How does this compare to Roomba?
The neato is smarter but doesn't have the side brush to get all the way to the walls. I purchased the roomba 620 for $252 plus $50 back in kohls cash, it works really good on carpet and hard floors and gets all the way to my baseboards. I just ordered the neato xv-11 for my parents as a christmas gift, from videos and research it makes the roomba look dumb as it maps out the room and actually has a fluent pattern it follows, they have their house cleaned weekly so not actually gettting to the baseboards shouldn't be an issue. The roomba has a random pattern, although it actually covers all of the floor repeatedly it is amusing to watch. But for me the roomba is a better choice beings I hate to vacuum and it gets the edges you would actually have to use the vacuum wand to get. Both are awesome, its just personal preference, if the neato had a side brush it would definitely win.