iRobot Roomba 960

Editor's rating:

Pet Hair Score
90 / 100
Carpet Score
80 / 100
Bare Floor Score
80 / 100

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iRobot Roomba 960 specifications

  Main Features
Mapping / Path planning (24% of robots has this feature)
Mapping Sensor Type camera
Recharge & Resume
Automatically Docks and Recharges (88% of robots has this feature)
Noise Level 65 db
LCD Display
Side Brushes (one or two) 1 pcs
Voice Prompts (22% of robots has this feature)
  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
Barrier-cross Height 0.79 in / 20 mm
HEPA Filter (54% of robots has this feature)
Сarpet Floor Types low-pile, medium-pile
Bare Floor Types hardwood, vynil, marble tile, ceramic tile, laminate, linoleum
  Battery
Battery Capacity 2130 mAh
Runtime 75 min
Charging Time 120 min
  Control
Scheduling (88% of robots has this feature)
IR Remote Control
Wi-Fi / Smartphone App (34% of robots has this feature)
Amazon Alexa Support
Google Assistant Support (18% of robots has this feature)
Virtual Wall (28% of robots has this feature)
  Sensors
Carpet Boost
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor (98% of robots has this feature)
Dirt Detect (12% of robots has this feature)
Full Bin Indicator (5% of robots has this feature)
  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
Warranty 12 months
Where to buy $618.99 on Amazon

Along with the latest Roomba 980, Roomba 960 is one of the flagship products from iRobot. The robot has a 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 a "no-to-go" areas. Like other Roombas, 960 has an Advanced Dirt Detect Technology that provides more thoughtful cleaning in the dirtiest places. Also the machine is equipped with a "Full Bin" indicator that tells when the dustbin have 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 to see the created map, where the robot has been, schedule it, start, stop, see 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 bristle ones that were in the previous models. It also sometimes gets stuck. Not suitable for big homes.

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Pros & Cons of iRobot Roomba 960

Mapping & Smart Navigation

This iRobot Roomba 960 has a smart algorithm that along with a built-in camera or laser helps it build an efficient path for better navigation around the cleaning area. This function also prevents collisions with obstacles and cleans the house from 2 to 5 times faster than a robot without path planning.

Not Too Strong Suction Power

The suction power of the iRobot Roomba 960 is not too strong (900Pa) but is still enough to clean thin carpets/rugs and bare floors. Perfect for mostly bare flooring or mixed surfaces.

Control the device with your smartphone

The iRobot Roomba 960 comes with an app and supports Wi-Fi that allows you to control the robot remotely.

Compatible with Amazon Alexa

Compatibility with the virtual assistant allows managing the vacuum cleaner using voice commands.

Bigger Dustbin Capacity

It equipped with bigger 600 ml dustbin, which means the robot can clean without needing to be emptied.

HEPA filtration

The iRobot Roomba 960 vacuum has a high-efficiency filtration system that is anti-allergen and removes up to 99.97% of particles with a size of 0.3 µm.

Doesn't have Wet Mopping Feature

This robot vacuum doesn't have a mopping feature and can sweep only.

Noise Level

The device is noisier (compared to other robot vacuums) when operating, even though it is still not as loud as an upright vacuum.

Battery Capacity

The robot is equipped with a small 2130 mAh battery that doesn’t last as long as an average robot vacuum, but it still can run longer even if the robot doesn’t have very strong suction power.

Can be scheduled for specific time

The scheduling function allows programming of the device to clean at a convenient time.

Has a virtual wall function

The virtual wall barrier prevents the robovac from entering an area you don't want it to go.

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