Vacuuming With Roomba 650

Roomba 650/655 Robot Vacuum: In-Depth Review

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Roomba Entry Level Model Cleaning Hardwood

The iRobot Roomba 650/655 Pet series does a great job clearing away pet dander and hair in a single room.

It is a tough, reliable cleaner with many useful features.

Learn more about these features in our in-depth review, below.

Our Impression: Roomba 650/655 Robot Vacuum


The Roomba 650 is best for medium sized rooms and works well on flat areas and with short carpet.

Great for:

● Hardwood floors
● Short carpet
● Tile and vinyl floors
● Pet hair
● Allergens

Avoid if: you have thick carpets or rugs

Price: $$

Overall Impression

The iRobot Roomba 655 robotic vacuum has been around for a while, but it includes several options that are only available in top-of-the-line robotic vacuums.

For the price, the Roomba 650/655 remains one of the best robotic vacuums on the market for cleaning a single room

Entry Level Roomba Model in Action

Cleaning Ability

The Roomba 650 uses a 3 stage cleaning system that employs a combination of brushing, agitation, and suction.

It has a spinning side brush to clean the edges of walls and corners.

The cleaning operation is simple: just press the clean button and the robot will get to work.

The body of the 650 is compact, which helps it get access to hard to reach places.

And the low-profile design makes it easy to clean under beds, sofas, and other furniture.


The Roomba 650 uses Roomba’s earlier-generation smart iAdapt responsive navigation system, which is an intelligent-routing nav system that automatically avoids objects and stairs.

Automation And Scheduling

The virtual wall technology built into the Roomba 650 helps automatically keep the Roomba in rooms that you want clean and out of the rooms you do not.

You can also schedule cleanings for any time of day, up to 7 times a week.

What it Misses

One of the complaints about the Roomba 650 is that it tends to get stuck.

If you have a room with a lot of area rugs, it may miss spots as it does not navigate over different floor types well.

In addition, you will need to pick up dining room chairs in order for the vacuum to sweep under a table.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Emptying the debris bin is simple. It is also important to clean the brushes regularly to keep them free of hair and other debris.

Overall, upkeep of the Roomba 650 is very easy and simple.




  • Dimensions: 13.9 x 13.9 x 3.6
  • Weight: 7.9 pounds
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Recharge Time: 2 hours
  • Self Charging: yes
  • Multi-room navigation: no
  • Entire level cleaning: no
  • Recharge and resume: no
  • Tangle free debris extractors: no
  • iRobot home app: no
  • 3 Stage cleaning system: yes
  • AeroForce 3 Stage cleaning system: no
  • Carpet boost: no
  • Scheduling: yes

About the author

Vicky Nicholls is the Sr. Researcher and Writer for

Vicky is a full-time professional writer who spends most of her time covering the real-world impact of the latest technologies on consumers' lives around the world. She writes full-time for a number of leading review and editorial publications on the web.

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