It’s pretty simple to add on, just pop off the top plate of the Roomba and replace it with the ThinkingCleaner one. The wifi module is built in.
It’s only for those two models and it doesn’t look like they produce them anymore (was a semi-successful Kickstarter thing). I have one which I used in the past with my Vera but ended up swapping out my Roomba and never put it back on. With the app you could do things like drive it around and make it chime when you lost it under couches.
If anyone is interested in it, PM me. I’d be willing to sell it or trade for something if we can work out a deal.
BTW, we LOVE our Roomba. Even without a shedding dog (we have a Poodle that has hair instead of fur… does not shed) you would be AMAZED at how much dirt and dust this thing picks up every day. If it ever died my wife would run out immediately and purchase a new one. That is after she finished crying and held a funeral for the old one!
We have a baby, a dog, two cats, and grandparents in and out on a regular basis. Between two roombas cleaning each night, I’m very happy with our floors. That said, I’ve seen over the last year that automation of vacuums could easily be a disaster. It only takes one pile of dog puke or indoor accident to ruin your day… Fortunately, we run ours “manually” and have avoided these potential “carpet-crises.” If you just got a dog, I suggest getting a robot vacuum based on it’s performance and not the smart home integration.
I’m a big robot vacuum fan and firmly believe there’s not one product superior to all others for all homes. Each home is different and suited for different capabilities. I have a lot of different brands. If you need more detailed discussion re robots you can do a lot worse than this forum.