iRobot expands line of 2-in-1 Roomba combos

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Roomba Combo j5+.

iRobot’s newest Roomba Combo i5+ is a combo robotic vacuum and mop. | Supply: iRobot

iRobot expanded its lineup of 2-in-1 robots with two new robots, the Roomba Combo j5+ ($799) and the Roomba Combo i5+ ($549). Each of those new Roomba are combo robotic vacuums and mops that characteristic a swappable bin relying on the cleansing mode getting used.

Each robots have a vacuum bin and a Roomba Combo bin. With the vacuum bin put in, the Roombas can clear a mixture of ground sorts, from carpets and rugs to exhausting surfaces. The Roomba Combo bin could be full of water or a appropriate cleansing resolution to mop flooring. 

“Following the profitable launch of the Roomba Combo j7+, buyer demand for extra iRobot 2-in-1 cleansing gadgets continues to develop,” Barry Schliesmann, chief product officer at iRobot, stated. “We’re assembly that demand by increasing our 2-in-1 fleet with the Roomba Combo j5+ and Roomba Combo i5+, giving prospects better selection in the case of an iRobot vacuum and mop possibility that most accurately fits their house and price range.”

When utilizing the vacuum bin, the Roomba Combo j5+ makes use of power-lifting suction and its Twin Multi-Floor Rubber Brushes to wash. It’s in a position to keep away from tangles with pet hair whereas nonetheless selecting up something from small particles to hair to massive particles. 

The Roomba Combo j5+ additionally makes use of Filth Detect Know-how which permits it to detect dirtier areas and clear them extra completely. It additionally routinely empties itself into its Clear Base Computerized Filth Disposal, which holds as much as 60 days of particles. 

When the Roomba Combo bin is put in, the robotic will routinely detect when it’s time for a mix clear. When it is aware of it wants to wash, the Roomba Combo j5+ will remodel right into a robotic vacuum that additionally mops and employs its Twin Multi-Floor Rubber Brushes, Energy-Lifting Suction, an Edge-Sweeping Brush, and a mopping pad to deal with particles, soiled footprints, and dirt. 

The Roomba Combo i5+ robotic vacuum and mop is just like the j5+ however is made for smaller properties with largely exhausting ground surfaces. It converts between a tough ground vacuum and a mop after switching bins, just like the Roomba j5+. 

Amazon is at present within the strategy of buying iRobot. The deliberate acquisition was first introduced in August 2022. The deal was rapidly put on maintain in September 2022, when the Federal Commerce Fee (FTC) formally began an antitrust investigation into the deal.

Most just lately, regardless of the UK Competitors and Markets Authority (CMA) clearing Amazon’s $1.7 billion pending acquisition of iRobot, the European Union (EU) opened an anti-trust investigation into the deal.

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