In the past In a few years, no product I’ve tested has advanced as fast as the humble robot vacuum cleaner. Wherever you used to play random ping pong in your kitchen, you can now find robotic vacuum cleaners at all prices with an incredible variety of features, such as mapping capabilities, self-emptying containers and even cameras.
Vacuuming a constantly changing home is a complicated task and no robot vacuum cleaner is perfect. However, I try them in one of the most difficult environments possible: a two-story family home with carpets with messy kids and a dog spilling, and I personally find them indispensable. Whether you’re drowning in cat hair, needing to lighten your work, or just want to spend more time with your family, we have a selection to help you.
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Updated May 2022: We’ve added new options, such as the Roborock Q5 +, and trimmed some older units.
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