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Summary : The 380T Braava is the perfect solution for the daily grime that accumulates on floors. Parents and pet owners alike will be pleased with the help that it provides in keeping floors clean and spotless.
Cleaning floors does not rank at the top of many people’s list of favorite household chores, but it must be done in order to keep a clean and tidy home. For countless years, the only way to tackle the time-consuming tasks of mopping and sweeping was by putting in the time and elbow grease.
This all changed when the ingenious folks at iRobot introduced their automated sweeping and mopping robot. The 380T Braava Floor Mopping Cleaner takes things to a whole new level of ease of cleaning. Like their well-know Roomba robotic vacuum, the self-propelled 380T Braava promises to take all the work out of sweeping and mopping with the press of a button.
Naturally, the idea of being able to relax and enjoy free time while hard surface floors become shiny and clean is appealing to many people. Because a 380T Braava is a significantly greater investment than a simple broom or mop is, shoppers want to be well-informed about this cleaner from iRobot before purchasing. Read on to find out all the details, specs, and pros and cons of the 380T Braava.
Learn More about the 380T
Before delving into the pros and cons of the 380T, you probably want to know a little more about it. The Braava 320 and 380T are iRobot’s two-floor mopping robot models. Though the two share some features, the 380T is the more advanced model of the two. It can clean up to 1,000 square feet in the dry mopping mode and 350 square feet in wet mopping mode. With its convenient Turbo Charge Cradle, the 380T is fully charged in just two hours. After a full charge, the 380T Braava can run for two and a half hours in wet mop mode and four hours in dry mop mode. Packed with technological advances, the 380T only needs you to fill its reservoir, place a cleaning cloth on it, turn it on, and walk away while it does the work for you.
What You Will Love:
– Reusable or Disposable Cleaning Cloths. Reusable cleaning cloths have the advantage of saving money and being friendly to the environment. On the other hand, it is hard to beat the convenience of disposable cleaning cloths. Some 380T Braava users will love having the option to wash and reuse microfiber cloths. Others will enjoy the convenience of using and tossing the disposable cloths made by Swiffer for the iRobot. Some users have a definite preference and never waver, but others prefer being able to use both disposable and reusable cloths as needed. Either way, you’ll be impressed with how well both cloths work on dingy floors.
– PerfectEdge Technology. If your entire floor does not get clean, there is not much benefit to getting only a part of the floor clean. Thanks to the PerfectEdge technology on the 380T Braava, dirt being left behind in certain spots is no longer a problem. PerfectEdge technology allows the 380T to maneuver along walls, corners, and edges of furniture with ease.
– Quiet Performance. You will not be bothered by a noisy machine while you are letting the 380T Braava do all of the work getting the floors spotless. This iRobot floor cleaner is whisper quiet as it works. In addition to being pleasant for you, this feature is also perfect for parents who want to get the house clean as little ones sleep.
– Smart Sensor. One thought that comes to mind when envisioning a self-propelled mopping device is the device bumping into walls and furniture. Thanks to the 380T Braava’s Smart Sensor technology, when the robotic mopping system senses an obstacle it knows how to avoid them and move to continue cleaning.
– Compact Size. The small size of the 380T Braava allows it to get under the edge of furniture and into corners where dust and hair tend to accumulate. The compact size also makes it easy to store when it is not in use.
– NorthStar Navigation System 2. Using GPS technology, the 380T Braava is able to map its location. By utilizing this NorthStar system, the Braava 3802 knows where it has already mopped and where it still needs to mop. After finishing its job, the Braava automatically goes back to the exact spot it began and powers down. With technology like this, you are free to go about anything else you might like to do while it gets your floors restored to cleanliness.
– Customizable. If you need to clean larger areas, you can add a second NorthStar Navigation System 2 cube for additional coverage.
Considerations to Make Before Purchasing
– Price Point. At a MSRP of $249.99, the 380T Braava is an investment for many people. For those people who are short on time, but still long to have a clean home, the purchase price may well be worth it. Ultimately, only you can determine if this investment can fit into your budget.
– Changing Rooms Requires Help. Because of the beneficial Smart Sensor technology, the Braava cannot always transition to another room without your help. The same technology that keeps the Braava from bumping into things, keeps it from cruising over any raised threshold. To remedy this concern, users need to allow the 380T Braava to complete cleaning one room. Once the room is clean, the Braava can then easily be moved to another room to begin cleaning again.
– Better for Routine Cleaning. Without question, the Braava helps people get rid of the everyday dirt, dust, and debris that tends to accumulate on floors. The device is also well suited for pet hair and small spills. It is important to know that when it comes to major spills and big messes, you may find yourself needing to pull out a traditional mop and bucket to get the job done. Users who have realistic and informed expectations about what the 380T Braava is designed to do tend to be happier with their purchase than those who know little about the 380T Braava when making their initial purchase.
Ideal Uses for the iRobot 380T Braava Floor Mopping Cleaner
A variety of people are pleased with the 380T Braava, but it is not for everyone. Someone who has a smaller home with minimal hard surface floors may not get as much use from this product. The 380T Braava is the perfect solution for the daily grime that accumulates on floors. Parents and pet owners alike will be pleased with the help that it provides in keeping floors clean and spotless. People with a love for cleanliness or those who are pressed for time will also be delighted with the results the iRobot 380T Braava Floor Mopping Cleaner offers.