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iRobot Roomba i7 Vs. 960 Robot Vacuums | Comparison 2019

July 6, 2019 by  
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iRobot 960 Robot Vacuum

iRobot
960
Robot Vacuum

iRobot i7 Robot Vacuum

iRobot
i7 (7150)
Robot Vacuum

iRobot 17 (7150) Vs. iRobot 960 Robot Vacuum (Differences): These two powerful robot vacuums from iRobot both provide the suction and powered brushes to clean both carpets and hard floors. Both models have the Tangle-Free Brushless Rollers which gets rid of brushes, increasing suction and airflow no matter what surface it is vacuuming. These brushless Extractors are rubber, allowing for better contact with floor surfaces.

Both vacuums are made to tackle dirt, dust and pet hair. Both robots are Wifi connected with APP to program and control the vacuum. Both have Dirt Detect™ Series 2 Technology with Persistent Pass which uses both optical and acoustic sensors to identify dirtier areas. Both include a Virtual Wall Barrier, and the Recharge & Resume feature.

The main differences between the iRobot Roomba i7 (7150) and iRobot 960 are: The i7 model has more advanced features. The i7 has longer battery life (120 vs 75 minutes). The AeroForce suction is stronger in the i7 (10x vs. 5x). The iRobot I7 (7150) has features not on the 960 including: Imprint Smart Mapping (iAdapt 3.0), Whole Floor and selected room cleaning, and Carpet Boost. See the comparison chart below for key differences in features.


iRobot i7 (7150) Vs. the iRobot 960
* Robotic Vacuum
* 120 Minute Battery
* iAdapt 3.0 Navigation
* Whole Floor Cleaning
* Carpet Boost
* Virtual Wall Barrier
* Imprint Smart Mapping
* 10x Suction
* Dirt Detect 2.0
* Tangle-Free Extractors
* 1 Year Warranty
* HEPA Filter
* WiFi Connected & APP
* 8.7 lbs.

iRobot i7 (7150)

* Robotic Vacuum
* 75 Minute Battery
* iAdapt 2.0 Navigation
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* Virtual Wall Barrier
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* 5x Suction
* Dirt Detect 2.0
* Tangle-Free Extractors
* 1 Year Warranty
* HEPA Filter
* WiFi Connected & APP
* 8.6 lbs.

iRobot 960

iRobot i7 (7150) WiFi App

iRobot i7 Robot Vacuum WiFi Smartphone APP

The Bottom Line: Both robotic vacuums are capable of cleaning both hard floors and carpets. The i7 delivers a much longer battery life, although both have the Recharge & Resume feature, which allows for longer cleaning times regardless of battery capacity.

For programming, the i7 will allow you to clean an entire floor and program, just the rooms you want done, thanks to its Smart Mapping Feature. The i7 also delivers more sensors to detect dirt, better navigation (iAdapt 3.0), and higher suction on carpets (Carpet Boost). The iRobot 960 is somewhat cheaper than the i7.



iRobot Virtual Wall

The Virtual Wall Barrier will restrict the iRobot from leaving a specific room in your home (1 unit included with i7), or keep the robot away from the pet bowl.

What makes iRobot Unique: iRobot in 2002 developed its first Roomba robot vacuum cleaner. Although iRobot was not the first to make a robot vacuum, it was the first to have a commercially successful one. iRobot now has 17 years of experience developing Roomba vacuums, and has what we believe are the most sophisticated models on the market. Software is what drives the robot vacuum, and its sensors, which is why iRobot is the leader in this area. A couple of years ago, iRobot introduced rubber extractor brushes instead of traditional brushrolls, which increased suction and cleaning power.

Virtual Wall Barriers: iRobot developed a unique add-on that comes standard with the Roomba i7 and 960 called a Virtual Wall Barrier. This device is like a force field, and keeps the Robot from entering a room, or leaving a room. There is also a Halo mode that allows you to block the robot from Pet Bowls, or other problem items on the floor.


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Robotic Vacuum Glossary of Terms
Tangle-free brushless Extractors = These are unique to iRobot models. These extractors do away with the main brushes with a new durable rubber-tread design that avoids hair and pet hair tangles, great for pet owners. The rubber extractors are easily removable for cleaning. These are available on the iRobot 890, the iRobot 960 WiFi, and the new iRobot i7 WiFi and iRobot e5 WiFi models.

On-Board Scheduling = Robot Vacuum can be scheduled to perform cleaning sessions even when you’re not home.

HEPA Filter = A HEPA filter is the best type of dirt filtration on a vacuum. This will remove the smallest particles of dirt, dust, and pet hair so that you don’t breathe in what you are vacuuming. This is especially important for those with allergies, and those with pets. The iRobot 890, the iRobot i7, the iRobot e5 , the iRobot 960, and the Shark ION 750 have HEPA filtration.

Virtual Wall = Available on select iRobot Vacuums. Tells the vacuum not to enter a certain area, and restrict a robot vacuum to a specific area or room. An invisible barrier that the vacuum will not pass through. Such as a doorway. The iRobot 860, 960 and i7 models have a new type, called Dual model Virtual Wall, which have a new Halo mode, which will also allow you to keep the iRobot away from an object, such as a pet bowl.

WiFi Connected/Smartphone Controlled = Some of the latest robot vacuums have built-in WiFi, which allows you to control, and schedule cleaning of your vacuum by using an APP on your smartphone or tablet. This means that you can be on your couch, or even away from your home and still be able to control your robotic vacuum. The iRobot i7, the iRobot e5 , the iRobot 890, the iRobot 960, the Shark ION 750, and Neato Botvac Connected, all have built-in WiFi.

Dirt Detect™ Sensors = Indicate where dirt is embedded in the carpet, so the vacuum can know to concentrate on that area. Only the new iRobot i7 and the iRobot 960 have the latest Dirt Detect™ 2 technology which uses both optical and acoustic sensors. Dirt Detect 1 only uses acoustic sensors.

Auto-Charge & Resume = This feature allows the robot vacuum to recharge its batteries, and then resume cleaning where it left off, extending the cleaning time beyond one battery charge. This feature is available on the new iRobot i7 and iRobot 960 robotic vacuums.

Carpet Boost System = This feature available on the new iRobot i7 and iRobot 980, which provides up to 10x the air power on carpet and rugs, for better pickup of dirt, dust, and pet hair.


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