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    Quote Originally Posted by John_D4 View Post
    Plus its on sale this week at JBhifi for $599. Seriously contemplating buying one

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    damn it .... last week it was $899 ***everywhere****
    You could always buy a new 1 on sale and return it using your old receipt for 899
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    We've had Roomba's for years mainly hard surface floors tile/timber we keep them clean I remove hair from brushes regularly and replace batteries/ parts from ebay. Still going strong years later

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    It sounds like the power mop is only single use. Did you find somewhere to buy them by the hundred cheaply ?
    The reuseable pads do fit the power mop - they aren't supposed to but they do fit and are just velcroed on - that's all we use and have no issues. There's a video somewhere of a guy testing this and it working fine as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Well the Eufy vacuum here went back for a 2nd time as it just cycled through endless "rotary brush stuck" errors. I can only assume they had a faulty batch of brush motors. This time it finally came back as "unrepairable". I'm guessing they can't get stock of the brush motors that aren't faulty at the moment.

    Anyway, I got the Ecovacs Deebot T8 as recommended here. It is vastly superior with its avoidance ... though can still get caught out with obstacles that aren't yet defined in its firmware. I'm betting it gets better and better all the time. Eg: if I leave the doors open to the kids bedroom. It can get about a meter in .... Then it just stops ... takes a good look around and decides "not a hope in hell", cleans the 1 meter in the doorway and leaves the room. The eufy would have just gone into the room and got instantly tangled in the cloths, tissues, toys, legos, etc....

    The only real issue I have with it is the battery capacity seem to be tiny compared to the Eufy. I haven't managed to even try the mop yet... It took me several attempts to create a map. It doesn't have the capacity to map the whole --not large-- house on one charge, and by default it just returns to base for charging. You have to find the switch in the advanced setting that tell it to go off and finish cleaning when its charged.... until you do this you never have a map, so can't do much.

    Now the problem with the battery capacity is .... By the time I remember to put it on ... its usually 11:00am ... it take an hour or two to clean.... at this point its dead flat, so recharges for several hours.... then goes and does the last bit of the house (it would do 95% of the house on the one charge)..... By now the kids are home and in the way moving stuff around . So you can't set it going as a mop. Several times I've tried to mop the following day, but the floors are far to dirty again .... so it looks like I will either have to sweep or mop .... 'cos its going to struggle to do both in a day due to battery capacity.

    differences:
    --both robot vacuum ... vacuum incredibly well... I'd say better than our big ducted vacuum system with air powered rotary brush head.
    --the ecovac is vastly superior iwth its avoidance of obstacles.
    --the eufy is much quieter
    --the eufy has MUCH better battery life
    --I'm hoping the ecovac is as good as described at mopping. Someday hopefully I'll get to try

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    Interesting around battery life - our place is smaller than yours but I have had it out for a couple of hours at a time when mapping. The mapping is one of the things I don't like - take ages and I've had the maps just vanish from the app twice - although I think the last firmware update has fixed this. Once you do have a good map saved, just break up the cleaning schedule so it vacuums say rooms a, b and c in the morning and the others in the arvo, or alternate days on the scheduler so it does part of the house each day. Our regular daily clean only takes 45 minutes and the mopping with a double run over everything takes around 90 minutes and does a bit more than the daily vacuum.

    Oh - if you don't like the noise of the vac, you'll hate the power mop attachment - we only run that when we're outside or going somewhere. You probably wouldn't enjoy having that running around your feet while you're working.


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    Get yourself one of these:

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