Comparing Roomba 980 and Shark Ion S87

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Roomba 980

Shark Ion S87

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General Info
Brand
iRobot
Shark
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Description
The Roomba 980 robotic vacuum is able to work for up to 2 hours, automatically recharge, and continue cleaning on its own. It features the iAdapt 2.0 Navigation and Visual Localization, which allow it to clean all the surfaces of your home. The Carpet Boost feature and the AeroForce Cleaning System allow this model to clean rugs and carpets effectively.
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98 / 100
Rank: #7 out of 312.
88 / 100
Rank: #79 out of 312.
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
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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
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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
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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
2 hours
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Charging Time How long does it take the battery to charge completely?
3 hours
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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
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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
1,500 mL
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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
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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
  • Deep cleaning on Carpets
  • all over in room
  • we area
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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
dust brushes floor tools carpet crevice tools bulk pick-up attachment floor tools carpet
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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
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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
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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
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Weight

8.8 lbs
 

5 lbs
 
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  • 11 lbs - Ash Gray
  • 5 lbs
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Black / Brown
Ash Gray
Bronze
Ice blue
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Ultra violet
Rose gold
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
80 db
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Premium Features e.g. Disinfection, odor control, phone notifications
Spinning side brush pushes debris into the path of the 3-stage cleaning system.
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Details
  • Ideal for homes with pets. Premium 3 stage Cleaning System cleans the dirt and pet hair you see and the allergens and dust you don't
  • Featuring Roomba Essentials Wi Fi connected, Smart Navigation, Patented Dirt Detect Technology, Edge Sweeping Brush, Auto Adjust Cleaning Head, Works on Carpets and Hard Floors
  • Power Lifting Suction delivers 10X the air power* for improved pick up performance. Automatically increases cleaning performance on carpets with Power Boost *(Compared to Roomba 600 Series and AeroVac System)
  • Patented iAdapt 2.0 Navigation with vSLAM technology allows the robot to map its surroundings to clean an entire level of your home, around objects, and under furniture
  • Dual Multi Surface Rubber Brushes adjust and flex to stay in constant contact with carpets and hard floors
  • High Efficiency Filter traps 99 percent of cat and dog allergens
  • Runs for up to 120 minutes, then automatically recharges and resumes cleaning to complete the entire job
  • Connect and schedule from anywhere. Use Alexa or Google Assistant voice commands to control cleaning. Use the iRobot HOME App to schedule & monitor cleaning sessions
  • Box Content: 1 Roomba 980 Wi Fi Connected Robot Vacuum, 1 Home Base Charging Station, 1 North American Line Cord, 1 Extra High Efficiency Filter, 1 Extra Side Brush, 2 Dual Mode Virtual Wall Barrier (4 AA Batteries included), Owner's Guide, Documentation Package
  • iRobot does not certify the quality or authenticity of products purchased from non authorized resellers on Amazon, and will not cover claims, provide service or offer replacements for products purchased from these sellers
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  • Includes a BONUS robot dock and BONUS 8-foot BotBoundary strips
  • Designed for pet hair, provides powerful floor and carpet cleaning with an XL dust bin, and 3X more suction in Max Mode than the Shark ION Robot Vacuum RV75
  • Shark has combined two innovations in one cleaning system - a high-performance robot vacuum with a built-in, ultra-powerful hand vacuum
  • Smart Sensor Navigation 2.0: advanced sensitivity helps the robotic vacuum navigate around obstacles and objects to complete the cleaning job
  • Schedule or start cleaning from anywhere with the Shark ION Robot app, or voice control with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant
  • Self-cleaning brushroll combines with dual side edge and corner brushes to capture hair, dust, dander, and allergens to prevent everyday buildup
  • Includes: (1) Shark ION Robot, (4) side brushes, (1) filter, (1) lithium-ion battery, (1) Shark ION Cord-Free Handheld Vacuum, (2) All-In-One Charging Docks, (2) 8-foot BotBoundary strips, (1) Crevice tool, (1) Multi-Surface Pet Tool, (1) Soft Dusting Brush
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Warranty
1 Year Warranty
1 year warranty.
Release Date
September 2015
12 Sep 2018
Accessories Included What is included on the package?
  • Home Base Charging Station
  • Line Cord
  • 2 Dual Mode Virtual Wall Barriers (batteries included)
  • Extra Filter
  • Extra Side Brush
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Key features
  • Roomba 980 seamlessly navigates room to room to clean an entire level of your home, recharging and resuming until the job is done.

Roomba 980 is a very popular and one of the most expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling robotic vacuums and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as iRobot Roomba i7+ or Samsung Powerbot Star Wars .

Roomba 980 was released in 2015. There are a lot of newer robotic vacuums on the market. Show newer Robotic Vacuums

Roomba 980 is $650 more expensive than an average robotic vacuum ($249.99).

Shark Ion S87 is a very popular and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling robotic vacuums and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Samsung POWERbot R9250 or Roborock E35 .

Shark Ion S87 was released last year in September. There are a lot of newer robotic vacuums on the market. Show newer Robotic Vacuums

Shark Ion S87 is $100 more expensive than an average robotic vacuum ($249.99).

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