iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum Reviews — Is the Roomba 980 Discontinued?

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When it first came out, the iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum was among the most advanced robotic vacuum cleaners. The iRobot Roomba 980 has since been discontinued as of September 2018.

Newer model Wi-Fi Connected Smart Robot vacuums from iRobot include the Roomba s9+, Roomba® i7+ and the Roomba® i7. The older Roomba® 960 is still among iRobot’s highly rated models.

The Roomba 980 boosted a better lithium ion battery for longer run time (up to 120 minutes), additional sensors and power to clean carpet and rug better. However it was very pricey and costed nearly a thousand bucks new. Yes, there are new advanced Roomba’s today that cost that much, but they have more features to go with that investment.

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This older model Roomba is still available at some places who got their hands on excess stock, often at a lower price because there are newer models. If you are considering purchasing one of those, or already own the 980 Roomba and are considering a switch, you’ll need some information to help you decide.

Technologies used in Roomba 980 and their benefits

Roomba® 900 series robot vacuum cleaner features

Let’s check for the technologies and benefits using in this Roomba 980 unit.

  • Control the roomba 980 with irobot App on smartphone
  • Better navigation (2nd version navigation sensors with visual localization)
  • Long run time (120 minutes)
  • Automatically recharge, resume cleaning
  • 10X air power compared to Roomba 600s series
  • power boosting ability when working on carpet
  • friendly to people with allergen because it can capture 99% of dust at size down to 10 microns
  • Friendly to home with pets thanks to Tangle-free Dual Multi-Surface Brushes that can handle pet hair
  • Cliff detect ability to prevent falling when working on floors
  • Edge sweepers included for cleaning corners
  • 2 Dual Mode Virtual Wall Barrier (Batteries Included),
  • High Efficiency Filter, 2 Extra Side Brushes, Dock Station and Manuals


  • Dimensions: 21 x 17 x 5.5 inches
  • Weight: 13.3 pounds

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