The rapid technological evolution has revolutionized house cleaning, with the development of autonomously-operated vacuum cleaners helping pet owners to maintain cleanliness in their houses. These robotic vacuum cleaners (also called robovacs) are built for convenience, cleaning efficiency, and are also designed to operate autonomously which saves time for the house owner. There are different models, types, brands, and styles of Robovacs; but this review focuses on 2 superb models – Bobsweep Bobi Pet and iRobot Roomba 650.
The selected models share one fundamental feature: Both are designed for cleaning pet matter, including pet hair, from the floor. This allows for a bobsweep vs Roomba 650 product comparison as both are built to serve the same function. The end-goal of this review is to find out which is the better robotic vacuum cleaner for cleaning off pet hair. Even so, before making the Bobsweep Bobi Pet vs Roomba 650 comparison, it is important to describe each of the two brands.
Still, there is need to highlight the main difference between these two robovac models, and other standard robovac models. Pet hair tends to clog the cleaning mechanism of standard Robovacs, and this compelled Robovac developers to design special robot vacuum cleaners that can handle fine particulate dirt such as pet hair and fine dust. These robovacs have compact, powerful brushes and deep suction mechanisms.
Key Facts about iRobot Roomba 650
iRobot Roomba 650 is a compactly-built, yet powerful cleaning equipment that uses innovative technology to support ultra-efficient floor cleaning. This compact, lightweight robovac weighs around 12pounds and can work on any concrete floor type or grade, regardless of whether it has been tiled or not.
It uses a 3-stage cleaning system. It has a dirt-detect feature whose advanced sensors serve to detect floor areas with lots of dirt. This enables the robovac to spend more time on cleaning areas with heavier debris, as compared to time spent of cleaning the surrounding floor area.
This model also features auto-scheduled cleaning, which allows the user to program the robovac to perform up-to seven cleaning sessions at set (pre-determined) times.
Its control buttons are well-positioned for easy access, and the cleaning button features an indicator light that glows green when the device is ready to start cleaning, and if the battery power is low, it turns yellow; and if there is no charge in the battery, it turns red. There is also a dock button whose main function is to activate the gadget to return to its charging base.
Its powerful brushes give it a powerful clean that far outsizes this compact model. This allows the robovac to clean a large area within a short time. For suction, it uses its patented AreoVac suction technology.
This model is shipped alongside its core maintenance accessories including a brush cleaning kit for debriding the cleaning brushes.
Key Facts about Bobsweep Bobi Pet
Bobsweep Bobi Pet is an attractive compactly-designed, yet powerful cleaning equipment that uses innovative technology to support floor cleaning. This compact, lightweight robovac weighs around 10pounds and can work on any concrete floor, wooden, or laminated floor.
Its cleaning system features a 5-in-1 cleaning model which enables this product to sweep, vacuum, mop, and sterilize the floor using ultraviolet(UV) rays in addition to picking off extremely fine and particulate pet materials using HEPA filtration. It also comes with a dirt-detect feature.
Its control buttons are well-positioned for easy access, and it includes the dock button which activates the gadget to return to its charging base.
On the underside of this model is a front wheel and two side wheels which move the robovac around the house. Also protruding from the underside is a roller brush and a duster that clean the floor. There are also two rotating side brushes. Likewise, there is also a UV light source on the underside, that’s emits UV radiation to sterilize a mopped floor. It uses suction to pull dirt off the floor and into the built-in detachable dust-bin.
Which is better between iRobot Roomba 650 and Bobsweep Bobi Pet?
For this comparison to be performed well, there is need to compare the two robovacs based on the following 3 criteria: design quality, cleaning technology used, and their unique merits and demerits.
Bobsweep Bobi Pet vs. Roomba 650 comparison based on Design
iRobot Roomba 650 has a round shape which allows it to slide easily across the floor, but it also limits its cleaning effectiveness in floor corners as its brushes cannot completely wipe off the dirt in the floor corner.
iRobot Roomba 650 features simple-push, easy-to-use control buttons that are well-labeled and conveniently-positioned across its control panel. The cleaning button glows green when cleaning and then turns to yellow as battery power falls and ultimately glows red when the battery is drained of power. It also features a dock button which activates the return-to-base function when pressed, and this allows the robovac seek out it’s charging station where it can rest as it charges.
Bobsweep Bobi Pet has an attractive round shape, whose aesthetic quality is far superior to that of iRobot Roomba 650. Still, it can slide easily across the floor, but it cannot effectively clean corners.
Also, just like iRobot Roomba 650, Bobsweep Bobi Pet features simple-push, easy-to-use control buttons that are well-labeled and conveniently-positioned across its control panel. However, its cleaning button does not glow but instead uses a set of indicator lights that are placed above the buttons to show how much charge the battery has. Still, Bobsweep Bobi Pet features a dock button which activates the return-to-base function when pressed, hence allowing the robovac seek out its charging station where it can
rest as it charges.
Based on their design qualities, it can be deduced that Bobsweep Bobi Pet has a superior design quality as compared to iRobot Roomba 650.
Bobsweep vs. Roomba Comparison based on Technology Used
The iRobot Roomba 650 uses a 3-stage cleaning system. This system operates as follows, first solid and sticky dirt is loosened up for sweeping. Next, the brushes sweep them across the floor and collects them at a single place to await suction. After that, the suction mechanism of the robovac sucks in the collected dirt, including pet hairs. This cleaning system leaves the floor clean and uncharred. Its AreoVac technology spins the brushes along its side, which loosens the dirt that is simultaneously sucked into the robovac.
On the other hand, Bobsweep Bobi Pet uses a 5-in-1 cleaning system which enables the robovac to sweep, and vacuum the dirt off the floor, before mopping the floor; and thereafter sterilizing the floor using ultraviolet radiation, as well as using HEPA filtration to pick off the very tiny bits of pet materials including broken hair fragments, while preventing these fine materials from being blown into the room thereby exposing the owner to the risk of inhaling particulate pet matter. This makes it a better model than iRobot Roomba in terms of being a powerful cleaning tool that can be used by people who are allergic to pet hair.
The sensoring system of iRobot Roomba 650 uses advanced sensors to detect and locate dirtier floor areas, and then sets the robovac to focus more on these areas. This dirt-detect feature allows the robovac to concentrate its energy on cleaning off concentrated dirt, while it uses less energy to clean across areas with light dirt cover. This not only improves its power efficiency but it also ultimately improves its cleaning efficiency. Bobsweep Bobi Pet also uses a dirt sensors, but its dirt-detect system is not as efficient as the dirt-detect system of iRobot Roomba 650. This is because the dirt sensors of Bobsweep Bobi Pet are not designed to
program the device to concentrate on specific floor areas.
The auto-scheduled cleaning feature of iRobot Roomba 650 uses easy-to-use control buttons to program when the robovac is to clean the floor, as well as whether the whole floor should be cleaned, or if only some areas need to be prioritized. On the other hand, Bobsweep Bobi Pet lacks this auto-scheduled cleaning feature.
The suction provided by Bobsweep Bobi Pet is far weaker to that provided by iRobot Roomba 650, and this creates a key difference in their cleaning efficiency with Bobsweep Bobi Pet being unable to clean as efficiently as iRobot Roomba 650.
In summary, the cleaning technology used in iRobot Roomba 650 is far superior to that used in Bobsweep Bobi Pet as it allows for focused and deep cleaning, even though it lacks the HEPA filtration function that Bobi pet possesses.
Bobsweep vs Roomba 650 comparison based on their merits and demerits
The main merits of iRobot Roomba 650 are described hereafter. It is a compactly-designed, 12-pound lightweight robovac that can clean concrete, wooden, linoleum, and tiled floors. It comes with a built-in large bin, hence does not require regular bin emptying. It is also a simple-to-program device that can detect and avoid physical obstacles such as stairs, furniture, and electric cords; and this allows it to prevent damage (to itself and other household property) during cleaning. Another advantage is that it has a high suction power, which enables it to clean off dirt from the floor. Equally, it operates silently, and can autonomously dock for charging.
Even so, iRobot Roomba 650 has its demerits which include its round shape which prevents effective cleaning of corners. It is also costly and comes with a retail price-tag of USD 375. Also, its battery charging process takes a relatively long time. Another key demerit of this model is its lack of memory which means that it cannot memorize previous floor patterns but has to rely solely on its dirt-detect feature every-time it is about to clean a floor.
The main merits of Bobsweep Bobi Pet are described hereafter. It is a compactly-designed, 10-pound lightweight robovac that can clean concrete, wooden, linoleum, and tiled floors. It comes with a large built-in, detachable dust-bin. Just like iRobot Roomba 650, it is a simple-to-program device that can detect and avoid physical obstacles such as stairs, furniture, and electric cords. However, its suction power is much lower than that of iRobot Roomba 650. Still, Bobsweep Bobi Pet operates silently, and can autonomously dock for charging.
On the downside, Bobsweep Bobi Pet is expensive with a retail price-tag of USD325 which is quite high for a product with a lower cleaning efficiency than iRobot Roomba 650. Moreover, its round shape prevents effective cleaning of corners; and its battery charging process takes a while. Furthermore, its dirt-detect feature is of a lower quality as compared to the dirt detect feature of iRobot Roomba 650.
By deduction, it can be stated that iRobot Roomba 650 is the better robot vacuum cleaner, even though it is the more expensive model; and this is because it provides better cleaning as compared to Bobsweep Bobi Pet.
Bobsweep Bobi Pet and iRobot Roomba 650 are robot vacuum cleaners purposely designed to clean pet matter from floor. They have the same shape, but Bobsweep Bobi Pet has better aesthetics. Even so, iRobot Roomba 650 far out-competes Bobsweep Bobi Pet in terms of cleaning quality and power efficiency. Equally, iRobot Roomba 650 supports auto-scheduled cleaning which Bobi Pet does not. Therefore, even though iRobot Roomba 650 retails for USD375 as compared to USD325 of Bobsweep Bobi Pet; iRobot Roomba 650 is
definitely the better model among these two robot vacuum cleaners.