Comparing Roomba 980 and Shark Ion S87

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Roomba 980

Shark Ion S87

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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
 
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Color Mouse over a color for a picture
Black/Brown W/ Extras + 3 Sidebrushes
Bronze
Ice blue
Platinum
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
  • iRobot HOME App lets you clean, schedule, & customize cleaning preferences from your smartphone
  • Cleans an entire level of your home with iAdapt 2.0 Navigation with Visual Localization
  • Runs for up to 120 minutes, then automatically recharges and resumes cleaning to complete the entire job
  • AeroForce Cleaning System loosens, lifts & suctions dirt with up to 10x more air power
  • Automatically increases cleaning performance on carpets with Power Boost
  • Use Clean Map reports to view where your robot has cleaned, turn on notifications for cleaning status updates
  • AeroForce High-Efficiency Filter captures 99% of allergens, pollen, and particles as small as 10 microns
  • Tangle-free Dual Multi-Surface Brushes handle pet hair with ease
  • Ask your Amazon Alexa device or the Google Assistant to start, stop, or dock your robot
  • Full suite of intelligent sensors guide the robot under and around furniture
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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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September 2015
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Warranty
1 Year Warranty
1 year manufacturer.
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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 has many popular alternatives in the same price range, such as iRobot Roomba i7 7150 or Neato Robotics D7 .

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

Roomba 980 is $553.44 more expensive than an average robotic vacuum ($245.56).

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 Eufy RoboVac 11c or Ecovacs Deebot 711 .

Shark Ion S87 is $74.43 more expensive than an average robotic vacuum ($245.56).

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