iRobot announced a pair of new mid-range vacuum cleaners that have some advantages of its high-end models, but also some compromises. They are the i3 Plus priced at $599, equipped with the company’s automatic trash can emptying station, which can hold 60 days of dirt, and the ordinary i3 for $399, which does not have an empty station, but is the same in other respects.
Compared with the more expensive models of iRobot, the biggest disadvantages of these vacuum cleaners-i7 Plus and i7 ($799/$599, with and without automatic emptying) and s9 Plus and s9 ($899/$1,099, same as above) -Yes, they do not include the company̵
But i3 does get all the features that come with the company’s recent AI-assisted update, which is called iRobot Genius Home Intelligence. These functions are not very useful, but they are still very convenient. The iRobot app can provide cleaning plan suggestions based on your past cleaning procedures and smart home networking automation options. Therefore, if you use a location service like Life360 or have a smart lock, you can connect it to Roomba so that whenever you leave the house, Roomba will start cleaning (if you are leaving the house these days).
In terms of hardware, the design is exactly the same as other current iRobot models, and the cleaning system is the same as i7s. Both models have been listed in the United States and Canada, and will be launched on the international market in the first quarter of next year.