I have wanted something to clean my floors for a while, and a regular vacuum just wasn’t cutting it. We have a fireplace, which we actually use, and the effect of vacuum+ashes= ashes in air. A lot of ashes in the air, so it’s a bit counter-productive. I also have a champagne colored hand held dirt devil kone, as seen here.
But it isn’t incredibly strong, especially on cat hair that is embedded in the carpet. So I have been eying the roomba for about a week.
It’s so pretty, no? I bought it today, the newest version, because I have read that the older ones (though much cheaper) aren’t as effective. It’s actually much bigger than I would have thought, about a foot across. It ran for about 45 minutes before dying and docking itself again to charge. It made the cat very nervous.