Robot vacuums sound great.

They do the vacuuming for you, saving time and hassle. And they’ve come down in price, too–you can get a decent Roomba for a little over $300.

But while plenty of people seem happy with their Roombas, but I decided to return mine.

Vacuuming still isn’t fun, but a solid cordless vacuum is more useful to me than a gimmicky robot.

The Roomba is far from “set and forget”–in fact, it still requires a fair amount of manual work on your part, and you’ll still have to pull our the traditional vacuum for some spots.

To me, this kind of defeats the purpose of a robot vacuum in the first place. Let me explain.

Read more: Robot Vacuums Aren’t as Convenient as They Seem (or Why I Returned My Roomba)

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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