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iRobot Roomba 980

iRobot Roomba 980
alaScore 94

1034 reviews

May, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1034 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The size also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability, and reviews are divided on 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 94/100 = 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 really like the usability, whereas 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.

May, 2022

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. Comments about the design and size are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

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

May, 2022

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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

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

May, 2022

Techradar Recommended 2016

Expert review by : Stephen Lambrechts (techradar.com)

iRobot Roomba 980 review

 

Do androids dream of electric sweep?

Self-navigating ; Self-charging ; Two-hour battery ; Environment mapping ; App connectivity

Sluggish app control ; Struggles over cables

Undeniably pricey, the iRobot Roomba 980 is nevertheless a fantastic automated vacuum that packs terrific smart functionality with a number of high tech features. As expensive as it is, there’s no denying that iRobot’s Roomba 980 is a gloriously...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Adrian Willings (pocket-lint.com)

iRobot Roomba 980 robot vacuum review: The Alexa and Google Home compatible cleaning bot

 

The iRobot Roomba 980 is one of the more powerful bots we've tested. There are a few niggles, but for the most part this is one spectacular cleaner

Powerful cleaning performance ; Easy-to-use scheduling and cleaning settings ; Voice assistant compatible

App can be unreliable ; Gets stuck more than other bots we've tested ; Quite loud ; Blows a lot of air as it cleans

The iRobot Roomba 980 is one of the more powerful bots that we've tested. Regimented automated cleaning is impressive and this robot cleans well on a variety of surfaces - adjusting suction when it needs to - allowing it to deliver an efficient and...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Dominic Preston (techadvisor.co.uk)

iRobot Roomba 980

 

The iRobot Roomba 980 is one of the most powerful robot vacuums we've ever tested, but its smart features are lagging behind.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Marc McLaren (stuff.tv)

iRobot Roomba 980 review

 

DJ Roomba in the house! ...OK, just a regular Roomba 980. But it's in -our- house for a full review!

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

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Irobot Roomba 980 review

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The iRobot Roomba 980 is the top of the range robot vacuum cleaner from iRobot. Earlier incarnations of the iRobot have famously appeared in hit shows such as Breaking Bad, Parks & Recreation and even Jonathan Creek. We put on through our test lab to...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Lance Ulanoff (mashable.com)

The Roomba 980 is iRobot's best robot vacuum, yet [REVIEW]

 

iRobot's new flagship robot vacuum is smarter and easier to watch. It's also, finally, a Wi-Fi-connected and app-ready device.

Smart ; Effective ; Tireless ; Wi-Fi ; Easy-to-use app

Really pricey

You will probably never vacuum as effectively as the brainy, connected iRobot Roomba 980.

Sep, 2015

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.au)

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