iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
Although iRobot has long ruled the robot vacuum market, the increasing number of high-quality contenders has forced them to aggressively pursue design improvements. The iRobot Roomba 880 is part of their latest generation of robot vacuums, introducing technology such as the AeroForce system. which makes the vacuum brushless; instead it uses rubber-like extractors which improve performance and reduce maintenance.
This vacuum has the same basic style as other iRobot models, but offers several performance improvements. The dust bin is slightly larger, although still fills up quickly like any other robot vacuum. The Virtual Walls can now also be used as lighthouses, meaning you can designate areas where the vacuum cannot go as well as lead it down a hallway and into another room.
Performance is excellent all-around, with only some problems shown with picking up heavy amounts of pet hair. Features are plentiful, with the ability to program a schedule, set a spot mode (keeps the vacuum within a three-foot radius for more intensive cleaning), and more. A remote control is also included, allowing for both choosing modes and manually steering the vacuum around.