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iRobot Roomba 960 Wi-Fi Voice-Controlled Robotic Vacuum

Last updated: August 18, 2023


If you are looking for a Roomba that offers powerful suction and a decent price point, the 960 is hard to beat. It has earned a loyal customer following for its ability to pick up small and large pieces of dirt and debris, automatically adapting to various floor surfaces, and being easy to set up with the iRobot HOME app that allows you to control it with your smartphone.

We looked at the top Robotic Vacuums and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Robotic Vacuum you should buy.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Can pick up small and large pieces of dirt and debris, which makes cleaning a total breeze. Automatically adapts to whatever flooring you have in your house.

In our analysis of 52 expert reviews, the iRobot Roomba 960 Wi-Fi Voice-Controlled Robotic Vacuum placed 9th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Roomba 960 robot vacuum seamlessly navigates room to room to clean an entire level of your home, recharging and resuming until the job is done. Roomba 960 loosens, lifts, and suctions dirt with up to 5x more air power and requires less maintenance. Just press CLEAN or schedule Roomba on the go with the iRobot HOME App.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

The Roomba 960 did an amazing job of cleaning all three floor surfaces in my space, sucking up food crumbs, cat litter, tracked-in dirt, and tiny bits of torn paper.
It also automatically adapts to different floor surfaces for more effective cleaning.
App based control means you can control this robot anywhere with an internet connection
The Roomba 960 has the best balance of price, pleasantness, and performance of any mapping-capable robot vacuum we’ve tested. We’ve had one for a couple of years, and it’s been consistently excellent.

What reviewers didn't like

The Roomba 960 doesn’t allow you to direct it manually.
It doesn't have a remote, you must use an app to control it remotely however, you can start the bot without the app
The bad news is that it comes with same motor f0und in the 800 series. So performance suffers on bare floor. The smaller lithium ion battery means less run time – only 75 minutes.
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