Neato extended its product line with the new Botvac D series. According to the press release the new robots, that come in black and white variants, will have a new blade bar that promises quieter operation on hard floor surfaces. The blades are slightly twisted around the axis of the bar which will not be compatible with earlier Neato versions.
The Neato Botvac D75, the cheapest of the three new models will have this blade bar, while the Botvac D80 and Botvac D85 models will also have a combined blade and brush bar along a better performing filter. These should come handy in houses where pets live along. The D75, D80 and D85 models will be available for $499, $549 and $599 accordingly.
Other than the new bar and the new outer design the D series models seem to be the same as the previously available line. The original Botvac and the XV series robots remain on the market even after the arrival of the Botvac D models.