The SHARK ION Robot vacuum is WiFi enabled and works with both Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. Users will be able to control the device with their voice or an app. As long as the vacuum is connected to a user’s WiFi, the user can start cleaning from anywhere. It is important to note that customers will need to purchase a separate Alexa device.
The vacuum includes a self-cleaning brush roll and two side brushes to pick up dust, debris, and pet hair. The device measures 12.6 x 12.6 x 2.6 inches (roughly 32 x 32 x 6.6 centimeters) and is able to slide underneath furniture. It also includes a dustbin that can be detached and easily cleaned out. It runs on a lithium battery and is able to clean for one hour. Once it is low on battery, it automatically returns to its charging station. It incorporates a smart sensor to navigate around furniture and other objects.
The vacuum usually costs $379.99 USD, but is currently on sale for $189.99. Customers can also purchase a two year protection plan on Amazon for an additional $21.99 or a three year protection plan for $29.99. These protection plans cover both mechanical and electrical breakdowns and start after the product’s warranty ends.
The Shark ION Robot vacuum may not be able to empty itself like Roomba i7+, but it is a much better deal. The Roomba i7+ includes a Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal that vacuums out the contents of the Roomba. This is certainly a neat feature, but it will cost consumers $949. The Shark ION is definitely a less expensive way to test out whether or not a robot vacuum is necessary for your home. It could even make a very useful, last-minute Father’s Day gift!