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LSURep864
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PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
The RoboRock S5 by Xiaomi was literally the best $500 bucks I ever spent. After watching countless reviews, youtube Vacuum wars, and scouring reddit. I opted for the S5 instead of the high end Roomba.


I am floored at how much shite that Vacuum picked up. I have a German Shepherd who sheds EVERY WHERE. THE S5 handled with ease.


The app is great, the mapping, and spot cleaning is also amazing. Google home support as well.

If you were on the fence just buy it.
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way_south
Member since Jul 2017
352 posts

re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
I've killed several roombas, this go around I picked up a shark ion with the dust buster like vacuum too for under 250$ at Kohls on a sale.


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CollegeFBRules
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re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
I’m not speaking to any particular model as much I am to these vacuums in general. They are GOD sends. No matter how much I clean my house, this thing always shows me how much shite it still laying around that I didn’t get. I’ll never not have one of these again.


LSURep864
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Spartanburg,SC
Member since Nov 2007
7097 posts

re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
Yep best money ever spent.

I’ve gone mad with power. Sitting at work telling this thing to do 3x Zone/room cleaning. Then watching on my nest cam.

We live in the future.


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TheHarahanian
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re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum

How do the cliff sensors do with dark carpeting/flooring?

I had to disable the cliff sensors on my Roomba because I have some dark colored rugs and those look like holes to the Roomba.


LSURep864
LSU Fan
Spartanburg,SC
Member since Nov 2007
7097 posts

re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
I’ve got no carpet only hardwoods. So far it’s had no problem with my greenish rugs. They’re not bright but also not super dark. The S5 uses a laser to navigate whereas I know some Roombas use a camera.

I’m amazed at well this thing navigates places you would swear it can’t get to.

Go on Vacuum Wars YouTube. They got an in depth breakdown of the Roomba i7+ vs the RoboRock S5.

The RoboRock wins the day and for literally half the price.
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Weekend Warrior79
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River Ridge
Member since Aug 2014
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re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
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I have a German Shepherd


quote:

am floored at how much shite that Vacuum picked up


How does it do in this instance? Is dismantling & cleaning easy? Do they cover these in those Vacuum wars videos?


AmosMosesAndTwins
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Lake Charles
Member since Apr 2010
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re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
Couple places in my house I know where to look when I get home and don’t see it on its base. Also likes to get hung up on charging cords and other random small shite my wife can’t seem to put away.


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LSURep864
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Spartanburg,SC
Member since Nov 2007
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re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
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How does it do in this instance? Is dismantling & cleaning easy? Do they cover these in those Vacuum wars videos


Let’s just say I had a disgusting, shameful, out of control amount of dog hair.

It did my entire house, and I only emptied the tray 2-3 times.

It’s SUPER freaking easy. The whole thing is very intuitive. Takes literally under 45 seconds to take out the tray and dump it.
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AmosMosesAndTwins
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re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
Over time, filter/sweeper/wheel/roller replacements and more extensive internal cleanings are needed.


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Member since Nov 2014
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re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
Neato D5 owner, I love it. Definitely worth the price if you get a good robot vacuum. Don’t get a cheap knockoff though


Tigris
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Fernando Poo
Member since Jul 2005
9687 posts

re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
Thanks, just ordered after reading more about them.

Interestingly Amazon has the Roborock S5 for $570.

Walmart has the Roborock S50 for $470.

They are the same thing. S5 is the family and the differences are cosmetic. On Amazon when you order the S5 you get the S50. So I ordered from Walmart, obviously. Amazon is trying to sneak one by.


lsubuddy
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houma, la
Member since Jul 2014
2017 posts

re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
Saw a few of these at Dirt cheap a couple-a weeks ago $ 299 but couldn't get it


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1860pissed
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Dunleith
Member since Feb 2013
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re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
Looks like Newegg has them on flash sale for $389

Newegg


SuperDomed
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Birmingham
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re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
Just ordered one, damn you impulse buy!


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Tigris
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Fernando Poo
Member since Jul 2005
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re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
Nice find, shows it's there til Monday, or when sold out.


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jlovel7
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Aug 2014
7593 posts

re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
I can't wait to buy a nice one. I bought probably the cheapest one you could buy that was alexa enabled and it definitely cleans but it really can only handle one room. I can see why getting something nicer would be incredible. I'm pleased with my budget model for now...


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Zach Lee To Amp Hill
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Mar 2016
3491 posts

re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
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Neato D5 owner, I love it. Definitely worth the price if you get a good robot vacuum. Don’t get a cheap knockoff though


my D5 sux dix and cox


Tortious
ATX
Member since Nov 2010
1873 posts

re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
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my D5 sux dix and cox


How much extra did that cost?


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LSURep864
LSU Fan
Spartanburg,SC
Member since Nov 2007
7097 posts

re: PSA for anyone on the fence. Robot Vacuum
Heads up. I think Newegg is selling the international model. So you'll need an adapter for the power. Other than that I think I read it's the same experience.

You guys are in for a treat when you get this thing.


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