updated 07:26 pm EDT, Thu August 22, 2013
Two models provide one-pass cleaning to hardwood, laminate surfaces
Home robotics solutions provider iRobot today announced the release of the iRobot Braava Floor Mopping Robot. iRobot is launching two models, the Braava 320 and Braava 380t, in North America. The Braava was introduced to the European market earlier this year.
Braava is designed to systematically and efficiently dry or damp mop the entire floor in just one pass. The company is best known for its Roomba vacuums, and also offers the Scooba floor scrubber. Braava is a complementary solution for quickly maintaining hard floors every day, keeping them free of dust and other debris.
The iRobot Braava Floor Mopping Robot automatically dry- and damp-mops hard floors using two cleaning modes, keeping dirt and dust under control. Braava uses disposable or reusable cleaning cloths that are simple to attach and remove, and the 380t model is capable of liquid dispensing throughout the cleaning cycle. At the push of a button, Braava is off to mop, and when it is done cleaning, the robot returns to where it started. The cleaning robot features a soft-touch bumper and quiet motors, for a minimum of disruption to the home.
The iRobot Braava 320 sells for $200, with the higher-end Braava 380t retailing for $300. Both robots are available now.