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When artificial intelligence meets household chores, it can result in devices that make our lives easier. This is particularly the case with robotic vacuum cleaners that allow you not to waste any more time and free yourself from this tedious task. But the device still needs to be efficient, autonomous, and incorporate good artificial intelligence (a term often overused). In this sector, a brand stands out with a product that claims to be “the most intelligent”: the Roomba j7+ from the manufacturer iRobot.
A robot vacuum cleaner that we received to test and therefore cleaned our apartment for several weeks. We received the device on test for a few weeks. Significant accuracy in our test and in our opinion, it was the first device of its kind that we discovered in a real situation.
First important and interesting point for us, the installation of the Roomba j7+ and its station is done quite quickly. The explanations are clear and it will only take a few minutes to turn on the device.
Note that the robot is still your size. It is not very big but it is not very compact either, unlike its base (the Clean Base) which is a good surprise. It fits perfectly under a piece of furniture or in a corner, which stands out for what it serves as a charging station as well as a trash can to recover, by suction, dust and other things that the Roomba j7+ collects in a patented vacuum bag. Therefore, everything will not take up much space in your house (or apartment), at least no more than a “traditional” vacuum cleaner.
App’ and aspiration
Inseparable from the smooth operation of the vacuum cleaner, the Roomba j7+ works through the iRobot mobile app. This allows you to manage the launch of the device (also possible through a physical button placed on it) but above all to see the mapping of the robot’s cleaning area. At this point we see that iRobot’s artificial intelligence stands out since each step allows the Roomba to refine this map, to make it more complete so that the vacuum cleaner avoids obstacles.
On this criterion, we have some comments to give about our experience. First of all, the first mapping will not have been the most effective, even though the apartment is not the largest. In his defense, setting up this one isn’t the easiest. But this is where we see the true intelligence of the device: as the cleanup progressed, the map became more and more accurate to the point of being quite accurate today. In terms of obstacle detection, the Roomba j7+ is quite effective at dodging anything on the floor (charger cord or, depending on the brand, animal droppings) but it will tend to bump into furniture too often in our opinion. taste. What’s more, keep in mind that it will never cover your entire area and therefore certain areas will never be vacuumed.
Other than that, not much to say. The Roomba j7+ is a good vacuum cleaner that will get the job done perfectly. It should be noted anyway that when it returns to the base and the suction starts (option that it is possible to deactivate but that removes this autonomous side), these few seconds are quite noisy. The robot, once started, is not the quietest either.
The American manufacturer iRobot, recently acquired by Amazon, will have pleasantly surprised us with its autonomy and evolutionary intelligence. With its remote controllable app, it offers great freedom to start cleaning when you’re away to save a little time. But all these features and technologies come at a price: €999 with Clean Base, €749 without. A substantial budget to which we must add the price of the proprietary bags when they have to be changed (19.99 euros for three). For those who have the means and the utility/need, the iRobot Roomba j7+ is therefore a safe bet. For others, it is possible to find them much cheaper but less complete and, above all, less intelligent.