iRobot has released the Roomba Combo j7+, a 2-in-1 vacuum and mop controlled by a new operating system, iRobot OS 5.0, which includes new features and digital experiences to improve intelligence and personalization across the portfolio of iRobot products.
The Combo j7+ was designed for busy households with a mixture of carpets, rugs and hardwood floors that want a robot that can vacuum and also mop, said the company. The Combo j7+ can accommodate both in a single cleaning job with a fully retractable mop pad that lifts itself to the top of the robot when it encounters carpet and rugs making it a hands-free experience.
“Until today, many 2-in-1 robot vacuums and mops delivered a poor user experience either because they required separate, time-consuming cleaning jobs or created more mess by not fully lifting the mopping pad high enough to avoid carpet and rugs. The Roomba Combo j7+ uniquely solves both of these challenges,” said Keith Hartsfield, chief product officer at iRobot. “And thanks to iRobot OS, your Roomba Combo j7+ will get smarter over time because it will automatically download new capabilities whenever we release them. So, when new enhancements are developed, your robot gets them too, like magic.”
The OS 5.0 offers expanded object recognition, navigation of every floor’s obstacle course and a continued focus on delivering more pet features. Users can also skip a room during a current cleaning job to avoid unwanted interruptions using the iRobot Home App or Alexa, and iOS users can create Siri Shortcuts for directed room cleaning and saved “favorites” from the iRobot Home App.
“iRobot OS provides the intelligence that powers our robots. It brings to life thoughtful and intelligent home products that respect, connect and understand the user’s home and lifestyle, helping our robots become a valued and trusted partner in the home,” said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot. “The Roomba Combo j7+ perfectly marries iRobot OS intelligence with beautifully designed hardware to give customers a vacuum and mop solution like no other, capable of keeping carpet, rugs and hard floors cleaner and fresher every day, so customers can live their life. With Roomba celebrating its 20th birthday this year, iRobot OS is also giving our connected product lineup the gift of more intelligence, letting customers’ existing robots clean in new ways.”
The Roomba Combo j7+ is available for pre-sale now in the U.S. for $1,099 on iRobot.com with shipments beginning October 4.