The Roomba 880 is a robotic cleaner, able to clean up to 3 rooms. It’s equipped with an intelligent iAdapt Multi-Room navigation system that uses numerous sensors to smartly navigate throughout your home floor surface and adapt to it.
The cleaner weighs over 8 pounds. Being only 3.6 inches tall, it is designed to fit under different types of furniture, like beds or couches. Having a width of 13.9 inches, it’s about the size of a steering wheel.
Thanks to 650 ml dustbin capacity, you can forget about emptying the bin more often than after 7 cleaning sessions.
The iRobot Roomba 880 uses a standard 3-stage cleaning system (agitation, brushing, suction). With a mighty Gen 2 motor inside, the unit provides intensive and effective cleaning. Thanks to rubber extractors, it grabs debris from all floor types. These extractors are also tangle-free and will not get clogged up by the hair and other debris. It also reduces the unit’s maintenance as you won’t have to waste your time trying to untangle your cleaner so it could continue cleaning. However, the Roomba isn’t the best model for vacuuming up pet hair.
The side brushes are designed specifically for corners and edges. The AeroForce filter works great in trapping dust.
Setting the cleaner to work at a Lighthouse mode, it will perform cleaning in one room without moving further.
Thanks to special optical sensors, the vac detects the areas with the highest dirt concentrations that require special attention. Besides, they work perfectly to ensure that the cleaner didn’t miss any single area of the floor surface.
The anti-drop and anti-collision sensors help the cleaner avoid stairs and obstacles. Thus, you shouldn’t worry that it may stop cleaning because it got stuck in front of a pile of clothes or fall off the stairs and break down.
Except for the Roomba 880 manual, among the included accessories you will also find the Virtual Wall beacons. They act like invisible obstacles, so you can use them to prevent the cleaner from getting to some areas of your home.
Being equipped with a self-charging feature, it docks automatically, so it will always be ready to clean.
You can set the Roomba 880 to perform everyday cleaning. It can be controlled via onboard buttons or via the remote control. However, the included remote is very minimalistic and only has the direction buttons to guide the cleaner manually, and Auto, Spot clean, and Dock buttons.
The iRobot Roomba 880 robotic vacuum is a disc-shaped black-colored model. The large Clean/Power button is located at the very center of the faceplate. There is also a row of 4 control buttons: Dock, Clock, Schedule, and Spot. Above them, you will find the indicator lights that stand for battery status, troubleshooting, and full dustbin. As soon as you turn the unit on, the backlit display with a timer will appear above the Clean/Power button. The release button to remove the dustbin is located on the faceplate as well.
There is also a convenient flip-up handle for easy transportation.
This iRobot Roomba 880 review demonstrates that this model is definitely able to offer some unique and useful features. For example, a multi-room cleaning and the rubber extractors instead of the main brush.
Among the drawbacks, it’s worth noting the absence of app control possibility and a mediocre remote control. Besides, it’s also not the best model for pet owners.