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iRobot Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaning Robot + 2 Dual Mode Virtual Walls + 4 Extra Side Brushes + Extra High Efficiency Filter + More

Item# SPM8661747502 | Model# ROOMBA-980 | Added on March 30, 2016 |
iRobot Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaning Robot + 2 Dual Mode Virtual Walls + 4 Extra Side Brushes + Extra High Efficiency Filter + More
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- iRobot HOME App Lets you Clean, Schedule & Set Custom Cleaning Preferences from your Smartphone - AeroForce Cleaning System with Carpet Boost Automatically Provides up to 10x the Air Power on Carpets and Rugs - iAdapt 2.0 Navigation with Visual Localization Enables Roomba to Navigate and Clean an Entire Level of your Home - Automatically Recharges and Resumes Cleaning to Complete the Entire Job | Tangle-free Extractors Prevent Hair and Debris Jams - Includes: 4 Side Brushes, 2 Dual Mode Virtual Wall Barriers (Batteries Included), High Efficiency Filter, Dock Station and Manuals

  • Bring home the iRobot Roomba 980 vacuum cleaning robot and kick dust out of the window
  • Using iAdapt 2.0 Navigation with Visual Localization, the Roomba 980 seamlessly and efficiently navigates an entire level of your home and keeps track of its location
  • Sweeps wall edges and corners with a spinning side brush and pushes debris into the cleaning path
  • AeroForce High-Efficiency filter captures most of the allergens, pollen and particles as small as 10 microns
  • AeroForce cleaning system with carpet boost increases air power on carpets up to 10 times
  • Automatically docks and recharges on the Home Base docking station between cleanings
  • Can be preset to vacuum up to 7 times per week
  • Includes 2 dual mode virtual wall barriers (with batteries), 4 extra side brushes and 1 extra HEPA filter, line cord, battery and charging station
  • The More iRobotHome app lets you clean, schedule and set custom cleaning
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Praise
By Full-time working mother of two!
September 15th, 2019
Absolutely love me Roomba!

I absolutely love our Roomba. I am currently at work and my Roomba is vacuuming our first floor. We have two children, a small dog, and a 3000 sq. foot home. The first floor is all hard wood and tile, with area rugs here and there. The Roomba cleans our first floor very thoroughly in about 2 hours, without dying. The second floor which is only two bedrooms and a loft is all carpet and takes the Roomba about an hour. I love that I can work on cleaning other areas of the house; ie. dusting making beds, cleaning kitchen counters, dishes, etc. while the vacuuming is being done for me. Or I can even be at work and have the Roomba clean the entire first floor, since my Roomba is connected via App on my phone. The Roomba is not good on my large high pile Shag rug in my living room; however, I just put out the virtual wall and have my Roomba avoid the rug altogether. I then vacuum that rug at a later time, which isn't a huuge deal. Because this model is equipped with carper boost, it does a great job vacuuming all of the other area rugs in our home without a problem and gets them very clean. Another really nice thing about the Roomba is that it goes under all of the beds and furniture with legs and even makes an extra pass around all the edges of everything, which is amazing!! My home just feels so much cleaner knowing that there are no dust bunnies hiding under all of the furniture. My only regret is that I bought it right before the new i7 series robots were released (not knowing they were being released soon.) I would have loved the model that empties itself, or even the model that I can label rooms and tell the Robot to clean specific rooms, using the app.

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Criticism
By irobotpwr
March 3rd, 2019
The 980 is a waste of money

We bought the 980 because of the extra features available through the app (such as customizing passes and scheduling runs). Since it rarely if ever will connect to the app, the features aren't available.

22 found this review helpful
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irobotpwr

We love it, only concern is corner of area rugs

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Bought the Roomba 985 a week ago and have used it nearly every day since. It does a better job than expected on my hardwood floors and along the baseboards. It does a good job on area rugs as well. The catch with the area rugs is that it keeps getting stuck on the corners. When it transitions from a hard surface to a rug via the corner of the rug the Roomba pulls the corner into the vacuum and can't free itself. The problem is two fold, one it is stuck and you are required to manually free it and two it damages the corners of the rugs in the process of trying to free itself. I'm hoping iRobot can fix this via a software push, until then I position chair legs on the corners so that the Roomba can't get to them. All in all, we are pleased with the Roomba 985 and recommend it.

29 days ago via irobotpwr
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Freida

I would not buy this product again

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The red door on the bin broke. The first break was on the hinge and the second break was the latch. This is a cheap plastic part that probably doesn't cost very much to produce but IRobot chooses to make you purchase a replacement bin for $59.99 instead of replacing the small part that broke. The only help they offered was a 15% discount and free shipping to replace the bin (that I don't need). From now on I guess I will take another comsumers advise and use a rubber band to hold the door on.

December 15th via iRobot
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Diane

I pray I never have to go back to a conventional vacuum

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We've had our Roomba 980 for a couple of years now and I am still raving to people about it. We don't have carpet so I can't comment on how well it performs in that area but it's jam up on our Pergo and tile floors. It has no problems with our small rugs that are at our doors but doesn't seem to be able to get up on the really thick plush ones we have in our bathroom. Not complaining at all. I just give them a shake and let it pick up what comes off. My floors stay a lot cleaner than any non robotic vacuum I've ever owned. It is loud but what vacuum isn't. I can live with that to have clean floors without breaking my back. Ive learned to prepare the house for it and then run it while I'm out. There are a few little things you need to do so it doesn't get stuck or suck up fishing line.....lol....but nothing close to all you have to do when using a conventional vacuum. Our home is about 2600 sq ft and it takes a second charge to complete it. Not bad in my opinion. My next purchase, which I hope will be very soon will be the newest mop. I would have already purchased one but the reviews weren't that great on the original one. Can't wait!

December 9th via iRobot
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PG13

Disappointed

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Does not clean floors well. Rotating brush wheel seems to push debris away from vacuum instead of into it.

December 2nd via iRobot
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EdOdd

Working on second unit.

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It does do pretty good on pet hair. Latest one get stuck going from room to room and on throw rugs. Last unit prefered one room a lot. Cleans ok but not as good as a human would do.

December 2nd via iRobot
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