iRobot Roomba Combo j5+ Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum & Mop
Release DateSeptember 3, 2023
Robot Dimensions13.3″ x 13.3″ x 3.4″
Base Dimensions15.8″ x 13.3″ x 12.2″
Robot Weight7.5 lbs
Base Weight8.7 lbs
Battery Life3 hours
Control MethodsAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, app

Without self-emptying

iRobot Roomba Combo j5 (also available on Amazon)

Box contents

  • Interchangeable Roomba Combo bin
  • Clean Base
  • Line cord
  • Robot cleaner
  • Extra dirt disposal bag 
  • Extra edge-sweeping brush
  • Extra high- efficiency filter
  • Microfiber mopping pad

iRobot Roomba Combo j5+ Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum & Mop

The Roomba Combo j5+ is a robot vacuum and mop that self-empties its dirt. It can clean floors and carpets. The Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal base can hold dirt for up to two months. While the base is loud, the j5+ vacuums quieter than average, but that may also mean that not everything is vacuumed, such as larger debris.

Multistage cleaning

The four stages of the j5+’s cleaning are:

  1. Dual multi-surface rubber brushes
  2. Edge-sweeping brush
  3. Power-lifting suction
  4. Back & forth pressure mopping

Dirt detection

The j5+ features Direct Detect, which learns from past cleaning sessions to prioritize dirtier rooms and adjust settings like scrubbing & suction. The j5+ avoids mopping carpets when it encounters them.

Mopping details

The j5+ can clean stains even under your kitchen counter. You see, the microfiber pad takes care of dust, dirt, footprints, and more.

Environmental awareness

The j5+ knows that to clean and what to avoid. If some obstacles are really thin, the j5+ may push them until a path is clear. On the bright side, it can go under furniture. Furthermore, the j5+ features POOP (Pet Owner Official Promise), which steers it clear of animals feces. The j5+ cleans from wall to wall in neat rows.

Mapping feature

The j5+ creates a map of your home quite quickly. In the best case scenario, it can map your home in roughly an hour. In the worst case, mapping can take a few runs.

Smart control

You can use the iRobot Home app do to things from scheduling a cleaning to setting keep-out and no-mop zones. The app can also give you seasonal notifications that may described as cleaning suggestions.

Regarding voice control, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri are all compatible. You can say something such as, “Tell Roomba Combo to clean the kitchen.”


The Roomba Combo j5+ can perhaps best be described as a simpler version of the j9+.

  • Self-emptying
  • Vacuum-mop combo
  • Above-average mopping
  • Carpet awareness
  • Fecal avoidance
  • Goes under furniture
  • Quieter than average
  • Mapping excellence
  • Smart control
  • May skip debris
  • May push obstacles



Useful links


Amazon (Combo j5+)

Amazon (Combo j5)