When robot vacuum came onto the market, it relieved the backbreaking chore of manually vacuuming an area. For a moment, it sounds like a robot vacuum is end all be all to one major household chores, but the truth is, it is not. There is another step that required human attention and that’s to empty the filled dust bag. And if you done that all this while, you will know it is not quite the most pleasant thing to do. Well, pioneer robot vacuum maker, iRobot, now has an answer to that too and it is called iRobot Roomba i7+ Robot Vacuum.
What makes i7+ so special is, it will automatically empty its the dirt collected on its own. I know right? Finally. Another chore eliminated. All hail to technology, I say. Actually, not quite, but more on that latter. The magic lies in the a newly designed charging base which, keen observers may have already noticed, look a little larger than the usual charging dock. The reason being, this new charging base is also home to a receptacle for holding up to 30 days worthy of dirt and dust collected by the i7+. The Roomba i7+ works pretty much like its predecessor, it is WiFi-connected and goes about sucking up dirt and dust where you asked it to.
When it is done with each session, it will proceed to head back to the charging base where the stuff it collected will be sucked into a larger collection bag inside the Clean Base. Once this bag is full, you will be notify via an app on your device, so you can replace it in a timely manner, ready for another month long vacuuming. It is not perfect because, you will still need to get your hands dirty. On the bright side, you will only need to dispose bag only once a month, or may be even longer if the i7+ is set to suck less often. Moreover, the specialized bag is disposed whole, so you’d not have to expose to the dust and dirt associated with emptying.
I am not going to lie. I am almost completely sold, except for one problem: iRobot Roomba i7+ Robot Vacuum does not come anywhere near affordable. It commands a hefty $949.99 and that’s not including the expendable Clean Bag which costs an additional $15 for a pack of 3. iRobot Roomba i7+ will be available starting September 12, but if you are so inclined, you can secure yourself a unit by pre-ordering it now at iRobot website.
Source: The Gadgeteer.