There’s a reason people still often refer to robot vacuums as “Roombas.” The company behind the well-known robovac series, iRobot, has spent decades iterating in the space, resulting in some of the best robotic vacuums you can buy. He Roomba j7 Plus is a great example, one that is for sale at Wellbots for Edge readers for $549 ($250 off), its lowest price yet, with coupon code VERGE200.
While it’s still expensive, the j7 Plus packs a lot of great features for less than $550. Its dual rubber roller brush system is excellent at picking up dirt from your floor, while its intuitive AI obstacle avoidance ensures you’ll stay clear of cords, lost pairs of shoes, and even pet waste. It’s also been known to get new features: a recent update added Siri support, for example, while another added the ability to use it as a security camera, which has only made it a better robovac since we first tested it. last year.
Unlike the standard j7, the discounted “Plus” model on offer here comes with a fancy self-dumping dock, which typically sells for around $250 on its own and cuts down on unwanted maintenance. Wellbots is also heavily discounting the Roomba Combo j7 Plus using the same promo code, which reduces mop-equipped model to $799 ($250 discount).
While nothing has been confirmed (yet), Apple is expected to unveil its next set of smartwatches alongside the iPhone 15 next month, so perhaps we’re seeing deep discounts on some last-gen models. At this time, for example, you can pick up a Apple Watch Series 7 41mm with LTE at Walmart for $299 ($100 off), one of the best prices to date on the 41mm model with cellular connectivity.
As my colleague Victoria Song pointed out in her review of the Apple Watch Series 8, the latest model isn’t all that different from the last-generation Series 7. It touts Apple’s new flaw detection feature and temperature sensors for period tracking, but otherwise the two are nearly identical. The Series 7 features roughly the same processing power, the same always-on display, and all the same health tracking features, not to mention future compatibility with watchOS 10 when it launches in the fall.