I live in a condo, and like many others, I’ve struggled with the never-ending battle against dust. It seems to magically reappear even after a thorough cleaning. That’s why I was thrilled to try out iRobot’s latest innovation, the Roomba Combo j7+ from iRobot—a remarkable 2-in-1 vacuum and mop that has transformed my cleaning routine. Below is my personal experience with this device, highlighting its convenience, connectivity, and overall performance. 

The Roomba Combo j7+ package comes with everything you need to get started on your cleaning journey:

  • iRobot® Roomba Combo™ Robot Vacuum and Mop
  • Clean Base® Automatic Dirt Disposal
  • 1 Dirt Disposal Bag
  • 1 Reusable Microfiber Mopping Pad
  • 1 Bona® Hard-Surface Floor Cleaner Concentrate (2oz)
  • 1 Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner Concentrate (2oz)
  • 1 Extra Filter
  • 1 Extra Edge-Sweeping Brush
  • Line Cord

Setup and Connectivity:

Setting up the Roomba Combo j7+ was a breeze with the included six-step guide. From positioning the charging station to placing the Roomba Combo on the dock and downloading the iRobot Home app via the QR code, the setup process was straightforward and took only minutes. The app, in particular, impressed me with its intuitive interface. Creating an account, connecting the device to Wi-Fi, and syncing it with Google Home and Alexa were seamless processes. Once you get the vacuum up and running, the Roomba Combo j7+ is actively mapping your layout and beginning to understand your floor plan. The more you use the robot, the more it learns your home and layout. It works well on various flooring types, including tile, carpet, laminate, and rugs of various heights. You can tell that the Roomba knows what surface it’s on because it gets a bit quieter on rugs or carpets versus tile and laminate. The dirt detection technology also recognizes dirtier areas and gives them a more thorough clean. The app’s smart mapping feature automatically labeled each room, allowing me to customize and adjust the labels to fit my home perfectly. I could even create specific clean zones and keep-out zones to suit my needs. It truly made the Roomba Combo j7+ an intelligent and connected cleaning companion.

Effortless Performance and Intelligent Navigation:

Once in action, the Roomba Combo j7+ showcased its exceptional performance. It effortlessly glided across different surfaces, adapting to carpets, tiles, laminate, and rugs with ease. The combination of the Edge-Sweeping Brush, Dual Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes, and Power-Lifting Suction delivered impressive results, leaving my floors spotless and free from debris. Its DirtDetect technology identified heavily soiled areas and provided thorough cleaning where needed. After two runs, the robot quickly picked up on the layout of my home, and I was able to label certain rooms and block areas that I didn’t want to be cleaned. The layout feature is very simple to use and handy — some days, I just need my kitchen swept instead of my entire house. I can program this directly from the app, and it’ll even estimate how long the Roomba will take to clean each area. It was fascinating to witness the device’s intelligent navigation, as it gracefully maneuvered around furniture and avoided obstacles. This is a great feature because you don’t have to worry about the robot damaging anything, but you also don’t have to listen to it smacking into things or worry about the robot damaging itself. 

Mopping Feature and Customizable Cleaning:

The Roomba Combo j7+’s mopping feature added a whole new dimension to my cleaning routine. With the included reusable microfiber mopping pad and floor cleaner concentrate, I could easily switch from vacuuming to mopping mode in just a few steps. The app provided clear instructions on how to prepare the mopping feature, including attaching the mopping pad and filling the tank with the cleaning solution. The Roomba Combo j7+ intelligently sensed carpeted areas and retracted the mop to avoid wetting the carpet. It also allows you to set specific cleaning instructions by room, such as how much liquid the mop should use or telling it to make additional passes in high-traffic, typically dirtier areas. This level of customization ensures that the device adapts to your specific cleaning needs, making it a versatile cleaning companion.

Convenience and Cleanliness Redefined:

The Roomba Combo j7+ not only excelled in performance but also convenience. The Clean Base automatic dirt disposal docking station was a game-changer. With its sleek design, it seamlessly integrated into my home. The enclosed bags captured and trapped dirt, pollen, and mold, preventing them from re-entering my home during disposal. Replacing the bag was a breeze, with the app promptly notifying me when it needed to be emptied. The Roomba Combo j7+’s ability to dock and recharge autonomously, then resume cleaning right where it left off, added an extra layer of convenience and efficiency to my cleaning routine. After each cleaning session, the device provided a detailed report of the total area cleaned, allowing me to track its progress effortlessly.

Battery Life and Data Privacy:

The Roomba Combo j7+’s battery life impressed me, providing a continuous cleaning session of 2 hours and 15 minutes before autonomously docking for recharging. The device also provided a detailed report of the total area cleaned, allowing me to track its progress effortlessly. In addition to its remarkable performance, the device places a strong emphasis on data privacy which is extremely important in today’s digital world. iRobot prioritizes data security and implements the highest standards of data encryption. User information is handled with utmost care, solely utilized to enhance the device’s performance and improve the overall user experience.

Overall, my experience with the Roomba Combo j7+ has been nothing short of exceptional. From its effortless setup and seamless connectivity to its outstanding performance and intelligent navigation, this device has revolutionized my cleaning routine. The combination of its vacuuming and mopping capabilities, along with its smart mapping feature, allows for precise and customizable cleaning. With the Roomba Combo j7+, I can now enjoy the luxury of coming home to a clean and fresh environment, making my life easier and my space healthier.