We humans have long thought about creating robots to do chores instead of us. Some of them have already been implemented, such as the Roomba, which proved to be quite efficient in cleaning up dust, dirt and pet hair. However, while these devices can handle hardwood floors and carpets, they cannot stand against hard surfaces. Furthermore, Roombas lack the capability of cleaning up liquids. This is where the Braava Jet Mopping Robot steps in.
The new cleaning bot from iRobot is set to clean anything from any surface, even in tight places. Braava Jet was designed to cover the gaps of Roomba after the developers asked the users of the device what they would like to improve about it.
The square robot can get into all sort of small places and tight corners. It features a single button used for turning it on and off. However, the Braava Jet cannot be connected to a smartphone like the last Roomba model, mainly because the developers wanted t to keep it affordable and simple. Therefore, the newest vacuum from iRobot costs $199.
Braava Jet features three cleaning modes. Dry sweeping is for picking up dust, hair and other particles. The damp scrubbing mode is meant to clean hardwood floors without damaging them by using only sixty percent of the water mode. Last is the wet mopping mode for cleaning surfaces with both water and detergent. The robot selects each mode by using its disposable pads. For instance, if you wish to clean your bathroom you will attach a wet mopping pad and the device will know what to do. The pads sell in packs of ten for the price of $7.99.
Braava Jet comes equipped with a rechargeable battery that can be removed and an AC adapted. The battery lasts enough to cover about two hundred feet for the dry and damp modes and 150 feet for the wet mode.
Last but not least, the new vacuum robot comes with a virtual wall feature. If you press and hold the button of Braava Jet, it will draw a wall parallel to its backside. This creates a limit for the device beyond which it will not pass. In this way, you can control which parts of your home you want to be cleaned.
The Braava Jet is currently the cheapest cleaning robot on the market, surpassing Roomba 650 which costs $375. All the features and the small size of iRobot’s Braava Jet will surely attract many buyers at the tempting price of $199.
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