Finally, it happened: the iRobot launched its first two-in-one robot vacuum on Tuesday (27). It is about Roomba Combo j7+, which, in addition to sucking the dust, also offers the option of wiping the same device. The launch also offers a solution to prevent the mop from making an unwanted mess around the house.
The novelty debuts the mop function in the line since the launch of the first Roomba, in 2002. To the press, iRobot stated that the new robot vacuums rugs and carpets first. Then the device cleans and mops the floor simultaneously.
“The robot is capable of detecting various types of flooring,” they announced. “When the Roomba Combo j7+ approaches carpets and rugs, its fully retractable mop arms lift the wet pad to the top of the robot – much like a convertible raises the roof – to prevent wet dirt.”
The operation of the robot is simple. The device is able to automatically detect when a mop is attached and when the tank that stores the cleaning solution is full. Thus, the system itself triggers the function on its own, without the need to manually enable it during use.
The same is said for aspiration. The launch features an automatic dirt removal system, storing it in a container at the base of the vacuum cleaner. “The clean base allows the Roomba Combo j7+ to empty the dirt and debris it collects into a sealed bag that doesn’t need to be replaced for up to 60 days,” they explained.
Robot vacuum can be triggered by voice commands
The launch offers a technology to detect more than 80 objects. Thus, the user can command it to clean specific areas, such as the surroundings of your cat’s litter box, toilet and the like. The robot vacuum also identifies obstacles, such as animal feces, to prevent it from dragging everything around.
All this apparatus is linked to several intelligent functions. If you have a speaker with Alexa or Google Assistant, you can activate it by voice commands, without having to touch your phone or leave the couch. The launch also brings iRobot OS, which offers settings for users to choose how the house should be cleaned.
And speaking of the operating system, iRobot also presented iRobot OS 5.0 this Tuesday (27). The update offers the ability to clear more specific places, improves object avoidance, and brings more shortcuts to Siri. According to the manufacturer, the update has already started to be released to customers “all over the world”.
price and availability
The Roomba Combo j7+ is already on pre-order in the US and will be available to consumers on October 4, 2022 – but it is expensive. In the North American country, the robot is available for a suggested price of US$ 1,099. The value is equivalent to about R$ 5,665 in direct conversion.
There is no forecast for the launch of the two-in-one robot vacuum cleaner in Brazil.
With information: iRobot and TechCrunch