Neato's Botvac D7 Connected is coming to North America and Europe on March 13, which is today, and will be available on both continents across multiple countries for any consumer who has been looking to make one part of the home-cleaning aspect a little easier in their lives. First announced back at the end of the Summer of 2017, the Botvac D7 Connected is the evolution of Neato's robotic vacuum efforts and introduces some nice little improvements over previous models, and will be launching in the U.S. for $799 and in Europe for €899. To be clear, Neato says the vacuum will be available to consumers in these regions from March 13 which means some places could see it after that date, and it doesn't specify which countries in North America or Europe, though it's clear that the U.S. is going to be one of those given the price point.
While polished hardware and design are certainly factors to consider here with the Botvac D7 Connected, one of the headlining new features is FloorPlanner, a feature which simplifies the whole cleaning process as it allows users to configure areas of the home where the vacuum will know to avoid. Neato is calling these "no-go lines" and will enable users to set them up using the companion app for the vacuum, users just need to open the app, place the no-go lines, and then when the vacuum begins cleaning each time it'll be able to avoid trying to clean the areas where it's not supposed to go.
This is a big thing for anyone looking to invest in a robot vacuum, as it alleviates the need for extra equipment like beacons or tape or laser sensors that complete the same action of blocking off the vacuum. Of course you could always go low-tech and physically block off those areas too, but now there isn't a need to do that either. Neato doesn't mention which retailers will be selling the vacuum, but it will definitely be available from Netao's online store and likely other retailers such as Amazon, and potentially from retailers like Best Buy, Target, Home Depot, Lowes and other similar stores that already sell these kinds of products, though it is important to remember that no retailers have been named yet.