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• The caster wheel is still white and black, but the optical sensor underneath it is gone.
It looks like odometry is purely done using the new optical floor tracking sensor on the underside.
• The overall travel speed is very similar to a Roomba 880, not as slow as I had feared.
Note that every few times it bumps into unexpected obstacles, it pauses for about 1 second, presumably updating its map.
The latch has more travel length and it's a lot easier to remove the bin and more importantly, replace it and feel it "click in".
4 months into using the 880, that's the #1 wear and tear on my Roomba.
It navigated back to the base with ease -- reminds me of a Neato!This is huge if you have a lot of furniture that Roomba has trouble seeing.