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iRobot Roomba 980

alaTest has collected and analyzed 699 reviews of iRobot Roomba 980. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Vacuums for all reviews. Views about the design and size are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative 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 96/100 = 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. People really like the usability, but there are some less positive views about the reliability and price.

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price, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: iRobot Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaning Robot | Roomba980iRobot Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaning Robot | Roomba980

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for iRobot Roomba 980

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 473 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. Comments about the design and size are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive 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

Jul, 2017

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

usability, price, design, size

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

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

Jul, 2017

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: 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: Megan Wollerton (cnet.com.au)

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

 

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: 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)

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

Product Specifications

Design

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

Packaging Data

Package depth:42
Package height:13
Package weight:6.21
Package width:52

Performance

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

Power

Battery Life:2

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
Height :91.4
Weight:3.94