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Auto Virtual Wall®

Item Number: 88701

An Auto Virtual Wall prevents Roomba or Scooba 450 from entering areas that are off-limits. The Auto Virtual Wall remains constantly on so you don't have to remember to turn it on/off.

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Auto Virtual Wall® Full Specifications

The Auto Virtual Wall uses an infrared beam, preset for 4 to 7 feet, to block Roomba or Scooba 450 from doorways and other off-limit areas. And you never have to remember to turn it on or off! Auto Virtual Walls remain on for up to six months. Requires 2 C batteries, not included.

Specifications

Package Dimensions: 4.4 x 3.86 x 1.97 inches
Package Weight: 0.29 pounds

What's In The Box:

  • 1 Auto Virtual Wall

The iRobot limited warranty shall not apply to failures or problems which are caused by products or equipment not authorized by iRobot Corporation.

Country of Origin:China

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2.9

(based on 18 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

61%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Extends functionality (5)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • Inconspicuous design (3)
  • Increases performance (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (4)
  • Doesn't fit all models (3)

Best Uses

  • Large rooms (5)
  • Smaller rooms / apartments (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (10), Pet owner (7), Busy household (6)

Reviewed by 18 customers

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1.0

Good idea if it worked

By Dan the man

from Saint John NB Canada

About Me Busy household, Homeowner, RETIRED

Pros

    Cons

    • Robot Does Not Respond

    Best Uses

    • Smaller Rooms

    Comments about iRobot Auto Virtual Wall®:

    Tried to use it to block robot from areas but robot does not acknowledge it even exists. I bought the vacuum as a gift for my wife, the virtual wall came with it . The vacuum works OK on hard surface but not so good on livingroom area rug . Seems to work OK on carpet runners and light rugs..

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Horrible design

    By TWD

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Busy Worker

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install

      Best Uses

        Comments about iRobot Auto Virtual Wall®:

        I lost my old Roomba set up after a fire in my apartment building and so replaced it. Although the vacuum is fine, the virtual wall is completely useless to me. I've watched the video on how to open it(which first of all should not even be necessary to do!) and still can't open it. Roomba needs to make this right and send us accessories we can actually utilize.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Can't open to put in batteries

        By Bunnita

        from San Diego, CA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Install

          Best Uses

            Comments about iRobot Auto Virtual Wall®:

            I love my new Scooba, I love my old Roomba but this new virtual wall is useless to me, I can't get it open. I've tried pushing on the iRobot marking, I tried using a pen to push in the sides above that marking but nothing works. This makes this functionally useless and makes keeping the scooba in an isolated location much more difficult

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Battery Compartment is a NIGHTMARE

            By Frustrated

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Homeowner

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Install

              Best Uses

                Comments about iRobot Auto Virtual Wall®:

                I haven't been able to use this because we can't get the battery compartment to open. Two adults pushing on each side to get the compartment tabs to push in enough to slide it out and WE CAN'T DO IT.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Invisible Walls are Useful

                By Don Alan

                from Helena, MT

                About Me Clean freak, Pet Owner

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Inconspicuous Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about iRobot Auto Virtual Wall®:

                    My Roomba 770 came with two Auto Virtual Walls. I schedule the Roomba to run daily at 8am after I have left for work. I am lucky that my dog is not threatened by the Roomba, nevertheless, I use one Virtual Wall to keep the Roomba out of the dog's room (all inside doors are left open during the day for the house-trained dog). The Virtual Wall thus allows the dog full reign of the house, but gives him a "safe" zone while the Roomba does it's work. I then run the Roomba in just the dog's room when I come home from work. (OBTW, my place is about 800 sq ft and all one level.)

                    I use the second Virtual Wall to block off the bathroom rather than closing the bathroom door - I like to let the moisture from the shower evaporate rather than grow mold. :-) The bathroom entrance also has a drop-in that was trapping the Roomba, so I clean the bathroom floor separately.

                    Unlike some comments, I have no issues with opening or closing the battery compartment. Also, my initial install of batteries (Duracell Alkaline) have been going strong for four months - however, I do turn the Virtual Walls off when I come home from work, and only turn then on as I leave each morning. So about 9 to 10 hours of use daily.

                    Without the Virtual Walls, I think my Roomba experience would be very frustrating. I'm so happy my Roomba 770 came with two.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    cleaning genie!

                    By Notsomuchintohousework

                    from California

                    About Me 3 Dog Household

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about iRobot Auto Virtual Wall®:

                          Just wanted to add this to the pro comments for those who are looking at purchasing this unit.
                          We have 3 dogs who live in the house, 2 german shepherds and a cocker spaniel. So we have lots of hair and dust provided along with whatever dirt is tracked in.
                          Our roomba (Mabel) works 5-7 days a week on a nightly schedule after we go to sleep (yay for programming!!!) and has done so since January 2012. ( I hope I am not jinxing it!) This way I can get away with vacuuming all the nooks and crannies about once a week instead of every other day.
                          This product has been a great help!!

                          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Works OK but;

                          By Schue

                          from Marion Ia

                          About Me Busy household

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Extends Functionality

                          Cons

                          • Needs A Rechargable Base

                          Best Uses

                          • Larger Rooms

                          Comments about iRobot Auto Virtual Wall®:

                          The virtual walls need a charging base / docking station like the Roomba itself. Currently I have rechargable c cell batteries and take them out after each use. The problem even with the auto feature is, you never know when the batteries die. Then the pet is off and getting damaged in another room. Please fix this! No one likes the battery concept. You can do better.

                           
                          5.0

                          roomba autovirtual wall

                          By cathy

                          from Madisonville, LA

                          About Me Busy household

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • I Have An Open Concept Ho

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Larger Rooms

                            Comments about iRobot Auto Virtual Wall®:

                            I have an open concept home and when I want to clean just one of the rooms the wall helps me keep it in that area.

                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Dificult to open battery compartment

                            By SaraK

                            from Bluffton, SC

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Comments about iRobot Auto Virtual Wall®:

                            Virtual Wall: Too hard to open to insert batteries. iRobot is a very good product; why put batteries in such a cheap housing. I would recommend the iRobot but not the Virtual Wall.

                            (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Bottom off!!!

                            By Fran

                            from Orlando, FL

                            About Me Homeowner, Pet Owner

                            Pros

                            • NONE

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about iRobot Auto Virtual Wall®:

                                I just bought the 560 model and really love it. I am unable to get the bottom off the virtual walls to install the batteties...I so much need these to work. Ican recommend the 560 but I can't recommend the Virtual Walls until I get some help putting in the batteries.

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