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Bedbathandbeyond.com [bedbathandbeyond.com] has the Neato D85 on sale for $449.99. Get the 20% off coupon here [bedbathandbeyond.com] which bring's total down to $359.99 with Free Shipping. I believe this is the lowest price ever for this specific model and vacuum.

This vacuum movement is far smarter than any Roomba using it's laser mapping technology and has non-random pattern of vacuuming the room. It also doesn't get stuck as easily as Roomba when it encounters cords.
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Do yourself a a favor and buy this. Even gave mine a name, WIFE - Wonderful Invention for everyone. 2 Story house? No problem, get a second wife. When it comes to cleaning, a man can never have too many wives.
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Does the charging base have to hav 3 ft on each side or can one be shorter?
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Quote from ROhnin View Post :
Bedbathandbeyond.com [bedbathandbeyond.com] has the Neato D85 on sale for $449.99. Get the 20% off coupon here [bedbathandbeyond.com] which bring's total down to $359.99 with Free Shipping. I believe this is the lowest price ever for this specific model and vacuum.

This vacuum movement is far smarter than any Roomba using it's laser mapping technology and has non-random pattern of vacuuming the room. It also doesn't get stuck as easily as Roomba when it encounters cords.

Roomba has proven time and time again that the random pattern works. Mine cleans three rooms in my home and doesn't miss a spot. It only bothers people who have OCD. I'm not knocking the botvac because I have zero experience with one, but it's not smart to knock Roomba because they work very well.
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Does the charging base have to hav 3 ft on each side or can one be shorter?
I have a Neato XV-21, not the model for sale here. They have the same laser-mapping and docking station.

The manual says you need 3 feet on each side of the docking station. I didn't have a spot that I wanted to have a robot vacuum sitting in. Instead, On one side, I have maybe 5 inches, and about 2 feet on the other. I have not had any problems with the Neato returning to dock, or charging.

The only problem that I've had (with the XV-21) is the dirt bin pops out some times. Overall, it works much better than the several Roomba models that I've tried.
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Roomba has proven time and time again that the random pattern works. Mine cleans three rooms in my home and doesn't miss a spot. It only bothers people who have OCD. I'm not knocking the botvac because I have zero experience with one, but it's not smart to knock Roomba because they work very well.
I've had several models of Roombas, and I currently have the Neato XV-21. The area being cleaned is a kitchen, living room, bedroom, and hallway. In order to get the Roomba to clean the areas, I would have to have 3 or 4 lighthouses to get each room cleaned decently, requiring 6 to 8 size C batteries that always died. Also, the Roomba rarely, if ever made it back to the charging base.

I have two dogs and three cats. the Neato runs 3 times a week, and keeps the fur to a manageable level. The SAF (spouse approval factor) is quite high.
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Quote from billm0066 View Post :
Roomba has proven time and time again that the random pattern works. Mine cleans three rooms in my home and doesn't miss a spot. It only bothers people who have OCD. I'm not knocking the botvac because I have zero experience with one, but it's not smart to knock Roomba because they work very well.
What? That's like saying if I needed to drive out to the store, I have OCD because I drive directly there, opposed to randomly turning on various streets until I finally arrive.

Just because I arrived in both scenarios doesn't mean they both "work very well"
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I too have several Roomba's and liked the idea of how the BotVac does mapping. I've always been a fan of my Roombas! When iRobot announced the Roomba 980 they pretty much agreed to mapping vs randomly bumping all over the place. The connected feature is not as important to me, but does this BotVac also bump into things? I'd like my audio equipment to not get beaten up.
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I too have several Roomba's and liked the idea of how the BotVac does mapping. I've always been a fan of my Roombas! When iRobot announced the Roomba 980 they pretty much agreed to mapping vs randomly bumping all over the place. The connected feature is not as important to me, but does this BotVac also bump into things? I'd like my audio equipment to not get beaten up.
It bumps but not severely at full speed, more like touching
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It bumps but not severely at full speed, more like touching
So you'd likely say that it wouldn't damage cabinetry / wood work? Thanks!
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The endless fights / comparisons with roomba are pointless. This thing works, and so does roomba, apparently. Buy it and enjoy it.

What I find very useful about Neato (don't know anything about roomba) is that it is easy to clean after use. At first I was having difficulty cleaning the filter from all the dust, but took advice from a user's review on Amazon - put a piece of toilet paper on top of the filter before use. Then you just toss the dust in the trash, and off goes the TP - your filter still being clean. The brush detaches easily, making it easy to clean too.
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Anyone get the 20% coupon? Its been 2 hrs and Im still waiting.
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I recently bought a botvac D75 so my wife wasnt sweeping so much. I liked the powerful suction of the unit, I felt like it cleaned very good. My main problem with it and essentially why I returned it was because it would never find its way back to the charger. We tried moving the base to the best visible (line of sight) areas in the house as possible to attempt to correct the issue but it just didnt work out. After every single cleaning we would have to manually pick it up and place it on the charger. It would also spend countless amounts of time in the back hallway lost trying to find its way out. it also bumped into things a little too hard for my liking. I got fed up with it and returned it to amazon within its 30 day period. we decided to try out the roomba. I bought the roomba 870 and we let it charge overnight. The first startup and run I immediately felt disappointed... it started of straight across the floor and began cleaning in a completely disorganized fashion. the funny thing is there were multiple doggy hair dust bunnies spread out across the floor and when it was done it managed to pick up only one of them (by sheer dumb luck). the cleaning job was not what I was hoping for in comparison to the neato we returned. However, when it came to bumping into things it was very gentle and many times it avoided obstacles that the neato would ram into. Also after a few days of running it we noticed all of the dust bunnies gone (we only left them there to test the neato cleaning abilities, it was driving my wife crazy) I will say that 50% of the time after the roomba runs there will still be some doggy hair missed by the unit. The main reason why we still have the roomba is because it always finds it way back to the base. without fail, wherever it traverses throughout the house we dont have to go on a search party to find it and place it back on its charger. This is the biggest selling point for us was the fact that we can let the roomba run while we dont have to baby sit it. The Neato was a constant chore chasing around the house and getting it to stop beeping because it was lost. but we have yet to have to do this with the Roomba. The ultimate would be to have the Neato power and cleaning algorithm mixed with the roomba's finesse around objects and its superior ability to find its way to the charger.
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So you'd likely say that it wouldn't damage cabinetry / wood work? Thanks!
Don't think so, unless it's some really gentle surface. It might scratch while turning though, so you might want to tape some soft double sided tape to front/sides of the robot. I didn't see any damage on my furniture, but I don't have any exotic furniture either.

Regarding finding the base, I see 3 robots in use (mine, parents, and ordered one for friends, although all from previous botvac series, prior to "D"), they all come back fine even when the base stuck at narrow places with about 1 ft space at each side of the base.
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Quote from billm0066 View Post :
Roomba has proven time and time again that the random pattern works. Mine cleans three rooms in my home and doesn't miss a spot. It only bothers people who have OCD. I'm not knocking the botvac because I have zero experience with one, but it's not smart to knock Roomba because they work very well.
If a Roomba goes over the same area multiple times because of its random nature, then that's not very efficient with time and energy (aka electricity) used. Although it may eventually cover all areas, the amount of time/energy used could be improved and that's where Neato's botvac's laser mapping technology improves the efficiency. Also, I used to have a Roomba and did not like it's suction power and based on reviews Neato is much better in that as well.
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