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The new iRobot Roomba 694 is the robot vacuum you want to buy in 2021

iRobot’s line of Roomba vacuums include some of the most popular robot vacuums on the market, not to mention some of our favorites. They are user-friendly and will clean your entire home simply by being told to start cleaning via Alexa or Google, or you can program them to clean specific spaces. Plus, they are able to sense obstacles so they steer clear of furniture and stairs. Cleaning your floors has never been easier.

While iRobot has a Roomba for every price point, the company recently introduced a new entry-level model, the iRobot Roomba 694. The Roomba 694 is iRobot’s most affordable robot vacuum to date, yet it still comes with many of the features of its more expensive brethren. Currently, you can only purchase the Roomba 694 directly from, and right now iRobot is offering free shipping with any purchase of at least $29.99.

iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum Features

The iRobot Roomba 694 is a sleekly designed, powerful cleaning machine. It features a three-stage cleaning system and dual multi-surface brushes to grab dirt and debris from carpets and hardwood floors. And its auto-adjust cleaning head adapts to the appropriate height for whatever surface it’s cleaning. Plus, it has an edge-sweeping brush for cleaning corners and the edges of your cleaning area. It’s equipped with Dirt Detect sensors that alert it to dirtier, high-traffic areas to ensure that it cleans them more thoroughly. And at just 3.6-inch high, it can go many places that your upright vacuum can’t.

iRobot Genius Home Intelligence

But the Roomba 694 not only has brawn, it has brains. It’s powered by iRobot Genius Home Intelligence, which works with the iRobot Home app to let you personalize your cleaning schedule and preferences. The app will let you target specific areas that you want cleaned, as well as set Keep Out Zones. The Roomba 694’s suite of advanced sensors allow it to navigate under and around furniture and along edges, while Cliff Detect keeps it from falling down stairs. It will let you program cleaning schedules and save your favorites, and will give you suggestions based on your routine and seasonal concerns (like extra cleaning during allergy season). It can also communicate with your other smart home devices to learn when you leave and return home and clean when you’re not there. As with more expensive Roomba models, when you want it to start cleaning immediately, you can tell it do so using voice control via Alexa or Google, or you can control it remotely anywhere by using the app. When it’s done cleaning, the Roomba 694 automatically returns to its dock to begin recharging for its next cleaning assignment.

At just $299.99, the iRobot Roomba 694 costs less than many other robot vacuums available. In fact, it costs less than many other non-programmable vacuums. With all the features needed to give your home a thorough cleaning, the Roomba 694 is a great way to begin cleaning your home smarter.

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