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Black Friday robot vacuum deal: This self-emptying, obstacle avoiding Roomba now $150 off

Roomba j7
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Robot vacuums have become a lot smarter over the past few years, but this could be the smartest one yet. And right now you can save big with a Black Friday deal.

If you act fast you can get the Roomba J7+ for just $699 on Amazon (opens in new tab), which is $150 off its regular price. iRobot's newest robot vacuum can not only empty itself; it uses vision sensors to detect and avoid objects such as cords and, yes, pet waste. So, if your best friend goes on the floor, your robot vacuum won't smear it all over your house.

iRobot Roomba j7+: was $849 now $699 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Roomba's newest and smartest robot vacuum can avoid things like cords on the ground as well as dog poop. Its charging base also empties the vacuum, so you don't have to worry about cleaning it out for up to two months. Plus, you can schedule it to clean certain rooms and areas where messes occur more frequently.

iRobot is so confident in the Roomba j7+’s intelligence that it’s introduced the Pet Owner Official Promise (P.O.O.P), whereby iRobot will replace any j7+ that fails to avoid solid pet waste.

The first time the J7+ detects an unknown object, it will send a photo to you via the iRobot Home app, so you can tell it whether to clean around it or avoid it entirely. Based on your feedback on the app, the Roomba j7+ will learn how to deal with similar objects in the future. 

Like other Roombas, the J7+ has Smart Mapping; it will learn and remember the layout of your home, so you can decide which rooms to clean and which to avoid from the app. It can also recommend the best times to clean, say, under the dinner table after a meal.

The J7+ also comes with a self-emptying cleaning base that's been redesigned to not stand as tall as previous models. However, it only needs to be emptied once every 60 days — depending on how dirty your home is. 

Be sure to check out the rest of our Black Friday robot vacuum deals for other discounts. 

Michael A. Prospero is the deputy editor at Tom’s Guide. He oversees the Homes, Smart Home, and Fitness/Wearables categories, but also tests out the latest standing desks, webcams, drones, and electric scooters. He has worked at Tom's Guide for many a year; before that, he was the Reviews Editor for Laptop Magazine, a reporter at Fast Company, and, many eons back, an intern at George magazine. When he’s not testing out the latest running watch, electric scooter, or skiing or training for a marathon, he’s probably using the latest sous vide machine, smoker, or pizza oven, to the delight or chagrin of his family.