Robot vacuum cleaner or robovac is programmed to clean your home automatically. It relieves you of the stress of doing household cleaning chore. You get to save quality time by using a robotic vacuum cleaner. But the robovac is not all perfect in doing cleaning chores automatically. You need to babysit some of the time. The cleaner may get stuck in a carpet or a door, and you need to set it right. You also need to empty the bin frequently and remove the clog.
The iRobot Roomba i7+ gets closer to being a perfect robovac as it comes with self-emptying dust-bin and charging stand. It also has a premium 3-stage cleaning system for an effortless, powerful everyday cleaning. All these good things come at a premium price and it is true for the iRobot i7+ robovac with the clean base dock. In this post, let’s see an in-depth review of the iRobot Roomba with its advantages and disadvantages.
- Weight – 3.37 Kg
- Dimension – 33.8 cm in diameter by 9.2 cm in height
- Battery Life – 1 hour 30 minutes
- Recharge Time – 3 hour for 100 percent
- Compatible With – Amazon Alexa, and Google Home
- Comes With – 1 Clean Base, 2 Dirt Disposal Bags, 1 side brush & filter
The vacuum part of the iRobot i7+ comes at 33.8 cm in diameter and only 9.2 cm in height. So it is really compact for a vacuum cleaner, and can easily fit under your cupboard or other small areas. The clean base dock is separate from the vacuum part and it comes at a hefty 48.26 x 36.83 x 33 cm. You can keep this stationary clean base dock anywhere you want. The vacuum will attach to the clean base for charging or to empting the dirt into it. You get two dirt disposal bags, an extra high-efficiency filter, an extra side brush, and a virtual wall barrier along with the vacuum and the clean base.
The vacuum has a new port for emptying the dirt. The port from the vacuum attaches to the clean base dock and empties the dirt to it. The clean base dock has disposable bags with it that can hold up to 30 bins. The rubber rollers present under the vacuum have also been improved to better pick up the dirt from your home. Though the design hasn’t vastly been improved from its predecessors, the iRobot i7+ has many small improvements to it that makes it a good buy.
Automatic Dirt Disposal
When it comes to normal robovac, you have to manually dispose the dirt from the vacuum. But the iRobot i7+ has an automatic dirt disposal feature that empties the dust automatically to the clean base. With this feature, you don’t have to take care of removing the dirt for months. The dirt is emptied from the vacuum to the clean base through the vacuum port. The clean base has dirt disposal bags that can hold up to 30 bins. But once the disposable bag gets full on the dock, you have to manually replace it every few months.
The iRobot i7+ vacuum has a powerful suction that can deliver 10X the air power for improved dust pick-up performance. The premium 3-stage cleaning system can easily pull all the embedded dirt, debris, and hair from your home. It also boasts a high-efficient filter that can capture 99 percent of mold, pollen, and other allergens from your home. The brush that actually cleans the surface is a dual-multi surface rubber brush. Each brush present in the vacuum is uniquely designed with rubber treads. It adjusts and flexes along with your surface to stay in constant touch to effectively remove all dust particles.
The vacuum also has dirt detect technology that finds the dirtiest part of your home effectively. With the powerful suction, adjusting brushes, and dirt sensor, the iRobot i7+ efficiently clears all the debris from your home.
The vacuum has vSLAM navigation technology. With this, the i7+ can effectively map the surroundings of your home. With this map, it can keep track of where it has cleaned and which part of your home it should clean next. The vacuum also better adapts to your home as it cleans. It creates a map of different rooms and determines the best way to clean every room. It even remembers multiple floor plans for your home, so it can adapt to different floors. This feature is called “Imprint Smart Mapping” and it saves energy & time spent to clean your room.
There is also an option in the vacuum cleaner to create boundaries. You can set virtual boundaries with this vacuum to keep it cleaning the surface where you want it and steer clear of the area that you don’t want.
The vacuum comes with the iRobot Home app and you can connect the vacuum with the app using WiFi. With the app, you can keep track of the cleaning activity, history, and other important work of the vacuum. The app also updates your vacuum regularly with the latest software to keep your vacuum up-to-date. The app is also compatible with Alexa and Google’s voice assistant, so you can have hands-free control of the vacuum using these voice assistants.
Why you should buy it?
- It has automatic dirt disposable feature which you normally don’t find with other vacuums. It automatically empties the dirt into the clean base when it detects the bin is full.
- The clean base dock with dust disposable bag can hold up to 30 dust bin, so you don’t have to dispose the bag for up to two months.
- It features an advanced mapping system to effectively clean your house room by room. You also get to connect your phone with the vacuum through the iRobot home app and get all the info about cleaning.
Why you shouldn’t buy it?
- The navigation system is not 100 percent perfect. But it isn’t a deal-breaker as it works fine most of the time.
- You have to manually replace the dust bags from the base every two months.
The iRobot Roomba i7+ is clearly an impressive robovac. It has lots of advanced technologies that you won’t find in other normal robovac’s like automatic dust disposal, smart mapping, and more. The vacuum is also compact and doesn’t occupy much space apart from the clean base dock. The dual rubber brush, dirt sensors, and powerful smart suction are great at digging all the debris from small to large from your home. The battery life and recharge time are also decent for a robovac. But all these features come at hefty price. If you can afford the iRobot i7+, then you should definitely go for it.