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Shark Ion Robot R77 Review

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78
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Consumers

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The Shark ION Robot R77 was praised for its outstanding battery life and intuitive app features. Testers were satisfied with its clearance of bare floors but not impressed with its handling of small debris.

They also did not like its lack of a HEPA filter, and its missing precision during cleaning.

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Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

Released in 2021, the Shark ION Robot R77 is a basic robot vacuum cleaner that can hold up to 0.4-liters of debris in its dirt compartment.

Similar to the best vacuum cleaners on the market, the R77 has excellent build quality, and it also comes with WiFi connectivity to allow for remote operation.

Once the R77 is connected to a smartphone through the SharkClean app, users can schedule cleaning times, switch between its power settings, and configure voice control through Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

Its battery provides up to 190 minutes of run time, which is pretty standard for top rated robot vacuums, and much longer than the 8-minute battery life of the Shark ION W1 WANDVAC, as you’ll see in our Shark ION W1 WANDVAC review.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Shark ION Robot R77 was hailed by reviewers for its long battery life and its impressive automation features. Experts from Rtings could carry on their cleaning tests for up to 158 minutes while on its ECO setting.

They also liked that it could operate for up to 190 minutes when switched to its Max setting and that they were able to monitor the battery level. When put to the test, the R77 delivered its best performance on bare floors, as it could pick up 95% and 100% of large and small debris.

However, reviewers noted that it struggled considerably on carpets, picking up only 21% and 16% of small debris from high and low pile rugs. Top-tier experts from Trusted Reviews were not too happy that the vacuum cleaner did not feature a Lidar navigation system.

This is common with premium robot vacuums, as you’ll see in our Wyze Robot Vacuum review, but unfortunately for the R77, reviewers noted that it wasn’t as targeted and precise during its cleaning.

ReasonS to Buy

  • WiFi compatible for remote operation
  • Great battery life
  • Suitable for hard floor cleaning
  • Intuitive companion app
  • Standard 0.4-liter dirt compartment

Reason to Avoid

  • No HEPA filter
  • Poor floor mapping
  • Challenges with small debris on carpets

Shark Ion Robot R77 Specs

Auto Docking & RechargingAuto Docking & RechargingYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.4 L
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height AdjustmentsUnknown
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path WidthUnknown
Cliff SensorCliff SensorUnknown
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeCarpet
Filter TypeFilter Type‎Disk
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicUnknown
Mop FeatureMop Feature
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight9.8 lbs
Room-by-Room navigationRoom-by-Room navigationYes
Self-EmptyingSelf-EmptyingYes
Sensor TypeSensor Type
Smart AppSmart App
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa

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Product Comparison

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Market Context

Released in 2021, the Shark ION Robot R77 is a basic robot vacuum cleaner that can hold up to 0.4-liters of debris in its dirt…

Released in 2021, the Shark ION Robot R77 is a basic robot vacuum cleaner that can hold up to 0.4-liters of debris in its dirt compartment.

Similar to the best vacuum cleaners on the market, the R77 has excellent build quality, and it also comes with WiFi connectivity to allow for remote operation.

Once the R77 is connected to a smartphone through the SharkClean app, users can schedule cleaning times, switch between its power settings, and configure voice control through Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

Its battery provides up to 190 minutes of run time, which is pretty standard for top rated robot vacuums, and much longer than the 8-minute battery life of the Shark ION W1 WANDVAC, as you’ll see in our Shark ION W1 WANDVAC review.

The Shark ION Robot R77 offers a slightly longer 190-minute battery life compared to the Shark ION Robot R76, which, as you’ll see in our…

The Shark ION Robot R77 offers a slightly longer 190-minute battery life compared to the Shark ION Robot R76, which, as you’ll see in our Shark ION Robot R76 review, can go for up to 183 minutes. The R77 also has a shorter charging time of 206 minutes compared to the R76, which will take 271 minutes to charge.

The Shark ION Robot R77 has a slightly shorter 190-minute battery life compared to the Roborock S5, which lasts up to 195 minutes. However, the…

The Shark ION Robot R77 has a slightly shorter 190-minute battery life compared to the Roborock S5, which lasts up to 195 minutes. However, the S5 takes less time to get charged, requiring only 173 minutes compared to the R77, which will take 206 minutes.

The Shark ION Robot R77 is better at cleaning up large debris than the Shark IQ Robot RV1001. The R77 clears up to 95% and…

The Shark ION Robot R77 is better at cleaning up large debris than the Shark IQ Robot RV1001. The R77 clears up to 95% and 97% of large and small debris on bare floors, while the RV1001 only clears up to 17% and 97% of the same.

The Shark ION Robot R77 has a much smaller 0.4-liter dirt compartment compared to the iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO, which has a larger 2.65-liter dirt…

The Shark ION Robot R77 has a much smaller 0.4-liter dirt compartment compared to the iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO, which has a larger 2.65-liter dirt bin. However, the R77 has better battery performance, averaging 190 minutes of runtime compared to 87 minutes.

Auto Docking & Recharging

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.4 L

0.1 gal

Carpet Height Adjustments

Unknown

n/a

Cleaning Path Width

Unknown

5.9"

Cliff Sensor

Unknown

Yes

Compatible Floor Type

Carpet

All floors

Filter Type

‎Disk

Standard

Hypoallergenic

Unknown

Unknown

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Customer Score

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True Score

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