iRobot Roomba s9 vs. 960

iRobot Roomba s9 vs 960

Let’s look at the differences between the iRobot Roomba s9 vs. 960, and see which is a better fit for you.

While iRobot Roomba 960 is a more affordable option that will provide your home with a good clean, we still feel that iRobot Roomba s9 with its impressive 40x suction power, carpet boost mode and compatibility with the automatic dirt disposal init is the better choice out of the two.


The Short Version

iRobot Roomba s9 = iAdapt 3.0 technology, uses iRobot Home app, recharge & resume function, 75 mins. of run time, comes w/ onboard camera, brushless mechanism & edge-sweeping brush, 40x suction power w/ carpet boost mode, comes w/ 1 virtual wall barrier, avoids stairs, can set cleaning schedules, coverage maps available, Alexa & Google assistants available, empties on its own with Automatic Dirt Disposal, cleans or schedules by room, comes w/ Imprint™ Smart Mapping technology. 

iRobot Roomba 960 = iAdapt 2.0 technology, compatible w/ iRobot Home app, recharge & resume, run time of up to 75 mins., comes w/ onboard camera, brushless mechanisms & edge sweeping brush, comes w/ 5x suction power, no carpet boost mode, comes w/ 1 virtual wall barrier, avoids stairs, includes cleaning schedules & coverage maps, compatible w/ Alexa & Google Assistant, not compatible w/ Automatic Dirt Disposal system, doesn’t clean and schedule by room, no Imprint™ Smart Mapping technology.

Which one are you getting?

Sale iRobot Roomba S9 (9150) Robot Vacuum- Wi-Fi Connected, Smart Mapping, Powerful Suction, Works with Alexa, Ideal for Pet Hair, Works With Clean Base
Sale iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum- Wi-Fi Connected Mapping, Works with Alexa, Ideal for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors,Black

Last update on 2020-05-31 at 14:55 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

iRobot Roomba s9 vs. 960 — Easy Comparison Chart

iRobot Roomba s9 iRobot Roomba 960
Height3.5 inches.3.6 inches.
Weight8.15 lbs.8.5 lbs.
Diameter12.25 inches.13.8 inches.
Voice ControlAlexa & Google AssistantAlexa & Google Assistant
Imprint™ Smart MappingYesNo
iRobot Home AppYesYes
IR Remote ControlNoNo
Recharge & Resume YesYes
Run TimeUp to 75 minutesUp to 75 minutes
Onboard CameraYesYes
Brushless MechanismYesYes
iAdaptYes, 3.0Yes, 2.0
Carpet Boost ModeYesNo
Edge-Sweeping BrushYesYes
3-Stage Cleaning System40x Suction5x Suction
Virtual Wall BarrierComes w/1Comes w/1
Avoids StairsYesYes
Coverage MapsYesYes
Cleaning SchedulesYesYes
Clean or schedule by roomYesNo
Comes with Automatic Dirt DisposalNoNo
Empties on its own with Automatic Dirt DisposalYesNo


iRobot Roomba s9 vs. 960 — What’s Different?

iRobot Roomba s9

Carpet Boost Mode – For those of you have carpets at home, you’ll be glad to know that Roomba s9 comes with a carpet boost mode setting that is designed to power through the dirt.
Unfortunately, the 960 model lacks this function.

Smart Mapping – iRobot Roomba s9 also includes the Imprint ™ Smart Mapping technology which allows it to effectively map out the floor plan of every specific room, while also being able to detect any obstacles in its path.

Design – When it comes to design, Roomba 960 comes with larger dimensions of 13.8 inches, the height of 3.6 inches and a weight of 8.5 lbs, compared to s9’s more compact ‘’D’’ shape of 12.25 inches diameter, the height of 3.5 inches and a weight of 8.15 lbs.

Compatible with a Clean Base – If you have a Clean Base, or are thinking of getting one, Roomba s9 is the model for you since it’s compatible with the automatic bin dispenser function.
Whereas Roomba 960 completely lacks this function.

Suction – Lastly, Roomba s9 definitely wins when it comes to its impressive 40x suction power, vs. Roomba’s 960 5x, allowing it to plow through the dirt & dust much more effectively.

Sale iRobot Roomba S9 (9150) Robot Vacuum- Wi-Fi Connected, Smart Mapping, Powerful Suction, Works with Alexa, Ideal for Pet Hair, Works With Clean Base
Sale iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum- Wi-Fi Connected Mapping, Works with Alexa, Ideal for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors,Black

Last update on 2020-05-31 at 14:55 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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