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iRobot Roomba 980

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1116 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 really like the design. The size also gets good opinions, but some have doubts about the reliability. 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 93/100 = 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, 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.

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Dec, 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 also get good comments, but there are some negative opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: iRobot Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaning RobotiRobot Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

Dec, 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. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

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

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Dec, 2018

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 (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

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

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black, Chocolate
Dust container type:Bagless / Dust bag
Product colour:Black / Black, Brown / Black, Chocolate
Remotely operated:Y
Shape:Round
Smartphone remote support:Y

Other features

Battery Life:2

Packaging Content

Base station:Y
Virtual barrier included:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:419.1 / 42
Package height:13 / 133.3
Package weight:6.2 / 6.21
Package width:52 / 520.7

Performance

Air filtration stages quantity:3
Automatic base station return:Y
Dust capacity (total):0.6
Floor surfaces supported:Carpet / Carpet, Hard floor, Laminate, Tiles / Carpet, Laminate, Tiles, Wood
HEPA filtration system:N / Y
Integrated sensors:camera
Navigation type:SmartNavi
Number of brushes:1
Stairs detection:Y
Wet mopping:N

Power

Battery Life:2
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Runtime:120

Technical Details

Battery Type:Rechargeable
Cleaning brush:Y
Docking station included:Y
Manual:Y
Number of filters:1
Rechargeable:Y
Runtime:120
Warranty:2
Weight:3.94

Weight & Dimensions

Diameter:35 / 35.1
Height :91.4
Weight:3.9 / 3.94