Vacuum cleaner robot: you will still have one. Or not. In any case, there are more and more options in Brazil. One of the most recent is the Roomba i7 +, which has just been launched in the country by iRobot. In addition to cleaning the house, the model calls attention for having a self-cleaning function and integration with Google Assistant.
The manufacturer points out that the Roomba i7 + is 9.3 cm high, so it can enter under sofas, beds or shelves with relative ease. In addition, the robot vacuum cleaner has sensors to prevent falling into stairs, swimming pools or openings on the floor.
To do the cleaning, the robot is able to map the entire house. Thus, the user can, through the application, schedule cleaning in certain rooms or in all rooms, as needed. A technology called iAdapt 3.0 Navigation helps the robot to recognize which rooms it has passed and which still need to be cleaned.
So far, nothing very impressive. The biggest attraction of the Roomba i7 + is the self-cleaning function, so to speak. The robot vacuum cleaner is accompanied by a base (Clean Base) that, in addition to recharging its battery – the autonomy is up to 75 minutes -, serves as a reservoir of the collected dirt. The robot will automatically discharge debris into this reservoir when it is full.
After emptying its compartment, the robot detaches itself from the base and returns to the programmed cleaning if this activity has not been completed.
The base reservoir needs to be emptied manually, but it is not completely filled after a few weeks or months of use. The user will receive a notification from the iRobot Home app when it is time to empty the compartment.
IRobot also highlights the compatibility of Roomba i7 + with Google Assistant and Alexa, from Amazon. With this integration, the user can give voice commands like “Alexa, ask Roomba to clean the kitchen” or “Google, clean the living room”.
But all this sophistication comes at a price. And what a price! In Brazil, the Roomba i7 + officially costs R $ 6,299.99. However, in iRobot website, it is possible to find options with official prices from R $ 1,699.99.