iRobot R665020 Roomba 665

10. iRobot Roomba 670

The Roomba 670 is one of two Roombas we will recommend in this series. The Roomba 670 is quite similar to the Roomba 665 in essence, which sports iAdapt navigation that uses sensors to navigate and adapt the Roomba to your changing home.

The Roomba has a three-stage cleaning system that agitates, brushes, and suctions floors. This is for pet hair, dust, and debris. The Roomba adjusts to all floor types, such as:

  • Carpets
  • Tiles
  • Hardwood
  • Laminate

The low profile of the Roomba allows it under furniture. Also, it has anti-fall technology, and you can implement a Dual-Mode Virtual Wall barrier in Virtual Wall or Halo Mode to manage where the bot cleans.

You can schedule cleaning up to seven times a week or simply press the clean button on the bot. When about to run out of battery, the bot redocks to recharge.

Moving on, this is a durable robot vacuum that is very accessible and easy to operate. It is quite autonomous, navigating your home smartly, and its soft bumper makes it gentle.

Its edge-sweeping functionality is a lifesaver, and its multi-brush system in general is highly appreciated, especially the auto-adjusting head. It does all the aforementioned without running out of battery fast.

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iRobot Roomba 671

9. iRobot Roomba 671

The 671 is perhaps not as good as the 675, but we would rather recommend you a Roomba that is still in stock, well, at least at the time of writing.

The 671 uses the patented three-stage cleaning system with dual multi-surface brushes in addition to a specifically designed 27-degree edge-sweeping brush. It strives to suck in everything from small particles to large debris off floors. There is also Dirt Detect technology to identify very dirty areas and provide additional cleaning.

The auto-adjusting cleaning head adapts its height so the multi-surface brushes remain in close contact with different floor types and carpets.

The first brush loosens, lifts, and sucks in dust, dirt, and hair, and then the second brush brings debris into the suction channel. The cherry on top is the filters that capture fine dust and debris.

The 671 utilizes iAdapt navigation, which includes an entire suite of intelligent sensors that guide the bot around and under furniture. The 671 avoids heights and falling off them.

When the battery is low, the bot goes back to the Home Base to recharge. It does this when a cleaning cycle is over too.

Thanks to the iRobot Home app, you can schedule up to a whopping seven cleanings per week! You can also send voice commands with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

More about what the app allows you to do:

  • Control cleaning.
  • Monitor the cleaning activity.
  • View the cleaning history.
  • Watch some maintenance videos.

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iRobot Roomba i7 (7150)

8. iRobot Roomba i7

The i7 is the simpler version of one of iRobot’s robot vacuums that come with self-emptying bases, which we will recommend later on in this list, but for now, we would recommend the i7 the most out of all simpler versions of more complicated Roombas.

As for the vacuum itself, it sucks in dirt and so on with the three-stage cleaning system. Furthermore, the bot packs vSLAM navigation, and SLAM refers to simultaneous localization and mapping. The bot will make smart maps of your home so it can clean it in neat and efficient rows.

There is iAdapt 3.0 navigation as well, and you can also designate no-go zones. Thanks to Imprint smart mapping, the i7 can tell your living room and kitchen apart, for instance.

As for Imprint Link tech,  you can use it to have your i7 join forces with the Braava jet m6 robot mop, which is available on Amazon.

Anyway, whenever the battery is about to run out, the i7 charges itself.

You can also issue voice commands to the i7. You can say something like, “Roomba, clean under the kitchen table.” Amazon Alexa and Google Home are both compatible with the i7, unless you prefer the app.

As for the way the i7 cleans, it has dual multi-surface rubber brushes to do the job. Additionally, there is an edge-sweeping brush to take care of farfetched spots.

Back to the app, you can use it to customize routines, customize maps, and receive cleaning suggestions. If the pollen count is high in your area or it is pet-shedding season, that is when the i7 will tell you so. The high-efficiency filter traps 99% of cat and dog dander allergens!

Some more highlights before we move on to the seventh pick:

  • The i7 can start cleaning from anywhere without starting from the dock.
  • Dark surfaces can be cleaned too.
  • This is a quiet bot vac.

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iRobot Roomba e5 (5150)

7. iRobot Roomba e5

The e5 is the kind of robot vacuum that, yet again, utilizes a three-stage cleaning system. You can control it through the app or by using voice control. It is quite ideal for homes with pets.

As for how it works, it has dual multi-surface brushes that are rubber, which were designed not to tangle with pet hair. The brushes flex and adjust to stay in contact with floors and carpets. There is also an edge-sweeping brush for tough corners/walls.

There is a high-efficiency filter that traps 99% of cat and dog dander allergens. Also, the dustbin is washable, which adds to the longevity.

Where the e5 truly shines, though, is in its suction capability. It handles large debris quite well, and Dirt Detect sensors identify which of your home’s areas are dirtier than others so the e5 cleans them more.

Going back to smart control, you can make personalized schedules, and you can start cleaning with just the sound of your voice. If it is pet-shedding season or your area is pollenated, the e5 suggests a cleaning.

Regarding movement, the e5 packs sensors to allow it to go around and under furniture in addition to detecting heights to avoid falling off them. The low profile of the e5 allows it under furniture smoothly.

If the e5 is about to run out of battery, it redocks itself automatically to recharge, which is state of the art.

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iRobot Roomba 690

6. iRobot Roomba 690

The 690 is one of two Roombas we will recommend in this series. This Roomba uses the patented three-stage cleaning system with:

  1. Dual multi-surface brushes
  2. Specially designed edge-sweeping brush
  3. Vacuum suction

This robot vacuum has AeroVac brushes, and multi-surface brushes join forces to grab dust, dirt, and debris. The first brush loosens, lifts, and pulls in dust, dirt, and hair from floors and carpets. The second brush accelerates debris into the suction channel.

The edge-sweeping brush was also designed at a 27-degree angle to sweep away debris from corners and edges. The auto-adjust head changes its height to keep the multi-surface brushes in contact with surfaces.

We believe the 690 is a carpet specialist, and we appreciate how easy it is to pop out the dustbin.

The Roomba attempts to clean everything off your floor, from small particles to larger debris. Dirt Detect technology recognizes congested areas of heavy dirt to provide additional cleaning. As for the app, it lets you schedule cleaning from anywhere, and you can issue voice commands through Alexa and Assistant.

Regarding the app, the Roomba can be scheduled to clean up to seven times a week. You can control and schedule cleanings with the app, where, again, you can also:

  • Monitor cleaning activity.
  • View cleaning history.
  • Watch maintenance videos.

Whenever about to run out of juice, the Roomba redocks to the Home Base to recharge. You see, the 690 has a suite of intelligent sensors, and it makes 60 decisions per second. The Roomba also avoids heights it could fall off from, and its low height allows it under furniture with ease.

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Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum

5. iRobot Roomba 694

The second 690-series model we will recommend is the 694. You can use your voice assistant with it, but you can also use the buttons on it, especially if you want to do a spot cleaning, which is cleaning for a specific area.

With the app, you can set the cleaning time for 15, 30, or 45 minutes; for your reference, 15 minutes are ample for one room. Basically, the 694 moves straight until it bounces off something and then continues its mission.

The 694 can run up to 90 minutes before docking and recharging on its own. The battery indicator will be green if there is sufficient battery. If the battery is low or the 694 is charging, it will turn red instead. It is impressive how consistently the 694 can find the dock, even if it is fairly hard to reach!

The 694 uses the following tools to ensure that your home is as clean as possible:

  • Three-stage cleaning system
  • Dual multi-surface brushes
  • Edge-sweeping brush

That way, dirt can be effectively extracted from both carpets and hard floors.

Based on your cleaning habits, the 694 personalizes schedules, and with just the sound of your voice, Alexa and Assistant allow you to start cleaning. The 694 works with Google Home.

During pet-shedding season or if there is a high pollen count in your area, again, the 694 will suggest cleaning. As for the dirtier areas of your home, such as high traffic spots, Dirt Detect sensors alert the 694 to clean those areas more closely.

The auto-adjust cleaning head automatically adapts its height to maximize cleaning efficacy, and the 694 is great at picking up hair.

There is a detachable filter within the dustbin, and there is a swinging gate that keeps everything from scattering when you open it.

Through a whole suite of advanced sensors, the 694 navigates furniture with finesse, even along edges. Thanks to Cliff Detect, you do not have to worry about the 694 falling off heights.

How does the 694 compare to an upright vacuum, you ask? At a mere 3.6 inches tall, the 694 can go places an upright vacuum simply cannot.

This is a good time to mention that iRobot emphasizes legality, so iRobot implements the highest standards of data encryption to ensure your data is private and secure.

By the way, you may also be interested in the 692.

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iRobot Roomba i4+

4. iRobot Roomba i4+

Perhaps the star feature of the i4+ as well is the fact that its Clean Base can empty itself for up to two months. The bot employs the three-stage cleaning system that you should be familiar with by now, and you can control it through the iRobot Home app as well as a voice assistant, such as Alexa and Assistant.

As for the way it moves, the i4+ navigates and maps your home in neat rows by using floor-tracking sensors to vacuum both hardwood and carpets. Thanks to Reactive Sensor Technology, the i4+ knows where to go and where not to go. Moreover, there are Dirt Detect sensors to focus on cleaning where cleaning is needed the most, such as the dirtiest areas of a home.

The i4+ also suggests an extra cleaning if your area’s pollen count is high or if it is pet-shedding season. Whenever the i4+ is about to run out of battery, it redocks itself to recharge.

The i4+ is ideal for homes that have pets. It has dual multi-surface rubber brushes that are not supposed to get tangled with pet hair. They adjust and flex to remain in contact with both hard floors and carpets. There is also a high-efficiency filter that traps 99% of cat and dog dander allergens.

Imprint Link Technology is present here as well to pair up the Roomba with the Braava jet m6 robot mop, which is available on Amazon. They vacuum and mop in sequence.

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iRobot Roomba j7+ (7550)

3. iRobot Roomba j7+

Interesting fact: the Roomba j7+ is the first iRobot to use PrecisionVision navigation! It identifies objects and avoids obstacles, such as pet waste. It is not the first robot to do that, but PrecisionNavigation is a specifically branded variation.

iRobot actually calls its avoidance of poop as P.O.O.P. (Pet Owner Official Promise). At least at the time of writing this, iRobot promises a free replacement within one year of your purchase if your j7+ does not avoid poop.

Now, PrecisionNavigation and P.O.O.P. are not simply gimmicks; this bot is actually exceptional at obstacle avoidance, and it also suggests areas to be avoided.

The star feature of the j7+ is that it has the Clean Base automatic dirt-disposal, which allows the j7+ to empty itself for up to 60 days.

This is not a “me too” product, and we have seen large bases time and time again, but iRobot took the time to redesign your run-of-the-mill large base and made it less of an obstacle.

As for how it cleans, the j7+ pulls in debris with the three-stage cleaning system that features multi-surface dual rubber brushes and avoids pet-hair tangling. There is an edge-sweeping brush, moreover.

Regarding navigation, the j7+ moves in neat and efficient rows with zigzag movements. You can easily set Keep Out Zones if you would like the j7+ to avoid certain places.

If the battery is low, the j7+ utilizes the patented Smart Recharge and Resume functionality, but what makes it different? The j7+ only charges for as long as it needs to finish the current cleaning job. We have not heard of this before exploring the j7+!

You can actually control the j7+ in different ways, such as voice control by saying, “Roomba, clean under the kitchen table.” You have probably memorized this line by now. Anyhow, to use that functionality, you need Alexa or Home.

There is an app at your disposal as well. With the app, you can schedule the j7+ to clean when you want, but the bot itself will suggest an extra cleaning if it is pet-shedding season or your area’s pollen count is rather high.

If you are not convinced yet, the j7+ packs more interesting features:

  • You can use geolocation services on your phone for the bot to clean when you are out.
  • Reactive Sensor Technology tells the j7+ where it is not able to pass.
  • Dirt Detect intensifies cleaning in the dirtier spots of your residence.

This is another Roomba that has Imprint Link Technology, so for a comprehensive cleaning, you can have your j7+ team up with the Braava jet m6 robot mop, which is available on Amazon.

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iRobot Roomba i7+ Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum

2. iRobot Roomba i7+

The i7+ has an impressively large and self-emptying dustbin that can also last for two months before emptying. It has dual multi-surface rubber brushes, and there is an edge-sweeping brush to take care of far spots. Whenever the battery is about to run out, the i7+ recharges itself.

As for the vacuum itself, it suctions dirt through the classic three-stage cleaning system. Furthermore, this bot packs vSLAM navigation, so the i7+ can make smart maps of your home to clean it in neat and efficient rows. There is iAdapt 3.0 navigation as well, and thanks to Imprint smart mapping, the i7+ can tell your living room and kitchen apart. You can also designate no-go zones.

Regarding smart control, you can send voice commands to the i7+, for example, by saying the good old line, “Roomba, clean under the kitchen table.” Alexa and Home are compatible with the i7+. Furthermore, you can use the app to:

  • Customize routines.
  • Customize maps.
  • Get cleaning suggestions.

The i7+ suggests a cleaning if your area’s pollen count is high or it is pet-shedding season. In addition, the high-efficiency filter traps 99% of cat and dander allergens, which should not be surprising.

Allow us to wrap up this Roomba’s profile with the following impressive facts:

  • The i7+ can start cleaning anywhere without having to start from its base.
  • Dark surfaces can get cleaned as well, which is rather rare.
  • This is a quiet bot.

As for Imprint Link tech, you can utilize it again to have the i7+ team up with the Braava jet m6 robot mop.

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iRobot® Roomba® s9+ Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum (9550)

1. iRobot Roomba s9+

Perhaps the best Roomba on the market is the s9+, which has:

  • Clean Base automatic dirt disposal
  • Two dirt-disposal bags
  • Extra high-efficiency filter
  • Extra corner brush

The high-efficiency filter captures 99% of cat and dog dander allergens, but the star feature of this robot vacuum is definitely the Clean Base automatic dirt disposal, which allows the s9+ to empty itself for up to two months like its counterparts.

Clean Base eliminates the dust and dirt that often accompany emptying robot-vacuum bins. Up to 30 bins are automatically emptied into the base that also serves as the charging dock. Also featured is PerfectEdge technology that utilizes advanced sensors.

The s9+ sports the traditional three-stage cleaning system which lifts, loosens, and eliminates pet hair and debris from carpets. Power-boost technology allows the s9+ to automatically increase suction. There is a special corner-brush to clean along edges, and the corner performance is quite good.

The dual rubber-brushes do not get tangled with pet hair. You see, the brushes are closer to the front than most other robot vacuums, providing unique usage, but what really sets the s9+ apart from its fellow Roombas is the D-shape that allows the s9+ to maneuver itself to clean the trickiest spots.

The s9+ works great on hardwood. It works well on carpets too.

vSLAM navigation allows the s9+ to learn the layout of a home to clean it neatly in efficient rows. This sophisticated navigation system captures over 230,400 data points a second. In a few cycles, the s9+ should know its way around your home. The s9+ almost never gets stuck!

Imprint smart mapping technology allows the s9+ to distinguish between your living room and kitchen, so you can decide where it cleans and when it does so. You can also choose no-go zones.

The smart mapping feature enables the s9+ to identify the best way to clean based on the layout of each room, furniture placement, and so forth. After you label each room, the smart map allows you to direct the s9+ to clean a specific room or multiple rooms through the app.

Speaking of which, the redesigned app at the time provides customizable routines and maps. You also get personalized cleaning suggestions, which is a reason why the app is arguably the best of its kind. If you area’s pollen count is unusually high or it is pet-shedding season, an extra cleaning is suggested for you.

You can also set up and use Alexa easily to voice-control the s9+ to say the following classic line or something similar, “Alexa, tell Roomba to clean under the kitchen table.”

If low on battery, the s9+ charges itself and then continues its mission. At the lowest setting, you can expect the s9+ to operate for two hours, and at the highest setting, you can expect 45 minutes. Even the highest setting does not make the s9+ too loud, so its volume is quite moderate.

The s9+ can also team up with the Braava jet m6 robot mop to vacuum and mop.

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1Roomba s9+Amazon
2Roomba i7+Amazon
3Roomba j7+Amazon
4Roomba i4+Amazon
5Roomba 694Amazon
6Roomba 690Amazon
7Roomba e5Amazon
8Roomba i7Amazon
9Roomba 671Amazon
10Roomba 670Amazon