iRobot Roomba 650 - a high price for dexterous cleaner
I have embraced an opportunity to compare Roomba 620 and 650, I'd like to share my ideas on my testing results. The first one was Roomba 650, and I was astonished immediately how silent it was. I was watching TV while it was rambling around.
Roomba 650 Pros & Cons
- Design plays here not the last role due to a hidden handle on the top, it’s easy to carry it around the house
- Not all expensive models include replacement filter, but it does, so I can save extra money
- It always returned on its dock after each cleaning, so it didn't get lost and I didn't need to put it on its place
- It got confused by the shape of my living room. It is square, but it confused a cupboard with the wall and turned away, as a result, I returned it manually
- I noticed that some stuff like hair or threads caught in brushes rather than into a dustbin
- It went over one spot multiple of times, but then missed leaves fallen off a plant, so next time I had to sweep up beforehand
iRobot Roomba 620 - a reasonable purchase
This model is pleasantly cheaper in comparison Roomba 620 vs 650 and did its work flawlessly, but I constantly must have supervised it because it is used to sticking and stumbled upon borders and margins.
Roomba 620 Pros & Cons:
- It has twice a larger dustbin, so it takes bigger amount of dirt at ones and I empty it frequently which used to bother me
- I thought that the cheaper model would have a weak battery, but it was almost fully charged after 90 minutes of work. So, one charge would be enough for 2 cleanings of my apartment
- I was concerned about corners but despite being bigger than majority of iRobots, it managed to clean all of them decently
- It stuck under a chair because its battery ran out after 2 lame attempts to go in other directions. Thus it should be permanently under control, in case it needs to be rescued
- It can't determine amount of time the spot requires, so it can leave some patches unfinished
- Then charging confused me. It didn't have any light indicators, so it was not clear the percentage of battery and for how long it would charge
Do you still hesitate between Roomba 620 and 650?
If you are still choosing iRobot Roomba 620 or iRobot Roomba 650, check up more of my Roomba 650 comparisons to other models, including results from my own practical testing of that models. This will be more helpful than dry figures in a comparison chart.
Roomba 620 has bigger battery capacity than 650 (3000 versus 26060 mAH, respectively) and shorter charging time (3 vs 5 hours), but Roomba 650 has air filtration and time scheduling function.
You have to supervise Roomba 620 - it's the main vice, but Roomba 650 has smaller using area in comparison to Roomba 620 (1000 vs 800 square feet).
At first, draw attention to Roomba 650 because it is quiet and has innovative and convenient design, but if you don't want to waste money on display, air filtration and have an opportunity to replace a device when it gets stuck, take then Roomba 620.