iRobot Roomba smart vacuums, as well as the company’s Braava range of robot mops, are now officially available in South Africa.
The news comes as Core Group announced that it is now the exclusive distributor for iRobot locally.
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“We are delighted to bring the iRobot brand to South Africa,” iRobot’s General Manager of EMEA, Stefan Bernard, said in a statement.
“Working together with Core Group, our exclusive distributor in South Africa, we look forward to establishing the brand and delighting consumers with our leading range of Roomba robot vacuums and Braava robot mops.”
Core Group says that the move into distributing iRobot’s vacuums came as a result of growing demand for these products.
“Over the past year, South Africa has seen dramatic growth in the robotic cleaning category,” Core Group said in a statement.
“The launch of iRobot in the country will enable South Africans to enjoy the many benefits robotic cleaners provide, letting them focus on what’s most important to them.”
A survey by Xiaomi found that more people have turned to smart home devices since the start of the pandemic.
Where to buy iRobot Roomba vacuums in South Africa
You can now buy Roomba robot vacuums and Braava robot mops on the iRobot.co.za website. The online store also offers local customer support and repair services.
iRobot products that are now available locally include the Roomba s9+, Roomba i7 and i7+, Roomba i3 and i3+, and Roomba 698. The site also sells the Braava Jet M6 Robot Mop.
The devices include a two-year warranty.
At the local iRobot website’s launch, Roomba model prices range from R4 999 to R24 999.
Meanwhile, the Braava Jet M6 Robot Mop has a price of R10 999.
The site also sells a series of accessories and replacement parts.
Feature image: iRobot