iRobot has announced two new vacuuming robots today, the iRobot Roomba 630 and the Roomba 650. The Roomba 600 series is basically the Roomba 500 series updated for 2012 with new styling, and all of the improvements added to the 500 series robots over the years such as iAdapt, the vastly improved AeroVac bin, and the new improved brush design.
As replacements for the now retired Roomba 530 and Roomba 550 models, these make up the new entry level for iRobot, so even though these may technically be the newest models iRobot offers, they are still a generation behind the top of the line 700 series.
The Roomba 630 retails for $349, and the Roomba 650 retails for $399, and both are available for immediate shipment directly from iRobot.com. The Roomba 700 series of robots range from $449 for the Roomba 760 to $599 for the top of the line Roomba 780.
Here is the press release from iRobot:
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 maximize 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 fibers than previous generation robots. What’s new: AeroVac Technology optimizes airflow so the bin fills evenly and needs to be emptied less often. The improved brush design and optimized airflow remove more hair from the robot’s brushes, providing more thorough cleaning and reduced maintenance. The 600 Series has new styling with a splash of color. Additional Roomba 600 Series features: Onboard scheduling allows 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 cleaning. 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® barrier 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.