New Roomba 880 has ‘extractors’ that really suck
(Credit: Colin West McDonald/CNET)
After 11 years and dozens of models, the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner has seen plenty of improvements. iRobot has just unveiled the 800 series, and the cleaner-bot has a significant design change: no more big brushes.
The 880′s AeroForce cleaning technology is the subject of what’s probably the most over-the-top robotic vacuum cleaner video ever produced, embedded below. The music alone makes it worth a watch.
AeroForce is essentially two treaded rubber rollers in Roomba’s belly that spin in opposite directions. Angled treads on the rollers enhance the sucking power of the air flow by creating a sealed channel to the floor.
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