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iRobot Roomba 980 Review

iRobot Roomba 980 is a great choice for cleaning multiple rooms and provide the function to control the 980 anywhere via smartphone once connected to your Wifi network. Although it’s most expensive one among the iRobot Roomba series products and it’s worth the money.

iRobot Roomba 980 Review

iRobot Roomba 980 is a great choice for cleaning multiple rooms and provide the function to control the 980 anywhere via smartphone once connected to your Wifi network.iRobot Roomba 980 have great performance on Carpet than others.iRobot Roomba series vacuuming robots always famous for its easy to use and iRobot is the first company that brings robotic servants to American homes. iRobot Roomba 980 is a new model with new technologies of mapping and navigation, human-robot interaction areas and bring ease of use and powerful cleaning performance to new heights. Although it’s most expensive one among the iRobot Roomba series products and it’s worth the money. If you want to do housework lazy, you should pay the cost of money. You can plan to make it start working from a centralized anywhere at any time, so you always see a clean ground in the home.

Key Features & Technologies

The iRobot Roomba 980 brought professional care to home. And design to seamlessly navigates room to room to clean an entire level of your home, recharging and resuming until the job is done. It has great performance on carpets and rugs by new technologies.  iRobot is at the forefront of developing technologies in the areas of mapping and navigation, human-robot interaction, and physical solutions. Let’s take a look at the features that new technologies brought.

Cleans an entire level of your home.

iAdapt 2.0 Navigation with Visual Localization technologies helps Roomba 980 to make home map and keep tracking clean and unclean area to achieve more efficient clean.

3-stage cleaning system with Carpet Boost.

AeroForce Cleaning System technology helps Roomba 980 to suction dirt, pet hair, dust and even large debris and captures 99% of allergens, pollen, and particles. It creases power up to 10x when clean carpets and rugs and more powerful than other iRobot Roomba products.

Patented tangle-free brushes.

Tangle-free brushes technology help Roomba 980 to reduce maintenance and handle pet hair easily.

iRobot Home App, Control when not at home.

Automatically  to switch models to vacuum all floor types

Roomba has various settings which allow you to customize how to clean your home and keeps carpets and hard floors clean. Roomba 980 also can automatically adjust to vacuum all floor types. Carpet, pet hair, hard surfaces, dust, suction dirt, and even some large debris from your floors, while automatically increasing power up to 10x on carpets but it not suitable for clothing, toys, and other big objects.

Dual-Mode Virtual Wall barrier and Low-profile design

The Dual-Mode Virtual Wall barrier (an optional accessory) keeps Roomba in the places you want to be cleaned or out of the ones you don’t.Low-profile design allows Roomba to clean under most furniture and kickboards, so dirt has no place to hide.

Enhanced iRobot HOME App to customize how to clean

Download the iRobot Home App and connect to your home WIFI, You can use a smartphone to have the best possible experience with it. Such as start, pause, reserve or cancel the cleaning job. It is a mapping that with the name “Clean Map” allows us to know which are the zones of the house have been cleaned more in depth and which have not been as neat as Roomba. Monitor the clean status and Set up time window for clean job.Lets you connect to clean from anywhere, make presets to clean on a schedule, view maps of where your robot cleaned, and more.

Clean information one-click control,Intelligent interconnection push,Clean the report, and check it out,Historical sweep enquiry,Different ground, one done at a time Easy to compete in furniture floor, floor tile, carpet, marble and so on.

Voice control capability

Ask your Amazon Alexa device or the Google Assistant to start, stop, or dock your robot

Automatically recharges and resumes

Runs for up to 120 minutes, then automatically returns to its Home Base to recharge and resume cleaning as needed. Need to place the Home Base in An Open area and flat against a wall can help to clean more efficiently. Always keep the Home Base Plugged in  and always connect wifi coverage.

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Roomba 980 Design

The Roomba 980 size and appearance design are very similar with Roomba 880. It’s at the top of the fuselage there are three buttons, among the largest is the clean button, next to two smaller, respectively is the Home button and key Spot patterns.When pressing the clean button, the Roomba will be awakened, and prompt after pressing it will begin to clean again. Click the Home button, after the Roomba will return charging base;  The Spot mode button allows the Roomba clean again and again in a fixed position

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Performance On Cleaning

Roomba 980 in clean when using multiple built-in sensors to your home for surveying and mapping. As clean, it will be able to better understand the room area and objects, until the entire plane surveying and mapping. Roomba 980 will systematically through the parallel route is to open areas clean, it can identify the different base material, and to select the most suitable for the suction.

In the test, the author put it in the dining room and kitchen area of the apartment. Click the button it will begin to work. Roomba 980 can clean hardwood floors, under furniture and the corner of the home and use a rotating brush to clean the hard-to-reach corners.At first, its action is more bold, clean the more open area.After the impact to the cabinet legs, it awareness of the layout of the apartment, and then began a second clean.This time, it is much more careful to clean, will touch every table at the bottom of the foot, sofa and carpet surface, don’t pass any dirt, including a lot of cat hair.

The Roomba 980 has the ability to absorb any debris on the ground, including the cat hair of the bathroom and the leaves of the porch.But in dealing with large objects (such as cat food), it will appear a little overwhelmed, this is mainly because of its rotating brush head will always blow them fly.But in general, the Roomba 980 well completed the cleaning of the apartment.

In Roomba 980 during cleaning, you should ensure that no larger mobile object on the ground, because it may be down.In addition, it also could be inhaled wires and stuck, these are the robot cleaner is hard to avoid problems at work, and need your manual intervention.

Pros
  • Recommend for multi-room cleaning
  • Will not scratch any furniture
  • Gentle touch comes at the expense of superior cleaning.
  • 120-minute runtime
Cons
  • The Roomba 980 and no physical remote control
  • Price is high
  • slightly larger noise
  • side brush will sweep some big solid fly
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Roomba 600 vs 800 vs 900

iRobot Roomba series vacuuming robots always famous for its easy to use. We compare thm from construction and performanceto find the suitable one.

Roomba® 980 Roomba® 960 Roomba® 890 Roomba® 690
iRobot Product
Scenario Planning Navigation Y Y Y Y
Patented 3-Stage Cleaning 10X 5X 5X Y
Run Time (minutes) Up to 120 Up to 75 Up to 60 Up to 60
Tangle-Free Rollers Y Y Y
iAdapt 2.0 Navigation with Visual Localization Y Y
High-Efficiency Filter Y Y Y
Lithium Battery
Special Side Brush
Self-Charging
Wi-Fi® Connected
Y Y Y Y
Roomba® 980 Roomba® 960 Roomba® 890 Roomba® 690
Multi-Room Cleaning Y Y
Deeper Cleaning on Carpets Y
Custom Cleaning Preferences Y Y
Recharge and Resume Y Y
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How does Roomba 980 work?

Roomba is designed to intelligently navigate and clean an entire level of your home but needs to remove excess clutter from floors before cleaning, After each use, empty the bin and clean the filter. Here’s a look at how it does its job:


  • At the start of a cleaning cycle, Roomba uses iAdaptR 2.0 Navigation with Visual Localization to map out a series of small areas, cleaning them efficiently, one at a time. Using this map, Roomba tracks where it has and has not been to ensure complete coverage.
  • Roomba continues this process until it has cleaned an entire level of your home. Once Roomba finishes its cleaning cycle, Roomba returns to the Home Base to recharge.
  • If the cleaning cycle hasn’t finished and the battery is low, Roomba will recharge itself by the return to the Home Base. After its battery has been recharged, Roomba automatically resumes, completes the cleaning cycle, and returns to the Home Base.
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User Guidance & Robot Regular Care

Roomba 980 is very easy to use. Just press the CLEAN button to wake up it and press CLEAN again to start a cleaning cycle. It will clean an entire level of you home during one cleaning cycle. When the battery gets low before finishing the job, Roomba 980 will return to HOME BASE to recharge and automatically return to where it left off and continue to work until it finishes. Before using for the first time, we need to initial set up for Roomba 980 and then we can start our clean job.

Follow these simple steps to get started with your Roomba 980.

  • Step 1: Activate Roomba.Once the CLEAN button illuminates, Roomba is ready for use
  • Step 2: Start Cleaning Cycle.Press CLEAN once to wake up Roomba.Press CLEAN again to start a cleaning cycle.
  • Step 3: Download the iRobot HOME App.The iRobot HOME App allows you to use your iOS or Android smart device to help you have the best possible experience with Roomba and lets you connect Roomba with home Wi-Fi.
To keep Roomba 980 running at good performance, we need to regular to care the product. Such as empty the bin, clean the filter and clean the extractors when you found Roomba picking up less debris.

Roomba 980 Part Care Frequency Replacement
Bin After each use -
Filter Once per week (twice per week in homes with pets) Every 2 months
Full Bin Sensors Once every 2 weeks -
Front Caster Wheel/ Side Brush/ Cliff Sensors/ Charging Contacts/ iAdapt Camera/ Floor Tracking Sensor/ Once per month -
Extractors Once every 4 months (once every 3 months in homes with pets) Every 6-12 months
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Packages and Accessories

Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum, Home Base Charging Station, Dual ModeLinDual-ModeVirtual Wall Barriers (4 AA Batteries Included),1 Extra Filter,1 Extra Side Brush,Manufacturer’s Warranty and Owner’s Guide and Documentation Package in box.

Choose Authentic iRobot products from Authorized Resellers is the only way to protect your warranty.   And unauthorized parts such as batteries, filter and brushes may have negative impact on product performance even damage your robot. These accessories suitable for Roomba 800 and 900 series.

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Warm Prompt

Roomba 980 is an electronic product and brings great help to home. In order to reduce the risk of injury and keep the Roomba 890 running good, we need to keep following tips in mind.

  • Product may not be used with any type of power converter. Use of other power converters will immediately void the warranty.
  • Use only accessories and replacement parts  are Authentic iRobot parts. used  3rd parties may have a negative impact on product performance and can cause damage to your robot and also void your robot’s warranty.
  • Don’t sit or stand on this device.
  • Clean iDapt Camera with a cloth dampened with water only.
  • Don’t pick up any burning or smoking objects
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Conclusion

With the help of wi-fi and application control, iRobot 980 can be considered to be one of the great robot iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner. You can plan to make it start working from a centralized anywhere at any time, so you always see a clean ground in the home.

But the Roomba 980 is not perfect, for a price close to $1000 in equipment. Occasionally it would miss the debris on the ground, you may need to take on the ground before it starts to work may be in the way. In contrast, Neato Botvac Connected not only provides a similar ability (such as the application of control), but the price is low nearly $200, but even so, the price also is not low. If you don’t need the wi-fi control, there are still a lot of affordable models on the market to choose from, such as Neato VX Signature, it provides the performance and the Roomba 980 similar, but the price is much lower.


9.8 Total Score
iRobot Roomba 980

iRobot Roomba 980 is a great choice for cleaning multiple rooms and provide the function to control the 980 anywhere via smartphone once connected to your Wifi network. Although it’s most expensive one among the iRobot Roomba series products and it’s worth the money.

iRobot Roomba 980
9.8
PROS
  • Recommend for multi-room cleaning
  • Will not scratch any furniture
  • Gentle touch comes at the expense of superior cleaning.
  • 120-minute runtime
CONS
  • The Roomba 980 and no physical remote control
  • Price is high
  • slightly larger noise
  • side brush will sweep some big solid fly
User Rating: 1 (1 votes)
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    admin July 4, 2017 at 6:04 am

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