iRobot Corp. is launching two new robots, the Roomba s9+ robot vacuum with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal and the Braava jet m6 robot mop, that can work together through Imprint Link technology to provide a deep clean of your home.
The Roomba s9+ sports a sleek Maximized-Edge design, and is dubbed the most intelligent, powerful, and deepest cleaning Roomba robot to date. The Braava jet m6, meanwhile, can tackle multiple rooms and large spaces with advanced navigation and mapping capabilities. Together, the two use Imprint Link Technology to talk to one another, automatically vacuuming and then mopping, as needed.
The Roomba s9+ robot vacuum with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal has an advanced 3D sensor, a powerful new cleaning system, and PerfectEdge Technology, which encompasses 30% wider Dual Rubber Brushes and a specially designed Corner Brush. Each Rubber Brush has rubber treads that stay in constant contact with different floor surfaces, from hard floors to carpets, adjusting and flexing as needed to get everything from small particles, like dust and dirt, to hair and large debris. A specially designed Corner Brush uses five angled arms to grab dirt and debris from deep in corners and along walls, directing it into the robot's path to be vacuumed up.
The new cleaning system boasts up to 40 times the suction over previous generation Roomba vacuums. When the Roomba s9+ detects carpets or rugs, the robot employs its Power Boost technology to automatically increase suction to pull in dirt and debris from deep within carpet fibres.
iRobot's patented iAdapt 3.0 Navigation with vSLAM technology helps the Roomba s9+ seamlessly and efficiently navigate the home by keeping track of where it's been and where it has yet to clean. A new advanced 3D sensor on the Roomba s9+ constantly scans what's immediately ahead of the robot at a rate of 25 times per second to help the s9+ get deep into corners and clean large areas efficiently. Using iRobot's Imprint Smart Mapping technology, the Roomba s9+ gets to know the home's floor plan, giving customers control to choose which rooms are cleaned and when. The robot can be scheduled to clean via the iRobot HOME App or by pressing the CLEAN button. You can also initiate a cleaning with voice control when the robot is paired with Alexa enabled devices or the Google Assistant.
The Anti-Allergen System for robots traps and locks pollen and mold allergens, keeping them from escaping the robot or its Clean Base Charging Station. The s9+ includes a High-Efficiency Filter that captures 99% of mold, pollen, and dust mite allergens. Once the s9+ is finished cleaning, it returns to the Clean Base Charging Station to automatically empty its contents into a disposable bag, trapping dirt and dust. The Clean Base Charging Station holds 30 bins of debris before you need to empty it.
Learn more about the Clean Base Charging Station, Automatic Dirt Disposal, Imprint Smart Mapping, and more in our in-depth review of the previous-generation Roomba, the Roomba i7+ with Clean Base and Automatic Dirt Disposal.
Meanwhile, for mopping, you can attach a preferred cleaning pad to the Braava jet m6 for both wet mopping or dry sweeping. Like the Roomba s9+, the Braava jet m6 uses iAdapt 3.0 Navigation with vSLAM technology and Imprint Smart Mapping to get to know the home's floor plan, allowing you to choose which rooms are cleaned and when. The robot can be scheduled to clean via the iRobot HOME App or by pressing the CLEAN button. It also works with Alexa- or Google Assistant-enabled devices for voice control.
Ideal for hard floor surfaces, such as hardwood, tile, and stone, the Braava jet m6 features a Maximized-Edge design that helps the robot get into corners and along edges. Using advanced navigation, the robot cleans in an efficient pattern while navigating around furniture, rugs, and other obstacles. If the robot runs low on battery before its cleaning job is finished, it will automatically recharge and resume cleaning until the job is complete.
In Wet Mopping mode, the Precision Jet Spray and Wet Mopping pad tackle sticky messes, grime, and kitchen grease. Add the Braava jet Hard Floor Cleaning Solution for a long-lasting, fresh scent. In Dry Sweeping mode, the Dry Sweeping pad uses electrostatic force to capture dirt, dust and pet hair.
When the Braava jet robot mop is finished cleaning, just place the robot over a waste basket and hit the ‘eject' button to drop the pad into the trash. View Clean Map reports in the app to see where the Braava jet m6 cleaned and view other stats about the cleaning job. Reusable washable wet and dry cleaning pads are available for purchase separately.
Imprint Link Technology enables the robots to intelligently communicate with each other, working in sequence to get the job done.
To initiate a Linked clean in the iRobot HOME app, choose specific rooms for the robots to clean or an entire level of the home. To start, the Roomba s9+ will vacuum the selected area. Once the Roomba robot docks, the Braava jet m6 robot will leave its dock and begin mopping. You will receive notifications when vacuuming and mopping are complete. Imprint Link Technology will also work with the Roomba i7+ robot vacuum.
The Roomba s9+ robot vacuum with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal is available starting at $1,649 online. It can also be purchased without the Clean Base starting at $1,299l and the Clean Base with Automatic Dirt Disposal for Roomba s9 sells on its own as well for $449. Additional Dirt Disposal Bags can be purchased for $20 for a pack of three.
The Braava jet m6 robot mop starts at $699, and Cleaning Pads retail for $10 for a box of seven. Washable wet or dry cleaning pads retail for $35 for a box of two.
Both are available now at www.irobot.ca, and will be in select retailers starting June 9.