iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuuming Cleaner

The concept is that when you enable Lighthouse mode, you deploy the Lighthouses around your house (usually at the edge of a door framework) to partition areas for the Roomba to cleanse.

The iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuuming Cleaner then vacuums the first part or room, then contacts the Lighthouse on guard responsibility.

This Lighthouse then signals Roomba to continue on the following cleaning sector.

After the robotic travels through, the Lighthouse/virtual wall surface reactivates, stopping the Roomba from returning to the first location (now clean).

When all rooms/sections are vacuumed, the iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuuming Cleaner then communicates with the Lighthouses, which then routes it back to Home Base for a recharge.

My son has dust allergies and works long hours, so never has time to vacuum under the beds etc. I gave him a Roomba; he sets it when he leaves for work and forgets it. No more sneezes and watery eyes. Also, it’s fun to use and even to watch it at work. Worth the price.Buyer

iRobot asserts you can set the Roomba 560 to remove to 4 spaces in one cleansing session, though you will have to acquire additional Lighthouses ($39.99 each) to cover this much room.

The iRobot company recommends you originally charge the Roomba for 16 hrs for the finest electric battery performance.irobot-roomba-560-lighthouse

Setting iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuuming Cleaner and organizing a few cleaning sessions is very basic, similar to configuring a traditional VCR.

Roomba smoothly rolls off the Home Base as well as cleanse rooms.

Vacuuming in the seemingly random circles, slow-moving bumps, and wall-following movements.

It succeeds to take care heaps of paper, sugar, as well as other trash.

Thanks to a brand-new anti-tassel attribute, the Roomba is designed to remove itself automatically from cables and carpet tassels.

The function works quite well, pulling the device free of cost from tangles without inducing any type of actual issue.


iRobot Roomba 560 Full Specifications


Special Features

  • On-board scheduling allows to preset up to seven times per week for Roomba to clean when it’s most convenient for you
  • Two Auto Virtual Walls create an invisible barrier that blocks Roomba from entering off-limit areas
  • Home Base for Roomba to dock and recharge when done vacuuming or the battery is low


Core Technologies

  • Roomba uses a three-stage cleaning system
  • Cleaning head suspension system allows Roomba to automatically adjust between carpet, tile, and hardwood and linoleum floors
  • Counter-rotating bristle brush and beater brush work together like a dustpan and broom
  • Fine vacuum filter traps dust, pollen and tiny particulates inside bin
  • Roomba vacuums under and around furniture and along wall edges
  • Spinning side brush makes Roomba extremely efficient at cleaning edges


iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology

  • With iAdapt Technology, Roomba vacuums every section of your room multiple times
  • Roomba selects from dozens of robotic behaviors more than 60 times per second to optimize coverage
  • Light-Touch Bumper Technology accurately discerns soft barriers from solid barriers
  • Wall-Following Technology ensures the most thorough floor coverage possible
  • Dirt Detect Technology uses an acoustic sensor to help find dirtier areas and spend more time cleaning them
  • Cliff Detection Sensors allow Roomba to avoid stairs and other drop-offs
  • Anti-Tangle Technology keeps Roomba from getting stuck on cords, carpet fringe and tassels, helping Roomba to clean on its own without supervision


What’s In The Box

  • 1 iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuuming Cleaner
  • 2 Auto Virtual Walls (Require 2 C batteries each)
  • 1 Self-Charging Home Base
  • 1 Extra Filter
  • 1 Battery Charger
  • 1 Rechargeable Battery
  • 1 Brush Cleaning Tool


  • Package Dimensions: 17″x18″x5″
  • Package Weight: 12.5 lbs
  • Dimensions: 13.4 inches in diameter, 3.6 inches in height
  • Robot Weight: 8.3 lbs
  • Country of Origin: China


iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuuming Cleaner Conclusion

All in all, this robot vacuum is a nifty little cleaning machine. But that comes at the price. iRobot has made some extremely important strides toward correcting the shortfalls of previous models.



I bought a used iRobot Roomba a few months ago. I am very happy with it and its performance. Rate it Great! Buyer

The cleaning performance is good based on most reviews (even the negative ones) but remember to take some time cleaning the brushes and sensors so it doesn’t wear out.

It will take around 20 minutes or so to clean an average sized room so don’t bother watching it. Just let him do its thing.

Dirt bin is small so you’ll need to monitor this manually since it doesn’t have a full bin indicator.

Also it may be a good idea to buy extra side brushes just in case the one that comes in it breaks, as a lot of consumers complained about this in reviews.

Overall iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuuming Cleaner does a good enough job for in-between maintenance clean-up jobs.

Unfortunately iRobot has discontinued this product and warranty claims may be an issue, you may want to have a look at the newer 650 if you’re looking to buy a mid-priced Roomba.

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Busy lives mean that cleaning often falls by the wayside and if something like this can be automated, it makes perfect sense. The iRobot Roomba 560 has some shortcomings, but after using it for a few ...

Operating Time (hours)

Charge Time (hours)

Operating Pattern

Scheduled Cleaning

Infrared Sensor

Dirt Sensor

Hardwood, Tile & Linoleum


Spot Mode

Height Adjustment

HEPA Filter

Multi-Room Navigation

Battery Indicator

Full Bin Indicator

Cliff Sensor

Charging Base

Return to Charging Base


Virtual Walls

Remote Control




8 Total Score

Busy lives mean that cleaning often falls by the wayside, and if something like this can be automated, it makes perfect sense. The Roomba has some shortcomings, but after using it for a few weeks floors will be a lot cleaner.

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User Rating: 3.8 (1 votes)
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