Roomba i7 Robot vacuum Review: Pros And Cons

This robot vacuum resides at the top end of the industry and even though it doesn’t have the additional canister emptying feature that the i7+ offers, the i7 still offers plenty of innovative features and functionality. The Included Automatic Dirt Disposal Unit takes convenience to a New Level with the I7+. By Automatically emptying the bin into an enclosed, disposable bag that holds 30 robot bins, you don’t have to think about vacuuming for weeks at a time!
Empties on its own – you don’t have to think about vacuuming for 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* for improved pick-up performance. 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.

The Roomba i7 can remember up to 10 unique floor plans. You can then direct the Roomba i7 to where you want it to clean by voice commands using Alexa-enabled devices or the Google Assistant. As an added bonus, the iRobot i7 will automatically orient the vacuuming pattern to match the orientation of the room. So you come home every day to the perfect vacuumed lines on your carpet! The i7 easily moves and cleans around obstacles, under and around couches, and along walls ensuring a thorough cleaning. The molded, soft-touch bumper cushions the contact between Roomba and furniture, walls, and other objects while accurately discerning soft barriers from solid barriers, allowing Roomba to go under curtains, bed skirts, and couch skirts.

Dirt and dust can’t hide from the 3-Stage Cleaning System. Dual Multi-Surface Brushes, a specially designed Edge-Sweeping Brush, and suction attack everything from small particles to large debris on your carpets and hard floors. The High-Efficiency Filter locks in and captures 99% of cat and dog allergens, allowing allergy sufferers to breathe easy. And when compared to the old 600 Series Aerovac system, the i7 provides 10x the suction power, giving you the best suction to clean your house with!

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • 1. Improved Design: The iRobot Roomba i7+ made improvements to the rubber rollers with more refined grooves to efficiently pull in the dirt.
  • 2. Better Navigation: iRobot has also improved the smart navigation features on the Roomba i7+.
  • 3. Smart Speaker Controls: You can use your smart speaker device powered by Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to control the Roomba i7+.
Cons
  • 1. The Price: The Roomba i7+ was not priced for those of you who are on a budget.
  • 2. Loud Noises: When the dirt is pulled out of the i7+, the noise can be pretty loud.

The Roomba i7+ from iRobot does more than just about any other robot vacuum on the market, but it’s also more expensive.

Design

In terms of design, the Roomba i7+ isn’t reinventing the wheel. It’s circular in shape, measuring 13.4 inches in diameter and standing 3.7 inches tall.

Bottom

The robot features a side brush, dual rubber rollers, two treads, drop sensors, and the dustbin at the rear.

Clean Base

The $299 Clean Base is bulky but contains another vacuum that automatically empties the i7+’s dustbin.

Extra Bags

You can get extra bags for the Clean Base in a three-pack for $14.99. One bag will last 30 cleans.

Virtual Wall

The i7+ comes with one virtual wall that you can use to block areas you don’t want the vacuum to travel.

Dustbin

The i7+ has a rather small dustbin, but that’s a minor issue thanks to the Clean Base.

Camera

The camera helps make for excellent navigation abilities.

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