There are several benefits to living with cuddly, loving pets, but there are a few downsides too—pet hair is one of them. Dogs and cats shed a lot and they could leave their locks on your rugs and carpets. If you have allergies, this is definitely bad news. Fortunately, there are cool gadgets in the market designed to help you get rid of such allergens. iRobot has come up with the Roomba 562 Pet Series Vacuum Cleaning Robot.
Just like its older brothers, it can vacuum your floors by itself with the touch of a button. The improvement in this model is found in its suction power. According to iRobot, the 562 is ideal for pet owners since it is powerful enough to reach deep-seated dirt on carpets and rugs.
- Longer battery life: can cover up to four rooms on a single battery charge
- Comes with two interchangeable cleaning bins: one for daily vacuuming and another for more heavy-duty tasks
- Equipped with iRobot’s latest innovations to help it get rid of deep-seated dirt
- Comes with two extra filters, a set of replaceable brushes, and two brush-cleaning tools
- Capable of automatic cleaning: Users can schedule up to seven cleaning sessions a week
The Roomba line from iRobot usually receives favorable reviews and it looks like the Roomba 562 Pet Series is no different. Out of 110 customer reviews on Amazon, 82 percent gave it ratings of 4 stars and higher, resulting in a pretty impressive average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Customers who were happy with their purchase like the Roomba 562 for its cleaning power. While it’s not exactly a replacement for the more powerful human-operated vacuums, it does a very decent job of picking up pet hair, dust, and dirt. Reviewers say it’s been a real time-saver and thanks to its scheduling feature, they can enjoy coming home to spotless floors after a day of being away at work. When it comes to cleaning power and the convenience it gives, the Roomba 562 is definitely a winner.
Of course, no gadget, no matter how innovative, is perfect. The Roomba 562 does have its quirks. Sure, it’s a cool-looking mini-robot, but don’t expect it to be as smart as the ones you see in science fiction movies. It will need a little help from you every now and then. It might get disoriented sometimes and there will be occasions when it will accidentally inhale a pair of socks and bog down (make sure your floors are free from clutter).
This cleaner needs regular maintenance too—and by that, we mean you will need to clean its brushes after every two or three vacuuming sessions around your home (and much more frequent than that if you have more than one hairy pet). But it’s no big chore, really. Cleaning the brushes only takes about five minutes. That being said, we think the Roomba 562 is fantastic if you have a realistic idea of what it can and cannot do. It’s a great little vacuum for daily cleaning and it will definitely save you so much time.