My experience with the first lock confirmed that I had invested in a vacuum robot before the second Covit-19 lock. We moved into a new home and needed all the help we could find or buy. I went to the very cheap iRobot Roomba there and never regretted buying it a bit. Looking back, however, I think I should have bought something smarter, despite the extra cost. I should have bought something like the Rumba i3 +.
Rumba i3 + is similar to the Rumba 698 I have at home. The vacuum robot has the same design, however it looks and sounds different. But what differentiates this new model is the charging station, which now comes with a tower to empty the robot junk.
Rumba i3 + is very smart and does not waste time cleaning existing areas. Also, when it sees an obstacle it pauses for a second, almost as if finding its next move, paving the other way unchanged. In both cases, I have to say that the robot I own shows that I was trying to save money when I bought it.
There is more. Rumba i3 + seems to have better control over the landscape. For example, there is an obscure carpet house where the old robot is always stuck on the edge. But i3 + cleans the carpet without absorbing all the loose threads.
But as it went around the room, I couldn’t help but notice how this robot was a different drone than the one I had at home. This may be because the Roomba i3 + has much stronger absorption than the cheaper models from the iRobot. That’s why I was able to pull out pieces of Lego that were lost on the obscure carpet weeks ago.
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– Nandagopal Rajan (nandu79) October 7, 2021
However, the USP of i3 + should be the garbage tower. Once the robot is cleaned it goes back to the charging department. A moment after doing this for the first time, I was shocked. The tower then sucks up all the debris from the robot and lets everyone know that something unusual is going on in the process. My son ran out of his room and asked me if there was a robot uprising going on. The moral of the story is, keep the Rumba i3+ charger on a balcony or in an area of the house that is not frequent.
You can even begin the process of disposing of this waste using the utility. This app, like other Rumba robots, allows you to start a quick cleaning job, create a cleaning schedule, and finish the cleaning job in the middle. These are all very convenient.
IRobot has nothing to do with the Roomba i3 + except that it can sometimes be noisy, especially if it is carrying paper or toffee wrappers. Also, if it can’t wake you up from your Sunday afternoon sleep, there will definitely be a garbage transfer from the robot to the tower. Also, the priority of the tower does not seem to negate the need to deal with debris at your end. You have to do it from the tower now, not the robot like before.
Eurobot Rumba i3 + is definitely one of the most convenient vacuum robots. But considering the current festive discounts, the Rumba i3 + starts at Rs 44,900 and you have to pay a premium for this feature. But for many homeowners, this is definitely a worthwhile investment.