Our modern lifestyle needs a good balance between office works and home chores. Only those who know the typical and necessary plans can excel in leading a great life! But it is very unfortunate that most of us suffer a lot in handling such situations! In this article, we are going to showcase you an easy and effective alternative to take up the life challenges. The all new robotic vacuum cleaners are the best solutions to manage the cleanup tasks when you are either at rest or away from home. The Roomba 890 vacuum cleaner is a kind product as which comes with great features at a reasonable price. Let us take a closer look at the Roomba 890 review now.
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Cleaning with Smart Way
Roombas are equipped with a full suite of sensors, so the robot could navigate all around your home and make the corners cleaning. Higher models of Roomba’s Dirt Detect technology already upgrade to 2.0. When the robot is cleaning, it could sensors if there is dirt on the floor. When it detects dirt concentrated area, it will clean there more. There are stairs in your house? Don’t worry, the Roomba’s Cliff-detect sensors will prevent the robot away from falling.
Powerful Cleaning Performance
Roomba 800 series upgrade the patented cleaning system to AeroForce 3-Stage Cleaning System. And the motor uses GEN 2. These new features make Roomba 800 series’ cleaning performance improved 50% more compared to 600 & 700 series. The innovative counter-rotating debris extractors are brushless design, no need to clean the brushes anymore. It first breaks down debris and then lifts dirt to the air suction tunnel. Plus, with the AeroForce High-Efficiency Filter which could capture 99% of allergens, and debris.
Make cleaning Simple
Roomba 890 is WiFi connectivity, and you could connect to you Roomba anywhere through the iRobot Home App on your smartphone, and schedule it to clean. And you could also control it via Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant device. Also, you could monitor how is it cleaning.
See below for more features detail.
Sleek and Circular Design: The sleek design with an aesthetic circular shape is captivating at once we see it. The perfect sensors and cameras work in correlation to spot the debris and it can even rotate around the legs of chairs for a better cleaning.
AeroForce 3-Stage Cleaning System: With this iRobot’s own cleaning system and intelligent sensors, make Roomba clean the debris efficiently.
Tangle-Free and brushless Brushes: The brushes are made with high-performance fibers and they never get tangled even after picked up hair. Also, the edge-sweeping technology adopted in its brushes helps in cleaning the legs of chairs and tables, the edge of walls perfectly.
iRobot Home App support for Smart Phones (Android and iPhone): you could schedule the cleaning time from anywhere and anytime. so even when you are at the office, your home gets cleaned before you arrive! The device is also compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, so you can use your existing apps. With the help of this feature, you can even monitor the status of the cleaning jobs.
Schedule your cleaning: Support schedule cleaning seven times a week and it means every day your home remains clean.
5x more power air suction power: Compared to Roomba 600 and 700 series’ AeroVac, Roomba 800 series models are equipped with GEN 2 power, so it has 5x more suction power. Makes it clean more efficiently.
Intelligent Navigation: Roomba 890 takes at least 60 decisions per second and hence it navigates intelligently throughout the place.
Dirt Detect Technology: The highly concentrated areas of dust are identified with a patented dirt detection technology and the sensors work in correlation to clean those areas thoroughly.
No Tumbling over Most electronic cleaning equipment fall down the stairs or it tumbles over while cleaning uneven surfaces. But the Roombas has Cliff detect sensors to prevent such issues.
Auto-Adjust Cleaning Heads: The robot automatically adjusts the cleaning heads to maintain close contact between the brushes and the floor. The multi-surface brushes engage floors of different types leaving the place cleaner.
Bin-Full Alert: When the dust-bin is full, the vacuum cleaner sends a “Full Bin Indicator Alert” and you can also see it in the iRobot Home App. So, you need not check the bin status every now and then!
Automatic Charging and Always Ready: The robot automatically returns to the charging station when the battery is low or completely drained. So, every time after cleaning, it gets its charge and remains ready for the next clean up.
Usability: The Roomba 890 vacuum cleaner is extremely simpler to use as you just need to charge before starting it. You can even begin cleaning with a Wi-Fi enables device and the setup process is really easier than you think! The fewer accessories leave the user tension-free.
|Cleans||All Floor types|
|Sensors||Optical and Acoustic|
Maintenance: It requires almost zero maintenance except for emptying the dustbin and cleaning the brushes. Such cleanings are associated with every cleaning equipment that you use ranging from scrubbers to dusters. But the Roomba as a manufacturer recommends the users to change the accessories with suggested intervals.
|Accessory||Suggested Replacement Every|
|Spinning Brush||6 Months|
|Debris Extractor||12 Months|
|Front Wheel||12 Months|
|Battery||18 to 36 Months|
|Dust Bin||As Needed|
|Charging Station||As Needed|
Noise Levels: We all know a city traffic accounts for 70 decibels of sound and the Roomba 890 is slightly lesser to it with 68 decibels. It’s a tolerable limit as long as you don’t have any specific medical issues.
What’s in the Box
The Roomba vacuum cleaner comes with the main cleaning robot, a charging station, charging cord, filter, a virtual wall, and an operation manual.
iRobot Roomba 890: We have been discussing the robot and its performance is matchless.
Home Base® Charging Station: Once it finishes cleaning, it automatically returns to the charging station to get it energy back. It is very compact in size and looks great too!
Line Cord: It obviously needs a charging cord to be plugged-in to the electrical socket and it comes handy.
1 Dual Mode Virtual Wall® Barrier (2AA Batteries included): You can always set the cleaning boundaries with the help of the virtual wall that determines what to clean and what not to! It also guards your costlier objects not to be touched by the vacuum cleaner.
1 Extra Filter: The high-performance filter that comes with the Roomba 890 lasts for a couple of months and once it’s worn out, you need to buy again.
Owner’s Guide and Documentation Package: As with every electronic machine, it comes with a user manual with all the necessary operation instructions. The manual is exhaustive and it covers every aspect of the machine.
- Manufacturer: iRobot
- Battery: 1800 mAh
- Return Policy: Varies by the retailer. Usually 30 days
- Warranty: 1-Year and limited in few scenarios.
- Dimensions: 13.9 in * 13.9 in * 3.6 in
- Weight: 8.4 pounds
- Cleans: All floor type
- Rotation: 360 Degrees
- Dustbin Capacity: 0.3 L
- Sensors used: Optical and acoustic
- Wi-Fi connectivity
The circular vacuum cleaning robot is visually appealing with black and copper color combinations. The circular feature make it measures to same length and width. It is also just 3.6 inches in height leaving the machine to enter even under couches of lower heights. It’s tough to clean under the furniture and often we need the help of our little ones to crawl under for cleaning the place, but this Roomba does the job easier and on its own.
It has an easy to lift handle on its top and it lets the user carry anywhere.
When it comes to cleaning, the 890 cleaner senses the dust particles with the use of optical and acoustic sensors. Also, with its 360 degrees rotation capability and the ability to clean floors of all types, it keeps the place dust-free. All you need to do is switch it on and just be relaxed on your couch! If at all you need to interrupt the Roomba 890, you can do it with the Wi-Fi controls! That’s really amazing as each of us loves to work from our bed as for how we operate our television with a remote control. Also, this tiny machine never leaves your place a mess as it has no cords or oversized dust bags. So just empty the filtered debris and you are free from changing the dustbins once it’s full!
- Spinning brush: It’s the outermost circle of the vacuum cleaner and it actually does more than 50% of the work. It requires a proper care with no tangles and dust accumulation for a better cleaning. Roomba recommends us the users to replace the spinning brush once in every 6 months.
- Dust Bin: It is the place where the collected debris is stored and it requires a manual cleaning once it’s full. we get signals after it is full and our job is just to empty the bin.
- Front Wheel: The Front wheels pulls the vacuum cleaner forward or backward to clean the respective spots.
- Debris Extractor: These are actually rolling brushes to clean the surface more effectively. We can easily lift the cover up to reach these brushes for its cleaning. All you need to do is just remove the tangles or any hairs attached to it. A single debris extractor can last for up to 12 months.
- Home Base Charging station: The Roomba 890 vacuum cleaner comes with a battery of 1800 mph and it lasts up to 60 minutes. This home base is compact and saves a lot of space in your home. It also keeps the vacuum cleaner ready to use by charging it automatically.
- Replenishment Kit: This kit includes AeroForce High-efficiency filters, one set of replacement AeroForce extractors, and two side brushes. We can also buy them separately. The high-quality filter does not let the collected dust to contaminate the air. These filters stop all the minute dust particles within, so that even when you clean the dustbin it can never spoil your breath. After every 1 to 3 times of usage, these filters require a cleaning but you can use the same filter for a couple of months without replacements.
- Bumper Ring: It actually safeguards the vacuum cleaner from bumps and pressure as it cleans the surface. This outer ring also makes Roomba 890 easier to carry by forming an outer case-like structure.
- Front Caster Wheel: It makes the machine move effectively and it remains the same from series 500 to 900 of Roomba.
- iRobot XLife Extended Life Battery: It extends the life of the machine by almost double the time. So, it’s worth buying!
- Roomba 1800 Lithium Ion Battery: It perfectly fits the Roomba 890 machine and its life is also quite good.
- Dual Mode Virtual Wall Barrier: It acts as a barrier and instructs Roomba 890 what to clean and what not.
Pros & Cons
- Perfect design with Wi-Fi control.
- 360 Degrees rotation capability.
- 60 minutes of battery life.
- Strong build quality.
- Spills garbage when dustbin in detached.
- Leaves minute dust particles while cleaning.
- No Remote Control.
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How does it work?
Once you get this Roomba 890 vacuum cleaner, just charge it sufficiently. You can simply press the start button or operate it with a Wi-Fi enabled device. The spinning brush traps and pushes the dust within the device. The left-out dust particles are collected by the debris extractor or the rolling brushes. The debris is sucked through the passage to the dustbin and the filter absorbs minute dust in between. The entire process is really simpler but only a machine like Roomba 890 can do with its perfection.
Modes of Operations: It uses two modes such as Sporadic or Autonomous and we are allowed to select any, the former mode target the spots with specific spots whereas the latter clean more deeply.
Performance Test: It is essential to test the performance of machines before we buy it or recommending it to others. So, we thought of taking two kinds of such tests and are given below.
With respect to Debris: Before we make a buying decision, it is important that our vacuum machine has the capability to clean debris of various sizes and quantities. We had tasted it with debris such as rice, sugar, kitty litter, and cereal. Each of them is of various sizes and to our surprise, the machine cleaned them all with almost 100% perfect on a hardwood floor that we usually use.
With Respect to Floor Type: But our children often spills the food when they eat on a carpet or so. So it is equally important to test the machine’s performance on different floor types. It had yielded a 100% result our previous hardwood floor test and now, let us use Carpets of low and high piles. The low file carpet is obviously easier to clean yielding 100% result except for sugar with 65%. The robot does an extraordinary work on high ole carpers too with 100% cleanliness for all food items except for sugar with 50%.
Floor Type: Hardwood Floor
Floor Type: Low Pile Carpet
Floor Type: High Pile Carpet
Conclusion – Why Roomba 890, Does it worth the Money?
Roomba 890 costs are considered to be a little higher and of course, there is a common question that “Does it worth the money?”. After all, do we need to spend such a huge amount for just buying a cleaning equipment? It seems to be correct but looking at the below special features, it is actually a need of the hour!
Wi-Fi control and iHome App: You can always schedule the machine without even reaching it. The Wi-fi controlled facility and the iHome App are added advantages for the aged people to operate it from their bed.
Ability to clean even high pile carpets: The uneven surfaces are much tougher to clean but Roomba 890 uses its multi-surface brushes to do the job with perfection.
Slides under couches of lower heights: No more crawling under beds is required for cleaning purposes, as this robot slides in easily and sweeps the place.
Always Ready to use: The machine detects its power status and charges by itself. So you can use it whenever needed without worrying about the battery status.
Compact in size: The much compact size and circular shape make it easy to carry anywhere. You can clean all levels of your multi-floored apartment just by lifting from one place to another.
Messy homes can actually create a lot of chaos in life and we all deserve to live in a clean place. Remember, you are going to give just a few hundred dollars for a much healthier life!
The Roomba 890 is a product that requires just a fewer bug for maintenance. Also, we are stunned by its performance on various floors and on varies debris! Just for the quality and strong build, you can trust the product and we are sure you would also recommend it to others after you get used to it!