Once Upon A Time

And, in the end, when the alien robots arrived, there was only a single iRobot 581 Roomba Vacuum standing guard over a very clean planet.

What is it? asked the other robots. What happened to this planet? But the iRobot 581 Roomba Vacuum had no answer, because the iRobot 581 Roomba Vacuum could not speak.

It took some time for the robots to build a device that let them speak to the little iRobot 581 Roomba Vacuum. Once it was completed, they all gathered around and asked again... what happened to this planet?

In its simple language, the iRobot 581 Roomba Vacuum explained. The humans had seen a young adult movie and read a famous children's book. They'd made teams for something called "Quidditch" and tried to make flying brooms. They'd studied sorcery and dark powers... and achieved them. A mighty spell was sent forth, around the world, bringing all the brooms to life. But then... the brooms became an unstoppable army... determined to wipe mankind from the planet.

The humans hid in caves, and houses, and NASA clean rooms. Everywhere they went, the brooms found them. They swept them away like dirt and left them for the dustpan army (which didn't exist, but the brooms didn't know that) to scavenge. Before long, less than a handful of humans remained. And none of them knew the counter-spell.

But one of them did have an iRobot 581 Roomba Vacuum, the very iRobot 581 Roomba Vacuum that now stood before the alien robots. And, oh, was the iRobot 581 Roomba Vacuum ever so loyal. His human said "Clean." and he cleaned, cleaned all the dirt and grime and muck, cleaned the carpets and the hard floors, cleaned everywhere the brooms might cross in a way they could never, ever, EVER match. And the brooms, the magic brooms, they began to fall before the might... of engineering and science.

The alien robots began to look at each other and weep. They weeped at the beauty of the iRobot 581 Roomba Vacuum's story. They weeped at the loyalty a simple vacuum could show. They weeped that such a noble race would turn its back on sorcery and instead focus on a tiny, adorable robot.

And that's when the rocks started to fly out of nowhere. "We got 'em now, boys!" yelled the first human. "Treachery forever! Science never!" called the second. And as the alien robots ran for their spaceship, they remembered why they'd put this planet on the "Do Not Land" list in the first place.

But they had to admit, them humans sure made pretty good vacuum robots.

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  • iRobot Roomba 581 Vacuum Cleaning Robot features great innovations for improved performance, reliability and durability
  • On-board scheduling allows you to preset up to seven cleaning times per week for Roomba to clean when it's most convenient for you - whether you're at home or on the go
  • Roomba 581 systematically cleans four rooms on a single charge, gets into hard-to-reach areas like wall edges and beneath furniture, avoids stairs and other drop offs and automatically adjusts from carpets to hard floors and back again
  • Each Virtual Wall Lighthouse (3 included) confines Roomba to one room until the entire floor is vacuumed before Roomba moves on to the next room
  • Virtual Wall Lighthouse requires 2 C Alkaline batteries each (not included)
  • Wireless command center lets you conveniently control Roomba's functions, you can use it to turn Roomba on and off, schedule Roomba to clean, and steer Roomba around your room
  • Adjusts from carpets to hard floors and back again
  • Detects dirtier areas and spends more time cleaning them
  • Spot Clean provides quick clean-up of spills and concentrated messes
  • Senses and avoids stairs and other drop-offs
  • Returns to its self-charging Home Base to dock and recharge between cleanings
  • The side brush makes Roomba even more efficient at cleaning edges and corners
  • Won't get tangled on cords and tassels
  • Included bristle brush cleaning tool easily removes hair from Roomba's bristle brush by simply pulling it over the brush

Shipping Note: Eligible for shipping to all 50 states

Warranty:  1 Year iRobot


Dimensions: Dia 13" x 3.25"
Power Supply: Rechargeable NIMH Battery
Power Adaptor Wattage: 100-240 V ~ 50/60 Hz ~ 33W
Virtual Wall Lighthouses Power Supply: 2 C Alkaline Batteries Each (not  included)
Wireless Command Center Power Supply: 4 AA Alkaline Batteries (not included)
Extra Filter: Yes
Included Brushes:
  • Flexible Brush
  • Bristle (Main) Brush
  • Side Brush

In the Box:

(1) iRobot 581 Roomba Vacuum includes:

  • (1) Roomba 581 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
  • (3) Virtual Wall Lighthouse
  • (1) Wireless Command Center
  • (1) Extra Filter
  • (1) Flexible Brush
  • (1) Bristle (Main) Brush
  • (1) Side Brush
  • (1) Bristle Brush Cleaning Tool
  • (1) Power Adaptor

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