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Old 1st December 2008, 21:48   #31
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yeah the 400 series is quite affordable and hopefully does the job without all the doohickeys of the 500 series
hope you get a 400va step down voltage transformer which is heavy duty and allows for continuous use vs those 50/1500va shaver voltage converters
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Old 2nd December 2008, 01:31   #32
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so what all can this do ? just clean right ? u mentioned the whole butler thing so asking. this is more like a cleaner than a butler ? also those 2 satelite kinda things how do they work in a house that is around 3000sq. i dont mind getting this thing but i cant seem to understand the concept of the same looks nice though. have fun
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Old 2nd December 2008, 01:38   #33
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Jas: U think 99$ is cool, last july KMart had it on clearance for 39$ it seems :(
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Old 17th March 2010, 11:46   #34
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Any long term reviews on these?My maid has quit :(Tried it long time back, but now it seems they have evolved a lot!
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This is really cool. I would love to have something like this in my house, coz Ive got 2 dogs.
Where can I find something similar. I can have someone get it for me from the US.

Can someone provide some links to hose robot manufacturers?
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Old 17th March 2010, 13:03   #36
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Speaking of Roomba, ever wonder how it actually moves?
Here is a long exposure(30 minutes) taken by a 7D!
Long-Exposure Shot of a Roomba's Path Shows Beautifully Organized Chaos - Roomba - Gizmodo

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Old 17th March 2010, 13:21   #37
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I believe IRobot's roomba is entering Indian market soon. I was part of a survey for the same, a month ago.

And Eureka Forbes have started their own roomba version, but the performance leaves a lot to be desired. Though it is priced less than 7k, it is not worth at all. (limited algorithms to go around the house, corner cleaning very poor, carpet average)

I am waiting for roomba to make an official entry. Apart from the algorithms, the auto-retreat to the charger makes it very very user-friendly. (did i say user, what user?) hehe
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Rocky, Have you had a look at the eureka one ? I saw the adv online and wanted to check it out.
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Rocky, Have you had a look at the eureka one ? I saw the adv online and wanted to check it out.
Yes pal, I did and was not impressed at all.

1) way too small dust bin and the dust easily spills-out
2) poor algorithms - I wanted it to clean only the corners of a room. There was one algorithm which combines corners with regular sweeps - the problem was that the corners were navigated only once (leaving 50% of dust still reeling), before the regular sweeps started.
3) poor suction power (no tech specs, but compared to the roomba usage)
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Will power adaptor for these units 220 to 110V be available in India?
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Will power adaptor for these units 220 to 110V be available in India?
i think most of these now dont need adaptors, if you read the plug it says 110-240v.
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Is Roomba available in India, I saw listing on 20North, but 20K+ is little too much. Any idea when it will be officially available in India?
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Any long term reviews on these?My maid has quit :(Tried it long time back, but now it seems they have evolved a lot!
its still doing its job for me don't use everyday now though - 2/3 days a week is good enough for me

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This is really cool. I would love to have something like this in my house, coz Ive got 2 dogs.
Where can I find something similar. I can have someone get it for me from the US.

Can someone provide some links to hose robot manufacturers?
get the roomba 562 pet series if you have dogs. Roomba is made by irobot
iRobot: Robots: Vacuuming Robots: iRobot Roombaź 562 Pet Series



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Speaking of Roomba, ever wonder how it actually moves?
Here is a long exposure(30 minutes) taken by a 7D!
Attachment 309715
interesting! its entertaining to just sit and watch sometimes

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I believe IRobot's roomba is entering Indian market soon. I was part of a survey for the same, a month ago.

And Eureka Forbes have started their own roomba version,
...... Apart from the algorithms, the auto-retreat to the charger makes it very very user-friendly. (did i say user, what user?) hehe
irobot service center for all customers is based out of mysore!
I have yet to see anything equal irobot roomba - eureka forbes is not a robotics company they are a vaccum cleaner company. Irobot makes all kinds of robots including industrial and defense ones - as a result they are capable of much more technically advanced consumer robots like roomba, scooba,etc.!
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Old 7th July 2010, 08:08   #44
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Ya its available in India through this distributor.
iRobot Corporation: Offices/Directions

India
#2940, D-8, 3rd Floor
Temple Road, V.V. Puram
Mysore, 570 002
Karnataka, India
Phone: +91 821 4004100
Fax: +91 821 2410499
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Ya its available in India through this distributor.
iRobot Corporation: Offices/Directions

India
#2940, D-8, 3rd Floor
Temple Road, V.V. Puram
Mysore, 570 002
Karnataka, India
Phone: +91 821 4004100
Fax: +91 821 2410499
This is their R&D division, they do not sell things.
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