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iRobot Debuts New Home Robots

Posted on August 16, 2012 by HFN Staff

BEDFORD, Mass.-iRobot has launched two new home robots, the Looj 330 gutter cleaner and the newest version of the Roomba vacuum, the Roomba 600 Series.

The Looj 330 uses a high-velocity, four-stage auger to blast away leaves, dirt and clogs in gutters, while brushing them clean. It travels along gutters entirely on its own, sensing and adapting to debris while providing cleaning. It's available in North America on irobot.com for $299.

The Roomba 600 Series is an entry-level line of vacuuming robots intended to complement the company's Roomba 700 Series. It uses a patented three-stage cleaning system to vacuum carpets, tile, laminate and hardwood floors. It's designed with AeroVac technology, which optimizes air flow so the bin fills evenly and needs to be emptied less often; and other technologies for vacuuming each section of the floor multiple times and for sensing dirtier areas on the floor that require more cleaning time.

The Roomba 600 Series is priced at $329, and is available on irobot.com and at select retailers.