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iRobot Roomba 980

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1272 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 products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design. The size also gets good feedback. Many are less positive about the reliability, while there are some mixed reviews about the price.

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

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability. Some have doubts about the reliability and price.

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

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Sep, 2018

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

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

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Sep, 2018

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the size and design are generally positive. The price and usability also get good views, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

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

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Sep, 2018

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 : 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 : Megan Wollerton (cnet.com)

iRobot Roomba 980 review: iRobot trades suction for smarts with its new Roomba 980

 

iRobot's Wi-Fi-enabled robot vacuum cleaner wins when it comes to app connectivity, but struggles to perform on par with its Roomba predecessors.

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 : David Wise (techgearlab.com)

iRobot Roomba 980 Review

 

If you have a home with a relatively confined layout and floors that need exceptional cleaning power, then the 980 is the clear choice

Excellent at navigating out of tight spaces, solid cleaning power

Doesn’t handle pet hair well, pricey

All in all, the is a solid, jack-of-all-trades that didn't particularly distinguish itself in any one category, but did solidly well at both navigating and cleaning your home. This product offers a good balance for homes that have floors that are more...

Jun, 2018

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

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

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

iRobot Roomba 980 review

 

This is one robot vac that's app-y to keep your floors clean

Excellent app ; Surprising suction ; Not afraid of cliffs - or more likely, stairs

Can't cut into corners ; Shaken up by shag pile rugs

The Roomba 980 is a reliably excellent performer, complete with app control and a great sense of direction

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

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

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