Roomba

  • Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Bought a Robot Vacuum

    Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Bought a Robot Vacuum

    I love my Roomba, and I hate my Roomba. The endearing little beeps and boops, the hypnotic but inexplicable path it takes across my floor, the possibility of training woodland animals to ride it across the floor…there’s a lot to like. But, three years into its use, I have some bones to pick. Here are…


  • Now Your Roomba May Be Out to Get You

    Now Your Roomba May Be Out to Get You

    If this week (or year, really) has taught us anything, it’s that we can’t have nice things: A functioning democracy, the ability to hug someone you don’t live with…even onions. And now, it has come for our beloved vacuum robots — yes, the Roomba. When you think about it, they’ve always seemed a little too…


  • Tell Your Roomba To Stop Sharing A Map Of Your Home

    Tell Your Roomba To Stop Sharing A Map Of Your Home

    The Roomba 900 Series offers a Clean Map Report, which maps your home as it vacuums, improving its movement and telling you how well it cleaned. But to get that map, according to customer service reps, you have to share it with Roomba’s creator iRobot. And that gives iRobot permission to give — or sell…