iRobot likes to stay on top of the robotic vacuum cleaner game by engineering and releasing innovation after innovation. We were exposed to the awesomeness of the i7+ and s9 in 2019, but the company has a completely new robot for the fourth quarter in 2023. Today, we’re giving you our thoughts on the long-awaited Roomba i3+ to show you how excellent this budget-friendly bot truly is.
Self-Emptying Clean Base
If you read our review of the standard Roomba i3, then you’ll know that it does not come with the self-emptying Clean Base. This version, the i3+, does; instead of making two separate purchases, the i3+ comes with the standard i3 and the Clean Base.
The Clean Base is a secondary vacuuming unit that sucks up all of the dirt and debris in the i3’s dirt bin. The Clean Base can store up to 60 days’ worth of floor contaminants before even reaching max capacity. This ultimately means less micromanaging the robot’s dust bin and less cleanup for you.
The Roomba i3+ comes with a handy set of Reactive Sensors. These sensors are constantly on the lookout for spots on your floor that need cleaning. They’re also searching for spots where the robot can get stuck to avoid such a thing from happening.
Seeing as how the robot stands a sliver under 4 inches in height, this isn’t going to be much of big deal. However, there’s nothing more frustrating than coming back home from work to find your robotic vacuum cleaner stuck under a low-hanging sofa.
The Reactive Sensors combined with built-in Dirt Sensors means the i3+ has an excellent idea of what parts of your floor are in dire need of vacuuming. The incredibly sensitive sensors can detect concentrated dirt piles on carpets and bare floors from several feet away.
Sadly, unlike the Roomba i7+, the i3+ will not stop what it’s doing to make a repeated pass over a freshly-made stain. You’ll have to wait for its upcoming cleaning schedule to make repeated passes.
Tag-Team Vacuum and Mop with the Braava jet m6
One thing we were happy to find in this budget-friendly robot is that it can work together with iRobot’s Braava Jet m6. The Jet m6 is a mopping vacuum bot outperforms all of its competitors. When the i3+’s vacuum cycle is complete, it will automatically inform the m6, after which the m6 will begin mopping your floors for extra cleanliness.
You won’t have to trouble yourself over fine-tuning the robots’ cleaning schedules to get them working in a seamless vacuum-then-mop sequence.
Unique Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes
The i3+ is equipped with a pair of multi-surface rubber brushes. These brushes don’t just draw in more dirt and debris with every spin, but they also extract embedded fur and hair from carpet fibers. Combined with the high-efficiency filter that traps up to 99 percent of hair and dirt, the i3 is the ideal bot for pet owners everywhere.
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iRobot Home Intelligence Platform
iRobot has released a new smart hub known as Home Intelligence Platform. The hub keeps track of the times you order the Roomba i3+ to start its cleaning cycle and where it cleans. The hub then offers suggestions via the HOME smartphone app regarding cleaning schedules and locations.
Just a couple of manually-configured settings is all it takes for the Home Intelligence Platform to recognize patterns and offer intelligent suggestions.
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