As expected, iRobot will soon be announcing a whole new line of Roomba robotic vacuums - the 'Discovery series'.
These totally redesigned Roombas will all contain a Dustbin that is 3x larger than previous models and a new dirt detection sensor that allows the Roomba to focus more cleaning time on dirtier areas. The flagship Discovery model will also automatically return to it's self-charging home base when it's battery is low, and charging time is now a reasonable 3 hours on all of the new models except for the entry level Roomba Red, which will have a 7 hour charging time.
All of the new models also come with a 1 year factory warranty standard.
The new models will be as follows:
Roomba Red (Model 4100) - MSRP $149.95
Roomba (4105)- MSRP $199.95
Roomba Discovery (4210) - MSRP $249.95
Roomba Discovery SE (4220)
- MSRP $269.95
The new models should become available within the next few weeks.
I hope to have a new Roomba within the next couple of weeks, and will have a hands on review up as soon as possible.
The Roomba Discovery SE is now available at Hammacher Schlemmer for $269.95. The advantage of purchasing the Discovery SE from Hammacher over iRobot is that you'll receive a lifetime guarantee
on your new Roomba and you will also receive FREE shipping if you enter the code RMBREV
in the box marked "Shopping from our catalog?" in your shopping bag prior to checkout. This free shipping offer is available exclusively through RoombaReview.com.
Here is the link to the new Roomba Discovery SE