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Vacuum cleaning robots are a technological innovation that has only recently appeared on the home appliance market. They are no longer fantastic toys straight out of sci-fi movies, but smart devices developed for making our lives more comfortable. Their main advantages is that they can clean our houses for us at any time, and rare is the moment that they require our intervention.
Robotic cleaner is your number one assistant for keeping the house clean. It can clean virtually every surface. It is very thorough, reaching to the farthest crevices of your house. In addition, it can also moisturize, filter and aromatize the air.
So, let’s take a closer look at iRobot Roomba 770. It is a high-quality robotic vacuum cleaner known for its high performance and energy efficiency. Its bright design and stylish chassis make Roomba 770 a modern accessory fitting every building.
What’s In The Box?
So, you’ve just purchased Roomba 770. You’re standing next to it and you’re pretty much interested in what’s in the box. Let’s take a look. Inside the box you’ll find:
- The robotic cleaner itself;
- Extended service battery;
- 220V charger;
- Floor base for recharging;
- Two automatic virtual walls (require two batteries, bought separately);
- One spare filter;
- Two brush cleaning accessories;
- Remote control;
- User manual;
- Instruction DVD.
Roomba 770 looks like a disc of some sort. It is 9,5 cm high and its diameter is around 36 cm. It weighs 3,9 kg and can work for up to 2 hours without charging.
The device has an advanced cleaning head, allowing picking up pet hair, dirt, dust and allergens with better performance and accuracy. Pet owners will sigh with relief, as the cleaning head will leave their house with much less hair than before.
Roomba 770 is outfitted with an AeroVac™ Series 2 Bin with a powerful vacuum inside. The bin features air collection and clog-resistant design, providing maximal effectiveness and efficiency of picking up dirt and hair.
Dual HEPA are filters will clean the air from dust, capturing dust as small as 0,3 microns. Not only it would make the air healthier, but it will leave no allergens behind.
Roomba is a very versatile robotic cleaner. It will happily clean under your bed and other areas you’ll have a lot of headache when trying to clean it yourself. Forget about manually cleaning in tight spots, along baseboards and under furniture – Roomba will take care of them for you.
Not only Roomba is versatile, but he is also quite smart. It can automatically detect excessively dirty areas in need for additional cleaning. And, of course, it will clean it without any troubles. The dirt is detected with an array of optical and acoustic sensors. If it is found, Roomba will concentrate its efforts on them, not going to rest until they are completely clean.
Specials monitors and sensors will monitor the environment more than 60 times per second. Multiple sensors and zounds of programmed behaviors will make Roomba 770 a perfect home cleaner.
If you’d like Roomba to avoid some zones in your house, use the virtual wall barriers. They will emit an infrared signal that would prevent the robot from going there.
When Roomba is done cleaning your house, it will travel back to its home base for recharge. Full charge will take around three hours. In addition, the robot is outfitted with an improved battery and better power management software compared to previous generations. The battery will last 50% longer, and with proper use and care, Roomba will work for hundreds of hours before the battery will need a replacement.
And if you’ll need your house to be cleaned while you’re away, just configure the on-board scheduling option and the robot will do its job when it’s convenient for you, up to 7 times per week.
How It Looks Like
Modern cleaning robot iRobot Roomba 770 has simple but elegant and intuitive design. The chassis is made in dark colors, black or dark grey. It is a classic design that would fit greatly in your home or office.
You can launch the robot by pressing the Clean button located on the center of chassis. Additional controls, such as cleaning mode or scheduled cleaning, are located on the touch panel located on the center. The panel allows you to program your robot, give it various tasks and watch its status. Roomba’s battery status can be monitored with special indicators located on the touch panel.
How It Works
The principle of Roomba’s operation doesn’t differ too much from similar devices. In can move in zigzags, across walls and baseboards, and it uses Spot mode for local cleaning. However, its operational capabilities are much more powerful compared to other Roomba devices. It detects the dirtiest areas with optical and acoustic sensors, while the iAdapt system allows the robot to thoroughly clean the floor in an apartment, including under the furniture.
Now let’s talk about the brushes. These devices rotate very fast and work like broom and scoop, collecting small trash, dust, hair and fur, and sending it to the dust collector. It is also filtered by HEPA filter. Bristle brush allows for deep carpet cleaning, removing any hair and animal fur it finds.
The robot works with three-stage cleaning system that adapts to various surfaces.
One battery charge is enough to clean four rooms. The sensors help Roomba bypass various obstacles and not to fall from ladders and high surfaces. Anti-entanglement system prevents the bot from stopping due to various wires or long carpet pile.
Automatic virtual walls supplied with Roomba 770 prevents the robot from cleaning certain areas you don’t want him to clean.
When the job is done, the robot will emit several beeps and return to its position. If the charge is low, he will find a charging station and dock to it.
Scheduled cleaning is a very useful option. For example, if you’re going to work but you really you’re your house cleaned, just schedule a cleaning and Roomba will do it for you anytime you want.
We’ve tested Roomba 770 on various surfaces to take a look whether Roomba can clean everything without serious problems. The first test is a carpet. Well, Roomba 770 handles carpets exceptionally well. The device easily cleans carpets without getting stuck in them.
The second experiment was to let the device work on rugged terrain. To do it, we’ve placed Roomba in a room with several small rugs. Luckily, we had no difficulties with the robot. It easily cleaned the room.
The third task was to clean small light rug. And here’s when our robot stumbled. As the rug was too light, Roomba couldn’t get on it without pushing it. Eventually, Roomba decided to skip it altogether.
The last quest was to let Roomba work in an area with multiple wires. We were surprised to see that he not only didn’t got stuck but cleaned all room, even under the cables.
Roomba 770 is a great cleaning robot. If you decide to buy Roomba 770, chances are you’ll never have to manually clean your house ever again. But there’s one tiny problem. The device is anything but affordable – $935 price tag is enough to scare a lot of customers away. However, if you don’t mind to pay a premium for Roomba 770, go for it. You won’t regret that purchase.
iRobot Roomba 700 Series Manual
You can download iRobot Roomba 700 series manual from our site by this link. You can use it for 770 too.