I love this little robot. It's so quiet even my cats adore it; they follow it around and pretend to be scared (Run away! Run away!) when it turns around and appears to chase thrm. Then they take a nap on the sofa while it cleans the room.
It would almost be worth the money just for that show every time i use it, but it also does an exceptional job cleaning my hardwood floors. It works far better than the roomba that i had, which was excrutiatingly loud and worse, it was so messy to clean out after it vacuumed i always had to clean the floor again AFTER using it.
The iRobot Braava is not a vacuum though, it pushes (or drags) its pile of dust and cat hair along as it goes. Surprisingly it doesn't deposit any of it along it's way. I did accidentally begin (and have continued) by using what is supposed to be the wet cloth on its dry cleanings - maybe that helps, since it's thicker than a swiffer cloth. At the end of a Mint session the dirt it is hauling along is always fairly compacted and easily peels off the cloth in one great mat and the cloth then goes right in the laundry. And then, oh how smooth and delightfully clean my floors feel under my bare feet!
This does, however, bring me to the Mint's wet cleaning function. It works....okay. I use it in my one small bathroom with large stone tiles on the floor (my other bath has a mosaic tile floor - much as i love the Mint, i don't think it probably works well on wide grout.) Anyway, in the other bath i wet its little cloth and it finishes in record time, less than 10 minutes (for comparison, it takes about 45 minutes to completely dry clean and polish my living room, kitchen and bedroom - all hardwood, about 600 square feet). In the wet clean mode the Mint does a cute little scrubbing motion in addition to its broad sweeps across the floor and edge detailing. Then it sings out its little electronic song indicating it is done. The first time i used it in the bath i busted out laughing when i came in because there it was, sitting proudly in the middle of the floor like it was the conquering warrior of filth. It had indeed found all the dirt and dust and mopped it up from where it lurked in the corners of the room and behind the toilet...and then it had carefully strewn it, like clumps of gray, not very festive confetti, all across the floor. The little iRobot just looked so majestic somehow sitting in the middle of the crud spangled floor, like it truly believed that's how cleaning is done. And honestly, since the dirt was clumpy, it was far easier to scoop it up with a damp paper towel than it would be to get down on my knees to clean behind the toilet myself. It took me about 10 seconds of swiping, and the floor felt polished under my bare feet, just as silky feeling as it leaves the rest of the apartment.