iRobot Roomba i3+ Review

iRobot Roomba i3+ Review

To date, the iRobot Roomba i3 Plus is the company’s most economical self-emptying dustbin model. You can’t send it to specific rooms to clean because it lacks the smart mapping capabilities of its more expensive equivalents. For the hands-free cleaning it delivers, the trade-off might be well worth it. You can make cleaning routines and alter settings using the app that comes with it. It does not support Smart Map technology, therefore it will not remember your home maps. 

You’ll need to buy virtual barriers from iRobot to create no-go zones. The charging dock is used to store a dust bag for automatic dirt disposal. The extra price appears to be a little thing to pay to avoid having to empty the dust container frequently.

Design and Key Features:

The iRobot Roomba i3+ is the firm’s third self-emptying dustbin model. The Cleaning Base Fully automated Dirt Removal dock charges the robot and stores garbage in its AllergenLock bag for up to 60 days. It’s a lot bigger than a normal robot vacuum docking station, measuring 19 by 12.2 by 15.1 inches (HWD). It has a high-efficiency filter that catches 99 percent of pollen, mold, dust mites, and kitty and dog allergens, and it charges and cleans with a variety of brushes.

The i3+ cleans the middle of the room first, then moves on to the edges. An artificial wall barrier attachment, which allows you to shut off specific rooms or locations. It has a Halo mode that generates a 4 keep-out zone around sensitive things and can block holes up to ten feet.


The Roomba i3+ robot vacuum does an excellent job of cleaning dust and crumbs in hard-to-reach areas. We were impressed with how efficiently it handled obstructions in our homes, such as furniture legs and rugs. It can’t negotiate stairs like a Dalek, so if you live in a house with a lot of them, it might struggle on some floors.


You should hear a sound after a minute or so, indicating that the robot is awake and changing. The software then displays a Wi-Fi interface, where you must choose a network to connect to and input your password. During the activation process, and Amazon Alexa notification flashed on my phone, stating that the new robot had been found.

Noise levels:

The Roomba i3+ was relatively quiet on the carpet, and we appreciated the ambient underlying hum. It’s noisy on hard floors – we couldn’t watch TV while it was operating, for instance. It is, nevertheless, quieter than a standard vacuum cleaner. When it re-docked and the dirt was vacuumed into the clean base, it was very loud.


The suction power of the iRobot i3+ robot vacuum is ten times that of the Roomba 600 series. It cleaned for about 90 minutes in testing until the battery died and it returned to its Clean Base. It, like other iRobot models, maybe somewhat noisy. The carpet in my office made a jarring, almost shrieking sound when I was working on it

The robots usually empties its trash after docking, but there is an option in the application that lets you to do it at any time.The blower is very noisy for about 30 seconds when it’s emptying the bin—about the same volume as an old-school standing vacuum. I checked the bin after multiple full test runs and it was empty.

Dirt disposal:

The i3+ incorporates an automated dirt disposal unit, which eliminates the need to empty the bin on the disposal unit. Emptying the bag is simple: simply lift the base unit’s cover, lift the bag out, and replace it with a fresh one. The bags are, however, extremely expensive – the set includes two, but a replacement pack of three costs less.


The Roomba app is simple to use and provides some useful customization choices, but the number of functions is restricted. It allows you to choose between a daily clean, in which the vacuum covers the space once, and an additional clean, in which the vacuum covers the space twice. For voice-activated vacuuming, it also works with Google Home and Alexa.


Because the i3+ robot vacuums can empty their dustbins, they don’t need to be replaced every time they need to be cleaned. When the robot requires maintenance, an app will notify you and even show you how to remove and clean the brushes. You should clean any hair that’s tangled around the brushes and wipe down all of the other sensors around once a month.

Battery life:

If the battery runs low during vacuuming, the iRobot i3 Plus vacuum will pause cleaning and return to the charging dock; it will then begin vacuuming where it left off. The battery level is displayed in the app, which uses a green-colored battery graphic to represent the charge level. We let it clean until the battery died, and it lasted around 1 hour 20 minutes before needing to be fully recharged.


  • Dustbin that empties itself 
  • Detects and concentrates on significantly dirty areas.
  • IFTTT and scheduling are supported.


  • There isn’t any intelligent mapping. 
  • Battery life is mediocre. 
  • Can be somewhat obnoxious


The iRobot Roomba i3+ robot vacuum is the firm’s most cheap model, and it can remove its trash for totally hands-free cleaning.

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