iRobot trots out Looj 330 gutter-cleansing robotic, three entry-degree Roombas (video)

iRobot trots out Looj 330 gutter-cleaning robot, three entry-level Roombas (video)

With Roomba being the family identify that it’s, it may be straightforward to overlook that iRobot additionally makes robots of the outside persuasion. Actually, although, the corporate’s been promoting its Looj gutter-cleansing bots for 5 years now, sometimes treating us to demos involving leaves, filth and faux roofs. At this time the corporate introduced the third-era mannequin, the Looj 330, which has been utterly re-tooled so as to add a 4-stage auger, a number of velocity settings, an automatic “Clear” mode and a lithium-ion battery. It is also a bit extra compact this time round, growing the probability it’s going to suit your gutter.

In the meantime, for these of you who cannot convey yourselves to spend $seven hundred on a robotic vacuum cleaner, iRobot is including some entry-degree fashions to its Roomba lineup: the 620, 630 and 650. Although these value about half the worth of the flagship choices, they really function most of the similar applied sciences, together with iAdapt, the sensor association that permits Roomba to crisscross the ground prefer it does. Right here, although, the beauty design is totally different, and also you additionally will not discover bells and whistles like capacitive touchscreens or wonderful Hepa filters. What’s extra, these guys solely use acoustic sensors to detect particles, whereas the pricier fashions add optical sensors to select up on lighter particles, like fuzz.

All of those merchandise can be found now, with the Looj 330 going for $299 and the Roomba 600 collection beginning at $330. Not out there for a cleansing bot? You’ll be able to at the very least get a vicarious thrill out of our Luge palms-on video, embedded after the break on your viewing pleasure. And sure, these are Goldfish and m&m’s flying out of that gutter. It rains snack meals right here in New York Metropolis.

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iRobot launches new indoor and outside house robots iRobot Looj® gutter cleansing robotic and iRobot Roomba® 600 Collection vacuum cleansing robots launched with new applied sciences and design

BEDFORD, Mass. – August 14, 2012 — iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a pacesetter in delivering robotic know-how-based mostly options, at the moment introduced the launch of a brand new iRobot Looj® gutter cleansing robotic and new iRobot Roomba® 600 Collection vacuum cleansing robots.

Looj 330 takes a harmful job and does it for you, utilizing a excessive-velocity, 4-stage auger to blast away leaves, dust and clogs whereas brushing gutters clear. The brand new entry-degree Roomba 600 Collection robots, which enhance the highest-of-the-line seven hundred Collection robots, supply probably the most up-to-date cleansing system and incorporate optimized airflow and an improved brush design for extra thorough and efficient cleansing. Roomba 600 Collection will substitute the Roomba 500 Collection in iRobot’s dry flooring care line-up in most areas worldwide.

“iRobot has bought greater than eight million house robots worldwide, by specializing in cleansing efficiency and innovation throughout the corporate’s portfolio of residence robots,” stated Jeff Beck, chief working officer of iRobot Company. “No matter whether or not our robots are washing or vacuuming flooring, cleansing gutters or the pool, our international clients need top quality merchandise with state-of-the-artwork know-how that carry out a single activity exceptionally properly. The Looj 330 and Roomba 600 Collection are the results of combining revolutionary analysis and buyer suggestions in our improvement course of.”

The releases of the Looj 330 and Roomba 600 Collection robots underscore the rising international acceptance of and demand for sensible robots, notably for performing automated residence upkeep duties.

The iRobot Looj 330: Cleans gutters by itself on the press of a button. Enhanced cleansing efficiency. Smarter operational options. Looj blasts away leaves, filth and clogs whereas brushing gutters clear. That includes a excessive-velocity, 4-stage auger, Looj travels down your gutter by itself, sensing and adapting to mess to offer the simplest cleansing.

What’s new: – A 4-stage auger spins at 500 RPM to blast away leaves, dust and clogs. – In CLEAN mode, Looj mechanically senses and adapts to mess, offering probably the most efficient cleansing. – A 7.2V Lithium-ion battery offers superior efficiency for an extended time. – A number of speeds allow you to spend extra time clearing away robust clogs. – A scraper boosts cleansing efficiency and clears a path for the robotic. – A decrease profile design allows Looj to slot in extra gutters. – An elevated communications vary – as much as 50-ft – between the robotic and distant management deal with permits Looj to wash longer stretches of gutter with out having to maneuver the ladder. – Interchangeable auger flaps permit for larger efficiency. – Cleans as much as a 30-foot part of gutter in 5 minutes on common. – Cleans 200 linear ft per battery cost on common.

Further Looj 330 options: – Removable carrying deal with doubles because the wi-fi distant management. – Travels underneath gutter straps and over downspout holes. – Straightforward to wash with a hose. – Waterproof in as much as eight inches of water. – Prevents overreaching and repeated journeys up and down the ladder.

The iRobot Roomba 600 Collection: A easy cleansing expertise from starting to finish. Roomba makes use of a patented three-stage cleansing system to hoover carpets, tile, laminate and hardwood flooring. AeroVacTM Know-how and a brand new brush design maximize cleansing outcomes, with much less hair remaining tangled on bristles and a extra evenly crammed bin. Roomba 600 Collection robots are designed to extra successfully deal with hair, pet fur, lint, carpet fuzz and different fibers than earlier era robots.

What’s new: – AeroVac Know-how optimizes airflow so the bin fills evenly and must be emptied much less typically. – The improved brush design and optimized airflow take away extra hair from the robotic’s brushes, offering extra thorough cleansing and decreased upkeep. – The 600 Collection has new styling with a splash of colour. Further Roomba 600 Collection options: – Onboard scheduling permits you to preset as much as seven occasions per week for Roomba to wash when it is most handy for you. (Mannequin 650 and better.) – Utilizing iAdapt® Responsive Cleansing Know-how, iRobot’s superior proprietary system of software program and sensors, Roomba vacuums each part of your flooring a number of occasions for a complete cleansing. – With Filth DetectTM, Roomba makes use of an acoustic sensor to assist discover dirtier areas and spends extra time cleansing them. – Roomba routinely docks and recharges on its Residence Base® when it finishes vacuuming or when the battery is operating low. – A Digital Wall® barrier can be utilized to create an invisible barrier that Roomba will not cross, holding the robotic within the rooms you need to clear and out of those you do not.

The iRobot Looj 330 gutter cleansing robotic is out there in North America at www.irobot.com for $299.

The iRobot Roomba 600 Collection is accessible globally on-line at www.irobot.com and from choose retailers. Roomba 600 Collection pricing begins at $329.ninety nine.

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