Best Robot Vacuums You Can Buy - March 2019

Not a single person likes having to vacuum, to keep their home clean. It's one of those tasks that we don't mind giving to a robot. And now, robot vacuums have gotten pretty good, and to the point where, we can actually give it to the robots and not worry about having to vacuum at all.

There are literally hundreds of robot vacuums on the market right now. But which ones are the best ones to pick up and use for your home? Well, we've rounded up the very best robot vacuums that are currently available. These range from those that are under $200, to as much as $1,000.

iRobot Roomba i7

The iRobot Roomba i7 is currently the newest robot vacuum on the market, and it is a pretty incredible one. This is the one that will empty itself into its charging station, so you won't need to worry about dumping the dirt all over your clean floors. But that is in the Roomba i7+ which is another $250.

The Roomba i7 still sports iRobot's popular three-stage cleaning system, so it is able to get deep into the carpet and get everything up and out of your carpet. It can also clean hardwood, and tile floors, so it can really clean your entire room.

iRobot does map out your entire home. This is not because iRobot sells this data - they don't. iRobot maps it out, so that the Roomba knows where it needs to go and clean. Instead of cleaning in a random pattern like some of the more inexpensive robot vacuums on the market today. It does go in an actual pattern, to get every inch of your home.

The iRobot Roomba i7 can be picked up from Amazon using the link below. It's currently priced at $799. Now if you want the iRobot Roomba i7+ with the self-emptying dispenser, that'll be $1050 and that link is also below.

Roborock S5 Robot Vacuum

Now, if you are looking for the best robot vacuum, but don't have $800 to spend, the Roborock S5 is going to be the best option. This one is under $500, and can not only vacuum, but also mop your floors. Making it a really good option, for those that want to use it to clean their entire home.

Like the Roomba vacuums, Roborock does also map out your home. This allows you to see where it has cleaned and where it needs to clean. It also allows you to tell it specifically where to go to do a spot clean. In the app, you also have the ability to set up danger zones, to keep the vacuum from going in that area. Maybe you want it to stay out of your child's room while they are sleeping, set up that danger zone, and it'll steer clear.

There are four modes for cleaning, which includes Quiet, Balanced, Turbo and Max. Obviously the "Max" mode is geared towards deep cleaning, and does a really good job actually. The app will also tell you when the dust bin needs to be emptied, as well as when the sensors need to be cleaned and brushes replaced.

The Roborock S5 robot vacuum is one of the best out there, and right now you can pick it up from Amazon for just $469 using the link below.

eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11S (Slim)

This robot vacuum is from Anker (eufy is a sub-brand of Anker), so you already know what to expect with this one. It's a relatively inexpensive robot vacuum, that does pretty well. Now unlike the iRobot and Roborock vacuums already listed, this one does not map out your home, or go in a specific pattern. It goes in a random pattern. Which might sound like a bad idea, but it does still do a good job at getting every inch of your home - it may just take a bit longer.

The name of this one is the RoboVac 11S, and the "S" is for slim. That is because this robot vacuum is not quite as tall as the others out there, allowing it to go under your furniture without hitting it. That might sound like a small thing, but it's actually a big deal. As some others can't get under your couch to clean, normally.

eufy says that the RoboVac 11S will run for about 120 minutes before it needs to head back to its dock. If it hasn't finished cleaning before the battery starts dying, it'll start up again once the battery is fully charged.

You can pick up the eufy RoboVac 11S from Amazon for just $179 using the link down below.

iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum

The Roomba 960 is a cheaper Roomba from iRobot, but it does also work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, which enables some rather cool features. For instance, you are able to use your voice to control the Roomba with Alexa or Google Assistant. That can come in handy if you've spilled something and your hands are full. Just tell Alexa to clean it up.

Similar to the Roomba i7 listed already, the Roomba 960 does also have its own three-stage cleaning system, so it won't miss anything while it is cleaning your home. It also maps out your home, so it knows where it needs to go, and where it has already gone. This also is a big deal for spot cleaning. Say you want it to only clean in the living room, since it is able to map out your home, it'll know where the living room is.

You can pick up the iRobot Roomba 960 from Amazon using the link below, it is currently priced at $550.

ILIFE V3s Pro Robotic Vacuum

The ILIFE V3s Pro is another one that is pretty inexpensive, and it doesn't offer a lot of the features that the others have. But to hit this price point, ILIFE did not sacrifice the cleaning ability of the vacuum. Which is also a big deal. The last thing you'd want is to get a vacuum that doesn't really clean well. This is a great robot vacuum for those that want to try one out, or don't want to spend several hundred dollars on a robot vacuum.

This one does not have an app that you can use to control it. Instead, it comes with a remote. But you can still tell it when to clean, and where to clean. You can set up a schedule for it as well, so that it only cleans at a certain time of day, which can be very helpful as well. And of course, that means that there is no Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant support included either.

You can pick up the ILIFE V3s Pro from Amazon using the link below, it is priced at $159 making it the cheapest model on our list.

Roborock E25 Robot Vacuum

The Roborock E25 is basically the cheaper cousin of the Roborock S5. This one is under $300, and does not use lasers to get around your home. Instead, it uses a dual-gyro system, which still works pretty well (and is cheaper). So you still won't need to worry about it bumping into your furniture, or hitting the walls unnecessarily.

It is also a pretty smart robot vacuum, it is able to auto-adjust when it gets onto carpet after being on hardwood floor. It'll adjust the suction for hardwood floor since it does need to be as powerful, then ramp it back up when it is back on carpet. Speaking of suction, it's pretty powerful, at 1800Pa. That's stronger than a lot of the other models on this list that are cheaper.

This all works through the Mi Home app, and it does still map out your home, so that you can see where it has cleaned and where it still needs to do some cleaning. Of course, you can also set a schedule for it to clean at a specific time, as usual.

You can pick up the Roborock E25 Robot Vacuum from Amazon using the link below. It is currently priced at $250, which may be the best value for your money, on this list.

Wrap Up

Robot vacuums have really come a long way in the past few years. It used to be that you would still need to vacuum behind the robot vacuum, but that is no longer the case. You can schedule them to vacuum your home about everyday, and have them clean up with ease. And now that you can also use your voice to control them, is another pretty awesome feature to have available. Soon, we'll never have to worry about vacuuming our home, as we'll have a robot that can do it, and get everything up - even in the corners.

There are some great robot vacuums on this list, some are a bit more expensive than others. If you are looking for the best all-around robot vacuum, it's going to be either the iRobot Roomba i7 or the Roborock S5. Those are both really great - and surprisingly, at very different price points. The others on this list are really great, for their price. You really can't go wrong with any of the options here, just some are a bit better than others.

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