Updated 2 Jun 2016

iRobot

Roomba 630

Snapshot: The iRobot Roomba 630 robot vacuum cleaner has a virtual wall. But how well does it clean?

Roomba 630
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$649

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Test results

Overall score
53
Carpet cleaning
?/10
Corners and edges
?/10
Pet-hair removal
?/10
Hard floor
?/10

Good points

  • Good at cleaning hard floors.
  • OK at picking up pet hair.
  • Comes with a virtual wall.
  • Navigated rug tassels well.

But

  • Extremely poor at cleaning carpet and cleaning corners and edges.
  • Cannot be scheduled for a particular time or day.
  • Doesn’t have a remote control.

How we test

Our test for these robots was based on our existing vacuum cleaner test, but with some new twists. The robot vacuums navigated around the lab – on hard floors and carpet, up and down rugs (with and without tassles), under furniture and around obstacles. We measured dirt and pet hair pickup from carpet, hard floor, corners and edges – just as we do for other vacuum cleaners. When calculating the overall score, we placed more focus on cleaning hard floors than carpet to reflect the intended use of these robot vacuums.

Overall score includes:
Hard floor: 40%
Carpet: 30%
Pet hair: 15%
Corners and edges: 15%

Key data

Model

Avg price
$649
Type
Robot vacuum
Head type
n/a

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Car cleaning
-

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
60
Reach (m)
n/a
Weight (kg)
3.7
Bag/bin
Bin
Bag/bin volume (L)
n/a
Battery type
Ni-mH
Battery voltage
14.4
Claimed charge time (hours)
ns
Running time (minutes)
90

Features

HEPA filter
-
Variable power
-
Hand-held option
-
Wand suction control
n/a
Crevice tool
n/a
Upholstery tool
n/a
Dusting brush
n/a
Programmable time
No
Programmable day
No
Return to charge
Yes
Remote control
No
Stairs detect
Yes
Virtual wall
Yes
Wall mountable
n/a
Adjustable head
n/a

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Notes
-
Availability
-

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