iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum Review


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Product is rated as #4 in category Smart Robot Vacuums
The iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum is an incredibly popular device for automating cleaning your home.
  • Smart App Control
  • Voice Control
  • Easy to use
  • Patented iAdapt 2.0 Navigation
  • Advanced Dirt Detect Technology
  • Recharge and resume function
  • Some users may find that it's not as powerful at picking up pet hair as they'd hoped.

What is iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum?

The iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum is an incredibly powerful and efficient cleaning machine that can be used to help keep homes clean. This vacuum is equipped with a brushless motor that delivers up to 10x the air power of previous Roombas and allows it to easily navigate furniture, carpeting, and other obstacles. It’s vSLAM navigation technology maps the entire room and determines the most efficient path for cleaning. As it cleans, it further refines its map for more efficient operation. The Roomba 980 also features iAdapt Responsive Navigation, which means it will automatically return to its charging station when battery levels get low, so you never have to worry about it running out of battery while in use. Additionally, this robot vacuum has an app that you can control remotely from your smartphone or tablet. It also has dirt detection sensors that alert Roomba when a particularly dirty area needs additional attention. All in all, the iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum is a great choice for anyone looking for an advanced robotic cleaning solution that provides maximum efficiency in less time than traditional vacuums require.

Design and Features

The iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum is an impressively engineered device that brings convenience and ease of use to the home. It features a slim, compact design, with a disc-like shape that glides along floors and carpets seamlessly. This model is equipped with a powerful motor that can provide up to 10 times the suction power of earlier models, making it effective on deep-down dirt and pet hair. Additionally, its advanced navigation technology uses sensors to detect walls and furniture for thorough cleaning coverage, even in hard-to-reach places. The 3-stage cleaning system agitates dirt and debris on the floor before sweeping it into the dustbin. With built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, users can control their Roomba from anywhere using compatible iOS or Android devices as well as voice commands through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Thanks to its innovative recharge and resume feature, Roomba will continue cleaning until the job is done while automatically recharging itself when necessary. All of these amazing features make this model an exciting addition to any home with its ability to keep floors clean with minimal effort.

What’s in The Box

  • iRobot Roomba 980 x1
  • User Manual  x1

Setup and Installation

Setting up the iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum is an easy and straightforward process. First, you’ll need to charge your Roomba vacuum battery by plugging it into an outlet. To activate, press the “CLEAN” button located on the top of the unit. You can customize your cleaning settings by using the iRobot Home App, which allows you to set schedules for cleaning times, determine room specific cleaning areas, and design a custom cleaning plan that works best for your home. Additionally, you can also use voice commands through Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to start and stop the Roomba. For maximum efficacy, it’s important to regularly empty out its bin after each use and replace the filter every two months. The Roomba comes with virtual walls that create boundaries in certain rooms or areas around furniture that you don’t want it to enter. Furthermore, sensors help prevent your robot from running into objects such as stairs and helps map out your floor plan for full coverage when vacuuming. Finally, make sure to keep your device free from dust buildup by wiping down its sensors with a soft cloth once per month. With these simple steps, you’re now ready to experience a more efficient and mess-free lifestyle with the iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum!

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iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum Review

Specification: iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum Review

Package Dimensions

18.5 x 17.1 x 5.4 inches

Item Weight

11.23 pounds

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Date First Available

February 14, 2020

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