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9 Robot vacuums that will save you time (and your back)

Originally published at Gadget Flow on July 02, 2019.

One of the most popular smart home devices is the robot vacuum. Easily one of society’s most hated chores, these robots make light of vacuuming every last inch of our houses. From reaching the furthest corners to scrubbing under our furniture, they save our backs day after day.

If you’re looking into buying one, one of the first things you’ll see is a large variety in features as well as price. Some require a bit of human intervention to get started while others are so fully autonomous they even empty themselves. Some even combine a vacuum and a mop in one for unprecedented convenience.

So, which robot vacuum should you buy? It really depends on which features matter to you most.

iRobot Roomba i7+ Automatic Dirt Disposal Vacuum

With this robot vacuum, you don’t have to worry about emptying the dustbin. It’s able to empty itself with its automatic dirt disposal mechanism. The Roomba i7+ empties itself into the base, which can hold 30 bins’ worth of dust. If it vacuums daily, you can go an entire month without emptying it. Like its predecessor, this vacuum clears 99% of pet hair and other allergens. It’s also able to map your home and you can direct it to clean specific rooms at specific times.

What sets it apart: You can use it for a month without worrying about emptying the contents.

Narwal Self-Cleaning Robot Mop & Vacuum

Combining two vital cleaning processes in one, the Narwal is the future of home cleaning — this clever system actually cleans itself. It’s a highly intelligent device that thoroughly mops and vacuums your home all on its own, thanks to smart mapping and navigation. Because it cleans itself, it’s fully automatic so you truly don’t even need to lift a finger. In fact, Narwal washes, rinses, and dries the mop itself with no human intervention required. With a 5-liter water tank, you also don’t have to worry about continuously refilling the device.

What sets it apart: It cleans itself after each use so you don’t need to do a thing.

Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

This cleaner has a truly wireless design and features an ultra fine air filter. Working in the background, it lifts and sucks away even the smallest of particles all while running quietly. As a result, you will be able to keep your home clean and free from dust in a noise-free way. Plus, the battery life of this cleaner is about 1 hour and 30 minutes, giving it plenty of time to scour your floors. It works on its own or with a remote so you can direct it to particularly dirty spots.

What sets it apart: With a price of only $259, it’s an incredible buy for those who are sticking to a budget.

iRobot Roomba 960 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum

This autonomous cleaning device utilizes five times the air power of its predecessor for a deeper clean. Additionally, the Roomba 960 seamlessly moves around the whole level of your house while keeping track of its location to make sure that it covers all areas. If it’s running low on battery, it returns to its charging hub to recharge as needed until it completes the job. Let it move on its own or use the iRobot HOME App to schedule cleaning, monitor the Roomba 960, and more on the go.

What sets it apart: It tracks its location to make sure every area of the house is covered.

Coral One Handheld and Robot Vacuum

This 2-in-1 device works as a vacuum robot for daily cleaning and a handheld vacuum whenever you need to supplement. Complete with nozzle accessories and a handheld component, the Coral One cleans more than just your floors. In fact, you can use the Coral One to clean many different surfaces, including countertops, sofas, mattresses, and curtains. Using an internal computer, the vacuum robot easily navigates through your home. Likewise, the sensors prevent it from bumping into things and help it establish the most efficient cleaning path.

What sets it apart: If you don’t want to rely solely on a robot to keep things clean, this is the best option for you.

eufy RoboVac 30 Smart Vacuum

The device works with boundary strips so you can specifically map out the areas that you want it to clean. The BoostIQ technology automatically increases suction power within 1.5 seconds for when extra vacuuming strength is required for the best clean. Despite its power, the suction volume remains quiet and is no louder than a microwave. In addition, the RoboVac 30 features an anti-scratch tempered glass-top cover for protection, an infrared-sensor for evading obstacles, and drop-sensing technology to avoid falls.

What sets it apart: Thanks to the boundary strips, you can actually map out the areas you want to deep clean.

ECOVACS DEEBOT Slim 2 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Offering 110 minutes of run time and impressively low height, the DEEBOT Slim 2 is suitable for large and small spaces. Thanks to its low-profile design, the robotic vacuum cleaner easily accesses underneath your furniture and covers a larger area. It also features tangle-free suction while efficiently cleaning debris, dirt, and hair. You can also use the vacuum as a mop to deep clean your floors. Additionally, the DEEBOT Slim 2 provides different cleaning mode options including Auto Mode, Edge Mode, and Spot Mode.

What sets it apart: There are different modes to ensure every square inch of your home is as clean as can be.

MiJia Roborock Robot Vacuum Cleaner 2

The MiJia Roborock Robot 2 is a portable and effective vacuum cleaner that sweeps and mops. The device works for around 40 to 50 minutes and stops all on its own. Featuring a built-in bionic tank, the vacuum cleaner absorbs water which moisturizes the microfiber mop material. Additionally, its main brush has V-type bristles, offering a rotation speed of 1350 revolutions per minute. The side Z-form brushes provide a rotation speed of 330 revolutions per minute.

What sets it apart: This robot can actually plan its cleaning routes independently.

Mopet Microfiber Robot Vacuum Mop

Working for an impressive six hours at a time, this friendly little helper sweeps away the dirt from every nook and cranny. It vacuums up dust and pollen, leaving your floor squeaky clean. Because Mopet is just 8.75 inches wide, it can get under beds and between bookcases. In addition, this adorable robot comes with face stickers for a touch of personality. The microfiber brush on the underside is also easy to clean. You can also put your favorite oil-based scents on the brush to spread beautiful aromas throughout your home.

What sets it apart: It won’t just mop and clean your home but leave behind a beautiful aroma to help your home stay fresh.



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