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The Best Top 5 Robot Vacuum Cleaners of November, 2018

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“It’s about time they invented a robot that will clean the house”, our dear grandma’s would say. Now that wish is granted.

Robotic vacuum cleaners are perfect for those of us who find cleaning boring (read: every person on the planet). They’re also a great benefit for anyone with mobility issues.

But not every automatic vacuum cleaner is the same.

Thanks to technological advancements, certain models are smarter and more efficient than others. This makes them a worthy investment even for professionals. For starters, they can optimize themselves to suit hardwood floors, tiles and carpets. The right machine will leave your home sparkling clean.

Another positive is that the prices of robot cleaners have continued to take a dramatic fall. No longer an expensive investment, you can now bag yourself a quality smart vacuum for under $200.

Still, you will want to make sure the robot cleaner you buy meets your cleaning requirements.

Curious about the best Robot Vacuums on sale in November, 2018? We’ve found the best to suit any budget!

1) iLife A6 Pro

Overview

The ILIFE A6 is the cream of the crop.

This smart robot uses CyclonePower technology to suck up dust, dirt and hairs quickly and effectively. We really love the super slim modern design that makes this vacuum cleaner a pleasure to have in the home.

What We Like

It’s often said that robot vacuum cleaners are not as efficient as traditional vacuums. Well, in that case the iLife A6 is a myth buster.

The design thin enough to get under your furniture and extract unwanted dirt from the hardest places. The smart sensors prevent the robot from running into obstacles, and even differentiate different floor types such as hardwood and laminate. It will also alert you when it’s low on power. For a single charge, you get up to 100 minutes of automated cleaning time, which is generous.

As a brand, iLife are long established in the robot vacuum world. They’ve been manufacturing for over a decade, so you get great customer service in case of any issue.

What Needs Improving

Turns out, it doesn’t like stray LEGO (then again, neither do our feet). Small toys got (briefly) lodged in the machine, although they did no harm. So this vacuum works best in an already de-cluttered environment.

9.0Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Look...those of us who tested this robo cleaner live in a house with two kids, a dog, and a cat running around. There’s never a moment without dirt, food scraps, or dust gathering in balls under the furniture. This vacuum cleaner handled it all. We're more than satisfied. It's clearly an Amazon best-seller for a reason.

ILIFE A6 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

1 used from $129.99
Last update was in: September 5, 2018 7:26 am
$209.00 $219.99

 


2) Neato Robotics Laser Guided Robot Cleaner

Overview

This robot vacuum cleaner from Neato Robotics is incredibly impressive. This machine has reduced our average cleaning needs from every week to around once a month. How, you may ask?

What We Like

This is a higher-spec model. It has high-suction power with dedicated carpet and floor cleaning modes. Thanks to the laser technology, it maps space with accuracy (single and multiple floors), and selects the most optimal route for covering the whole of the room. It effectively cleans in precise lines instead of randomly. You can even map no-go zones that your robot will never go into.

What Needs Improving

The one downside was that removing and emptying the dustbin is gimmicky.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This is state of the art machine that is worth splashing the cash for. The laser technology is ahead of the game when it comes to cleaning precision, and nothing beats the convenience.

Neato Robotics D6 Connected Laser Guided Vacuum for Pet Hair, Works with Amazon Alexa, Black

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Last update was in: November 1, 2018 11:52 am
$699.00 $729.99

 


3) ECOVACS Deebot N79S

Overview

The Deepot N79S is the popular successor to the N79. This robotic vacuum is especially designed for hardwood floors and low pile carpets. There are 4 cleaning modes, including accelerated suction to clean those stubborn spots with ease. You can even set your machine to vacuum daily. You go to work, and come home from a long, hard day to a vacuumed home. That’ll make your days a little easier.

What We Like

You can expect to get the same fantastic attributes of any Ecovacs product. The vacuum cleaner has several built-in sensors. These give it the intelligence to avoid your precious furniture.

It has a strong build, with heavy-duty wheels. Miraculously, these won’t leave a single mark on even delicate wooden floors.

Finally, the air-filtration system is indispensable, especially if your home tends to harbor a lot of dust, or you’re a pet owner.

The other benefit is the max suction power mode. Sometimes robotic cleaners get criticized for not being powerful enough, especially on carpets. This makes the N79S more effective if you have challenging surfaces.

What Needs Improving

On the downside, the N79S is a bit louder and heavier than its predecessor. But even these flaws come with silver linings. The weight does give the vacuum extra stability while moving around your home. The sound won’t be more than 70 decibels, which beats most traditional vacuum cleaners.

9.5Expert Score
The Final Verdict

All in all, this is an exceptional product. So what sets the N79S apart - and perhaps more importantly, why should you choose it over the N79? If you’re a techy, it offers new voice activation that is compatible with Amazon Echo, Dot and Tap. You'll have lots of fun telling your vacuum to clean while you handle other chores... or put your feet up and relax (Why not, right?)

ECOVACS DEEBOT N79S Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Max Power Suction, Alexa Connectivity, App Controls, Self-Charging for Hard Surface Floors &...

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4) iRobot Roomba 960

Overview

The Roomba 960 is iRobot’s flagship vacuum cleaner, with a price to match. But is it worth paying extra? If you feel like splashing the cash, this robotic vacuum cleaner is worth every penny.

What We Like

The 960 comes with the tech advancements that you expect from a top-of-the-line machine. More than any other product we tested, this vacuum will make you feel like you’ve stepped into the future. It not only takes the task of vacuuming off your hands, it makes you feel like you’re living with the Jetsons as it works.

This model offers a lot more power than the older 690 – ideal if you have a large home with many types of rooms and floors. Like the more affordable version, the 960 is slim enough to slide under chairs and couches.

There’s a built-in camera that maps your surfaces. The machine knows exactly where it is at all times. Best of all, it will respond to commands without losing a sense of which parts of the floor are still dirty. Last year a New York Times article questioned whether robot vacuums like the Roomba are sharing information about your home to third parties, but there are data safeguards in place to ensure that your privacy is protected.

Another great feature is the automatic recharging. If it runs out of juice, the 960 will pause and recharge, before continuing cleaning where it left off. You won’t have to do a thing!

There’s also a boost mode, designed for carpets. This mode is self-activated when it comes across a carpet.

Think voice activation technology is neat? Good, because like the 690, the 960 features voice activation from Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Get your vacuuming going even from the other side of the house with a simple verbal command.

The navigation technology is flawless. Have a trouble area (or three) that seems to hate coming clean? You can request the machine go over it more than once, making sure it’s spotless.

What Needs Improving

Live in a huge house? Make sure that the base is located in a central part, otherwise the iRoomba may struggle to find signal. We also wish that the robot could be managed by more than one smart device at a time, but hey, that’s minor!

9.2Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Here’s the deal: If you can afford it, we recommend the 960 over the 690. The extra features will make your cleaning so much easier that they're undoubtedly worth it. But if simple is your thing, go with the lesser model. You can't go wrong with either.

iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity, Works with Alexa, Ideal for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors

12 used from $384.30
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Last update was in: November 1, 2018 10:01 am
$549.00 $699.00

 


5) ECOVACS Deebot N78

Overview

Ecovacs are the worldwide industry-leading brand for robot vacuum cleaners. The Deebot N78 is one of their flagship models, and it’s impressing everyone from ordinary people to professional cleaners.

What We Like

It’s feature-packed, offering 3x specialized cleaning settings. This is on top of its smart auto-clean, which includes the coveted Edge Mode. Edge Mode allows the robot to self-vacuum even the sharpest corners and furniture edges.

Don’t worry about damages, either. It has both a full anti-collision safeguard and bumpers to keep your delicate possessions safe.

We’re most impressed by the air filter. The machine collects even the smallest airborne particles as it cleans. They don’t have the chance to fall to the floor and settle. This is fantastic if you’re a pet owner, or if anyone with allergies lives in your home.

Operating the Deepot is simple. You use a basic app which allows you to schedule cleans, select the cleaning mode, and track charge levels. All it requires is a basic WiFi connection and a smartphone (Apple or Android). No fancy accessories necessary.

This robot floor cleaner packs a powerful punch. With more than 1.5 hours of 1,000-900 PA suction power, this cleaner will have no trouble cleaning even a large home. And as an added bonus: you wouldn’t think something so powerful could be so quiet, but it is. Listening to it gently humming away is almost relaxing. It’s nothing at all like the noisy traditional vacuums. A huge benefit.

What Needs Improving

Given the affordable price, this is still a relatively modest machine. It’s not going to deep clean thick surfaces, such as a dense rug. It’s better suited for smooth surfaces, and light, low-pile carpeting. Another weakness is that it struggles in homes with staircases. Don’t worry – it will stop at the edge. But, ours had problems recognizing the situation. It would often produce an error message, which can be a little frustrating.

8.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

It thrilled us to find such a good quality, reliable and powerful automatic vacuum for a fraction of the price. If you're looking to save a few bucks by not buying the most expensive model (N79S) but still incorporate modern technology into your cleaning routine, this is a great buy.

ECOVACS DEEBOT N78 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, Tangle-free Suction for Pet Hair, hard floor (Certified Refurbished)

Last update was in: November 9, 2018 3:18 am

 


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