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The latest Roomba from iRobot, which can detect obstacles such as pet poop during its cleaning journey, is now cheaper than ever. The Roomba j7+ and j7+ are available at $150 off from Amazon and Wellbots, making them available for $699 and $499, respectively. The robots are identical, but the j7+ model comes with a clean base. This allows you to set the robot up and forget it, and empty the base only about every 60 days.
The Roomba i7 robots are based on the j7 series, which has more powerful cameras and better sensors. AI-driven computer vision technology enables the robot to detect obstacles and move around them while cleaning. You can also label obstacles as permanent (in case of a chair) or temporary (in the instance of another piece of furniture). This means that j7 robots can navigate around objects like clothes piles and charging cables better, but it also allows them to detect pet poop, which is the robot vacuum's arch enemy. iRobot offers a Pet Owner Official Promise (yes, P.O.O.P. This promises that if your robot vacuum's j7+ gets into poop within the first year, you will receive a new one.
Apart from this, the j7 series also has iRobot’s new mobile app that allows you to schedule cleanings and set triggers. After the robot creates a map of your home, you can label each room to help it direct itself to that specific area.
Although the j7+ package includes a clean base, it is not necessary. It does however increase the level of convenience. The j7+ will empty your robot's bin automatically into the clean base after it finishes. The base will then need to be empty once per two months.
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