iRobot Rolls Out New Robo Vacs For Oz
Heralded a “leader in consumer home robots” and listed on the American Stock Exchange, iRobot has unveiled three vacuum robots set to roll out in Australia – the Roomba® 890, Roomba®690 and Roomba®637.
The Wi-Fi connected home vacuuming robots are intended to deploy “smart home technology at a more affordable price”.
The robo vacs accompany the iRobot HOME App, which enables the devices to “clean on demand” remotely.
Using the Android and iOS compatible app, users can schedule a vacuum up to seven times a week.
Christian Cerda, COO, iRobot affirms that the new products will enable consumers to experience a more convenient and customised cleaning experience:=
“Adding Wi-Fi connectivity and iRobot HOME App support to our Roomba 890 and 690 vacuuming robots enriches our customers’ interaction and experience”
“We’ve built customer centric features directly into the app – from scheduling cleaning jobs, to notifications and direct access to customer support – allowing for more customized, powerful cleaning assistance, every day”.
[$1099 RRP – available in Q4 in major electrical retail stores]
The Roomba 890 is aimed at alleviating the battle consumers face with pet hair, featuring counter-rotating “Tangle-Free Extractors”.
The extractors are said to collect dirt and hair from “any floor type”, whilst reducing brush maintenance and hair tangles.
A suite of sensors enables the 890 to “navigate under furniture” and “around clutter”.
The second generation 2 motor produces five times the air power (compared to previous models) and features a patented AeroForce 3-Stage Cleaning System, which uses a “combination of agitation, extraction and suction” to collect and remove dirt and debris.
Upon completion of its cleaning job, the Roomba 890 returns to its charging station to recharge.
[$849 RRP – Available for purchase immediately in major electrical retail stores]
The Roomba 690 is a more cost-effective offering, said to provide the “luxury of automated cleaning at a more affordable price”.
The 690 robo vac stands just under 9.3cm tall, providing it increased agility to navigate around the house.
[$599 RRP -Available in Q4 in major electrical retail stores]
The Roomba 637 is iRobot’s more budget offering, though still features a patented “3-stage cleaning process” with counter-rotating brushes.
The company claims the 637 robo vac is a “powerful vacuum” with the ability to remove dirt and debris from hard floors and carpets.