Rumba latest flagship model `` Rumba i7 + '' review, fully automatic garbage collector `` Clean base '' that can be disposed of without looking at trash, into a completed robot vacuum cleaner

The latest flagship model ' Rumba i7 + ' has arrived from the leading robot vacuum cleaner brand iRobot. The ' Clean Base ' that comes with the Roomba i7 + collects the garbage collected by the Roomba i7 + fully automatically and seals it in a bag, so users can throw it away without looking at the garbage. I tried using the ability of the strongest model of the Rumba series.

i7 Series | Robot Vacuum Cleaner | I-Robot Official Site

You can check how the “Clean Base” collects garbage collected by Roomba i7 + in the following movie. The clean base puts the collected garbage in a paper pack as it is, so it can be thrown away without seeing any hair or lump of dust.

State that `` Clean Base '' automatically collects garbage collected by `` Rumba i7 + ''-YouTube

table of contents
Opening ceremony
Rumba i7 +
I checked 'Clean Base' carefully
・ I actually cleaned the room with a Roomba i7 +
I tried using “iRobot HOME” and the new function “Imprint Smart Mapping”

Opening ceremony
The Roomba i7 + was delivered to the editorial department in a fairly large cardboard.

The Roomba i7 + package is cardboard with surface treatment.

Inside the Roomba i7 + body, instructions, 2 AA batteries, dual virtual wall, replacement paper pack, power cord, replacement edge cleaning brush, replacement filter, and so on ...

There was a 'clean base' that added an automatic garbage collection function to the normal charging function.

Rumba i7 +
The rumba i7 + measures 35.1cm in diameter x 9.2cm in height and weighs approximately 4.0kg, approximately the same size as the previous rumba series.

There is a Home button, CLEAN / Power button, and Spot button on the top of the main unit.

A camera is attached to the center of the top. Roomba i7 + uses this camera to recognize the shape of the room itself and the arrangement of furniture, etc., and cleans the room efficiently.

The top of the top has a handle for lifting.

An infrared receiver that communicates with the clean base is mounted in front of the top.

Soft touch bumper is thicker than rumba e5, and it is strong against impact.

The bottom of the main body looks like this.

There are six drop sensors on the bottom to prevent the main unit from falling from the steps.

The hole-like part is a floor tracking sensor that measures the rumba's position and mileage.

There is an edge cleaning brush on the front side that cleans the room.

A rubber dual action brush is mounted on the bottom. The bristle brushes mounted on the 700, 600, and 500 series rumba were designed to be easily entangled with hair, but the dual action brush is designed to prevent entanglement of dust. In addition, Roomba i7 + is equipped with 'AeroForceR3 stage cleaning system', and the suction power is 10 times.

The dust container is on the back.

Remove the dust container by pressing the eject button on the side and pulling it out.

The dust container is easy to carry.

Roomba i7 + dust containers are connected to a clean base and have a connection port for discharging trash.

The dust container has a replaceable dust cut filter on the side of the dust container that can cut off 99% of mold, pollen, mites, and pet allergens. It is recommended that you clean the dust cut filter once a week by putting it on the trash can, and the estimated time to replace the dust cut filter is every two months.

Like the Roomba e5, the dust container can be washed with water by removing the dust cut filter. Fine dirt can be cleaned easily with water. In addition, after washing with water, it is necessary to dry the dust container completely before attaching it to the main unit.

I checked 'Clean Base' carefully
The clean base is the centerpiece of the Roomba i7 +, which not only charges the Roomba i7 + body, but also has the function of automatically sucking up dust accumulated in the dust container of the body. The clean base is 39cm deep x 31cm wide x 49cm high, which is a fairly large size.

Compared to the “home base” with only the charging function that was included with the previous Roomba, this is the size.

There is an exhaust port on the side of the body.

The back is equipped with a cord storage section around which the cord can be wound.

There is a power outlet on the bottom side.

The bottom of the clean base has a connection where the Roomba i7 + returns when charging.

The charging connection is the part that contacts the Roomba i7 + connection and supplies power.

The black, mirror-like part is the IR window. The IR window sends an infrared signal to the Roomba i7 + to return to the clean base.

Unlike the conventional home base, the clean base is equipped with a wheel stopper, which fixes the rumba firmly.

The bottom hole is a waste disposal route ...

A garbage exhaust pipe passes through the back side.

The garbage exhaust pipe continues to the top of the clean base. If you open the top of the main unit,

You can see the exit of the garbage exhaust pipe. Garbage discharged from the dust container of the Roomba i7 + is transported to the top of the clean base through the garbage exhaust pipe.

Garbage sucked up from the rumba is collected in a “paper pack” set in the upper part of the clean base.

The paper pack has a paper-like trash storage part that looks like cloth ...

Comes with a plastic card that doubles as a contact between the handle and the clean base.

Guide rails are mounted on both sides of the garbage exhaust pipe. Insert the plastic card attached to the back of the supplied paper pack ...

Push to complete the paper pack setting. Now the rumba dust container that has returned to the clean base sucks up garbage into a paper pack.

Let's actually use it. First, set the clean base paper pack and connect the clean base to an outlet.

The excess cord can be stored by wrapping around the cord storage section.

The clean base must be installed in a location with a good reception of Wi-Fi, with 1.2 meters ahead, 0.5 meters across, and 0.3 meters above the top.

At first startup, place the Roomba i7 + on the clean base manually.

When it is charged, a white lamp will light around the power button.

The accessory “Dual Virtual Wall” has two types: “Virtual Wall Mode” that creates a straight intrusion area on the front and “Halo Mode” that can create a circular intrusion area centered around the dual virtual wall. Limits Rumba's behavior in one mode. If you use the dual virtual wall well, you can prevent the room from entering the room with your pet or baby automatically.

・ I actually cleaned the room with a Roomba i7 +
Actually clean the room with Roomba i7 +. Rumba i7 + may stop and turn on the spot because it has a camera. However, the chair legs cannot be judged by the camera, and the collision with “Gachan” is the same as the conventional Roomba series. If the room is too large, the battery will run out of charge, but in that case, it will automatically return to the clean base and then resume cleaning.

`` Rumba i7 + '' is actually cleaning-YouTube

When the rumba i7 + finishes cleaning and returns to the clean base, the clean base automatically picks up and collects the dust from the rumba dust container. At the time of suction, a loud sound “guin-in” like a vacuum cleaner sounds, but suction itself is completed in about 10 seconds.

State that `` Clean Base '' automatically collects garbage collected by `` Rumba i7 + ''-YouTube

Paper packs containing collected garbage can be easily removed from the clean base by simply pulling the plastic card.

When the paper pack is pulled out from the clean base, it is automatically sealed. By using a clean base, you will not see any trash such as hair or dust, and dust will not contaminate the air.

It is also possible to check the inside by opening a plastic card. Since the paper pack will contain garbage for 30 cups of rumba dust containers, in a room where it takes a week for the dust container to fill up, it is not necessary to replace the paper pack for half a year The In addition, paper packs are 2138 yen including tax at the official online store .

In addition, when used together with the schedule function of the app version, it completely responds to the requests of “I want you to clean the room automatically every day” and “I don't want to see garbage”.

I tried using “iRobot HOME” and the new function “Imprint Smart Mapping”
Rumba i7 + can be easily operated with the buttons on the top of the main unit, but detailed settings are possible with the smartphone app ' iRobot HOME '. iRobot HOME setup is described in detail in the following review.

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The iRobot HOME iOS and Android versions are as follows.

IRobot HOME on the App Store

iRobot Home-apps on google play

This time we will use iRobot HOME for iOS. The iRobot HOME home screen looks something like this. The large button labeled “CLEAN” in the center allows you to start, pause, resume or end cleaning. On the bottom tab, there are menus called 'Basic Settings', 'History', 'Schedule', 'Smart Map' and 'Details'.

In “Basic Settings”, you can select the cleaning mode. The number of times to clean the entire room is 1 in “Quick mode” and 2 in “Driving twice”. In “Auto”, the Roomba i7 + automatically selects the cleaning mode.

In 'History', it is possible to check the time required for each cleaning, total cleaning area, total cleaning area, etc.

You can also view detailed cleaning history by tapping the cleaning history individually. With the detailed cleaning history, you can use the “Clean Map Report” that allows you to check the area that the Roomba i7 + has cleaned.

In 'Schedule', you can start cleaning your Roomba i7 + automatically at the set time.

“Smart Map” is the first function of the Rumba series, and it is possible for Rumba to learn and memorize the room layout so that they can freely select “which” room and “when” to clean it. Tap “Next” at first activation.

In order to activate the smart map, it seems that the Roomba i7 + must recognize the entire room by cleaning it 2 to 5 times. First, tap “Start Smart Map”.

The construction of the smart map will start from the next cleaning. Tap “Next”.

It seems that Smart Maps cannot be created if objects that prevent the movement of the Roomba i7 + are placed. Tap “Next tip”.

It is recommended that the Roomba i7 + be cleaned under various lighting conditions. Tap “Next tip”.

If there is a large space, the “training run” is effective. Tap 'I understand!' To finish the tutorial.

Actually, when I cleaned the room twice with Rumba i7 + and looked at the smart map, I was still able to learn only 50%.

Training run speeds up learning and enables smart maps, so tap “Train Roomba +” to clean up training.

Press “Start Training” to start the training run.

When you run a training run, the Roomba i7 + goes around the room with the same movement as cleaning, and measures the room layout and furniture position. The fan does not sound like cleaning, but the drive sound is normal.

When the smart map is complete, you can customize the map to separate one room and clean only a part of the room. Tap “New Map”.

The completed smart map of your room was displayed. The floor plan is fairly accurate, but there are some differences. Tap “Customize”.

First, give the map a name. It is possible to give a custom name of your choice, but this time we are using the first floor of the editorial department, so select “1st floor” and “Next”.

Tap 'Add border'.

A green “border” appears in the center of the screen. Move the map by dragging it so that the border line is where you want to place it, then tap “Place” to set the border line.

If you want to place the border diagonally, drag the other finger while pressing one finger on the screen to rotate the border. When you have finished placing the border, tap Done.

Name each room divided by the boundary line. Names can be set from templates such as bathrooms and bedrooms, but you can also add your own names.

When you have finished naming all rooms, tap Done. This completes the smart map settings.

If you set a smart map, you can select a room when you tap “CLEAN” from the home screen of the app.

In “Choose a room”, you can clean a specific room among the rooms named on the smart map.

When you set the boundary line in the center of the room, you can see that the room is divided by the invisible boundary line because the Roomba i7 + moves to hit the invisible wall.

`` Rumba i7 + '' `` Imprint smart mapping '' function separates one room on the application and this movement-YouTube

However, even if the border was set as shown in the image, there were cases where the Roomba i7 + protruded as much as one unit. Since the boundaries of the smart map will be misaligned, it seems better to use a dual virtual wall in cases where you don't want to invade a millimeter from here!

'Rumba i7 +' can be purchased from the official online store at 140,270 yen including tax at the time of article publication.

Robot Cleaner Roomba i7 + | iRobot Official Online Store

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