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17 Nov '15

iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies

Posted by TeamDIG.com ➨ Reviews - Questions - Answers
"DOES ROOMBA 780 DO RUGS

• We have a few rugs and have had no problem. Three things seem to be important with doing rugs. 1) like carpet, can ROOMBA 780 clean deeply into vertical fibers? I have no way to 'test' it, but I can't imagine the suction is great enough or confined enough to pull a lot from deep down in vertical fibers. But ROOMBA 780 had no problem with stuff on the surface as far as one can see. You will want to 'deep vacuum' with a regular vacuum every once in a while. 2) Fringe on rugs. I have had no problem whatsoever on the couple of fringed rugs we have. My mom said she has a rug that her Roomba does not like. But while at her house I watched ROOMBA 780 go over some that did have fringe. I don't know what the distinction is. Perhaps really long or really thin fibers? Seems each fringed rug is different. Suggestion: there are some online videos that show ROOMBA 780 going over fringed rugs. If you have one you're wondering about, perhaps you can compare. I'd say, w my (limited) experience, its well worth the gamble, especially if you buy from a place you can return ROOMBA 780 if ROOMBA 780 doesn't work on a critical rug you have. 3.) the difference in elevation between a thick rug and the surrounding floor. No problem here! Braided rug under rocking chair about 1/2 thick gives ROOMBA 780 no problem. Our house is actually not quite finished - still I have to put tile in the foyer. Meanwhile there is a 3/4 inch 'step down' between the hardwood in the living area to the subfloor in the foyer. ROOMBA 780 climbs up and down that with ease! I had some large pieces of flattened cardboard box laying out on a carpeted room where I was still doing some work. I forgot ROOMBA 780 and Roomba went in there and vacuumed cardboard, and carpet with no problem at all. I think ROOMBA 780 could climb mountains. Hope that helps; if you need more info I'll share what I know. I thoroughly support online comments and reviews. They've been helpful to me & I am willing to give back!

• From our experience, ROOMBA 780 navigates well between hardwoods to our oriental type rugs but ROOMBA 780 does not work well on friezes rugs (very plush shag type rungs). The reason I went with the 780 is because I thought ROOMBA 780 was more ""intelligent"" and had greater learner capability. Apparently not as ROOMBA 780 gets stuck every morning the same place at about 5 mins into it's 60 min cycle. If you have a basic room with low pile carport/rug with no chairs or coffee tables that ROOMBA 780 can get stuck under then I think ROOMBA 780 does a reasonable job. The downside is that the filters have to be changes/cleaned very frequently or is loses it's suction. I would also get a lower end model as the ""brains"" in their top-end model don't seem to be any better than the earlier models that cost a lot less.

• We have hardwood and area rugs, along with some lower-pile rugs. Two rugs have a black border and they are thick wool. We also have three cats. Mostly white. The Roomba does a great job navigating among the lower-pile rugs, the hardwood, and ROOMBA 780 does clean the thicker rugs. The problem is the rug is so thick that the vacuum kind of ""drags"" the cat hair up onto the black border. Of course using the vac more often solved that problem. When we first got our Roomba, I had used my regular upright only two days before, and I was amazed at the amount of debris the Roomba picked up after only two days. I highly recommend the Roomba to my friends.

• We have ceramic tile in the kitchen and bathrooms and hardwood floors throughout the rest of the house. We also have several thick wool throw rugs with fringe on the edges. ROOMBA 780 does a great job on all of these areas but we do have a bath mat that ROOMBA 780 wants to hang up on. We have a simple solution only put the mat on the floor when we start to take a shower. You would need to run ROOMBA 780 on your floors to see if you might have a culprit rug. I love ours and recommend ROOMBA 780 to all of my friends.

• Yes, to our surprise ROOMBA 780 does work well. We have a tight fibered carpet. Most importantly is using ROOMBA 780 frequently to avoid a build up. To get started we did do a thorough manual vacuum before starting with the Roomba.

• Some yes, some no. We have wood floors with throw rugs, those with thick rounded edges ROOMBA 780 can't do, but those without ROOMBA 780 does, really no ryme or reason to it. Just be careful. Hope that helps.

• Yes, ROOMBA 780 does. However, I don't have rooms with a lot of rugs. Most of my floors are wood. But he went up and down when he met any rug, cleaning it.


"I HAVE @ LARGE DOGS THAT SHED PROFUSELY. AM I GOING TO BE DISSAPOINTED WITH HAVING TO CONSTANTLY EMPTY DUST BIN? WHICH ONE TO BUY?

• I have three small dogs who do not shed very much, but they are constantly tracking in dirt and debris as they go in and out of the doggie door. I have a Roomba 780 and I have been so happy with how clean ROOMBA 780 keeps my floors. I bought the 780 because I wanted to be able to schedule ROOMBA 780 to run when I'm not home, but if that is not an important feature to you, you would probably be just as happy with a less expensive model. As far as emptying the bin goes, I found that, at first, the bin was extremely full after a run but, after the first few days, the amount in the bin was considerably less. I have the Roomba vacuum every day and I empty the bin every evening. I take out the rollers and clean them 1-2 times per week. This only takes about 5 minutes or so. I have had mine for about 2.5 months now and I'm still amazed at how well ROOMBA 780 works and how much time ROOMBA 780 saves me.

• I have a small dog and a cat that shed a lot. I also have old carpet. I empty Roomba after ROOMBA 780 is done running. I was told that if I keep the filters cleaned ROOMBA 780 would help the motor last longer. I have noticed that the more I ran Roomba the cleaner my floor was and the brushes didn't need cleaning as much. ROOMBA 780 does a lot better job than me with a regular vacuum. I think ROOMBA 780 is the time Roomba spends on the floor. I love mine and wish I would have had ROOMBA 780 early (when I have 3 dogs and 3 cats). Hope this helps, if not ask more questions.

• I was worried about the same thing, as I have two chocolate labs, a pomeranian and a cat that all shed. I borrowed my brother's before deciding to purchase ROOMBA 780 one. His is the older model, the 630 and ROOMBA 780 handled the dog hair fine. I decided to go with this one due to the HEPA filters, as I have severe allergies and asthma. You will need to empty the dust bin after ROOMBA 780 completes a cycle, but ROOMBA 780 one is able to clean my entire house (1600 ft) without the ""full bin"" lighting up. I empty ROOMBA 780 daily out of habit when I see it.

• After you get the deepest hair picked up, then if you run your robot everyday, you should only have to empty ROOMBA 780 one time during a cleaning. I have a long haired Sheltie, and once the floors were clean, then it's easy. You can program the robot to clean at the same time each day. I love mine and yes I have to empty ROOMBA 780 once a cleaning. I have the 780.

• I dont have dogs or cats but yes not only you will have to empty dust bin but also clean the rollers too. But ROOMBA 780 is worth it. I have built in vacum cleaner at my home but I love all four roombas I have at my home.

• If emptying a bin is to much effort you can always buy the Karcher rc3000 for $2800.00 or you can trade the dog in for a hamster.

• Tha Roomba is so efficient that yes you will have to empty ROOMBA 780 on every cleaning cycle but you won't have dog hair all over....:)

• Yes, noisy. Time depends on size and how dirty the room is. ROOMBA 780 could take as much as an hour. As little as half hour.

• ROOMBA 780 works, but yes, you will have to change the bin almost every time. I have two dogs that shed a lot also.

• We have a black lab mix and when she's shedding a lot then we have to empty the bin every time ROOMBA 780 runs.


"WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE VIRTUAL WALL AND THE LIGHTHOUSE?

• The lighthouse is a divider between the room you want done first and the room you want done next. The virtual wall keeps the roomba out of places you don't want ROOMBA 780 to go. For example: The bathroom mats are ""shag"" and the roomba gets tied up on them. So I use a virtual wall, keeps ROOMBA 780 out of the bathroom. The living room is carpet and the kitchen is wood floor. I try to insist ROOMBA 780 finish the carpeted area first then the kitchen next using a lighthouse that divides the two.

• The virtual wall acts as a wall does. the Roomba will not cross it. The lighthouse serves as a way to focus the Roomba. With the lighthouse active between say your living room and your dining room, the Roomba will clean the living room first without crossing over into the dining room. Then, once the living room is clean (which ROOMBA 780 knows thanks to the dirt sensor) ROOMBA 780 will cross over into the dining room to start cleaning. At least, that is my understanding.

• I'm probably not the best person to ask, since I'm one of those guys that don't read the intructions:) I don't use the lighthouse because I don't need it. I believe the lighthouse lets you customize a wall where you don't want the robot to go. The virtual wall is what the robot ""senses"" as a stopping place...staircase, actual walls in the room, desks..etc.

• You set a switch on the device that communicates with the iRobot. As a virtual wall, ROOMBA 780 tells ROOMBA 780 to STOP and not pass. For instance, we put ROOMBA 780 at the top of the stairs to avoid drama. The lighthouse helps ROOMBA 780 navigate to a new room--but you don't need to use ROOMBA 780 if you just say I'll do cleaning room by room, and empty the iRobot and charge ROOMBA 780 after each one....

• A Virtual Wall Lighthouse is a Roomba accessory that enables sequential room-to-room cleaning. A Lighthouse confines Roomba in one room until ROOMBA 780 is clean before allowing ROOMBA 780 move into the next room. The Lighthouse can also be used to block off-limit areas.

• Virtual wall keeps the roomba from going beyond its boundaries. Lighthouse helps the roomba navigate around a large house and supposedly keeps ROOMBA 780 from cleaning the same area over and over, but I didn't find that the lighthouse functioned in that way.

• Virtual wall keeps the roomba from falling down the stairs and the lighthouse(s) keep the roomba from going through the doorway and into that particular room.

• The virtual wall acts exactly as the name, ROOMBA 780 forms a 'wall' that iRobot will not cross. 'Lighthouse' is a beacon to attract iRobot. Hope this helps!

• Virtual wall is wall that roomba will not cross ROOMBA 780 and lighthouse is where roomba focus first


"WHAT ARE THE MAIN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE 780 AND THE 770 IROBOT ROOMBA?

• They are very similar. I have the 780. Here are the differences I found: 1. Virtual Wall Lighthouse on the 780 is different that the mere Virtual Wall on the 770. The virtual wall simply contains the Roomba in the room. The Virtual lighthouse does 3 things: a) ROOMBA 780 contains ROOMBA 780 in the room just like the Virtual Wall; but then ROOMBA 780 b) allows ROOMBA 780 to go to next room when first is complete, and c.) serves as a 'lighthouse' so Roomba can find it's way back to the docking station when ROOMBA 780 is 'out of sight' of ROOMBA 780 in the next room. 2. The buttons on the 780 are 'touch keys' whereas I think on the 770 are 'buttons' 3. The 780 has a 'trash bin full' indicator. A pretty good comparison iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies I personally have not yet found the differences to be worth it. I may figure how to use the lighthouse thing more later, but for now in my situation the 'next' room is 'under construction' and we are not having Roomba go into there. Also the primary room is a large 'great room' ... 750 sf, so Roomba may be out of juice before ROOMBA 780 could do the next section anyway. If you simply want ROOMBA 780 to do one room at a time, no need to go to the 780. If you have multiple rooms you want ROOMBA 780 to automatically do, and they're not huge, a lighthouse at each door may help. I was new to this technology when I purchased. I will try these out when our 'next room' is completed (within the next month or so I hope). If these Lighthouses do not add significant functionality here, then I'd definitely go the 770 cheaper route next time. Full bin indicator - if you empty ROOMBA 780 every time between used, not worth ROOMBA 780 unless maybe a lot of dust, pet hair that could fill ROOMBA 780 up before a room is cleaned. (info chart is a little confusing on whether the 770 has this or not.) Touch keys .. your call. I wouldn't pay for the difference.

• My understanding is that the only difference is a ""bin full"" indicator exists on the 780. In my opinion, it's not necessary because the instructions recommend emptying the bin after every use. FWIW, I absolutely LOVE my Roomba & whenever I've had a question, customer service is fabulous.

• From what I understand the biggest difference is that the 780 Roomba has the ability to use virtual lighthouses. These lighthouses help guide and contain the Roomba to specific rooms throughout the home. The Roomba 770 has virtual walls which merely contain the Roomba.

• See link here but basically its the phone remote control. http://www.roboticcleaners.org/roomba780-vs-roomba770.php

• Battery run time--780 runs longer


"OUR CATS DRAG KITTY LITTER ALL OVER THE HOUSE AND WE HAVEN'T FOUND A VACUUM CLEANER YET THAT DOES A DECENT JOB WITH THIS. DOES ROOMBA?

• I'm not sure about kat litter, but my 780 does a real good job with the sand in our home with wood floors. I can pickup a great deal of it. That being the case, I do want to say that we are only moderately happy with the roomba in general. Battery life extremely low, ROOMBA 780 will do about one room well and then need to be charged. ROOMBA 780 is not a replacement for cleaning your floors, ROOMBA 780 does a 50% job at best. It's maintenance is fairly high also, you much empty ROOMBA 780 after ever room, and blow out the filter regularly. You must have realistic expectations.

• The reason I got the Roomba was for the kitty litter. For me, I have hardwood floors. While the roomba did a pretty good job, ROOMBA 780 didn't do a great job. The little side spinners would push some of the kitty litter across the floor to areas ROOMBA 780 already cleaned so ROOMBA 780 would sit there. I found myself still having to sweep to get all of the kitty litter. I returned the Roomba based on the fact that ROOMBA 780 wasn't worth the money, imo.

• ROOMBA 780 definitely picks up the loose litter but you need to be careful. We have very dark hardwood floors so if the Roomba picks up the litter and ROOMBA 780 drags or gets caught at all, ROOMBA 780 scratches the floor. This has only happened once but that was enough for me. I sweep the litter now and let the Roomba pick up any cat hair, etc. I would be cautious depending on the type of floor you have.

• We live near ocean beaches, sand always finds its way into the house. The 780 gets all the sand so I believe ROOMBA 780 will also collect kitty litter! ROOMBA 780 works on hardwood and carpeted floors as well!

• I have no idea; we have a dog. Go to the company Webster and ask them.


"DOES ROOMBA 780 VACUUM CARPET AND HOW THICK CAN THE CARPET BE IF ROOMBA 780 DOES?

• Hi. I purchased my Roomba 780 a few months ago, and despite all the hype, I love it. I have hardwood floors throughout my house, including the kitchen, ceramic tile in the bathroom and area rugs in every room. Some of the rugs have a thicker pile, especially in my bedroom, and Roomba seems to do a great job every where he goes. You can set up the timer to vacuum on a schedule, but I don't as I have pet toys and shoes and such scattered about. About twice a week I turn him loose to clean an area of the house while I do other things. He needs frequent emptying, but who cares -- he's vacuuming my house! Because I have pets (two dogs, two cats) pet hair can be an issue. Since Roomba came to live with me, the floors have been kept clean all the time (rugs, hardwood, tile, all of it) so the rest of the house is easier to keep clean. It's an expensive purchase, but if you can do it, I say it's worth it. For me, it's been great. I would do ROOMBA 780 again.

• ROOMBA 780 does work on carpet. ROOMBA 780 is very good with traveling from wooden floors to carpet or rug and vice versa. ROOMBA 780 even goes over the door floor beams for my bathroom. ROOMBA 780 has a lot of brush under the vacuum to sweep. I am not sure about how thick the carpet. I'm pretty sure ROOMBA 780 can work well on any carpet because the wheels on ROOMBA 780 machine is pretty big for movement. ROOMBA 780 machine also have staircase sensor so ROOMBA 780 won't go down the stairs by accident.

• Yes but ROOMBA 780 depends on the thickness. Throw rugs are ok. Thick rugs not necessarily ok. The problem occurs when the Roomba gets on and off the carpet. Sometimes I can' get back on. You can try to use the virtual wall to keep ROOMBA 780 on the carpet.


"DOES THE ROOMBA GET STUCK ON AREA RUG TASSELS? THANKS.

• Oh yes. But even though ROOMBA 780 does I've found ways around the fact. ROOMBA 780 also climbs onto boards, which then becomes suspended and can crawl under low spots and get wedged into and stops. The tassles are the worse because you have to unwrap them from the whirly part where ROOMBA 780 gets tangled. However, the sticks are nominal and I run mine everyday. Think of ROOMBA 780 like this, ROOMBA 780 does a mediocre job...but ROOMBA 780 does ROOMBA 780 everyday.

• Mine doesn't. she seems go right over things like that. the one place they (i have 2 roombas). the only trouble i had was they would try to go under a cabinet and would get stuck only because she kept trying until she finallyy wedged herself! we stopped that by placing some matching foam underneath

• Yes, ROOMBA 780 does sometimes gets stuck on items that are on the floor. I try to move everything off the floor just as Ii would if I were using my Rainbow van. I run ROOMBA 780 every day and have been very satisfied with the performance of ROOMBA 780 little worker!

• Not really, but may shred them over time. I have a couple of Indian rugs and roll them up when Roomba is working because ROOMBA 780 just pushes them around and does not vacuum them well.

• Yes, if they're thin. I just move the stuff ROOMBA 780 gets caught on. ROOMBA 780 runs at every day at 10, and I'm still very, very impressed to come home to a clean floor.

• Not at my house. I have oriental rugs and Helen (have to name Roomba) just keeps vacuuming along as if nothing is different. Love, love her!

• We don't have rug tassels but I am pretty sure that would be a problem. ROOMBA 780 is such a wonderful invention though!

• No no problems with area rugs accept my rugs are thick , I like very much my Romba :)it's my pet

• Yes, if they're thin.


"770 MENTIONS 1 LIGHTHOUSE..780 HAS 2? ALSO WALL CLEANERS. WHAT ARE THE LIGHTHOUSE FUNCTIONS...WALL CLEANERS DO YOU NBEED 2?? THANKS

• Hi. I think by wall cleaners you mean virtual walls. These are plastic boxes that you can place in areas you,do not want the roomba to go. ROOMBA 780 will not cross an invisible line that you can set to be from 3to about 12 feet wide. I use one stairs to keep ROOMBA 780 out of a portion of a room, and another on the first floor front hall way. You might not need two, the roomba does have a cliff sensor which should keep ROOMBA 780 from falling downstairs,but until you have one, you never know whether or not a threshold might trip ROOMBA 780 up, and need to be walled off. The light house function, I think, keeps ROOMBA 780 cleaning in one area, but I have never used it. I just let the roomba run until ROOMBA 780 puts itself away. Hope this helps. Ll

• The newer models are better. But ROOMBA 780 depends on what you are using them for. I have a dog and a cat so the model that is designed for that works great for me. Vacuums better than I did. And for my hard floors I got the Mint ( sweeps and cleans ). I also bought a Roomba for the motorhome and got an older model, a lot less floor to clean.

• The lighthouses are to keepnthe roomba from going into rooms you want left alone. I like the wall cleaners because they dust the baseboards...but overall, I have to tell you, I sent the thing back. I wasn't happy with the job ROOMBA 780 did, and ROOMBA 780 had to be continually supervised. Not worth it.

• The included Virtual Wall Lighthouses confine the robot to one room and, when ROOMBA 780 is thoroughly cleaned, automatically guide ROOMBA 780 to the next. You can use ROOMBA 780 to stay out of rooms you don't want ROOMBA 780 to go in, or areas. I use both of mine.


"WHAT IS THE BEST MODEL FOR PET HAIR AND HARDWOOD FLOORS?

• As an owner of both Rainbow Vacuum cleaner and iRobot Roomba 780 and a siberian husky that sheds once a year for 51 weeks, my answer would be ""it depends"". If you have time to do ""attended cleaning"" (as in you're present when the cleaning happens, and you take an active role in the cleaning), Rainbow is the best vacuum cleaner money can buy. If on the other hand you are a busy person and prefer ""unattended cleaning"" while you're not home, iRobot is the way to go. All you have to do is when you come home make sure you empty the iRobot, and you're good to go. Although I have the iRobot go on 4 times a week, I still find the need to do an ""attended cleaning"" every other weekend though. And if you were asking which of the Roomba's you should use, I have 780 and I am very happy with it, I have not tried any other models.

• We have a small dog with short white hair (but she still sheds) and our 780 picks ROOMBA 780 up. But I thought I heard they came out with an even newer one that ling hair doesn't get tangled in the rollers. That would be great! And we have mostly wood floors but ROOMBA 780 adjusts to rugs and carpeting greatly!

• We have a black Labrador and hardwood floors. The Roomba does a great job on dog hair as long as you empty the bin out after each use and we also clean the brushes once every few months.

• I have the iRobot Roomba 780, hardwood floors and two Shelties who shed constantly. I run the vaccuum three times a week and my house is sparkling!

• The iRobot Roomba 780 is what I have and its awesome for pet hair....


"HOW LOUD IS ROOMBA 780 ROOMBA? I HAVE 7 CATS AND LOUD NOISES SCARE THEM.

• It's not loud enough to drown out casual conversation but it's more pleasant without it. One of my cats, the drama queen, always runs to the basement for safety when the Roomba is working. The other two are more self-confident and although they don't actually like the Roomba yet, they will tolerate it. In their defense, I must admit I don't run the vacuum as often as I should. I think if I would program ROOMBA 780 to run in the kitchen area every day or every other day, they certainly would become more casual about the whole thing. My boy cat LOVES to be vacuumed with my canister vacuum, with the duster attachment. He would be the one who might one day ride the Roomba as we see on Youtube videos. Hope this helps!

• Hi there. ROOMBA 780 is not as loud as a regular vacumn cleaner,but is does make some noise. I have 3dogs, and they just stand there,and let the roomba touch them, and then go around them. You might find a video on Utube that has the sound. I highly recommend the roomba, ROOMBA 780 is great for pet hair. Hope this helps, ll

• ROOMBA 780 will scare them of course. It's a robot that has no smell or fur but runs around the house like a bull. I have two cats and ROOMBA 780 took a few days for them not to run and hide. As long as the cats have places to go and feel secure, they will be fine - in my opinion.

• It's not that loud & scary but if your lucky ROOMBA 780 might chase a few cats away ;)

• It's not very loud, the cats will probably think it's a toy!


"OK, SO WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST ROBOT CLEANER FOR A SMALL, CLUTTERED HOUSE?? THIS ONE? NEATO? NEED HELP

• We limit Bender (our 780 Roomba) to our living room and dinning room witch are both thankfully hardwood floors ""but"" their very large rooms. if you have plastic, paper, string or wet mess's you well have to clean the units brush's and brush cavity after each run. By ""wet"" I mean like hair balls or pet waste, house plant water spills are just messy but are not that big a deal, beer, mixed drinks or surgery sodas require wiping the unit down and mopping the floors. But once he's clean we just dry him out a bit before recharging and he's good to go again. We have tons of junk but if we keep the big stuff off the floors the 780 works great for us ( 3 dogs 2 cats 1 bird and 3 drunks) at first we had to enmity his bin daily now it's about twice a week with a once per week brush cleaning. That is unless one of the pets makes a mess or somebody drinks to much beer!

• I like the 780. ROOMBA 780 might work better for a cluttered home. I think the neato likes open spaces from what my buddies tell me. I'm waiting to the the 890 or whatever ROOMBA 780 is. We still use our Dyson every three days with 2 dogs and 3 kids.

• ROOMBA 780 one is great. Will bump into your clutter and travel around inbetween. ROOMBA 780 might get lost and not find its way home but you can just pick ROOMBA 780 up and bring ROOMBA 780 home base.

• None of them. The floors must be clutter free or they will get hung up.


"WILL THE ROOMBA PICK UP SMALLER PIECES OF MULCH? MY DOGS ARE CONSTANTLY TRACKING ROOMBA 780 IN STUCK TO THEIR COATS.

• ROOMBA 780 does a good job on most small stuff no matter what its made of. but bigger piece of wood could get hung up in the brush housing. If your roomba sounds funny stop it, turn ROOMBA 780 over and inspect the brush chareage. our's has picked up plastic lids, pop tops off soda cans even a really big piece of beef jerky. You will have to stop the roomba and pull any large stuff out, but it's easy to do. we have dogs, and cats and birds LoL I'm sure you get the picture. I clean Benders (yes we've named it) brushes once a week or as needed. we just love him, but you will have to do some maintenance on your Roomba from time to time as its needed. you'll find that the front roller will collect hair and will need to be popped out and the hair removed or ROOMBA 780 will bind up. 1 long haired dog and one long haired cat, but ROOMBA 780 pops right out and back in. with hardwood floors ours is a blessing.

• I've noticed that is has - we have a lot of mulch in our backyard and our dog is a long hair dachshund - everything comes in if we don't brush him, but even then some manages to make its way in the house - Roomba picks ROOMBA 780 right up.

• Will do fine. I am the one who drags mulch into this house so I know.

• Yes, Roomba does good work to pick up smalle pieces of mulch.


"WHAT VOLTAGE IS THE CHARGER, WHAT POWER DOES ROOMBA 780 PLUG INTO?

• It's power station just plugs into any grounded 110v household outlet. As to the voltage output of the charger itself I really don't know, But ROOMBA 780 does do a fairly rapid recharge. The charge amperage is low I'm sure, but just to be safe I'd never touch my fingers to the charging tabs of the docking station.

• The input voltage is 120V ~ 60Hz 0.68A. The Input Power is 33W. The Output is: 22.5V As I am in New Zealand with 240-220 voltage, I have bought a step-down Transformer, 50W with 240V - 115V. By Power TechPlus N287. Model Cat.MF -1091. Does this help?

• The input voltage is 120V ~ 60Hz 0.68A. The Input Power is 33W. The Output is: 22.5V I don't really know what those numbers mean, but that's what ROOMBA 780 says on the battery charger. ROOMBA 780 plugs into a normal electrical outlet.

• I`m also in a 220V country, I bought a 47u/400V capacity and a 300V resistance(this is to protect from surge I think), now ROOMBA 780 works normally. Remember to test output voltage before powering on vacuum....

• I live in Brazil and here the power is 220v. You have ROOMBA 780 unit to 220v or need a transformer. If you need, which transformer is indicated? Edit | Delete

• Comes with USA comparable charger I got a power transformer for Australia from eBay Australia as we have 250 bpltaf

• ROOMBA 780 plugs into 120V and the charger gives an output of 22.5V.


"DOES ROOMBA 780 GET STUCK ON LAMP CORDS?

• Our Roomba finds a new and exciting way of getting stuck on something at least two times a week. We don't have lamp cords on the floor, but once I left the laundry room door open and Roomba cleaned up my kitchen with a pair of underpants stuck in his rollers. Please do not let that discourage you from purchasing one, though. We run our Roomba at least once a day and very rarely have to sweep or vacuum. We just pick up the dog hair and dust from areas Roomba cannot reach. We are so happy with our Roomba that we plan to buy another for upstairs, once our new hardwood is installed.

• IRobot may get stuck on lamp cords if there is a mass of cord piled up in its' path. I always try to lift cords off the floor as a preventative measure but in my opinion the value of having my iRobot vacuuming for me while I am busy doing other things far exceeds this minor inconvenience.

• Why tempt it? We lift the wires up or unplug things when we do a room. I'd worry less about ROOMBA 780 getting stuck than ROOMBA 780 inadvertently pulling something over--and with a tiny bit of precaution that's an issue we've never had.

• ROOMBA 780 will get stuck on any cord/string. I had a shoelace left on the floor and Roomba ate ROOMBA 780 up. ROOMBA 780 took a little while to unwind ROOMBA 780 from Roomba's brush.

• Yes.


"WHAT IS ROOMBA'S RESPONSE TO THE PETS THEMSELVES? IS ROOMBA 780 SAFE TO RUN ROOMBA 780 WITH MY 2 CATS WHEN I AM NOT AT HOME?

• Roomba does not mind if your pets are in the room, but your cats may be terrified of Roomba! I don't have cats, but my dog just goes to his crate and avoids Roomba. If your cats do not move out of Roomba's path, she will just bump gently and turn herself around. If I had a cat, I would not hesitate to leave ROOMBA 780 with Roomba. :-)

• We have two cats and two dogs. Meanwhile they know the area roomba will clean, they just move to a ""save"" place and wait until roomba has finished his work. Everybody (including roomba) is doing fine!

• Yeah. We have three cats and while they were curious initially. They pretty much avoid it. Even if they were to attack ROOMBA 780 there is not much they could do to it. Our cats have no issues.

• My dog doesn't like it, he goes outside if I run ROOMBA 780 during the day. I have ROOMBA 780 programmed to run every night, he's ok with that.

• I don't have any pets in the house, just my retired husband and ROOMBA 780 hasn't ate him yet.

• I have a cat and dog. I think ROOMBA 780 is safe and your cats might want to ride ROOMBA 780 around!

• Yes it is safe.


"DOES ROOMBA 780 MACHINE PICK UP CAT LITTER? ALSO, HOW LOUD IS IT?

• Yes, ROOMBA 780 does pick up cat litter, however, if the litter is anywhere near hardwood floors, I would be careful. Sometimes the litter can get stuck and cause a scratch. Doesn't happen often but ROOMBA 780 has happened to me a couple of times. Its not terribly loud but you can't comfortably watch TV with ROOMBA 780 running in the same room, unless you jack up the volume - at least not while ROOMBA 780 is on hardwood. ROOMBA 780 is more quiet on carpet. I usually just run ROOMBA 780 while I am not home or while I am doing other things and ROOMBA 780 doesn't bother me.

• ROOMBA 780 machine is capable of scooping up cat litter but ROOMBA 780 will also make a mess of the dust container and brushes. ROOMBA 780 takes more work to clean the machine than to simply scoop up the cat litter with a spade and throw ROOMBA 780 into the garbage. The machine makes a grinding sound but less noisy than a strong vacuum cleaner.

• I have hand hewn hardwood floors. ROOMBA 780 makes them less than smooth. I feel the rumba is loud. I run ROOMBA 780 when I am not here. As for cat litter - I do not have a cat but ROOMBA 780 picks up everything else including some dry dog food my dogs strew about so I would think that ROOMBA 780 would.


"DOES IROBOT GO FROM CARPET TO TILES WITH OUT ANY PROBLEMS?

• Not a problem going from carpet to tiles. There was an issue going from hardwood floor to area rug in one room. I need to trim the pad under the rug back a little so that the change in height wasn't so abrupt. Just went and checked ROOMBA 780 had to do a height change of 7/8 inch before the trimming. After cutting the pad back to 2"" from the edge of the rug ROOMBA 780 does just fine. Also has a problem doing a good job cleaning if the width of the hardwood floor between the rug and the wall is smaller than the robot. In that case the area of hardwood right next to the wood doesn't get cleaned very well. I just adjusted the position of the rug on the floor and everything was fine.

• Yeah, ROOMBA 780 does a great job on both carpet and tiles. If you have a lot of clutter ROOMBA 780 may get jammed if, for example, ROOMBA 780 vacuum's up a cat toy or ribbon. ROOMBA 780 does not do well on shag carpet but ROOMBA 780 works great on regular carpet and tile.

• We have hardwoods and carpets and the Roomba does just fine transitioning between the two surfaces.

• I have no trouble with ROOMBA 780 going from carpet to tile to wood floor.


"THE SELF-CHARGING HOME BASE IS NOT INCLUDED? NEED I BUY EXTRA ONE?

• My unit came with the charging base. ROOMBA 780 is basically a ac to dc converter for charging the battery in your Roomba. In addition to the charger ROOMBA 780 contains a transmitter which tells the Roomba where is the charging station. After the Roomba has cleaned the room ROOMBA 780 will automatically find the charging base and start recharging the battery. If you have several levels in your home, ROOMBA 780 will not make sense to buy one base for each floor since the base is very light and relatively small (a bit larger than the charger for your labtop). ROOMBA 780 is much easier to carry than the Roomba.

• The self charging base is included in the standard package. If you have two levels ROOMBA 780 might be easier to get a second to have one on each level and only move the vacuum unit up and down.

• No the charging base is suspose to be included. No other items are required. I do suggest you contact iRoomba or the seller if your missing parts/pieces.

• Not getting the home base makes no sense. AFIK, they all come with one home base. Contact Amazon immediately.

• Yes. ROOMBA 780 should be included. Frankly, I don't recommend the unit anyway. Not sufficient power.

• No ,charging base its included in rumba


"HOW DOES ROOMBA MOVE FROM ROOM TO ROOM. DO I HAVE TO PHYSICALLY MOVE ITS BEACON TO EACH ROOM.

• No, ROOMBA 780 will move from room to room on its own accord. The beacon set to ""lighthouse"" will keep ROOMBA 780 working in the first room before ROOMBA 780 moves onto the next. If you have the beacon set to ""wall"" ROOMBA 780 won't go past it. Wall mode is good if you don't want the roomba going into a certain room.

• I am still learning, but ROOMBA 780 moves from room to room on it's own unless you use the lighthouses. I use them to make walls for a couple of places because ROOMBA 780 was getting itself caught under my sectional that has 3 motorized reclines and therefore lots of cords :( Hope that helps a little.

• ROOMBA 780 would depend on the layout of your house. My house is more of an open concept layout and roomba cleans all 4 downstairs rooms without me having to move it. Roomba bumps around walls which helps ROOMBA 780 get to other rooms or ROOMBA 780 may get trapped for a longer period of time in one room.

• Mine does go into different rooms and in areas that are very open ROOMBA 780 goes all over the place. I don't think ROOMBA 780 has to be picked up often only if ROOMBA 780 gets stuck.


"HOW WELL DOES ROOMBA 780 HANDLE TRANSITION PIECES; WE HAVE HIGH TRANSITION PIECES BETWEEN ROOMS

• Usually pretty well. We had a situation where ROOMBA 780 would transition into a another room from hard wood to tile and ROOMBA 780 would get stuck trying make ROOMBA 780 back up over a 1 inch gradient separator (incline wood level) from the tile back to hardwood. Also occasionally have issues where ROOMBA 780 goes into a room and inadvertently pushes the door shut on itself and effectively locks itself in a room. The virtual walls help avoid these situations as well as sturdier door rests so open doors stay open.

• The Roomba can climb a barrier up to about one inch high. If ROOMBA 780 is too high (I think something more than 1.5 inch) ROOMBA 780 will retreat. Occasionally ROOMBA 780 will climb over a narrow barrier but then got hung up because one of its wheels cannot touch the ground.

• I have 2 shag carpets ROOMBA 780 can't get over. If there's an incline in the transitions, you have a chance. Otherwise, ROOMBA 780 will bump into ROOMBA 780 and turn around.

• My home is 100 yrs old...I have hardwood, laminate and carpet on the first floor...handles all door jams great....even adjusts to rugs.

• ROOMBA 780 does well, but may get hung up on larger ones. Hard to tell without trying ROOMBA 780 out.


"ROOMBA CANT FIND MY ROOMS EVEN WITH A LIGHTHOUSE IN EACH - ANY ADVICE? ROOMBA 780 ALSO DOESNT CLEAN THE WHOLE ROOM, ROOMBA 780 MISSES WHOLE AREAS!

• I had to play with the locations of the light houses. Also, they shouldn't be able to 'see' each other and, if possible, roomba should only be able to 'see' one of them at any given time. I didn't read these rules anywhere, I just realized that they were the only way I could get roomba to go into all the rooms in order. ROOMBA 780 took me a couple of weeks of 'playing' to get roomba to work like I wanted.

• If you have purchased ROOMBA 780 recently and still have the reciept I would return ROOMBA 780 and buy and relable vacum that you can plug in and ROOMBA 780 will last and not to worry about the batteries going or have to buy any parts for there crappy machines I would return ROOMBA 780 and get your money back.

• Reset your Roomba. Press and hold the power button. When you see the reset option, select it. Then start the cleaning cycle. I had ROOMBA 780 happen to me and I called the company to get help.

• Maybe you make the lighthouse wrong place, guild light may be blocked


"CAN I USE ROOMBA 780 FOR AN OUTDOOR PATIO (TILE FLOORS)? I DON'T KNOW IF ROOMBA 780 CAN HANDLE SMALL LEAVES AND OTHER DIRT THE WIND BLOWS AROUND.

• My roomba has escaped several times to my deck and has only quit when it's dirt cup was full (happened quickly). But the clean ""path"" only lasted for a couple of minutes because of the small breeze. As long as your your dirt is absolutely still and there's only a very very few small, small leaves and you have plenty of extra filters, keep roomba inside and use a broom out.

• I think ROOMBA 780 would be hard for the Roomba to try and clean a patio with wind blowing stuff onto ROOMBA 780 all the time. I think the filters would fill up way too fast because ROOMBA 780 does do a good job of picking up dirt. Best to use the Roomba inside and use a broom or leaf blower outside.

• Yes the back patio would be fine and thr tile floors ROOMBA 780 can handle. However depending on the size of thr leaves and the amount of dirt you might have to change the dirt chamber more often, it's kind of small. but this should do the job!!!!

• Never tried it.


"WHAT ABOUT DURABILITY? I THINK THE TECH IS GREAT, BUT WILL ROOMBA 780 HAVE THE RELIABILITY OF A '74 PINTO? OR CAN I COUNT ON ROOMBA 780 TO LAST FOR SEVERAL YEARS?

• Well ROOMBA 780 all depends on what type of person you are. If you don't mind a high maintenance item, then this will be ok. It's not a device where you can set and forget. ROOMBA 780 constantly needs to be cleaned thoroughly. If it's well taken care of, no reason why ROOMBA 780 wouldn't last few years. Parts do wear out and may need to be replaced. I don't recommend ROOMBA 780 if you have a lot of obstacles in the room. Its great for open areas, but the more things in the room, the more likely its going to get hung up on something.

• I've only had mine for six months, but it's run fine. For $600 you get a microchip surrounded by a pretty simple piece of equipment. Just take ten minutes every once in awhile to clean the brushes and sensor eyes and you should be fine. Their help desk is really good, too. Good luck!

• So far so good. It's doing a great job. Only had ROOMBA 780 a few months, though, so not sure yet if ROOMBA 780 will last the distance.


"I'M CONTEMPLATING BETWEEN A 770/780 AND AN 880. I HAVE 2 GERMAN SHEPHERDS AND 3 MESSY KIDS! IS THE 880 WORTH THE EXTRA MONEY? YOUR THOUGHTS?

• I have had 3 different roomba models. I am now using the 780. Every Roomba I have had has the same issue(s). The debris bin is not large enough, and you have to manually clean the brushes after EVERY run. Granted I have ""over"" 5 cats in the house which means ALOT of hair. I have my roomba scheduled to run every day. I would assume 2 German Shepherds would shed as much hair as 5+ cats. This will NOT be your primary vacuum. You will still need to do a weekly clean with your full size vacuum.

• I honestly don't think there is all that much difference between the two models. I had a 600 series first and ROOMBA 780 cleaned as well as the 700 series. ROOMBA 780 is just that the newer ones are larger and therefore the collection cup is also larger. I have two yellow labs and I know that I have to empty the cup after each room. BUT if you can afford the newest model (of anything) ROOMBA 780 is usually a good decision.

• Yes. Smarter robot, better vacuum all around.

• I would say yes


"WE HAVE THREE CATS WHO OFTEN GET SICK ON THE CARPET. DOES ANYONE HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH ROOMBA TRACKING THROUGH FURBALLS AND OTHER FELINE MESSES?

• Luckily we have hardwood floors, but ours has picked up hairballs more then once. but before warned ROOMBA 780 could make for a messy ""brush"" clean up? depending on how wet the hairball is when your Roombas starts cleaning, drier is better. but the hair will need to be removed from it? Our two small dogs also levee their own little wet mess's at times, We do love ours! but Remember with pets and small children some extra cleaning my be required.

• Unfortunately, ROOMBA 780 will go right through ROOMBA 780 and ROOMBA 780 does get smeared. We have the same issue with one of our cats on hard tile floor. Makes a mess on both the floor and the bottom of the Roomba. Even saying that, ROOMBA 780 is STILL worth having in my mind as my wife's allergies have NEVER been better. Joe, (our Roomba) vacuums every weekday just as I leave for work. I empty him every 4 days or so, and he works out just fine. Hope that helps!

• Our Roomba has a tail, ROOMBA 780 swollowed our cat, now we have no such messy issue's.


"I HAVE FOR INDOOR OUTDOOR DOGS, THEY SHED A LOT. I ALSO HAVE SEVERAL ALLERGIES, WHAT'S BEST ONE FOR ME

• I have a 780 and two dogs. ROOMBA 780 has good filters and picks up the hair from the floor like a dream. ROOMBA 780 advertises cleaning several rooms..... I have not been satisfied with the several room function, but if you set ROOMBA 780 going room at a time ROOMBA 780 will do a great job at de-hairing your house. BUT you will need to empty the container frequently, clean the brushes, and clean the wheel. This will require you to come up close and personal with copious quantities of hair. If you are very allergic, you may be better with a central vacuum.

• Roomba does have a hepa filter but I'm not sure if ROOMBA 780 could keep up with your dogs if they are really heavy shedders and bring a lot of dirt in with them. I think that you'd spend an awful lot of time emptying the trash bin, and cleaning out the brushes.

• Yes, we have the 780, but ROOMBA 780 can't keep up with our two long hair German Shepherds. We still have to vacuum a lot. The Roomba also keeps getting stuck under our dinning room chairs.


"WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH USING ROOMBA 780 ON FRIEZES? I AM DYING TO HAVE A ROOMBA!!!

• Hi. Do you mean frieze carpet? I think the roomba is best for hard surfaces, like hardwood, laminate tile, etc. I have laminate and hardwood, and I love it. I am not sure that a roomba would clean carpet well, ROOMBA 780 has short bristles, like the beater bar on a vacumn,, but the suction may not be strong enough to pull dirt out of carpet. (Just my opinion) ROOMBA 780 might also tangle in the carpet if the pile is tall and loose, like frieze. ( this is my best guess) Hope this helps, I love my roomba, and run ROOMBA 780 daily. Ll

• The Roomba is basically a carpet sweeper. ROOMBA 780 has no sucking capability, just a rotating brush. If there are pits or sculpting in the carpet, the Roomba might not get in there. Also, deep pile needs to be sucked clean, all a Roomba does is sweep the top layer.

• Not recommended for friezes, the brushes and sweeper might get jammed. Good for hard flooring.

• We love our roomba! But, we only have wood floors so I can't answer questions for carpeting.


"HOW LONG DOES THE BATTERY RUN?

• I can do a 24 x 17 room and a 20 x20 room and the battery never weakens. That is all I have ever done at a time. If ROOMBA 780 does get ""tired"" ROOMBA 780 just docks itself, recharges and then goes back and finishes. I love the thing. Though ROOMBA 780 is very loud. And a word of caution - keep the sensors very clean or ROOMBA 780 bangs up your furniture pretty badly. Wore the finish off the bottom part of the legs on a metal coffee table for me.

• I would say at least a few hours on a full charge. My roomba usually docks itself after cleaning and ROOMBA 780 always finishes before the battery dies. I can usually do both floors of my house on one charge.

• ROOMBA 780 plugs itself in after cleaning. However if we forget to close our bathroom door ROOMBA 780 shuts itself in and will clean for several hours before dying.

• I did not have ROOMBA 780 long enough to know but I will say if you are at home mom with baby or work at home you will not like how loud ROOMBA 780 is.


"DOES THE 780 HAVE ""ROOM TO ROOM"" NAVIGATION?

• Ours goes from one room to another, but ROOMBA 780 will leave one room and go to another and then go back in the same room again. Ours came with 2 towers that will either block ROOMBA 780 in a room or keep ROOMBA 780 from going in a room. If we need ROOMBA 780 to clean just one room, we close the door and let ROOMBA 780 clean that room and move ROOMBA 780 to the next room, but ROOMBA 780 does very well when we let ROOMBA 780 clean the whole house. ROOMBA 780 usually runs about a hour or a little longer before ROOMBA 780 looks for it's docking station. By this time it's been over the house at least twice. It's great, my wife loves it.

• Yes, when using the lighthouse (there are two in the package). you can have multiple lighthouses but the battery may not last to hit all the rooms depending on how big the place is. we use ROOMBA 780 for 2 rooms.

• Yes ROOMBA 780 does and amusing to watch ROOMBA 780 work it's way around and out of tight spots I love it

• Yes!

• Yes


"WILL THE ROOMBA 780 PICK UP SCRAMBLED EGGS? MY KIDS DROP EGGS ON THE FLOOR MOST MORNINGS.

• I would never let the roomba pick up liquids...if you let ROOMBA 780 dry on the floor the roomba will never pick ROOMBA 780 up because Dry Raw Egg adheres just a bit worse than gorilla glue. To pick up dried egg off the floor I would recommend a Makita battery operated angle grinder...which is much cheaper than the roomba...or you could make your kid clean up the eggs off the floor and teach them about responsibility...but the call is entirely yours...but not the Roomba 780.

• Sorry, no. ROOMBA 780 picks up dry dirt, ROOMBA 780 picks up some of the eggs but makes mess of floor and its brush and dustbin.

• You should get a dog to clean up the eggs, because the Roomba does a great job picking up pet hair and dirt.

• Probably. not anything too big though. I was surprised at how good of a job ROOMBA 780 does.

• ROOMBA 780 should. ROOMBA 780 works wonders. Especially if you have kids as I do as well.

• Yes


"HOW EFFECTIVELY DOES THE IROBOT ROOMBA 780 WORK ON LONG, SOFT DOG HAIR CAUGHT IN SHORT PILE CARPET, SUCH A THE FLOR CARPET TILES?

• I cannot answer your question specifically as I have short hair dogs. I have long hair and the roomba was allowed into our carpeted (medium pile) bedroom. The soft brush was deeply entangled with my hair (I haven't vacuumed the bedroom in a while). I thought I would have to go to the backup brush that I came with the roomba. I was wrong, the roomba comes with a cleaning device for the brush. I had to put some back into ROOMBA 780 and work the brush in sections and I got all the hair off. My hair is about 16-18 inches long. I hope that answers your question. :-)

• Works pretty well getting ROOMBA 780 out of short pile carpet. But then you have to get ROOMBA 780 out of the brush on the roomba.

• We have a Berber carpet and a dog with long hair. ROOMBA 780 works great, even against the walls.

• ROOMBA 780 works fine, but you need to clean the filter fairly often.


"I HAVE A 2 YEAR OLD WHO LIKES TO LEAVE TOYS ALL OVER (TRAINS, BOOKS, ETC). HOW WOULD ROOMBA HANDLE THOSE? BUMP INTO THEM AND TURN AROUND? PUSH THEM?

• ROOMBA 780 will do a bit of both depending on the heft of the object. Heavier objects trigger the bumper making ROOMBA 780 redirect, lighter stuff gets pushed around. I recommend picking up any lightweight fabric items, as they can get caught in the wheels or brushes, other stuff does just fine!

• If they're heavy, roomba will bump and turn. If they're light, they will push they around. I lose my slippers all the time, since i leave them around and roomba punishes me hiding them (pushing to some inconspicuous place, like under the tv rack).

• Actually could go both ways. Too heavy to push, my Roomba goes around. If you leave shoes with laces ROOMBA 780 may suck up laces and drag shoes around while ROOMBA 780 cleans - drives the pets crazy!

• Depending on the size the Roomba will likely just push them around until ROOMBA 780 decides to turn around. Our Roomba gets stuck on cords and throw rugs.


"I LIVE IN AUSTRALIA AND HAVE THE 3 PIN 240VOLT MAINS POWER. WILL I NEED A CONVERTER? IF SO, WHAT TYPE?

• Roomba sells 240 V charger. Check with Roomba distributors in your area and ask for the part number. If you cannot find a distributor, check at www.roomba.com and leave them a question. Or, you can Google ""roomba 240 volt charger."" You could probably find one on Amazon or eBay.au One more word of warning. Roombas are not vacuum cleaners, they are carpet sweepers. They are for light duty.

• In the last few years manufacturers have been making most appliances compatible with the different country powers, so you might just need a plug adapter. But to be sure, I would contact Rooma. It's definitly worh looking into, I just love having not to vacuum any more.

• Yes you will. Take the transformer to an electronics shop (I got one from Jaycar) and they will advise of which one you will need. Approx $50-60AUD

• I strongly think so, ROOMBA 780 should only take 120Volts. Maybe try ""ask.com""


"SIDE BRUSH HAS STOPPED WORKING AND THE TANGLE LIGHT IS FLASHING, NO TANGLES THOUGH, IS THIS COMMON., ANY IDEAS HOW TO FIX

• Once in awhile, the side brush causes some minor problems. ROOMBA 780 sounds like you may need to just replace the assembly - screw and all. ROOMBA 780 could also be that the screw hole may be stripped somewhat. in that case i would just take the screw out, stuff a tiny bit of steel wool (enough to fill the hole and put the whole thing back together - be careful and don't tighgten the screw down too tight. good luck and let us know the outcome. skt

• Never had that problem, but all you can do is turn ROOMBA 780 by hand and restarts. Mine had a problem saying there was a problem with the wheels and we would do that and eventually the problem stopped. ROOMBA 780 did happen a few times and stopped eventually. Good luck. I do love me Roomba!!

• Remove the side brush - there is probably dog hair tangled in it- once you remove it- ROOMBA 780 will spin away!


"I JUST ORDERED THE 770, SHOULD I HAVE ORDERED THE 780?

• I don't know about the 770 but, I love my 780 and don't know how I lived without it! Maybe, 770 is as good? I never had one before and love it. I like the way ROOMBA 780 finds a particular spot and goes back and forth or around in circles over and over and then when ROOMBA 780 seems satisfied turns and goes somewhere else, lol. Hope this helps!

• I don't know about the 770 but, I love my 780 and don't know how I lived without it! Maybe, 770 is as good? I never had one before and love it. I like the way ROOMBA 780 finds a particular spot and goes back and forth or around in circles over and over and then when ROOMBA 780 seems satisfied turns and goes somewhere else, lol. Hope this helps!

• ROOMBA 780 is difficult for me to judge, because I bought the 780. I suggest that you read the reviews. The reason that I chose the 780 because ROOMBA 780 was newer. I suspect either will do the trick. I do love mine.


"APPROXIMATELY WHAT SQUARE FOOTAGE WILL ROOMBA 780 VACUUM COVER BEFORE HAVING TO RECHARGE?

• About 600 sq.ft.How clean do you want your floors and how dirty are they to begin with? There are so many variables. I have 5000 sq. ft. and would spend several hours each week but with the Roomba (I have two) I block off one room every day and ROOMBA 780 takes a week to rotate through the house. You will be amazed what you pick up and I dont have pets kids etc. After each room I clean the dirt compartment, the brushes. and slap the two filters on a hard surface to dislodge the dust, then blow through them backwards into a running vacuum cleaner. You cant believe what you will pick up even in a closed unused room. The virtual wall are not 100% effective. I wouldnt know what to do without it. (them)

• Approximately 600 sq feet depending on the floors (carpet vs hard surface), the amount of dirt, the number and kind of obstacles Roomba needs to navigate.


"HOW BAD DOES HAIR GET STUCK AROUND THE WHEELS OR BRUSH AXLE? I ASK BECAUSE I HAVE THE ROOMBA 530 AND ITS A BAD PROBLEM.

• I can usually get ROOMBA 780 out. We have four cats and one dog, and so I wish the basket was bigger since ROOMBA 780 fills up after just one room (depending on how long ROOMBA 780 has been). The hair does wrap around the the wheels and brush axle, but with a scissors or the comb they provide with it, ROOMBA 780 just takes a few minutes to clean up.

• I have had no problems with the side wheels. The brushes are another matter: I need to de-hair on a regular basis. Also the roller ball in front frequently is clogged with hair which prevents the roomba from docking properly.

• When my machine gets stuck under a piece of funture ROOMBA 780 thinks ROOMBA 780 needs wheels cleaned , i pull ROOMBA 780 loose and we are running again

• No pets, so I can't answer.


"HOW MANY HOURS WILL ROOMBA 780 RUN?

• Most times ROOMBA 780 takes ours about an hour to do two large rooms. But depending on how junky the floor is, holiday mess's, drunken mess's and the like. He can take up to two hours to complete. Pour old Bender (our Roomba) is 3 now and his batteries aren't what they once were so that adds more time too.

• Many not even a full hour but long enough to do a large room, the ROOMBA 780 seeks the charging base to recharge. You will then need to empty ROOMBA 780 usually. ROOMBA 780 will leave again at a scheduled time you program in or at its default time setting

• ROOMBA 780 vacuums all the rooms on one floor of our house (about 2,000 square feet) and when ROOMBA 780 has finished all the rooms ROOMBA 780 returns to it's dock and recharges itself. I have no idea how many hours ROOMBA 780 will run

• Never timed it, but I'd guess about 45 min.


"WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ""AUTO VIRTUAL WALLS"" OF THE 770 AND THE ""VIRTUAL WALL LIGHTHOUSES"" OF THE 780?

• The virtual wall will prohibit the Roomba from entering a room , etc, whereas the lighthouse will allow the a Roomba to enter an area or room only after ROOMBA 780 has cleaned the room in which ROOMBA 780 started in. So ROOMBA 780 will focus on one room first , then when it's done that room , the lighthouse will allow the Roomba to enter the next room. Hope this helps

• Not really sure about the 770 but there is a switch on the VWL included with the 780 that changes the mode from light house to wall. The virtual wall creates a 20-30 foot wall that the 780 will not cross over which we use a lot. As I understand the Lighthouse ROOMBA 780 offers a protection around something like a dog's feeding area.

• I don't know.

• Good!


"CAN YOU RUN THE ROOMBA MULTIPLE TIMES DURING THE DAY?

• Yes, I do. My Roomba 780 runs at it's schedule time, 10am, then sometimes, I'll run ROOMBA 780 again in the evening if I have a particular area that needs to be done (I do my master suite, guest suites & upstairs each separately). I don't think, however, that ROOMBA 780 can be scheduled to run more than once per day.

• One cannot schedule multiple runs during one day, however ROOMBA 780 is possible running ROOMBA 780 manually. Of course, you have to let roomba recharge.

• You can schedule ROOMBA 780 to run automatically once, but if you start ROOMBA 780 manually, you can run ROOMBA 780 whenever you want.

• Yes. ROOMBA 780 recharges pretty quickly. I have run ROOMBA 780 three times in one day.

• Of course. Just let ROOMBA 780 fully recharge between uses.

• Sure!Just press the button and off ROOMBA 780 goes.


"I AM WAITING FOR MINE TO COME, DO YOU HAVE TO CHARGE ROOMBA 780 FIRST OR DOES ROOMBA 780 COME PRE CHARGED?

• Ours arrived partially charged allowing us to program the device, set the time, etc. Of course, we could not wait to see ROOMBA 780 in action before fully charging it. Works great and provides a great distraction for our parrot.

• Charge ROOMBA 780 first. ROOMBA 780 will tell you when ROOMBA 780 wants to be charged so really ROOMBA 780 doesn't matter if you start ROOMBA 780 right away. ROOMBA 780 will search for it's home with a blue light on when ROOMBA 780 is looking for a charge.

• ROOMBA 780 has some charge on ROOMBA 780 but its best to fully cgarge ROOMBA 780 before a full use. But if you're like me and couldn't wait it'll have enough charge to see what ut can do

• I charged ROOMBA 780 before I used at the first time.


"IS THIS THE BEST ONE OR DO YOU SUGGEST ANOTHER ONE

• There is one that is more expensive ($100 more) and the only difference is that ROOMBA 780 comes with a touch screen remote which you will never ever ever use. ROOMBA 780 one works great. This is definitely the one to get as ROOMBA 780 has room to room navigation.

• They have a new one coming out soon, but for dog hair the 780 is the best they have now. we use ROOMBA 780 everyday and vacuum on the weekend with very little hair in the Dyson Animal we own which was always full when we were done vacuuming.

• To me this was a good selection given all it's' features without going overboard.

• We are loving ours, ROOMBA 780 does a great job cleaning dog hair off our board floors

• For the price you pay, I'd say yes.


"CAN ROOMBA 780 BE CHARGED WITH THE 220V POWER?

• No. Not all battery chargers can be used globally. Refer to the sticker on the back of the charger to see what the unit is rated for. iRobot currently offer two chargers: *The domestic charger is rated at 120V and 60 Hz. *The universal charger is rated at 120-240V and 50-60 Hz. No. Not all battery chargers can be used globally. Refer to the sticker on the back of the charger to see what the unit is rated for. iRobot currently offer two chargers: *The domestic charger is rated at 120V and 60 Hz. *The universal charger is rated at 120-240V and 50-60 Hz.

• On the back of the charger ROOMBA 780 says 120V only.

• No,it just work at 110 volt

• I use a transformer

• No


"HOW DOES ROOMBA DO ON BATHROOM RUGS OR SMALL KITCHEN RUGS? WILL ROOMBA 780 GET STUCK LIKE THE REGULAR VACCUUM? WILL I HAVE TO PICK THEM UP BEFORE USE?

• We have a lot of throw rugs and ROOMBA 780 rides right over them, but they do not have any string edges, they are all solid edges. I hope this helps

• I pick up any smaller rugs that don't have a good backing as ROOMBA 780 does push them because they slide worth picking them up, I love it

• ROOMBA 780 won't get stuck, ROOMBA 780 does a pretty nice job Cleaning them. I only remove them if I want the roomba to clean under it.

• Depends on the rug. Sometimes the rug is all curled up and sometimes it's undisturbed.

• Do not worry, under normal circumstances, ROOMBA 780 can successfully climb over.


"MY ROOMBA 595 DOES NOT KEEP TRACK OR WHERE ROOMBA 780 WAS, BUT JUST GOES ON RANDOMLY UNTIL ROOMBA 780 RUNS OUT OF BATTERY. DOES THIS KEEP TRACK OF WHERE ROOMBA 780 WAS?

• Sometimes mine goes back to the charging station, but sometimes ROOMBA 780 doesn't. She will lock herself in the bathroom and we find her, dead. Or she will get stuck under a piece of furniture. Also, ROOMBA 780 appears she doesn't have a set pattern at times, but will repeatedly go around in circles or repeat the patterns she has already covered. Right now I'm discouraged and the Roomba just sits, unused. I do know that the tech people are very user-friendly and helpful. There may be a way to reset it.

• Mine goes back to the charging station-unless there is a reason ROOMBA 780 cannot-like the door being closed. Maybe it's a programing issue.


"IS THE ROOMBA NOISY?

• ROOMBA 780 does make a good amount of noise, however, relative to a normal vacuum, about the same. You wouldn't have ROOMBA 780 start at night while you are trying to sleep.

• It's not as loud as a traditional vacuum, but ROOMBA 780 is noisy enough that you have to turn the tv quite loud to hear over it.

• No, but it's useless. ROOMBA 780 doesn't pick up enough of the things that you'd expect ROOMBA 780 to. It's not worth the cost.

• Not really. ROOMBA 780 emits a motorized sound but much less than a standard electric vacuum cleaner.

• Yes, a little. The noise is a half less than a normal vacuum. ROOMBA 780 works well. I love it.

• ROOMBA 780 is not as loud as most uprights but is a bit noisy.


"110V

• Difficult to say. In many cases electronic devices that essentially operate on internal batteries. Many of these chargers may have both North American and European voltage standard chargers. The charger that came with my Roomba is listed as 120 volt / 60 Hz only. However if you need to operate on European voltage standards a charger capable of 22.5 volts at 1.5 amperes would be necessary. If you can find, in country, a charger that meets these specifications there should be no problem. ROOMBA 780 may be necessary to solder a different adapter connector on the charger cord that matches up with the Roomba docking station. If Roomba does not manufacture a specific model for your country ROOMBA 780 may be that the radio frequencies used by the Roomba have not been licensed for your country.

• Yes


"HOW MANY SQUARE FEET DOES ROOMBA CLEAN IN ONE SESSION

• I have a 1200 SQ foot home and in the beginning I would run the Roomba throughout the entire house - now I confine ROOMBA 780 to specific rooms just to be more thorough. I find that in a specific room, once the Roomba is done, ROOMBA 780 will attempt to dock. I usually dock ROOMBA 780 for a moment and then put ROOMBA 780 in the next room - rinse and repeat. I feel this is best so I don't have to put away lose items throughout the entire house, but just specific rooms that I want done.

• I'm not sure of the Sq footage however I have a 2/2 condo with carpet ROOMBA 780 cleans the whole thing. .... Unless of course ROOMBA 780 locks itself into a room by closing the door.


"MANUAL

• Manual work on the Roomba is minimal. Empty the bin, wipe ROOMBA 780 down, replace small parts in the future as needed. ROOMBA 780 talks to you, shuts itself off, etc....DVD is very useful in ""how to"" information and is brief and exact. Check your return policy for any issues that may arise. I have had 0 issues in 3 weeks.

• No I can program ROOMBA 780 to clean at certain times, day...night anytime and I have a remote control also for ROOMBA 780 and ROOMBA 780 will automatically go and dock itself when ROOMBA 780 needs to charge. ROOMBA 780 is manual for cleaning out when the hopper gets full, ROOMBA 780 will talk to you when ROOMBA 780 is stuck under something, or needs to be moved.


"I BOUGHT ROOMBA 780 A FEW WEEKS AGO, BUT NEVER WORKED GOOD... IS NOT DETECTING WALLS, STAIRS NOTHING.. THAT HAPPENED TO SOMEBODY?

• I think you have a defective one. Mine worked perfectly out of the box. When ROOMBA 780 detects walls, ROOMBA 780 slows down and bumps into them a bit to start cleaning. ROOMBA 780 does bump into things ROOMBA 780 just slows down. I per stairs ROOMBA 780 does slows down and turns when ROOMBA 780 detects them.

• Sounds like the sensor is not working. Ours works beautifully, even if I walk in front of ROOMBA 780 it slows down (we have cats, I tested ROOMBA 780 incase they didnt move).

• Sounds like a sensor issue. I can fix this for you...message me if interested.


"DOES ROOMBA 780 WRAP THE HAIRS AROUND THE CONNECTIONS LIKE THE OLD MODEL?

• If you mean does ROOMBA 780 wrap hair around the ends of the brush spindles, the answer is yes. One end has a plastic guard which makes the hair easy to remove. The other end is more challenging, I find a knife point works well. If you don't get 100% of the hair off, ROOMBA 780 doesn't hurt.

• Sorry I don't know what about old model,but ROOMBA 780 robot works well in wrap the hairs ?I clean ROOMBA 780 a handful hairs every time,the floor looks more clean~ :P

• Yes, ROOMBA 780 does tho they made them easy to clean.

• Yes, ROOMBA 780 does.

• Yes


"DOES THE 780 PICK UP CAT LITTER?

• I don't have a cat, but I can't imagine ROOMBA 780 wouldn't. ROOMBA 780 picks up dirt, Cheerios, and any other random debris.

• I cannot answer that; I don't have a cat. ROOMBA 780 does pick up small bits of mud, dog food, and sidewalk salt.

• I find ROOMBA 780 odd that all the responses to ROOMBA 780 question were made on the 16th day of one month or another.

• I do have a cat, but I don't have a Roomba My cat does operate at 60 Hz though

• Our daughter has 10 cats and, yes, ROOMBA 780 picks up litter. She runs ROOMBA 780 twice a day.

• Sorry I don't have cats


"770 VS 780

• The only review I can give you is the 780, is what I bought. ROOMBA 780 works on hard wood floors and carpet. I have grandchildren, a dog and a cat that are all in and out. ROOMBA 780 really is a work horse for animal hair, and I have ROOMBA 780 set on a schedule, and ROOMBA 780 runs and before ROOMBA 780 gets full ROOMBA 780 docks itself. I love ROOMBA 780 as I can no longer use a regular vacuum cleaner. I had back surgery and This does the work. I still have to empty ROOMBA 780 when ROOMBA 780 gets full, but that is much better. I don't know about the 770.

• I thought the longer run time was worth the cost difference.


"IS ROOMBA 780 RECOMMENDED FOR CONCRETE PATIOS

• Mmm, don't think you would want to get ROOMBA 780 wet. But ROOMBA 780 would work on concrete as long as ROOMBA 780 has a walls to bump in to! ROOMBA 780 dose stops for stairs, I'm just not sure how will ROOMBA 780 would work with out any walls to set it's boundaries at!

• I think ROOMBA 780 would get worn and damaged more quickly than intended. ROOMBA 780 does a brilliant job on my floor boards.

• I am not sure that ROOMBA 780 is recommended, but I see no reason why ROOMBA 780 wouldn't work so long as the concrete was dry.

• Don't think so. It's for indoor use only. Rain may ruin it.


"DOES ITS POWER FITS 220V?

• No, I would not expect ROOMBA 780 device to work with 220V, as ROOMBA 780 has no adjuster to select 120 vs 220. Some items, like computers that use switching power supplies, will work with either one so long as you have the right plug adapter. However, with devices like ROOMBA 780 (with a regular motor) you will need a 220v model.

• No ROOMBA 780 doesn't; ROOMBA 780 is only rated to 110v. You'll need a voltage converter to get 220/240v. I'm in Australia on 240v and have a converter. ROOMBA 780 works fine.

• I think you would need a converter , the charger is wired for 110.

• No ROOMBA 780 does not. ROOMBA 780 fits 120v


"I HAVE MOSTLY WOOD FLOORS THAT ARE SLIGHTLY UNEVEN. WILL THE CLEANER WORK ON UNEVEN WOOD FLOORS. I HAD ONE ABOUT 6 YEARS AGO & ROOMBA 780 WOULD STOP.

• Hello, ROOMBA 780 new unit is far superior to the old models. I have a video of my cat on the Roomba going from the kitchen to the hall way. The drop is about 3/4 inch and ROOMBA 780 rides right over ever with the cat on it. ROOMBA 780 also goes back up into the kitchen. I have all different heights and ROOMBA 780 goes and comes back. I still marvel at its performance.

• Never a problem. He even goes up and over low thresholds that we have dividing some rooms.


"HOW DOES ROOMBA 780 HANDLE MOVING FROM HARDWOOD FLOOR TO AREA RUG WITH FRINGE TRIM?

• I think ROOMBA 780 would get tangled in the brush but ROOMBA 780 seems to go from floor to rug fairly well. Overall I wish ROOMBA 780 had better suction and traveled in a more linear pattern. I have learned to watch ROOMBA 780 to make sure all areas get attention. It's ok but definitely not enough value for the money spent.

• I have low pile rugs and ROOMBA 780 goes right from rug to floor and back with no problem.

• I have a rug like that and has not caused a problem.

• Not a problem with a short fringe


"BIVOLT? 220V ONLY? 110V ONLY? THANK YOU.

• The limiting factor is of course the actual battery charger, which on my unit is rated 110V/60Hz, 0.88A; the only replacement charger listed on the iRobot US site is rated the same. iRobot has an international site for sales, so I assume any robot purchased in those countries matches the voltage, but I saw no mention of a dual-voltage charger. I would also assume that any international Amazon site would sell a country-compatible Roomba as well....

• There are 110v and 220v capability as far as I know but biBolt, I don't know.

• My Roomba 780 is 110 volts.

• 110 volt


"IF I TAKE THE ROOMBA 780 TO ANOTHER FLOOR LEVEL TO CLEAN DO I ALSO HAVE TO TAKE THE CHARGER TOO? WILL ROOMBA 780 JUST RUN UNTIL THE BATTERY GOES DEAD?

• You can just take the Roomba - of course ROOMBA 780 won't automatically recharge - but will clean the room(s) until it's either out of battery, full or decides that it's done. I'd recommend to take one of the light-towers with you, that seems to help ROOMBA 780 navigate around the room better.

• I only live on a one level home. So I can't answer that question for you.

• ROOMBA 780 will run until the battery is dead.


"HOW DO YOU SET UP A VIRTUAL WALL?

• The towers are directional you can put them where you don't want the Roomba to cross. Imagine ROOMBA 780 shooting out a light beam - ROOMBA 780 won't cross the beam and that's what makes the virtual wall.

• Ensure the switch set to Virtual Wall (the other setting is Lighthouse). Place ROOMBA 780 in the place where you do not want the iRobot to cross that area.

• Put in a D size battery, & align the device as shown on the instruction disc.....may take a bit of trial & error until you get the hang of it


"WILL ROOMBA 780 WORK ON A ALL RUBBER FLOOR? LIKE WEIGHT ROOM FLOORING?

• I didn't practice that yet, but I searched on the web, some people say OK with rubber floor. I suggest you to call iRobot customer service 877-855-8593 to make ROOMBA 780 clear. Thank you!

• I don't see why not- ROOMBA 780 works on my hardwood floors and automatically adjusts between the hardwood and the throw rugs . I love the roomba, don't know how I ever lived without one

• I think ROOMBA 780 will work. ROOMBA 780 is important the floor not be black because the sensors will not work


"ARE YOU AN AUTHORIZED IROBOT DEALER?

• Not sure why amazon send asked questions to me? I just left me review cuz we bought one last summer for my relative in Russia and no folks send me can you answer ROOMBA 780 question? im confused.

• No, I am not a dealer for anything....but, I really like my Irobot 780. ROOMBA 780 keeps my house very clean, carpet and slick floors. I have a shetland sheepdog (sheltie) and he sheds a lot.

• No, just a homeowner who really likes ROOMBA 780 product.

• No, I weld

• Yes.


"HOW DO YOU STORE IT

• Mine docs herself along a low traffic wall (that has an outlet to plug the dock into). But honestly, she does more cleaning than anyone else in the house... she could dock by the front door & I'd thank her every time I stepped over her. :-)

• I simply leave ROOMBA 780 in a out of the way place recharging & lightly cover the glowing lights of the unit.

• Our 780 is stored in the docking / charging station under a hall table.

• Remove the battery first per the instructions.


"I WANT TO BUY THIS(ROOMBA 780) FOR MY MOM, BUT SHE LIVES IN THE 220V COUNTRY. IS THE ROOMBA 780 CHARGER COMPATIBLE WITH 220V SOURCE?

• The charger sold in the U.S. is 110V, but you can purchase a 220V charger from other distributors; http://www.aussierobots.com/roomba-700-series-accessories.html, for example, or just buy a step-down transformer.

• No, 110 volt only. They may make another version, but ROOMBA 780 one is 110v only.

• Sorry, I'm not 100% positive, but I would think no. Check Roombas website

• No. 110 volt only.


"DOES THE ROOMBA 780 SCRATCH HARDWOOD FLOORS?

• I use Roomba 780 primarily for.carpetted area and mint (now owned by Roomba) for hard floor area. Having said that, no I have not noticed scratches on my hardwood floor because once in a while I do use Roomba 780 on hardwood floor.

• No; ROOMBA 780 can, however, ding some furniture legs over time from the bumper. Our solution was to add a 1"" self-adhesive felt strip to the bumper, which works great.

• No, ROOMBA 780 doesn't hurt the baseboards either.


"WILL ROOMBA 780 WORK AND CHARGE WITH AN AUSTRALIAN PLUG

• No, I had to use an adapter with voltage converter from US 110V to Australia 220/240V. I was aware of ROOMBA 780 requirement having travelled previously in the US. A minor inconvenience compared to paying less than half the local retail price!

• No. When I plugged in. ROOMBA 780 smoked. Luckily I had an old 530 which was bought in Australia. I can used the old charger for the 780.

• ROOMBA 780 should help: http://www.irobot.com.au/


"HOW LONG DO THE HEPA FILTERS LAST? HOW SOON DO YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE BRUSHES?

• I've had mine for 6 months aNd have hardwood floors. Its used 5 Days a week. Still using the original filters. I take them out each week when I service and clean the unit and tap the fine dust into the basket. ROOMBA 780 takes about 5 to10 minutes a week

• Still havent replaced mine. i just dust them off every 2 weeks and they seem to be okay. perhaps after a year


"OUR HOUSE IS 3 STORIES TALL. CAN I MOVE ROOMBA 780 ROOMBA BETWEEN FLOORS OR DOES ROOMBA 780 MESS UP ITS ""MEMORY""? I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO BUY 3 FOR ONE HOUSE.

• Can't honestly believe ROOMBA 780 works on multiple floors. I've purchased 3 different versions and ROOMBA 780 can't seem to clean 1 floor.

• You would not have to buy 3. You can use one for all floors. Very universal and resetting to fit each room is simple.

• I use ROOMBA 780 on 2 floors, no problem


"I HAVE 6 CATS, A POT BELLIED PIG, AND TWO SMALL DOGS IN THE HOUSE. CAN A ROOMBAH HANDLE THOSE?

• Better to buy six 780, so that each cat can have her ride. Six cat riding with irobot run after a pot bellied pig... take a video and share on yotube

• So happy a family, I think you need irobot 880, because 780 is hard to clear the pet hair on the brush.

• I have no idea, and I don't want to imagine.


"HOW DOES ROOMBA 780 DO WITH CORNERS?

• Hi. The rotating brush on the front leaves about 1/2 inch of an inside corner uncleared. ROOMBA 780 otherwise does a great job on straight edges, and outside corners. Hope this helps

• Can't obviously get right into internal corners 100% but still gets in very close. External corners not a problem. A very good little unit.

• Roomba, being circular, has no way to get into corners.

• ROOMBA 780 does fine with corners.


"CAN THIS CLEAN LITER OFF THE FLOOR? ROOMBA 780 IS TILE FLOOR IF THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

• If you mean ""litter"", our Roomba 780 cleans our hardwood floors and around a messy parrot with no problem.

• Yes but we returned ours. ROOMBA 780 just wasn't worth the money. You'll still need to sweep or vacuum.

• Yes ROOMBA 780 does pick up litter. We have five cats and ROOMBA 780 helps with the litter and fur.


"HOW DOES ROOMBA 780 THING WORK IN A HOUSE THAT USUALLY HAS A LOT OF TOYS ON THE FLOOR?

• I am not sure about toys, but ROOMBA 780 will work its way around a pair of shoes left on the floor.

• Everything must be picked up from the floor before using it...even my do'g bigger toys.

• ROOMBA 780 will bypass the rest of the toy to clean the place.


"DOES ROOMBA 780 COME WITH TWO VERTUAL WALL/LIGHT HOUSE

• Yes. The best investment we have made in a long time ! The amount of dust, pet hair and other stuff ROOMBA 780 picks up is truly amazing !

• The one I got on Amazon did. Also included were 1 bristle brush, 1 rubber brush, 2 hepa filters, cleaning tool, 1 side brush.

• Yes and ROOMBA 780 works great

• Yes

• Yes


"WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM DOORWAY THRESHOLD HEIGHT CLEARANCE?

• ROOMBA 780 would get endlessly caught transitioning from a hardwood floor to a rug - 3/4 of an inch, or so. Mine was complete junk.

• At an angle, ROOMBA 780 seems to be able to handle almost an inch and a half. Square on ROOMBA 780 stalls at Les than an inch.

• Clearance height is 90mm (3.54 in)

• Half an inch.


"DOES ROOMBA 780 WORK ON CARPETED FLOORS?

• Yes ROOMBA 780 does. I am glad I got ROOMBA 780 misses stuff at times but nicer than pulling out the big vac

• Of course ,but sometimes ROOMBA 780 may stuck

• Yes! Works very well on carpeted floor.

• Yes, on all types of carpets.

• ROOMBA 780 worked for me.

• No


"I€~M AN OVERSEA'S CUSTOMER, HOW DO I GET WARANTY FROM THE MANUFACTURE?

• Try the website for the manufacturer. There is a link to contact the company at the bottom of the home page. www.irobot.com If there is one for overseas customers, ROOMBA 780 would be the place to start looking.

• Are you from China?


"DOES ROOMBA 780 HAVE A USB PORT? CAN ROOMBA 780 BE CONNECTED TO THE PC FOR NEW SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD?

• ROOMBA 780 might, but if ROOMBA 780 does the port is not accessible without disassembling the machine.

• No use port. ROOMBA 780 can not connect to the PC for new software.

• I did not see a USB port.

• No


"CAN I USE ROOMBA 780 WITH 220V?

• 220V?????11;?????7;????,;??????????好?

• Amazon US only shipped adaptor with 110V, you can purchase adaptor for 110 ~ 240 @ Amazon site. Search for iRoomba accessories, think selling for US$19.90.

• No,you need a voltage transformer?

• Don't know. I only use house outlets.


"WILL ROOMBA 780 TRANSITION FROM A HARDWOOD FLOOR TO A BLACK CARPET?

• We have a combination of hardwood, rugs and tile: ROOMBA 780 transitions without a problem between different surfaces.

• Yes but ROOMBA 780 is stopped by area rugs

• Yes, ROOMBA 780 does

• Yes

• Yes


"I AM IN A COUNTRY WITH 220V, WHAT SHOULD I BUY TO BE ABLE TO USE ROOMBA 780 VACUUM? CAN ANYBODY SEND ME A LINK FOR THE CONVERTER?

• Go to the iRoomba website and ask them what you need.

• I have no idea for ROOMBA 780 answer. Sorry


"I OWN A DRESS SHOP. IF A DRESS IS LONG AND TOUCHES THE FLOOR, WILL THE ROOMBA SUCK ROOMBA 780 UP?

• If the dress touches the floor, the Roomba won't bother it. however, a long flowing train would get stuck in the Roomba.

• Yes.


"DOES ROOMBA 780 IROBOT 780 HAS OVERCHARGE PROTECTION OR AUTOMATIC TURN OFF WHEN FULLY CHARGED?

• The light turns green when fully charged and then about an hour later the whole screen goes blank, so I would have to say yes!! It's really amazing

• Yes


"LIGHTHOUSE

• This item allow you to guide Roomba from one room to another, from one lighthouse to another. So you can make youn own route.

• I have not used them with my roomba.

• Yes 2 of them...they work great


"WHAT BRUSHES GO ON THE 780?

• If you scroll down to bottom of screen for the iRobot of your choice, you can see the packages with brushes and filters, etc.

• The brushes for the 700 series iRobots. Buy additional filters too.


"I'VE GOT THIS FLASHING 12H ERROR, NO MATTER WHAT I PRESS, ROOMBA 780 DOESNT GO AWAY. I CANT START THE ROBOT EITHER. ANYONE CAN HELP?

• Yes

• No

• No

• No

• No


"HI, I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION. DOES IT(870) HAVE A REMOTE CONTROL COME WITH IT? THANK YOU

• Yes, ROOMBA 780 came with a Remote Control. ROOMBA 780 uses 2 AA batteries.

• Yes.

• Yes

• Yes


"I DON'T HAVE PETS. FOR IROBOT ROOBA 780, DOES ROOMBA 780 WORK BETTER THAN NEATO BOTVAC OR XV SERIES IN TERMS OF CLEANING?

• I do not know how neato works

• I don't know. Sorry.


"CAN ROOMBA 780 USE IN 220V?

• You will have to use a transformer, the font is 110V. And you may lose your warranty just for doing that (stupid, i know).

• Do not know?


"CAN ROOMBA 780 WORK ON CARPET

• Yes, we use ROOMBA 780 on carpet, area rugs, hard wood, and tile floors and ROOMBA 780 works great on all of those surfaces.

• Yes, ROOMBA 780 can.


"DUAL VOLTAGE?

• No. Recharges off 240

• No