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iRobot Rolls Out New Roomba Connected Robotic Vacuums

iRobot has rolled out its new Roomba i7+ robotic vacuum with clean base automatic dirt disposal, and the Roomba e5 robotic vacuum.

The Roomba i7+ robotic vacuum features a clean base automatic dirt disposal, which automatically empties the contents of the vacuum’s dust bin into the clean base. Doubling as the robot’s charging station, the clean base stores debris in an enclosed bag, trapping dirt and dust. The bag can hold 30 bins of debris. When the bag is full, the user is notified via the iRobot Home app.

Featuring imprint smart mapping, the Roomba i7+ also gets to know the home’s floor plan, giving customers the control to choose which rooms are cleaned and when— remembering up to 10 different floor plans. iRobot’s iAdapt 3.0 navigation with vSlam technology helps the Roomba i7+ efficiently navigate the home by keeping track of where it’s been and where it has yet to clean. The Roomba i7+ also works with Alexa enabled devices and the Google Assistant.

“iRobot is addressing a long-standing customer call by giving Roomba the ability to empty its own bin after each cleaning,” said Christian Cerda, COO of iRobot. “This enhances the customer experience by eliminating the dusty and dirty mess often associated with emptying vacuum canisters. With the ability to remember the home, clean specific rooms and empty itself when its finished, the Roomba i7+ quite literally frees customers from every aspect of vacuuming, from start to finish, for weeks at a time.”

The Roomba i7+ robotic vacuum is available for pre-sale now in the U.S. and Canada starting at $949 at the company’s website, with shipments beginning September 12. It will be available at select retailers beginning in October. The robot vacuum can also be purchased without the clean base starting at $699. The clean base automatic dirt disposal sold separately will retail for $299. Additional dirt disposal bags can be purchased for $14.99 for a pack of three bags.

iRobot also introduced the Roomba e5 robotic vacuum. The e5 features a premium 3-stage cleaning system and dual multi-surface rubber brushes. The specially designed edge-sweeping brush focuses on dirt that accumulates around edges and corners. It also features smart navigation and dirt detect technology. It is Wi-Fi connected and users can control and schedule cleanings with the company’s app, or using their voice when paired with Alexa enabled devices or the Google Assistant. It carries a suggested retail price of $449.