Roomba vs. regular vacuum

Roombas are magical little robot vacuum cleaners. But are they better than a regular vacuum? Lauren Goode breaks it down.


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28 thoughts on “Roomba vs. regular vacuum

  • March 13, 2018 at 9:27 pm


  • March 14, 2018 at 3:01 am

    So, there is perception (used in marketing & selling new products) but then there is realization or reality, So, these robotic vacuums are cusumer driven, and highly sold during holidays. But, I do like Roomba disclaimer, what to expect in owning a robotic vacuum. So, they let the customer know what to expect in owning their product. And, I do think Roomba has the market in selling their robotic vacuums . They are not for everybody. Best to buy an inexpensive model first, before putting out larger funds. Don;t forget there is daily or semi weekly maintenance in emptying these units. And, pick up things laying on the floors, such as string, toys, obstructions, electrical cables. Things that can hinder them from cleaning. My wife own a different bran and she likes it. But, I don't like anything that requires so much maintenance.

  • April 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Roomba+Hand held vacuum is all u need for a clean house

  • April 9, 2018 at 6:45 am

    So I chanced upon this series just now, and just love it! Love the fun way in which the comparisons are broken down. And got to admit- that's some great acting!

  • April 17, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    They called those letters “T”.
    You don’t use an owl to dry off do you?
    Did you watch My Name is Earl thinking it was about a turtle?
    Button ,pronounced buh-ton buh-tin ,not buh-in.
    Curtain, pronounced cur-tin or cur-ton , not cur-in

  • April 30, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    My bot is named Botti Bertie; she does a far better job and reaches into areas that I don't. Worth every $$ of my investment.

  • May 13, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Robot vacuum's great for maintaining clean floors. Great video. Greetings from the UK.

  • May 22, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    I am rich, so i get both lol

  • June 9, 2018 at 11:45 am

    You don't use a dust cleaner to dust the corners. You use a nano-technologically engineered dust cloth.

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