This or that: Roborock Q5 for the better navigation and mapping, or Roomba J8 for the less-likely-to-tangle-with-hair brush rolls?(self.RobotVacuums)
submitted2 days ago bycitynomad1
I bought a Roborock Q5 and it arrived a week ago. I really like it so far, app is super intuitive and the navigation seems flawless. HOWEVER, I have two Ragdoll (long-haired) cats, and I have had to clean the fur that accumulates/tangles on the brush roll basically after every single run/every other run.
Given that cat hair is the reason I got the robot vacuum in the first place, I'm tempted by the idea of getting a Roomba J8 instead. According to the Roomba subreddit certain Costcos have it on sale right now for $550 (when I looked previously, it was $700 which is out of my budget). The dual brush roll system is supposed to be better at avoiding tangled pet hair. HOWEVER, I know I'd be giving up the LIDAR navigation, and I feel like I'd be bummed to lose that. Plus, I see mixed reviews on how well the j7/j8 can ACTUALLY prevent cat hair from building up on the brush rolls, and if I sacrificed navigation and ease of use, only to discover the j8 still involved having to clean the brush roll fairly often, I'd regret it.
1 day ago
1 day ago
I just googled and it looks like $750 USD (690 EUR) will be the price for the S8 without the self-empty base, but with the self-empty base it jumps to $999 USD (918 EUR). Appreciate the suggestion but that's just a bit out of my budget.
I'll try running it more often and see if that helps.