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iRobot Roomba 960 Robotic WiFi Vacuum Cleaner | Review

April 19, 2016 by  
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iRobot Roomba 960  Vacuum Cleaner

iRobot Roomba 960 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner with WiFi Mobile APP

Rated 4 1/2 Stars

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*NEW Model* iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum . The new Roomba 960 is one of iRobot’s best robot vacuums to date. The latest iRobot technology that sets it apart is the Tangle-Free AeroForce Extractors, which gets rid of brushes, increasing suction and airflow no matter what surface it is vacuuming. It is effective at getting dirt, dust, pet fur, and pet hair from a variety of surfaces using its patented 3 stage cleaning system. Its HEPA filter traps dust and allergens and will keep your air clean and smelling fresh, great for those with allergies, pets and pet hair. New to this model is built-in WiFi, so you can use the iRobot HOME App to control and schedule from Roomba 960. This sophisticated robot vacuum has Dirt Detect Series Technology uses both optical and acoustic sensors to identify dirtier areas and spends more time cleaning them. Using advanced software and sensors, the Roomba 960’s iAdapt technology ensures that it vacuums every section of your floor, including areas you cannot easily reach, such as under furniture.


iRobot 960 Video

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iRobot 960 Vacuum Features: As a multi-floor vacuum, this robotic vacuum will automatically adjust to clean carpets, hardwood, tile, and linoleum floors as it moves through your home. Roomba will vacuum every section of your floor multiple times, and its advanced software allows it to get around obstacles, move along walls and to avoid falling down stairs, drop-offs, and avoid tangles from loose cords. AeroForce Extractors: replaces the brushes on previous Roomba models, and breaks down dirt and debris and lifts the dirt into the new Airflow Accelerator for much better pickup. Full Bin Indicator tells you when to empty the dust bin. The Roomba 960 starts working for you at the push of the CLEAN button (on the top of the vacuum) or you can use the Smartphone APP.


iRobot Virtual Wall

The included Virtual Wall Barrier restricts the iRobot 960 from leaving a specific room in your home (1 unit included).

Virtual Wall Barriers: The included Dual Mode Virtual Wall® unit acts like a barrier and will confine the robot to specific rooms and areas, so you only clean the room or rooms that you want done. A new Halo mode can keep the robot away from objects, such as a pet bowl. The newest Roomba 960 model comes complete with One Virtual Wall Barrier. The Roomba 960 will automatically return to its Home Base® to dock and recharge between cycles.

Recharge and Resume: Will automatically charge, then resume cleaning.


What’s in the Box: iRobot® Roomba® 960, Home Base™ Charging Station, Line Cord, 1 Dual Mode Virtual Wall® Barrier, 1 Extra Filter, Extra Side Brush.

On-Board Scheduling: The Roomba 960 can be scheduled to perform up to seven cleaning sessions per week, even when you’re not home.

Vacuum Warranty: 1-year warranty
Vacuum Weight: 8.6 lbs.


Best of 2015Smart-Review Commentary: The iRobot Roomba 960 Robotic vacuum has made huge advances over previous Roomba robotic vacuums. This is one of only two models that has built-in WiFi and the iRobot HOME APP to control and schedule from Roomba 960 from your Smartphone or Tablet. New is the “Recharge and Resume” feature, where the vacuum recharges and then resumes cleaning once charged. The new Tangle-Free AeroForce Extractors provides a 5X improvement in air power than previous Roomba generations. It no longer uses brushes, and has better contact with the floor or rugs. Its HEPA filter will filter out dust, dirt, and allergens. The 960 model comes with one Virtual Wall Barrier for great control over where the Roomba 960 travels.

iRobot vacuums are extremely sophisticated cleaning machines, using the latest software and sensor technology to vacuum your entire floor, yet avoid obstacles. Soft bumpers cushions the vacuum when it encounters furniture and walls. It will clean areas that vacuums rarely go, such as under furniture, under a bed, in corners. The Roomba 960 is better equipped than previous models to handle fibers like hair, pet hair, pet fur, lint and carpet fuzz. It is ideal for those with pets. The larger dust bin requires less emptying than previous models. This vacuum can do a comparable job to many uprights, because this vacuum goes over a dirty area many times, until clean, using Dirt Detect technology. Some reviewers have even reported that this vacuums does a better job than their manual upright. If this fits your lifestyle, it is an excellent robot vacuum to clean your rooms while you do other activities. Very simple operation, just press the clean button. You also have the option to schedule cleaning when you are not home with 7 day scheduling. The first iRobot vacuum with a Lithium-Ion battery Battery to greatly increase runtime. This top of the line model has received extremely high marks from professional reviews as well as outstanding reviews by consumers. This model is not only a Top pick, but won our Smart-Review BEST of 2016 award for robotic vacuums in 2016.


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    Vacuum Features

  • Robotic Vacuum
  • iRobot Lithium Ion Battery
  • Larger Dust Bin
  • HEPA Filter
  • Virtual Wall Lighthouse
  • Built-in WiFi
  • AeroForce Extractors
  • iAdapt™ Technology
  • Dirt Detect Technology
  • Bagless Vacuum
  • 7 day scheduling
  • Bin Full Indicators
  • Pet Hair Vacuum
  • Recharge & Resume
  • Whole Floor Cleaning
  • 1 year warranty

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Tangle Free Extractors
WiFi Enabled
Recharge & Resume
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1 Virtual Wall
75 Min Runtime

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Tangle Free Extractors
WiFi Enabled
Recharge & Resume
Carpet Boost
2 Virtual Walls
120 Min Runtime

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Tangle Free Extractors
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2 Virtual Walls
60 Min Runtime


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