Smart vacuums or robot vacuums, whatever you call it is nothing short of a divine intervention for
couch potatoes like me. Granted, they are considerably more expensive than regular vacuum
cleaners. But they are also programmed to keep every nook and corner of your house clean
without any manual effort. To help you find the best bot vacuum for money, I have narrowed
down the options to 10 products. So, save yourself the ordeal of having to go through a plethora
of products and keep on reading.
Reviews of the Top 10 Smart Vacuums of 2017
iRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
iRobot has taken smart vacuum technology to a whole new level by combining practical design
with state-of- the-art features. The product under scanner features a bunch of powerful sensors
which sort of creates a map of your house in its memory. Once you push the power button, it will
navigate the area and firmly clean the carpet, your living area and even the hardly accessible
spots like under the bed, sofa et cetera. I leave for office early in the morning, I have kids and a
pet dog in my house. Using this vacuum has brought me inner peace. I don’t have to worry my
kids coming in touch of dog poop or hair anymore. Money spent well.
iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
Another piece of sheer genius by iRobot. The USP of Roomba 800 is undoubtedly the actuation
of the AeroForce Cleaning System. In layman’s terms, it is simply a technology to boost the
cleaning power manifold by increasing the unit’s suction power. If you have OCD about
cleaning like my mother, you’d appreciate its deep cleaning function, thanks to its Unique Spot
option. When you opt for this option, the equipment moves 3 feet outward from its starting
position and quickly sweeps back to the same position. Note that this function will only work for
deep cleaning a small area. Add to that, the upgraded version uses an XL life battery that lasts
significantly longer than ordinary NiMH batteries. Simple to use and maintain, the iRobot
Roomba 880 could be a worthy alternative to manual vacuum cleaners for small to medium
Eufy RoboVac 11Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Eufy RoboVac is the closest competitor to iRobot, the reigning king of smart vacuum cleaner
industry, in terms of executing advanced features. The Eufy RoboVac 11Robotic has embedded
cliff detection sensors which keep the device from tripping over the staircase. What I love the
most about this product is that the system works equally well on both hardwood and marble
floors. Another key feature is the Virtual Wall Lighthouse. It makes sure the machine doesn’t
leave the room it is placed in without thoroughly cleaning every last particle of dust and debris.
Not just that, you can also pre-set a weekly cleaning schedule for the bot and it will take care of
the rest. For those who hardly get the time off work to clean their house, this would be a worthy
iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot
Not all of us can afford to spend a fortune on robovacuums, some of us have to keep tabs on the
budget too. After hours of navigating from website to website, I finally found an affordable bot
cleaner that’s very much likely to stand the test of time. The ultimate combination of Jet Spray
and Vibrating Cleaning Head can tackle the toughest stains e.g. coffee stains, ink, ketchup stains
with ease. The lightweight, low-profile design would obediently mop the floor, bathroom,
kitchen area, sneak into the hard-to- reach spots and won’t stumble upon the staircase or any
other obstacle on its path. Disposing of the dirt is zero hassle with this machine. All you have to
do is to hold the cleaner on top of the trash can, push the cleaning pad eject button and pad will
drop into the trash. Done and dusted.
Neato Botvac Connected Wi-Fi Enabled Robot Vacuum
For the tech-savvy folks out there who are enthusiastic to try out the most high-end features,
Neato Botvac could be an ideal choice. This robotic cleaner isn’t limited to just sweeping and
dusting your floor on its own. What makes it stand above the rest is its remote control feature. By
downloading its app on your Android or iOS device, you will have all the functions right at your
fingertips. The cleaning efficiency is optimal in small, enclosed spaces. The machine would
move back and forth in the center of the room, mop the edges of the wall multiple times, thus
leaving no particle of dirt unattended.
ECOVACS DEEBOT M80 Pro Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
This Wi-Fi enabled, remote control beauty has been saving hours of hard work from the past 10
months in my office. To me, it looks like a miniature lady with a moping brush and bucket in her
hand, diligently cleaning each and every crevice of the room. There are a number of cleaning
stages to choose from. Therefore, there is barely any kind of mess it cannot deal with. It can
easily cross the door sill, though it’s quite tall, and carefully dodge the furniture to avoid
damage. I have programmed it to clean the entire office twice a day and it has been doing its job
quite well without anyone’s supervision.
iRobot Braava 380t Mopping Robot
A more powerful version of iRobot Braava jet 240, the Braava 380t is fast, efficient and
extremely convenient to use. Due to its small stature, it doesn’t have to struggle to slide under
the bed, wardrobe, sofa and other furniture. The no-frill mechanism of the machine will attract
the not-so- techy homeowners. There are two cleaning modes- wet mopping and dry sweeping.
These two modes are enough to cater to your everyday cleaning needs. It does an excellent job in
wiping off tough stains of the carpet. The dry cleaning function on a dust-covered hardwood
floor also performed exceedingly well during the test.
ILIFE A6 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
What’s even the point of finding and buying a smart vacuum cleaner if it can’t adapt to your
ever-evolving cleaning needs? The ILIFE A6 not only has several cleaning modes at your
disposal but it can also adjust the cleaning mechanism according to the floor type. Its special
Cyclonepower system prevents filter clogging even after 2 hours of constant vacuuming of a
dusty apartment. It integrates a premium spiral brush that aids in deep cleaning hard-to- reach
spots of the house. Another major highlight of this product is its extended battery life. Once fully
charged, it will relentlessly operate for 2 and a half hours which is higher than even many of its
more expensive counterparts.
iRobot Roomba 980 Wi-Fi Connected Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Another installation from the leading brand to make housekeeping easier than you can imagine.
The Roomba 980 has the best of iRobot technologies rolled into one sleek and compact bot
cleaner. While its AeroForce cleaning system enhances the vacuum efficiency by boosting the
suction power, the iAdapt 2.0 Navigation confines the machine in one room until it thoroughly
cleans every corner. From coffee stains, grease to pet hair, nothing can escape this beast. As the
icing on the cake, you can control, steer and customize the cleaner according to your needs using
the iRobot Home App on your smartphone.
bObi Classic Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Consider purchasing this particular machine if you’re going to deal with things more serious than
pet hair and dust. The product next up on my list takes deep cleaning a notch higher. It includes
HEPA filter which effectively removes allergens that might be fatal for asthma patients. The
high-grade multi-tier brushes clean the center of the room, edges of the wall and areas beneath
the furniture to perfection. If you switch on the Go! Mode, the bot will automatically navigate
through the areas of the room that require cleaning, then come back to its starting position and
connect to the charger. To top it all, it comes with long-lasting batteries that’ll last for more than
an hour once fully charged.
Smart vacuums can be quite expensive. One way save some money is to figure out how
much cleaning your house might need on a regular basis.
Also, take into account the size of the
premises and the type of floor you have. Once you start assessing the products based on these
criteria, choosing the best robot cleaner can make your life a whole lot easier.