"great sweeping/vacuuming robot"4.5 starson by mara_z
Pros: delivers as promised, schedule it to run when you're not home
Cons: needs regular maintenance
Summary: We purchased a Roomba 530 a week ago and so far it is great. We have laminate floors, carpet and rugs, and two cats, and it cleans everything very well. You can schedule the Roomba to run while you are away. The lighthouse helps guide it from room to room, or keeps it out of an area. It can occassionaly get stuck or hung up on something, but generally is very manueverable and you do not need to clear the floors completely for Roomba to work. The cats are fascinated and entertained by it. Emptying the bin and filter is simple and causes far less mess than emptying a normal vacuum's bag. Because we have cats we are cleaning the brushes pretty often, but I'd rather do that than do the sweeping and vacuuming myself. The irobot.com company site is extremely helpful for common questions and maintenance instruction videos.