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iRobot Upgrades Scooba Line

By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor | January 7, 2014

New Scooba 450 said to wash away up to 99.3% of bacteria.

Based on industrial-style cleaners, iRobot’s new Scooba 450 uses a “new Scooba three-cycle cleaning Process” to maintain constantly clean floors and wash away up to 99.3% of bacteria.

The upgraded device—which iRobot contends is up to three times more effective at cleaning floors than previous Scooba models—is on display today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Scooba 450, “raises the bar for cleaning efficacy, our consumers' top priority," said Christian Cerda, senior vice president and general manager of the Home Robots business unit at iRobot. "Very few people believe that their hard floors are as clean as they should be with traditional solutions. Scooba 450 represents a brand new platform for wet floor scrubbing that allows people to keep their floors constantly clean."

The Scooba Three-Cycle Cleaning Process automatically sweeps and pre-soaks, scrubs, then finishes with a final squeegee. A scrubbing brush spins at over 600 rpm to remove grime and messes. There arew wo cleaning options – full 40-minute cycle for up to 300 square feet, or a 20-minute cycle for smaller spaces up to 150 square feet.
 
The iRobot Scooba 450 floor scrubbing robot is available in North America for about $600.
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