Roomba i7+

Last updated date: September 3, 2019

DWYM Score
8.6

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Overall Take

The powerful Roomba i7+ distances itself from other models by coming with an automatic dirt disposal base that holds up to 30 bins of dirt. Although you'll pay a premium price for this technology and the base takes up a bit of space, it's worth considering if you want the latest technology in a home cleaning robot. In our analysis of 113 expert reviews, the iRobot Roomba i7+ placed 4th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.0
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
189 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This Roomba is the easiest to use of any robot vacuum.
- New York Times Wirecutter
November 9, 2018 | Full review
These new Roombas may look familiar but pack fully upgraded internals, delivering improved suction and pick-up, smarter mapping and, with the i7+, automatic dirt disposal.
- Digital Trends
September 26, 2018 | Full review
Roomba can start vacuuming your house with a brief utterance to your smart speaker, and it now even empties its dust bin into a larger, easily manageable dock that doubles as a trash can – automatically.
- Tech Radar
September 6, 2018 | Full review
The i7+ is the Cadillac of robot vacuums. It can map my entire house. It can be controlled by a voice assistant or from a smartphone app anywhere in the world. It can even empty its own bin.
- The Verge
November 20, 2018 | Full review
A robot vacuum that empties itself. Each time the Roomba i7+ docks with a full dustbin, it triggers the Clean Base to suction all the debris from the vacuum's dustbin. That perk doesn’t come cheap, but if you can afford it, you’ll find it worth every penny.
- TechHive
November 28, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The dustbin on the standalone Roomba i7 has a slightly larger capacity because it doesn’t have the trap door that works with the Clean Base. The self-emptying dock is loud. And the flashy new nav system seemed a little buggy in our testing.
- New York Times Wirecutter
November 9, 2018 | Full review
One drawback of using the i7+’s large Clean Base is that it’s more difficult to hide the vacuum away when not in use. We find flatter charging stations often fit under cabinets, allowing robot vacuums to come and go as they please. With the i7+ that’s not possible, so if you wish to tuck the Roomba away, you may need to find a spacious utility room or large closet with a power outlet.
- Digital Trends
September 26, 2018 | Full review
It is a bit pricey
- Tech Radar
September 6, 2018 | Full review
The downside to this is that the base is much larger than a standard charging base, the bags are an added cost that you need to shoulder, and the process for sucking the dirt out of the vacuum is extremely loud.
- The Verge
November 20, 2018 | Full review
The Roomba i7+ does not display its maps in progress, like many other robot vacuums do, so you’ll need to wait until they’re complete to see them in the app.
- TechHive
November 28, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer


Empties on its own - you dont have to think about vacuumingfor weeks at a time
Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal holds 30 bins of dirt, dust and hair
Power-Lifting Suction delivers 10X the air power* forimproved pick-up performance
Patented iAdapt 3.0 Navigation with vSLAM technology allows the robot to map its surroundings to clean an entire levelof your home
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
Dual Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes instantly adjust and flex to stay in constant contact with floors
High-Efficiency Filter captures 99% of mold, pollen, dust mite, dog and cat allergens
Learns your home, remembers your rooms, and adapts to determine the best way to clean with Imprint Smart Mapping
Knows your kitchen from your living room choose which rooms are cleaned and when in the iRobot HOME App
Roomba, clean my kitchen - enjoy hands-free control with Alexa and the Google Assistant*
Prop 65: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Overall Product Rankings

1. Roomba 960
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 4
2. eufy RoboVac 11 / 11s
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 10
3. Neato Robot Vacuum for Pets and Allergies
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 12
4. Roomba i7+
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 5
5. EcoVACS DEEBOT N79S Cleaner
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 7
6. Neato Botvac Connected
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 11
7. iRobot Roomba 980 (Discontinued)
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 9
8. Eufy RoboVac 30
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 5
9. iLife A4s
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 6
10. Roomba 690
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 8
11. Roomba 675
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 2
12. EcoVACS DEEBOT Ozmo
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 6
13. Samsung POWERbot R7065
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 9
14. Shark ION
Overall Score: 7.2
Expert Reviews: 8
15. Dyson 360 Eye
Overall Score: 6.7
Expert Reviews: 6

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