The imprint link technology allows the Roomba to communicate with the Braava jet to perform the cleaning. Image via iRobot

iRobot’s new spring cleaning duo can sweep and mop your floor at the same time

iRobot introduced a spring cleaning duo – Roomba s9+ and Braava jet m6. The two can team up and coordinate with each other to vacuum and mop at the same time.

The Roomba s9+ cleaning the edges with its angled brush. Image via iRobot
Roomba s9+ can clean the edges with angled brush. Image via iRobot

iRobot said Roomba s9+ is more powerful and clever than its predecessors, included corner brushes and 3D sensors to map the cleaning.

Roomba S9+ has 40 times more vacuuming power than the 600 series and four times that of Roomba i7+. Its rubber brushes are 30% wider than the previous generation.

The storage case can store up to 550 milliliters (ml) of debris.

Roomba can create a memory map that remembers the layout and the places it has previously cleaned. Image via iRobot
Roomba can create a memory map with its sensors. Image via iRobot

The vacuum cleaner added five-angled arms to effectively clear out the dust along the walls.

The optical sensors can process over 234,400 data points per second. That allows the machine to create an accurate map of the house and create the most efficient cleaning route.

The machine can respond to voice commands of the user to clean a specific room. Image via iRobot
The machine can respond to voice commands from the user. Image via iRobot

Users can choose a specific room to clean by setting up the iRobot home app with a smartphone. The robotic vacuum cleaner can respond to voice commands via Alexa and Google Assistant.

The vacuum cleaner sits in front of cleaning base station. Image via iRobot
The vacuum cleaner returns automatically to the cleaning base station. Image via iRobot

The vacuum cleaner is fully automatic from start to finish. Much like the previous model i7+, the s9+ can dump the debris automatically when it’s full. The base station can hold up to 30 bins of dirt, dust and hair particles.

The imprint link technology allows the Roomba to communicate with the Braava jet to perform the cleaning. Image via iRobot
The imprint link technology allows the Roomba to communicate with the Braava jet to perform the cleaning. Image via iRobot

Once Roomba s9+ is done with vacuuming, the Braava m6 comes in to handle the mopping immediately. The iRobot home app can link both robots together to perform dual cleaning.

With a 500 ml water tank, the Braava mop can cover up to 1000 square feet of room space. The Braava has both reusable or disposable pads. The company said that disposal pads are more common in North America, while the European market prefers reusable pads.

The Braava jet m6 has a 500 ml water tank. Image via iRobot
The Braava jet m6 has a 500 ml water tank. Image via iRobot

The Roomba s9+ with the cleaning base is available to order now on the company’s website for $1299. A standard Roomba model without the base station costs $999. The Braava jet m6 is priced at $499.