Roomba 960 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

Roomba 960

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Q: What is a better vacuum? Irobot 960 or Samsung powerboat r7010?
A: It ultimately depends on what you're going for. The Irobot Roomba 960 is a good choice if you what something with a very large bin, and is tough no thick carpet. This would be an optimal choice for pet owners. This bot is more expensive, but has great versatility, has remote control capabilities, and is features tangle-free extractors to combat those pet hairs that want to clog the vacuum. The Samsung Powerbot R7010 is a good choice if you want something more affordable, with decent results. It features four cleaning modes: auto cycle, spot cycle, max cycle, and manual. It has a bin that holds up to 300 mL( about 600 mL less than what the 960 has - it will need to be emptied more frequently), and does not feature a remote control. This would be a wonderful choice if you want a bot that cleans edges efficiently, and can map and navigate the area with ease.
Q: I have oriental rugs with fringe. Will the robots get caught on the fringe?
A: That actually depends on how sophisticated your robot vacuum is. Having a rug with fringe can be an issue for most, but some have features to avoid getting caught in it. For example, the iRobot engineers added to the 880 what they call “anti-tassel mode,” by making the rotors momentarily go in reverse if it detects a cord or carpet fringe, so something like the iRobot Roomba 880 would work just fine for your oriental rugs.

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General Info
Brand Brand
iRobot
Model Numbers Model Numbers
960
Description Description
The 960 model features the 3-Stage Cleaning System and tangle-free extractors. It can work for up to 75 minutes on a single charge, then dock, recharge automatically, and continue the cleaning process after that. It is smartphone compatible and can be programmed using the iRobot HOME app.
Popularity Popularity
91 / 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 15 minutes
Charging Time Charging Time
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
900 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
  • 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
  • Bedroom
  • Sofas
  • carpets
  • wet area
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
dual 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
No
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
1.1 ft x 3.6 inches x 1.1 ft
Weight Weight

8.8 lbs
 
Size Variations Size Variations
Color Color
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
70 db
Premium Features Premium Features
Detects dirt, Revolutionary cleaning technology,
Details
  • Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately).
  • Purchasing used product or from unauthorized resellers voids the manufacturer's warranty; see list of authorized resellers in the Warranty PDF below
  • iRobot HOME App lets you clean, schedule, & customize cleaning preferences from your smartphone; compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
  • Cleans an entire level of your home with iAdapt 2.0 Navigation with Visual Localization. Cliff Detect sensors prevent the robot from falling down stairs or tumbling over drop-offs
  • Runs for up to 75 minutes, then automatically recharges and resumes cleaning to complete the entire job; powered by lithium ion
  • AeroForce Cleaning System loosens, lifts & suctions dirt with up to 5x more air power, patented tangle-free brushes handle pet hair with ease
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Release Date Release Date
2016
Warranty Warranty
1 Year Warranty
Accessories Included Accessories Included
  • Home Base Charging Station
  • Line Cord
  • Dual Mode Virtual Wall Barrier (2 AA Batteries included)
  • Extra Filter
  • Extra Side Brush
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Key features
  • Roomba 960 seamlessly navigates room to room to clean an entire level of your home, recharging and resuming until the job is done.

Roomba 960 is a very popular option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling robotic vacuums and has quite a few popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Samsung Powerbot Essential or Alfawise x5 Alexa .

Roomba 960 was released in 2016. There are dozens of newer robotic vacuums on the market. Show newer Robotic Vacuums

Roomba 960 is $409.99 more expensive than the average robotic vacuum ($209).

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Questions about Roomba 960

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What is a better vacuum? Irobot 960 or Samsung powerboat r7010?
Related: Samsung Powerbot R7010, Roomba 960, Robotic Vacuums | Submitted by anonymous 205 days ago
A:

It ultimately depends on what you're going for. The Irobot Roomba 960 is a good choice if you what something with a very large bin, and is tough no thick carpet. This would be an optimal choice for pet owners. This bot is more expensive, but has great versatility, has remote control capabilities, and is features tangle-free extractors to combat those pet hairs that want to clog the vacuum. 


The Samsung Powerbot R7010 is a good choice if you want something more affordable, with decent results. It features four cleaning modes: auto cycle, spot cycle, max cycle, and manual. It has a bin that holds up to 300 mL( about 600 mL less than what the 960 has - it will need to be emptied more frequently), and does not feature a remote control. This would be a wonderful choice if you want a bot that cleans edges efficiently, and can map and navigate the area with ease.

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I have oriental rugs with fringe. Will the robots get caught on the fringe?
Related: Roomba 960, Eufy RoboVac 11, Robotic Vacuums | Submitted by Sandy 266 days ago
A:

That actually depends on how sophisticated your robot vacuum is. Having a rug with fringe can be an issue for most, but some have features to avoid getting caught in it. For example, the iRobot engineers added to the 880 what they call “anti-tassel mode,” by making the rotors momentarily go in reverse if it detects a cord or carpet fringe, so something like the iRobot Roomba 880 would work just fine for your oriental rugs.

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Yes. Based on research and other reviews. All robot vacuums will get stuck on area rug fringes. They will have to be covered up with something that keeps the vac from going over them. I'm getting one any way. Hopefully, at some point in the future, robot vacs can be taught to avoid fringes.

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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?
Related: Bobsweep PetHair Plus, Robotic Vacuums | Submitted by anonymous 79 days ago
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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