Friday, September 22, 2023

iRobot launches new Roomba j9+ and Combo j9+ models, with more power and improved software

The company iRobot announced the market launch of the 2-in-1 Roomba Combo j9+ robot vacuum cleaner and floor cleaner and the Roomba j9+ robot vacuum cleaner, its most advanced models, which includes the new software -iRobot OS 7.0-, where the company promises a “smarter and more efficient” floor cleaning. These devices will be available online for Spain starting this Monday and will reach the main distributors starting from October, with a price of 1,399 euros (Roomba Combo j9+) and 999 euros (Roomba j9+).

It was detailed by the CEO of the company, Colin Angle, in an event held in Madrid, which focused on the integration of two new digital technologies, Dirt Detective and SmartScrub. The first of these allows the most powerful and intelligent robots to know where the dirtiest areas of the house are and the best way to clean them, while the SmartScrub removes the toughest dirt with double depth scrubbing.

“iRobot believes that users should trust a robot’s ability to deliver on the promise of efficient, automated cleaning. If a robot keeps getting stuck, lost, soiling carpets with wet wipes mops, etc., the customer’s trust in that product will be destroyed,” said Colin Angulo.

Advanced iRobot OS technology creates an accurate map of your home up to seven times faster and automatically names rooms. It also allows cleaning robots to recognize and avoid obstacles such as shoes, cables, backpacks, clothes, pets and even solid pet waste, giving users “great confidence ” on the ability of the j9+ models to get the job done. , as defended by the manufacturer. .

With Dirt Detective, these devices anticipate the cleaning needs of each room in the house, automatically personalize settings and prioritize the dirtiest rooms based on cleaning history, so users don’t have to to plan where to clean. Meanwhile, to tackle stubborn dirt on hard floors, the SmartScrub focuses on areas, rotating while applying low pressure.


The Roomba Combo j9+ robot vacuum cleaner and floor mop, the brand’s most powerful 2-in-1, is designed to tackle dirt, pet hair and debris with precision. The four-stage cleaning system and double rubber brushes offer superior suction power and pressure scrubbing action.

An interesting point about the robot vacuum cleaner with mop is that it has a DRI (Dry Rug Intelligence) system, thanks to which users will keep even long carpets clean and dry. This is possible because the mopping cloth is raised above the robot when it detects a carpet, avoiding getting it wet. It also facilitates the exchange of mops, as they can be accessed without having to turn the device over.

For its part, the Roomba j9+ robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with twice the suction power, longer battery life, and more features designed for pets than any other robot. Also, thanks to Carpet Boost technology, a 3-stage cleaning system and two rubber brushes, Roomba j9+ automatically detects the type of floor and adjusts its cleaning power to do everything types of tasks, from dusting to dirt removal. carpets.

Both robots have a Clean Base automatic emptying and filling station -quieter than its predecessors-, which in the case of the combo model also includes a water tank (with a new system that prevents stagnant water from releasing unpleasant odors in the house). The user only needs to empty the dirt after 60 days of use and refill the liquid after 30 days to enjoy autonomous cleaning. With its sleek and functional design, the Roomba Combo j9+ station also includes space to store additional bags and cloths.


In 2023, thanks to the many tests carried out in its special laboratory, iRobot has created a method focused on four parameters that summarize what is most concerned about cleaning robot users: efficiency, reliability and automatic cleaning control and, finally, manufacturing quality.

These internal tests revealed – as explained by Colin Angle himself – the existence of “recurring problems of competing robots”, including: stained carpets due to insufficient mopping cloths raised, jams due to poor timing to avoid obstacles and technical deficiencies, and the inability of a robot to become smarter by learning from previous cleanings and software updates this.

“The new Roomba Combo j9 + and Roomba j9 + address the shortcomings of competitors with superior engineering, iRobot’s intelligent operating system and thoughtful digital experiences. They are designed so that the user can trust their robot to do the job well,” reiterated the company’s CEO, who also recalled the possibility of customizing the cleaning experience through the iRobot Home app.

In this sense, iRobot Product Manager, Barry Schliesmann, assures that users want their floors to be completely clean and their carpets to remain clean and dry: “By combining SmartScrub with our exclusive cleaning system fabric lift, iRobot is “The only robot on the market that can do both. As a result, the robot keeps carpets and rugs free of moisture, allowing for optimal cleaning.”

Finally, the manufacturer expresses its commitment to user data privacy, privacy and security. “The company uses the highest data encryption standards to ensure that user data remains private and secure. Customer data is only used to improve your experience and the performance of your robot,” concludes company, with TÜV SÜD cybersecurity certification.

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