iRobot Braava Jet 240

The iRobot Braava Jet 240 is retailing for S$469 but during IT Show 2017, the price drops to S$399.

John Ackerman, who is the official distributor of iRobot products in Singapore has a booth at IT Show 2017. At the booth, they only accept Cash or NETS payment only. I ended up getting my Braava Jet 240 from their website as the discounted price is applicable online as well. Delivery is fixed price at S$18, or you can pick it up from their office at, Blk 34 Upper Cross Street #04-138 Singapore 050034.

I have been looking for a mopping robot a few weeks after using the iRobot Roomba 980.

I am very impressed with the Roomba 980. After having it, I have not been vacuuming the house. Just some ad-hoc vacuuming using my Dyson V8.

I still do mop the house once a week; I am hoping to get a mopping robot so that I don’t even need to mop.

There are two models right now in the Braava line, Braava Jet 240 and Braava 380t.

Braava 380t is more expensive (S$598) as it covers a bigger mopping area. However, it is a rather old model, and you can’t use the iRobot Home App with it. It has two mop modes, dry mop, and damp mop. You can use third-party disposable/reusable cleaning pads with it.

Braava Jet 240 covers a much smaller area, about 20sqm and it is compatible with iRobot Home App. It comes with three mop modes, dry mop, damp mop and wet mop. However, you can only use iRobot’s disposable/reusable cleaning pads with it.

Unboxing

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Box Front
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Box Front

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Box Back
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Box Back

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Box Left
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Box Left

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Box Right
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Box Right

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Box
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Box

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Box Open
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Box Open

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Box Contents
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Box Contents

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Instructions
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Instructions

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Instructions
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Instructions

Cleaning Pads
The default packaging doesn’t come with reusable cleaning pads, only disposal ones (two Wet Mopping Pads, two Damp Sweeping Pads, and two Dry Sweeping Pads).

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Disposable Cleaning Pads
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Disposable Cleaning Pads

You can get the reusable cleaning pads from John Ackerman, or from Amazon.

iRobot Braava Jet Washable Wet Mopping Pads - Packaging Front
iRobot Braava Jet Washable Wet Mopping Pads – Packaging Front

iRobot Braava Jet Washable Wet Mopping Pads - Packaging Back
iRobot Braava Jet Washable Wet Mopping Pads – Packaging Back

iRobot Braava Jet Washable Wet Mopping Pads - Front
iRobot Braava Jet Washable Wet Mopping Pads – Front

iRobot Braava Jet Washable Wet Mopping Pads - Back
iRobot Braava Jet Washable Wet Mopping Pads – Back

I got mine from Amazon, and it costs US$19.99 (S$28) for two whereas John Ackerman is selling two pieces for S$55. If you get it from Amazon, it doesn’t ship to Singapore directly. Hence you need to ship it through a freight forwarder like HopShopGo. Even if you factor in freight charges, it will still be cheaper than getting it from John Ackerman.

Packaging Contents

  • 1x iRobot Braava Jet 240
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • 2x Wet Mopping Pads
  • 2x Damp Sweeping Pads
  • 2x Dry Sweeping Pads

Braava Jet 240

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Top
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Top

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Bottom
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Bottom

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Back
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Back

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Front
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Front

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Water Inlet
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Water Inlet

Cover Small Areas
Because of its small size, a single charge of the Braava Jet 240 can cover about 25sqm in damp or dry mode and 20sqm in wet mode. It takes about 2 hours to charge the battery fully.

My Roomba 980 reports that it vacuums a total of 55sqm in my house, so it will take three times to mop my entire house.

I split the mopping into three days. The first day will be all the rooms. The second day will be the living room and the third day will be the kitchen and service yard.

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - With Handle
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – With Handle

No Docking Station
Braava Jet 240 doesn’t have a charging docking station. Instead, you have to manually remove the battery and place it in the battery charger to charge.

Since it doesn’t dock, after cleaning, it will return close to the original position where you started the cleaning.

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Battery Charger - Front
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Battery Charger – Front

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Battery Charger - Back
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Battery Charger – Back

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Battery - Back
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Battery – Back

iRobot Braava Jet 240 - Battery - Front
iRobot Braava Jet 240 – Battery – Front

Limited iRobot Home App Support
The Braava Jet 240 has very limited iRobot Home App support. That is because it connects to the robot via Bluetooth instead of wi-fi. So you will get disconnected if you are out of the Bluetooth 10m range.

While the Braava Jet 240 is cleaning in the master bedroom, I was not able to connect to it when I was in the living room.

Because of the lack of wi-fi and docking support, it is missing a lot of useful features found in the Roomba 980. Features like scheduling, and Clean Map. Clean Map shows you a map of your house and areas in which your robot cleans.

After mopping the house, Braava Jet 240 doesn’t report the size of the area being cleaned or the duration of the cleaning.

Based on my timing, it mops for close to two hours before the battery is empty. Do note that it also takes about two hours to charge the battery fully. So technically, you need to wait for four hours before using it again. That is the reason why I split my mopping into three days.

iRobot Home iOS App - Select a RobotiRobot Home iOS App - Add Braava Jet
iRobot Home iOS App – Select a Robot / Add Braava Jet

iRobot Home iOS App - Set Up a New Braava JetiRobot Home iOS App - Select Robot to Register
iRobot Home iOS App – Set Up a New Braava Jet / Select Robot to Register

iRobot Home iOS App - HomeiRobot Home iOS App - Spot Clean
iRobot Home iOS App – Home / Spot Clean

iRobot Home iOS App - SettingsiRobot Home iOS App - Settings - Pad Options
iRobot Home iOS App – Settings / Settings – Pad Options

I hope iRobot will eventually come out with a mopping robot that is as good as the Roomba 980, large coverage and better compatible with iRobot Home App.

iRobot Braava Jet 240
iRobot Braava Jet 240

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