iRobot Roomba 532 Pet

February 26th, 2012 by admin Leave a reply »

iRobot Roomba 532 Pet reviewOverview

A lot of home owners tend to ignore the environmental and health impact pets have in their lives. For example, their dander or hair can be a significant source of asthma and other allergic reactions. Truth be told, it’s not their hair per se that can cause these health issues but the proteins transferred through their saliva into their hair. These fine hairs may be inhaled, causing allergic reactions. Moreover, pets can cause a mess with their litter, food, and paw prints. Fortunately, there are robot vacuum cleaners that don’t only save you cleaning time but also go after these pet-related troubles. One of these is iRobot Roomba’s 532. The robot is a highly innovative yet easy-to-use robot vacuum cleaning machine. It may not have an onboard scheduler; but it’s equipped with anti-tangle, light-touch bumper, and stair-sensibility sensors, as well as a comprehensive cleaning system. It works with a variety of floors.

Pros

  • Removes pet troubles, such as paw prints, pet hairs, cat litter, and pet food
  • Works great with carpets, linoleum, tiles, hardwoods, laminates, and bare floors
  • Contains two interchangeable bins: high-capacity sweeper and vacuuming bin
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cleans up to 3 standard-size rooms in one charge
  • Takes only 3 hours to charge
  • Comes with a home base for self-charging
  • Creates restricted areas with virtual wall lighthouses
  • Doesn’t get entangled with cables or cords
  • Prevents bumps and drop-offs with sensors
  • Is sold with a 1-year limited warranty for the robot
  • Doesn’t produce too much noise

Cons

  • Requires cleaning of the brushes often
  • May demands more lighthouses if there is more space to cover
  • Performs quite sluggishly when the room is small
  • May stuck up underneath furniture and fixture
  • Doesn’t come with an on-board scheduler

 

Features

 

  • Several brushes
  • High-capacity sweeper and vacuuming bins
  • A pair of virtual walls
  • Anti-tangle technology
  • Stair sensibility and light-touch bumper sensors
  • Self-charging home base
  • Measures 19.5 inches in width and 5 inches in height

 

Detailed Review

Roomba’s 532 robot vacuum cleaner may just be what you need when dealing with pet-related cleaning mess, such as paw prints, pet pees and litter, pet food, and their hairs. It comes with two sets of interchangeable bins. The high-capacity sweeper bin is intended for heavy-duty cleaning, especially in high-traffic areas, while the vacuum bin is for everyday cleaning. If there’s one potential gripe, it’s the fact you may have to empty the bins more often than necessary. Nevertheless, at a single charge, you can already cover around 3 standard-size rooms.

The vacuum cleaner also has the ability to easily transition its cleaning system depending on the type of floor it’s dealing with. It also moves around in a strategic pattern, making sure it covers your preferred area. Moreover, to ensure it sticks with a specified space, you can set up virtual wall lighthouses. The device is also fitted with sensors to prevent it from running down the stairs or bumping into furniture legs (though it has the tendency to get stuck underneath or move quite slowly when the space is small).

It doesn’t come with an on-board scheduler, but the package includes a self-charging home base, which means there’s no need to manually lift and charge the device. It just automatically “drags” itself to the docking station for additional power or energy.

User Comments

Love love love it. Goodbye, broom. We had a good run but now its time for you to go. No more sweeping that last little line that just wont be swept up :)

—Sugasweet, Amazon

I bought my Roomba two years ago when I had my first kid. With no time to do anything, having a Roomba was a huge time-saver. It cleaned carpets better than any vacuum I had.

—Michael, Amazon

I gave my sister the model 532 because she has 2 dogs. She said she is very happy with it and it works just as advertised.

—Dakwood, Petco.com

I can leave it running when we leave the house & come home to it charging itself on the dock & a clean floor! It handles our two keeshonds’ fur without getting stuck (awesome!). I personally like that it forces us to keep the house tidier so it can vacuum all the time and then automatically docks when needs charging.

—HoggleAnn, Amazon

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