THE I robot expands its portfolio of robot vacuum cleaners available in Portugal with the new basic model, the Roomba i1. The new smart vacuum cleaner guarantees 10 times more suction power (versus 600 series). Plus, it cleans straight ahead, recharges and picks up where it left off, plus Roomba’s build quality.
According to the leading consumer robotics company, with the launch of the Roomba i1 in Portugal we have a new Roomba with powerful performance and advanced features that will replace the popular “e” series. Please note that the new model has a suggested retail price of €429.
This is the new Roomba i1, iRobot’s entry-level robot vacuum cleaner
Roomba i1 has 10 times more suction power (compared to the 600 series). However, iRobot does not yet specify the exact suction power, measured in Pa (Pascal). However, it ensures that the new model guarantees cleaning in a straight line and recharges and resumes cleaning from the place where it left off as upgrade of his predecessor.
In addition, it also has various custom cleaning features powered by iRobot OS. The product can also be controlled via the iRobot app for Android and iOS smartphones, free for both mobile platforms.
Simple and efficient cleaning with the iRobot OS platform
“A unique cleaning experience combined with the fact that the power and differentiation of our exclusive technologies are part of the DNA of our equipment”, says José Silva, Country Manager of iRobot Portugal.
“We have a proven track record in developing products that make consumers’ lives easier. Roomba i1 expands our range to offer exceptional value and cleaning performance alongside reliable technology and intuitive controls as iRobotOS ensures cleaning is done right so you can focus on the more important things in life.”
Thanks to floor-following sensors, the new Roomba® i1 cleans logically and objectively in straight lines. Plus, when the battery runs out, Roomba i1 will return to its dock to charge and resume cleaning until the task is complete.
Up to 10 times more suction power compared to Roomba 600
On the other hand, pet hair and other stubborn dirt can’t beat the suction power of the Roomba i1 robot vacuum, as it has up to 10 times more suction capacity than the 600 series.
The 3-stage cleaning system includes a corner cleaning brush to reach the most difficult places and two multi-surface rubber brushes. These are the “green brushes” that adapt to different types of floors, ideal for treating pet hair.
Plus, by using patented Dirt Detect technology, Roomba i1 knows where dirt collects and focuses cleaning on those specific areas.
Smart features via the iRobot Home app for Android and iOS
Like other Roomba models, the iRobot Home app is also a central part of the Roomba® i1 user experience. So when it works with iRobot OS, the app allows you to get personalized cleaning experiences in addition to standard control.
Please note that this app is available for iOS and Android devices. Plus, iRobot’s cutting-edge artificial intelligence and its ability to understand your home allows Roomba i1 to learn how you like to clean.
Roomba i1 recharges and resumes cleaning where it left off
Therefore, the Roomba i1 will, over time, make personalized suggestions through the iRobot Home app. It will do this based on previous cleaning tasks or helpful cleaning tips during allergy season or when animals are shedding.
The best of all? Over time, iRobot will continue to provide new digital features that allow users to keep their robot always up to date.
Controllable via Siri, Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa
What’s more, until now we could easily activate cleaning through voice commands with Alexa or Google (not available in Portuguese), now it is also compatible with Siri.
In short, by constantly evolving, iRobot wanted to give consumers absolutely nothing to do to start cleaning. Here, whether you’re going to work or out for a walk, the Roomba i1 can start cleaning based on the user’s geolocation. So, just walk out of the house, the Roomba i1 starts cleaning, and when you come back you find the house clean.
Roomba i1 price and availability
The Roomba i1 robot vacuum arrives at major retailers during the month of May and is available for €429.