Beside the Scooba 230 ultra-compact vacuumer we've talked about yesterday, iRobot has also added three new Roomba models to its lineup, namely the new 700 series, that provides a couple of interesting enhancements compared to their predecessors.
The new series includes the 760, 770 and 780 models, that all come packed with iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology, an actively intuitive robotic technology that gives the most thorough cleaning results, not to mention a newly refined, sleeker design.
Furthermore, the new robot
vacuum cleaners include the AeroVac Series II Bin bin with a powerful vacuum that maximizes air flow through Roomba's cleaning head to pull hair and debris off the brushes and into the bin, while the HEPA-Type Filter keeps fine household dust from re-circulating into your home.
The robots also sport a specially designed compliant Soft-Touch Bumper polymer coating to protect walls and furniture from possible scratches, while the battery has 50% longer life than previous Roomba generations, cleaning up to four regular sized rooms on one charge.
Another interesting new feature worth mentioning is the Persistent Pass Cleaning Pattern, that prompts the robot to use a brush-like, back and forth motion to focus its cleaning effort in the dirty area it has detected when Roomba senses excessive dirt and debris.
The Roomba 770 and 780 also deliver a greater autonomy from Full Bin Indicator light, which turns on when Roomba's optical sensor detects a full dust bin, while their Debris Detector uses an optical sensor to detect larger, soft particles on the floor like popcorn, lint or paper chads, so Roomba can respond by focusing its cleaning pattern to ensure deeper, concentrated cleaning in that area.
Last, but certainly not least, we'll have to mention that the top-range model (Roomba 780) comes equipped with a Wireless Command Center to easily control Roomba remotely, as well as a capacitive sensor touchpad as the user interface to eliminate mechanical buttons.
The Roomba 700 Series will be available in spring 2011 and will sell for $450, $500 and $550, respectively.