iRobot Roomba 650 – One of The Best Robot Vacuum Models For Pet Hair

In this vacuum cleaner review, we will go over the iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets. Obviously, this model is meant for pet owners, as it can deal with pet hair easily. However, this is not the only positive side that it has and in this article, we will go over all of its other, not so obvious pros. While it may not be the newest model in the Roomba series, the 650 is a solid robot vacuum on its own and can still stand up to its successors.

Technological Details

The iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets features the standard 3 stage cleaning system of iRobot, that can deal with dirt, pet hair and debris easily. While the model is mostly aimed at cleaning pet hair, it most certainly can tackle any other robot vacuum cleaning task and can be scheduled to do so up to seven times per week. The 650 of course features the Dirt Detect Technology, employing an acoustic sensor to find the dirtiest areas in your home and focuses on dealing with them first. It’s orientation system, iAdapt, will make sure that no part of the room will stay dirty – the robot will attempt to cover every single inch of the rooms that is accessible to it. To limit where the Roomba can and can’t go, you have the Virtual Wall system, again typical for the series. When you place the Virtual Wall block, it will emit an infrared beam, that stops the robot from entering the room or area.



There are three main reasons that made us add the iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets to our best robot vacuum cleaner list. First and foremost comes its ability to vacuum effectively. The model can handle pretty much any situation that can be tackled by a robotic vacuum cleaner, so as long as you keep your expectations reasonable you won’t be disappointed – you can’t expect even the best robot vacuum cleaner to match a canister or an upright model suction-wise, . Right after that, comes the pet hair part. Of course, since the name of the vac contains the words “for Pets” it’s supposed to be good in dealing with pet hair, and it really is – it won’t leave any hair behind. Then comes it’s smart targeting and orientation abilities. The model will scan down the dirtiest locations in your home and focus its cleaning power on them, making sure that they are taken care of.

Suction Power – The iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets features iRobots’ famous three stage cleaning system, that takes care of any and all pet hair, dust and dirt in your home. No robot vacuum task is too hard for the Roomba 650 and as long as you keep your expectations reasonable it won’t let you down.


Pet Hair – Even though it’s not the newest model around, the iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot is very capable in the pet hair cleaning department. There are very few other models that can stand up to it, and most of them are its successors that have inherited the system from it.

Orientation – The orientation on this model is superb, especially considering that it came before a lot of the models that are now popular on the market. It may have fallen out of the spotlight for now, but the orientation and dust detection abilities of the model are still top-notch.



Just like all of our other suggestions, the iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot has its problems. Like we usually say, there is no absolute best vacuum cleaner – they all have their ups and downs, and it is entirely up to you to find the one that best fits your needs. In the case of the Roomba 650, the downsides are pretty standard for a robot vac. It will occasionally get stuck and it can’t really empty its dustbin on its own and said dust bin is not the biggest thing around. All three of these disadvantages are shared between the best robot vacuums around and there really aren’t any models that have overcame them so far.

Needs assistance – Just like any robot vacuum cleaner, the iRobot Roomba 650 will occasionally need a bit of help from its owner. Like most robots, it doesn’t have the ability to empty the dust bin on its own and sometimes it can get stuck, especially if you have low furniture that it can attempt to clean under.

Dust container size – Sadly, the dust container isn’t too big either. Just like its successors, the Roomba 650 will need you to make sure that its dust container is emptied out in between cleaning sessions.



The iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for pets gets a 9 out of 10. The model has its ups and downs, all of which are quite standard, but it offers the reliability and quality typical for iRobot. If you are looking for the next great thing in the world of robot vacuums that can take care of your home on its own for weeks without any assistance, this isn’t the model for you. However, such a model doesn’t yet exist and you will keep looking for quite some time.

On the other hand, if you have reasonable expectations and understand the general limitations of robot vacs, the iRobot 650 is a very solid candidate for the best robot vacuum cleaner title. It is mostly suited towards pet owners, as it name clearly suggests, but it can fill in any cleaning role that a standard model would.

  • Powerful Suction
  • Great for Pet Hair
  • Long Battery Life
  • Needs Assistance
  • Small Dust Container
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