iRobot Roomba 671: Should you buy this robot vacuum?

The iRobot Roomba 671 is, as one might infer from its name, a robot vacuum that cleans your floors automatically and without any input from its human master. Part of a whole wave of automated home cleaning gadgets that seem to have burst onto the market in recent years, this model is particularly user-friendly, and doesn’t have a price tag that makes your eyes water either.

iRobot Roomba 671 pairs with your phone so you can schedule the cleaning

With a full charge, the iRobot Roomba 671 is capable of cleaning and sweeping your floors for about 90 minutes straight. While it may not seem too long, or be powerful enough to clean an entire mansion, its battery life is actually pretty much on par with even pricier models.

Featuring built-in Wifi capabilities, owners can target specific areas of their home via the companion mobile app, and also schedule the vacuuming schedule for when folks are out of the house – a great way to make sure it doesn’t get underfoot. What’s more, it’s also compatible with Alexa and Google Home devices, making it even easier to control.

iRobot Roomba 671 takes vacuuming off your errands list

A word of caution though. The Robot Roomba 671 doesn’t like carpets – particularly shag rugs – so if your home is filled with these floor accessories, perhaps give the US$229 gadget a miss. But if you abhor sweeping or vacuuming, this handy automated device might be just the thing.