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Roomba Just Got Even Lazier

iRobot’s line of autonomous vacuums already cater to those who’d rather be doing anything other than pushing a vacuum cleaner around. But the company’s newest model, the 790, includes a wireless command centre that eliminates the need for you to get up to control Roomba’s routine.

The new remote is vastly superior to the company’s previous offerings, carrying over the touchscreen interface used on the 790 and the previous generation Roomba 780. You can set up a weekly cleaning schedule, or immediately send it on its way, and it also lets you manually manoeuvre the bot out from under a bed or anywhere it gets itself stuck. As a result of that newfound wireless functionality, the Roomba 790 comes with a $US700 price tag, $US100 more than the 780.

[iRobot via Chip Chick]