Obot vacuums are great devices that clean floors without making a fuss. These little robots are becoming less expensive and more essential. These robots can reach places that stand-up vacuums cannot (under beds and sofas), and they are very efficient thanks to their better batteries and robotic brains.
At this point, I have tried close to 50 robot vacuums. A robot vacuum should have a long battery life, an automatic-empty bin, large rubber brushes (less likely to get tangled than bristles), and an app that allows you to map your home. These features are not the only ones that will make your life easier. You can check out my list at end of guide.
The market is saturated in price. Everybody and their uncle makes robot vacs now. You should not pay the list price unless you truly need the latest model. If it’s not on sale, you shouldn’t purchase a robot vacuum. A basic floor sweeper can be purchased for less than $200. You can also find a mapping model that auto-empties your area for about $400 and a $600 top-of the-line robot for around $600. If you want the best, it will cost you over $1,000 to sweep, mop, and clean your floor by itself.
Roomba’s j7 robot vacuum is powered by AI and can detect and avoid common traps such as cables and cords. The stylish clean base cleans the dirt from its bin for you.
Dustbin capacity 419ml. / Auto-empty Dock option: yes. / Mapping: no. / AI obstacle avoidance / Keep-out Zones: yes. Virtual / Brush style : dual, rubber. / Compatible with: Siri Shortcuts, Google Home, Amazon Alexa.
The best Roomba j7 from iRobot offers excellent cleaning power, a great app, lots of extra features and repairability, as well as a stylish design at a price of around $600. This will take care of your floors if you have children or pets.
Although the j7 Roomba is expensive, it’s also the first Roomba equipped with AI obstacle avoidance. It uses both a camera as well as some processor-powered smarts, to avoid obstacles such power cables, socks, shoes, and pet waste. This is a great advantage, as you don’t need to clean up after you vacuum. However, cluttered floors won’t be as clean. This also means it won’t get stuck while you are working so you won’t return to a dirty house and a bot that has become stuck.The Roomba J7 vacuum is an excellent vacuum. It looks great for a vacuum and works well. The robot can be used on its own, or you can use the Clean Base auto-empty Dock by iRobot — the model shown is the j7 Plus.
You can step it up by purchasing the Plus, a j7 robot vacuum with an automatic-empty dock, for around $200. It is the best-looking and most reliable auto-empty dock I have ever seen. It is small and sleek with some nice aesthetic touches like a matte black ribbed plastic casing and leather pull tab for accessing the bin area. This makes it look natural in your home. You can also store additional bags in the cubby, but I wish it could hold more. You can purchase the dock separately if you already own the j7.
Roomba j7 can map your home and identify furniture and appliances. You can ask the robot to clean certain areas (using an app or voice assistant) such as behind the couch or in front of your fridge.
Although most mapping robots can create virtual keep out zones, which are areas that the robot shouldn’t go into, this Roomba uses its AI smarts and suggests trouble spots.The j7 has two rubber roller brushes as well as a large sidebrush.
It’s great that the robot can be linked to other smart devices within your home. For example, you can program it to clean your front door and garage. The iRobot app has a geofencing feature that allows you to set the robot to run when you leave the house, and then stop when you return. The robot would dock as soon as I entered the house. This worked well. It failed only when there was someone else in the house, and they manually shut off the robot.
Roombas can be noisy. The j7 vacuum is louder than any other I have tested. This makes it difficult to get the household member to turn it down. They are easy to fix, which is a key factor in a costly gadget that you want to use for many years. My in-laws have a Roomba that they purchased in 2007 and it still works well. Although parts can be expensive they are easily available. This includes mechanical bits such as wheels. However, this is not true for all the bots I tested. Roborock doesn’t sell spare parts other than bags, bins and brushes on . You must ship the robot to them for repairs.
The Roomba j7 robot vacuum is the right choice if you want to get the best cleaning for your money and avoid any problems with the robot’s performance due to stray debris. The robot’s cleaning abilities are unsurpassed by the years of experience iRobot brings to this area. It is also one of the easiest robot vacuums you can use. The app is easy to use and has many new features.
Roborock S7 and S8 are better choices than the j7 Combo from iRobot — a j7 that includes a mopping pad. The extra cost of the mopping feature is justified by its insufficient performance. The j7 is able to handle high-pile rugs better than the Roborock S7 and S8. If you have high-pile rugs, the j7 will work better than the Roborock S7 or S8. The iRobot Braava Jet m6 mop can be programmed to clean after the Roomba vacuum has been used. You will often find it in bundles.