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HomeRobot Vacuums

iRobot: The Ultimate Brand Guide & Reviews

iRobot is one of the most popular brands in robot vacuum cleaners. The company has different models to suit your cleaning needs, so it can be challenging to decide which one you want.

In this guide and iRobot review, we will go over all that you need to know about iRobot's offerings and help you choose the best model to keep your floors clean.

Here are the latest iRobot cleaning products in 2021:

iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuums

  • Roomba s9
  • Roomba s9+
  • Roomba i7+
  • Roomba i7
  • Roomba i3+
  • Roomba i3
  • Roomba e5
  • Roomba 694

iRobot Braava Robot Mops

  • Braava jet m6
  • Braava jet 240
  • Braava 380t

iRobot Roomba Series Explained

iRobot offers a series of robot vacuums: Roomba e-series, Roomba i-series, Roomba s-series, Roomba 600 series.

iRobot Roomba s Series (9th Gen.)

Models in this series: s9 and s9+

  • New "D" shape
  • 40x the suction power compared to the 600 series
  • 30% wider rubber brushes
  • An anti-allergen system that traps 99% of pollen, mold, and allergens
  • Linking technology that allows the Roomba to communicate wirelessly with other iRobot products

This is the newest Roomba series. It has a "D" shape as opposed to the previous design of an inverted triangle. This allows it to get under furniture more easily without getting stuck on corners or edges as the 600 series does.

The rubber brushes are 30% wider than before, making them great for picking up dirt and pet hair.

The new anti-allergen system traps 99% of pollen, mold, and allergens which is great for people with allergies or asthma!

The iRobot Roomba s series has new linking technology, called Imprint Link, that allows the Roomba to communicate wirelessly with other iRobot products such as the Braava jet m6 mopping robot to coordinate a cleaning plan. You will need Wi-Fi connectivity to link everything together.

iRobot Roomba i and e Series (8th Gen.)

Models in this series: i7 and i7+ (Premium), i3 and i3+ (Mid-range), e5 (budget)

  • i7 uses vSLAM navigation; the i3 does not use vSLAM navigation
  • i series has a camera, the e series does not
  • i series comes with an extra filter and side brush
  • e5 Roomba replaces the 800 series with better battery life but uses older navigation patterns

The +, or plus, options come with the Clean Base self-emptying system to make them more hands-off.

The i series is more powerful and has a longer run time up to 75 minutes, while the e series doesn't have as much power with a run time up to 90 minutes.

VSLAM stands for Visual Simultaneous Localization and smart Mapping. VSLAM can map the entire floor plan of your home with an i Series robot vacuum cleaner, giving it the ability to create detailed room maps as it goes along.

It does this by using onboard sensors like lasers and cameras to paint a complete picture of where your iRobot Roomba has been before exiting or reentering any given room in your house.

iRobot Roomba 600 Series (4th Gen.)

Models in this series: 694

The initial 600 series was released in 2012 but still gets a new upgraded model every few years. Older models have been discontinued, while the latest offering is the Roomba 694 was released in 2020.

Roomba Braava Jet series

Models in this series: m6 (latest), 380T, 240

There are currently three models in the Braava series, Braava 380T, 240, and m6. The Roomba Braava Jet series are autonomous floor cleaners that use a cleaning solution to clean your floors without having to scrub them or rinse them after each cycle. They are perfect for homes with a lot of hard surfaces, like vinyl or tile flooring.

Our iRobot Reviews

Roomba 694

  • Year Released: 2020
  • Product Line: 600 Series

The Roomba 694 runs for up to 90 minutes before automatically docking and recharging, so that you won't have to worry about interruptions in service when it's running low on battery life! It’s auto-adjusting cleaning head automatically adapts to the floor height to effectively clean carpets and hardwood floors, this vacuum is an excellent upgrade within the 600 series.

Continue reading our Roomba 694 Review

Roomba s9 Plus

  • Year Released: 2019
  • Product Line: Series s

The Roomba s9+ has 40X more power-lifting suction than the previous generation, so it can clean thoroughly, even into corners and along edges. It empties itself automatically into the Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal that holds months of debris. Its learning never stops as it offers up personalized cleaning recommendations that work around your life, pollen seasons, and peak pet-shedding times—so that it's always one step ahead of the mess.

Continue reading our Roomba s9 Plus Review

Roomba i7 Plus

  • Year Released: 2018
  • Product Line: Series i

The i7+ has 10x more power than its predecessor. It also features vSLAM navigation, which learns your home's layout to clean efficiently. When the battery runs low, it will charge itself and pick up where it left off! If you have pets who shed everywhere? No problem! The i7+ has pet hair sensors so that it knows when there's something extra dirty around and will go back for another pass until everything is spotless.

Continue reading our Roomba i7 Plus Review

Roomba i3

  • Year Released: 2018
  • Product Line: Series i

Smart Reactive Sensor Technology allows the i3+ to tell where it can and cannot reach, so it doesn't get stuck on furniture as much as other models. Its Dirt Detect Sensors allow for the most heavily trafficked areas of your home to be cleaned with the highest level of attention, transforming these complex spaces into happier and healthier living zones for you and your family!

Continue reading our Roomba i3 Review

Roomba e5

  • Year Released: 2018
  • Product Line: Series e

With 5X power-lifting suction of the 600 series and dual multi-surface brushes that don't get tangled with pet hair, the e5 can make short work of simple messes in your house. The iRobot Roomba e5 has been designed to be smarter than ever before by learning from your cleaning habits over time to offer personalized schedules that suit you best while still keeping an eye out for when pollen counts are high or during pet shedding season. Plus, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility means you can start cleaning with voice commands!

Continue reading our Roomba e5 Review

Braava jet m6

  • Year Released: 2019
  • Product Line: Braava

The Braava jet® m6 robot mop is the latest smart device to create personal maps of your home. It also has the ability to learn, which means it knows where not to go and what should be avoided. This product uses precision jet spray technology to tackle sticky messes or kitchen grease without any help from humans! With this robot cleaner, you have the option of telling it when and where clean as well as setting up Keep Out Zones so that sensitive areas such as pet bowls are protected.

Continue reading our Braava jet m6 Review

Braava jet 240

  • Year Released: 2016
  • Product Line: Braava

The Braava jet 240 uses precision jets of water or dry sweeping brushes to deep clean any floor type, including tile, wood, and stone. Its advanced navigation system allows it to get into corners and around furniture. Plus, it automatically selects the correct cleaning mode based on which pad you use (wet mopping pads are sold separately).

Continue reading our Braava jet 240 Review

Braava 380t

  • Year Released: 2013
  • Product Line: Braava

The Braava 380t comes with the smallest capacity water tank compared to the 240 and m6. However, it keeps it simple so that you only need to attach a cleaning pad and press MOP or SWEEP for an instant deep clean that gets into corners and along edges.

Continue reading our Braava 380t Review

The iRobot App

iRobot lets you control your robot from the iRobot HOME App on iOS or Android.

So what can you do with the robot app?

  • You can start, pause or cancel cleaning jobs from anywhere with a smart phone in hand!
  • Set up customized schedules for different rooms of your house so you won't have to worry about forgetting one room again.
  • Get notifications via push messages when something is going on with your robot vacuum.

There are plenty of other features available. iRobot continues to add new features, so we're excited to see what's comes next.

About The iRobot Company

The iRobot Roomba® vacuum cleaner has sold over 35 million units! So it is by far one of the most popular vacuums ever made.

This makes sense because people know how good they are at tackling a variety of messes on various flooring surfaces, including carpeting.

With over 30 years of experience, iRobot has learned a thing or two about a robot vacuum.

iRobot has developed its own unique way to clean your house that is environmentally friendly and saves you a lot of time by doing it for you! They sell various cleaning products, including robot vacuums, robot mops, a handheld vacuum, and iRobot® Education coding robots.