iRobot is one of the leading companies for consumer robot. In 1990, three robotists, Colin Angle, Helen Greiner, and Rodney Brooks, founded iRobot. They launched the Roomba in 2002, which feature the ability to change direction when it bumps into an obstacle, detect dirty spots on the floor and identify height difference to keep it from falling down stairs. The Roomba revealed to be the first commercially successful robot vacuum. From that, iRobot continues to develop their products.
iRobot has many releases, one of them is the Braava line, iRobot’s Floor Mopping Robot that’s designed to work on all hard-surface floors. Braava uses disposable or microfiber cleaning cloths for damp and/or dry cleaning. The design was developed by Evolution Robotics, which then acquired by iRobot in 2012. In the Braava line, two products that stand out are the iRobot Braava Jet M6 and Jet 240. Although they both may seem similar, there are some differences. We’re going to discuss about them to find which one is the best.
iRobot Braava Jet M6
The Braava Jet M6 is considered to be luxurious mopping robot. If you plan on buying it, prepare a budget for $499.99. Braava Jet M6 is ideal for multiple rooms and larger spaces. Navigates around objects and under furniture. Cleans finished hard floors including hardwood, tile and stone. You can tell it where and when to clean, and Precision Jet Spray helps tackle sticky messes and kitchen grease. Read also: Dyson Cyclone V10 Vs V8 Animal.
For navigation, Braava Jet M6 is equipped with cutting-edge vSLAM navigation. It’s capable for mapping your home to navigate in neat, efficient rows leaving clean floors in its wake. It’s also provides customizable routines to customizable maps. You have complete control in your hands and with personalized cleaning suggestions, it helps you stay ahead of messy situation. Any obstacle is possible for Braava Jet M6, from coffee spill on the floor to dog track in mud, it can target precise areas within your rooms, like in front of the couch or under a table.
Braava Jet M6 is self-learning which means it learns from your cleaning habits to create customized schedules. It’s also able to suggest extra cleaning when it detects the pollen count is high or during pet shedding season. Braava Jet M6 features Imprint Link Technology which allows it to team up with iRobot Roomba vacuum for cleaning in sequence together, giving your floors a comprehensive clean. Along with that, Braava Jet M6 has the technology to connect with Google Assistant and Alexa enabled devices. Simple say the voice command, Braava Jet M6 will clean whenever and wherever you want it to clean.
|Irobot M6||Braava 240|
|Product Dimensions||16 x 12 x 10 inches||6.7 x 7 x 3.3 inches
|Shipping Weight||10 pounds||3 pounds
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The robot intelligently knows which mode to use based on pad type. Plus, the new pad technology developed specifically for Braava Jet M6 has the ability to use electrostatic force to sweep and wicking fibers to mop. Measures on 10 x 10.6 x 3.5 inches and weighs in 4.85 pounds, Braava Jet M6 is lightweight and able to reach narrow areas and with smart mapping, it knows its way to your kitchen or living room so you can decide when and where it cleans. You don’t have to worry about the collision as the robot will steer clear of objects and you can tell the robot to stay away from certain areas or objects with customizable Keep Out Zones.
At $499.99, the Braava Jet M6 is rather expensive and definitely not for anyone as the features are unnecessary for small homes and apartments but with its clever features, excellent navigation and modified cleaning modes, Braavea Jet M6 are worth the money if you have a lot of surfaces to clean.
iRobot Braava Jet 240
iRobot Braava Jet 240 is priced at $177.00. It has the ability to automatically select between wet mopping, damp sweeping and dry sweeping modes to tackle any mess. The robot sweeps or mops hardwoods, tile and stone, even hitting hard-to-reach areas and with Virtual Wall Mode, it goes only where you want it to and keeps the robot confined to a designated area. The Jet 240 comes with Precision Jet Spray to loosen dirt and stains. Before it sprays, Jet 240 searches for obstacles in its path to help protect furniture, rugs and walls. It’s also able to work in wet mode on dried coffee and soda. Combined with another feature, the Vibrating Cleaning Head, Braava jet 240 is capable to gently scrub floors, leaving squeaky clean result for hygienic home. Both Precision Jet Spray and Vibrating Cleaning Head can be used only in Wet Mopping and Damp Sweeping Modes.
Braava Jet 240 is 6.7 x 7 x 3.3 inches and weigh 3 pounds, with the sleek and small size, it’s able to mop and sweep small spaces, such as kitchens and bathrooms, with an efficient, systematic cleaning pattern and iAdapt 2.0 Navigation system for precise cleaning. With its square shape and compact size, Braava Jet 240 can get under and around toilets, into corners and below cabinets to clean the surface thoroughly and leave it spotless.
You can choose various attachments for specific purpose, choose a pad and Braava Jet 240 automatically selects the correct cleaning method based on pad type. Simply attach the pad of your choice and choose from Wet Mopping, Damp Sweeping, and Dry Sweeping pads. After usage, eject and discard the cleaning pads at the push of a button without ever having to touch grime or grit. Just press the easy Pad Eject button and drop the pad into the trash. Your hands never even touch the dirt, hygiene guaranteed!
Braava Jet 240 is capable of remembering obstacles in its path and slows down to gently clean along furniture and walls. Plus, it avoids stairs and riding up on rugs so you don’t have to worry about collision because it won’t happen.
The Braava Jet 240 has reasonable price and it gets its job done to give your hard floors more care than they currently get, particularly for apartment residents. It’s not nearly powerful enough for stubborn stain so you’ll still need to pull out other cleaning tools for those more difficult jobs. It’s also not hypoallergenic, if you want maximum cleanliness against allergens, you have to use other tools but Brava Jet 240 is a great choice for people who needs simple device for daily use. At its price, the value is definitely worth it and it’s a good investment for a clean home.
Irobot M6 vs Braava 240
Braava Jet M6 is way more expensive than Braava Jet 240, it has more smart features and functions while the Braava Jet 240 is more affordable but it doesn’t mean that Braava Jet 240 is less than the Jet M6. Braava Jet 240 has great features and with the affordable price, it’s already a great investment for your household which is why Braava Jet 240 wins. It’s smaller and better suited for confined spaces but still provides multiple cleaning modes and easy operation.