iRobot Roomba 981 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

(4.2) 492 reviews
No. 15 out of 54 robot vacuum cleaners

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Max working area

Max working area

180 m2



120 min

Charge time

Charge time

180 min

Timer Option

Timer Option

Smartphone App

Smartphone App

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Amazon Alexa compatible

Auto Charge & Resume

With App

The robotic vacuum cleaner can be controlled from an app on your smartphone or tablet.

Ideal For Pet Hair

The robotic vacuum cleaner is especially suited for animal hair.


Reviews of iRobot Roomba 981

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(4.19) based on 492 reviews
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Testresults "Best Smart Robot Vacuum 2018" -
Runtime120 min100 min100 min120 min100 min
Charge Time180 min300 min300 min300 min300 min
Timer Option
Remote Control
Smartphone App
Sound level58 dB55 dB55 dB60 dB60 dB
Max working area180 m2
Height9.2 cm6.9 cm7.2 cm6.8 cm7.9 cm
Weight4.0 kg2.7 kg2.7 kg4.3 kg2.3 kg

Description of iRobot Roomba 981

The 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.


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.


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.


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.

List of specifications


Max Runtime 120 minutes The average is 0 minutes
Charge Time 180 minutes The average is 0 minutes
Battery Li-ion
Battery capacity 3000 mAh The average is 0 mAh

Cleaning Performance

Max working area 180 m2 The average is 0 m2
Sound level 58 dB The average is 0 dB
Floor Mopping No 22% have this feature
Barrier-cross height 2.0 cm

Technical details

Dustbin Capacity 0.5 l
Filter AeroForce


Timer-function Yes 84% have this feature
Remote control No 60% have this feature
App-functionality Yes 47% have this feature
Mapping Yes 35% have this feature
Voice control Yes 35% have this feature

Weight and dimensions

Height 9.2 cm
Width 35.1 cm
Weight 4.0 kg

Product data

Name iRobot Roomba 981
RRP (£) 899
Online price (£) 693.21


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