iRobot Roomba 890 review


Roomba 890

Roomba 890

The Roomba 890 review is intended to reveal features of the mid-range device that comes with the average suction power and a pretty small dust bin. However, the Wi-Fi and Alexa-compatible gadget is designed to cope with the debris and dust on both hard floors and carpeting.

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  • The iRobot Roomba 890 robot vacuum is a low-profile gadget with a height of just 3.6 inches that allows it to get under furniture of any style.
  • The device is 13 inches in diameter.
  • Its weight is 8.4 pounds that make it easy to carry the robot around the house if necessary, especially from one floor to another.


The Roomba features AeroForce 3-stage cleaning, meaning that the side bristle moves outside dirt to the roller brush that collects it and then, the vacuum sucks it. Besides, its air filtration allows removing allergens and the smallest harmful particles from the air.

The iRobot 890 cannot map the space and remember the layout. It also lacks cameras to see the course. It moves randomly, but the outcome is great due to the device’s iAdapt navigation. For instance, the robot goes over the same spot repeatedly until it removes it completely and it covers every inch of the room including edges. The good thing is that it runs for an hour that is quite enough for this model to handle cleaning.

The vacuum gets tangled in power cords, plastic bags, fringe, etc. The device is designed with cliff sensors to prevent it from going over stairs and falling off them. When Roomba bumps into the obstacle, it turns away. High-quality protective bumpers prevent the vacuum from damage.

The iRobot Roomba 890 review can’t bypass the vacuum’s app. It’s possible to schedule cleaning with it and even command remotely to start cleaning (but not a specific area or a spot). The app also sends notifications to the user when the vacuum finishes or it requires attention. So, one can easily monitor cleaning cycles from the app.

The robot doesn’t run out of battery halfway to its docking station — it always finishes the job and goes back to the base. Note that it’s necessary to place the dock in an open area where the Roomba can easily access it.

The dirt container’s capacity is just 300 ml. So, even if the vacuum cleans the area every day and space isn’t polluted critically the bin has to be emptied about halfway through the cleaning cycle. It’s not a big issue to run the robot when a user isn’t at home since this model switches off if the bin is full.

This model works quietly. For example, there’s no need to adjust the TV volume even when it moves very close. However, the robot starts producing more noise when it transits to medium or high pile covering.

The vacuum picks up small messes and crumbs well from the low pile carpets. It cannot handle the majority of sugar or any other granular substances on the rugs with long fibers. Besides, it spends too much power to transit from the floor to such a carpet (not always successfully) and leaves the cleaning marks on it.


The Roomba 890 is a classic round-shaped vacuum with a black outer ring around its cabinet to damp pressure and a copper-colored top. The handle is attached to the top to facilitate carrying the Roomba around.

The edge brush design allows reaching the corners of the room. The roller brush is built into the bottom of the device.

This model comes with a charging base station, spare filter, and one virtual wall barrier. There is a button on the vacuum’s side to press it to remove the dustbin. The latter is well designed with the preinstalled filter. There is the “Clean” button on the top of the robot to run a cleaning cycle.


Nobody should expect that the iRobot Roomba 890 could replace the standard vacuum, but it does its job if there are no pets in the house. It cleans well despite the lack of the visual localization tech. The phone control is easy and convenient to make all the desired settings fast and to enjoy tracking the process of cleaning remotely.

Common features


iRobot Roomba 890


Roomba 890




3.9 of 5






Battery Capacity

1800 mAH

Battery Life

60 Minutes

Auto Charging

Charging Time

3-4 hours

Cleaning features


1000 pa

Dust bin capacity

300 ml

Number of cleaning stages


Using area

1000 square feet

Noise level

58 db

Carpet cleaning

Air Filteration


Remote Control


Wi-Fi frequency requires

2.4 GHz


Drop Sensor Protection


Protective bumpers






Cleaning modes




Single room






Virtual Wall

Time scheduling function

Voice control


1 Year


Product Size

13 x 13 x 3.6 inches

Product Weight

8.4 pounds

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