They finally did it, folks.
It’s been five, long shit-smeared years since the world was shocked to discover that iRobot’s fancy robot vacuum cleaners were prone to
According to a Sept. 9
“Backed by the Pet Owner Official Promise (P.O.O.P.), iRobot will replace any Roomba j7+ that doesn’t avoid solid pet waste,” reads the press release — with an unstated emphasis on solid. Presumably, anything that splatters isn’t covered, and the fine print does make clear this offer is good for only one year after purchase.
Even so, this will surely be a welcome addition, as waking up to discover a poop-plastered home is apparently a common occurrence among pet owners with Roombas.
“Quite honestly, we see this a lot,” an iRobot spokesperson
And to be clear, as
It will be on your floorboards. It will be on your furniture legs. It will be on your carpets. It will be on your rugs. It will be on your kids’ toy boxes. If it’s near the floor, it will have poop on it. Those awesome wheels, which have a checkered surface for better traction, left 25-foot poop trails all over the house.
That it took this long for an
“Smart home products often fail to live up to consumer expectations when they lack context of the home, cannot learn independently and require complex programming for basic functionality,” explained Colin Angle in the Roomba j7+ press release.
Maybe, just maybe, the latest addition from iRobot will start to turn that around. And hey, if not, at least the company will replace your gunked-up Roomba, free of charge.