Initially invented a little over 20 years ago by international manufacturers, the robotic vacuum has become extremely popular since. First known as the “Trilobite”, the invention was recognized as a novelty but the eventual failed hazardous design proved to be flawed and resulted in a discontinued product. Since that time, the robotic vacuum has revolutionized the way cleaning around the house is done. This Top 10 Best Vacuum Cleaning Robots Review – Buying Guide for 2017 article will attempt to provide a review of some of the top-selling robotic vacuums that are typically sold where available.
10 – iRobot Roomba 595
Manufactured by iRobot, this lightweight robotic vacuum weighs in at approximately 14 pounds and has the capability of vacuuming any surface from carpet to hardwood. Although this particular vacuuming model is amazing all around, one key built-in feature of this product includes the three-stage cleaning system ranging from suctioning to brushing over various floor types (including hardwood). Furthermore, the vacuum has a multitude of sensors built into it to recognize the directions the vacuum needs to go and the areas to stay away from. While one such sensor allows the vacuum to detect where a flat surface ends another sensor has the capability of sensing where its home base is located and easily returns to it when time to recharge. Overall, this particular is easy to use thanks, in part to the built-in scheduling system that allows set scheduled cleaning anytime between 1 to 7 times per week.
9 – ETENTUOS Robot with Automatic Recharging and Auto-Detection Timing
Equipped with several built-in functions as well as features, this specific robotic vacuum model has a cleaning span that lasts approximately 2 hours before the system needs to be recharged. One initial build in feature includes the various sensors meant to avoid obstacles (such as stairs). However, while the system is designed to rid carpeted areas of dust and pet hair the sensors also help determine what floor types this vacuum will work on. Additionally, a few nice features that come with the design includes auto recharge capability, a set vacuuming scheduling system, and limited noise functionality. Finally, this system features voice recognition and has a mopping system that detaches from the rest of the system and even comes with microfiber cloths.
8 – iRobot Roomba 630
Another system manufactured by iRobot, the Roomba 630 system not only works across all floor types but also has many similar features and functionalities common to robotic vacuums, While it is capable of removing dust, dirt, and a whole lot more this particular system can easily move along walls and more as it makes all areas of the home sparkling clean. Additional to this is the fact that this robotic vacuuming system can clean around and under most furniture rather under the couch, kitchen table, or bed. One included feature on this system is the pushable clean button for immediate cleaning requests. The system is also easily able to recognize areas where cleaning is not to be done thanks to the built-in sensor that programs the system to recognize various requests and preferences.
7 – ILIFE V5s
Designed and manufactured by ILIFE, a newer company who has been manufacturing robotic vacuums since 2007, the V5s model features a multi cleaning system capable of cleaning up dry and wet spills in addition to small pieces of debris. The system’s outside design includes a touchscreen display in addition to an overall lightweight design. However, on the inside, the system is fully equipped with sensors that are capable of recognizing obstacle placement including avoidance from falling down the stairs. Finally, this particular model goes directly to the home base charging station when it is in need of a recharge. Once fully charged the V5s system can handle all cleaning needs for an approximated hour and a half.
6 – ILIFE A4
The list continues with another manufactured model by ILIFE with the A4 model. Aside from the featured three-step cleaning system that is built directly into the system. This system has a slew of features that makes vacuuming a breeze. One such feature is the ability for this system to provide a deeper more condensed clean, especially on thinner carpet. In addition to this, the system is capable of moving across a wide range of different floor types. Moreover, the ILIFE A4 is capable of all floor cleaning tasks for up to a full two and a half hours when fully charged. Finally, this system can operate in and around the most narrow spaces and has blocking and avoidance sensors built-in. The system also recognizes and avoids obstacles, such as stairs, when operating.
5 – CleanMate QQ6
Equipped with all the bells and whistles, the CleanMate QQ6 features a virtually quiet system. It provides a thorough cleaning to a wide variety of floor types including carpet, wood, and even tiles. Furthermore, this system boasts a multitude of different moving patterns that include wall following, automatic, and much more. The system is also programmed to make the air cleaner by filtering all dust and other dirt particles. Overall, the CleanMate system features suctioning power alongside side various built-in cleaning brushes. The system cleans up all dust, has a built-in debris filter in addition to a scheduling system.
4 – ECOVACS Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for Carpets and Floors
Completely equipped with a vast amount of features and abilities, this robotic vacuum system is perfect for deep cleaning tasks. It is able to work across all floor types. Built-in sensors are capable of detecting where furniture and other household items are. Additionally, this system also includes sensors that keeps the system from falling down the stairs when detected. Another sensor is the auto charging feature that sends the unit back to the home base charging station. Once charged this system is programmed to clean up to two and a half hours. The features come in handy including auto and max cleaning settings in addition to the daily schedule setting,
3 – ILIFE V3s
Also featured in this list is the V3s robotic vacuum model presented by ILIFE. It is the perfect buy for those seeking to get a thorough cleaning. Overall, the V3s model is a design that is both lightweight as well as fairly thin. However, the design also has integrated features making the unit virtually noise-free. Additionally, this system contains several sensors making it capable of recognizing, avoiding and blocking various obstacles. Finally, this particular model features four varied cleaning modes and includes an auto setting. It also has a clean button that can be used for fast clean-up tasks.
2 – ECOVACS Robotic Vacuum Cleaner with Mop and Water Tank – Automatic Floor Cleaning Robot
This robotic vacuum model is lightweight and slim in its design and features a three system cleaning setup. While the attachable microfiber cloth can easily be attached to the tank reservoir other options include sweeping and vacuuming. In addition, it also consists of built-in sensors for object avoidance including stairs, furniture and more. That said, this unit can easily go around and under nearly any object. Finally, when the vacuuming is done the system will automatically return to its designated charging station.
1 – iRobot Roomba 650
The 650 model is the last in this seemingly long list of this list. This system is pretty much the same as previous systems. It features on the 650 system including the scheduling option that can be pre-selected along with the three-stage cleaning system. Also included are the multitude of sensors that avoids objects, auto return charge, and much more. Like most, this model too is capable of cleaning multiple floor types including tile, carpet, and, hardwood.
These are some of the best and the most commonly purchased among the available selections. Based on the presented evidence of each product, it is determined that the iRobot series are among the very best. While ILIFE seems to be a pretty good brand, iRobot has more to offer in terms of features. That said, the ultimate decision should be based on the individual needs of the buyer.