I certainly did not expect this to be a Rumba-level vac but I did not expect it to be as bad as it is. First of all, it did not come with a remote so I cannot comment on the quality of a remote. It's tiny - measuring around 10 inches in diameter. It feels like a toy robot - not sturdy at all. It does not work on carpet with any type of pile - maybe on an outdoor rug that barely has texture but not your basic carpeting. It does not transition from floor to rug or carpeted area - it "bumps" into the transitioning and turns around (or tries to) I left it running for about 30 minutes and watched it bump into the same floorlamp and bounce around the same 5-10 feet the entire time barely picking anything up. Oh, and it's pretty loud. Would not recommend this product at all.