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iRobot Roomba I7+ Review

True Score

82
83
17

Experts

84
1,175

Consumers

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Top experts were impressed by the iRobot Roomba i7+ recommending for most usage scenarios. They were pleased with its excellent dirt and pet hair pickup rates on hard floors and carpets, and they hailed its smart navigation system.

Analysts also praised its HEPA filtration system and self-emptying dock. However, they criticized its high-maintenace non-resuable bagged design.

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Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The iRobot Roomba i7+ is a high-end robot vacuum, released in 2018, promising smart self-emptying features and advanced navigation on hard floors and carpets.

Unlike most of the top-rated vacuum cleaners, the i7+ has a self-emptying dust cup, that reduces the effort involved in managing the device. It provides good cleaning results on all floor surfaces.

With an anti-allergenic HEPA filter, the vacuum filters out up to 99.97% of small particles. Browse up to the end of the iRobot Roomba i7+ review and see how it measures up against the top robot vacuums on the market.

Consensus

our Verdict

Professional reviewers were impressed by the iRobot Roomba i7+, recommending it for bare floors and carpets based on their experiments. Critics from New York Times were pleased with its self-emptying system.

It has a HEPA filter that proved effective in sealing allergens during testing. This robot has a 2.65L dirt bag that pleased reviewers, and tests revealed a good battery life of about 74 minutes. However, it removed just 57% of the large particles on bare floors and 80% on low pile carpets.

Its pet hair removal rate of 88% on bare floors and 99% impressed researchers, and they recommende it for pet owners. Analysts at Tech Radar observed that the iAdapt 3.0 visual navigation system provides systemic navigation.

Consider the iRobot Roomba i4 review if you prefer a physical dual-mode virtual barrier device. Testing revealed a good 65.1 dBA noise rating and it iRobot says it produces up to up to 1.7kPa of suction. However the dirt bag collection system requires regular expensive bag replacement.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent pet hair pick-up rate
  • Self emptying dock
  • Smart iAdapt 3.0 navigation system
  • Large 2.65L dirt bag capacity
  • HEPA filter

Reason to Avoid

  • High-maintenance dirt-bags
  • Large debris occasionally gets stuck

iRobot Roomba I7+ Review Specs

Auto Docking & RechargingAuto Docking & RechargingYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity2.5 L
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height AdjustmentsAutomatic
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path WidthUnknown
Cliff SensorCliff SensorUnknown
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeAll floors
Filter TypeFilter TypeHEPA
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicUnknown
Mop FeatureMop Feature
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight7.5 lbs
Room-by-Room navigationRoom-by-Room navigationUnknown
Self-EmptyingSelf-EmptyingYes
Sensor TypeSensor Type
Smart AppSmart App
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa

All Specs

Test Results

Bare Floor Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)96
Carpet Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)96
Pet Hair Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)90.5
Noise level (dB)65.1
Battery Life (Minutes)70

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iRobot Roomba I7+ Review

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Market Context

The iRobot Roomba i7+ is a high-end robot vacuum, released in 2018, promising smart self-emptying features and advanced navigation on hard floors and carpets. Unlike most…

The iRobot Roomba i7+ is a high-end robot vacuum, released in 2018, promising smart self-emptying features and advanced navigation on hard floors and carpets.

Unlike most of the top-rated vacuum cleaners, the i7+ has a self-emptying dust cup, that reduces the effort involved in managing the device. It provides good cleaning results on all floor surfaces.

With an anti-allergenic HEPA filter, the vacuum filters out up to 99.97% of small particles. Browse up to the end of the iRobot Roomba i7+ review and see how it measures up against the top robot vacuums on the market.

The Roborock S7 has a superior 88-minute battery life, which is better than the 74-minute runtime of the iRobot Roomba i7+. Additionally, the S7 robot…

The Roborock S7 has a superior 88-minute battery life, which is better than the 74-minute runtime of the iRobot Roomba i7+. Additionally, the S7 robot vacuum has a mopping module for clearing up wet stains. This feature is not available on the iRobot Roomba i7+ robot vacuum.

The iRobot Roomba j7+ has a better 102-minute battery life than the iRobot Roomba i7+, which runs for about 74 minutes on a single charge….

The iRobot Roomba j7+ has a better 102-minute battery life than the iRobot Roomba i7+, which runs for about 74 minutes on a single charge. The i7+ performs better on low-pile carpeting, picking up 80% of the debris, compared to the 69% pick-up rate of the iRobot Roomba j7+ robot vacuum.

Both the iRobot Roomba i7+ and the Shark IQ XL RV1001AE robot have a self-emptying system. The Shark device also boasts a self-cleaning brush roll,…

Both the iRobot Roomba i7+ and the Shark IQ XL RV1001AE robot have a self-emptying system. The Shark device also boasts a self-cleaning brush roll, which is not the case with the iRobot.

Auto Docking & Recharging

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

2.5 L

0.25 L, 0.35 L

Carpet Height Adjustments

Automatic

Automatic

Cleaning Path Width

Unknown

Unknown

Cliff Sensor

Unknown

Yes

Compatible Floor Type

All floors

Bare Floor, Carpet

Filter Type

HEPA

HEPA

Hypoallergenic

Unknown

Yes

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Expert Score

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Techgear Lab
    95.29

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    Earning one of the highest scores we have seen so far, the Roomba i7+ does… Read More

    By:

    David Wise
  • PC Mag
    70.9

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    With the ability to empty its own dustbin, iRobot’s Roomba i7+ is the first robot… Read More

    By:

    Victoria Song
  • Tom’s Guide
    92.31

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The iRobot Roomba i7+ is great at learning your home’s layout and is ideal for… Read More

    By:

    Meghan Mcdonough
  • Trusted Reviews
    96.27

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    A decent mid-range cleaner, the iRobot Roomba i7+ doesn’t quite have the power of its… Read More

    By:

    David Ludlow
  • Modern Castle
    97.33

    Category Trust Rating

    98
    The iRobot Roomba i7+ is one of the most advanced robot vacuums we have seen… Read More

    By:

    Derek Hales
  • Techradar
    73.11

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The iRobot i7+ is one of the brand’s popular models. Between the smart mapping technology… Read More

    By:

    Joe Osborne

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