iRobot Roomba 981 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

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No. 11 of 51 robot vacuum cleaners
iRobot Roomba 981
Review Score
88/100
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Prices 
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Max working area

Max working area

180 m2

Runtime

Runtime

120 min

Charge time

Charge time

180 min

Timer Option

Timer Option

Smartphone App

Smartphone App

Battery

Battery

Li-ion

Sound level

Sound level

58 dB

Rankings

Reviews

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4.6
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Features

Compatible with App

Comparison

Product information

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Battery

Max runtime 120 min 120 min 100 min 150 min
Charge Time 180 min 300 min 300 min 240 min
Battery Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion
Battery capacity 3000 mAh 2600 mAh 2600 mAh 5200 mAh

Cleaning Performance

Max working area 180 m2 250 m2
Sound level 58 dB 60 dB 55 dB 66 dB
Floor Mopping
Barrier-cross height 2.0 cm 2.0 cm 1.6 cm 2.0 cm

Technical details

Dustbin Capacity 0.5 l 0.5 l 0.6 l 0.5 l
Filter AeroForce HEPA High Performance HEPA

Functionality

Timer-function
Remote control
App-functionality
Mapping
Voice control

Weight and dimensions

Height 9.2 cm 6.8 cm 7.2 cm 9.6 cm
Width 35.1 cm 32.0 cm 32.5 cm 35 cm
Weight 4.0 kg 4.3 kg 2.7 kg 3.5 kg

Description

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.

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.


Specifications

Battery

Max runtime 120 minutes The average is 100 minutes
Charge Time 180 minutes The average is 241 minutes
Battery Li-ion
Battery capacity 3000 mAh The average is 2725 mAh

Cleaning Performance

Max working area 180 m2 The average is 155 m2
Sound level 58 dB The average is 63 dB
Floor Mopping No 22% have this feature
Barrier-cross height 2.0 cm

Technical details

Dustbin Capacity 0.5 l
Filter AeroForce

Functionality

Timer-function Yes 78% have this feature
Remote control No 51% have this feature
App-functionality Yes 55% have this feature
Mapping Yes 42% have this feature
Voice control Yes 42% 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 (£) 468.6
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