Best Robot Vacuums of 2018By Reviewed Staff
Whether you just like the idea of home automation, or you physically can't do the same level of cleaning anymore, a robot vacuum is there to help you pick up. And while the Roomba name is nearly synonymous with robot vacuums, there's a wider variety than you might think, which can make picking the one that's right for you that much harder.
Luckily, we make sure to put every robot vacuum that comes into our labs through their paces in a grueling test of their navigation, ability to clean, and ease of use. When the dust finally settles (in the vacuums, of course) our experts examine the results to determine which are the best of the best.
If you want the full scoop on each bot, just click through to read its full review. Otherwise, here's a look at which robot vacuums are the best on the market today.
Updated January 11, 2018
The iRobot Roomba 980 is the new flagship model from the pioneering home robotics company. It has the battery life and navigation programming to zip from room to room with ease, but it also adds WiFi connectivity and multi-room cleaning. No robot vacuum is perfect—and this one had some trouble with dirt pickup. It's expensive, too. But if you have a whole floor to clean and the money to spend, it's worth a look.
The Eufy RoboVac 11 combines a luxury aesthetic with an affordable price tag. Over the course of a week, the Eufy can match the performance of a full-sized vacuum. Combine that with a scheduling feature on the remote and you have a winner. However, the RoboVac suffers from a few drawbacks. This robot vacuum comes with no virtual walls to keep it out of unwanted areas, and clean times can last over an hour and a half.
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The Neato Botvac Connected has both brains and brawn. In addition to a navigation system that lets it find dirt, and powerful brushes that clean it up, the Connected can be controlled remotely via an app for your smartphone. This app can set cleaning schedules and even directly control the unit. All in all, the Neato Botvac Connected presents high-end technology in a relatively affordable package.
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The iLife A4s is an affordable robot vacuum that gets the job done. With a retail price of around $199, the iLife is one of the best affordable robot vacuums on the market. In fact, it has a similar design to our top affordable cleaner, the Eufy RoboVac 11. What gives the A4s an advantage is its low, three-inch profile. Its cleaning cycles were long but effective. With a vacuum like this, dirt has nowhere to hide.
The Neato Botvac D7 Connected stands as a milestone in robot vacuums. It's the first robot vacuum you can tell when, how, and where to clean–all from your smart phone. With its innovative No-go lines feature, you can draw lines on virtual maps, that the D7 creates, to prevent the unit from going near sensitive areas. While the No-go feature is cool, Neato also made a robot vacuum that cleans well.