Best Robot Vacuums iMore 2019

There are many robovacs on the market that claim to pack in all sorts of unique features but when you get right down to it, many of them are the same. These are some of the best, truly unique, truly feature-packed robot vacuums we've come across in 2019.

Best for Most: iRobot Roomba 690

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You'd be hard-pressed to find a list of the best robot vacuums without the good ol' Roomba 690. It's Wi-Fi connected, giving you the option to control your robovac from its companion smartphone app, and it also works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant, meaning you can issue a voice command to start it cleaning.

$298 at Amazon

Reliable: iRobot Roomba 980

The Roomba 980 is a powerhouse of a robotic vacuum. It can clean for up to 120 minutes at a time but will dock, recharge, and start cleaning again until the job is done while using Roomba's Smart Mapping technology to literally map out your house, creating the most efficient cleaning route and remembering where it's been and what it has left to clean.

$888 at Amazon

Affordable: ECOVACS Deebot N79S

The Deebot N79S runs for about 1.7 hours before it needs to recharge and includes a three-stage cleaning system (brush rollers, an edge brush, and vacuum suction), but that doesn't mean it won't deep sweep your floors. If you're looking for a budget-friendly robotic vacuum with voice control, the Ecovacs Deebot N79S is absolutely worth a look.

$180 at Amazon

Pet Friendly: eufy RoboVac 15c

The eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15c is a smart robotic vacuum that works great for cleaning up the fur and hair your pets leave behind. It doesn't have Wi-Fi connectivity, and you won't be able to control your robot while you're out of your home, but you can set it cleaning with the included remote control, making it both convenient and reliable.

$250 at Amazon

Versitile: Neato Robotics D7

The Neato D7's D-shaped design gives it more room for an extra-large dust box, a wider cleaning brush, and a closer clean for corners and baseboards. Once it's mapped out your home, you can use the companion app to create virtual boundaries that'll keep the vacuum from running over your tassel-laden carpet or bumping into your pet's water bowl.

$697 at Amazon

Automatic Charge: Deebot OZMO 601

The DEEBOT OZMO 601 from Ecovacs can pull double duty. It works as a vacuum, gobbling up dirt, dust, pet hair, and more from your carpets, or as a mop, with included pads for mopping the hard surfaces in your home. It's got 120 minutes of run time, and will automatically return to its charger when it runs low on battery.

$190 at Amazon

Keep your house neat and tidy with help from a robot maid

All of these vacuums are great options for delegating the time-consuming chore of vacuuming your home, ranging from barebones but budget-friendly to the truly expensive and robust. For our money, we'd go with the iRobot Roomba 690. It's a reliable workhorse of a vacuum, and while it might not have all of the bells and whistles of its more expensive counterparts, it's a great choice for most homes.

If you're looking to save a bit more money, though, then the ECOVACS Deebot N79S is worth taking a peek at. You get 1.7 hours of battery life, and a reliable cleaning tool that'll keep your floors spick-and-span.

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