Sep 17, 2020
iRobot’s new $599 i3 Plus Roomba comes with automatic emptying but no smart maps
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iRobot has announced a pair of new midrange vacuum cleaners that have some of the perks of its top-range models but a few compromises, too. They are the $599 i3 Plus, which comes with the company’s automatic bin-emptying station, capable of holding 60 days’ worth of dirt, and the plain old $399 i3, which has no emptying station but is otherwise identical.
The big drawback for these vacuums compared with iRobot’s pricier models — the i7 Plus and i7 ($799 / $599 with and without automatic emptying) and s9 Plus and s9 ($899 / $1,099, ditto) — is that they don’t include the company’s smart mapping features. This allows the Roombas to map your house so you can tell them to clean specific rooms and even specific areas of specific rooms (like “under the kitchen table” or “under the sofa”). That puts it in line with the company’s old top-of-the-range 900 series.
But the i3s do get all the features that came with the company’s recent AI-assisted update, which it refers to as iRobot Genius Home Intelligence. These are less useful but still handy, with iRobot’s app offering suggestions for cleaning schedules based on your past cleaning routines and the option for smart home-connected automation. So, if you use a location service like Life360 or have a smart lock, you can connect that to your Roomba so it’ll start cleaning whenever you’ve left the house (if you are leaving the house much these days).
Hardware-wise, the design is completely in line with other current iRobot models while the cleaning system is the same as that found in the i7s. Both models are available in the US and Canada today and will be coming to international markets some time in Q1 next year.
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Djokovic rages as Serbian slams racket against ground in Italian Open two weeks after US Open axe
NOVAK DJOKOVIC has another outbirst just TWO weeks after his US Open disqualification.
The world No1 is competing in the Italian Open where he faced off against Dominik Koepfer in the quarter-finals on centre court.1Djokovic slams his racket out of frustration.
Djokovic, 33, got past the world No97 winning the first set 6-3, losing the second 4-6 and winning the third and final set 6-3.
The semi-finals await Djokovic with nine time winner Rafael Nadal set to play his quarter-final later against Diego Schwartzman.
It was not an easy ride for the Serbian and yet again he let his anger get the better of him slamming his racket against the ground/
The frame was smashed as Djokovic once again let his temper get the better of him.
Today's outburst comes after his recent disqualification at the US Open, which saw him hit a line judge in the throat with a ball.
Djokovic said he learned "a big lesson" ahead of the Italian Open, but today's actions suggest otherwise.
#IBI20 (????@Eurosport_RU ) pic.twitter.com/mhPMVx2znM— doublefault28 (@doublefault28) September 19, 2020
Djokovic, 33, said: “It’s not the first nor the last racket I will break in my career.
“I have done it before and I will probably do it again.
“I don’t want to do it but when it comes, it happens. That’s how I release my anger sometimes.
“It’s definitely not the best message out there, especially for the young tennis players looking at me.
“I don’t encourage that. We are all people, we all do our best. There were periods when I don’t do that. There are times when I do.
“It’s unpredictable really in life what can happen. I am working on my mental and emotional health as much as my physical.
“I am not perfect and doing my best.”
Friend of Djokovic, Daniela Hantuchova critcised the tennis star on Amazon Prime for his actions at the US Open: "It feels like sometimes the anger comes out of control.
"I care so much about him and respect everything he is doing for our game, but I just hope there is a lesson to be learned.
"Even if this one came at the worst possible time, where pretty much the only thing standing between him and an 18th grand slam title was himself, with all my respect to the other players.”Most read in SportTHIEM FOR LOVEWho is Dominic Thiem's girlfriend Kristina Mladenovic?
The US Open outbirst ended up with a disqualification and a £206,000 penalty, but it's not going to be a massive dent in the £108million prize money he has earnt over the span of his career.
Djokovic continues the hunt for Grand Slam No18 and undoubtedly his actions at the US Open will stick in his memory.Novak Djokovic defaulted from US Open after hitting ball at line judge with stray ball