iRobot Roomba 650 Vs 880: Comparing the Roomba 650 and 880

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Roomba 650 or 880 – Which is Best for You?

Here, we will quickly contrast two classic Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners — 650 Vs 880 — through providing an overview of each with their features & aspects and then going on to highlight the significant differences between the two. From this, you will get a clear idea as to whether you want to rather expensively invest in the very latest technology (i.e the Roomba 880) or find it ‘better value’ to invest in older but much cheaper robot cleaning technology (with the Roomba 650).

Roomba 650 OverviewiRobot Roomba 650 Vs 880: Comparing the Roomba 650 and 880, Seekyt

Cleaning Technology & Navigation System

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The Roomba 650 (priced around the $350 mark) utilizes a simultaneous 3 stage cleaning mechanism to effectively remove dust, pet hair and dirt from all floor types: i) counter rotating brushes, ii) spinning side brushes as well as iii) a powerful AeroVac suction system. Moreover, it uses a range of sophisticated cleaning technology and programs (such as the iAdapt responsive technology & dirt detect with acoustic sensor) to thoroughly clean every room you set it in.

Battery Performance & Integrated Filters

On a single run it can last up to 2 hours and if it is about to run out of power, it can return back to its docking station to get charged up again & return back ready to carry on with the job in hand. Moreover, it is installed with the standard AeroVac filter system to help prevent dust and allergens from being expelled into the air whilst it is vacuuming.

Features, Specifications & Accessories

You can set it with a cleaning schedule, 7 days a week — so it can basically get to work, even when you aren’t there (e.g. at work or on holiday). Moreover, it also comes with a virtual wall, so you can keep it contained to cleaning a particular area of your house without need of a physical barrier.

Rating: 92% from over 350 reviews (sourced amazon.com)

Roomba 880 OverviewiRobot Roomba 650 Vs 880: Comparing the Roomba 650 and 880, Seekyt

Cleaning Technology & Navigation System

The Roomba 880 is the most advanced domestic robotic cleaning machine ever. It uses a completely new cleaning system compared to the older Roomba 500, 600 & 700 series, called the AeroForce System that is more than 65% more effective than the Roomba 650. It utilizes three aspects: the tangle free extractors, air flow accelerator and high efficiency vacuum each significantly contribute in having an incredibly efficient pick up rate of debris, dust and pet hair across your soft and hard flooring.

Moreover, its cleaning practical specifications are far more accommodating too such as the bigger bin capacity and much ‘smarter’ iAdapt responsive technology (detecting all the obstacles in the room and which is the most efficient cleaning path) and dirt detect series II (using optical and acoustic sensors) to identify particularly dirty patches and then dealing with those appropriately through the persistent pass cleaning program.

Battery Performance & Integrated Filters

It also has an improved re-configured battery that supplies more power, meaning in turn the run time is well over the 2 hour mark & it can also be charged faster with the ‘boost charging system’. Furthermore, it uses a highly efficient dual HEPA filter system to prevent 99.97% of allergens and dust particles escaping into the air, making it ideal for those with allergies or breathing difficulties.

Features, Specifications & Accessories

The Roomba 880 is also packed with a range of awesome features such as the virtual lighthouses for room to room cleaning, it comes with a bin indicator to let you know when it needs emptying, a remote control (saving you the hassle of getting up to alter the settings) as well as the cleaning schedule program (as described above). A truly awesome cleaning machine.

Rating: 98% (sourced amazon.com)

What’s the Difference Between the Roomba 650 and 880?

As you can see with the Roomba 880 it is pretty much better in almost every regard in comparison to the 650 — the cleaning performance (from the revamped cleaning systems to the sophistication of the cleaning programs installed), longer-lasting battery installed, high efficiency filtration system to the additional practical features (e.g. room to room cleaning, remote control) etc.

Which Robot Vacuum Should You Buy the Roomba 650 or 880?

Although, the Roomba 880 is by far the better cleaning robot and will make a significant difference in your cleaning life it is almost double the price of the Roomba 650 at $700. My recommendation is to go with what you can afford, the Roomba 650 will serve you well for that bit of extra cleaning in and around the house, but the Roomba 880 in contrast is more than capable of completely carrying out the job of cleaning your floors for you — without the need to ‘top up’ the cleaning. But which robot vacuum will you buy the Roomba 650 or 880 & why (let me know in the comments below)?

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iRobot Roomba 650 Vs 880: Comparing the Roomba 650 and 880, Seekyt
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