Best Robot Vacuums of 2018

By Reviewed Staff

Whether you just like the idea of home automation, or you physically can't do the same level of cleaning anymore, a robot vacuum is there to help you pick up. And while the Roomba name is nearly synonymous with robot vacuums, there's a wider variety than you might think, which can make picking the one that's right for you that much harder.

Luckily, we make sure to put every robot vacuum that comes into our labs through their paces in a grueling test of their navigation, ability to clean, and ease of use. Our current favorite is the iRobot Roomba 980 (available at Amazon for $707.00), but we have picks for all needs and budgets.

— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

Updated August 24, 2018

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iRobot Roomba 980 Best Overall
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iRobot Roomba 980

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  • Best of Year 2017

iRobot Roomba 980

Best Overall

The iRobot Roomba 980 is the new flagship model from the pioneering home robotics company. It has the battery life and navigation programming to zip from room to room with ease, but it also adds WiFi connectivity and multi-room cleaning. No robot vacuum is perfect—and this one had some trouble with dirt pickup. It's expensive, too. But if you have a whole floor to clean and the money to spend, it's worth a look. Read full review.

Neato Botvac Connected

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  • Best of Year 2016

Neato Botvac Connected

The Neato Botvac Connected has both brains and brawn. In addition to a navigation system that lets it find dirt, and powerful brushes that clean it up, the Connected can be controlled remotely via an app for your smartphone. This app can set cleaning schedules and even directly control the unit. All in all, the Neato Botvac Connected presents high-end technology in a relatively affordable package. Read full review.

Neato Botvac D7 Connected

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  • Editors' Choice

Neato Botvac D7 Connected

The Neato Botvac D7 Connected stands as a milestone in robot vacuums. It's the first robot vacuum you can tell when, how, and where to clean–all from your smart phone. With its innovative No-go lines feature, you can draw lines on virtual maps, that the D7 creates, to prevent the unit from going near sensitive areas. While the No-go feature is cool, Neato also made a robot vacuum that cleans well. Read full review.

iLife A4s

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  • Best of Year 2017

iLife A4s

The iLife A4s is an affordable robot vacuum that gets the job done. With a retail price of around $199, the iLife is one of the best affordable robot vacuums on the market. In fact, it has a similar design to our top affordable cleaner, the Eufy RoboVac 11. What gives the A4s an advantage is its low, three-inch profile. Its cleaning cycles were long but effective. With a vacuum like this, dirt has nowhere to hide. Read full review.

EcoVacs Deebot Ozmo 930

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  • Editors' Choice

EcoVacs Deebot Ozmo 930

We think the EcoVacs DeeBot Ozmo 930 sits ahead of most of the competition. Most smart vacuums let you start, stop, and schedule from your phone. You can create virtual barriers–lines you don’t want the 930 to cross. The opposite is also possible. With a single swipe, the app tells the 930 to go over a certain area multiple times. This feature works really well with high-traffic locations in your home. Read full review.

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