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bObsweep Launches Multifunctional Autonomous Floor Cleaner with Powerful Suction

bObsweep, Canada's pioneering robotic vacuum manufacturer, launched the new bObsweep PetHair Plus, a multifunctional autonomous floor cleaner that boasts the strongest, most powerful suction to date.

A vast leap forward in both style and function to the company's bestselling bObsweep PetHair, bObsweep PetHair Plus — or simply "Bob" — builds on their existing 5-in-1 cleaning formula to peak efficiency levels of simultaneous vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, UV sterilizing and HEPA filtration. Sophisticated sensors help Bob detect obstacles, stairs and steep drops, and when he is done cleaning, he automatically returns to his charging station. Specially designed for pet owners, PetHair Plus is tough on tufts, pet dander and litter; his outstanding suction and extra-large dustbin make him perfect for any household to keep dirt at bay.

"bObsweep PetHair Plus is our culmination of five years of outstanding achievements," said Ali Afrouzi, lead technologist of bObsweep. "The industry's largest dustbin, one of the clearest user interfaces, all inclusive remote, and the strongest vacuum suction of any robotic product out there — all around, Bob is sweeping in new heights of high-tech."

A select public will see an exclusive pre-release demo of the product at the International Home + Housewares Show March 5-8, where bObsweep will demonstrate PetHair Plus' superior vacuum power alongside its rival, the largely anticipated Dyson 360° Eye floor cleaner.

The First Ever Multidirectional Confinement System

The complete PetHair Plus package debuts blOck Plus, a confinement system that projects two invisible barriers in perpendicular directions. This gives users, for the first time, the option to block off parts of a room using one or both signals depending on their need. The new blOck Plus achieves a caliber robotic vacuums have long attempted, and with just one single, simplified device.

One-of-a-kind usability: FullCommand™ Remote

The new, more powerful FullCommand™ remote lets users configure every feature, operate Bob directly and even set up personalized cleaning schedules to put Bob to work on any day and at any chosen time. With the remote's upgraded technology, Bob doesn't even have to be in direct line of sight to receive and respond to remote commands.

Built-in Checkup System

Bob's on-board diagnostics feature empowers the user by directly communicating any internal issue in one simple sentence. If Bob ever runs into a problem, the specific issue is displayed on his new and improved LCD display screen: "Oops! There's something funny going on with my edge sensors," for example.

The new Bob PetHair Plus comes complete with a charging station, FullCommand™ remote control, power adapter, one two-directional blOck Plus, two HEPA filters and two side brushes, all for $899, and with great introductory discounts through authorized retailers. Bob will be available for purchase in April.

bObsweep PetHair Plus represents five years of additional research and engineering since the original Bob's release, and incorporates the feedback of over 150,000 Bob owners in the US/Canadian market and beyond.


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