iRobot Roomba 960

Written by Joanne Stein on . Posted in Reviews

The floors are without a doubt the dirtiest areas in a home. Therefore, you need to pay a special attention to this aspect. Maybe you do not have enough free time for a very good cleaning, and this is actually why you should opt for an automatic vacuum cleaner. With an innovative unit like this, you will effortlessly, have a clean house at all time. Therefore, in order to obtain amazing results, we strongly recommend the iRobot Roomba 960 robotic vacuum cleaner, which costs $696 at the moment. Take a look at this review in order to find out more…

iRobot Roomba 960 Ratings

CARPET PERFORMANCE - 96%
HARD FLOOR PERFROMANCE - 98%
FEATURES - 97%
RUN TIME - 91%
CHARGE TIME - 95%

95%

EXCELLENT

The Roomba 960 robotic vacuum cleaner is a strongly recommended product due to the fact that is absolutely great for carpets, tile, hardwood, and laminate floors as well. We don't like that it is quite expensive.

User Rating: 5 ( 1 votes)

The floors are without a doubt the dirtiest areas in a home. Therefore, you need to pay a special attention to this aspect. Maybe you do not have enough free time for a very good cleaning, and this is actually why you should opt for an automatic vacuum cleaner. With an innovative unit like this, you will effortlessly, have a clean house at all time. Therefore, in order to obtain amazing results, we strongly recommend the iRobot Roomba 960 robotic vacuum cleaner, which costs $696 at the moment. Take a look at this review in order to find out more about this wonderful machine.

 

 

 

Technical specifications

This wonderful device runs continuously for up to 75 minutes, and then it will automatically recharge and resume cleaning to complete the whole job. Take into account the fact that this machine has been tested in iRobot’s Home Test Lab on hard floors, and that the run times may vary. The device has a battery life of 1 hour 15 minutes. The Roomba 960 model automatically adjusts itself in order to clean very well carpets, tile, hardwood, and laminate floors as it moves through your house. This modern device provides up to 5x the air power with the Gen 2 motor. This machine comes equipped with the AeroForce high-efficiency filter that helps at capturing up to 99% of allergens, pollen, and particles as small as 10 microns. It also has a spinning side brush that gently cleans wall edges and corners as well.

Features

Thanks to the iAdapt 2.0 navigation with visual localization, this robot will seamlessly and efficiently navigate an entire level of your house and also keep track of its location. The device actually uses a high-efficiency cleaning pattern and some innovative sensors for thorough coverage. The Roomba features a 3-stage cleaning system. It uses a combination of agitation, brushing, and suction, in order to provide you the best results. It comes equipped with optical and acoustic sensors that help to detect high concentrations of dirt, dust, and pet hair, in order to focus on the cleaning where it is actually needed the most. This unit also features cliff-detection sensors that allow the machine avoid stairs and other dangerous drop offs. You can easily connect the machine to clean from anywhere. The HOME App lets you clean and also schedule conveniently, anywhere and anytime as well. Moreover, thanks to the iRobot HOME App you can select custom cleaning preferences and also see the status of cleaning jobs. You will know exactly when the bin is nearly full and needs to be emptied, thanks to the clever bin indicator. Moreover, you can also view the bin status through the HOME App.

Performance

The low-profile design of this device allows the unit to clean under most furniture and kickboards. Therefore, dirt definitely has no place to hide. This is something that not too many robotic vacuum cleaners can do. Thanks to the brushless extractors that this device has, the tangles and jams of hair and other debris will certainly be prevented. Therefore, it will be even easier for the unit to tackle daily dirt build-up. You will absolutely love the fact that this machine can be preset to vacuum up to 7 times per week, which means that your house can stay clean every day. The Roomba has an innovative AeroForce 3-stage cleaning system that uses debris extractors and a Gen 2 motor that work together for an improved cleaning performance and lower maintenance. Moreover, thanks to the optical and acoustic sensors high concentrations of dirt, dust, and pet hair will quickly be detected, so that the machine can actually focus on the cleaning where it is actually needed the most. It can capture up to 99% of allergens, pollen, and particles as small as 10 microns thanks to the AeroForce high-efficiency filter.

Maintenance and ease of use

As mentioned earlier, maintaining this device is very simple, thanks to the Gen 2 motor and AeroForce 3-stage cleaning system that uses debris extractor. Furthermore, it is extremely easy to use. It features a very simple operation. You just need to press the clean button and your robot gets to work. Thanks to the iRobot HOME App you will be able to easily clean, schedule and set custom cleaning preferences from your smartphone.

Design and accessories

The Roomba 960 measures 13.8 x 13.8 x 3.6 inches and it weighs 8.6 pounds. Due to the fact that this robot is only 3.6 inches tall, it will easily fit under most furniture, beds, and kickboards. You will surely love its attractive design with black and dark gray finish. Unfortunately, this device doesn’t come with accessories such as virtual wall barrier, but you have the possibility to purchase it separately.

Warranty and support

The manufacturer offers a 1-year limited warranty on the robot and a 6-month limited warranty on the battery. For any further details, customers can confidently contact the Customer Service department.

Final thoughts

As outlined above, the Roomba 960 is an amazing vacuum cleaner that keeps your home clean, effortlessly. It comes with an advanced technology and plenty of impressive features that will surely meet all your requirements. The iAdapt 2.0 navigation with visual localization helps the robot to navigate all your house and keep track of its localization. Furthermore, due to its acoustic and optical sensors, it is able to detect high concentrations of dust, dirt and pet hair. Also, there are the cliff-detection sensors that help the unit avoid the stairs and other drop offs. What we really like about this machine is that it is very easy to use and maintain. You can use your smartphone, in order to set custom cleaning preferences.

Comments (2)

  • Jeremiah

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    I am thinking about purchasing this model. Can you please explain me what is the purpose of the optical and acoustic sensors?

    • Maurice Sparks

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      The optical and acoustic sensors that the device features will help it detect high concentrations of dirt, dust, and pet hair, in order to focus on the cleaning where it is actually needed the most.

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