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Irobot Roomba 562/563 Pet Series Vacuum Cleaning Robot

by iRobot
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  • Features the latest irobot roomba innovations with unprecedented efficiency coverage and cleaning performance
  • Cleans up to four rooms on a single battery charge
  • Two interchangeable cleaning bins provide the option for everyday vacuuming or heavy duty cleaning in hairier and dirtier areas.
  • Reaches deep into your carpet to remove dirt dust and pet hair
  • Includes a set of replaceable brushes, two extra filters and two brush cleaning tools
  • Model#: 563 is improved model#: 562, Both have same features, benefits and items in the box
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 19 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0033R2F1Y
  • Item model number: 56301
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #462,539 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

iRobot Roomba 562 Pet Series Vacuum Cleaning Robot cleans routinely so you don't have to. At iRobot, we know messes accumulate daily in busy homes and, when you share your home with pets, things can get really hairy! That's why we designed the iRobot Roomba 562 Pet Series especially for pet owners. You'll be amazed at the amount of pet hair, kitty litter, paw prints, dirt and debris that Roomba picks up from your carpets and hard floors. Easily schedule Roomba 562 to clean whenever and wherever you want - up to seven times per week. Roomba efficiently navigates and cleans the whole floor, under and around furniture, into corners and along wall edges. Virtual Wall confine and guide Roomba from room to room, then direct it to the Home Base to dock and recharge between cleanings. The cleaning head automatically adjusts from carpets to hard floors for the most efficient suction and pickup. Two interchangeable cleaning bins provide the potion for everyday vacuuming or heavy duty cleaning in hairier and dirtier areas. A set of replaceable brushes, two extra filters and two cleaning tools help ensure the most efficient cleaning performance. Model#: 563 is improved model#: 562, Both have same features, benefits and items in the box

Customer Reviews

This is a very good functioning product.
Paja
We really didn't expect much from Roomba and still expected to have to use the standard vacuum but the floors are actually cleaner than when we did use it.
fclearner
I am amazed how much dust and cat hair it picks up each day.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

196 of 197 people found the following review helpful By S. Long on July 15, 2010
We've had our Roomba since January 2010 and approx. 6 months later, I still love it and am really glad we made the purchase. It took a little convincing for me to get my husband to agree with the purchase, but now he calls it "his vacuum", and likes to show it off to our friends and family when they come over. For us, it really has reduced my weekly in-house workload. With two cats in the house, birds, bunny, and a dog, pet hair gets tracked throughout the house. With two young children, our kitchen (hardwood floors) gets nibblets of food all over the floor. Setting the vacuum up to focus on one room (by using the virtual walls) makes a big difference. Frequently ours is venturing throughout the entire house.

The only problem we occasionally have is when it gets stuck under our china cabinet, or stuck while trying to suck up a toy that was left behind, or shoelaces hanging off a shoe left out. All very minor issues. I will say, it's a bit odd, when in the middle of the night (like last night), I get woken up by it coming into our bedroom. My guess is it gets turned on by the cats while they're running around playing at night. I hope that's all it is. ;)

I will say that I do still run my other vacuum cleaner (an old Rainbow) about once a month. We have a particular rug in our living room that the pet hair gets ground in after a while and it's hard to get it up with the Roomba, but in general, the carpets look like we regularly vacuum, and you can see all it picks up when you clean it out. Note that you do have to clean it out regularly, and by that I mean, every time it's done with a cleaning. This might seem a pain to some, but it really only takes about 5 minutes to do it. It's worth it to me if it means I can program it to come on whenever I want and come home to cleaned carpets. On another positive note, it has made my kids and husband do a lot better with tidying up better.
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148 of 148 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan K. Perkins on September 19, 2010
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I've had quite a few Roomba cleaning robots, and was interested in the 562 because it's advertised as being new and different for homes with pets. Experienced "Roomba" users should note (as I failed to) that the new bin advertised for the pet model is simply a different bin that's used place of the normal one (as opposed to a secondary bin that's used concurrently, as I'd incorrectly assumed). The sweeper bin can be used in place of the normal bin, and seems to disables the vacuum functionality, making the Roomba a sweeping robot.

The Achilles Heel of this robot (as with all Roomba floor-cleaning robots) is the constant need to clean the machine's brushes. We're not talking once every few days here--we're talking 1-2 times per cleaning cycle. You don't set the Roomba to clean while you're at work and expect it to be done when you get home. You learn to expect to find it in the middle of the floor, requiring a brush cleaning before it can continue. And ultimately--after a year or two--you expect it to require factory repair or replacement.

Note that I give this model 4 stars despite what seems like a fairly middling review. That's because it works pretty well, but is hardly maintenance free. Note that we have two Labrador Retrievers. I'd expect that people without pets would have an easier time with the Roomba, and that people with longer-haired pets would fine it even more challenging to keep the brushes clean.
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100 of 102 people found the following review helpful By Dennis A. Cox on May 20, 2010
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Our Roomba is really part of the family. We call him Paco (don't know why, it just seems to fit). We have four (4) dogs, two long hair and two short hair. Without Paco, it is impossible to keep up with the hair and dirt they bring in. By running Paco every other day, we manage to keep the hair to a minimum, even under the beds where cleaning is nearly impossible. Cleaning Paco up is easy if you have the right tools. My problems with the Roomba (my third one) is that it is impossible to get a person on the phone or on line. Emails to iRobot are generally answered within 30-45 days which is also a problem. They send extra brushes, sweeps, etc., with the robot which helps but I keep an old comb, a small screwdriver, a hemostat, and an old toothbrush to clean Paco. I'm hoping that this one lasts longer than the other two.
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58 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Jim on July 24, 2010
I have a beagle who sheds an unbelievable amount of fur. My home is 100% ceramic tile floors. One morning as I walked through the house, the sun hit the floor at just the right angle to make the floor look like I had shag carpeting! Her fur was everywhere!

I had heard about the Roomba, but was put off by the price, and wondered whether it would actually work. Having seen my new "shag carpeting", I decided to give it a try.

It has been the answer to my prayers.

It really cleans my floors. When I walk barefoot in the house my feet FEEL clean; no grit, no dog hair. Very easy to empty out the dustbin. It does all the things they advertise. It is programmed to run every morning at 8:00 am. It automatically finds its way back home when finished. I have not had to bring out the upright vacuum cleaner. I set it up to run in each room in the house: under beds, under dressers, bathrooms, kitchen. I use the two Virtual Walls to contain it in each room, so each one gets a thorough vacuuming. Absolutely worth the money.

Very happy with it.
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