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article imageiRobot Dips Toe into Pool-Cleaning Market

By RobotGod     Apr 10, 2007 in Technology
Pool boys, you're on notice. iRobot has, in conjunction with AquaJet LLC and Aquatron, Inc., introduced not one, but two pool-cleaning robotics.
Unlike iRobot's Roomba, however, the Verros are not a home-grown automatons. They're actually Aquatron creations
Aquatron has two pool cleaning robots on the market, the Aquabot and the Aquajet. The first looks very much like iRobot's new Verro 600 and the latter is a near match for the 300. iRobot's contribution is mainly the Scooba robotic floor- washing robot, its distinctive blue and white colors, and its not-insignificant brand recognition and market reach.
They even have a kit you can buy to mod your irobot vacuum cleaner.
Just like the Aquatron products, the Verro 300 and 600 – can clean an entire 20-foot x 50-foot pool in 60 to 90 minutes.
The cost? $799 and $1,199.
The cheaper 300 works on gunite and concrete pools and uses water jets to clean out the pores and cracks. The 600 is equipped with brushes to scrub tile and vinyl. Both have a vacuum that sucks up debris and fiber bags that filter water, getting particles up to two microns.
Who would have thought? Irobot's to clean your pool. Maybe next they can make a robot that you can leave in your car and clean it while it's parked.
I wonder if many people would buy this though. The prices are steep.
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