iRobot’s Scooba 390 robot scrubs floors longer
The Roomba robot maker is replacing its Scooba 380 with the 390, a longer-lived floor cleaner with a simplified design. Like previous Scooba models, it can clean sealed hardwood floors, tile, and linoleum surfaces.
Its power management system ensures the machine’s battery will operate for 30 percent longer than earlier models, according to iRobot. As with the 380, it can clean 850 square feet per battery charge.
Design improvements include color-coding for parts that users have to maintain, such as the tank, cleaning head, and brush. The device’s handle latch is now easier to open.
The 390 can be limited to certain areas of your home with iRobot’s Virtual Wall barriers, and will also automatically avoid drop-offs at the top of a flight of stairs. You can see more 300 series behaviors in the PR vid below.
- New Roomba, Scooba models get to work
- Floor fight: Cleaning robot Mint versus Scooba
- Vac hack lets Roomba test air quality too
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