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The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby Roombascoobatastic » January 7th, 2014, 1:02 am

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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby Roombascoobatastic » January 7th, 2014, 1:03 am

caption: The iRobot Scooba 450 is the only hard floor-scrubbing robot on the market, using the Scooba Three-Cycle Cleaning Process to maintain constantly clean floors and wash away up to 99.3% of bacteria.*(PRNewsFoto/iRobot Corp.)
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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby Roombascoobatastic » January 7th, 2014, 1:21 am

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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby davidelewis » January 7th, 2014, 1:40 am

Looks very promising! From the photo, it looks like the Scooba 450 may be a little smaller than the Scooba 390 - can anyone confirm this? Is there any difference in height?
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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby davidelewis » January 7th, 2014, 1:43 am

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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby davidelewis » January 7th, 2014, 1:52 am

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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby vic7767 » January 7th, 2014, 1:57 am

Although the cleaning method is advertised as new it is the same cleaning process used with the very first 5900 Scooba model. It vacuums while squirting cleaning liquid and the single cleaning brush rotates and the squeegee helps direct the liquid off the floor and into the dirty tank. It does not do three separate cleaning stages one at a time.
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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby davidelewis » January 7th, 2014, 2:05 am

Good point! iRobot is marketing the Scooba 450 as "revolutionary" rather than "evolutionary". The biggest differences compared with earlier models appear to be iAdapt and a timed cleaning process (instead of a calculated). It also appears that the vacuum is more robust, with a larger intake port. That said, I've never used my Scooba 5800 without vacuuming first ...
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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby Roombascoobatastic » January 7th, 2014, 2:11 am

Kudos to iRobot for improving an already wonderful and effective design and not messing too much with a good thing.

I love how the tank is less awkward to handle compared to the 390.

I like how the "DryDock" gives Scooba a nice stylish home, and makes a nice little display piece!

I also like how the squeegee overlaps the wheel tracks better than the 390.

Good Job, iRobot!

The bad...

$600!!? really? and you want to sell these to real people, right?

The female voice may take some getting used to, as I cannot stand a talking robotic cleaner (My replacement Roomba talks much less than my first one) but, every time you turn it on?

It seems to clean even further than the endge than the 390, so running in tandem with a 230 would probably be beneficial.

Very nice looking robot... Would be wild if the blue lit up in the dark
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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby Roombascoobatastic » January 7th, 2014, 2:51 am

davidelewis wrote:Looks very promising! From the photo, it looks like the Scooba 450 may be a little smaller than the Scooba 390 - can anyone confirm this? Is there any difference in height?


"This new intelligent mop is slightly heavier and larger than its previous incarnation, the Scooba 390. "
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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby third_deg » January 7th, 2014, 3:26 am

It's all the same tech as scooba. Just repackaged, and easier to use.

The dry vac is same as before but centrally located with jets coming from both sides.

Wheels in center so it can turn in place (scooba a wheels are back a bit. Makes it plodding). Tires are via thee scooba 230 (special rubber rather than foam).

Same spec sheet as when I left. I was hoping to see some updates given the purchases IRobot made.

Repackage, quieter, easier to use. But very space inefficient considering the tank holds 25% less than the original and only 25% more than the 4X smaller volume scooba 230.

We sold a charging dock just like this for the original Scooba BTW.

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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby davidelewis » January 7th, 2014, 3:30 am

I wonder how quickly the price on the 390's will drop with the introduction of the 450's?
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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby piokrza » January 7th, 2014, 7:25 am

According to spec: "Scooba 450 is compatible with Roomba Virtual Wall Barriers, battery charger and batteries, allowing multi-robot homes to share accessories." What's nice feature to me. http://www.irobot.com/us/learn/home/scooba.aspx
http://store.irobot.com/product/index.j ... d=29037756

I wonder if it can be "disassembled" like 3XX or maybe is "disposable" like 230? I saw few screws on the internal lid-part of the tank, so maybe...
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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby piokrza » January 7th, 2014, 7:43 am


I like the status progress light feature around "Clean" button.
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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby piokrza » January 7th, 2014, 8:03 am

Owner's Manual: http://www.irobot.com/~/media/Files/Sup ... Manual.PDF

450 has pre-soak feature with static brush after vacuum squeegee, just like 230.
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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby mfortuna » January 7th, 2014, 8:06 am

davidelewis wrote:I wonder how quickly the price on the 390's will drop with the introduction of the 450's?

The 390 appears to be gone from Irobot's USA store website.

Still available from 3rd parties though.
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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby cbl1 » January 7th, 2014, 9:33 am

Got one to replace the 350 I have that always seemed like too much trouble.

I am glad to see it does not come with a primer ball - that was always my problem with 350 getting it to prime right myself.

The bad is sounds like a step down in sq ft. covered and size of water tank.

Ease of use is going to be key that I didn't find with the 350.
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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby third_deg » January 7th, 2014, 10:30 am

Larger version of Scooba 230 pump (at least when I left). It pretty much just works, so I expect they will use that still.
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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby cbl1 » January 7th, 2014, 10:56 am

Thanks third-deg. Great news. I hated that pump priming requirement

So would you consider this just the larger version of the 230 or are there other improvement you liked in it.
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Re: The New iRobot Scooba 450 gets down and dirty

Postby mfortuna » January 7th, 2014, 11:15 am

Strange, I never had to use the primer bulb that came with my 350. The pump has always worked fine for me.
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