Roomba 960 Review – High Tech Features, Budget Price

Roomba 960 Review – Everything you need to know about iRobot’s latest model

I’m seriously impressed by the effort that iRobot is making to release new consumer products at better prices this year. Earlier this year, we got the Roomba 860, which features the newest cleaning system at a very low price. The trend continues with the Roomba 960. With the 960 we get entire level cleaning and a smartphone app!

For a long time, I’ve been wishing that iRobot would release a Roomba with asmart home connected app, like the Roomba 980, but at a lower price. Have my dreams come true? Read on to my review to find out.

Looking at the comparison chart below, It’s easy to see that the Roomba 960 can hang with the 980, and easily outperforms the earlier Roomba 860 and Roomba 880. I didn’t include the Roomba 650 in the chart because the 800-900 series is in an entirely different class of machines.Roomba 960 Review

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Which Roomba to buy?

You may be asking yourself “Which Roomba To buy?”

Which Roomba to Buy

With all of the choices on the market, that’s a perfectly valid question. There are many different models and classes of Roomba, all sporting different features at different price points. And there are better Roombas for pet hair, ones that work better with multiple rooms, and there are some outdated ones that I recommend that you don’t buy.

So, given this sea of information and with so many choices, what’s the best Roomba for you? How will you get the best bang for your buck, and how will you find best price on a Roomba? Read on to find out…

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Help! My Roomba keeps getting stuck

What to do if your Roomba keeps getting stuck

Roomba is designed to zoom around and under things and while this works perfectly for the vast majority of people, sometimes your Roomba gets stuck no matter what you try to do to fix the problem. If you want to get your Roomba out of the La Brea Tarpits, read on…

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Will a Roomba work with my Black carpet?

“I have black carpet, will a Roomba work for me?”

Roomba black carpetI hear this question a lot. Roombas are well known to have issues on black carpet (issues, meaning, going completely berzerk!). Is black carpet and a Roomba really a big problem? Will a Roomba still work in your house if you have black carpet? Read on to find out….

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Roomba 870 vs. 880: Which should I buy?

Roomba 870 vs. 880: What’s the best for your money?

So, you’re looking to buy the very best Roomba that you can afford but you want to get the most for your money? You’re not alone! There are a TON of Roomba models on the market right now, and it can be very confusing to choose the one that has all of the features that you need at the very best price point. You’re going to want to choose the best Roomba for your needs at the very best price Roomba 870 vs 880 - 880 Modelpoint. If you’re having trouble deciding whether you should be a Roomba 870 or Roomba 880, you’ve come to the right place. In this concise, to the point, fun to read guide, I’m going to show you what the key features are of each, what both Roombas are very good at, and and in the end help you decide whether you should buy the Roomba 870 or the 880.
Intrigued? I thought so! Let’s move on…

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Help! My Roomba got wet!

Help! My Roomba got wet!

So, you’re probably not going to tell me HOW your Roomba got wet, but It’s a well known fact that iRobot, the company that owns the Roomba brand name does NOT want moisture anywhere near a Roomba. If the Roomba gets a little wet it’s probably not a huge issue, but is there anything you can do if it gets really wet? This is my second in my “Help!” series of blog posts about common robotic vacuum problems and what the best solutions are.Roomba gets wet

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What’s the best Roomba for pet hair?

When pet hair attacks! Which is the best Roomba for pet hair?

which is the best roomba for pet hair?

Pet hair can be one of the hardest things to get out of your carpet, especially for a smaller vacuum like the iRobot Roomba. Choosing the best roomba for pet hair can be a daunting task but it’s worth it. Our pets are some of the most beloved members of our family but sometimes it can be a huge chore to clean up after a shedding dog or cat. Having pet dander around your house can be a huge trigger for your allergies. If only there was a way to clean up after your pet hair with minimal fuss.

I’m here to help you choose the best Roomba for your pet. Take my advice here, and your floors will be cleaner and your air will be cleaner, all without a ton of extra work. What can be better than a happy pet in a happy home?

I’m comparing all of the “Official best Roomba for Pet Hair” models, plus the Roomba 980. The Roomba 980 is the “top of the line” and it handles pet hair extremely well. Read through all of the mini-reviews, or just scroll down to the end to see which Roomba that I think is the best Roomba for pet hair.

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Help! My Roomba goes in circles!

What to do if your Roomba just goes in circles.

Roomba goes in circles

No, your Roomba doesn’t have a mind of it’s own, nor is it tipsy from having too much to drink. When your roomba goes in circles you might think it’s broken, or think it’s going crazy! Ok, so it might not be going crazy but it could be broken… If you want to find out more, read on…

I’m a pretty regular reader and contributor over at the robot reviews forums and this problem comes up very often. It’s not happened to me yet but it’s happened to so many people, and I’ve read so much about it that I feel that a blog post is warranted.

Usually this happens to older Roomba models, mostly the 500 series. The 500 series is really old, and if this is what you have, you should think about buying a new Roomba. The 600 series is pretty economical, and doesn’t have this issue as often as the 500 series Roomba. The Amazon link below has the best price you can find anywhere on a new Roomba, so if you’re interested in a great deal, definitely click that button!

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Bobsweep Vs. Roomba – Can the bObi compare?

Bobsweep vs. Roomba – Can the Bobsweep bObi compare to the iRobot Roomba 980?

“I have a bObsweep that keeps my living room and kitchen clean when I’m working”. Mention this while at work or out with your friends and you’re going to get some very strange looks. “What? What’s a bobsweep? Like a magic broom or something?”. Say “I love that my Roomba keeps my house clean while I’m not around”, and you’ll get some questions about it, some people who have a Roomba will agree with you, and others will ask you where you bought it and how much it costs.

Can a relatively unknown company leave it’s mark in the robotic vacuum industry, or even topple Roomba, the champion? Is bObsweep a viable Roomba alternative?

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Roomba And Stairs

Roomba And Stairs

Roomba and stairs

There are many things a Roomba can do, and many things it can’t do. Cleaning stairs is one of the things it can’t do. So Roombaand stairs definitely do NOT go well together.

There are some reports of Roomba’s not handling stairs well, like the Roomba crashing DOWN the stairs. I’ve only heard of this on older models. If you go to Amazon to read some reviews using this link, and peruse most of the reviews you’ll see that at least one reviewer complained about the Roomba and stairs problem. This person’s unit crashed down the stairs and had to be replaced. I scanned reviews for the newer models like the Roomba 770 and Roomba 980 to see if there were similar issues with the Roomba and stairs but couldn’t find any issues at all on these updated models. If you’re thinking about buying a robotic vacuum then you’re very unlikely to have that issue if you stick to a newer model.

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