Review of iRobot Roomba 980

iRobot Roomba 980 is a new flagship robot vacuum cleaner from the company that first invented robotic servants in American homes. When compared to its predecessors, this 980 model has battery life, connectivity, and navigation skills that clean every area in your home without getting lost.

iRobot Roomba 980 comes with a tablet and smartphone app, which provides users more control over this robot. It can find some new ways over the thresholds in your home and this includes a new mode, which forces the robot to use stronger suction as this roll over the carpet. Even if it’s missing several desirable options and features, iRobot Roomba 980 is one of the finest robot vacuum cleaners that will surely amaze you.


iRobot Roomba 980 is a bit louder compared to some robot vacuum cleaners in the market. But, when it comes to performance, it handled hair and fine dust better unlike others. It did well with bigger pieces including cereal, yet it leaves a bit behind. Since this robot vacuum cleaner performs different passes of the room, it picked up and your room will be cleaned sufficiently.


It’s one of the robot vacuum cleaners that is easy to maintain and use. It doesn’t require assembly and you only need to pull some tabs and turn its battery on. Once it is charged, you are good to go when cleaning your home that can be done through pressing the robot vacuum cleaner’s button. This vacuum cleaner is a short machine and could slip under low tables, couches, and beds.

Cleaning iRobot Roomba 980 is easy and quick that made its maintenance less of a headache. The kind of roller it employs is one of the best features it has. Aside from sweeping the hair up easily, it gets pushed down the roller to the ends where this collects tiny rings, which pop off once you clean the rollers. You do not need to do any brushing, digging or banging of brushes to clean them. Like some of the finest robot vacuum cleaners, iRobot Roomba 980 lets you know when it should be charged and when its dust bin is full.

Support and Warranty

iRobot Roomba 980 is backed with 1 yr warranty. If you received a defective unit, the manufacture will repair or replace it for you and for free of charge.


  • Good mapping capabilities
  • App controlled
  • Ideal for pet hair
  • Easy to use


  • Loud
  • Imperfect cleaning
  • App does not have lots of features.
  • Costly

The Verdict

iRobot Roomba 980 is an improved version of its predecessor. It features better mapping technology, picks up more pet hair, and you may start it in a remote manner. Nevertheless, it is also expensive. It is a fact that you can get this going when you are at work, yet you have no clue about what’s going on while it is cleaning around your house. Since its app does not offer notifications, you might return home to find that it has an error or there’s still dirt left.

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