First truly hands-free 2-in-1 with a fully retractable mop pad: Roomba Combo™ j7+ simultaneously vacuums and mops with no wet carpet messes

iRobot OS 5.0 lets j7 Series robots avoid more objects and clean more specific places; provides greater voice and personalization control across product lineup

iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in consumer robots, introduced the Roomba Combo™ j7+, the world’s most advanced robot vacuum and mop, along with thoughtful iRobot OS 5.0 updates. Designed for busy households with a mixture of carpets, rugs and hard floors, and those who want a robot vacuum that can also mop, the Roomba Combo j7+ stands out from other 2-in-1 robots by vacuuming and mopping in a single cleaning job, saving time while keeping floors fresh and clean. This is possible thanks to a fully retractable mop pad that lifts itself to the top of the robot when it encounters carpet and rugs – the first 2-in-1 of its kind – preventing wet carpet messes. iRobot OS 5.0 introduces new features and digital experiences that improve intelligence and personalization across the company’s portfolio of connected robots – offering even more thoughtful updates for pet owners, busy families and those looking for more control over how they clean.

“iRobot OS provides the intelligence that powers our robots. It brings to life thoughtful and intelligent home products that respect, connect and understand the user’s home and lifestyle, helping our robots become a valued and trusted partner in the home,” said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot. “The Roomba Combo j7+ perfectly marries iRobot OS intelligence with beautifully designed hardware to give customers a vacuum and mop solution like no other, capable of keeping carpet, rugs and hard floors cleaner and fresher every day, so customers can live their life. With Roomba celebrating its 20th birthday this year, iRobot OS is also giving our connected product lineup the gift of more intelligence, letting customers’ existing robots clean in new ways.”

The World’s Most Advanced Robot Vacuum and Mop – Roomba Combo j7+
“Until today, many 2-in-1 robot vacuums and mops delivered a poor user experience either because they required separate, time-consuming cleaning jobs or created more mess by not fully lifting the mopping pad high enough to avoid carpet and rugs. The Roomba Combo j7+ uniquely solves both of these challenges,” said Keith Hartsfield, chief product officer at iRobot. “And thanks to iRobot OS, your Roomba Combo j7+ will get smarter over time because it will automatically download new capabilities whenever we release them. So, when new enhancements are developed, your robot gets them too, like magic.”

Unlike other 2-in-1s, the Roomba Combo j7+ vacuums rugs and carpets first and then vacuums and mops hard floors concurrently, saving users time by cleaning the area in a single job. Using advanced sensors, the robot is able to detect various floor types. When the Roomba Combo j7+ approaches carpet and rugs, its fully retractable mop arms lift the wet pad to the top of the robot – in a similar way that a convertible raises its roof – preventing wet messes.

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