Aiper is back with a brand-new invention. Something that grabs debris tightly, flowing like a harpoon daily (but maybe not nightly). Will it ever stop? Yo, I don’t know. Turn off the lights, and you’ll know. But seriously, Aiper is back with a new robot (Aiper Surfer S1 Cordless Robotic Pool skimmer) for your pool. This time, targeting the surface of the water and not those dirty floors.
Do you like my intro? Corny as it may be, I thought it was fun. I also think the idea of what it can accomplish is too. The company has produced some fantastic robot solutions for cleaning pool floors. Only they have all required the user to manually keep them charged when they begin to run out of juice. Since this one works on top of the water, it’s only natural to take advantage of the sun in the process.
This is exactly what Aiper is doing by adding solar panels to the top and turning it into a slick-looking boat-like robot that simply keeps working as needed. Keeping those leaves and bugs out of the water.
Image Credit: AiperIt has a collection bin inside that stores everything its rollers collect as it skims the water. Propelled by two fan-powered jets on the back, it swims around looking for its next target. Operating for up to two hours before it needs to collect more (free) juice from the sun. So it could technically work after dark after all. Especially, if you set this as your cleaning time within the app.
Using built-in ultrasonic sensors, it is able to detect the edges of the pool and other obstacles so it doesn’t just slam into everything as it works. Being able to work in any shape of pool, let it be round, square, or even shaped like a parrot (like one of our co-workers is).
You’ll have to wait for this one though, as it won’t be launching until the first quarter (Q1) of next year (2024). But it will be available for $599.99 (via Aiper’s website) when orders begin. If we find out anything more, we will make sure to come back to share. If we wind up testing one, we will dive right into everything that makes it tick!