iRobot are very well-known for their great vacuum cleaning robots that have took the world by storm these past few years, but now they have been updated with some awesome new features that will make you want to trade in your old model straight away.

The new Roomba 600 Series of the vacuum cleaning robot was announced for launch in the UK earlier today, and will include up-to-date cleaning performance, with a new optimised airflow and improved brush design, the Roomba 600 has been designed to get in all of those areas the previous version wouldn’t.

The Roomba now includes a ton of new features to set it apart from the rest of the bunch, the first is the addition of Aerovac Technology which is used to optimise airflow, in order to keep the bin filling evenly, alongside which the new 600 model also includes an improved brush design in order to remove hair for Roomba’s brushes.

But possibly the biggest new feature of them all is that iRobot have finally re-styled the Roomba with some new and more vibrant colors, check out the press release below for more information.

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iRobot launches Roomba 600 Series Globally
New and improved vacuum cleaning robots offer more thorough and effective cleaning.

BEDFORD, Mass. – [August 29, 2012] — iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in deliveringrobotic technology-based solutions, today announced the UK availability of the new Roomba® 600 Series vacuum cleaning robots. The Roomba 600 robots include the most up-to-date cleaning performance, incorporating optimised airflow and an improved brush design for a more thorough and effective cleaning experience. iRobot is launching the Roomba 600 robots globally.

 

“iRobot has sold more than 8 million home robots worldwide, by focusing on cleaning performance and innovation across the company’s portfolio of dry and wet floorcare robots,” said Jeff Beck, Chief Operating Officer of iRobot Corporation. “Our global customers want high quality products with state-of-the-art technology, so we are always looking for ways to meet their satisfaction. The Roomba 600 series is the result of combining innovative research and customer feedback in our development process.”

The release of the new entry-level Roomba 600 Series robots, which complement the top-of-the-line 700 Series robots, underscores the growing global acceptance of and demand for practical robots, particularly for performing automated home maintenance tasks.

The iRobot Roomba 600 Series: A simple cleaning experience from beginning to end.
Roomba uses a patented three-stage cleaning system to vacuum carpets, tile, laminate and hardwood floors. Aerovac™ Technology and a new brush design maximise cleaning results, with less hair remaining tangled on bristles and a more evenly filled bin. Roomba 600 Series robots are designed to more effectively handle hair, pet fur, lint, carpet fuzz and other fibres than previous generation robots.

What’s new: 

 

·      Aerovac Technology optimises airflow so the bin fills evenly and needs to be emptied less often.

·      The improved brush design and optimised airflow remove more hair from Roomba’s brushes, providing more thorough cleaning and reduced maintenance.

·      The 600 Series has new styling with a splash of colour.

 

Additional Roomba 600 Series features:

·      Onboard schedulingallows you to preset up to seven times per week for Roomba to clean when it’s most convenient for you. (Model 650 and higher.)

·      Using iAdapt® Responsive Cleaning Technology, iRobot’s advanced proprietary system of software and sensors, Roomba vacuums every section of your floor multiple times for a comprehensive clean.

·      With Dirt Detect™, Roomba uses an acoustic sensor to help find dirtier areas and spends more time cleaning them.

·      Roomba automatically docks and recharges on its Home Base® when it finishes vacuuming or when the battery is running low.

·      A Virtual Wall® can be used to create an invisible barrier that Roomba won’t cross, keeping the robot in the rooms you want to clean and out of the ones you don’t.


iRobot Roomba 600 Series vacuum cleaning robots will be available from £299 at national retailers including John Lewis and Lakeland and at independent retailers via www.irobot.com/uk and from select retailers. To check global availability, visit the iRobot website athttp://global.irobot.com.

iRobot has more than two decades of leadership at the forefront of the global robotics industry. More than 8 million home robots have been sold worldwide, revolutionising the way people clean both inside and outside the home. Morethan 4,500 combat-proven military robots have been delivered to armed forces worldwide, performing thousands of dangerous search, reconnaissance and bomb-disposal missions while protecting those in harm’s way. As a robot industry pioneer, iRobot remains committed to building robots that improve the quality of life and safety standards worldwide.

About iRobot Corp.
iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. The company’s home robots help people find smarter ways to clean, and its defense and securityrobots protect those in harm’s way. iRobot’s consumer and military robots feature iRobot Aware® robot intelligence systems, proprietary technology incorporating advanced concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence. For more information about iRobot, visit www.irobot.com.

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