Roomba 980 is an efficient and highly autonomous high-end robot cleaner.
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Pro It's one of the best robots when it comes to cleaning
This robot is one of the best out there cleaning-wise. It's equipped with a very powerful vacuum that easily deals with dirt, hair, and dust on hard floors. It automatically boosts suction power by a factor of 10 once it climbs on a carpet or a rug in order to thoroughly clean it as well. You can be sure that it will clean any surface of nearly any debris.
Pro It's very good at navigating the house
The robot moves intelligently, with the help of a camera and various location sensors. It maps out the environment during cleaning and then remembers it for the next cleaning session. It moves in patterns to better track the areas it has already cleaned, and it can detect spots that need more attention in terms of cleaning.
Also, unlike the vast majority of robots, this Roomba can move from one room to another, cleaning without getting lost.
If you find it necessary, you can prevent it from entering a certain room or area. Just take a device called "virtual wall" that's included in the package and place it in the doorway. It emits an infrared ray (up to 7 ft) that Roomba will not cross.
Pro It can be controlled via app
When connected to the Wi-Fi, the robot can be controlled from anywhere with an internet connection, just by using the application. It's useful when unexpected guests are coming and the house needs to be cleaned remotely. The application includes many additional options, like, have the robot do two cleaning passes, have it clean extra carefully along the edges and walls, change the vacuum’s suction power, and others.
Pro It has a very good battery
On a single charge, it can work up to 2 hours. Unless you’re living in a big house with multiple bedrooms, one full charge should be enough to clean your entire home. It takes about 3 hours to fully charge the robot.
Pro It's highly autonomous
When the cleaner detects it is low on battery, it will find its way back to the docking station to recharge. After that, it will finish the initiated cleaning.
In a similar fashion, it will return to the station when the dustbin is full and wait for it to be emptied.
Con It's very expensive
This is a premium model packed with advanced features, which may not be the best fit if you're looking for something on a budget that gets the job done. You can find some very good options around $500 or less.