Puresight Systems, the official distributor of iRobot in India has launched iRobot Braava Jet mopping robot in India, at a price of Rs. 19,990, with a launch offer price of Rs. 17,990, if you buy it directly from www.irobot.in.
Braava Jet is essentially designed for places like kitchen and bathrooms with hardwood, tile or stone floors and can easily remove stains, dust and do every day cleaning, thanks to its ability to do wet mopping, damp sweeping and dry sweeping.
Braava Jet is cloud connected and comes with its own app for Android and iOS, which lets you start and stop cleaning process, use spot clean, deep clean small areas and contact customer care. You can also setup a virtual boundary to prevent Braava Jet from straying into other rooms.
Beyond this and attaching of the one-time use pads (based on the sort of cleaning required), no other user input is required. And these cleaning pads can be easily disposed off, without your hands ever getting dirty, as shown in this demo video by iRobot.
Braava jet comes packaged with a long-lasting Lithium Ion Battery, a battery charger, and two of each type of cleaning pad (wet mopping, damp sweeping and dry sweeping). Reusable, washable cleaning pads are available for purchase separately.
While the disposable Braava jet cleaning pads are priced at Rs. 690 for a box of 10 cleaning pads, the washable cleaning pads can be bought for Rs. 1190 for a box of two.
Based on the price of the Braava Jet and also the consumables, this isn’t a product for everyone, considering the easy cost and availability of maids in India. However, this is a niche product, which is surely going to appeal to those who love technology and do not like to hire maids or just need something to do spot cleaning with, in case of something spills onto the floor.