iRobot Mirra 530 and Looj 330 Pool and Gutter Cleaners: Robot Chores

By Shem Pennant,

Pool cleaning isn’t normally the first type of manual labour (or in some parts of California, Manuel labour) that I would assume would be under threat from robots. According to my knowledge, which is based solely on movies, pool cleaners are good looking wayward men in their early 20s who spend half their time idly raking the pool and the other half flirting with bored housewives and curious husbands. I need to watch better movies.

Mirra-

However once again technology has lept in to innovate and iRobot has introduced Mirra 530 a Pool Cleaning Robot. Chore-laden children in sleepy towns across American movies can also rejoice as the company also procudes the Looj 330 Gutter Cleaning Robot.

iRobot Mirra 530 a deep cleans any type of in-ground pool surface and water. This means you don’t have to use the pool’s filtration system, hoses or booster pumps as often so you save and lot of energy and money in the long run. Mirra 530 provides complete pool coverage anda thorough cleaning through its iAdapt Nautiq Responsive Cleaning Technology which allows the robot to size up the approximate dimensions of the pool – then choose the optimum cleaning cycle for maximum efficiency. Mirra makes multiple passes over the entire inside of the pool, floor to waterline, including walls and stairs and constantly responds to its environment by navigating obstacles, changing directions when necessary and making sure not to tangle its 60-foot floating power cord.

Looj

The iRobot Looj 330 cleans gutters on its own at the press of a button, taking a dangerous yet tedious job and doing it for you. Looj uses a high-velocity, four-stage auger to blast away leaves, dirt and clogs while brushing gutters clean. In CLEAN mode, Looj automatically senses and adapts to debris, providing the most effective cleaning. Its low-profile design enables Looj to fit in more gutters worldwide (Looj is already on sale in North America). A communications range up to 50-feet between the robot and remote control handle allows Looj to clean long stretches of gutter without having to move the ladder and Looj is waterproof in up to 8 inches of water.

Mirra 530 features the latest in pool cleaning technology and an easy-to-use design, bringing yet another state-of-the art solution to iRobot’s line of home robots. This is also the first time that our outdoor robots, including the award-winning Looj 330, will be available internationally, a huge leap forward for the fast growing robotics industry.

Jeff Beck, chief operating officer at iRobot

Mirra 530 will have a suggested retail price of $1,299.99
Looj 330 will have a suggested retail price of $299.99