iRobot Roomba s9 Review – Crazy Good, Crazy Price

iRobot has unveiled a new line of vacuums and its amazing. The Roomba s9. The brand new series comprises of two models, the S9 and the s9+, that only differ in the accessories provided. More precisely, the s9+ comes with the new Clean Base. This is a larger dirt bin where the robot can empties the vacuumed dirt automatically; while the regular s9 Roomba does not come with the trash bin. Just like the difference between the older i7+ and i7. iRobot says the new robots are the company’s most powerful robot vacuum on the market. Also, the smartest, with brand new and improved mapping and navigation capabilities.

If you are yet to use any of these vacuums and looking for information about them, then I will take you through the features and abilities of the iRobot Roomba s9.

iRobot Roomba s9 quick specs

Height3.5 inches
Diameter12.5 inches
Weight8.15 lbs
Suction power22 CFM
Clean area4000 sq ft (estimated)
Edge cleaningYes
Battery typeLi-Ion
Battery capacity3300 mAh
Expected charging time4 hours
Expected run time120 min
BrushrollDual rubber
Side-brushes1
Cliff sensorsYes
Movement algorithmvSLAM
Room detectionYes
Full bin sensorsYes
Carpet sensorsYes
Remote controlNo
LCD displayNo
Dustbin capacity13 oz (0.4 liters)
Virtual wallsYes
Noise level65- 68 db
Auto-dockingYes
Auto-dirt disposalYes, for the s9+ version
FiltrationHEPA
Wi-Fi connectedYes
Voice controlsYes
Country of manufactureChina
Warranty1 year
Price$1,099.00
$1,399.00
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Cleans up after itself

Empties the bin on its own, so you can forget about vacuuming for weeks.

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Learns maps and adapts

Control which rooms are cleaned and when with Imprint™ Smart Mapping. Remembers multiple floor plans and can recognize its surroundings.

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iRobot Roomba s9+ (9550) Robot Vacuum with Automatic Dirt Disposal- Wi-Fi Connected, Smart Mapping, Powerful Suction, Anti-Allergen System, Corners & Edges, Ideal for Pet Hair

NOTE: Although iRobot does advertise that the dust bag on the Clean Base as “disposable”, I have found that it was quite easy to simply empty the contents and just reinstall the bag. Unless you have to serve allergies and don’t want any debris to become airborne, it is just certainly possible to empty and reuse this bag.

irobot size

How big is the vacuum?

  • 12.25″ diameter
  • 3.5″ tall
  • 8.15 pounds

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Roomba S9+ hardwood cleaning performance test
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Roomba S9+ high carpet cleaning performance test

Simply speak short commands like, “Roomba, clean the living room” and the S9+ will get to work.

Controls include:

  • CLEAN – to start or pause a cleaning cycle
  • HOME – to send the Roomba back to its charging base
  • SPOT – for spot cleaning specific areas in a cleaning cycle
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The D-shaped body style may provide an advantage at cleaning the edges and corners. With automatic emptying dust bin, just like the Roomba i7+ model. A new smart navigation with a zoned cleaning and digital mapping

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MS student in Mental Health Counseling, BS in Psychology, AA in Liberal Arts. Ehsan Shabahang is a Brand and Marketing Strategist who partners with companies to grow their personal and professional brands, human-to-human. After spending years working with companies, and studying Ehsan started AtReef, Ehsan knows what truly drives conversions and how to help others.