iRobot Roomba 652 Review

iRobot Roomba 652 Overview

iRobot Roomba 652

iRobot provides people with high-quality robot vacuum cleaners. This iRobot Roomba 652 review is aimed to show that this model is quite helpful with its cleaning modes and the 3-stage cleaning modes.

This model isn’t very expensive – it will cost you less than $300.

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The first thing to highlight in our iRobot Roomba 652 review is its dimensions – 13.4 x 13.4 x 3.6 inches. It isn’t tall, so it can go under pieces of furniture. Overall, this model isn’t large, so it’s a good option if you don’t have too much space. The weight of this robot cleaner is 7.9 pounds, so it isn’t heavy either. Therefore, you can easily move it manually, if something is wrong with this robot vacuum cleaner (it may get stuck somewhere, which happens with all robot cleaners). This weight is too low to damage your children or pets either.


It’s a good option for people who look for a good robot cleaner that can clear relatively large areas and the iRobot Roomba 652 specs prove it. The cleaning area of this model is around 1000 square feet. This model has such cleaning modes as “Auto” and “Spot”. It also has a carpet cleaning function and this model doesn’t have any problems cleaning rugs (especially if they are almost flat).

This model has the auto-charging feature, so it returns to the recharging station automatically. It has a Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 2600 mAh, which allows it to work for around 120 minutes. The downside of this battery capacity is that the recharging time is around 4-5 hours, which is quite long. 120 minutes may be enough to clean the entire area. It has the “auto charging” feature, so it returns to the dock station when it’s needed. The battery can be replaced when it’s necessary.

The suction power of this model is 600 Pa, which is enough to clean carpets, but it still may get some troubles with shaggy carpets. It uses the 3-stage cleaning system, which is patented by Roomba. The dustbin capacity is 300 ml, which is not big and it can be a serious issue, if you have pets, since this small dustbin can get full very fast. The noise level is around 68 dB, which some people may find loud, but it has a scheduling function, so you can make it clean your house when you are out.

This model has various sensors, such as the drop sensor protection and the anti-collision sensor. Therefore, it won’t fall from an edge (it may be a stair) and it won’t damage anything either. Apart from the “protection” sensors, it has dirt detect sensors that help this model find the areas that require extra cleaning. It has complex movement sensors, but they can fail sometimes. This robot may get stuck on the bathroom scale or it may get itself lost.

It supports the virtual mode function. The dual-mode virtual wall has two modes – “Virtual wall” and “Halo” (it creates a circle that the Roomba doesn’t get inside, it reaches around 24 inches from the center of this device).


The iRobot Roomba 652 robotic vacuum cleaner has a panel with buttons and indicators on the top panel. It has three indicators – dirt detect, troubleshooting, battery. The central large button is the “clean”/power button. It is surrounded by “spot” and “Dock” buttons. The scheduling interface is split and it is located above and under the central buttons.

It has a handle, so you can move it if it gets stuck somewhere or gets lost and its battery dies. The bottom part of this model has a bin release button and the panel that covers the dust bin and the filter. The front panel has a light touch sensor. This model also has an RCON sensor (Room Confinement Sensor) to detect compatible accessories.

If you turn it upside down, you will see additional cliff sensors, a side brush, a removable caster wheel, charging contact points, wheel modules, and a cleaning head module. The cleaning module includes dual multi-surface brushes. One brush is to loosen up the dirt and the other brush picks it.


This can be a good model if you don’t have much fur to remove. The iRobot Roomba 652 specs prove it to be a smart vacuum cleaner for large areas. The battery life allows it to work for almost two hours. It has different sensors, so it can detect dirty areas and do some extra cleaning.

However, the dustbin isn’t very large and the suction power isn’t very high (it may have problems with shaggy carpets).

Main features

Customer reviews







Battery Capacity

2600 mAH

Battery Life

120 Minutes

Auto Charging

Charging Time

4-5 hours

Cleaning features


Dust bin capacity

Number of cleaning stages


Using area

1000 square feet

Noise level

Carpet cleaning

Air Filteration


Remote Control


Wi-Fi frequency requires

has not


Drop Sensor Protection


Protective bumpers






Cleaning modes




Single room






Virtual Wall

Time scheduling function

Voice control


1 Year


Product Size

13.4 x 13.4 x 3.6 inches

Product Weight

7.9 pounds