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iRobot Roomba S9 Plus review

7.7Expert Score
Awesome

iRobot has set a new standard for robot vacuums. Features like mapping and suction power aren’t enough. The robot vacuum must clean smartly, look pleasing to the eye, and should be easy to control with an app. The Roomba S9+ is impressive on all these counts. It is noisy, but it does the work efficiently with minimal human interaction. 

Design
8
Performance
8
App
7.9
Battery Life
7.6
Pros
  • Automatic dumping of dirt into a bigger bin.
  • Fantastic cleaning abilities.
  • A terrific mapping system.
  • Brilliantly handles a variety of floor kinds.
  • Excellent Battery Life.
Cons
  • Pricey.
  • The auto dirt-disposal container at Clean Base is fairly enormous.
  • Not the most quiet.
  • Can occasionally become entangled.
  • Doesn’t work well on carpets.

Detailed Review of iRobot Roomba S9 Plus

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Overview of iRobot Roomba S9 plus

The Roomba S9+ eliminates a slew of issues that have plagued robot vacuums that include self-emptying, allergen capture, corner conquering, and customizable cleaning through an app on your phone. The cost of the vacuum is relatively high, but if users appreciate absolutely clean floors with minimum waste and work being done fast. Investing in the vacuum may be worthwhile.

It’s nearly 20 years since the very first Roomba robot vacuum debuted on the consumer market, and robot vacuums are now a household staple in many houses. The Roomba S9 Plus from iRobot is one of the best robot vacuums that have been evaluated so far.

Most impressively, the robot vacuum is capable of emptying itself. This means that instead of shaking out a dust box every few days, it will sweep the contents into a bag attached to the charging station. A filter that collects 99 percent of mold, pollen, and dust mite allergens is also available to help people with acute to chronic allergies.

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Design

  • Bin that empties itself
  • Rubber brushes that are 30% wider
  • Top mounted convenient control buttons

The iRobot Roomba S9 Plus looks similar to earlier Roomba versions. A rose-gold cover concealing the bin is one of the more visible modifications, along with several additional enhancements. The Roomba S9 plus features broader Dual Rubber Brushes in comparison to the Roomba 600 series and a brush with five slanted arms for deep cleaning in corners and along walls. There are only three buttons on top. One to start and stop the cleaning process, one for cleaning a spot, and the final one to send it home. The three buttons are all handy if users don’t have their devices nearby. 

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The iRobot Roomba S9 Plus is similar in looks to the earlier Roomba versions. A rose-gold cover concealing the bin is one of the more visible modifications, along with several additional enhancements. The Roomba S9 plus features broader Dual Rubber Brushes in comparison to the Roomba 600 series and a brush with five slanted arms for deep cleaning in corners and along walls. There are only three buttons on top. One to start and stop the cleaning process, one for cleaning a spot, and the final one to send it home. The three buttons are all handy if users don’t have their devices nearby. 

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Performance

  • Ideal dust pick on most surfaces
  • A power boost that improves suction on carpet
  • When emptying, it is noisy

The Roomba S9 Plus is an ab-initio-level robot vacuum that reaches the borders of rooms to collect dust and manoeuvres nicely around furniture. It’s fairly noisy compared to other robot vacuums, reaching 61db and 64db on the carpet and hard floors respectively while in Detailed Clean mode. This is akin to the sound of people involving themselves in office talk. Cleaning up after vacuuming is simple, albeit the dust bag needs to be replaced after around 30 times. This is usually a monthly or bi-monthly process. The filter requires additional upkeep, with a weekly shake, if users have pets then it is advisable to do it twice a week.

4

App

  • Connected through Wi-Fi
  • Compatible with Alexa and Ok Google
  • A special feature to find your Roomba

The Roomba is easy to connect to Wi-Fi through an app, albeit the fact it had to be relocated to a different location a few times before it started working. It takes a while to figure out how to modify the suction level on the app. The option for which is hidden under layers of settings instead of the initial launch page. Voice connectivity is also available for Alexa and Google Assistant but the option is not immediately apparent. Again it is concealed under the Smart Home section. An important feature that was appreciated by everyone is the ability to “find your Roomba” by touching the app, following which the vacuum makes a sound to identify it. This is very useful when the robot vacuum gets stuck beneath a bed.

5

Battery Life

  • The indicator level does not display the power as a percentage
  • The battery takes three hours to recharge completely from 0 – 100.
  • The robot “recharges intelligently” for the length of time required to clean. 

iRobot does not claim the duration the vacuum takes to recharge fully. After thorough testing, it takes three hours to reach full capacity. The robot has been designed to return to its charging point when the battery is running low. Then it resumes work once it is capable of finishing the work. 

If you’re after a robot vacuum cleaner that will get the job done well, the S9+ should definitely be on your consideration list 

Specifications

Dimensions12.3 by 12.3 by 3.5 inches
Battery Life (Tested)60 minutes
Mop/Vacuum HybridNo
SchedulingYes
Virtual WallsYes
Remote ControlNo
Phone ControlYes
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