Best robot vacuums for every budget

BEST DEALS ON ROBOT VACUUMS:
iRobot Roomba i3 — $349.99
eufy by Anker, BoostIQ RoboVac 30C — $200 with on-page coupon
iRobot Roomba 981 — $349.99
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BEST IF YOU HAVE NO BUDGET CONSTRAINTS

iRobot Roomba s9+


iRobot's heavy hitter harnesses quadruple the suction of the i7+ and is totally self-sufficient.

Battery life: 120 minutes


Suction power: 2,500 Pa


Navigation: Imprint smart mapping of your home


App connected: Yes


Alexa and Google Assistant: Yes


$1,100 from iRobot





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BEST LOW-PROFILE

Eufy RoboVac 11s


At less than three inches tall, Eufy's Slim model is low-height with low noise and a low price.

Battery life: 100 minutes


Suction power: 1,300 Pa


Navigation: Infrared sensors and drop detection


App connectivity: No


Alexa and Google Assistant: No


$219.99 from Eufy





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BEST FOR HARDWOOD FLOORS

Roborock S6


Tenacious suction and effective mopping make the S6 more well-rounded than iRobot's mops.


Battery life: 180 minutes


Suction power: 2,000 Pa


Navigation: AI room mapping and sensors, obstacle detection cameras


App connected: Yes


Alexa and Google Assistant: Yes


$649.99 from Amazon





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CHEAPEST ROOMBA WITH WIFI

iRobot Roomba 675


This mindful Roomba can operate on scheduled cleanings while you're away and rarely gets stuck.

Battery life: 90 minutes


Suction power: 600 Pa


Navigation: Adaptive sensors, virtual barriers


App connected: Yes


Alexa and Google Assistant: Yes


$279.99 from Amazon





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FASTEST CLEAN

Neato BotVac D7 Connected


The D-shaped competition for the Roomba S9+ is speedy and strong on carpets doused in pet hair.

Battery life: 150 minutes


Suction power: 2,000 Pa


Navigation: Smart mapping, 360-degree laser scanning


App connected: Yes


Alexa and Google Assistant: Yes


$799.99 from Amazon





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BEST AFFORDABLE SELF-EMPTYING VAC

Shark IQ RV101AE


Shark's smartest can auto-empty and tackle specific rooms for less than the Roomba i3+.

Battery life: 90 minutes


Suction power: 2,000 Pa


Navigation: Smart mapping


Alexa and Google Assistant: Yes


App connected: Yes


$599.99 from Amazon





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BUDGET PICK

ILIFE V3s


Despite erratic cleaning patterns, this reliable affordable model does the damn thing on hard floors.

Battery life: 100 minutes


Suction power: 1,000 Pa


Navigation: Infrared sensors, drop detection


Alexa and Google Assistant: No


App connected: No (uses a remote instead)


$159.99 from Amazon


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