iRobot – Your Stock is Rising… Maybe?

I’ve really had a love hate relationship with iRobot, and I’m currently leaning towards hate right now as I’ve had issues with the two iRobots I’ve owned. Both iRobots had batteries that died quickly (less than a year) and neither of my iRobot’s were able to every dock by themselves as well. One of them started freaking out and iRobot’s response was send in to get it fixed for a hefty little fee. I now have two iRobots and neither work!

I’ve nearly written iRobot off until I received an email from “The iRobot Team” asking for iRobot owners to become part of a iRobot Advisory Panel. The iRobot Team mentions that the feedback from web-based surveys “will play an important role in the development and enhancement of iRobot products.”

The way I see it, these surveys can play out in one of two ways for iRobot. Either iRobot will legitimately use the data being provided and utilize surveys that will actually help shape their future products or they created a relationship with a marketing group to monetize their list of contacts. We’ll let you know…