A robot that washes the floor with no money spent is now possible
Roborock S7+ Robot Vacuum and Sonic Mop with Self-Empty Dock, Stores up to 60-Days of Dust, Auto Lifting Mop, Ultrasonic Carpet Detection, 2500Pa Suction, Black
Tired of having to get out the vacuum cleaner and the mop to have a clean floor? Do you dream of having a clean floor every day? Stop wasting your time and energy washing the floor yourself because there is now a robot capable of doing it daily for you!
Having a robot vacuum cleaner is like having a cleaning lady at home 7 days a week who washes the floor efficiently and discreetly. A small revolution in the home comes at a price, an entry-level at less than $270 with models going up to more than $599.00 at some companies.
Nevertheless, you can get one without spending a fortune, you are in the right place because a brand-new robot has just appeared on the market and its price has shocked many. (About this item)
After a very successful first Roomba i7+, iRobot releases its new flagship, the J7+. Like its predecessor, this robot vacuum cleaner is full of technology and benefits from an automatic emptying system for easy maintenance.
Advantages of Roomba J7+
The Roomba J7+ from iRobot is between the i7+ and the S9+. It gathers all the elements that make a good robot vacuum cleaner. It has a camera with a wide-angle lens to map the space around it and detect obstacles, but also… animal droppings. In addition, it has a new “evolving” mapping system and an automatic emptying system for the collector. Connected by wifi, it is controlled with the dedicated iRobot app.
Convenience of use
Unlike the S9+, the Roomba J7+ adopts a very classic round format for a robot vacuum cleaner. On closer inspection, we notice that the manufacturer has made a considerable effort on the aesthetics. The shell is covered with matt plastic which looks very good.
The J7+ is only 8.7 cm high and will therefore fit under low furniture without too much difficulty. Instead of a rangefinder – which always adds a little height to the devices – this Roomba integrates a front camera with a wide-angle lens that should allow it to navigate methodically and avoid obstacles.
The Roomba J7+ comes with a charging base on top of which sits a 2L bag. This automatic system facilitates maintenance but is also more hygienic since the mouth of the bag closes as soon as it is removed from its place. No more contact with dust! More compact than its predecessor, this charging station has a compartment to store the second cloth bag that comes with the robot.
Easy to use
On the hood of the Roomba J7+, there is only one button to start or stop the device. A light ring turns red if the battery is discharged and turns blue when it is charging. The rest of the time, white indicates that the device is well-charged and ready to vacuum.
Connectivity and app
Other operations are accessible from the iRobot app, but it hasn’t made any revolutionary changes since our test of the Roomba S9+.
Pairing takes only a few minutes: you simply need to enter the household’s wifi so that the robot can be connected to it. It is then possible to start or stop the device remotely, consult the history of passages, program time slots for cleaning or select one of the three modes of vacuuming: Room Cleaning, Daily Cleaning, or Deep Cleaning.
The novelty lies in the mapping system: the J7+ makes the map evolve according to the obstacles encountered on its path. In fact, it is not necessary to launch the robot the first time for it to map the room, because the maps are enriched according to the cleaning cycles. If Roomba encounters new obstacles, it takes a picture of them to inform the user. If the user wishes, he can also name them and save them on the map if they are to remain.
The mapping system
The Roomba J7+’s mapping system is one of the most advanced we’ve encountered to date. Users can customize their maps from start to finish. It is possible to divide a room into several zones, create new rooms, rename them, or add cleaning zones. In short, this map allows for ultra-customized cleaning by going to the New Task tab and selecting specific vacuum areas. Note that, unlike many applications, the iRobot application does not offer real-time mapping.
The Roomba J7+ follows the codes of the Roomba i7+ and S9+, and that’s good news. The small 0.4-liter collector located at the back is easily removed by pressing the appropriate button.
While it is of course possible to empty the collector manually, the major asset of this Roomba is its automatic emptying station. Indeed, the J7+ comes with a charging base that sucks the waste from the collector and stores it in a 2L bag located at the top of the station. This frees the user from the chore of emptying, which is very quick on a robot vacuum cleaner (after each pass in principle).
Like many Roombas before it, the J7+ has a HEPA filter that, according to our tests, tends to clog up quite quickly. After having our robot suck up 20g of cocoa, we found that the filter had retained 0.5g of the material. While this may seem like a small amount, in the long run, it means that the filter will need to be dusted from time to time so that it doesn’t affect the robot’s suction qualities.
The J7+ retains the two soft plastic rollers of its predecessors. To release them, simply lift the latch on either side of the rollers. Maintenance is easy and much easier than with nylon brushes, which tend to tangle hair.
The Roomba J7+ moves thanks to a wide-angle camera that helps it find its way around space and obstacles in its path, including your pets’ droppings. We were not able to test this last point in order to preserve the home lab, but we observed our test model during its various movements.
“Good, but can do better”, we could say about the vacuuming performance of the Roomba J7+. Note that we conducted our tests on the Daily Cleaning and Deep Cleaning modes.
On hard floors, the J7+ vacuumed 84% of the waste in 5 min 30 sec when set to Daily Cleaning mode, and all the material at the same time in Deep Cleaning.
On fine carpets, the robot swallowed 80% in Daily Cleaning and in 7 minutes, and 96% in 7 minutes and 34 seconds in Deep Cleaning mode.
Finally, it is on thick carpet that the J7+ has the most difficulty in recovering waste since it only sucks up 64% in 10 min 15 s on the Daily Cleaning mode, and 75% in 10 min 39 s on the more advanced mode. For comparison, the Roomba S9+ collected 92% of the material in 10 minutes on the same surface.
Our sound level meter found a noise level of 54 dB (A) regardless of the mode used, which is quiet compared to the other devices tested. In comparison, the Rowenta Serie Xplorer-95 emits 74 dB (A) in Boost mode.
When the charging base is in action, the noise level can then climb to 84 dB (A), which is very deafening. Fortunately, the automatic emptying process does not exceed 10 seconds.
This Roomba J7+ runs out of steam after 1 hour and 50 minutes, a rather comfortable endurance, even if the Rowenta Serie Xplorer-95 remains the most autonomous of our comparison, lasting 3 hours and 15 minutes (normal mode) without stopping.
The complete recharge of the batteries takes a little less than 3 hours.
- Self-Empty Dock Support: The Self-Empty Dock empties the robot automatically after cleanup, so you can clean without emptying, for up to 120 Days(Spare 1 Dust Bag Included)
- Sonic Vibration Technology: Sonic floor mopping technology scrubs up to 3,000 times per minute. Removing dried-on dirt that some robots may leave behind, from mud to coffee and more.
- Auto-Lifting Convenience: After sensing a carpet, S7 lifts its mop to vacuum without wetting the carpet. The mop will lifts when returning to the dock to prevent spreading dirt.
- Ultrasonic Carpet Detection: Choose the best way to handle carpets in your home. Options include mop lifting, carpet avoidance, and even wet mopping. Boost mode will also increase suction for a deeper cleaning when a carpet is detected.
- Multi-Layer Air Filtration: Keep dirt inside the dock with an onboard filtration system capturing 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns. A quick pull of the dust bag seals it shut, ready for instant disposal.
- LiDAR Navigation with Adaptive Route Algorithms: Precision LiDAR navigation creates accurate maps of your home and effectively tracks cleaning routes. Adaptive Route Algorithms constantly refine these routes for maximum efficiency.
- Intense 2500Pa Suction: 2500Pa of HyperForce suction picks up dirt from floors, lifts it from cracks, and draws it from carpets.
- 600g Mop Pressure: Consistent pressure of 600g delivers effective mopping throughout the clean.
- Multi-Directional Floating Brush: Four planes of movement allows the brush to stick closer to the floor on uneven surfaces.
- Note: Only supports 100V-120V Voltage.