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If you’re on the hunt for a robot vacuum that can do little more than the bare minimum, iRobot’s Roomba i7 + and i9 + devices may fit the bill. But being a semi-autonomous dirt sucker with neat bases, they are on the expensive side. But the sale of Wellbots is still going on which knocks i7 + below $ 599 And this i9 + below $ 899 When you use code 200ENGADGET At checkout. Yes, they are still high prices for robots, but they are the same discount we saw during Black Friday last year – and we haven’t seen them less since.
We reviewed the Roomba i7 + when it first came out and gave it a score of 87. Its biggest advantage over other robo-waxes is its clean base, which is essentially an attachment to the dock of the device in which each cleaning job dips the debris after a vacuum. This means that you don’t have to empty the machine’s bin every time you use it – you’ll only have to empty the clean base once every 30 jobs. The only downside to this setup is a proprietary bag that you will need to add to your shopping list.
In addition, the i7 + does a great job cleaning both hard work and carpet floors. Devindra Hardavar found it quieter than other robot spaces and was able to detach itself more easily from the wires and cables coming in its way. It also has smart mapping technology so that it can monitor the rooms in your home and you can control it via the companion mobile app or Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands.
The Roomba i9 + has most of the same features as the i7 + and also comes with a clean base. But the biggest difference between design and suction power is: the i9 + has a more corner-friendly design, allowing it to be better in hard-to-reach areas of your home, and has power boost technology, allowing it to tidy in carpets. Should also help more thoroughly.
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