Pets are part of the family but the hair they shed is shedding is frustrating. We still love you though, Coco.
Enter robot vacuums.
iRobot’s Roombas are arguably the best in the market. There’s a model for every level, from the budget to the premium. It can be hard to choose with the dizzying amount of models to pick from.
Here are the best Roombas to get if you have a problem with pet hair:
- Strong suction
- Better Edge Cleaning
- Long Battery Life
- Very expensive
The Roomba S9+ is a super-smart vacuum robot. It has features that were once a fantasy for the Roomba line. This vacuum robot has smart navigation and has ultra-powerful suction – powerful enough to pick up most of the dust and debris under the couch. The S9+ cleans like how a human would use a regular vacuum cleaner, maybe even better; vacuuming heavily soiled areas and avoiding places that have fragile and delicate objects to prevent incidents.
The S9+ is a beautiful device. It has a bronze disc in the middle that hides the removable dustbin and filter. It also has a black D-shaped body, perfect for getting into secluded areas. It comes with indicator lights and a grey handle too.
Underneath the device, you will find two extra large green rubber rollers and a small five-spoke brush located on the upper left side of the S9+. A large CLEAN button along with a HOME icon and a SPOT icon is located on the upper right corner of the device. The shape of the Roomba S9+ helps the device to go into corners and edges better than the round-shaped Roomba units. This beauty weighs 8.15 lbs and 3.6 inches tall.
Aside from its unique and sleek design, the Roomba S9+ has so much more to offer. It has a Perfect Edge Technology that helps the device go into hard-edged corners. It also uses the same 3-stage cleaning system that delivers up to 40x the suction compared to cheaper Roomba units. It also has a HEPA Filter which filters the dirt and ultra fine dust that you can’t see.
This vacuum robot uses a more advanced Dirt Detection Technology to really get into heavily-soiled areas, and iAdapt Localization Camera is used to map out your home in order to ensure complete coverage. You also do not have to worry about your device falling off the stairs because it has cliff and bump sensors that will prevent that from happening. The device also can empty its own dustbin. The battery life of this robot is pretty decent – it can run up to 60 minutes per charge.
The S9+ is also WiFi-enabled which makes it easier to control. You can link it to the iRobot Home App for more hands-free control. It also recognizes voice commands via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The smart features that it has come with a price. The Roomba S9+ is an expensive machine if you are looking for an affordable vacuum robot iRobot makes entry-level Roomba models.
- Great Design
- Smart Speaker Controls
- Great Navigation
The Roomba i7+ is an impressive vacuum robot too. It has a great cleaning performance and it has a cleaning base, therefore, it is capable of emptying its own bin. It looks very sexy with its all-black round design. In the center of the device, you would find the CLEAN button together with the home icon and spot icon and just a little below the control panel, there’s a built-in camera for navigation. This device weighs 7.8 lbs and is 3.6 inches high.
The sophisticated-looking i7+ has cliff and bump sensors too and uses advanced Dirt Detection technology and iAdapt 3.0 technology with vSLAM. The Roomba i7+ can map your entire house using the built-in camera for navigation. Unlike the cheaper Roomba models, the i7+ has intelligent navigation which means it does not randomly pinball around the room as it cleans. It follows a straight line route and cleans the house as a human would. It also has a HEPA filter that’s very great in capturing tiny particles and allergens.
This vacuum robot does not come with a remote control but it supports WiFi. It can connect to the iRobot Home App which you can download on your smartphone or tablets. The app then serves as a remote control. Aside from that, the device can also recognize voice commands via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
The cleaning performance of the i7+ is impressive. It still uses the same 3-Stage Cleaning System but with the advanced i7+ is so much better than the cheaper models. The i7+ has a lot of good stuff to offer but it is very expensive. You can get the i7+ for a cheaper price but it won’t include the cleaning base.
- Powerful Cleaning Performance
- No Camera
- Random navigation
- Does not automatically resume cleaning
The Roomba E5 is an entry-level unit from the Roomba. It is a mid-range robot perfect for small to medium-large houses. And for an entry-level device, the E5 is an impressive machine. It is a black and round device with three control buttons in on the top center: CLEAN, Dock, and Spot. It has a ring bumper, a handle, and indicator lights. When you flip the E5 you will see a pair of wheels and a bunch of sensors. It weighs 7.2 lbs and is 3.6 inches tall.
The E5 uses Dual Multi-Surface Brushes to pick up dust, dirt, and large debris; Edge-Sweeping Brush to remove the debris away from edges and corners; and vacuum suction to lift deep-seated dirt. It also has a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) Type Filter that filters allergens and small dust particles. It has a large washable dustbin too! The E5 is a lot cheaper than the S9+ and the i7+ but it has smart features too including iAdapt technology for navigation and Dirt Detection Technology. It also uses A virtual wall barrier, a technology that creates an invisible barrier the device can’t cross.
When it comes to battery life, the E5 has long battery life. It uses a lithium-ion battery that can run up to 90 minutes per charge. Although it is not a bad thing, the Roomba E5 uses a pseudo-random pattern when cleaning – the device randomly moves around the room as it cleans. It does not follow a straight line route.
The device is originally marketed for pet owners looking for a vacuum cleaner that’s good at picking pet hair. With its 3-Stage Cleaning System, it is ideal for pet hair. It is also WiFi-enabled, letting you control the device using a downloadable app called the iRobot Home App, which you can download on your smartphone or tablet. The app turns your smartphone or tablet into a remote control. The E5 also recognizes voice commands via Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
- Easy to set up
- Voice control
- Mediocre performance
The Roomba 675 is among the most popular Roomba units and it is one of the most affordable. This vacuum robot is perfect for beginners who are looking for a vacuum robot that’s perfect for pet hair without burning a hole in their pockets. The 675, like the E5, is a mid-range, entry-level, vacuum robot that is perfect for small to medium-sized homes.
This vacuum robot does not have a lot of smart features but it is WiFi-enabled which gives you more hands-free control over the device – especially that the device does not have a remote control. Like the more advanced Roomba units, it can also recognize voice commands via Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
The Roomba 675 looks like your typical vacuum robot. It is a round black device that’s 3.54 inches tall and weighs 6.8 lbs. This robot uses the same 3-Stage Cleaning System expensive Roomba units use. It has a duo brush design–the Dual Multi-Surface Brushes and the Edge-Sweeping Brush. The Dual Multi-Surface Brushes grab dust, dirt, and large debris while the Edge-Sweeping Brush sweeps the debris away from edges and corners. It also has a vacuum suction to lift dirt-seated dirt on the floor.
And for its price, the 675 is equipped with Dirt Detection Technology and iAdapt Navigation Technology that uses a full-suit of sensors including bump and cliff sensors that prevents the device from falling down the stairs or bumping into a wall. This device is also smart enough to automatically recharge itself when the battery is low. For its price, the Roomba 675 is already a great device.
The brand created several Roomba models from entry-level to high-end– the entry-level being the cheapest and the high-end being more on the premium side. The vacuum robots from the brand are very reliable and have become a crown favorite; even the cheapest among the Roomba units has an impressive cleaning performance albeit having basic features.
The Roomba’s cleaning performance is outstanding which is why they are ideal for homes with pets. If you are someone who is looking for a new vacuum robot that has excellent power and great for cleaning pet danders, the iRobot Roomba line offers powerful and impressive vacuum robots.