iRobot announces a new robot vacuum cleaner. The Roomba 960 is the latest addition to the 900 series robot vacuum cleaners, which is positioned just below the top-of-the-line Roomba 980. The Roomba 960 is slightly cheaper, but must offer “premium features.
Just like the 980 can also connect the Roomba 960 via Wi-Fi. Through a smartphone app, a schedule can be set and controlled the vacuum cleaner.
The lower rate is partly due to the use of the engine from the previous 800 series models and a smaller battery. According Roomba has a battery time of 75 minutes is possible with the smaller battery, compared to two hours for Roomba 980. Furthermore, the Roomba 960 has the same features as its more expensive sibling, such as the mapping of the floor, visual localization and the intelligent charging system.
The Roomba 960 is available for $ 699. For Roomba 980 you’ve lost $ 900.