Reviews On Roomba

 
Date: March 2, 2006
Item: iRobot Roomba 4210 Discovery Floorvac Robotic Vacuum, White
Number Of Reviews Analyzed: Over 266 user reviews were examined as part of this Amazon user review analysis.
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The Roomba 4210 is the mid-level model of the leading selling robot vacuum cleaner. Features include rechargeable batteries, dirt detection sensors, and infrared drop-off detectors. The drop-off detectors are to keep the robot from falling down the stairs. But give that a good solid test before you find your robot falling down the stairs. This model includes two virtual walls which you can use to confine the robot to a particular area. It uses rechargeable batteries which take 3 hours to recharge, and includes a side brush for cleaning edges. It also will adjust itself to virtually any floor surface.

The reviews analyzed were mainly positive with owners of the product being very happy with the Roomba's performance. Several people were amazed with the way it cleaned up pet hairs. Others were impressed at how well it could automatically handle the change between floor surfaces like when going from a hardwood floor to a shaggy throw rug. There was the usual complaint of a broken product or two from people getting a bad unit, with at least one of them making very positive comments about how well technical support got them a replacement unit.

Strangely enough, the 3 anonymous reviews, those who chose not to give their name with their review, were all negative about the product but that was a tiny percentage of the review pool.

General Rating Information


Overall this robot vaccum cleaner received a 4.2 stars rating across all the user reviews. There were 209 good ratings and 38 bad ratings. Out of 1116 total votes, 79% of the people that read the bad reviews thought they were helpful. Out of 2747 total votes, 91% of the people that read the good reviews felt they were useful. If you filter out the reviews that most people felt were unhelpful, including those reviews that people didnít even bother to vote on or only got a tiny fraction of the votes, the robot vaccum cleaner's rating rises to a 4.94 star rating.

Real Name Reviewers


The reviewers that used their real names made up 56% of the total reviewer pool. There were 118 good ratings in this category and 18 bad ones. They gave the robot vaccum cleaner an average rating of 4.24 stars. Out of 318 total votes, 85% of the people that read the bad reviews believed they were helpful. Out of 1735 total votes, 94% of the people that read the good reviews found them useful. If you filter out the reviews that most people felt were unhelpful, including those reviews that people didnít even bother to vote on or only got a tiny fraction of the votes, the robot vaccum cleaner's rating rises to a 4.93 star rating.

Anonymous Reviewers


The reviewers that chose not to reveal their names made up 2% of the total reviewer pool. There were 3 ratings in this category, and they were all bad. They gave the robot vaccum cleaner an average rating of 2 stars. Out of 491 total votes, 85% of the people that read the bad reviews found them useful.If you filter out the reviews that most people did not find useful, including those reviews that people didnít even bother to vote on or only got a tiny fraction of the votes, the robot vaccum cleaner's rating falls to a 0 star rating.

Kid Reviewers


The reviewers in the kids category made up 1% of the total reviewer pool. There were 1 good ratings in this category and 1 bad ones. They gave the robot vaccum cleaner an average rating of 3.5 stars. Out of 18 total votes, 39% of the people that read the bad reviews found them helpful. Out of 10 total votes, 70% of the people that read the good reviews believed they were helpful. If you filter out the reviews that most people did not find helpful, including those reviews that people didnít even bother to vote on or only got a tiny fraction of the votes, the robot vaccum cleaner's rating falls to a 0 star rating.

Top Ranked Reviewers


The Top Ranked reviewers made up 2% of the total reviewer pool. There were 4 ratings in this category, and they were all good. They gave the robot vaccum cleaner an average rating of 4.75 stars. Out of 790 total votes, 98% of the people that read the good reviews found them useful. Filtering out the poor quality reviews did not significantly modify the robot vaccum cleaner's rating.
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Four Top Ranked reviewers weighed in on this robot vaccum cleaner. There was one Top 100 reviewer, two Top 500 reviewers, and one Top 1000 reviewer. The Top Ranked reviewers all gave the robot vaccum cleaner a good review.
  • The Top 100 Reviewer gave the robot vaccum cleaner a 5 star rating.
  • The Top 500 Reviewers gave the robot vaccum cleaner the following ratings: a 5 star rating, and a 4 star rating.
  • The Top 1000 Reviewer gave the robot vaccum cleaner a 5 star rating.

Negative User Quotes


  • "Complex spaces confused it; it would go round-and-round-and-round our kitchen, poke out and hit the wall opposite and go right back in and continue lapping the island."
  • "Unfortunately the unit does not last very long."
  • "(Disposable Electronics) The Roomba idea is clever and they can be handy during the warranty period but after that they are essentially disposable items."
 

Positive User Quotes


  • "(Works like a demon on dog hair!"
  • "(Robot Roomba 4210 Discovery Vacuum) I cannot say enough good things about this product, I love it!"
  • "I love my Roomba!"
  • "(Simply Amazing) I love this 'bot."
  • "(Top 500 Reviewer): To my joy, iRobot replaced it at no cost, and after two years it is working great."
  • "(Top 500 Reviewer): This little Roomba guy is great for turning on and then returning to my home office travails - and also gives the basset something to chase around and bark at - and I love it that Roomba returns himself to his recharge station before he gets all plu"
  • "(Top 100 Reviewer): (Fun dreams do come true) If you have dreamed of a robot butler following orders, cleaning around the house, you are not alone."
  • "(Top 1000 Reviewer): (Long Time Roomba User Extremely Happy with New Version) I've been a Roomba user for almost two years, so I know the benefits of a little automated vacuum."
  • "It transitions over large carpets and (larger, sturdy) throw rugs with ease."
 

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