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The iRobot Roomba 960 Vacuum Cleaning Robot is an absolute titan of industry. It is undoubtedly an automatic vacuum that gives other manufacturers a run for their money.

Let’s take a tour of the unit

On the top of the Roomba, you’ll find the all famous iRobot camera that maps out your house as it cleans. Next to it are three different buttons that allow you to choose between general cleaning, spot cleaning and to send Roomba home to its charging base.

At the front lies the bumper that covers half the circumference of the vacuum, so if by any chance the sensors miss an obstacle; a slight collision with the bumper triggers a change in direction for the vacuum. At the back is the removable dustbin, with the HEPA filter; also, removable. Capacity wise, the dustbin can hold about 2 cups or half a litre of material, which shouldn’t be a problem if you run it daily.

The Roomba 960 handles multiple types of carpet

Underneath the vacuum are the 2-inch rubber wheels capable of travelling over uneven surfaces. Beside it are the side rotating brushes that push the particles towards the suction rollers. The silicone rollers (also known as “Debris Extractors” by iRobot), in contrast to traditional brushes; grab debris on the sides and push it into the suction chamber above. 

Smart features make all the difference

Boasting the Gen 2 motor, the Roomba 960 runs quieter than other iRobot products. The edge sensors prevent toppling over staircases and the innovative dirt detection sensors make sure that the Roomba performs several sweeps on extra dirty locations. 

Perhaps the greatest feature the 960 has to offer is its virtual wall option. Choose to either use ‘line mode’, which prevents the vacuum from entering specific rooms, or opt for the circular mode that keeps the vacuum from getting within a 4ft radius of the virtual wall. So if you want to keep it away from the dog bowl, be sure to use this option.

Like many vacuums, the Roomba with its 2.4 GHz wi-fi connectivity offers control via voice commands while using Alexa or Google Assistant. What sets it apart is the amazing iRobot app and its features. With multiple languages and customer support in many countries. The app allows you to track the dustbin capacity along with wear and tear of the filter and you can even set up cleaning schedules.

Small enough to fit under a sofa

The best bits

But the most amazing feature is the virtual map system that gives you an entire layout of the cleaned area after the Roomba is done cleaning. This map in turn lets you figure out what places the 960 may have missed or where it got stuck so you can remove any obstacles at that location.  

The Roomba offers 75 minutes of battery usage after a 1 hour 15 minute full charge time. Which may be a little less than most automated vacuums, but rest assured the highly efficient Roomba always gets the job done. And when the battery is about to die, the Roomba automatically makes its way to the charging station, making your life ever easier and carefree.

This state-of-the-art vacuum although pricy, may very well be the best one-time investment ever. 

Are you tired of dragging that dust bucket of a vacuum around the house every week? That’s probably why you’re here. Well, Darcella.com are proud to reveal the top 5 robot vacuum cleaners on the internet. You can compare facts and features below in the comparison table.

If you haven’t already, check out our guide ‘how to buy the best robot vacuum cleaner for your house‘. There you will learn about the top features to consider when buying one of these great house gadgets. 

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Neato D7 Connected Smart Robot Vacuum

The Neato D7 Connected is definitely the robot vacuum for large homes with its high capacity battery, smart navigation, and large dust bin. Its smart features make it more attractive to homeowners who have expensive and fragile antique decorations in their houses. The No Go Magnetic strips, and “no go” lines is really a nice feature to have especially for those who have computers and large home systems with running wires.

Neato D7 Connected Smart Vacuum

The full list of functions that the Neato D7 has definitely made it a top choice for people looking for a smart vacuum in the market. Its powerful suction and large capacity bin allow it to clean more area per cycle and its smart autonomous features allow you to clean your house and monitor the progress even when you are not at home through the Neato Mobile App. The Neato D7 Connected is also compatible with Amazon Alexa, and Google Home. Its price and functions definitely make it one of the top contender in most people’s buy list.

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iRobot Roomba 960 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

The iRobot Roomba 960 Vacuum Cleaning Robot is an absolute titan of industry. It is undoubtedly an automatic vacuum that gives other manufacturers a run for their money.

On the top of the Roomba, you’ll find the all famous iRobot camera that maps out your house as it cleans. Next to it are three different buttons that allow you to choose between general cleaning, spot cleaning and to send Roomba home to its charging base.

Roomba 960 cleaning program

But the most amazing feature is the virtual map system that gives you an entire layout of the cleaned area after the Roomba has done the cleaning. This map, in turn, lets you figure out what places the 960 may have missed or where it got stuck so you can remove any obstacles at that location.

The Roomba offers 75 minutes of battery usage after a 1 hour 15 minute full charge time. Which may be a little less than most automated vacuums, but rest assured the highly efficient Roomba always gets the job done. And when the battery is about to die, the Roomba automatically makes its way to the charging station, making your life even easier and carefree.

This state-of-the-art vacuum although pricy, may very well be the best one-time investment ever. 

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ECOVACS Robotics DEEBOT N79S Robot Vacuum

The ECOVACS Robotics DEEBOT N79S is the vacuum of choice for 2019. One of the best in the price range, the DEEBOT more than meets all your cleaning needs. Equipped with multiple control options, this WIFI connectivity-based vacuum offers you complete control over when and where to clean.

Ecovacs Robotics Deebot N79S

It’s great for both hard floors as well as carpets, making it the ideal vacuum for all households. The DEEBOT has four different cleaning modes to choose from, modes which include:

  1. A normal cleaning mode for everyday household cleaning.
  2. A max suction mode that offers twice the cleaning power for those after-party days.
  3. A very impressive edge mode that specifically targets the hard to reach edges of your house. Specially designed brushes at the edges, guarantee cleaning of even the hardest to reach places.
  4. A useful spot cleaning mode that targets a localized area, say a spilt drink etc.
    Making several sweeps of the same area, DEEBOT ensures that no stone is left unturned.

With so much movement it’s hard to imagine it not falling over some stairs. But fear not, because the DEEBOT is equipped with special sensors that prevent it from blindly running into a staircase.

This super vacuum is an amazing buy and if you’re looking for both reliability and economy, the ECOVACS Robotics DEEBOT N79S Robot Vacuum is the logical choice.

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Eufy RoboVac 11S

Despite being a budget robot vacuum, the RoboVac 11S is still equipped with automatic sensors and other smart functions. The RoboVac 11S does not have a complex mapping and navigation sensor but it still has enough sensors in its bumpers, and undercarriage to allow it to navigate the room gracefully and avoiding falls from stairs. Its built-in drop sensing technology keeps it away from falling off ledges and its large wheels allow it to roll over carpets and small ledges up to .63in high.

Eufy Robovac Schedule

The Eufy RoboVac 11S is definitely a welcome upgrade over the previous model. With its small size and profile, it is able to clean hard to reach places like underneath a couch or a low slung coffee table. The RoboVac 11S is an affordable smart appliance and should be worth considering to anyone who is converting their house into a smart home. Its plethora of features really provides value for your money.

The budget friend RoboVac is a great companion for regular and light cleaning and despite its shortcomings, the price will make it more than a bargain.

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iLife V3S Pro Robot Vacuum

This little budget robot vacuum is great value for money. It’s specially designed to pick up pet hair from your floors and low pile rugs.

Customers who bought this product will be quick to tell you that works best on hardwood and tiled floors. It will cope with low pile rugs here and there but as long as they’re sticky enough that they don’t get pushed around.

The battery quality is awesome. After about a 4 hour charge, it will easily clean for up to 2 hours before it trundles back to it’s charging station.

In order to keep the cost down, the iLive V3S Pro doesn’t come with a mobile app like some of the more expensive models however there is a cool remote control to direct it to those spillages or simply bits that are bugging you.

iLife V3S Pro Pet Hair

It is very thorough, with spinning brushes that get into those difficult edges of the floor. Being low to the ground it is very popular with customers for getting under their sofas and beds.

As for noise, it’s fair to say that it’s not that loud but also it not that quiet either. So, if you are watching tv, you may need to turn it up just a bit if you are running your robot friend while you’re at home.

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