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iRobot Roomba 980

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1265 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 is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the price. Many are less positive about the reliability.

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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 95/100 = 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, but there are some critical 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.

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Aug, 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. People really like the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, 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.

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

Aug, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews 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

Aug, 2018

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 : Marc McLaren (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: iRobot Roomba 980 vaccuum

 

This is one robot vac that's app-y to keep your floors clean

The Roomba 980 is a reliably excellent performer, complete with app control and a great sense of direction.

Aug, 2016

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Quite impressed

 

The Roomba is an efficient little vacuuming robot that is quite brilliant for being so small! It manages to reach all the hard to reach spots and cleans better than my old bulky vacuum could. It is quiet, light and truly a marvellous piece of...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

So impressed, I purchased a second Roomba 980 for upstairs!

 

After doing a lot of research, I purchased the Roomba 980 to replace an LG Roboking robotic vacuum. My house has hard floors down stairs and carpet upstairs. I also have 2 Ragdoll cats, with pet hair pickup being my main concern. I only planned on...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Great little helper

 

We have had the Roomba a little over 2 months and am amazed at all the dust it picks up. It's setup to run on alternate nights when we are asleep but one thing to note for light sleepers, it runs quite LOUD so unless you are a sound sleeper you might...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Smart and Efficient

 

The Roomba 980 was smart enough to navigate itself around corners and furniture, the latest update allowed for floor mapping which is nice to see where it hasn't vacuumed. Moderately loud but bearable in the daytime. Detected the carpet and hardfloors...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Best purchase ever made

 

I purchased the Roomba due to limited time to vacuum. I was surprised with its ability. Easily gets around, goes from floor boards to rugs. It doses get stuck in certain places, overall it does my 22suare home without a problem. I simply schedule it to...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Totally in love

 

We have nearly all carpets which I was worried about because I had a different brand which wouldn't work on carpets. It is a bit noisier on carpet than hard floors which is not a problem really as she (Sadie) runs around when we are out. Brilliant for...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Great little helper

 

We have had the Roomba a little over a month and am amazed at all the dust it picks up. It's setup to run on alternate nights when we sleep but one thing to note for light sleepers, it runs quite LOUD so unless you are a sound sleeper you might be...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

It is worth EVERY CENT!! So in love!!!

 

set up, it was so EASY! You download an app and schedule cleaning times and preferences then you're good to go! The 980 comes with two virtual walls and a spare filter and brush which is better than the other models of Roomba. Botty (my robovac) is...

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

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

Other features

Battery Life:2

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
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
Height :91.4
Weight:3.94