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This new Roomba will save your dirty home from surprise guests

Not all heroes wear capes.


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Posted on Jun 12, 2017   Updated on May 23, 2021, 3:27 am CDT

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Robots tend to get a bad rap in movies, but now they can save you from the embarrassment of a last-minute house guest noticing your dirty floors. Not all heroes wear capes.

The Roomba 690 connects to the iRobot HOME App so that you can easily schedule cleaning anytime from your phone, no matter where you are.

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You can also monitor the cleaning history through the app, and even receive a notification when the cleaning session is complete. In addition to last-minute cleaning sessions, you can set a schedule for your robot to clean up to seven days a week. That way, the Roomba 690 can vacuum the floors every single day, if you like.

Although it’s a sleek 13 inches in diameter and less than 4 inches tall, the Roomba 690 is one mean cleaning machine. It seamlessly moves from one room in your home to the next, automatically adapting to all surfaces: carpet, hardwood, tile, and laminate.

It’s built with iAdapt navigation technology, patented by iRobot, that allows the robot to move all over your home without missing a single spot—even those hard-to-reach places that never go noticed again until you move out. Sensors detect dirt that might otherwise go unnoticed. That’s great news for your floors, but not so much for the dust bunnies living under your couch.

Control these Roomba robot vacuums with an app

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Unlike other devices, you don’t even have to worry about charging your Roomba 690. Between cleaning sessions, the robot automatically returns to the charging station so it’s always ready to clean.

If cleaning by phone is still too much work for you, you’ll be happy to know that the vacuum is now compatible with any device with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. So you can start cleaning just by speaking. If only washing dishes could be that easy.

The Roomba 690 retails for $374.99, with free shipping.

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*First Published: Jun 12, 2017, 11:49 am CDT