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iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot - 78002

Abt Model: 78002 | UPC Code: 885155001450
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iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot - 78002

Roomba 780 is our premium Roomba offering featuring Dirt Detect™ Series 2 technology which helps the robot perform concentrated cleaning in the dirtiest areas and ensure the whole floor is thoroughly vacuumed. Roomba 780's state-of-the-art touchpad eliminates buttons and gives you control of the robot at the touch of your fingertips. The Full Bin Indicator lets you know when the dust bin is full and needs to be emptied.

Features:

Let the robot do the dirty work
Let the robot do the dirty work. Roomba uses a patented 3-stage cleaning process to vacuum carpets, hardwood, tile and linoleum floors on its own, automatically adjusting to different floor surfaces as it moves through your home. Roomba 780's cleaning features include:

  • Advanced Cleaning Head
    Designed with pet owners in mind, the new cleaning head provides superior performance for picking up pet hair, dirt, dust, allergens and more
  • AeroVac™ Series 2 Bin
    Employs a powerful vacuum to vigorously pull debris and hair off brushes into the bin. The distributed air collection and clog-resistant design of the AeroVac Series 2 Bin optimizes vacuum effectiveness and dirt and hair packing efficiency.
  • Dual HEPA Air Filters
    Capture dust particles as fine as 0.3 microns, limiting the recirculation of fine particles and leaving fresher, healthier air behind

Clean under the bed and other hard-to-reach areas
Roomba provides comprehensive cleaning coverage – vacuuming in tight spots, under and around furniture and along baseboards. Roomba 780 features:

  • Persistent Pass Cleaning Method
    Employs a back and forth cleaning pattern to apply elbow grease in areas where it senses excessive dirt

Every home is different
Roomba maximizes cleaning by adapting to your unique household environment. iAdapt Technology monitors the cleaning environment more than 60 times per second, using multiple sensors (like cliff detection) and dozens of behaviors (including wall following) to clean your home. Roomba 780 adapts to your home using:

  • Molded Soft-Touch Bumper
    Cushions the contact made between Roomba and walls, furniture and other objects, protecting household items while it cleans
  • Dirt Detect Series 2
    Uses optical and acoustic sensors to find dirt and debris, performing concentrated cleaning in the dirtiest areas and ensuring the whole floor is clean

Less work for you
Roomba knows which areas to clean – and those to avoid. Virtual Wall® Lighthouses™ confine Roomba in one room until it is clean and then lets it move into the next room, ensuring the robot methodically cleans multiple rooms. Roomba also charges itself, going back to its Home Base® to dock and recharge between cleanings. More 780 convenience features include:

  • Extended-Life Power Management
    Uses sophisticated power management software to deliver up to 50% longer battery life than previous Roomba generations, ensuring hundreds of cleaning cycles under proper use
  • Full Bin Indicator
    Lets you know when the bin is full and needs to be emptied
  • Touchpad Control
    Eliminates buttons, giving you control at the touch of your fingertips
  • On-Board Scheduling
    Cleans when it's convenient for you, up to 7 times per week
  • Carrying Handle
    Includes a recessed carrying handle for easy one-handed transport

What's In The Box:

  • 1 iRobot Roomba 780
  • 1 Rechargeable Battery with Extended-Life Power Management
  • 1 Battery Charger (3-hour charge time)
  • 1 Compact Self-Charging Home Base
  • 2 Virtual Wall Lighthouses
  • 1 Extra Filter
  • 1 Extra Bristle Brush, Flexible Brush and Side Brush
  • 2 Brush Cleaning Tools
  • 1 Remote Control
  • 1 Instructional DVD

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 13.9"
  • Height: 3.6"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 8.4 lbs
  • Shipping: 14.5 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    One-Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty On Robot, Six-Month Manufacturer's Limited Warranty On Battery
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Sensor TypeiAdapt
Number of Sweep Arms1
TypeRobotic
BaglessYes
ColorGrey
Cord Length (feet)Cordless
FlooringCarpet, Hardwood, Tile, and Linoleum
Hand ToolNo
Hepa FilterYes
PetsNo
Steam CleanerNo
Wet / Dry SurfacesNo
  

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iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
 
4.4

(based on 125 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (85)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans under furniture (60)
  • Cleans effectively (59)
  • Covers entire room (54)
  • Hassle free operation (49)
  • Easy to use (48)

Cons

  • Can get stuck (24)
  • Noisy (12)
  • Frequent maintenance (10)
  • Does not clean stairs (7)

Best Uses

  • Large rooms (70)
  • Pet hair (51)
  • Hardwood floors (50)
  • Carpeted rooms (45)
  • Tile floors (45)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (94), Pet owner (77), Busy household (54), Renter (6), College student (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Roomba 780 Rocks

did a months research and read about every robot on the market, almost bought a 5 series but after spending some time on the phone with a irobot csr, i made the decision to...Read complete review

did a months research and read about every robot on the market, almost bought a 5 series but after spending some time on the phone with a irobot csr, i made the decision to get the 780. could not be happier. i was worried about the 5 series as its complaints were short battery life and hair etc getting stuck in the bearings and brushes. the 7 series fixes all those issues. I have a 1000 sq ft condo, 1 floor, and all hardwood or tile, except a couple of carpet runners. its flat except to get into the kitchen there is about a 1.5 inch transition strip up on to the tile floor. roomba gets over it and in there no problem. I have a large great dane mix so pet hair is a constant issue for me. drives me nuts.
first time i used it i did a total vacuum with my upright vacuum as i hadnt cleaned in awhile and i wanted to see how roomba did. i locked it in the bedroom and he cleaned it in a bout 10 - 15 minutes, dust bin was 1/2 full! mostly from under the bed io assume, but it did a great job. then into the rest of the house, he sucked up more than another full bin off the floors. i was amazed. he got everywhere! and then i watched him dock and recharge, very cool. its fathers day and im running him for the second time, almost a full bin in the bedroom and have been running him for over an hour in the main house. stopped him once to empty the bin as it was really full. im ok with that as its been 12 days sice i ran him last. I have not done scheduling but will try to get into it for sure, this will keep the bin from getting full halfway thru a full cleaning. roomba seems to do well with my cords etc and not get stuck, but the the less on the floor the better job it can do obviously, so take a little time to give it the best chance to clean. I move the dining chairs off the floor, move a powerbar off the floor and fold up the dog bed in front if the fireplace.
all in all, it was a lot of money but now that i have it i am super happy i got one. this thing is very cool to watch lol.
i find it effective, quiet and entertaining to have it running around the house while i watch golf.
if you are even hesitating about buying one but would like a robot vacuum, buy the 780!
only con i have found is the dog isnt sure wether its trying to kill him yet.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Deep Cleaning NOT as advertised

For a short time, I was so impressed. BUT after just a couple weeks, I noticed the persistent pass feature no longer worked. Cat hair and kitty litter used to trigger it but...Read complete review

For a short time, I was so impressed. BUT after just a couple weeks, I noticed the persistent pass feature no longer worked. Cat hair and kitty litter used to trigger it but now, there is no back and forth clealing as advertised (and observed for the first few outings of the robot).
The mess is not entirely cleaned up anymore.

I called for support and the answer I received was "the robot decided not to do that anymore". Well, did the robot decide to refund the $100 extra I paid for a robot with this feature? NO

Support representative was surprisingly defensive and completely unwilling to consider there might be an issue.

So does the robot clean the floors? yes. Does the robot do it extra well with the "back and forth action" that is so highly touted in the advdertisements here? NO

Save some $$ and don't suck into Roomba promises of better operation for hundreds of dollars more.
The robot will "decide" if you deserve what you paid for or not.

Reviewed by 125 customers

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4.0

Roomba 780

By 

from Calgary, AB

About Me Busy household, Pet Owner

Pros

  • Cleans Under Furniture
  • Hassle Free Operation
  • Long Run Time

Cons

  • Misses Spots
  • Small Debris Bin

Best Uses

  • Hardwood Floors
  • High Traffic Rooms
  • Pet Hair

Comments about iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot:

We use ours on the main floor of our house and wow it does a great job. It's great to come home and not having to sweep the house daily. We have a cat and dog and this machine cleans the pet hair up with ease!! The price is high, yes, but the convenience of not having to vacuum/sweep out weighs the price in no time.

  • My Robot's Name:
  • Beeotch

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5.0

Excellent

By 

from Chicago

About Me Busy household

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cleans Effectively
  • Cleans Under Furniture
  • Covers Entire Room
  • Deep Cleaning Ability
  • Hassle Free Operation

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Carpeted Rooms
    • Hardwood Floors
    • High Traffic Rooms
    • Large Rooms
    • Pet Hair
    • Small Rooms
    • Tile Floors

    Comments about iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot:

    Very happy with this purchase. We are the typical busy family with three kids and always on the run. With a twelve month old always crawling around and putting everything she finds in her mouth, this was a no brainer for us. We have it programmed on a schedule and when it's done, it docks itself on the charger. It has made our life a little bit easier. I feel like we are the Jetson's, though.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BEST VACCUM AND MOST FUN

    By 

    from Houston, Texas

    About Me Homeowner

    Pros

    • Cleans Effectively
    • Cleans Under Furniture
    • Covers Entire Room
    • Deep Cleaning Ability
    • Hassle Free Operation
    • Large Debris Bin
    • Long Run Time

    Cons

    • Can Get Stuck

    Best Uses

    • Carpeted Rooms
    • Hardwood Floors
    • Tile Floors

    Comments about iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot:

    Rosie is the housekeeper on the Jetsons, so mine is Rosie Jetson. I think it's wonderful, does a great job of cleaning and moving from hardwood to carpet to tile and back, does a great job of cleaning every room. She did get herself stuck once between the wall and a nightstand and when I came home I just took her to her docking station. Another time she was stuck on a bath mat in the master bathroom. But once I learned to put the bathmat away, it's almost perfect. My only problem is that it comes with a CD to watch. I have a satellite tv that does not have a cd player, and I have a new laptop that didn't come with a CD player, so I haven't been able to watch the CD. There are no written directions, you just have to figure it out yourself if you cannot watch the CD. But that's the only problem I have had. Love Rose. She is amusing to watch and does a great job.

    • My Robot's Name:
    • Rosie Jetson

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    5.0

    BEST CLEANING ROBOT ON THE MARKET

    By 

    from PHOENIX, AZ

    About Me Homeowner

    Pros

    • Cleans Effectively
    • Cleans Under Furniture
    • Covers Entire Room
    • Deep Cleaning Ability
    • Hassle Free Operation
    • Large Debris Bin
    • Long Run Time

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Carpeted Rooms
      • High Traffic Rooms
      • Pet Hair
      • Tile Floors

      Comments about iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot:

      Great product from a great company. i did a lot of researchs on a robotic vacuume and this one was the winner. i had another brand before (bobsweep),which i returned after a few hours of using. but Roomba 780 is something else. it works well every morning on its own. i love it. and im thinking to buy another one just for the bedroom.

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      4.0

      Love my Herb Alpert!

      By 

      from Virginia

      About Me Homeowner, Pet Owner

      Pros

      • Cleans Effectively
      • Cleans Under Furniture
      • Covers Entire Room
      • Hassle Free Operation
      • Large Debris Bin
      • Long Run Time
      • Pet Friendly

      Cons

      • Large Area Rug Stuck
      • Stuck On Large Area Rug

      Best Uses

      • Carpeted Rooms
      • Hardwood Floors
      • High Traffic Rooms
      • Large Rooms
      • Pet Hair
      • Small Rooms
      • Tile Floors

      Comments about iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot:

      I love Herb Alpert! He has made life so much easier for us. I programmed him to run everyday at 10:00 and he goes for over 2 hours. It is amazing the amount of dog hair and dust that he picks up daily. I have allergies and this really helps me out. I was surprised at the people complaining of noise as he is much quieter than the vaccum cleaner. The only thing that is surprising is that he got stuck on the large area rug and since then will NOT go on it anymore. If I try to put him on to clean it, he alerts me to move him to a different area.

      • My Robot's Name:
      • Herb Alpert

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      4.0

      Roomba is great. Lighthouses not so much

      By 

      from Dayton, Ohio

      About Me Homeowner

      Pros

      • Cleans Effectively
      • Cleans Under Furniture
      • Easy to Schedule
      • Hassle Free Operation
      • Large Debris Bin
      • Long Run Time
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Can Get Stuck
      • Lighthouses Problematic

      Best Uses

      • Carpeted Rooms
      • Hardwood Floors
      • Small Rooms
      • Tile Floors

      Comments about iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot:

      We use the Roomba 780 to clean floors throughout the house. It does a good job on both hard surfaces and carpet. All rooms are small, so I can't speak to how the Roomba performs in a large room.

      We had an original Roomba years ago, and while I found it interesting, I found I could not rely on it to really clean floors. It got stuck too often, had a very small debris bin, didn't have much suction, etc. It served as a conversation piece more than anything. I'm happy to say that with the newer models, all those problems seem to have been solved. The Roomba 780 does a great job of cleaning floors, is easy to maintain, and gets stuck only rarely.

      The schedule feature is very nice as long as the Roomba appropriately follows the lighthouses, which unfortunately seems to be only about 50% of the time. I have it set to clean three rooms (living room, dining room, and kitchen) three times per week. Often, it will pass through a lighthouse that is in virtual wall mode, then get stuck in a room where it should not be. We've been away on multiple occasions only to come home and find the Roomba stranded on the wrong side of a virtual wall, having exhausted its power. It also seems that sometimes the Roomba will pass a lighthouse (in lighthouse mode) without realizing it. I say this because the Roomba will pass through a given lighthouse three times, then end up seeking its docking station in a room where the docking station does not reside.

      All in all, I give the Roomba 780's cleaning ability an A+, but its behavior with the virtual walls is unpredictable. I'll give the virtual wall lighthouse feature a C-.

      • My Robot's Name:
      • Fausto

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      WE LOVE OUR IROBOT ROOMBA'S

      By 

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Busy household, Homeowner, Pet Owner, Sore Back Can't Sweep

      Pros

      • Cleans Effectively
      • Cleans Under Furniture
      • Deep Cleaning Ability
      • Large Debris Bin
      • Pet Friendly
      • Saved Me Tons Of Sweeping

      Cons

      • Built An Inch Too High
      • Built An Inch Too Wide
      • Can Get Stuck
      • Frequent Maintenance
      • Noisy
      • Repeated Patterns

      Best Uses

      • Carpeted Rooms
      • High Traffic Rooms
      • Large Rooms
      • Pet Hair
      • Picks Up All Types Dirt
      • Small Rooms
      • Tile Floors

      Comments about iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot:

      We have a total of 5 Model 780 iRobot's that sweep upstairs bedroom area, and living room, dining room, and kitchen areas, and Model 400 for basement area. We have to be very careful in bathrooms very flat carpets can only be used on the bathroom floors or else iRobot's get stuck. Great sweeper set the time and can count on a clean home. Because of sore back saves hours of trying to sweep. iRobot's are just about an inch too high and gets stuck under our kitchen cupboards. We got long blocks of styre foam and covered them with contact and set them along under the kitchen cupboards. Also iRobot's are just an inch too wide. iRobot's goes in between our kitchen and dining room chairs because the front chair legs are wider than the back chair legs, and most of the time iRobot's can't seem to figure out how to get out. We never ever leave them run when we are not home, because they can be stuck the entire running time. We want to buy the newer models, but the size measurements are all the same! We are waiting for a few years to see if they finally make the sizes just right for our use. We also own the large Scooba and smaller Braava's. We can't pick up heavy objects and carry things heavy so we had to purchase iRobot's for all areas. We have an old model 400 Roomba series that still can sweep the basement great, although any flat carpet stalls this 400 model. We have already recommended all models to family and friends. We would never be able to keep our home this clean all the time. Thanks for inventing iRobot's.

      • My Robot's Name:
      • Robby Baby

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      5.0

      Love, Love Love my Roby!!

      By 

      from Gainesville, FL

      About Me Homeowner

      Pros

      • Although I've Only Had My
      • Cleans Effectively
      • Cleans Under Furniture
      • Covers Entire Room
      • Deep Cleaning Ability
      • Large Debris Bin
      • Long Run Time
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Can Get Stuck

      Best Uses

      • Carpeted Rooms
      • High Traffic Rooms
      • Large Rooms
      • Pet Hair
      • Small Rooms
      • Tile Floors

      Comments about iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot:

      As a senior I find that I'm not having to get down on my hands and knees as frequently. Roby gets under couches, tables, tight spots, etc, that I was having difficulty reaching without moving furniture around.

      • My Robot's Name:
      • robby, Roby

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Thing EVAR

      By 

      from Martinez, GA

      About Me 4 Indoor Cats, Homeowner, Pet Owner

      Pros

      • Automatical
      • Cleans Effectively
      • Cleans Under Furniture
      • Covers Entire Room
      • Cute Kitties Approve
      • Large Debris Bin
      • Long Run Time
      • Must Pick Up Floor Daily
      • Pet Friendly

      Cons

      • Louud-must Get Used To
      • Scary-knocked Over Chair

      Best Uses

      • Carpeted Rooms
      • Hardwood Floors
      • High Traffic Rooms
      • Large Rooms
      • Pet Hair
      • Small Rooms
      • Tile Floors
      • Wife Has Cat Allergies

      Comments about iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot:

      have owned for about 1 year-works so great I bought a second for upstairs (named Wall-E-ternate after the show Fringe!)! had a warranty issue last month. trial and error with Warranty Division got me: 1-brand new Wall-E, 1 brand new charger! absolute Hassle-free replacement! iRobot even paid return shipping! Thank You Julyn at iRobot Customer Care!!!!!

      • My Robot's Name:
      • Wall- E, Wall- E- Ternate

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      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      love it

      By 

      from mt barker south australia

      About Me Busy household, Homeowner, Pet Owner

      Pros

      • Cleans Effectively
      • Cleans Under Furniture
      • Covers Entire Room
      • Hassle Free Operation
      • Long Run Time
      • Pet Friendly

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot:

          bought a hoover robo com 2 for wifes birthday, it got stuck on the thinnest mats you can buy, got stuck in corners, jammed under lounges and couldnt find its home not once..... but it picked up well.
          we tried for days we were gutted almost $$$$ down the drain bloody lying salesmen told me it was exactly the same as the i robot romba.
          we got our money back and bought the i robot romba 780 OMG it is fantastic !!!! we programmed it and off it went, over the mats under the lounges everywhere. best $$$$$$ we have spent !.

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