Cleaning is a vital function which needs to be done frequently to keep a place neat and tidy. Cleaning not only helps to make a place look better, but it also aids in removing the unnecessary material in a place.
The unnecessary material includes left out wrappers, packaging covers etc. Dust removal is also an important process in cleaning. Many people are allergic to dust. Improper cleaning may lead to worsening their health situation.
So, it is highly important to keep the place clean and neat. Traditional methods of cleaning a floor include sweeping with the help of broomstick.
This is followed by mopping the floor manually with few drops of disinfectants added to it to kill the germs. Failure to remove the dust in the workplace would also pave way for strange odour especially when there are pet animals around.
Cleaning a large area frequently is a tiring process when done manually. With technological improvement happening in all sectors, the cleaning process has got several upgradations by incorporating advanced bots.
Bots are a robotic platform which is programmed to do a specific task along with few decision-taking powers to aid them in completing the task.
These tiny bots which are no longer four inches high function autonomously to finish the task. They do execute in a step-by-step manner as programmed. iRobot i7 and iRobot i7+ are the two cleaning vacuum bots that are performing well among its competitors.
iRobot i7 vs iRobot i7+
The difference between iRobot i7 and i7+ is the presence of a self-emptying base in i7+. After every vacuum cleaning, the i7+ bin returns to the base where its bin gets emptied automatically and gets ready for the next cleaning cycle as scheduled. Whereas the user has to empty the bin when it gets filled with trash in case of iRobot i7.
|Parameters of Comparison||iRobot i7||iRobot i7+|
|Use||It is a Wi-Fi connected robot vacuum cleaner.||It is also a Wi-Fi-connected vacuum cleaner robot with no manual-intervention in disposing of waste.|
|Automatic Dirt Disposal System||Present||Absent|
|Robot Dimension||13.34 inches width x 3.63 inches high.||13.34 inches width x 3.63 inches high.|
|Dimensions of the Dirt Disposal Base||Absent||12.2” Width x 15.1” D x 19” Height.|
|Dirt Disposal Bags||Have to be bought separately.||Two bags are provided along with the package.|
What is iRobot i7?
Using this feature, the user can direct the robot on the places to be cleaned and no-entry zones as well. Once the map is saved, the user can ask the robot to clean the specific place at a specific time.
This helps the robot to clean multiple rooms efficiently. The smart navigation system also ensures that the robot does not get collide with any obstacles present on its path while cleaning.
iRobot i7 can be controlled either through the app designed by the provider or through voice as well. This device is compatible with Alexa. So, controlling the robot will not be difficult.
It consists of a three-stage system for cleaning purpose. It includes suction and main and side cleaning brush. It runs with a help of lithium-ion battery which is rechargeable. It has a run time of 75 minutes. It also comes with an option to get upgraded to i7+.
There are many sensors present in the robot to enhance its features. For example, the acoustic sensor helps to detect areas with more dirt for better cleaning. The cliff sensors avoid the robot to fall from stairs.
What is iRobot i7+?
iRobot i7+ is also a Wi-Fi connected robotic platform which is intended to improve the efficiency in the cleaning process. Similar to i7, i7+ uses vacuum to suck the dust and cleans the surface.
The i7+ deploys aero force system which uses HEPA filter, blocking allergens effectively. Similar to i7, i7+ has a cleaning efficiency of 99% and a battery runtime of 75 minutes.
i7+ is identical to i7 in most of the aspects like dimensions, capabilities, cleaning process etc. The only difference is the inclusion of automatic waste disposing mechanism in i7+.
It comes with a clean base which helps in disposing the waste from the collection bin of i7+. The collection bin has a small hole that would remain close all the time due to the presence of a small rubber flap.
When the robot docks in the station, two things start taking place. First, the robot gets charged. Second, the platform identifies the rubber flap and sucks the dust from it.
This dust gets transferred to vacuum bags present at the top of the tower. When the bag gets filled, it sends a notification to the user to change or empty the bag.
Main Differences Between iRobot i7 and iRobot i7+
- iRobot i7+ does have an automatic waste disposal system which is the main difference when compared with iRobot i7 model.
- The addition of automatic waste disposal system has increased the cost of i7+.
- Apart from the basic home base which exists in both the models, the presence of clean base is the extra feature in i7+.
- The docking base of i7+ occupies more vertical space than i7.
- Though it is possible to upgrade i7 to i7+, the reverse cannot be done as of now.
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