iRobot Vacuum cleaner – review and buying guide

Daily dust and dirt can make keeping up with cleaning your home feel like a never ending task. Thanks to innovative products by iRobot which is an american company and is in to consumer robotics since a long time. iRobot has launched vacuum cleaner robot in India under two broad category.

Roomba

iRobot roomba series robots are meant for vacuum cleaning work in home. iRobot has following product under Roomba category in Indian market.

Braava

iRobot braava series is meant for mopping robots. iRobot has following product under this category name.

iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner in India

iRobot vacuum cleaner works in three different cleaning modes. Clean Mode, Spot Mode and Scheduled Cleaning Mode.

In clean mode on pressing CLEAN button, Roomba automatically calculates the room size and adjusts its cleaning time appropriately.

Under spot mode, Roomba spirals approximately 3 ft ( 1 m ) in diameter and then spirals back to where it started, intensely cleaning a localized area.

In scheduled cleaning mode, At the specified time, Roomba leaves its Home Base®, cleans and then returns to the Home Base to recharge when it’s done.

Roomba 600 series vacuum cleaner

iRobot has one product in 600 series which is iRobot Roomba 698 vacuum cleaner. 600 series usages either a spiral motion to clean a concentrated area or it does wall following. In wall following cleaning pattern Roomba vacuum cleaner cleans the full perimeter of the room and navigates under and around furniture.

#1. iRobot® Roomba® 692 Robot Vacuum

The Wi-Fi®️ Connected Roomba®️ 692 robot vacuum uses a 3-Stage Cleaning System with Dual Multi-Surface Brushes to help thoroughly clean your floors.

Comes with Dual Multi-Surface Brushes that work together to grab dust, dirt, and large debris to help thoroughly clean your floors. The first brush loosens, lifts, and pulls in dust, dirt, and hair from floors and carpet, the second accelerates debris into the suction channel.

In addition its dual multi surface brush, specially designed edge sweeping brush ensure that its 3-Stage Cleaning System delivers you perfection when comes to cleaning.

In order to move across elevated height, cleaning head adapts its height keeping brushes in close contact with different floor surfaces. Comes with Dirt Detect™ sensors that detects high-traffic spots like door entry points which are then cleaned more thoroughly.

Missing Feature

Roomba®️ 692 robot vacuum is excellent in cleaning but it misses out some of the convenient features like resuming cleaning from the point it left, automatic docking to charging station, linear cleaning patterns etc.




#2. iRobot® Roomba® 675 Robot Vacuum

This 600 series vacuum cleaner from iRobot comes with following feature

Features:

  • Wi-Fi Connectivity

  • Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant

  • Excellent for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors

  • Dirt Detect Technology

  • Silent operation

  • Adaptive cleaning pattern

Being a part of 600 family, vacuum cleaner Roomba 675 comes with 3 Stage Cleaning system & Dual Multi-Surface brushes which grab dirt from carpets & hard floors. It comes with an edge-sweeping brush that takes care of corners & edges.

Dirt Detect Sensors alert your robot about dirtier areas of your home, like high-traffic spots, & cleans them more thoroughly. Roomba 675 runs for up to 90 minutes before automatically moving to docking station & recharging.

You can operate with out WiFi connectivity also. All that you have to do is to press the CLEAN button to to start and stop the robot, the DOCK button to send it back to the base and the SPOT button to do concentrated cleaning in one specific area for a few minutes.


Roomba 900 series vacuum cleaner

iRobot has two key product in 900 series in India market which are

  • iRobot Roomba 971 vacuum cleaner.

  • iRobot Roomba 976 vacuum cleaner.

#3. iRobot® Roomba® 971 Robot Vacuum

iRobot roomba 971 model comes with premium 3-Stage cleaning system that you can find in 698 model as well. Its advanced vacuum motor that spins at 10,000 RPMs deliver 5X the suction and delivers strong pick-up performance across carpets and hard floors.

iRobot introduces vSLAM® technology with 900 series in which robot vacuum cleaner uses an optical sensor to capture over 230,400 data points per second for creating a detailed map of its area surroundings. Because of this technology vacuum cleaner can resume cleaning from the same point where it left, after charging.

iRobot roomba 971

Compared to 600 series, 900 series robot vacuum cleaner usages 5× the air power while cleaning debris and dust thus gives better performance. When required it recharges & resumes cleaning until the job is done.

Roomba 900 series robot vacuum can be coupled with the Braava m6 robot mop. With this you can set a mopping job to automatically start once vacuuming is complete.

Roomba 971 vacuum cleaner will give you excellent result. It immaculate fine dust which is normally not picked up with a broom, so its efficient against dust mites etc.



Roomba i-Series robot vacuum cleaner

Roomba i-series are advanced robot vacuum cleaner that have much higher suction power and much more intelligent operation. There are two model available in this category

  • Roomba® i7

  • Roomba® i7+


#4. iRobot Roomba i7 (i7156) Robot Vacuum

With Roomba® i7 you can control and schedule room cleaning. i7 robot empties on its own, so you don’t have to think about vacuuming for weeks at a time.

Features:

  • Imprint Smart Mapping

  • Advanced vSLAM navigation technology

  • Premium 3-Stage Cleaning System

  • Dual Multi Surface Rubber Brushes

  • Dirt Detect Technology

  • Keep Out Zones to avoid any specific area from cleaning

The Roomba i7156 robot vacuum comes with premium 3-Stage Cleaning System coupled with dual multi surface rubber brushes that gives superior cleaning performance.

Compared to 600 series vacuum cleaner, i series comes with 10X suction power that clean different floor surfaces throughout your home. Roomba i7156 learns, maps and adapts according to your room, using Imprint Smart Mapping technology. With this you can control which rooms are to be cleaned and when.

Its clean base automatic dirt disposal automatically empty dirt into a disposable bag, so you don’t have to think about vacuuming for weeks at a time. 



#5. iRobot Roomba i7+ (i7556) WiFi connected Robot Vacuum

i7 plus vacuum cleaner

Compared to Roomba i7, Roomba i7+ vacuum cleaner comes with automatic dirt disposal system and have Allergen Lock bag that can holds up to 60 days of debris.

Features:

  • Keep Out Zones feature allow you to create virtual boundaries to seperate out any area which don’t require cleaning.

  • Patented iAdapt 3.0 Navigation with vSLAM technology.

  • Auto-Adjust cleaning head to effectively clean carpets and hard floors.

Comes with extra featured support pet hair. Its dual multi surface rubber brushes lift, loosen, and eliminate pet hair from your floors. The advanced filtration system captures 99% of mold, pollen, dust mite, dog, and cat allergens.


iRobot Braava Robot Mop

#6. iRobot Braava M6 Mopping robot

M6 mopping robot

Braava M6 mopping robot is ideal for multiple rooms and large spaces. Works in an efficient pattern while navigating around furniture, rugs , and other obstacles for cleaning.

The Wi-Fi® connected Braava jet® m6 robot mop helps you in tackling sticky messes, grime and kitchen grease throughout your entire home. All that you need to do is to attach a mopping or sweeping pad, and the robot gets to work.

Feature:

  • Cleaning is impressive.

  • Remembers multiple floor maps. You can leave it at some place and ask it to clean a room, it goes to that room, cleans and returns where i left it.

  • Quite fast for the work it does. Can clean 100 sqft cleaned in 5 mins.

  • Alexa and Google assistant compatibility

  • Charges quite fast, low power consumption

  • Easy to service and mobile app function support

You can couple M6 mopping robot with any of your iRobot vacuum cleaner and it will start mopping automatically once vacuum cleaning over.


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