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iRobot Roomba 980

iRobot Roomba 980
alaScore 96

1063 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1063 reviews of iRobot Roomba 980. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Vacuums for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability. There are some mixed comments about the size. There are some less positive views about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the iRobot Roomba 980 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for iRobot Roomba 980

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of iRobot Roomba 980 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Vacuums on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for iRobot Roomba 980

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 475 user reviews of iRobot Roomba 980 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Vacuums on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability.

usability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for iRobot Roomba 980

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of iRobot Roomba 980 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Vacuums on Amazon.ca.

76% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

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Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Timothy Torres (pcmag.com)

iRobot Roomba 980

 

The Roomba 980 is iRobot's best robotic vacuum yet, adding Wi-Fi and app control for even easier home cleaning, but the price for convenience is higher than ever.

Powerful. Good on rugs. Wi-Fi-enabled.

Very expensive. Noisy.

Performance and Conclusions The Roomba 980 uses several built-in sensors to build a map of your home as it cleans. It goes boldly forth, bumping into things until it learns the lay of the land. The more it cleans, the more it learns to keep track of...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Roomba 980 review: iRobot's best vacuum yet, but too pricey for most

 

The Roomba 980 is iRobot's best robot vacuum yet, but it's way too expensive for most people to stomach.

Camera and location sensors make it far more intelligent ; Cleans better than any other Roomba ; App lets you schedule it remotely

Too expensive ; Still needs to be charged constantly

There's no doubt that the Roomba 980 is iRobot's best vacuum yet. It's no longer just a dumb bot bouncing against the walls; it's like a military weapon with a mission to seek out and eliminate dirty floors. (Don't forget iRobot builds plenty of...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Jenny McGrath (digitaltrends.com)

iRobot Roomba 980 review

 

Firing up your robot vacuum away from home makes a novel party trick, but the Roomba 980 isn't worth its $200 premium without more robust control.

The Roomba 980 improves upon its predecessor in a number of ways. Its mapping technology is better, it definitely picks up more pet hair, and you can start it remotely. However, it’s also $200 more, and the last feature just isn’t enough yet. Sure, you...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Megan Wollerton (cnet.com)

iRobot Roomba 980 review

 

iRobot sells everything from gutter- and pool-cleaning gadgets to commercial-grade military, security and HazMat robots -- a recent FCC waiver even suggests automated lawnmowers are in the works -- but the brand is best known for its fleet of Roomba...

iRobot gives its $900 Roomba 980 a brain power boost with a lithium ion battery, additional sensors, a camera, and Wi-Fi and app connectivity on Android and iOS devices.

It didn't perform as well as the $700 Roomba 880 we reviewed in 2013. We also want to see features like a remaining battery life readout, push alerts and third-party integrations added to the iRobot Home app.

iRobot's Wi-Fi-enabled Roomba 980 is an exciting hunk of next-gen vacuum tech, but it didn't wow us during testing. I'd hold off on this pricey automated floor cleaner until we review Neato's Botvac Connected and Dyson's 360 Eye.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Florence Ion (tomsguide.com)

iRobot Roomba 980 Review: This Expensive Robot Vacuum Sucks

 

Save yourself some money and get the better Samsung Powerbot R7070 instead. The Roomba 980 has a lot of bells and whistles, but it doesn't clean as well as it should and it gets quite loud.

Extremely user-friendly companion app ; Very good at finding its way back to its charging station ; Comes with HEPA filters to grab errant dust particles

Often piercingly loud ; Circular shape hinders vacuum from thoroughly cleaning corners ; Not the best for pet owners looking to clean up fur

The Roomba 980 is a dutiful helper around the house, but its trouble with pet hair and its high price should convince you to look elsewhere.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Jason Anderson (gstylemag.com)

Roomba 980 Review: The Pinnacle of iRobot’s Lineup!

 

I thought I'd take a break for a minute while I still sort out my next piece for the Building a Smart Home Series, and talk about something in my house that is both smart & practical. I've been using for the last couple months the Roomba 980 robot...

May, 2017

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Expert review by: Angie Parkinson (toptenreviews.com_old)

iRobot Roomba 980 Review

 

The iRobot Roomba 980 performed better than most of its competitors in our lineup, and it was easy to use. Its smartphone and tablet app made controlling the robot vacuum fun and easy. Although it doesn't employ notifications to alert you to what your...

This robot vacuum is easier to maintain than any other robot vacuum in our lineup.

The app doesn’t send push notifications to let you know what your robot is doing.

The iRobot Roomba 980 effectively cleans your floors – both carpeted and hard surfaces – and gives you power to name your bot, schedule cleanings and get data on when and where your robot has cleaned and even locate your robot all from your smartphone.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: David Wise (techgearlab.com)

iRobot Roomba 980 Review

 

Best at navigating a cluttered or crowded home

Great navigation ability, good at cleaning carpet

Expensive, app can be hard to set up

The Roomba 980 gave a good performance, but not quite good enough to justify its price, in our opinion. It may be the best choice if you have an extremely cluttered house, but it may just be easier to spread out your furniture and clear some space if...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Chan (reviewed.com)

iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum Review

 

You can control this Roomba even if you're not home.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Camden Krupala (neowin.net)

iRobot Roomba 980 review: A Wi-Fi connected, sensor packed, dust busting monster

 

Does a robotic vacuum have what it take to actually save you from your weekly chores? We go hands-on and review iRobot's 980, its new camera and Wifi equipped robotic vacuum cleaner, to find out.

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black, Chocolate
Dust container type:Dust bag

Other Features

Battery Life:2

Packaging Data

Package depth:16.5
Package height:5.12
Package weight:13.7
Package width:20.5

Performance

Automatic base station return:Y
Floor surfaces supported:Carpet
Integrated sensors:camera

Power

Battery Life:2
Runtime:120

Technical Details

Battery Type:Rechargeable
Cleaning brush: Yes
Docking station included:Y
Manual: Yes
Number of Filters:1
Rechargeable: Yes
Runtime:120
Warranty:2
Weight:8.69

Weight & Dimensions

Diameter:13.8
Height:3.6
Weight:8.69