Are you on the hunt for great Roomba deals? How about a 36% price cut on an ? The Roomba 981 has extra-powerful suction, recharge-and-resume capability, and automatic dirt detectors. Amazon threw out the Roomba 981’s $548 list price for this sale and knocked off $198. Pay just $350 for the Roomba 981 while this sale lasts.
iRobot’s Roomba 981 robot vacuum has several standout features, starting with Power Boost Technology that increases the vacuum’s suction automatically when it detects carpeting or extra dirty areas. The 981 has a lot of power to boost, too, because this model has up to 10 times the suction of more basic Roomba models.
The Roomba 981 also has vSLAM navigation, which has two advantages. With vSLAM, the 981 maps and measures a full floor in your home to ensure thorough cleaning. The room map also supports Roomba’s recharge-and-resume feature. When the Roomba 981 senses low battery power, it returns independently to its docking station to recharge — and sure, virtually all robot vacuums do that. But then, using the room map created when it began this cleaning session, the Roomba 981 returns to the precise spot where it left off before recharging and resumes cleaning. So the robot vac doesn’t waste time and battery power going over areas it already cleaned but keeps on cleaning new areas until the job is complete.
If you have pets, the iRobot Roomba 981 has two multi-surface brushes that resist tangling with pet hair while staying in contact with carpeting and hard floor surfaces. The 981 also has integrated high-efficiency air filtering to capture pet dander, dog and cat allergens, pollen, dust, and particulate matter as small as 0.10 microns from the air in your home.
You can control the Roomba 981 with the Roomba mobile app or use voice commands for basic functions by pairing the 981 Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
The iRobot Roomba 981 is a powerful, upper midrange Roomba robot vacuum. The 981 doesn’t self-empty its dust bin and the mapping feature doesn’t let you select or schedule rooms or areas to clean by room names. You can find those features in the most advanced Roomba models, which also can cost two or even three times as much as the Roomba 981, even on sale. So, if you’re looking for powerful suction in a robot vacuum that’s built for homes with pets, filters dust, pollen, and allergens from your home’s air, and has the convenience of recharge-and-resume, save your money and pick the 981. But don’t pay $548. Save 35% or $198 off the list price and pick up the Roomba 981 for just $350 now.
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