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IRobot Roomba J7 + review: top-of-the-range cleaning and performance

IRobot Roomba J7 + review: top-of-the-range cleaning and performance

iRobot Roomba J7 + is the robot vacuum cleaner top of the range of one of the most loved and well-known brands in the world, for sale at a price of list from 999 euroswith automatic emptying tower, the model promises incredible performance, taking advantage of the PrecisionVision navigation and the proprietary AeroForce. Let’s take a closer look at ours full review.

Aesthetics and Design

Aesthetically, the product is elegant, but at the same time very simple; it does not present the tower for the LiDAR laser that we see for example on the Ecovacs, being completely dish and linear in the upper part (we only find a circular status led). It is almost entirely made of plastic, excellent for cushioning bumps especially on the edges, with a circular insert in aluminum, always at the top. On the surface there is a alone physical button, to be used to start cleaning, without smartphone or internet connection.

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The dimensions are in line with expectations, reaching 33.8 x 33.9 x 8.7 cm thick, with a weight of approximately 3.4 Kg. Its height is not particularly high, it can easily clean under sofas, radiators, beds and tables; the materials seem of excellent quality, it is a sturdy and resistant product, but unfortunately it is easily scratched on the edges, where it hits corners and furniture. Navigation is guaranteed from the camera frontplaced in a housing further inside, just to avoid that it can be damaged during the movements.

Performance and Hardware

The latter represents one of the distinctive features of the iRobot Roomba J7 +, it is a perfect component for the recognition of obstacles, as well as for the mapping of the environment. There map it is created with a precision hardly found in other models, after a test cleaning; navigation is Greatthe system recognizes slippers, cables and obstacles of all kinds, sending on the application an image of the same (using iRobot Genius technology), in order to show the user the place where he went into difficulty, giving the opportunity to solve “the problem”, or to assign an additional task. Given the presence of a real camerawhich cannot be used as an IP camera (as on the Ecovacs T9 AIVI), a small LED which will illuminate the immediately front, so you can take pictures that are bright enough, and actually see the scene (it’s not infrared). If we really think the reviewed model is too “overbearing”, it has happened several times that it moved the chairs or bumped into the furniture.

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Turning the product upside down, we notice two important characteristics: the presence of one side brush, e two counter-rotating brushes in eraser in the central part. Precisely the latter are the plus of the iRobot Roomba J7 +, using proprietary technology AeroForce manage to guarantee performance far superior to all the competition, making the product ideal for users with pets in the home. Power is 10 times higher than previous models, but the two counter-rotating brushes are able to thoroughly clean the carpets, and prevent hair or animal hair from tangling. The high price is justified by the many technologies present inside the device, among these is noteworthy Dirt Detecta system that allows the robot to understand the most used areas of the house (or in any case where you “pass” most often), concentrating the cleaning in them, or even better by choosing the order of the rooms independently, in relation to the number of obstacles or the possible presence of people.

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The noise is on line with products of the same type, it is possible to use it without problems in an apartment building, even in the evening (preferably not at night). Full compatibility with the assistants should be noted vowels Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, for hands-free control. The automatic power boost is perfect to regulate cleaning on carpets or various surfaces.

In the package we also find the tower automatic emptying, with a practical housing for positioning the bags, and sufficient capacity to clean rooms up to 60 days consecutive, before having to resort to removal. The dimensions are in line with the products of the same type, but the materials are high quality; the accessory is in fact sturdy, stable and excellently made, with a lid that almost seems to hermetically close the housing, to prevent the escape of unpleasant odors. The emptying mechanism works at the perfectionabsolutely not dirty, it is just very noisy (even if it takes 3 seconds).

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L’autonomyFinally, the other big plus is the battery actually allows you to clean 90 square meters, and still have 50% of remaining charge. In the event that, however, the charge is not sufficient to complete the operation, the product will return to the base, and then resume at a later time.

Official application

The official application is the classic iRobot Home, previously seen here on Focustech. The interface is clean, intuitive and within the reach of all users; it is possible to set quick operations, view the changelog of previous cleaning, and see the details of the sameclean areathe time required (typically cleans 23 square meters in 40 minutes), with also pictures of the obstacles that the product has found in its path.

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The mapping, as anticipated, is Great, allows you to divide the environment into rooms, set areas where cleaning is prohibited, and choose the type of operation: daily or thorough cleaning. The section Robot Healthinstead, it proposes a esteem of the residual life of the components, there are no sensors, they are timing based precisely on usage time of the robot vacuum cleaner. On balance it is still an excellent application, compatible with both Android that iOS.

iRobot Roomba J7 +: conclusions

In conclusion iRobot Roomba J7 + it is a truly excellent robot vacuum cleaner, with performances definitely above average, in terms of accuracy in cleaning, navigation and precision of the mobile application. Considering all the technology inserted by the company, we also partially justify the price, although nevertheless 999 euros of price lists necessary for the purchase of a product of this type, are actually very many, making it inaccessible for most consumers.

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iRobot Roomba J7 +

899 euros


Aesthetics and Dimensions

8.5 / 10


8.0 / 10


9.0 / 10

Official application

8.5 / 10


7.5 / 10



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