What Makes The Roomba S9+ And Braava M6 So Special?
Let’s start with the Roomba s9+. Similar to normal vacuums, the s9+ captures allergens, pollen, pet hair, dirt and debris like a pro—but in this case, you don’t have to lift a finger. It not only empties its own trash bin but also maps your home so you can specify which areas you want cleaned and when. Suffice it to say, it’s smart—like, so smart that it increases suction on carpet and knows to deep clean corners and edges. It’s also Alexa and Google Assistant compatible, so you can say “Roomba, clean my kitchen” after things get a little crazy during meal prep. One of my favorite parts, however, is that you can set the Braava M6 to start immediately after the Roomba finishes vacuuming. Who doesn’t love a good collaboration?
Speaking of the Braava M6, it packs the same compatibility and smart mapping capabilities as its Roomba counterpart. It cleans under furniture, abides by “no cleaning” zones that you can conveniently set on your iRobot app and can both spot clean and deep clean. By switching out the cleaning pad, you can opt for a dry clean (kind of like a Swiffer) or a wet clean, depending on your needs. Let’s be honest: No one likes mopping, so every little bit helps.
What’s The Main Difference Between The Basic And Top-of-the-line Options?
I’m definitely not knocking the Roomba 600 series or the OG Braava Jet, but the higher-grade offerings are more seamlessly integrated into a household. My lesser Roomba always got stuck and needed me to empty its bin. My Braava Jet was forever running out of battery and water. They were fantastic, but probably better suited to a smaller space or for someone who doesn’t have multiple animals and a kid on the way.
The s9+ and M6 just kind of do their own thing. I don’t get funny “Roomba is stuck on cliff” error messages anymore, and I barely need to do anything to keep them running properly, other than occasionally emptying the Roomba’s large trash bin and filling the Braava’s water tank. Basically, it’s the home cleaning equivalent of having a succulent.