iRobot Roomba 630 robotic vacuum cleaner is a fully functional robot vacuum equipped with various features for better cleaning.
As robotic vacuums continue to improve with technology, the iRobot Roomba 630 is one vacuum that continues to be a popular despite the fact that newer models have been released by iRobot.
iRobot is one of the most respected names in the robot vacuum industry and has been considered the innovators of robot vacuum systems.
With newer models, is it worth your money to stick with this model?
It can be used to clean the hard to reach areas including under beds, dressers, closet, couches, work benches and basically any area imaginable. Never again will you have to move furniture simply to clean beneath it, which for older owners, is an extremely important factor.
But unlike newer models it doesn’t have a HEPA filter nor can it be scheduled to clean.
Like all Roomba units, the 630 is round and low to the ground. It measures a modest 13.4 inches in diameter and just 3.6 inches high. It weighs only 7.9 lbs.
Just make sure to leave these plugged into the wall, sitting in their docks, all the time to keep the battery from dying prematurely. – Buyer
Looks aside, the iRobot Roomba 630 robotic vacuum cleaner has most of the features that have made iRobot one of the leaders in robot vacuum technology.
That includes a three stage cleaning system, the company’s AeroVac technology and the intelligent iAdapt algorithms.
Three stage cleaning consists of spinning side brushes, counter rotating rollers and powerful vacuum.
Motorized brush found in the newer models have been redesigned so that less hair is wrapped around it.
Spinning side brushes let the Roomba travel along a wall and brush all the hair and dust into the intake path. Counter-rotating rollers push debris as the robot moves forward.
A powerful vacuum draws it all in, including removing most of the hair caught on the rollers.
These brushes work equally well in picking up dust and because it has a corner brush, it’ll clean dirt all the way to the edge.
None of these mechanisms is perfect. In fact, they’re not as powerful or effective as an upright vacuum model. But for day-to-day maintenance they save a lot of effort.
The way the ducting is shaped and the motor assembly are designed, AeroVac helps pull the hair off the rollers and stuff it into a bin in the back.
That keeps the bristles working reasonably well and minimizes the frequency of emptying the container.
It’s not perfect either. String and thread is often beyond its ability, so you will have to clean off the rollers by hand from time to time.
Virtual Wall is a tiny tower that looks like a desk computer speaker.
It sends a signal that the iRobot Roomba 630 robotic vacuum cleaner can detect to prevent it entering a room.
That keeps the Roomba 630 in, for example, the living room instead of wandering off into a kitchen.
It helps avoid wasting battery. Better to clean one room well than two rooms poorly. You can shut it off with a click.
The Virtual Lighthouses included in higher-end models like the 780 or 790 are a little more useful.
They are dual-mode, blocking entry like a Virtual Wall or guiding the robot intelligently into the other room.
Roomba 630 comes with a charger/Home Base like most other iRobot models. The robot will return to home base after cleaning cycle is over or if battery is running low.
The battery itself will last for about an hour and can clean a large room, up to 450 square feet, very thoroughly in that time.
iRobot Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
Though an older model minus the premium features, it still is a good floor cleaner. This product would be great for busy folks like parents who would like some help in doing menial tasks like vacuuming and focus more on taking care of their kids.
iRobot Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot is made for all floor types. It vacuums carpets, tile, laminate and hardwood floors for you automatically adjusting to different floor surfaces as it moves through home.
One thing to take note about iRobot vacuums is they move in a random pattern. If you’re planning to watch it vacuum, it can be frustrating.
Since it has only one virtual wall and can’t be scheduled, your best bet here would be to let it clean one room at a time.
Use the virtual wall on the door so it cleans the whole room thoroughly and not get lost.
iRobot Roomba 630 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Features
- Counter rotating brushes capable of picking up pet hair from carpet and hard floors
- Dirt detect technology allows the robot to detect dirtier areas and spend more time cleaning these sections
- Uses the iAdapt software to reach all areas of your home
- Includes one virtual wall that blocks off areas that are off-limits
- Wall following technology cleans along the edges and corners
iRobot Roomba 630 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Performance
Though it can clean more than one room without assistance, it may miss some spots doing so.
Some buyers reported that it tends to bump into furniture repeatedly and cause some damage on them. One workaround for this is to put some padding around the sides to act as a cushion.
It doesn’t clean black rugs because of the cliff detection sensor. It thinks that it’s an open air space or a cliff (e.g. on stairs).
Before running iRobot Roomba 630 robotic vacuum cleaner, always clear the area of possible road blocks like wires, scattered toys or litter boxes so it doesn’t bump into them and possibly creates more mess.
Also leave a 3-foot radius around the charging base so the robot won’t have trouble re-docking.
It really does a great job on hard floors picking up dust and pet hair, but it will struggle with certain types of debris like sand or large bits of paper.
On short and medium pile carpet, it does a fairly decent job for maintenance clean-ups, but it tends to struggle on thick ones. As usual, use an upright or canister vacuum for deep cleaning on occasion.
It can struggle on transitioning from hard floor to very thick rugs. Sometimes it gets stuck trying to go over it or it just goes around it.
Some consumers have reported of it getting stuck transitioning on half-inch rugs. So if you have thick rugs, better visually check if the robot can successfully transition without getting stuck before letting it clean on its own.
iRobot Roomba 630 cleaning robot is specially intended to better handle pet fur, hair and other fibers. It gives you clean floors at the push of a button.
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|Hardwood, Tile & Linoleum|
|Full Bin Indicator|
|Return to Charging Base|
3.6″ H x 13.9″ W x 13.4″ D
$300 – $350
The Roomba 630 much like the 760 up to the latest 790 model, is designed to clean various types of debris such as pet hair, dust and other types of pollutants. But unlike newer models it doesn’t have a HEPA filter nor can it be scheduled to clean.