Why This Research Matters
While Roombas have become synonymous with robot vacuums, there are actually a variety of manufacturers that exist in order to aid you with the quest for cleaner floors. With so much choice on the market, it can be difficult to know which Roomba is best suited to your needs. Some things to consider when choosing a robot vacuum include the size of your home, the floor type, and how much pet hair you have. It is also important to determine how much you are willing to spend. Once you have these various factors decided, all that is left to do is explore your options!
Why is the iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum Our Editor's Choice?
The iRobot Roomba 980 has a variety of smart features that make the $800 price tag worth every cent. Firstly, this Roomba works with voice activated control and is compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. What's more, via the enhanced iRobot HOME app, you will be able to schedule cleans anytime from any location. You will be able to select either a one-pass or a two-pass clean and a final edge clean. These smart features will also give you access to viewing maps of the cleaned area even if you're not at home at the touch of a button!
Why do we Recommend the Neato Robotics D7 Connected?
Seamless setup is something that really stood out for us with the Neato Robotics D7 Connected. Not only does the product come preassembled but all you need to do is download the app on Android and iOS and you will receive simple instructions as to how to pair the vacuum to your Wi-Fi network. The app is intuitive, displays how much battery your vacuum has at the touch of a button and stores cleaning history too. What's more, you can set virtual 'no-go lines' around places that you want the Neato Robotics D7 to avoid unlike so many with Roombas on the market.
Why did the EUFY BoostIQ RoboVac 11S Stand Out?
The BoostIQ RoboVac 11S has a number of impressive features. It has large wheels which not only glide easily over carpets but in addition, climb over door ledges to get straight to the dirt. In addition, this Roomba uses drop-sensing technology which means that it will not fall off ledges or fall down the stairs. We also like the fact that when the battery is running low, the RoboVac 11S automatically returns to the charging base. This means that you will never be caught without battery. Finally, priced at just under $230, this Roomba is outstanding value for money if you are looking for a Roomba without smart features.
Why do we Recommend the Samsung POWERbot R7070 Pet Robot Vacuum?
The Samsung POWERbot R7070 has a dust capacity of 0.3 L and the filter is washable so no need to buy replacements. The sound was quieter than traditional vacuums and even quieter than some other robot vacuums, so it shouldn't bother you if you decide to run it while you are at home. The robot can connect to the Samsung Connect App, which is compatible with both Android and iOS. This robot overall did a good job of picking up various debris such as pet hair, dust, and flour. Samsung offers a 1-year warranty, and you can add a 2- or 3- year extended protection plan on Amazon.
If you want a cleaner home but vacuuming is not your favorite chore then investing in a Roomba is the right decision for you. These vacuums have been known to pick up dirt efficiently, even after someone has run over the space with a regular vacuum. You can set up your robot vacuum to clean when you're out of the house, though many are so quiet that people aren't bothered by them running when you're at home. Although it is best to invest in the right Roomba for your personal needs, it was the iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum that won Editor's Choice for us. We loved its compatibility with Alexa, the impressive recharging feature and the user-friendly phone app.
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