most of us homely early adopters have bought Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners introduced in 2002 to exclaim “Oh !” and “WoW” on how amazingly intelligent robots can be . only to eventually realize they spread out much dust all about the room – a horrific experience for allergic people . still an amazing feature of technology, with dedicated modules placed at doorways to limit the roving machine from straying into unwanted territory .
- suction aprox.100W
- auto charge for 2 hours
- 90 minutes operation on full charge
- cleans 5m x 5m sector in 20 minutes
- clean via camera-vision
- auto, manual, partly, schedule modes
- infrared ray sensors : 8 obstacle, 3 fall, 4 bumper
- trash tray 0.5l
- HEPA H13 filter
- auto off
- goes over 1cm high threshold such as carpets and doorways
- noise 62dB
- color : Tango Red
- dimensions 36 x 10.5cm
- weight 4.5kg
introduced on March 2008 now on-line shopping mall discount at 11st.co.kr for a whopping W480,900 yep, still can get cheaper .
surrounded with rubber bumpers, comes back into its charger if within 5m for recharge
and no-entry sectors can be avoided with special tape .
but still too tall to go under lower sofas, and still spreading out dust with those rotating side brushes, although HEPA filter does a better job of screening out some residues .
yes Roombas are still selling in South Korea, with a few others joining the rather slow race, but most popular are SamSung and LG for their convenient product support (for there seems much that can go wrong on such intelligently moving machines – exactly the reason NOT to opt. for the cheaper machines rolled out of other local brands hoping to take a piece of the rovering action).