Updated 29 Jun 2018

iRobot

Roomba 980

Snapshot: The iRobot Roomba 980 is a 3.9kg robot vacuum cleaner with a 14.4V Li-ion battery. How well does it clean your floors?

Roomba 980
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1599

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Test results

Overall score
69
Hard floors
?/10
Carpet cleaning
?/10
Pet-hair removal
?/10
Corners & edges
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at cleaning hard floors.
  • OK at removing pet hair.
  • Automatically returns to charger.
  • Phone app available.

But

  • Just OK at carpet cleaning.
  • Just OK at cleaning corners and edges.
  • Noisy.

How we test

Overall score includes:
Hard floors cleaning: 40%
Carpet cleaning: 30%
Pet-hair removal: 15%
Corners and edges cleaning: 15%

Corners and edges cleaning and pet-hair removal are visual assessments.

Prices are from a May 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1599

Specifications

Noise on carpet (dBA)
67
Noise on hard floors (dBA)
71
Weight (kg)
3.9
Battery type
Li-ion
Battery voltage
14.4
Claimed charge time (hours)
3
Running time (minutes)
75

Features

Programmable time
Yes (app)
Programmable day
Yes (app)
Remote control
×
Smartphone app
Return to charge
Stairs detect
Virtual wall
WiFi connectivity

Member reviews