Oh my gosh, this is literally the best thing I've ever bought! I keep saying this to my husband!!!! I'm so glad I took the leap!
I almost never write reviews, but I'm so in love I just had to share.
First, we live in an almost 1900 sq ft house that is ALL wood floors! Besides rugs of course. We have a 16 month old and 2 big, hairy dogs. Keeping up with the floors is nearly impossible, and stresses me out!
I wanted to be sure to really see how this thing would work so I spent hours yesterday getting my floors probably cleaner than they've even been in the 2.5 years living here. I have a Dyson (which I love) that I usedfirst to do a very thorough job. Then I used a manual little dust mop thing I have, then my steam mop, then literally on my hands and knees through the entire house! I waited a couple hours until there was already some dog hair and crumbs around the kitchen, I also put some pieces of rice around randomly so I could see if the shark went everywhere. We used the strips to keep it in our large living/dining room, kitchen, entry way with small hall, and 2nd dining room. A pretty large space, but what I would love for it to be able to keep up through the week, so this is how I wanted to test it.
It ran for exactly 1 hour and 11 minutes and seemed to hit every area very well. It picked up all my random rice. I couldn't wait to see all that it had picked up, so I pulled out the bin (which is so easy and nice to remove) and almost died! Seriously a bunch of hair, dust, crumbs, and all the rice. See pictures. Mind blown! This thing is incredible!!!
If you're thinking about it, don't wait another minute, order it!!!!!
Also, I had a hard time finding info on the difference between the 2 models, I finally found a page that spelled it out, and the 2 units are essentially identical just one comes with a remote for programming, and the 750 model uses your phone and wifi. That was definitely not worth the eextra $50 to me so I went with the 720.
This is going to change my life! Worth every penny! Hope this helps someone.
Amazon CustomerMost amazing thing ever! Worth every penny!!
I received a Shark ION Robot 720 Vacuum in exchange for an honest review.
We have used a Roomba for years and thought it was adequate for the job. However I jumped at the opportunity to see what's new in the robotic vacuum space.
The Shark ION is an order of magnitude better than the Roomba. First of all the dust bin is nearly twice the size of the Roomba so it doesn't have to be emptied as often. I LOVE that there is an alarm built-in to the Shark ION that alerts you when the bin needs to be emptied.
Another fantastic feature is that the Shark ION is programmable. I have mine set to clean Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am. It works perfectly and when it is finished, it returns to its charging station. The Roomba is supposed to return to its charger as well but it NEVER worked.
The Shark ION has a remote control that you use to program the vacuum and it is straight forward to use and comes with batteries.
The Shark ION also comes with Barrier Strips: small rubber bumpers that impede the Shark ION from crossing. We use the barrier strips to block places where the Roomba always got stuck, under the china cabinet for example.
The Shark ION Robot is incredibly quiet. The Roomba is so loud it can only be run during the day but the Shark ION could be programmed to run at night if you desire and it would not be heard throughout the house.
The Shark ION comes with an extra set of side brushes that snap into place. It also comes with an extra HEPA filter and a cleaning brush.
We have 3 dogs and 3 cats so we have lots of pet hair and the Shark ION does a fantastic job keeping floors tidy without any effort other than emptying the bin if it gets full.
I highly recommend the Shark ION ROBOT 720. It really sets the bar for performance and value in robotic vacuums.
Dean RobinsonWhat a difference from the Roomba!
I’ve had this for about two months now. I have it run daily because I have a dog. I have a mix of hard wood, tile and shag area rugs.
The vacuum is great. I’m mildly OCD and It does exactly what I need it to do, pick up the dog hair. The shark moves from tile to hard wood with ease and even get on the shag area rugs. Sometimes it will get stuck on the area rugs but it beeps to let me know that it needs to be moved, so that’s not really a big deal. The dirt container is easy to remove and empty.
I searched for months for the right vacuum to get. I decided on a shark because it was half the price of a roomba. I decided on this model over the Alexa model because of the negative reviews about the wireless connection dropping. While I would love to tell Alexa to clean my house, this vacuum comes with a remote so I can just press a button and it works.
While this isn’t a substitute for cleaning the house, it meets the needs for day to day pick up. It goes under the couch with ease.
The only weird thing about it, which I knew before I bought it because of the other reviews, is that it doesn’t make sense on how it cleans. It’s not a straight line. It’s almost like you’re driving home and decide to take the more scenic route. While it may take longer, it gets the job done and you reach your final destination.
Honestly, I can’t remember life before this. I hope it never dies.