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IRobot Roomba 780 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Vacuum Cleaner

$464.97
33W Robot Vacuum Dry 3.8kg Dec 2012
Maximum Input Power Type Cleaning Type Weight Release Date
One industry award
Good looking
Poor brush
121 Reviews + 1 Award
Trusted Reviews Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at websites Trusted Reviews endorse this iRobot vacuum cleaner and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This low maximum input power vacuum cleaner has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100 based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, T3.com and Les Numeriques.com.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 99 user reviews the average user rating of this iRobot vacuum is 90 out of 100. 75 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this vacuum cleaner the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

IRobot Vacuums Have Good Reviews

We checked 236 expert and user reviews (including 34 verified purchases) for iRobot vacuum cleaners and found that on average iRobot has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that iRobot has good reviews specifically within its low maximum input power vacuum cleaners range.

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Easy to Empty

Seven owners concluded that the product was easy to empty. Not_dave wrote “Emptying is easy and really not very messy”. G Wilkinson wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner three years ago “It is easy to empty and finds it's dock when it has finished” and rated it 8 stars. Also three years ago Justin gave the product a score of 6 stars and he mentioned in his iRobot Roomba 780 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner review on Amazon.co.uk “On it`s first clean, I had to empty the "bin" 7 times!”.

Portable

Two people considered that this vacuum cleaner was easy to move around.

Good Suction

One owner considered that this vacuum cleaner had good suction.

Good Filter

Three customers concluded that this vacuum cleaner had a good filter. Ithink wrote five years ago “Perhaps one should simply change it after a couple of times? It could be better if the filter is washable” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Ithink also said “Of course cleaning the robot itself afterwards could also be improved a bit, for one thing it's very hard to clean the filter if not impossible at all” in their review.

Good At Cleaning Pet Hair

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good at cleaning cat hair. Gladlegs gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon.co.uk five years ago “It WAS covered in cat hair”.

Poor Brush

Two owners reckoned that the product did not have a good brush. Three years ago Lynne wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Today the side brush isn't working” in her iRobot Roomba 780 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner review. Lynne also said “It looks like the post on which the side brush is located is no longer turning” in her review.


Design

Good Looking

Ten owners wrote in their reviews that the product was neat. Nick G said on Amazon.co.uk five years ago “5 stars because it never claims to pick up the kids toys and tidy up - it's supposed to clean the floor” in his review of the iRobot Roomba 780 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner. Xrissy wrote on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “We're pretty neat and tidy so I've never had issue with wires or furniture” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Stasy said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Roomba really saves you those minutes you need sometimes and the house is looks tidy without much effort”.

Seven owners concluded that the product was good looking. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Still pretty good”. Technobuffalo.com said “The thought of futuristic home care is pretty exciting”. Zzorchering gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 7 stars and said “It is also pretty fascinating / fun to see it trundling around the room (it has what appears to be a random path”.

Four owners who reviewed it considered that it was well designed. Prof E H Billett wrote on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “The design is superb and very user friendly” and scored it 8 stars. One customer concluded that it was rough. Anne mentioned in her review of this vacuum cleaner “It actually is also quite rough and in my opinion scratches furniture” and scored it 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Five owners concluded that this vacuum cleaner was good quality. Mr. A. J. Bond said on Amazon.co.uk five years ago “It is so well made that it was relatively easy to take it apart” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Also five years ago Tunc said on Amazon.co.uk “Well designed product” in their iRobot Roomba 780 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner review. Xrissy wrote on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “It is well designed, excellent service” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

HEPA Filter, Remote Control

Eleven people who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to use. Trusted Reviews wrote “Worked simply and was easy to use” however they gave it a score of 1 stars. Trusted Reviews also wrote “HEPA filter, remote control” in their review. Amazon.co.uk mentioned four years ago “Easy set -up The configuration utility was simple and easy to use” however they rated it 20 out of 100.

Two owners who bought it said that it was easy to setup. Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Easy to set up” .

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Robust

Five people thought the product was well made. Theregister.co.uk mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Boasts a larger collecting bin, built in scheduling”. Natalya the Spy wrote “So, when iRobot came out with a model that supposedly worked well on solid surfaces AND was geared toward pet hair, I was a bit skeptical” in her review of the iRobot Roomba 780 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner. Natalya the Spy also mentioned “In order to get him to clean solid surfaces, I would have to tape two 3 lb hand weights to the top” in her review.

Four owners said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Quadrillion gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 7 stars and mentioned in their review of the iRobot Roomba 780 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner on Amazon.co.uk “It still very much remains to be seen just how robust the machine is after daily usage over a reasonable period of time.”. Plumdelice said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon.co.uk “Are sturdy and well designed; compared to paying a cleaner to come into my home on a regular basis” and gave this vacuum cleaner a score of 7 stars.

Two customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Five years ago Trusted Reviews wrote “Doesn't damage objects it passes over” in their review of this vacuum cleaner however despite that they rated the product 1 stars. Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “In a laptopnotebook it barely sticks out so it is the perfect size to NOT get broke off or catch on other peripheral wires”.

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Doesn't Damage Objects it Passes Over

Two customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Five years ago Trusted Reviews wrote “Doesn't damage objects it passes over” in their review of this vacuum cleaner however despite that they rated the product 1 stars. Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this vacuum cleaner “In a laptopnotebook it barely sticks out so it is the perfect size to NOT get broke off or catch on other peripheral wires”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed it thought it had good features. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert review site Expert Reviews “It has a number of features to keep your rooms clean with the minimum of fuss”.


Power

Improved Battery Life, Bumper is Softer On Walls, Touchpanel On 780 Model is a Neat Feature Even If it Tags More On to the Price

Five owners who reviewed the iRobot Roomba 780 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner agreed that it had a good battery life. Amazon.co.uk said “Power saving mode, may help with battery life on a mobile product” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Five years ago Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews “This comes through the Roomba 780's combination of improved navigation, increased suction and vastly better battery life” and gave the product a score of 9 stars. Six years ago expert website Theregister.co.uk wrote “Does a pretty good job; the addition of HEPA filters is welcome, as are iRobot’s claims to have improved battery longevity by 50 per cent.” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

Good Environmental Credentials

One customer who bought the product concluded that it was good in terms of power usage.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner had good technical guidance. Orchidhouse Bengals said on Amazon.co.uk “This version comes with some little lighthouse things, which are to guide the roomba around” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Lynne wrote in her review of this vacuum cleaner “I followed the instructions to check if it was tangled” and gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 4 stars. Scotslad mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “I waited in today eagerly awaiting delivery of this little gem, as soon as it arrived I set it up (an easy process using the 'Quick Start Guide” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.


Weight & Dimensions

Light

At only 3.8 kilograms, the Roomba 780 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner is fairly light compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of a comparable age and spec to this vacuum. The weights of similar spec vacuums that were released more than two years ago range from 5g to 14kg, and the average weight is 5.4kg.

Vacuum cleaners with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the iRobot Roomba 660 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner (3.6kg) which also has a higher rating.

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Thick

Two people who purchased it wrote that it was lightweight. Telegraph.co.uk mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Who doesn't wish the hoovering did itself? For all the improvements of Dyson and other ‘bagless' vacuums, or even the lightweight, rechargeable AirRam, nobody seriously enjoys housework” and rated the product 7 stars. Four years ago Anne rated it 6 stars and she said on Amazon.co.uk “The docking station is completely plastic and lightweight, so the machine, which is far heavier, tries to dock” in her review of the iRobot Roomba 780 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner.

Two owners reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Not_dave mentioned “This product does come with a hefty price tag.”. Yani gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “I have a big heavy bed that I cannot move”.

One owner mentioned that it was thick. Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Doesn't like my thick rock walls at all” but even so they only gave it a score of 1 stars. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was compact.

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Audio

Quieter Than Rivals

Six people said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was quiet. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Quieter than rivals”. Amazon.co.uk said four years ago “Not quiet the 150mbls” in their iRobot Roomba 780 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner review yet they gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100. Natalya the Spy wrote “It circled the room for about 12 minutes, surprisingly quiet despite the constant variation in the tile”.

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. The Daily Skinflint mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Noisy, slow, sometimes needs new parts”. Xrissy said on Amazon.co.uk “Fairly noisy, less noisy than a normal Hoover.”. Alanisgreat gave the product a score of 7 stars and mentioned two years ago “Tyres a bit noisy on wooden floors” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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Smart TV

Does Not Have Email Functionality

One owner who reviewed the iRobot Roomba 780 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner said that it did not have email functionality. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Well this adapter worked great for surfing the web, email etc.”.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when iRobot released the Roomba 780 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner.

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