iRobot is an American company known mainly for the manufacture of Roomba vacuum cleaners. It was one of the first companies to market this type of device in 2002. Since then, robot vacuum cleaners have continued to evolve and more and more companies are manufacturing them. There are even nowadays robot vacuum cleaners, i.e. vacuum cleaners with a washing function. To face this tough competition, iRobot makes sure that each new Roomba product is better than the previous version. The Roomba i7156 is one of the brand new vacuum cleaner robot lines that iRobot has recently released. It cleans the house very efficiently and is equipped with the most advanced technology to do the job. Let’s try to see the features of this Roomba i7156 in this test.
The iRobot Roomba i7156, a Revolutionary Device
Released in February 2019, the Roomba i7156 is equipped with all the features that a vacuum cleaner robot can have.
- Intelligent vacuum cleaner robot: maps all the rooms in your house, cleans deeper if necessary, adjusts its height according to the type of soil, thanks to Dit DETECT technology sensors.
- Easy remote programming of a room or area of your home.
- Your home and its particularities no longer hold any secrets for your robot vacuum cleaner.
- Very powerful suction to remove the hardest dirt, pollen, cat or dog hair and also mould.
- It uses the right brush according to the type of floor and the type of dirt to be picked up and cleaned.
- A high-tech product.
The technologies inside Roomba i7156
It uses the AeroForce technology which offers a perfect cleaning of the floor by sucking up all the dirt on it. This even allows it to get rid of hairs if there are pets in the house.
iRobot has also integrated the iAdapt navigation system into Roomba i7156. This allows the device to move optimally around a room to clean every nook and cranny. Even if the room is cluttered, the robot is able to vacuum by sneaking between the furniture in the room.
The Dirt Detect function found in the Roomba i7156 allows this robot to detect dirt. This technology mainly helps the unit to focus on areas that are dirtier.
The Roomba i7156 robot vacuum cleaner also features the Imprint intelligent mapping system. This allows the unit to adapt to the space to be cleaned and to make optimized movements. It can also memorize the path it has travelled and locate itself efficiently in a house using vSlam technology. So, if cleaning is interrupted, he will be able to resume from where he left off.
Of course, this little gem of an iRobot is able to do all of this because it has 9 sensors and a camera. In addition to helping the device detect dirt, map the house, and optimize its movements, these technologies also allow it to avoid collisions and falls. The Roomba i7156 is not at risk of falling down stairs, for example.
Why is the iRoomba i7156 better than its Roomba 671, Roomba e5154, Roomba 960 and Roomba 981 versions?
The Roomba i7156 analyzes the space at each cleaning and automatically builds maps of the different spaces to be cleaned. It can even do this over several floors.
|Aspirateurs iRobot :||Roomba i7156||Roomba 981||Roomba 960||Roomba e5154||Roomba 671|
|Application iRobot Home||OK||OK||OK||OK||OK|
|2 Brosses en Caoutchouc||OK||OK||OK||OK||Non|
|Recharge et Reprise||OK||OK||OK||Non||Non|
|Nettoyage par Pièce||OK||Non||Non||Non||Non|
Dirt Detect: deep cleaning if an area is detected plus room.
The mobile application works as well on Androïd smartphone as on iPhone, to remotely control your device.
The Resume and Recharge system: when the vacuum cleaner robot is unloaded, it returns to its base and once operational it resumes its work automatically without intervention.
Roomba i7156 tank
The tank of this robot vacuum cleaner has a capacity of 0.4 litres. It stores the dirt it has vacuumed up when cleaning the house. An indicator light indicates when the tank is full. The robot has a self-emptying system on its loading base.
Roomba i7156 autonomy
The iRobot Roomba i7156 is equipped with a Lithium-ion battery. It has a long battery life of up to 1 hour and 15 minutes.
It takes approximately 1.5 hours to fully charge. To do this, the robot automatically returns to its charging base (HomeBase). An indicator lamp shows the battery charge level.
Roomba i7156 Vacuum robot control system
The Roomba i7156 robot vacuum cleaner can be remotely controlled using the Wi-fi system. The iRobot Home application for smartphone and tablet facilitates this connectivity. This allows the unit to perform cleaning even when you are not at home.
The verdict: the best vacuum cleaner of the moment!
Currently, the iRobot Roomba i7156 is one of the best robot vacuum cleaners on the market. It has all the features needed for efficient cleaning. It also has the advantage of being easy to maintain. It costs €872 to purchase this device. Even if at this price, it seems expensive, its efficiency allows us to remain winners.