Top positive review
Absolutely worth it!
June 19, 2018
I read reviews that said "Good but you still have to sweep/vacuum." That was very confusing to me (does it work or not?) so allow me to clarify:
I have 3 young kids and I run Deebot (R2Dbot) after lunch and after dinner. I stack and move all the dinner chairs because under the table is the worst. My table has 6 legs. When I come back downstairs after it runs completely (and usually finds home by itself) I will notice maybe 3 things/areas that it missed. I don't worry about them. I just run it again after dinner and it will grab what it left behind before, but misses a cheerio here or popcorn there.
I used to sweep 2x a day and vacuum at least every other day. Now I sweep 1x/wk (hard to reach corners and playdoh/salad/wet shredded wheat that Deebot can't pick up) and vacuum maybe 1x a month. I absolutely love having some help around here and find it so easy to keep the floors clean. It goes easily from the rug, carpet, tile, and hardwood. It pushes large things aside and can manoover out of tricky situations most of the time. It's not great on mats so I just pick them up before starting it (I would anyway when sweeping). It does my entire main floor without much issue (Kitchen, dining, living, laundry room, bathroom, playroom, and entry way). It has to be rescued about every other day because it ate a huge rubber band, got stuck on rug, or couldn't get out from under a chair. Because I run it so often and the kids enjoy pushing the start button, it hasn't bothered me.
Bonus: This thing is fun. Did you know that it has a remote that let's you drive it like a remote control car? My older kids love that. My 2 year old finally has a best friend. He follows deebot around and laughs at him when he runs into a wall. The thing has paid for itself in babysitting alone. I also love that I can use it to motivate the kids: "Oh no! Let's pick up these toys before Deebot eats them!" #winning