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If you love your dogs and cats but not the pet hair, the iRobot Roomba 650 robot vacuum cleaner is worth considering. This iRobot model uses a patented cleaning system that removes clingy animal hair and dirt from hard surface floors and carpeting.

The first stage of the Roomba’s cleaning system involves agitating embedded debris. The cleaner is equipped with a side brush that cleans along the wall while a counter-rotating brush removes dirt from the floor directly underneath. Next, its powerful airflow extracts dirt using straight suction. It then efficiently fills the dust bin from back to front so that it can hold more gunk. Unfortunately, the Roomba uses an AeroVac filter instead of a HEPA filter, which is disappointing since HEPA filters are better at removing allergens.

The iRobot Roomba 650 has a combination of sensors that guide it. The sensors direct it along wall edges and under couches, and help it navigate around obstacles.

This robot vacuum cleaner has on-board scheduling which allows you to preset the times you want your robot to clean. You can program it to clean up to seven times per week. It will even work while you are away. It has a virtual wall that emits an infrared light that the cleaner will not cross so you don’t have to worry about it going places it is not supposed to go.

Although this robotic vacuum does not have an automatic height adjustment feature, it will still clean hard surface flooring and carpeting. However, be aware that if you have dark colored carpeting with navy blue or black shades, this cleaner will not work well. The machine will go around rather than over dark pigments.

You will get a remote control for programming and changing your settings. It comes with a charging base, and when the battery is running low, it will automatically return to its base by itself.

This cleaner is only 3.6 inches tall, so it will go places an upright vacuum can’t, including under beds and couches. It weighs just over 7 pounds and measures approximately 13 inches around. Rubber bumpers surround it on every side, ensuring that it doesn’t leave scuff marks on furniture and floor boards.

The Roomba comes with a one-year warranty. The website has a telephone number, email contact information and live chat. It also has videos tutorials and online manuals, as well as a help library for frequently asked questions.

iRobot Roomba 650 Summary:
9.5/10

The iRobot Roomba 650 is a great lightweight vacuum cleaner, and the patented cleaning system makes it helpful for cleaning up after your pets. It has a strong suction capacity and will work hard to keep your floors clean so you don’t have to.

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iRobot Roomba 650

Pros
The Roomba 650 is designed with pet owners in mind and has a unique brush design that removes hair from your floors.

Cons
It does not have a HEPA filter, so if you have allergies, it is not ideal.

The Verdict
: 9.5/10

With its ability to lift clingy hair and dirt with its powerful suction motor, it will do a good job of helping you maintain a clean home.