"Expanding the benefits of connectivity from our top-of-the-line Roomba 900 Series through our popular Roomba 800 and 600 Series robots gives more of our customers the opportunity to experience the added functionality and control our connected app gives our robots," said
Connect To CLEAN From Anywhere
With the iRobot HOME App, the Roomba 890 and Roomba 690 Wi-Fi connected vacuuming robots are ready to clean on demand from anywhere, anytime. Each model can be scheduled to clean up to seven times a week from the familiar mobile device interface, which is available for Android and iOS devices. The iRobot HOME App also provides information about cleaning status, customized tips and direct access to customer support.
For those who feel like they're in a never ending battle with pet hair, the Roomba 890 Wi-Fi connected vacuuming robot – like the company's most advanced Roomba 900 Series vacuuming robots – features dual, counter-rotating Tangle-Free Extractors. These extractors are made of durable rubber tread that grabs dirt and hair from any floor type, while reducing hair tangles and brush maintenance. A full suite of sensors and low profile design enables the Roomba 890 to navigate under furniture and around clutter. A Gen 2 motor produces 5x the air power over previous generation Roomba vacuuming robots1, while the patented AeroForce 3-Stage Cleaning System uses a combination of agitation, extraction and suction to efficiently move dirt and debris from the floor to the dustbin. At the end of its cleaning job, Roomba 890 returns to its charging station to recharge.
As a successor to the Roomba 650, the Roomba 690 Wi-Fi connected vacuuming robot allows customers to experience the luxury of automated cleaning at a more affordable price. Starting at
"Adding Wi-Fi connectivity and iRobot HOME App support to our Roomba 890 and 690 vacuuming robots enriches our customers' interaction and experience," said
"Alexa, ask Roomba to begin cleaning"
Want cleaner floors and carpets? Just ask! All Wi‐Fi connected Roomba vacuuming robots are now compatible2 with Amazon Alexa devices, including Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap. Simply ask Alexa to start, stop, or dock the robot. Customers can enable the Roomba skill by saying, "Alexa, open Roomba." This is just one of the exciting new features in the iRobot HOME App, now available on the
Pricing and Availability
The Roomba 690 is available for purchase immediately in the U.S. for
The iRobot HOME App is available now for Android and iOS devices. The Roomba skill for Alexa is available immediately for U.S. customers with Wi-Fi connected iRobot Roomba vacuuming robots2. The Roomba skill can be enabled by saying, "Alexa, open Roomba," or by selecting the Roomba skill in the Alexa app and signing in with your iRobot account to link your robot.
About iRobot Corp.
iRobot, the leading global consumer robot company, designs and builds robots that empower people to do more both inside and outside of the home. iRobot created the home robot cleaning category with the introduction of its Roomba® Vacuuming Robot in 2002. Today, iRobot is a global enterprise that has sold more than 15 million robots worldwide. iRobot's product line, including the Roomba and the Braava™ family of mopping robots, feature proprietary technologies and advanced concepts in cleaning, mapping and navigation. iRobot's engineers are building an ecosystem of robots and data to enable the smart home. For more information about iRobot, please visit www.irobot.com.
1Compared to Roomba® 600 and 700 series AeroVac™ system
2The Amazon Alexa skill for iRobot Roomba connected vacuuming robots is only available for U.S. customers, in English language only.
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