iRobot Roomba 960

Made by iRobot

Rating:   SRR Score: 79


iRobot Roomba 960 Features

  Main Features
Mapping / Path planning yes
Mapping Sensor Type camera
Recharge & Resume yes
Automatically Docks and Recharges yes
Noise Level 65 db
LCD Display no
Side Brushes (one or two) 1 pcs
Voice Prompts yes
  Cleaning Features
Suction Power 900 Pa
Сleaning Area 1615 ft2 / 150 m2
Home Size medium, big
Cleaning Modes auto, spot cleaning
Dustbin Capacity 600 ml
Wet Mopping no
Barrier-cross Height 0.79 in / 20 mm
HEPA Filter yes
Сarpet Floor Types low-pile, medium-pile
Bare Floor Types hardwood, vynil, marble tile, ceramic tile, laminate, linoleum
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh
Runtime 75 min
Charging Time 120 min
Rated Power (Watts) 30 W
Scheduling yes
IR Remote Control no
Wi-Fi / Smartphone App yes
Amazon Alexa Support yes
Google Assistant Support yes
Virtual Wall yes
  App Features
Digital Blocked Area no
Zoned cleaning no
Multi-floor maps no
Manual movement control no
Carpet Boost no
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor yes
Dirt Detect yes
Full Bin Indicator yes
Other Specifications
Robot Weight 8.38 lbs / 3.8 kg
Robot Width 13.78 in / 35 cm
Robot Height 3.50 in / 8.9 cm
In the box charging station, line cord, extra filter, cleaning tool, owner’s guide, documentation package, dual-mode virtual wall, extra side brush
Release date Aug 2016
Warranty 12 months

Product Description

Along with the latest Roomba 980, Roomba 960 is one of the flagship products from iRobot. The robot comes with mapping that is based on a camera sensor. This technology helps the unit to create a map of an interior and build the most efficient path of cleaning. Dual Mode Virtual Wall Barrier exist to block "no-to-go" areas. Like other Roombas, 960 has advanced dirt detect technology that provides more careful cleaning in the dirtiest places. Also, the machine is equipped with a "Full Bin" indicator that tells when the dustbin has to be emptied. Double silicone brushes were designed for picking pet hair up. These are anti-tangle, so you don't have to worry about wrapped hair.

With Wi-Fi enabled, Roomba 960 is Amazon Alexa/Google Home integrated. The app allows us to see cleaning history, start, stop, view notifications, etc. Roomba 960 is perfect for homes with pets and small/average sized households. After its battery runs out, the machine gets back to recharge and then continue from the point it left off.

Based on consumer reviews the silicone rollers work a little bit worse on carpets than bristled ones that were in the previous models. It also sometimes gets stuck. Not suitable for big homes.


  • Thanks to mapping the robot doesn't miss a spot when cleaning
  • Silicone rollers are perfect for pet hair
  • Decent barrier-cross height
  • Suitable for bare floor and thin carpets. Struggles with the smallest particulars on thicker carpets
  • Ideal for small and average homes thanks to the recharge & resume feature
  • Dirt detect provides deeper cleaning on high-traffic areas
  • Full bin indicator lets you know when the container needs to be emptied


  • Pricey
  • Map disappears once the cleaning is complete

The Roomba 960 handles bigger debris on carpets but struggles with smaller particulars.

The Roomba 960 is suitable for small and average homes with pets and mixed surfaces.

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