Review: Irobot Roomba 980

You know you’re older when purchasing home appliances excite you instead of popping bottles in the club.

I want all of you to meet our amazing “helper”, Manang Roomba!  She’s been with us for about 8 years now; tirelessly and seamlessly vacuuming our hard floors and rugs.

 Check out the amount of dust bunnies it has picked up from our home. The high-efficiency filter captures 99% of dust mites and allergens as small as 10 microns. Perfect for those with allergies!

Ummm ... ewww. This was the amount it collected for 3 days.

I’ve been using it everyday to keep on top of dirt, dust, dog hair, and general crummy stuff, yet it still collected THAT much I don’t even get to sweep off that much dust at all when I just use a broom. She goes over everything twice — slowly and deliberately. I tried putting our chihuahua on top of the iRobot for a free ride but she (the dog) wasn’t having it all. Sorry, Tiffany! 😂✌🏼 That would’ve made this video cooler though.


Anyway, I got the iRobot during one of my trips to the US. Used a 20% off coupon at Bed Bath & Beyond. It’s been working daily since 2016. Some of the features that I love about it is that it has an app that enables you to activate it even when you’re not home, schedule a specific time for daily vacuuming, and see the status of cleaning jobs. It also automatically returns to the home base charging station to recharge at the end of each cleaning cycle or when its battery is running low. There are newer models now, but they say this model (980), is still the best.

The shaded green part is where Roomba vacuumed. You can view this report on the iRobot app.

You can also connect the Roomba to Alexa. Check out this video …

Where to Buy

I don’t think this specific brand is available in stores locally. But here’s the US link if you want to read about the Roomba 980.

Cheaper Alternative
Not to worry, I read that the Xiaomi Smart Robot Vacuum (available on Lazada and in Mi Stores) is just as good as the Roomba 980 and you can get it for way less than the Roomba. Like A LOT less.

Here’s a comparison video …
My Roomba really does the work for me. Under my bed and furniture has never been this clean. Let me tell you …this is so much better than just sweeping. It’s just waaaay too dusty here in the Philippines. Definitely one of my best investments and makes my OC, neat freak, germaphobe heart happy.

*sigh…I love youuuu! Can’t imagine my life without you! 😘😍🙌🏼

Disclaimer: This is not an Ad. Roomba and Xiaomi did not pay me to write this review. I just love it so much and I always get questions about it. Hope this helps!
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4 thoughts on “Review: Irobot Roomba 980”

  1. I’ve wanted Roomba for years now! What’s stopping me, aside from the price, is the logistics on where I can get it locally without spending more than its original price in $. I’m glad you provided an alternative, because this just gave me a reason to get my own Manang Roomba — I mean a Manang Xiaomi :p

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