Printed from http://www.electronista.com

iRobot adds Roombas to clean up after pets, pros

updated 10:25 am EDT, Wed September 3, 2008

iRobot Roomba Pet and Pro

iRobot today rolled out two extra Roomba vacuum robots targeted at specific subsets of its normal audience. The Pet Series adjusts the components inside the robot to focus more on catching pet hair as well as the dander that often triggers allergies. Each now has an extra set of brushes and holds much more in the sweeping bin than usual to catch the material that might quickly fill up a normal robot; the counter-rotating brushes are claimed to be good for picking up material either from carpet or hard floors.

The Roomba 532 is the base model with enough power to clean three rooms, two virtual wall transmitters to help guide the robot, and a charging dock for the Roomba to return to at the end of its work. A higher-end 562 edition has enough longevity to last for an extra room and supports scheduling to start cleaning on its own. iRobot says both Roombas should be available today and sell for $349 and $399 respectively.

The electronics firm has also kicked off a new line in the form of the Roomba Professional Series. This also has the larger sweeping bin but changes the feature set to cater to workshops, large homes and other areas where a large surface might need to be cleaned all at once. A new Max Mode pushes the robot to clean as much as possible rather than to limit itself to a set number of rooms; it also comes in a slightly tougher design with extra brushes, filters, and cleaning tools to keep the Roomba effective and clean. iRobot sells just one model, the Roomba 610, for $599.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Tesoro Tizona G2N Elite gaming keyboard

The market for gaming keyboards is getting crowded, starting off with some fairly simple keyboards and diverging into the land of modu ...

GX Gaming DeathTaker mouse

Gaming is a serious endeavor for many people, driving them to look for the best performance in their system and interface devices. Fro ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News