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iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby robotreviews » March 7th, 2014, 10:47 am

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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby robotreviews » March 7th, 2014, 11:14 am

Here is the list of specs:

IROBOT ROOMBA® 870 FULL SPECIFICATIONS
The AeroForce Performance Cleaning System
AeroForce uses a combination of three technologies to deliver the ideal balance of vacuum suction and debris extraction. Ideal for homes with pets and allergy sufferers, Roomba 870 traps dirt, particulates and allergens, drawing them into the sealed, HEPA-filtered bin. Here's how AeroForce works:

Tangle-Free AeroForce Extractors: Dual extractors grab and break down dirt and debris from any floor type. No brushes mean no tangles for you.
Airflow Accelerator: The accelerator creates a sealed channel that concentrates the airflow, drawing in more debris.
High-Efficiency Vacuum: A compact and efficient high-powered motor provides a 5X improvement in air power than previous Roomba generations.

Roomba automatically adjusts between floor types to clean carpets, tile, hardwood and laminate floors as it moves through your home. The spinning side brush cleans dirt from wall edges.

Effortless Cleaning
Dirt happens every day. Keeping up with it just got easier.
Docks And Recharges: Roomba returns to its Home Base® to dock and recharge.
Cleans On Schedule: Roomba can be preset to vacuum up to seven times per week.
XLife Battery: XLife Battery delivers twice as many cleaning cycles as previous Roomba batteries, doubling the time before you may need to replace your Roomba battery.
Avoids Off-Limit Areas: A Virtual Wall® keeps Roomba in the rooms you want to vacuum and out of the ones you don't.
Lets You Know When Bin Is Full: Indicator lets you know when bin needs to be emptied.

iAdapt® Responsive Navigation Technology
In coverage tests, Roomba out-cleans the competition thanks to iAdapt Technology, iRobot's advanced system of software and sensors. iAdapt enables Roomba to find its way around any shape or size of home, covering every area of floor multiple times.
Finds Dirt And Debris: With Dirt Detect Series 2, Roomba uses optical and acoustic sensors to find dirt and perform concentrated cleaning.
Cleans Like You Would: The Persistent Pass Cleaning Method employs a back-and-forth cleaning pattern to apply elbow grease in areas where it senses excessive dirt.
Vacuums Along Wall Edges: Roomba uses Wall-Following Technology to clean right up to wall edges and kickboards.
Won't Get Tangled Up: Anti-Tangle Technology keeps Roomba from getting stuck on cords, carpet fringe and tassels.
Won't Fall Down Stairs: Cliff-detection sensors allow Roomba to avoid stairs and other drop-offs.
Won't Damage Furniture: The molded, soft-touch bumper cushions the contact between Roomba and furniture, walls and other objects.
Pushes Past Soft Obstacles: Light-Touch Bumper Technology accurately discerns soft barriers from solid barriers, allowing Roomba to go under curtains, bed skirts and couch skirts.

What's In The Box:
1 iRobot Roomba 870
1 XLife Battery
2 Virtual Walls (batteries included)
1 Integrated Home Base®
1 Extra HEPA Filter
1-Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty On Robot, 6-Month Manufacturer's Limited Warranty On Battery
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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby Markrose » March 7th, 2014, 12:09 pm

What's the difference though? How is the 880 better/worse than the 870? Seeing it's $100 less, I'd imagine something was removed.
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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby Boomerang » March 7th, 2014, 12:17 pm

Markrose wrote:What's the difference though? How is the 880 better/worse than the 870? Seeing it's $100 less, I'd imagine something was removed.


Seems like it's just the Remote Control. I have a Remote Control with my 580 which I never use. :roll:
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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby vic7767 » March 7th, 2014, 1:17 pm

The 870 does not support the RF function used with the Lighthouse accessory. The 870 ships with only a virtual wall.
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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby gregj » March 7th, 2014, 4:21 pm

I'm sure it has it, because that's used by the dock - innit ? They just disabled it or something.
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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby mfortuna » March 7th, 2014, 4:40 pm

The dock uses IR.
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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby third_deg » March 7th, 2014, 6:00 pm

There is a daughter card on main board associated with RF that is not installed on non lighthouse compatible models.
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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby piokrza » March 8th, 2014, 9:48 am

Simply downgraded model. Lack of LH capability. All for €100 less - in case of EU.
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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby gregj » March 8th, 2014, 11:00 am

Well, hopefully this means it will be available in the uk soon. But since I need lighthouses - I'll be getting 880 anyway
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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby piokrza » March 8th, 2014, 11:28 am

Both (870 & 880) are already available in e.g. Germany, here: http://www.irobot.com/global/de/store/Roomba.aspx and a few other EU countries.

Still don't know how new Scooba 450 will be priced e.g. in Italy, here: http://www.irobot.it/index.php?module=p ... xscooba450
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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby gregj » March 8th, 2014, 12:22 pm

That's really unfair on their part, who cares about Germany..
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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby mfortuna » March 8th, 2014, 1:22 pm

gregj wrote:That's really unfair on their part, who cares about Germany..

Germans???? :roll:
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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby gregj » March 8th, 2014, 3:52 pm

Yes, it was suppose to be a joke, mfortuna!
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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby Geezer » March 8th, 2014, 6:11 pm

Has anyone in Canada gotten their hands on an 800 series in a Canadian store yet?

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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby Roombascoobatastic » March 8th, 2014, 6:52 pm

Wouldn't count on Canadian Tire. Their stock hasn't changed in ages. Took them years to even start carrying the 770 and Scooba 230.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/search-re ... at-level-4

Even future shop hasn't changed their stock in quite some time.


http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/irobot.a ... ect=Roomba

Besides, they would surely price the 880 at around $1000 and I don't know many Canadian Tire shoppers who would pay more than $200 for a vacuum, hence the dusty stack of old Roomba's on the shelf.
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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby TechGuy » March 8th, 2014, 8:47 pm

That is the reason why iRobot is still selling 500 series at Costco Canada for around $330. I am wondering how much Costco is making from Roomba because their generous return policy.
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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby Kimsim » March 13th, 2014, 6:59 pm

Anyone user here has you remove out the new 1 XLife Battery?
Isn't same type as ASP before?

If you don't mind, can take some photo to show me, thanks
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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby vic7767 » March 13th, 2014, 7:54 pm

Lets see,,, 12 sub-c NiMH cells with 3000 mAH capacity wrapped in a deep blue plastic and a new name "XLife". Boy those marketeers really know their stuff. This battery must be better than a 12 sub-c NiMH cell 3000 mAH capacity wrapped in Yellow plastic or Black plastic. NOT...
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Re: iRobot Roomba 870 Released Today

Postby piokrza » March 13th, 2014, 8:17 pm

Maybe additional charging circuit is behind this plastic wrap?
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