The robotic vacuum market has been dominated by iRobot’s Roombas since their introduction in 2002. However the firm’s domination in cleansing robotic tech comes at a worth — a very, actually excessive worth.
The place corporations like Eufy, Ecovac and Deebot (and plenty of others) largely persist with a $200 to $300 worth vary, Roombas costs climb as much as $1,000 for its latest fashions. Why? On the whole, Roombas are heavier, have longer-lasting batteries and have considerably extra highly effective suction — particularly the higher-end fashions.
As we speak on Ebay, the Roomba 980 — a mannequin discontinued with the discharge of the model new i7 and i7+ — is deeply discounted. The 980 is a kind of greater finish fashions, and is managed with an app in your smartphone that alerts you when the machine wants emptying, is recharging or will get caught someplace. It additionally means that you can schedule and run the machine with out being linked to the identical wifi, a reasonably uncommon function in robo-vacs.
It ought to be famous that this explicit sale mannequin is a producer refurb, which the vendor notes has “been professionally inspected, examined, and cleaned. 100% Practical, cosmetically will present little or no to no indicators of utilization.” It’s $420 off proper now.