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When the iRobot CEO, Colin Angle, stated that the Roomba i7+ was as close as they have ever come to their original vision, we assumed that we might have reached the pinnacle of robotic vacuums. However, just seven short months later, we have the release of the Roomba s9+, a vacuum that promises to be even better.
When it comes to budget-friendly robot vacuums, most people believe they need to search for an off-brand or an unknown manufacturer to get a good deal. However, iRobot has amazing robots for great prices if you know where to look. The Roomba 675 and Roomba 690 are two such models.
In late 2018, under the shadows of the highly anticipated release of the Roomba i7, the Roomba e5 went on the market. This entry-level robot didn’t get a lot of fanfare, but it quickly caught the eyes of interested consumers.
With all the hype surrounding the newest i7 model, Roomba has also quietly released a new budget-friendly model: the Roomba e5. In the past, budget-friendly models generally have a serious lack of features to keep the cost down.
Neato and Roomba have been battling for the crown of best robotic vacuum since Neato came to town. When the BotVac D7 Connected was introduced, it held its own against the mighty Roomba 980. While most consider that it fell short, eyes moved to the Roomba i7. Could this be the end-all-be-all of robotic vacuums? Not quite. Though it is closer.
There are many reasons why you may want a robotic vacuum that doesn’t have wireless communications. Off the top of my head I can think of a few: Perhaps you don’t have a mobile device, or your device isn’t compatible with the apps, You don’t want your robot being hacked, you don’t have a wireless router in your home.
Shark is a well-established brand when it comes to home cleaning. Their vacuums have sold hundreds of thousands across the country each and every year. Their robotic vacuum line came into the game a little late, but with brand name recognition, they were able to make up lost ground. Now the Shark Ion R85 is the latest version to hit shelves vying for your attention.
Most of us understand marketing. We know that a company will produce a product, followed by another and yet another. As the years go by the older products will fall off and the newer ones will stay. iRobot is the same with the Roomba lines. The older models fade away from the storefront to make room for the new ones. However, some stay on and linger longer than others.
For 20 years iRobot has been producing robotic floor cleaners in an effort to find the technology and advancements in computer science that results in the very best. If you were to ask the CEO, Colin Angle, he would tell you that they have finally done it. Earlier, iRobot released the Roomba i7.
Economy class, budget-friendly, entry-level robot; all of these terms usually mean one thing: a cheaply built, under-performing robotic vacuum. Sure, they save you money, but the results are usually less than stellar; until you add the Roomba name to the mix. Instead of “cheap,” you get inexpensive. The Roomba e5 and 690 are two such examples.