iRobot Roomba 981 Robot vacuum cleaner

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Version: iRobot Roomba 981

Prices

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Max Working Area

Max Working Area

180 m2

Runtime

Runtime

120 min

Charge Time

Charge Time

180 min

Battery

Battery

Li-ion

Smartphone App

Smartphone App

Noise Level

Noise Level

58 dB

Pros and cons

During our research of iRobot Roomba 981, we have read several reviews from buyers. In short, this is what the buyers think of iRobot Roomba 981

4 Pros
  • Many buyers are impressed with the cleaning efficiency of the irobot Roomba 981, which removes pet hairs with ease.
  • Most customers found the operation of the robot easy with the help of the App, which can be done even when you are away from home.
  • It is evident from the reviews of the buyers are several buyers are happy with the size of the dustbin and quiet operation.
  • Several buyers are happy with the cleaning path of the robot and also boundary strips which will prevent the device from entering the areas you do not want to clean.
2 Cons
  • Few buyers complained that the irobot Roomba 981 gets stuck frequently and consistently makes beeping sound till it rescued which is quite irritating during nights.
  • There are also few complaints from buyers that the robot does not go near the charging station for cleaning and has to be dragged using the remote control.

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Description

iRobot Roomba 981The iRobot Roomba 981 is an advanced robot vacuum cleaner with a range of high-tech navigation and connectivity features. While it’s certainly not the cheapest vacuum cleaner on the market, this model is capable of performing a deep clean in an efficient and easy to use package. The Roomba 981 comes with the iRobot home app, WiFi connectivity, automatic recharging, and a range of advanced navigation features. If you’re looking for the perfect balance between technology and functionality, the iRobot Roomba 981 looks like a great choice.

Battery

This robotic vacuum cleaner features a lithium-ion battery with roughly 6-120 minutes of charge on a full cycle. The exact time will depend on many things, including the age of the battery, the amount of cleaning needed, and the surface being cleaned. For example, the runtime will be significantly reduced on thick carpet. There is an eco mode to extend the time between charges, with at least 180 minutes recommended to get the battery back to full charge.

Functions

The iRobot Roomba 981 is easy to operate from your mobile phone or tablet, with the dedicated iRobot app allowing manual control through stop and start commands along with detailed scheduling and reporting. This vacuum cleaner also features integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The navigation features of this vacuum cleaner are also highly advanced, including the integration of iAdapt technology to move the vacuum successfully under furniture and around loose objects. The clean itself is also highly powerful, thanks to the inclusion of the AeroForce cleaning system with 10 X power suction.

Other

This impressive robot vacuum cleaner includes a number of additional features, including Dirt Detect technology, an auto adjust cleaning head, and dual rubber brushes that can deal with practically any surface. There is also a HEPA filter on-board to remove fine dust particles and allergens from the air. The iRobot Roomba 981 comes in night blue and weighs 6.26 kg.

Comparison

Product information
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Price 507 £ 510 £ 200 £ 661 £
Battery
Max runtime 120 min 180 min 150 min 180 min
Charge Time 180 min 300 min 300 min
Battery Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion
Battery capacity 3000 mAh 5200 mAh 3200 mAh 5200 mAh
Cleaning performance
Max working area 180 m2 250 m2 200 m2 200 m2
Noise Level 58 dB 69 dB 60 dB 67 dB
Suction Power 1700 Pa 2000 Pa 2000 Pa 2000 Pa
Barrier-cross height 2.0 cm 2.0 cm 1.5 cm 2.0 cm
Power 58 w 28 w 58 w
Cleaning Modes 3
Floor Mopping
Water tank capacity 0.18 l 0.14 l
Technical details
Dustbin Capacity 0.5 l 0.46 l 0.6 l 0.48 l
Filter HEPA HEPA HEPA
Functionality
Automatically Docks and Recharges
Recharge & Resume
Scheduling
Remote control
App-functionality
Mapping
Voice control
Amazon Alexa Support
Google Home Support
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor
Weight and dimensions
Height 9.2 cm 9.6 cm 7.2 cm 9.7 cm
Width 35.1 cm 35.0 cm 35.3 cm
Depth 35.1 cm 35.0 cm 35.0 cm
Weight 4.0 kg 3.2 kg 2.69 kg 3.6 kg

Reviews

User reviews
4.3
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4.5
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43 reviews
Otto.de
4.5
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137 reviews
Unknown sources
4.3
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2.998 reviews

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Specifications

Battery

Max runtime
120 minutes
Charge Time
180 minutes
Battery
Li-ion
Battery capacity
3000 mAh

Cleaning performance

Max working area
180 m2
Noise Level
58 dB
Suction Power
1700 Pa
Barrier-cross height
2.0 cm
Floor Mopping
No

Technical details

Dustbin Capacity
0.5 l

Functionality

Automatically Docks and Recharges
Yes
Scheduling
Yes
Remote control
No
App-functionality
Yes
Mapping
Yes
Voice control
Yes
Amazon Alexa Support
Yes
Google Home Support
Yes
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor
Yes

Weight and dimensions

Height
9.2 cm
Width
35.1 cm
Depth
35.1 cm
Weight
4.0 kg

Product data

Online price (£)
506.69
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Klaus Bachmann

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Hi, my name is Klaus Bachmann, and I am the author of Reoverview.co.uk. I have been working with household appliances for several years now. I publish unbiased comparisons, based on user reviews, expert reviews and test results. Hope you like the website.
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