One of robot vacuum’s front-runners happens to be iRobot, as this robot vacuum has a bunch of surprises for its users. Merely looking at each series (self-cleaning Roombas, smart) they bring out, you could tell iRobot has been pretty busy.
But with the entire breakthrough innovations, iRobot has been able to bring to life, it can be astonishingly expensive, the decision of spiked-up prices made by iRobot is intentional. They are responding to the brutal truth of today’s robot vacuum market.
At this point, I ought to welcome you the truth about the prices of iRobot but I guess you have an inkling of the price of an average iRobot vacuum cleaner. As always don’t fret, we are here for you.
Cost for the average iRobot Vacuum Cleaner
As the pioneer of robot vacuums and the first commercially successful brand, iRobot has long been enjoying a huge market share, as with any successful brand there are bound to be competition and a contest for who takes the larger market share, so other domestic robots wants a cut from the pie.
The only way some of this domestic robot competes with iRobot is low prices compared to iRobot’s expensive smart robots. Like for instance, Ecovacs N79 at $179 and EufyRobovac 30C at $299 where both are controlled through mobile apps. The way iRobot competes is with its Roomba 600 series to s9+starting from $309 - $1,852.57though they are slightly higher than the ones mentioned above, it happens to be a best-seller, it just shows that value and quality can be considered first before price. (Prices may be changed)
You should know that the completion isn’t only coming from starter series but also more advanced and newer series, like Neato's flagship type, the Botvac D7 connected cost $829 while iRobot Roomba’s s9+ at $1,852.57(without Clean-Base, it would cost $999). (Prices may be changed)
We can’t deny the fact that iRobot charges quite much for its parade of floor cleaning products. Flooding your home with can be an appalling costly proposition. You would have to splurge up to $1,852.57 if you want a Roomba s9+ that self-cleans and self-empties the debris/dirt particles on its own. (Prices may be changed)
From the result I got testing out robot vacuums over time across all price ranges, iRobot has some needs to fill in terms of fulfilling enough value to account for the high price tag. One thing to note is most of the robot vacuum cleaner, Roomba included, has problems returning to base without jerking, let alone function without any human aid. (Let's be optimistic about robot vacuums as most are still iterating for better performance)
We now have a brief of the pricing of iRobot products, let’s quickly look at its major pros and cons.
Major Pros of a Roomba Vacuum Cleaner
• Pre-programmed Navigation
This one is really obvious, isn't it? Unlike other traditional cleaners, a Roomba cleaner is programmed to automatically navigate and pick up dirt particles upon contact via embedded sensors as with most robot vacuum cleaners. Once you switch it on, it signals the two electric motors that help in the navigation to areas with dirt, so it can be picked up. Roomba wheels are known to move at log heads, opposite to each other, this means the vacuum can turn at any degree and clean areas at different angles. It easily cleans hard-to-reach places.
• Saves Time
Isn’t this why it was built in the first place? To save you time, especially if you are out most of the times. The beautiful thing about Roomba is you can set the vacuum to clean your house seven times a week. So you can go to work and come back rest assured your robot vacuum cleaner has saved you a ton of time.
Major Cons of a Roomba Vacuum Cleaner
Well, it's true, you probably won't be comfortable with the noise while it's cleaning, as with other robot vacuum cleaners. As stated earlier, the best way to avoid the noise is to schedule it to clean when you're out from your house.
• Requires Frequent Maintenance
As with other vacuum cleaners, you would have to clean the machine after four cleans at least. You can dispose of the dirt particles from the bin the moment the light indicates, then rinse the air filters. (Allow to dry before outing back)
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The Roomba happens to have features that are uncommon on the market, which is why their prices are a bit higher. We hope to see better upgrades that would justify the price tag on their products.
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