IRobot Roomba i7+ review

In this article, you will get an honest irobot Roomba i7+ review.

The iRobot Roomba i7+ vacuum cleans your house and empties its dustbin. This robot can clean your room when you want it to. You can also make it clean some rooms while you tell it to avoid other rooms. With the excellent navigation system, the robot can find its way around the house. This means that you don’t need to touch the robot or be involved in any of the cleaning processes for days.

Introducing the IRobot Roomba i7+ review

Robot vacuums can help you clean your house but you still have to be involved in the cleaning. You still have to empty the dustbin and do some regular maintenance. With the Roomba i7+, you only have to sit back while the robot cleans the house and empty the dustbin.

Roomba i7+ was the first fully automated robot vacuum cleaner produced by iRobot. This robot is capable of cleaning the whole house and also empty its dustbin. This is coming after the Roomba 980 and it was released September 2018.

It doesn’t look much different from its predecessors. It has a circular shape just like the other Roomba. However, it has new designs like the LED indicator that shows different colors based on its current mode of operation. It also comes with a better navigation system. More suction power to achieve better cleaning and a clean base where it empties its bin.

You can go for weeks without worrying about how your house will get clean. This robot also works effectively without been monitored. With this roomba, you can simply schedule when you want it to clean and which zones you want it to clean. It cleans the house and also empties its bin without any effort from you.

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Specifications of the  i7+

Patented 3-Stage Cleaning SystemYes
Vaccum suction 1700 pa
Automatic dockingYes
Auto resume function Yes
Multi-Surface CleaningYes
NavigationvSLAM navigation technology
SensorsYes (Dirt detect, Carpet boos, cliff sensor and Full bin indicator)
HEPA filtersYes
Remote Control SupportNo
Smart ConnectedYes
Voice PromptYes
Multi-Room navigationYes. Saves up to 10 floor plans.
Virtual Wall BarriersYes
Full Bin IndicatorYes
Dimension12.3 by 3.5 inches
Battery Life75 minutes
Charge Duration120 minutes
Warranty12 months

Full IRobot Roomba i7+ review


This review also talks about the design of the Roomba i7+. The Roomba i7 is the circular robot without its base. Together with the base, it is called the Roomba i7+. The circular robot has a dimension of 13.34 inches and a height of 3.63 inches. The top has a camera, power button, clean button, the home button and also LED indicator that shows different colors depending on its mode of operation.

It comes with two brushes designed to easily pick up dirt and pet hair without getting tangled. One of the brushes agitates the carpet to bring out the dirt while the other one, going the opposite direction, picks up the dirt. It has a side brush with 3 arms that it use to pick up dirt from corners and edges of the room. The side brush is longer than the previous series which makes it more efficient to pick up dirt from the corners of your home.

It can tell when it is on a hard floor or on the carpet thereby adjusting the brush to have constant contact with the surface it is cleaning.

Why i think this vaccum cleaner is special

The Roomba i7+ comes with an innovative design of a clean base. Its clean base is where the robot dock, charges, and also empties its dustbin. The clean base has a diameter of 15.1 inches, a width of 12.2 inches and a height of 19 inches.

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This base can also hold up to 30 times the content of the dustbin before you change the disposable bag.  The disposable bag can trap 99% of pollen, mold, and dust mites so they don’t escape back into the air.

The time it takes for the base to get filled depends on several factors. If your house is bigger and also has lots of pets or dirt, it will get filled faster than when you have a smaller house with fewer pets. 

You don’t need to keep checking if the bag is full. The Home app notifies you once it is filled up. The clean base is plugged into a wall socket and needs enough working space to allow the robot dock easily.

Setup and usage

The setup of the Roomba i7+ is fairly easy. 

It uses the VSLAM technology to capture several points in the house to accurately find its way around the house with ease. The robot will get used to the house in the first few runs. it uses its sensors to detect or feel the house and make a map out of it. The robot uses this technology to tell where it has been to or not. This vaccum usually makes a circular movement around the house and then ends the cycle by moving around the wall.

How the i7+ works:

The robot will make a complete map and floor plan of the house in the first few runs. It is designed with the Imprint Smart Mapping to map out your home and store this map for future use. With each use, the robot can determine the shortest route to take to save time in cleaning the rooms. With this technology, you can have a complete map for your home. You can also divide it into different zones. This will allow you to tell the robot which rooms to clean and which rooms to skip.

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Once the robot senses that the bin is full or it has complete cleaning, it finds its way back to the base and empty its content and then continues from where it stops. If the battery is not fully charged, it will stop in the middle of the cleaning and charge itself by the amount of time needed to complete the cleaning and resume at the exact point it left.

The robot can be controlled with a smartphone IRobot Home app. You can schedule your cleaning and monitor the progress of the robot with the app. You can also connect it to Alexa or Google Assist.  

The robot has technology for discovering where there is excess dirt and taking more time to clean it out. It will go over the same spot until the place is neat.

What’s in the box?
  • iRobot Roomba i7+ Robot Vacuum
  • 1 Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal
  • 2 Dirt Disposal Bags
  • a North American Line Cord
  • 1 Extra High-Efficiency Filter
  • and an Extra Side Brush

Conclusion on the iRobot Roomba i7+ 

The review of iRobot Roomba i7+ shows that it is a groundbreaking innovation. It is completely autonomous and again shows the potential of robots to make life comfortable. The roomba can store up to 10 different floor plans. This vacuum cleaner also comes with a high technology navigation system. The suction power is great and can deep clean carpets and hard floors.

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