Robot vacuums have become more capable than ever. From dirt detection to advanced suction, robot vacuums offer it all these days. This is just one reason some believe they'll soon clean better than humans. But until then, they're still perfect for light, care-free, automatic maintenance. These are the best robot vacuums for every budget, meaning you can say goodbye to your least favorite chore!
iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum Shop Here
"Roomba" has almost become synonymous with the idea of a robot vacuum. And the iRobot Roomba 690 is further proof as to why. While it lacks some of the advanced cleaning features found in pricier robot vacuums, it does all the key basics well, and at an incredibly reasonable price point.
With a three-stage cleaning system, the Roomba 690 can handle dust, hair, and larger pieces of dirt. A side brush is also on board for reaching edges and corners. You can schedule up to seven cleaning sessions per week in advance.
The vacuum has a low profile and the ability to adjust to all floor types. It automatically docks after cleaning, and comes with "virtual wall" tech to keep it only in the rooms you want.
Available Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to control the robot vacuum via a smartphone app. Support for voice commands via Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant is also available, allowing you to easily integrate the vacuum into your smart home.
The robot vacuum has received high marks from reviewers at Wired and PCMag for delivering a robust set of features at an affordable price. It's also among the top picks in a robot vacuum shopping guide by Wirecutter.
eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S Robot Vacuum Shop Here
The highly rated eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S robot vacuum by Anker is our favorite budget buy. It has a slim profile (which allows it to easily reach under most couches and beds), robust suction power, and up to 100 minutes of cleaning time between charges. A slightly pricier MAX variant with even more suction power is also available for those who need it.
Other key features of the vacuum include a triple-layered filter system and a tempered glass cover that protects it from scratches. Once its battery runs out, the RoboVac 11S will automatically return to its charging station.
The RoboVac uses infrared tech for navigating its way around, coupled with a drop sensor to help it avoid falling off ledges. Controlling the vacuum takes place via a remote control with a handy digital display.
iRobot Roomba s9+ Robot Vacuum Shop Here
The recently launched Roomba s9+ is not only iRobot’s finest product to date, but also an instant contender for the best product of its kind. It has a sophisticated three-stage cleaning system with two multisurface rubber brushes and powerful suction, and top-notch mapping tech, which allows you to pick a specific room for the Roomba s9+ to clean.
Best of all, like its predecessor, the Roomba s9+ also comes bundled with a charging station, which automatically empties its bin after each cleaning session. Dubbed a Cleaning Base, the accessory has enough capacity for 30 Roomba s9+ bins. Naturally, it is designed to keep dust and allergens away. A variant of the vacuum without a cleaning base is also available for a lower price.
The all-new design of the iRobot Roomba s9+ allows it to clean corners, as well as walls, better than any of its predecessors. The robot vacuum has a built-in corner brush that’s dedicated to these tasks. You can control the gadget via a sleek mobile app, or with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands.
Neato Botvac D7 Connected Robot Vacuum Shop Here
Laser-guided mapping and navigation is the feature that sets the Neato Botvac D7 Connected apart from all of its competitors. Commonly used in self-driving cars, the technology allows the robot vacuum to scan and systematically clean spaces, as well as easily avoid obstacles (even in the dark).
Thanks to cutting-edge tech and top-notch performance, the Botvac D7 has earned glowing reviews from Wired and TechRadar. The Botvac D7 Connected can store multiple floor plans and allow you to set no-go lines from your smartphone without the need to install physical barriers of any kind.
The product also features support for voice commands from Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant via dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity. You can also control the device via a smartphone app, or even a Facebook Messenger bot.
The robot vacuum features a main brush and a side brush that can reach difficult spots (the shape also helps it clean corners easily). The device is also good at picking up pet hair. Its rechargeable battery can deliver up to 2 hours of cleaning time between charges.
In case you find the D7 a tad too pricey, consider the Neato Botvac D4 Connected instead. It has the same clever navigation tech, but inferior cleaning capabilities and battery life.
Samsung POWERbot R7070 Robot Vacuum Shop Here
The Samsung POWERbot R7070 delivers consistently powerful suction on all surfaces, courtesy of proprietary technology that helps it separate dirt and debris into a separate chamber. The vacuum can automatically adjust the suction power depending on the floor surface.
Other key features of the POWERbot R7070 include Samsung's latest mapping technology, Amazon Alexa compatibility, and large wheels for seamlessly moving over obstacles. We like that the robot vacuum has a self-cleaning brush that automatically removes tangled pet hair.
The vacuum is compatible with Amazon Alexa (the feature requires a Wi-Fi connection). You can also control the vacuum remotely with your smartphone.
iRobot Braava jet 240 Shop Here
The iRobot Braava jet 240 mopping robot is the perfect sidekick to your robot vacuum. It can mop and sweep all types of floors in every room of your home, and it can even reach difficult spots thanks to its compact and cleverly designed body.
The hands-free mopping magic happens with the help of a precision jet spray and a vibrating cleaning head. Combined, they help the Braava jet 240 tackle even the toughest floor stains. A single button press begins the cleaning process, while a smartphone app allows you to keep the device up-to-date.
Three types of removable mopping pads are available for the Braava, and the device will automatically select the cleaning mode based on the pad you install.