HomeWorld Business Magazine, homeworldbusiness.com | The Newspaper For Housewares Decision Makers

iRobot Introduces Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

Tuesday November 12th, 2013 - 10:10AM


iRobot's Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot.

iRobot Corp. has introduced the next-generation Roomba cleaning system called the iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot. As a member of the 800 series, the 880 features new AeroForce Extractors, part of the patent-pending AeroForce Performance Cleaning System. The extractors amplify suction for superior performance over traditional bristle brushes while being virtually maintenance free, the company said.

"Bristle brushes have been around for a hundred years. With these new AeroForce Extractors, we've invented a completely different way to clean your floor," said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot. "With the Roomba 800 Series and AeroForce technology, iRobot is disrupting the floor care category yet again."

"With more than a decade of cleaning homes around the world, iRobot understands consumer needs and the wide range of challenges associated with robotic floor care," said Christian Cerda, senior vice president and general manager of the Home Robots business unit at iRobot. "In doing that, we deliver a system that takes care of itself and cleans up to 50 percent better than previous Roomba models."

The iRobot Roomba 880 is the first of the 800 series and is available now with a suggested retail price of $699.99.