Thanks to a hint given to me by a twitter friend, we purchased a refurbished Roomba 530 from Woot last week.
The unit arrived on Thursday … and I plugged it in to get it charging as soon as I got home. I positioned the charging base in the corner of the dining room which is pretty much out of the way.
So Friday morning it had a green light, indicating it was all charged up and ready to go. So, being the good geek that I am, I pressed the button and let it go about it’s business cleaning the dining room, living room, & kitchen areas.
It dutifully started up and was vacuuming up the dust & bits of cat hair. It went from room to room, cleaning the floors up, as I thought it should.