minimum. We love it.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 9:44:14 AM EDT
Wife has one of the more expensive Roombas. She loves it and it seems to do a good job. I don't fully trust it so I placed a small block of C4 inside it with a remote detonator, just in case Skynet goes live and it tries to turn on us.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 9:44:32 AM EDT
I bought the $250 one on the Amazon sale. It's amazing at how well it works.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 9:45:59 AM EDT
I call her Hoover.........
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 9:48:08 AM EDT
We have a Roomba. Doesn't substitute a regular vacuum but it's great for getting loose pet hair. And it forces you to pick up
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 10:02:14 AM EDT
What's the RANGE on these machines? We bought some crappy one and you needed a repeater in every freekin room. Eventually we just stopped using it.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 10:08:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By triburst1:
Wife has one of the more expensive Roombas. She loves it and it seems to do a good job. I don't fully trust it so I placed a small block of C4 inside it with a remote detonator, just in case Skynet goes live and it tries to turn on us.
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Great. Now skynet can chase you with C4. You better believe skynet will take over that too!
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 10:14:02 AM EDT
Wife bought a 780 (IIRC). It does well on our floors and shedding dog. But all our floors are hardwood and tile.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 10:14:23 AM EDT
Two roomba 880s . Love them.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 10:16:09 AM EDT
I bought a used(not refurbished) Neato XV signature from Amazon. I replaced the batteries and upgraded to the Pro brush. It gets hung up on toys in the kids room, but that can't be blamed on the robot. If this one dies, I'll replace it with another

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Link Posted: 10/21/2016 10:20:22 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By tveddy:
Great. Now skynet can chase you with C4. You better believe skynet will take over that too!
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Originally Posted By triburst1:
Wife has one of the more expensive Roombas. She loves it and it seems to do a good job. I don't fully trust it so I placed a small block of C4 inside it with a remote detonator, just in case Skynet goes live and it tries to turn on us.
Great. Now skynet can chase you with C4. You better believe skynet will take over that too!

Better to install the remote power cutter from 2010. Then don't lose your little red calculator.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 10:31:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By donnieR32:
I know the Roomba gets a ton of attention, but from everything I've read and been told the Neato is by far the better option.

I'm thinking of getting a Neato because no matter the time of year my dogs shed and there is always hair somewhere and it sucks.

Thoughts?
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I have a Neato, and my parents have one of the Roomba......the Neato is much better, and does a much better job of cleaning. The Neato actually scans the rooms and figures out a plan to make the most efficient cleaning path. The Roomba just drives around and takes random paths and directions bouncing all over the place. When the roomba is done cleaning, the paths are all zig-zagged around the carpet....the Neato leaves nice, straight, organized paths across the carpet.

Get a Neato
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 10:34:46 AM EDT
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