Roomba 981 vs 980

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Roomba 981 vs 980

Postby babakonda » January 9th, 2019, 8:52 pm

Looking to buy a 981 (I’m in Europe), but I can’t google up any reliable info on 981 vs 980 differences. Tried local iRobot support and they don’t have a clue about it.
The only tiny piece of info I found is from an obscure reddit post stating it doesn’t have the same battery as 980x
It seems that 981 is actually identical as 980, just marketed on Amazon (dark blue color).
Can someone please confirm that or perhaps share more details?

Many thanks in advance.
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Re: Roomba 981 vs 980

Postby babakonda » January 9th, 2019, 9:32 pm

I also tried contacting iRobot US support chat, yet no luck. At first they didn’t know about the 981 at all, then confirmed it’s the same as 980, and after that again no knowledge about that model. I’m a bit dissapointed now.

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After this they pasted the full list of specs for 980, but not for 981.

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Edit: managed to find more info on iRobot.si (Slovenian store). Seems that, except for the color, it’s identical to 980.
Leaving this here in case someone encounters the same dilemma.
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Re: Roomba 981 vs 980

Postby babakonda » January 17th, 2019, 7:52 pm

Just an update. iRobot tech support emailed me with the following info:
“The 980 and 981 are the exact same in terms of features and functionality. The only reason why the model number is different is to help us recognize which model was designed for which region.
The features that were provided in the chat session apply to both mode”.

So, all clear. :)
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