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Roomba 890

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Q: Trying to decide on a robot vac for my wife for Christmas. I think I have narrowed it down between the iRobot 890 and the Samsung 7090. Is there one that is better then the other? Any other suggestions?
A: Both are actually very great choices. They each have their pros, and cons, so it’s hard to say if one is necessarily better than the other. The Samsung Powerbot has a battery life of 1 hour and 40 minutes, a 0.7 ml bin capacity, is wifi/app controlled, and features a remote control. This would actually be a better choice for you if you want a device that's less expensive, but still want a decent battery life, a top notch navigation, great coverage, and an impressive cleaning performance. A downside is that it's bit noisy making around 70 decibels of sound, and has no auto return. The iRobot Roomba 890 would be a great choice if you want something that has a large bin (750 mL), is on the more quiet side making only about 65 decibels of sound, features a patented tangle-free brush that handles pethair with ease, and includes auto return. This vacuum robot is unfortunately a bit more expensive, and has a shorter better life span (1 hour vs. the samsungs 1 hour and 40 minutes).
Q: which robotic vacuum is best for dog hair? I have 4 dogs! :)
A: There is no set best, but I would suggest the iRobot Roomba 980 , especially if you have carpet. It’s built with tangle-free brushes that are designed specifically for pet hair, so you won’t need to clean it as often. It has a Carpetboost, and Aeroforce cleaning system that will give a deep cleaning to carpet flooring, and comes equipped with a spinning side brush the pushes debris into the path of the 3-stage cleaning system. It has one of the larger bin sizes at 1,500ml, which will definitely come in handy with pet hair. This device will last approximately 2 hours on a charge. The iRobot Roomba 980 offers 3 cleaning modes: Deep cleaning on carpets, all over in room, and we area. A couple of negative points to this robot is that it does get stuck at times, and it's a bit pricey. This is certainly an overall great machine that was designed to endure vacuuming pet hair, and deep clean rugs efficiently.
Q: How do you activate the virtual wall barrier?
A: To activate the wall barrier you'll see two switches on the wall barrier. One will be the mode selector, and the other is the range selector. Place the virtual wall barrier within the doorway of the room you want to Roomba to clean. Make certain the iRobot logo is facing forward, and the selector is set to Virtual Wall Mode. At this point all you have to do is start the iRobot Roomba 890 from its Home Base. Make sure you use the range selector accordingly to the size needed.

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General Info
Brand
iRobot
Description
Cleans effectively under furniture. Easy to use with its hassle free operation
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
94 / 100
Controls
Wifi / App Controlled Some robotic vacuums can be controlled by your smartphone through a mobile app, which is essentially a more advanced remote control. You are typically able to start/stop the vacuum’s cleaning, control ... Show more
Yes
Remote Control Remote controls typically enable you to start and stop the cleaning process and/or direct the vacuum’s movements to specific areas in the home. A remote control is an added convenience for those who w ... Show more
Yes
Auto Scheduling Feature Auto scheduling allows you to program the vacuum to a cleaning schedule (daily, every other day, weekly, etc.), where it turns on and cleans automatically at a set time. Otherwise, you have to manuall ... Show more
Yes
Battery
Battery Life Battery life indicates the maximum amount of time a vacuum can run on one charge. On average, robot vacuum batteries last around 1.5 hours, with higher end options getting up to two hours on a full ch ... Show more
1 hour
Charging Time How long does it take the battery to charge completely?
2 hours
Continues Cleaning Once Recharged When a vacuum’s battery dies, one of two things can happen: 1) the vacuum starts over cleaning without any memory of what it cleaned before the battery died, or 2) the vacuum will resume cleaning from ... Show more
Yes
Cleaning
Bin Capacity Regardless of the price of your vacuum, the dustbin still needs to be emptied manually. The more your vacuum is used, the more often you will need to change your dustbin. If you have a large home, the ... Show more
750 mL
Floor Type Different robot vacuums are made for different floor types based on the cleaning mechanism within the device, which can include a brush, a mop, or both. Robot vacuums with large brushes are best for c ... Show more
  • Hardwood
  • Tile
  • Linoleum / Laminate / Vinyl
  • Thin carpet
  • Thick carpet
Cleaning Modes Most robotic vacuums come with an auto-clean mode (meant for maintenance cleaning over a large area) but some more sophisticated models will come with different cleaning modes, such as spot mode or sc ... Show more
Clean mode, Spot clean, and Scheduled cleaning
Brush Type Most vacuums use brushes to pick up debris, since suction alone isn’t usually enough to effectively clean (especially on rough surfaces like carpet). These brush rolls can have different brush types, ... Show more
Spinning Side Brush
HEPA Filter HEPA filters help limit the allergens that get into the air when you vacuum. If you suffer from allergies, choosing a vacuum with a HEPA filter is a must. Note that HEPA filters do wear down over time ... Show more
Yes
Suitable for Pets The ability to pick up pet hair is a feature that will be explicitly noted in the vacuum’s specifications. If you have pets, it’s imperative that you choose a vacuum that’s equipped for picking up pet ... Show more
Yes
Physical Features
Dimensions When it comes to size for robot vacuums, pay particular attention to the height measurement. If the device is too tall, it won’t fit under beds, dressers, couches, and other furniture to clean in the ... Show more
1.2 ft x 1.2 ft x 3.6 inches
Weight

8.4 lbs
 
Color Mouse over a color for a picture
Light Brown / Tan / Black
Noise Because they run continuously, a common complaint with robot vacuums is how much noise they make. Measured in decibels, or dB, the larger the number, the louder the vacuum. There are several reasons w ... Show more
65 db
Premium Features e.g. Disinfection, odor control, phone notifications
The AeroForce 3-Stage Cleaning System uses Debris Extractors and the Gen 2 motor for improved cleaning performance and lower maintenance.
Details
  • Cleans all floor types - carpets, tile, hardwood & laminate / AeroForce 3-Stage Cleaning System for up to 50% more power
  • Dual counter-rotating debris extractors reduces hair tangles / Sweeps along wall edges & corners w/ spinning side brush
  • Captures 99% of allergens pollen & particles / Optical & acoustic sensors to detect dirt
  • Suite of sensors to work around nooks & crannies / Cliff-detect sensors so it won't fall down stairs
  • iRobot HOME app to clean & schedule from anywhere / Compatible w/ Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant
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Release Date
May 2017
Warranty
1 Year Warranty
Accessories Included What is included on the package?
  • Home Base Charging Station
  • Line Cord
  • Dual Mode Virtual Wall® Barrier (2AA Batteries included)
  • Extra Filter
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Key features
  • Wi-Fi Connected Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
  • AeroForce Cleaning System
  • Patented tangle-free
  • Brushes handle pet hair with ease
  • High-efficiency filters

Roomba 890 is a very popular option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling robotic vacuums and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Neato Botvac D5 or Roomba 877 .

Roomba 890 was released last year in May. There are dozens of newer robotic vacuums on the market. Show newer Robotic Vacuums

Roomba 890 is $230 more expensive than the average robotic vacuum ($219).

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Trying to decide on a robot vac for my wife for Christmas. I think I have narrowed it down between the iRobot 890 and the Samsung 7090. Is there one that is better then the other? Any other suggestions?
Related: Roomba 890, Samsung Powerbot, Robotic Vacuums | Submitted by Sean 305 days ago
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Both are actually very great choices. They each have their pros, and cons, so it’s hard to say if one is necessarily better than the other.


The Samsung Powerbot has a battery life of 1 hour and 40 minutes, a 0.7 ml bin capacity, is wifi/app controlled, and features a remote control. This would actually be a better choice for you if you want a device that's less expensive, but still want a decent battery life, a top notch navigation, great coverage, and an impressive cleaning performance. A downside is that it's bit noisy making around 70 decibels of sound, and has no auto return.


The iRobot Roomba 890 would be a great choice if you want something that has a large bin (750 mL), is on the more quiet side making only about 65 decibels of sound, features a patented tangle-free brush that handles pethair with ease, and includes auto return. This vacuum robot is unfortunately a bit more expensive, and has a shorter better life span (1 hour vs. the samsungs 1 hour and 40 minutes).

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which robotic vacuum is best for dog hair? I have 4 dogs! :)
Related: Roomba 890, Roomba 650, Robotic Vacuums | Submitted by Ilene 353 days ago
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There is no set best, but I would suggest the iRobot Roomba 980, especially if you have carpet. It’s built with tangle-free brushes that are designed specifically for pet hair, so you won’t need to clean it as often. It has a Carpetboost, and Aeroforce cleaning system that will give a deep cleaning to carpet flooring, and comes equipped with a spinning side brush the pushes debris into the path of the 3-stage cleaning system. It has one of the larger bin sizes at 1,500ml, which will definitely come in handy with pet hair. This device will last approximately 2 hours on a charge. The iRobot Roomba 980 offers 3 cleaning modes: Deep cleaning on carpets, all over in room, and we area. A couple of negative points to this robot is that it does get stuck at times, and it's a bit pricey. This is certainly an overall great machine that was designed to endure vacuuming pet hair, and deep clean rugs efficiently. 

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How do you activate the virtual wall barrier?
Related: Roomba 890, Robotic Vacuums | Submitted by anonymous 437 days ago
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To activate the wall barrier you'll see two switches on the wall barrier. One will be the mode selector, and the other is the range selector. Place the virtual wall barrier within the doorway of the room you want to Roomba to clean. Make certain the iRobot logo is facing forward, and the selector is set to Virtual Wall Mode. At this point all you have to do is start the iRobot Roomba 890 from its Home Base. Make sure you use the range selector accordingly to the size needed.

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Do you need a smart device for operation?
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can this be learned to not go on rugs?
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Does this B&D handle fringe well as in Persian Rug fringe?
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Does this have a drop sensor for stairs?
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A: No stair detector

The bObsweep pet hair does NOT have a stair detector.

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I get an E1 warning after turning it on and that means the wheel is not turning. I took it completely apart and there was nothing wound around the wheel. What else could it be?
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