iRobot Roomba 780 – Best Robot Vacuum Cleaner For Pets & Allergies

The focus of this article will be the iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies. Just like its predecessors, this advanced model is meant to deal with pet hair and allergens. It features an advanced cleaning head that will take care of dust, dirt and pet hair with ease. The model also features an improved battery which lasts 50% longer than the ones used for its predecessors.

Technological Details

The iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies is designed to bring superior performance in all cleaning areas. It deals with dust and dirt just as easy as it deals with all types of pet hair. The robot features the Dirt Detect Series 2 technology, which allows it to quickly pinpoint the dirtiest location in the area and focus on them first, ensuring that the whole floor is equally cleaned. Just like the previous models in the series, the 780 comes with the Virtual Wall technology, which allows you to divide your home into accessible and inaccessible areas for the vacuum. However, even the best robot vacuum cleaner models aren’t completely self sufficient – the Roomba 780 will need assistance at times, especially once its dust bin gets full. When needed, the robot will let you know that it needs assistance by emitting a noise, clear enough to be heard from the next room. The model also offers a scheduling program, allowing you to appoint certain dates and modes for cleaning, keeping your home clean while you are out.



So what exactly makes the iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies such a good candidate for the best robot vacuum title? Well, quite a few things actually. Like always with our vacuum cleaner reviews, we have taken note of its suction power. If a model doesn’t offer enough suction, we don’t even bother looking further. Here, the Roomba 780 absolutely blows always the competition, brining more than enough suction for a robot model. Next comes the functionality. Does the model perform well on different flooring types? Is it capable of handling more than just its main function? The answer again is yes. This iRobot can deal with dust and dirt with ease and will not let a single pet hair behind. The next very important factor for robot vacuum cleaners is the battery life, and once again the Roomba 780 can stand up to the challenge – its battery lasts 50% longer than that of its predecessors.

Suction Power – The iRobot Roomba 780 Robot for Pets and Allergies is powerful enough to put a lot of its competitors to shame, dealing with all types of pet hair, dust and dirt. Of course, even the best robot vacuum cleaner models can’t reach the suction power of canisters or uprights, but they aren’t meant to. The suction of this model is more than enough to handle any robot vac task with ease.

Functionality – Despite the fact that the model is designed with pet hair in mind, the iRobot Roomba 780 is capable to deal with all types dust and dirt on various flooring. Of course, it is also very good at dealing with pet hair and easily stands in its category because of these qualities.

Long Battery Life – The Roomba 780s battery can last up to fifty percent longer than that of its predecessors, which were already at quite the decent spot. And once it needs to recharge, it will go back to its recharge station and patiently await the moment in which it can return to its duties.



Even the best robot vacuum cleaner products have negative sides, and the iRobot Roomba 780 is no different. First and foremost comes its dependence on its owner. Even though robot vacuum cleaner models are meant to operate without aid, technology isn’t nearly advanced enough to allow them to not get stuck or lost. And even if you take the necessary precautions and place your virtual walls perfectly, walling off the problematic areas, it will still need you to empty its bin and to clean it up. And speaking of dust bins, the bin of this model isn’t particularly large, which makes the assistance problem even bigger. The model is still capable of taking care of your home while you are away at work, but you have to pay attention to it on a daily basis and make sure that its prepared for its next cleaning round.

Needs assistance – While it will still operate on its own, the Roomba 780 is highly dependent upon its owner to take care of it, empty its dust bin and clean it up between sessions, or it will end up having major problems in taking care of its tasks.

Dust container – The dust container on this model is rather small and this makes the above problem more annoying.



We give the iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies a 9 out of 10. While it is still one of the leading candidates for the best robot vacuum cleaner for pet hair title, the model does have its problems. Most notably, it is quite reliant upon its owner to take care of it and clean it on a daily basis. If you were looking for something that can take care of your home during a prolonged absence, this is not the model for you. Then again, there isn’t any robot vacuum cleaner that is completely self sufficient yet.

However, if you are willing to give your robotic vacuum helper a hand once in a while, and don’t mind having to clean its rather small dust bin on a daily basis, this is one of the best choices that you can make. It is well equipped to deal with any sort of pet hair, dust and dirt that it can encounter and it will not let you down!

  • Powerful Suction
  • Great for Pet Hair
  • Long Battery Life
  • Small Dust Container
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