[CES 2014] When it comes to robotic house cleaners, the Roomba name is probably one that is familiar to a lot of us, but let’s not forget that there are other alternatives readily available in the market, and one of them is Moneual, a company which has decided to debut the Rydis H68 at CES 2014, a follow-up to the Rydis H67 that was unveiled back in 2013 not too long ago. So what sort of features are we looking at here? Well instead of merely being a vacuum cleaner, the Rydis H68 will double as both a vacuum cleaner and a mop, and will be able to hold a fair amount of cleaning agents which Moneual claims is the largest in the market at the moment.
Users will have the option of choosing between either mopping, vacuuming, or both which will be done in the same pass, which admittedly sounds highly efficient! The robot will be able to scan a room thanks to its built-in 42 omni-directional sensors, track its own position, and map out a route that will cover as much floor space as possible. Similar to its predecessor, the H67, the H68 will feature a microfiber cleaning cloth under it, but the difference is that it can be moistened with cleaning agents that basically helps mop up the floor in the event that a vacuum isn’t enough. Pricing was not mentioned but the Moneual Rydis H68 is expected to be made available later this spring.