iRobot has a few new cleaning robots, the Roomba s9 + and Braava Jet m6, that can work together to vacuum, mop and dust your home. You coordinate the process from the iRobot app, which will automatically tell the mopping and pollination of $ 499 (€ 699) Braava Jet m6 to clean your wooden or stone floors after the $ 1,299 (€ 1,499) Roomba s9 + is vacuumed.
Although the Braava Jet m6 can also be synchronized with last year's Roomba i7 +, you get a number of benefits if you combine it with this year's vacuum. iRobot claims that the Roomba s9 + is much better at handling the edges of your rooms thanks to the wider brushes and a new corner brush designed to sweep dust from the corners of your room into the path of the main roles. The company also says that the Roomba s9 + has no less than forty times the suction power of the previous model and that the filters are capable of catching allergens from fungi and pollen.
Otherwise, the Roomba s9 + offers a similar level of functionality as the equivalent of last year. It is still able to make a map of your house that you can use to tell it where it needs to be cleaned, and it also comes with a base station that can hold 30 bins of dirt, so you don't have the robot have to empty after every cleaning.
Like the Roomba s9 +, the Braava Jet m6 is also designed with edges in mind, and it is also equipped with the same smart card functionality as its sucking brother. You can equip the machine with wet or dry cleaning pads for mopping or dusting, and if you use it with the first one, it also has a small "Precision Jet Spray" to moisten the floor before the mop before mopping.
Both the iRobot Roomba s9 + and the Braava Jet m6 are now available in North America and will be released in Europe on July 12. If the asking price for the Roomba s9 + is a bit steep, then there is also the $ 999 Roomba s9 that comes without the automatic emptying station. The base station can then be purchased separately for $ 349.