The new Roomba 980 vacuum cleaning robot, promises to be the best cleaning gadget so far, iRobot says.
On Wednesday, the Massachusetts-based company iRobot, launched a new model of the Roomba vaccum called Roomba 980.
Since Roomba 980 can connect ti WiFi, iPhone or Android uses will be able to use an app in order to view the robot’s cleaning history and to program new cleaning sessions.
The new Roomba 980 has an innovative feature called “visual localisation”, a floor-tracking sensor and a built in camera, which allows the robot to make a map of its surroundings. This helps it keep track of the places that have been cleaned, as well as the places that still need to be cleaned. iRobot says that the new version of Roomba moves in parallel lines and the motor of the vacuum is a lot more powerful. The feature called Carpet Boost activates the vacuum’s strong motor.
As opposed to Roomba which was only able to clean two to three rooms on a single charge, the new Roomba 980 will be able to clean the entire house, states iRobot. Roomba 980 usually stays charged for about two hours, but when it is on the verge of running out of battery it returns to its base in order to charge up.
The only downside of Roomba 980 is its price tag: $899. Many people are of opinion that the vacuum cleaner is not worth its price. The problem with these cleaning gadgets is that, although they make your job easier by vacuuming the floors, the truth about them is that they do not clean everywhere. That means that you will have to invest in a regular vacuum as well.
To many people’s delight, iRobot products tend to become significantly cheaper after the company announces a new model. Roomba 780 costs about $533.99 and Roomba 880 is sold at a price of $699.99.
Neato Robotics, the rival company of iRobot, announced the new Neato Botvac robot vacuum, that can also be connected to WiFi. The company said the they will launch the product on the market in a few months and that is will cost a little less than $699.
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