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If you’ve made the resolution to tidy up more regularly in 2022, a robot vacuum can help with that. And for those who hate cleaning, investing in a robot vacuum with self-emptying functionality can mean you rarely need to interact with the machine. Two of iRobot’s most sophisticated models with clean bases are on sale at Wellbots right now when you use the code ENGADGET250 at checkout — both the Roomba s9+ and the Roomba j7+ will be $250 off, reducing them to $850 and $600, respectively. These are great deals, especially considering the prices are better than what we saw during Cyber Monday late last year.
Roomba j7+ is iRobot’s latest robo-vac and features new AI-driven computer vision technology that helps you detect objects and move around them while cleaning. It’s thanks to this feature that the company calls the j7 a series of “poop detection” devices because they should be able to successfully prevent a robot vacuum’s arch enemy – your pet’s accidents. iRobot’s official pet owner pledge (or POOP for short) guarantees that you’ll get a new vacuum if the robot can’t avoid a poop run during its first year of ownership.
Otherwise, the j7 series sits just below the s9 series in iRobot’s lineup, meaning it has a number of advanced features like 10x the suction power of a standard Roomba, dual multi-surface rubber brushes, and Imprint Smart Mapping, the the latter of which allows you to direct the vacuum to clean just a few rooms. The “plus” part of the j7+ refers to the clean base, or an extended part of the dock into which the vacuum will empty its debris after each job. So instead of emptying the bin after every cleaning, you’ll only need to empty the base once every two months. Combine that with the smart controls in the iRobot mobile app and you might only need to interact with Roomba once in a while – the app lets you do things like remotely start the device, set cleaning times and more.
The s9+ is the most advanced device iRobot makes and it has some differences from the j7 series. It has 40x the suction power of iRobot’s standard series of vacuums and a design that helps clean corners better. It also has a 3D sensor that helps detect and clear objects, although the technology is a little different from the j7 series. Both are compatible with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant too, so you can control the robo-vacs with voice commands if you wish.
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