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Best robot hoovers in The Netherlands - Comparison and Reviews 2021

We picked the 7 best robot hoovers in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

A robotic hoover may sound like a thing of the future, but a decrease in the prices has made this cleaning appliance accessible for many. However, the potential buyers are still not familiar with its features and operations. Therefore, we bring you this buyer’s guide, which will answer all your questions related to a robot vacuum.

Also, it includes complete information on the top seven robot hoover of 2021.

UPDATED

9/10/2022

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DEEBOT OZMO 950

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DEEBOT OZMO 950

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1500 PA

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200 minutes

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93 mm

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Staircase safety technology
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Voice reporting by the device about what it is doing
Continuous cleaning
You will never receive a push notification if the bot cleaner is stuck​
35 cm diameter
4.5 kg
ECOVACS Home
Large
40 W
5200mAH Li-ion
300 minutes
20 mm
All
Systematic
66 dBA
0.24 L
0.43 L
Amazon Echo and Google Home
HEPA12

Neato Robotics

Botvac D7 Connected

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2000 PA

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Due to the D-shape, it can get into the corners better
Post-cleaning coverage map
Save up to 3 floorplans
Quick Boost charging
One year warranty
Due to 10 cm, it might not go under all furniture
33.55 (L) x 31.9 (W) x 9.96 (H) cm
3.4 kg
Neato Robotics
Medium
45 W
High-capacity lithium-ion battery
150 minutes
Not mentioned
Carpet and hard floors
Systematic
69 dBA
Not applicable
0.7 L
Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

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Roomba® i7 (i7156)

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1800 PA

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75 minutes

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You can control the room which you want to clean
Automatically increases the suction power when required
Continuous software update
Remember up to 10 unique floor plans
Self-emptying (auto dust collector need to buy separately)
34 cm diameter
3.37 kg
iRobot Home
Small
Not mentioned
3300 mAh Li-ion
90 minutes
20 mm
Carpet and hard floors
Systematic
61 dBA
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0.4 L
Amazon Alexa and Google Home

Proscenic

M7 Pro WLAN robot vacuum cleaner

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Effective Y-shaped cleaning path
It is equipped with cliff sensors, scan stairs, anti-collision sensors scan and detects other obstacles
Increases the suction power when a carpet is detected
Multi-floor mapping
Self-emptying (auto dust collector need to buy separately)
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4.35 kg
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5200mAh Lithium-ion
120 minutes
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Carpet and hard floors
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Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

Xiaomi

Mi Smart Robot 1C Vacuum Cleaner

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It has Turbo Mode to increase suction power whenever required
The smartphone app gives you complete control
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Collision sensor and gyroscope
Aspiration, mop, and scrub cleaning mode
35 cm diameter
3.6 kg
Mi Home
Large
Not mentioned
2400 mAh LG Li-ion
250 minutes
20 mm
Carpet and hard floors
Systematic
50 dBA
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Amazon Alexa and Google Home

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RoboVac 11S

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It can be controlled by a remote
BoostIQ technology auto increases the suction power when required
Auto, spot, edge, and single room cleaning modes
Continuous cleaning
12 months warranty
It can be stubborn around bigger obstacles refusing to turn around​
32.5 cm diameter
2.6 kg
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2600mAh Li-ion
300 minutes
16 mm
Hardwood to Medium-pile carpet
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Blaupunkt

Bluebot XBOOST

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It has a Turbo feature to increase suction power whenever required
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Dual filter system (primary filter + HEPA filter)
Continuous cleaning
Schedule a clean
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DEEBOT OZMO 950


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Anti-Collision sensors and soft cushion bumpers help robots avoid obstacles and protect your furniture
Voice reporting by the device about what it is doing
Continuous cleaning
You will never receive a push notification if the bot cleaner is stuck​

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Buyer’s Guide - Best Robot Hoover in The Netherlands

Maintaining the House Well!

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Features: Most important purchase criteria for robot hoover

What should you look for when buying a new robot hoover?

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FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

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How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for a robot hoover

Best practices for robotic hoover usage and care.

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Our Picks: How we picked the best robot hoovers

Know all about our top seven robot hoovers.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for robot hoover

1.1 Area

The first and foremost feature worth considering while buying a robot hoover or robot vacuum cleaner is the size of your house or the area to be cleaned. It is so because some robot vacuums work better in small areas like apartments and townhomes, while others are better suited for large spaces of up to 2,000 square feet. So, your pick will largely depend on the size of your dwelling.

Another reason that cleaning area should be considered is that most of the other factors depend on it. For example, if a large area is to be swipe, the device should have a large battery capacity. Besides size, you will have to determine the area. For instance, you will have to select the threshold height to know that your robot is equipped to pass them. You'll also want to figure out the number of furniture for the device to pass through.

The first and foremost feature worth considering while buying a robot hoover or robot vacuum cleaner is the size of your house or the area to be cleaned. It is so because some robot vacuums work better in small areas like apartments and townhomes, while others are better suited for large spaces of up to 2,000 square feet. So, your pick will largely depend on the size of your dwelling.

Another reason that cleaning area should be considered is that most of the other factors depend on it. For example, if a large area is to be swipe, the device should have a large battery capacity. Besides size, you will have to determine the area. For instance, you will have to select the threshold height to know that your robot is equipped to pass them. You'll also want to figure out the number of furniture for the device to pass through.

1.2 Suction Power

Suction power is measured in Pascal pressure units, and most robot hoovers have rated suction power of around 2,000 pa. If the rating is higher than this, then it will be more effective in picking up impurities. Usually, any robot vacuum cleaner can clean regular day-to-day dirt, but to clean the big mess, the device must have high suction power.

Suction power is measured in Pascal pressure units, and most robot hoovers have rated suction power of around 2,000 pa. If the rating is higher than this, then it will be more effective in picking up impurities. Usually, any robot vacuum cleaner can clean regular day-to-day dirt, but to clean the big mess, the device must have high suction power.

1.3 Battery

Battery life is essential, especially if the cleaning area is large. After all, you do not want to charge the bot cleaner often in one cleaning. You'll instead want a robot hoover that cleans for long enough and cover a large area before returning to the charging station. As compared to old times, there has been a drastic improvement in battery life.

Typically, a robot vacuum can run for 60 to 70 minutes, which is enough for covering smaller homes and apartments. For cleaning a large area, choose a cleaner that runs for at least 90 minutes continuously.

Battery life is essential, especially if the cleaning area is large. After all, you do not want to charge the bot cleaner often in one cleaning. You'll instead want a robot hoover that cleans for long enough and cover a large area before returning to the charging station. As compared to old times, there has been a drastic improvement in battery life.

Typically, a robot vacuum can run for 60 to 70 minutes, which is enough for covering smaller homes and apartments. For cleaning a large area, choose a cleaner that runs for at least 90 minutes continuously.

1.4 Charge

Another thing connected to the battery is charging, and there are two aspects related to this feature. First, quick charging and second automatic charging.

The first aspect, i.e. quick charging, is related to less time taken by bot cleaner for charging. If it can charge quickly, then you can even buy a less battery capacity vacuum cleaner for an ample space since charging won’t take much time.

The second aspect is related to whether you have to charge the device or it is equipped to do that itself. Of course, you can charge the device yourself. However, when you are out, or it is a busy day, you want the robot vacuum to continue its work, and that is only possible when it will be independent. So, it will automatically return to the charging station when the battery is low or discharged. When the battery is full, it resumes the work.

Another thing connected to the battery is charging, and there are two aspects related to this feature. First, quick charging and second automatic charging.

The first aspect, i.e. quick charging, is related to less time taken by bot cleaner for charging. If it can charge quickly, then you can even buy a less battery capacity vacuum cleaner for an ample space since charging won’t take much time.

The second aspect is related to whether you have to charge the device or it is equipped to do that itself. Of course, you can charge the device yourself. However, when you are out, or it is a busy day, you want the robot vacuum to continue its work, and that is only possible when it will be independent. So, it will automatically return to the charging station when the battery is low or discharged. When the battery is full, it resumes the work.

1.5 Height

The height of the robot hoover is essential to consider because if it has more height, it will not reach all those annoying spots that you too ignore while cleaning by hand. You must consider the furniture size, such as how high it is off the ground and whether the vacuum cleaner can go under it for cleaning. Usually, robot hoovers that are taller than 75mm are hard to fit under a bed or dresser.

The height of the robot hoover is essential to consider because if it has more height, it will not reach all those annoying spots that you too ignore while cleaning by hand. You must consider the furniture size, such as how high it is off the ground and whether the vacuum cleaner can go under it for cleaning. Usually, robot hoovers that are taller than 75mm are hard to fit under a bed or dresser.

1.6 Threshold Height

The threshold height refers to the maximum height that a robot hoover can go over. It is vital to measure the height of the threshold in the house; otherwise, it will become an obstacle for your bot vacuum cleaner. Usually, the threshold height varies from 0.5 centimetres to 2 centimetres. 

The threshold height refers to the maximum height that a robot hoover can go over. It is vital to measure the height of the threshold in the house; otherwise, it will become an obstacle for your bot vacuum cleaner. Usually, the threshold height varies from 0.5 centimetres to 2 centimetres. 

1.7 Surface

Usually, most robot vacuum cleaners can handle cleaning both carpets and hardwood, but some are better at cleaning only one of them. Higher-end robot hoovers are equipped to accommodate rapid surface changes by increasing the power whenever carpet is detected and then throttling back down at the time of hardwood. However, there is a huge chance of a lower-end mode

If you want deep cleaning of a deep-pile carpet, that is hard for even a high-end robot vacuum cleaner to do. Even the high-end, expensive robotic hoovers can do the job depending on the height of both the rug and the pile horn. Carpet cleaning is one of the primary reasons behind people return the model which they buy online.

Usually, most robot vacuum cleaners can handle cleaning both carpets and hardwood, but some are better at cleaning only one of them. Higher-end robot hoovers are equipped to accommodate rapid surface changes by increasing the power whenever carpet is detected and then throttling back down at the time of hardwood. However, there is a huge chance of a lower-end mode

If you want deep cleaning of a deep-pile carpet, that is hard for even a high-end robot vacuum cleaner to do. Even the high-end, expensive robotic hoovers can do the job depending on the height of both the rug and the pile horn. Carpet cleaning is one of the primary reasons behind people return the model which they buy online.

1.8 Cleaning Route

Robot vacuums models have two types of cleaning routes: the random cleaning route or the systematic cleaning route. In random routes, no fixed cleaning pattern is followed, and these models are a lot cheaper. In this, there is also a chance that a piece of floor is overlooked. The chances of this thing happening is negligible with a systematically operating variant the device remembers where it left off.

Robot vacuums models have two types of cleaning routes: the random cleaning route or the systematic cleaning route. In random routes, no fixed cleaning pattern is followed, and these models are a lot cheaper. In this, there is also a chance that a piece of floor is overlooked. The chances of this thing happening is negligible with a systematically operating variant the device remembers where it left off.

1.9 Hair

Nowadays, manufacturers have started making robot vacuums that are suited for cleaning pet hair. Some models can pick up nearly all pet hair on both hardwood and carpeting. In addition, you are allergic, the high-efficiency filters of these cleaners will eliminate allergens that are hanging in the air.

Not just pets but humans also lose enough hair, and at the time of cleaning, they just keep wondering where so much hair came from. There are robot vacuum cleaners specially made for cleaning up hair, and they will pull human hair too from the floor.

There is a downside tough for a robot vacuum cleaner wiping off hair, and, i.e. your vacuum needs frequent maintenance. Accessories like roller brushes, side brushes and filters will wear out soon, calling for early replacement.

Nowadays, manufacturers have started making robot vacuums that are suited for cleaning pet hair. Some models can pick up nearly all pet hair on both hardwood and carpeting. In addition, you are allergic, the high-efficiency filters of these cleaners will eliminate allergens that are hanging in the air.

Not just pets but humans also lose enough hair, and at the time of cleaning, they just keep wondering where so much hair came from. There are robot vacuum cleaners specially made for cleaning up hair, and they will pull human hair too from the floor.

There is a downside tough for a robot vacuum cleaner wiping off hair, and, i.e. your vacuum needs frequent maintenance. Accessories like roller brushes, side brushes and filters will wear out soon, calling for early replacement.

1.10 HEPA filter

HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. HEPA is no less than the quality mark; that’s why now most of the robot cleaners have a HEPA filter. It removes small dust particles, dust mites, and other allergens from the air and is best for people with dust allergies. It is not that the other filters do not filter, but HEPA is always a plus compared to other filters. In addition, if you are using your cleaner to wipe off hair, then even HEPA filters will also wear out soon and need an early replacement, like brushes.

There is always a number after HEPA, and the higher that number is, the more dust particles the HEPA filter can remove from the air. For example, a HEPA 10 retains > 85% of the dust particles present in the air, whereas a HEPA 17 capture > 99.999995% dust particles. If you have an allergy, go for a HEPA filter with the highest number behind it.

HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. HEPA is no less than the quality mark; that’s why now most of the robot cleaners have a HEPA filter. It removes small dust particles, dust mites, and other allergens from the air and is best for people with dust allergies. It is not that the other filters do not filter, but HEPA is always a plus compared to other filters. In addition, if you are using your cleaner to wipe off hair, then even HEPA filters will also wear out soon and need an early replacement, like brushes.

There is always a number after HEPA, and the higher that number is, the more dust particles the HEPA filter can remove from the air. For example, a HEPA 10 retains > 85% of the dust particles present in the air, whereas a HEPA 17 capture > 99.999995% dust particles. If you have an allergy, go for a HEPA filter with the highest number behind it.

1.11 Mapping

Manufacturers are including mapping capabilities in robot vacuums like never before. These models have a camera or laser reflections, creating a 360-degree view of the room. This allows the robot hoover to make a map of the area and locate itself within that map. With this feature, the device can determine which areas it has already cleaned and which it hasn’t. Also, it comes to know from where to resume cleaning if it has to stop mid-way for charging. High-end and expensive models come with this feature.

Manufacturers are including mapping capabilities in robot vacuums like never before. These models have a camera or laser reflections, creating a 360-degree view of the room. This allows the robot hoover to make a map of the area and locate itself within that map. With this feature, the device can determine which areas it has already cleaned and which it hasn’t. Also, it comes to know from where to resume cleaning if it has to stop mid-way for charging. High-end and expensive models come with this feature.

1.12 Hybrid

A hybrid robot hoover means a robot cleaner that also does the mopping along with vacuuming. It is a luxury feature to have. Different models mop in different ways. Some cleaners mop with a microfibre cloth. So, you wet the cloth, bind it to the robot, then everywhere it goes, it mops the floor. Another model, slightly advanced, has a water reservoir, and it can automatically mop the floor with a damp underside. In addition, they are a little challenging to control because they must dose the water in a way that it does not become a mess.

Very few models come with this feature. And as per experts tests, even those models are not that great at performing the mopping job. Moreover, there are more than a few robot vacuums that also have a mopping feature built-in, which is, in theory, a great idea: One device to clean both your carpets and hardwood floors. However, the models we've tested didn't excel at one or both functions.

To ensure this feature works properly in your robotic hoover, we would suggest checking the customer reviews properly for the product as the feature adds a lot to the device’s cost. Till now, Roborock S7 has received maximum positive reviews for this feature.

A hybrid robot hoover means a robot cleaner that also does the mopping along with vacuuming. It is a luxury feature to have. Different models mop in different ways. Some cleaners mop with a microfibre cloth. So, you wet the cloth, bind it to the robot, then everywhere it goes, it mops the floor. Another model, slightly advanced, has a water reservoir, and it can automatically mop the floor with a damp underside. In addition, they are a little challenging to control because they must dose the water in a way that it does not become a mess.

Very few models come with this feature. And as per experts tests, even those models are not that great at performing the mopping job. Moreover, there are more than a few robot vacuums that also have a mopping feature built-in, which is, in theory, a great idea: One device to clean both your carpets and hardwood floors. However, the models we've tested didn't excel at one or both functions.

To ensure this feature works properly in your robotic hoover, we would suggest checking the customer reviews properly for the product as the feature adds a lot to the device’s cost. Till now, Roborock S7 has received maximum positive reviews for this feature.

1.13 Noise

No vacuum cleaner can clean your floor without making noise, and a robot hoover is no different. Therefore, always check the noise level. The sound level is indicated in decibels (dB), and the lower the dB figure, the less noise it will make. Usually, a robotic hoover makes 60 to 70 decibels of noise.

No vacuum cleaner can clean your floor without making noise, and a robot hoover is no different. Therefore, always check the noise level. The sound level is indicated in decibels (dB), and the lower the dB figure, the less noise it will make. Usually, a robotic hoover makes 60 to 70 decibels of noise.

1.14 Self-emptying

The high-end robot vacuums are independent. They not only charge themselves without the owner’s help but also empty themselves on their own. With old vacuum cleaners, whether cordless with a bag or without a bag, emptying it was a human’s job but not anymore. The models that come with this option are often not cheap, but it is worth investing in this feature.

The high-end robot vacuums are independent. They not only charge themselves without the owner’s help but also empty themselves on their own. With old vacuum cleaners, whether cordless with a bag or without a bag, emptying it was a human’s job but not anymore. The models that come with this option are often not cheap, but it is worth investing in this feature.

1.15 Programmable Times

This function lets you set the time of the day or week to run the robot cleaner. It will start cleaning your place at that time of the day or at night. In other words, with this function, you can have a proper cleaning routine.

This function lets you set the time of the day or week to run the robot cleaner. It will start cleaning your place at that time of the day or at night. In other words, with this function, you can have a proper cleaning routine.

1.16 Virtual Wall

The virtual wall is an optional feature that allows you to draw an invisible line onto the floor with a special device. The robot hoover knows that it is not supposed to cross that line. It helps you set a boundary for your bot cleaner. A virtual wall can be created via the app as well. You can draw lines through the room to indicate where the device is not allowed to go. 

Another medium to prevent your vacuum cleaner from reaching unwanted places is by placing an object in front of it. You can do this on an app as well. And later, you can cancel the object when the next room or place within the room is ready to be cleaned.

The virtual wall is an optional feature that allows you to draw an invisible line onto the floor with a special device. The robot hoover knows that it is not supposed to cross that line. It helps you set a boundary for your bot cleaner. A virtual wall can be created via the app as well. You can draw lines through the room to indicate where the device is not allowed to go. 

Another medium to prevent your vacuum cleaner from reaching unwanted places is by placing an object in front of it. You can do this on an app as well. And later, you can cancel the object when the next room or place within the room is ready to be cleaned.

1.17 Webcams

Some high-end robotic hoovers come with a security camera, and in conjunction with an app, you can log in to monitor your home remotely.

Some high-end robotic hoovers come with a security camera, and in conjunction with an app, you can log in to monitor your home remotely.

1.18 Remote Control

Maximum robot hoover models come with a remote control to change their settings or to direct or control them. If your robot hoover demands too much overseeing from you (owner), it is best to get a regular vacuum cleaner and save some money. 

Maximum robot hoover models come with a remote control to change their settings or to direct or control them. If your robot hoover demands too much overseeing from you (owner), it is best to get a regular vacuum cleaner and save some money. 

1.19 Cleaning Modes

A robotic hoover has different types of cleaning modes, and they are as follows:

  • Auto: In this mode, the device cleans a space until the battery runs out.

  • Spot: If you switch on this mode, the vacuum will focus on a particular dirty zone.

  • Turbo: It is used to clean and pick up the most dirt and dust. This mode comes with a lot of noise.

  • Edge: To clean edges & corners, you need this mode.

  • Quiet: As the name goes, this mode helps to reduce noise levels at the time of cleaning.

A robotic hoover has different types of cleaning modes, and they are as follows:

  • Auto: In this mode, the device cleans a space until the battery runs out.

  • Spot: If you switch on this mode, the vacuum will focus on a particular dirty zone.

  • Turbo: It is used to clean and pick up the most dirt and dust. This mode comes with a lot of noise.

  • Edge: To clean edges & corners, you need this mode.

  • Quiet: As the name goes, this mode helps to reduce noise levels at the time of cleaning.

1.20 Smart Features

  • Automatic Navigation: The device uses intelligent sensors while it is under and around furniture. If it is equipped with abyss detection sensors, the device will not fall from stairs or other elevations.

  • Automatic Dirt Detector: Some robot vacuum cleaners are equipped with a real dirt detective. The Dirt Detect technology finds out the most frequently used places in the house, and then sensors create a map of those areas as they need more attention. Cleaning will be done more thoroughly in those places. 

  • App: Most robot hoovers now offer companion smartphone apps to give you complete control over your bot irrespective of your location. In fact, vacuums that don’t support mapping can also be connected to your home’s WiFi and controlled via an app. The functions vary from model to model. Some bots can be started, paused, and stopped from the app. While others allow you to do schedule cleaning, increase or decrease suction intensity while showing exactly where the robot is the cleaning and giving insight into the dirtiest floor parts and other cleaning performance. And once the job is done, the app automatically sends a message to your smartphone.

Some robot vacuum cleaners come with a remote control instead of apps. So, what all you can do with an app, the remote control has to be used for initiating all those features. Losing a remote can create a hassle. However, at the very least, all robot vacuums have an onboard start/stop button.

  • Amazon Alexa and Google Home: If a robot vacuum has app capabilities, it often means that it is compatible with Alexa or Google Assistant or both. Start, pause and dock. All can be done with voice control. You can turn the device on anywhere and scheduled a new cleaning session. You have to enable the skill and saying "Name, start cleaning!" and it will get going.

  • Automatic Navigation: The device uses intelligent sensors while it is under and around furniture. If it is equipped with abyss detection sensors, the device will not fall from stairs or other elevations.

  • Automatic Dirt Detector: Some robot vacuum cleaners are equipped with a real dirt detective. The Dirt Detect technology finds out the most frequently used places in the house, and then sensors create a map of those areas as they need more attention. Cleaning will be done more thoroughly in those places. 

  • App: Most robot hoovers now offer companion smartphone apps to give you complete control over your bot irrespective of your location. In fact, vacuums that don’t support mapping can also be connected to your home’s WiFi and controlled via an app. The functions vary from model to model. Some bots can be started, paused, and stopped from the app. While others allow you to do schedule cleaning, increase or decrease suction intensity while showing exactly where the robot is the cleaning and giving insight into the dirtiest floor parts and other cleaning performance. And once the job is done, the app automatically sends a message to your smartphone.

Some robot vacuum cleaners come with a remote control instead of apps. So, what all you can do with an app, the remote control has to be used for initiating all those features. Losing a remote can create a hassle. However, at the very least, all robot vacuums have an onboard start/stop button.

  • Amazon Alexa and Google Home: If a robot vacuum has app capabilities, it often means that it is compatible with Alexa or Google Assistant or both. Start, pause and dock. All can be done with voice control. You can turn the device on anywhere and scheduled a new cleaning session. You have to enable the skill and saying "Name, start cleaning!" and it will get going.

1.21 Budget

Robot vacuum cleaners are available in several shapes and sizes and at varying prices. And just like for other devices, to get more features in your robot hoover, you need to spend more. The higher-end device features will include mapping, mopping, keep-out zones, single room cleaning, self-emptying, and targeted area cleaning. However, we've found that robot vacuums costing around 150 euros clean just as well, if not better, than models costing 1000 euros.

Robot vacuum cleaners are available in several shapes and sizes and at varying prices. And just like for other devices, to get more features in your robot hoover, you need to spend more. The higher-end device features will include mapping, mopping, keep-out zones, single room cleaning, self-emptying, and targeted area cleaning. However, we've found that robot vacuums costing around 150 euros clean just as well, if not better, than models costing 1000 euros.

2. FAQ: Learn more about the details

2.1 What is a robot hoover?

A robot hoover vacuums the house without any human help or intervention. You can use it whether or not you are at home. It charges itself, does not fall down the stairs and simply runs over the hardwood, carpet, around furniture and detects thresholds. 

Most of them have two brushes for efficient cleaning. One unscrews the bump, and the other twists it in the opposite direction towards the squeegee.

Some of them are capable of making a floor plan of the house themselves. In addition, it will detect the place where there is a lot of walking to exercise extra suction.

A robot hoover vacuums the house without any human help or intervention. You can use it whether or not you are at home. It charges itself, does not fall down the stairs and simply runs over the hardwood, carpet, around furniture and detects thresholds. 

Most of them have two brushes for efficient cleaning. One unscrews the bump, and the other twists it in the opposite direction towards the squeegee.

Some of them are capable of making a floor plan of the house themselves. In addition, it will detect the place where there is a lot of walking to exercise extra suction.

2.2 What are the advantages of using a robot hoover?

A robotic hoover offers you many benefits, and they are as follows:

  • It charges automatically.

  • Once the timer is set, it cleans the floor periodically.

  • No need to lug around as you do with a regular vacuum cleaner.

  • You no longer have to cross a plug from one wall socket to another.

  • You can spare time to do other things.

A robotic hoover offers you many benefits, and they are as follows:

  • It charges automatically.

  • Once the timer is set, it cleans the floor periodically.

  • No need to lug around as you do with a regular vacuum cleaner.

  • You no longer have to cross a plug from one wall socket to another.

  • You can spare time to do other things.

2.3 What is the disadvantage of using a robot hoover?

The only disadvantage of a robotic hoover is that they are mostly round, due to which they fail to clean the corners effectively. Manufacturers are coming up with solutions for this problem. For example, iRobot has a patented 3-step cleaning system consisting of double brushes, suitable for all floors. Also, a specially designed side brush has been added to reach the corners and other hard-to-reach places. So, yes, a robot hoover can’t keep up with a traditional vacuum cleaner when it comes to deep cleaning, but it is excellent for daily tidying like picking up crumbs, cat litter, dust bunnies, etc.

The only disadvantage of a robotic hoover is that they are mostly round, due to which they fail to clean the corners effectively. Manufacturers are coming up with solutions for this problem. For example, iRobot has a patented 3-step cleaning system consisting of double brushes, suitable for all floors. Also, a specially designed side brush has been added to reach the corners and other hard-to-reach places. So, yes, a robot hoover can’t keep up with a traditional vacuum cleaner when it comes to deep cleaning, but it is excellent for daily tidying like picking up crumbs, cat litter, dust bunnies, etc.

2.4 How much space does a robot vacuum cleaner clean?

It is undeniable that if you live in a small apartment, you need not spend as much money on a robot hoover as someone who lives in a 400-square-foot home.

Most robot vacuums are suitable to work for an hour and a half on a single charge and are ideal for cleaning a 150 m² area. For a larger size, you need a robot vacuum with more battery capacity. 

It is undeniable that if you live in a small apartment, you need not spend as much money on a robot hoover as someone who lives in a 400-square-foot home.

Most robot vacuums are suitable to work for an hour and a half on a single charge and are ideal for cleaning a 150 m² area. For a larger size, you need a robot vacuum with more battery capacity. 

2.5 Can I use a robot hoover to clean the carpet?

Some robot hoovers are made for carpets, while others are made for cleaning the hardwood floors. 

Some cleaners are made for grabbing lint, hair strands and solid, small particles, and such robot vacuums are best for carpet cleaning. However, a robot hoover that can do both vacuum and mop is often not very good at either of these things and proves too weak for carpet.

Some robot hoovers are made for carpets, while others are made for cleaning the hardwood floors. 

Some cleaners are made for grabbing lint, hair strands and solid, small particles, and such robot vacuums are best for carpet cleaning. However, a robot hoover that can do both vacuum and mop is often not very good at either of these things and proves too weak for carpet.

2.6 How much noise does a robot hoover make compared to a regular vacuum cleaner?

A robotic hoover makes 60 to 70 decibels of noise on average. Even the quietest robot vacuum cleaner makes over 50 decibels of noise. In contrast, the noise level of a regular vacuum cleaner is anywhere between 80 and 90 decibels.

A robotic hoover makes 60 to 70 decibels of noise on average. Even the quietest robot vacuum cleaner makes over 50 decibels of noise. In contrast, the noise level of a regular vacuum cleaner is anywhere between 80 and 90 decibels.

2.7 How does a robot vacuum cleaner know the way?

A good robot cleaner knows its way around the room, thanks to the camera and sensors it has. It may not know the area initially, but eventually, it does get it, especially if it is equipped with a systematic cleaning route rather than a random cleaning route. The pricey models find their way by using distance sensors, scanning the ceiling with a camera. High-end brands equip their model with a so-called abyss sensor, ensuring you do not find your precious robot at the bottom of the stairs. 

A good robot cleaner knows its way around the room, thanks to the camera and sensors it has. It may not know the area initially, but eventually, it does get it, especially if it is equipped with a systematic cleaning route rather than a random cleaning route. The pricey models find their way by using distance sensors, scanning the ceiling with a camera. High-end brands equip their model with a so-called abyss sensor, ensuring you do not find your precious robot at the bottom of the stairs. 

2.8 What are the famous robot vacuum cleaner brands?

iRobot, Dyson, Neato, Xiaomi, Samsung are some well-known brands for robot vacuum cleaners.

iRobot, Dyson, Neato, Xiaomi, Samsung are some well-known brands for robot vacuum cleaners.

2.9 How much does a robot cleaner costs?

A robot cleaner can cost you anywhere between 200 euros and 1000 euros.

A robot cleaner can cost you anywhere between 200 euros and 1000 euros.

2.10 Does a robot hoover get stuck?

Yes, a robot vacuum does get stuck occasionally

Robot hoovers are famous for their ability to find their way around space while easily avoiding obstacles. However, at times even the best hoovers can’t get out of the situation despite having optical sensors and the ability to map the floor plan. So, if you follow the device during its first few forays around your house, you can identify the trouble spots and find solutions to them. For example, if your robotic hoover gets stuck when it rolled on top of a doorstop and couldn’t roll back off, then remove the doorstop off the floor before beginning the cleaning.

To minimise this trouble, the best you can do is get a pricier model that creates the floor plans and comes with accessories to build a virtual fence that your robot won’t pass. 

Yes, a robot vacuum does get stuck occasionally

Robot hoovers are famous for their ability to find their way around space while easily avoiding obstacles. However, at times even the best hoovers can’t get out of the situation despite having optical sensors and the ability to map the floor plan. So, if you follow the device during its first few forays around your house, you can identify the trouble spots and find solutions to them. For example, if your robotic hoover gets stuck when it rolled on top of a doorstop and couldn’t roll back off, then remove the doorstop off the floor before beginning the cleaning.

To minimise this trouble, the best you can do is get a pricier model that creates the floor plans and comes with accessories to build a virtual fence that your robot won’t pass. 

2.11 Why is it a necessity to have a robot vacuum cleaner?

First of all, a robotic hoover is not a necessity. However, it comes with several benefits, especially over traditional vacuums cleaners, making it suitable to have a cleaner.

For starters, it is entirely automated and better for clearing large messes. While you are busy doing other household or office work, this device will take the responsibility to clean your house. In addition to this, you can pre-set the time, and cleaning will be done whether or not you are at home.

Not that you have to carry it all the time, but its lightweight makes it a handy device. Moreover, you escape the hassle of hauling out the heavy canister vacuum forever.

First of all, a robotic hoover is not a necessity. However, it comes with several benefits, especially over traditional vacuums cleaners, making it suitable to have a cleaner.

For starters, it is entirely automated and better for clearing large messes. While you are busy doing other household or office work, this device will take the responsibility to clean your house. In addition to this, you can pre-set the time, and cleaning will be done whether or not you are at home.

Not that you have to carry it all the time, but its lightweight makes it a handy device. Moreover, you escape the hassle of hauling out the heavy canister vacuum forever.

2.12 Why pet hair is difficult to clean for a robot hoover?

It might be surprising for you, but pet hairs can indeed affect the operation of a robot vacuum, especially cat hair, since they quickly tangle and forms a hairball. It might be easy to clear otherwise, but they get stuck in a robot vacuum cleaner, limiting the suction power or switching it off completely. Fortunately, several robot vacuum cleaners have been developed to prevent this problem.

It might be surprising for you, but pet hairs can indeed affect the operation of a robot vacuum, especially cat hair, since they quickly tangle and forms a hairball. It might be easy to clear otherwise, but they get stuck in a robot vacuum cleaner, limiting the suction power or switching it off completely. Fortunately, several robot vacuum cleaners have been developed to prevent this problem.

2.13 Are only luxury robot hoovers good?

No, this is not true. A lower-priced robot vacuum will have limited featured, but it doesn’t mean it will not perform well.

No, this is not true. A lower-priced robot vacuum will have limited featured, but it doesn’t mean it will not perform well.

3. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for a robot hoover

3.1 How do I operate a robot hoover?

The best robot hoover either comes with remote control. Though the intelligent device can do everything on its own, there are days when you steer the device around crevices and corners and run the machine at a specific time each day; then, the remote comes in handy.

Pricier robotic hoovers even have apps for iOS and Android. The apps often allow you to schedule the vacuuming and try out other functionalities from your place of convenience. Additionally, there is a good chance that if it has an app, it must be equipped with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa integration. That means you can simply say “Clean the house” to get the device started. 

The best robot hoover either comes with remote control. Though the intelligent device can do everything on its own, there are days when you steer the device around crevices and corners and run the machine at a specific time each day; then, the remote comes in handy.

Pricier robotic hoovers even have apps for iOS and Android. The apps often allow you to schedule the vacuuming and try out other functionalities from your place of convenience. Additionally, there is a good chance that if it has an app, it must be equipped with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa integration. That means you can simply say “Clean the house” to get the device started. 

3.2 How do robot hoovers work?

Robot hoovers are designed to clean an area with minimal human help. They are cordless machines powered by a rechargeable battery that learn their way around using sensors and cameras. However, they may take time to learn the layout of your place. Moreover, they are lightweight and also small enough to vacuum under low furniture.

You can even connect basic models to your home network to monitor and set up your cleaning regime with the help of its related app. 

Robot hoovers are designed to clean an area with minimal human help. They are cordless machines powered by a rechargeable battery that learn their way around using sensors and cameras. However, they may take time to learn the layout of your place. Moreover, they are lightweight and also small enough to vacuum under low furniture.

You can even connect basic models to your home network to monitor and set up your cleaning regime with the help of its related app. 

3.3 How to clean and maintain a robot cleaner?

No doubt that a robot hoover is a set-it-and-forget-it kind of machine, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need any cleaning or maintenance. So, here are some of the best methods for cleaning your robotic vacuum.

  • Remove Hair

Human or pet hair is the most common thing that gets stuck in a hoover’s brush roll, side brushes, and wheels. It is crucial to remove them else they will block airflow, weakening suction power. When wrapped around the side brushes of a vacuum, the side brushes can stop spinning, leading to a tangled mess and keeping the vacuum from doing its job correctly.

Many robotic cleaners come with comb or blade tools to remove hair. If that is not the case, you can also use a pair of scissors or a kitchen knife. To use them, place the robot vacuum on its back on a flat and clean surface and gently pull the hair up for the scissors/knife to get under and slice through. Some models can also allow you to cut into the grooves of the robot brush roll. Once the hair is cut loose, tear them and the rest out by hand.

  • Clear the Sensors

It is crucial to keep the sensors of your robotic vacuum clean; otherwise, it will keep bumping into objects, furniture or falling down the stairs since it will be blinded by a layer of dust.

Start with locating the sensors (refer to user manual). You will find specific cleaning instructions there. For example, iRobot suggest using a lightly dampened melamine foam to clean the camera and sensors. However, for most robotic vacuums, dry cloth is enough. If stubborn dirt remains, then you can use a slightly damp cloth.

  • Check the Wheels

The robot vacuum starts moving weirdly if something is stuck in the wheel cavity or on the wheel. Bets way to get rid of this is by removing the wheel. If the wheels can’t be removed, then see if you can get rid of the debris with a knife. If this is also difficult, then unscrewing the unit is the only option. However, do not do that until you check with the manufacturer, as doing so might void the warranty.

  • Filter Maintenance

Any type of robotic vacuum filter should be cleaned after every five to 10 cleaning sessions. First and foremost, remove the filter and gently tap it in a trash can to remove the dust. You can even use a hand vacuum or use a soft brush for this purpose.

If you think that the filter has got wet or covered in residue, it’s best to replace it, especially if it is made from paper.

  • Batteries

Batteries need to be maintained really well for the longevity of a robot hoover. You can always read the manual to know how frequently you should charge them, and while storing, the battery should be stored separately or not. For further tips on battery Maintainance, check point number 3.4.

  • Update Software

To be aware of the software updates, stay in touch with the manufacturer of your robotic hoover. Most models these days have system controls as well as movement algorithms that demand update from time to time. Not just software, but firmware also needs to be updated, which needs plugging your robot into a computer.

  • Clear the Floor

An important thing is to maintain your area before using the robotic floor cleaner properly. Ensure that there is no curtain hem or pull cord; else, the vacuum might suck them up. Also, wind up the toys and other items from the floor before using the cleaning machine. Most importantly, make sure there is no gross stuff on the floor, like vomit or pet excrement, because a robot vacuum can paint the floor most disgustingly.

No doubt that a robot hoover is a set-it-and-forget-it kind of machine, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need any cleaning or maintenance. So, here are some of the best methods for cleaning your robotic vacuum.

  • Remove Hair

Human or pet hair is the most common thing that gets stuck in a hoover’s brush roll, side brushes, and wheels. It is crucial to remove them else they will block airflow, weakening suction power. When wrapped around the side brushes of a vacuum, the side brushes can stop spinning, leading to a tangled mess and keeping the vacuum from doing its job correctly.

Many robotic cleaners come with comb or blade tools to remove hair. If that is not the case, you can also use a pair of scissors or a kitchen knife. To use them, place the robot vacuum on its back on a flat and clean surface and gently pull the hair up for the scissors/knife to get under and slice through. Some models can also allow you to cut into the grooves of the robot brush roll. Once the hair is cut loose, tear them and the rest out by hand.

  • Clear the Sensors

It is crucial to keep the sensors of your robotic vacuum clean; otherwise, it will keep bumping into objects, furniture or falling down the stairs since it will be blinded by a layer of dust.

Start with locating the sensors (refer to user manual). You will find specific cleaning instructions there. For example, iRobot suggest using a lightly dampened melamine foam to clean the camera and sensors. However, for most robotic vacuums, dry cloth is enough. If stubborn dirt remains, then you can use a slightly damp cloth.

  • Check the Wheels

The robot vacuum starts moving weirdly if something is stuck in the wheel cavity or on the wheel. Bets way to get rid of this is by removing the wheel. If the wheels can’t be removed, then see if you can get rid of the debris with a knife. If this is also difficult, then unscrewing the unit is the only option. However, do not do that until you check with the manufacturer, as doing so might void the warranty.

  • Filter Maintenance

Any type of robotic vacuum filter should be cleaned after every five to 10 cleaning sessions. First and foremost, remove the filter and gently tap it in a trash can to remove the dust. You can even use a hand vacuum or use a soft brush for this purpose.

If you think that the filter has got wet or covered in residue, it’s best to replace it, especially if it is made from paper.

  • Batteries

Batteries need to be maintained really well for the longevity of a robot hoover. You can always read the manual to know how frequently you should charge them, and while storing, the battery should be stored separately or not. For further tips on battery Maintainance, check point number 3.4.

  • Update Software

To be aware of the software updates, stay in touch with the manufacturer of your robotic hoover. Most models these days have system controls as well as movement algorithms that demand update from time to time. Not just software, but firmware also needs to be updated, which needs plugging your robot into a computer.

  • Clear the Floor

An important thing is to maintain your area before using the robotic floor cleaner properly. Ensure that there is no curtain hem or pull cord; else, the vacuum might suck them up. Also, wind up the toys and other items from the floor before using the cleaning machine. Most importantly, make sure there is no gross stuff on the floor, like vomit or pet excrement, because a robot vacuum can paint the floor most disgustingly.

3.4 What are the battery maintenance tips for a robotic vacuum cleaner?

If proper care is taken, the battery of a robotic hoover can last for many cleaning cycles before it needs replacement. Here are some quick battery maintenance tips to extend the battery life of your Roomba.

  • Use only those batteries that have been designed for your cleaner.

  • Use a robot vacuum frequently. It is rechargeable battery-powered, and if used regularly, it will deliver more cleaning jobs.

  • Keep the robot plugged in when not in use.

  • Keep the charging dock either on the home or clean base. If there is no home base, keep your robot plugged into the charger.

  • Keep it clean. A robotic vacuum clogged with hair or debris will strain to work harder and exhaust the battery faster.

  • Recharge it after every use as waiting several days can damage the battery.

  • If you are not going to use it for a few weeks, store it in a cool, dry place.

  • For optimal performance, fully charge the battery at least once every six months.

  • If your robot has a Li-Ion battery, store it with the battery in a cool, dry place.

  • In the case of the NiMH battery, remove the battery before storing it in a cool, dry place. Also, fully charge the NiMH batteries because they can naturally degrade even when stored separately from your robot.

If proper care is taken, the battery of a robotic hoover can last for many cleaning cycles before it needs replacement. Here are some quick battery maintenance tips to extend the battery life of your Roomba.

  • Use only those batteries that have been designed for your cleaner.

  • Use a robot vacuum frequently. It is rechargeable battery-powered, and if used regularly, it will deliver more cleaning jobs.

  • Keep the robot plugged in when not in use.

  • Keep the charging dock either on the home or clean base. If there is no home base, keep your robot plugged into the charger.

  • Keep it clean. A robotic vacuum clogged with hair or debris will strain to work harder and exhaust the battery faster.

  • Recharge it after every use as waiting several days can damage the battery.

  • If you are not going to use it for a few weeks, store it in a cool, dry place.

  • For optimal performance, fully charge the battery at least once every six months.

  • If your robot has a Li-Ion battery, store it with the battery in a cool, dry place.

  • In the case of the NiMH battery, remove the battery before storing it in a cool, dry place. Also, fully charge the NiMH batteries because they can naturally degrade even when stored separately from your robot.

4. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about robot hoovers

4.1 Sometimes, a robot vacuum cleaner is also called Robovac or a Roomba.

4.2 A robotic vacuum is the brainchild of the inventor James Dizon.

4.3 Electrolux introduced the first “Robotic Vacuum Cleaner” called Electrolux Trilobite in 1996.

4.4 They can eat the power cords, shoelaces, and speaker cables!

4.5 In 2015, both Dyson and iRobot introduced camera-based mapping.

4.6 In 2016, iRobot CEO claimed that out of total vacuum cleaner sales worldwide, 20% was robot cleaners.

4.1 Sometimes, a robot vacuum cleaner is also called Robovac or a Roomba.

4.2 A robotic vacuum is the brainchild of the inventor James Dizon.

4.3 Electrolux introduced the first “Robotic Vacuum Cleaner” called Electrolux Trilobite in 1996.

4.4 They can eat the power cords, shoelaces, and speaker cables!

4.5 In 2015, both Dyson and iRobot introduced camera-based mapping.

4.6 In 2016, iRobot CEO claimed that out of total vacuum cleaner sales worldwide, 20% was robot cleaners.

5. Our Picks: How we picked the best robot hoovers

Robot vacuum cleaners are loaded with features, and most of them are crucial to consider to make the best purchase. Therefore, we considered maximum features and were able to shortlist around 17 robotic hoovers. Also, we aimed to list at least one hoover which is suitable for small, medium, and large size homes. Furthermore, customer ratings and reviews given on various other e-commerce websites also helped us in selecting the top seven robotic hoovers.

Robot vacuum cleaners are loaded with features, and most of them are crucial to consider to make the best purchase. Therefore, we considered maximum features and were able to shortlist around 17 robotic hoovers. Also, we aimed to list at least one hoover which is suitable for small, medium, and large size homes. Furthermore, customer ratings and reviews given on various other e-commerce websites also helped us in selecting the top seven robotic hoovers.

5.1 ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 950

  • The comparison winner, ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 950, is a great robot vacuum cleaner with maximum cleaning efficiency.

  • It is suitable for deep clean homes of all sizes.

  • With its longer battery life and premium navigation technology, it might clean your home in one go.

  • The updated Smart Navi 3. laser mapping and navigation technology creates a map of your home and cleans it while following a systematic route. In addition, it can save multiple floor plans and customise its settings as per the selected floor.

  • It is suitable for all floor types, from hard floors to low-pile, high-pile carpets. 

  • The Auto Boost increases the suction power when a carpet is detected.

  • It offers an advanced floor detection feature. For example, on thicker carpets, it sucks harder and on hardwood floors, it mops. Similarly, it detects the area most used and focuses on cleaning the space.

  • You can control all the moments of the device via the compatible app. Also, you can change the settings, schedule cleaning, and do all other things via app-EcovacsHome.

  • It is equipped with a voice control feature. Alexa and Google Assistant will execute all your voice commands. 

  • It has a large main brush with a double-action design which has both traditional bristles and rubber fins. The combination makes the robot a perfect multi-tasking machine.

  • The device is best suited for cleaning human and pet hair as well. The handy cleaning brush has a recessed blade that is perfect for cutting the hair from the main brush leaving it clean.

  • You can even schedule a cleaning session with it. You just have to choose a time and specific day(s) for the cleaning. You can even set a cleaning schedule several times a day.

  • It is equipped with virtual boundaries feature. So, once the map is made, you can make the virtual boundaries on the app to fence off certain parts of the house. It comes in handy when you don't want the bot cleaner going to a specific area. 

  • It will let you know with 'spoken' warnings rather than push notifications if it gets into trouble. And the voice warning will be repeated thrice, so there is no way you can ignore it.

  • Its 5200 mAh battery can last for 200 minutes, and when discharged, it will go to its charging station on its own.

  • The 93mm height allows it to enter the majority of the lower spaces.

  • It has a 20 mm threshold limit.

  • The drop off sensor will never let it fall from the stairs, and the anti-collision sensors will never let it bump into obstacles.

  • It has an auto-resume function as well. So, once charged, it will resume the work from where it left.

  • It is a smart cleaner that recognises when it has to mop. When you have filled the tank with water and connected the same to the machine, it will automatically switch to mopping mode.

  • It is an excellent machine for powerful cleaning performance.

  • The comparison winner, ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 950, is a great robot vacuum cleaner with maximum cleaning efficiency.

  • It is suitable for deep clean homes of all sizes.

  • With its longer battery life and premium navigation technology, it might clean your home in one go.

  • The updated Smart Navi 3. laser mapping and navigation technology creates a map of your home and cleans it while following a systematic route. In addition, it can save multiple floor plans and customise its settings as per the selected floor.

  • It is suitable for all floor types, from hard floors to low-pile, high-pile carpets. 

  • The Auto Boost increases the suction power when a carpet is detected.

  • It offers an advanced floor detection feature. For example, on thicker carpets, it sucks harder and on hardwood floors, it mops. Similarly, it detects the area most used and focuses on cleaning the space.

  • You can control all the moments of the device via the compatible app. Also, you can change the settings, schedule cleaning, and do all other things via app-EcovacsHome.

  • It is equipped with a voice control feature. Alexa and Google Assistant will execute all your voice commands. 

  • It has a large main brush with a double-action design which has both traditional bristles and rubber fins. The combination makes the robot a perfect multi-tasking machine.

  • The device is best suited for cleaning human and pet hair as well. The handy cleaning brush has a recessed blade that is perfect for cutting the hair from the main brush leaving it clean.

  • You can even schedule a cleaning session with it. You just have to choose a time and specific day(s) for the cleaning. You can even set a cleaning schedule several times a day.

  • It is equipped with virtual boundaries feature. So, once the map is made, you can make the virtual boundaries on the app to fence off certain parts of the house. It comes in handy when you don't want the bot cleaner going to a specific area. 

  • It will let you know with 'spoken' warnings rather than push notifications if it gets into trouble. And the voice warning will be repeated thrice, so there is no way you can ignore it.

  • Its 5200 mAh battery can last for 200 minutes, and when discharged, it will go to its charging station on its own.

  • The 93mm height allows it to enter the majority of the lower spaces.

  • It has a 20 mm threshold limit.

  • The drop off sensor will never let it fall from the stairs, and the anti-collision sensors will never let it bump into obstacles.

  • It has an auto-resume function as well. So, once charged, it will resume the work from where it left.

  • It is a smart cleaner that recognises when it has to mop. When you have filled the tank with water and connected the same to the machine, it will automatically switch to mopping mode.

  • It is an excellent machine for powerful cleaning performance.

5.2 Neato Robotics Botvac D7 Connected

  • If you need a smart robot vacuum cleaner to clean a medium-size home, then Botvac D7 Connected will not disappoint you.

  • This is a powerhouse for cleaning 500 m² of floor space.

  • It has a unique d-shape due to which even the corners of your house will be cleaned.

  • It has a variety of brushes and bristles setting to ensure deep cleaning.

  • The underside has a rotating combi-brush bar that loosens dirt, making the task of vacuuming easier. The brush bar has stiff bristles for cleaning hair and a rubber blade for hard floors. 

  • Its height (100 mm) is slightly more than other robot hoovers, so before buying, consider the space below your furniture.

  • You can connect the Botvac D7 to your WiFi network to use the Neato Robotics app and then control & direct the device via the app.

  • If you want to operate the cleaner manually, then the remote control option is also there.

  • Built-in Amazon Alexa support lets the device clean the home just by talking. 

  • Google Assistant support is also available, but you will have to add that capability through the Assistant app instead of the Google Home app.

  • The unique FloorPlanner mapping mode is quite impressive. Once the first cleaning is done, you will receive a map in your app. After ensuring its accuracy, you will be advised to move your furniture from the next targeted area to prevent your robot from getting stuck.

  • Another way to protect your robot from getting stuck is to mark no-go zones on the map.

  • If you are still afraid that this machine might end up damaging your delicate furniture or other objects, you can switch on the ‘extra care’ mode.

  • By mapping your home and using a systematic cleaning route, it does the cleaning job precisely rather than randomly.

  • There are two power modes on this robot: Eco and Turbo. The Eco mode gives around 120 minutes of run time and is best suited for cleaning light dirt on hard floors. Turbo mode (about 90 minutes run time) is the best for cleaning carpets or pet hair.

  • It is equipped with auto charge and auto-resume features.

  • In conclusion, this is a smart cleaning device that gives excellent cleaning results even in the corner.

  • If you need a smart robot vacuum cleaner to clean a medium-size home, then Botvac D7 Connected will not disappoint you.

  • This is a powerhouse for cleaning 500 m² of floor space.

  • It has a unique d-shape due to which even the corners of your house will be cleaned.

  • It has a variety of brushes and bristles setting to ensure deep cleaning.

  • The underside has a rotating combi-brush bar that loosens dirt, making the task of vacuuming easier. The brush bar has stiff bristles for cleaning hair and a rubber blade for hard floors. 

  • Its height (100 mm) is slightly more than other robot hoovers, so before buying, consider the space below your furniture.

  • You can connect the Botvac D7 to your WiFi network to use the Neato Robotics app and then control & direct the device via the app.

  • If you want to operate the cleaner manually, then the remote control option is also there.

  • Built-in Amazon Alexa support lets the device clean the home just by talking. 

  • Google Assistant support is also available, but you will have to add that capability through the Assistant app instead of the Google Home app.

  • The unique FloorPlanner mapping mode is quite impressive. Once the first cleaning is done, you will receive a map in your app. After ensuring its accuracy, you will be advised to move your furniture from the next targeted area to prevent your robot from getting stuck.

  • Another way to protect your robot from getting stuck is to mark no-go zones on the map.

  • If you are still afraid that this machine might end up damaging your delicate furniture or other objects, you can switch on the ‘extra care’ mode.

  • By mapping your home and using a systematic cleaning route, it does the cleaning job precisely rather than randomly.

  • There are two power modes on this robot: Eco and Turbo. The Eco mode gives around 120 minutes of run time and is best suited for cleaning light dirt on hard floors. Turbo mode (about 90 minutes run time) is the best for cleaning carpets or pet hair.

  • It is equipped with auto charge and auto-resume features.

  • In conclusion, this is a smart cleaning device that gives excellent cleaning results even in the corner.

5.3 iRobot® Roomba® i7 (i7156)

  • iRobot Roomba® i7 has taken the robot vacuum cleaner industry by storm with its unique features.

  • It has a three-stage cleaning system that removes even stubborn dust and dirt.

  • With vSLAM navigation, it records the layout of your home and builds Smart Maps to navigate and then clean the area expertly.

  • It has 75 minutes run time, and the battery takes around 90 minutes to charge fully.

  • It is equipped with auto charging and auto-resume features. So, once charged, it will start the work where it left off.

  • The 1800 PA suction power and less battery time make it ideal for small homes.

  • It is compatible with iRobot Home, and you can exercise complete control over the device with this application.

  • You can also give voice commands to it via Alexa and Google Assistant.

  • If there is any zone or room that you do not want your bot cleaner to clean, you can set a virtual boundary to keep it away from that area.

  • It can efficiently clean hair. In fact, during allergy or pet shedding season, it suggests extra cleaning to keep your house tidy.

  • The i7 can remember up to 10 unique floor plans, and if it has mapped the space, it will recognise its location and clean as directed.

  • This is the second and last product on our list, which comes with a self-emptying bin. For this product as well, you need to but the dust collector separately.

  • iRobot Roomba® i7 has taken the robot vacuum cleaner industry by storm with its unique features.

  • It has a three-stage cleaning system that removes even stubborn dust and dirt.

  • With vSLAM navigation, it records the layout of your home and builds Smart Maps to navigate and then clean the area expertly.

  • It has 75 minutes run time, and the battery takes around 90 minutes to charge fully.

  • It is equipped with auto charging and auto-resume features. So, once charged, it will start the work where it left off.

  • The 1800 PA suction power and less battery time make it ideal for small homes.

  • It is compatible with iRobot Home, and you can exercise complete control over the device with this application.

  • You can also give voice commands to it via Alexa and Google Assistant.

  • If there is any zone or room that you do not want your bot cleaner to clean, you can set a virtual boundary to keep it away from that area.

  • It can efficiently clean hair. In fact, during allergy or pet shedding season, it suggests extra cleaning to keep your house tidy.

  • The i7 can remember up to 10 unique floor plans, and if it has mapped the space, it will recognise its location and clean as directed.

  • This is the second and last product on our list, which comes with a self-emptying bin. For this product as well, you need to but the dust collector separately.

5.4 Proscenic M7 Pro WLAN robot vacuum cleaner

  • Proscenic M7 Pro is an ultra-smart cleaning device featuring laser navigation technology. Its ability to scan 360 degrees and calculating accurate distance are incredible.

  • It does smart mapping and creates the correct map of your cleaning area to avoids obstacles and follow a systematic route.

  • The ProscenicHome app gives you complete control over the device. It lets you create cleaning plans, saves multi-floor maps, set a restricted zone, start or stop cleaning anytime, schedules a cleaning, etc. However, the app only supports 2.4GHz Wifi.

  • Not just an app, you can even control this smart device via voice. You can give any type of instructions using Alexa and Google Assistant.

  • It is equipped with three cleaning methods. You can use the suction function, Y-shaped sweeping function or both functions at the same time.

  • It has a run time of around 150 minutes. When the battery level is low, the robot vacuum cleaner will automatically return to the charging station to charge itself. After the complete charging, it will return to the last cleaning position to continue the cleaning job.

  • Due to the professional carpet detection feature, it automatically detects the carpet and uses its maximum suction power to clean it. When it is back on the hard floor, it switches back to normal suction.

  • It is equipped with a self-emptying function as well. However, for this, you need its intelligent dust collector, which has to be bought separately. With the help of this function, it automatically removes dust from the robot's dust bin, and your cleaning work is minimised to almost nothing.

  • It has both anti-falling and anti-collision functions. So, no need to worry about the device falling off the staircase or hitting furniture and other objects in the house.

  • In total, it has 24 sensors that help it in handling the complex surroundings in your home, including a laser sensor that scans and locates the objects, cliff sensors, anti-collision sensors, etc.

  • You can even customise your cleaning area. It is capable of cleaning a specific room or space as requested. Drag the cleaning frame on the map to clean the zone you really want to.

  • You can also set the restricted zone that the robot will never go to.

  • Proscenic M7 Pro is an ultra-smart cleaning device featuring laser navigation technology. Its ability to scan 360 degrees and calculating accurate distance are incredible.

  • It does smart mapping and creates the correct map of your cleaning area to avoids obstacles and follow a systematic route.

  • The ProscenicHome app gives you complete control over the device. It lets you create cleaning plans, saves multi-floor maps, set a restricted zone, start or stop cleaning anytime, schedules a cleaning, etc. However, the app only supports 2.4GHz Wifi.

  • Not just an app, you can even control this smart device via voice. You can give any type of instructions using Alexa and Google Assistant.

  • It is equipped with three cleaning methods. You can use the suction function, Y-shaped sweeping function or both functions at the same time.

  • It has a run time of around 150 minutes. When the battery level is low, the robot vacuum cleaner will automatically return to the charging station to charge itself. After the complete charging, it will return to the last cleaning position to continue the cleaning job.

  • Due to the professional carpet detection feature, it automatically detects the carpet and uses its maximum suction power to clean it. When it is back on the hard floor, it switches back to normal suction.

  • It is equipped with a self-emptying function as well. However, for this, you need its intelligent dust collector, which has to be bought separately. With the help of this function, it automatically removes dust from the robot's dust bin, and your cleaning work is minimised to almost nothing.

  • It has both anti-falling and anti-collision functions. So, no need to worry about the device falling off the staircase or hitting furniture and other objects in the house.

  • In total, it has 24 sensors that help it in handling the complex surroundings in your home, including a laser sensor that scans and locates the objects, cliff sensors, anti-collision sensors, etc.

  • You can even customise your cleaning area. It is capable of cleaning a specific room or space as requested. Drag the cleaning frame on the map to clean the zone you really want to.

  • You can also set the restricted zone that the robot will never go to.

5.5 Mi Smart Robot 1C Vacuum Cleaner

  • Xiaomi Mi Smart Robot Vacuum 1C is not just good at vacuuming but moping as well.

  • If you want both these functions on a limited budget, then this bot cleaner from Mi is a go-to product.

  • This is the lightest version of the Xiaomi vacuum cleaners, and with plenty of features, it is one of the ultimate versions of a robot vacuum cleaner.

  • It has a 600 ml dust collecting tank and a 200 ml water tank for mopping.

  • It has a 2400 mAh capacity, which automatically goes to its charging station when it has only 15% capacity left and will return to its base when it is 80% charged and start cleaning again. 

  • The 150 minutes of battery life and 2500 PA suction power make sit suitable for large households.

  • It has a Turbo mode as well, so when it detects carpet, it immediately boosts its suction power to clean the carpet effectively. And once it is back on the hardwood floor, it automatically switches to standard suction power.

  • It can overcome obstacles of maximum 2 cm high, so a careless cable is never an obstacle for the Xiaomi Mi bot cleaner.

  • The device is bobared with sensors. It has a laser distance meter LDS that monitors everything around to choose the most convenient cleaning route at any given time. In addition, it is equipped with a collision sensor, level sensor, distance sensor, and gyroscope.

  • The Xiaomi app lets you control the device manually. You can give the direction for cleaning, turn it on and off, change cleaning modes and view the daily/weekly/monthly progress of all cleaning sessions. 

  • Xiaomi Mi Smart Robot Vacuum 1C is not just good at vacuuming but moping as well.

  • If you want both these functions on a limited budget, then this bot cleaner from Mi is a go-to product.

  • This is the lightest version of the Xiaomi vacuum cleaners, and with plenty of features, it is one of the ultimate versions of a robot vacuum cleaner.

  • It has a 600 ml dust collecting tank and a 200 ml water tank for mopping.

  • It has a 2400 mAh capacity, which automatically goes to its charging station when it has only 15% capacity left and will return to its base when it is 80% charged and start cleaning again. 

  • The 150 minutes of battery life and 2500 PA suction power make sit suitable for large households.

  • It has a Turbo mode as well, so when it detects carpet, it immediately boosts its suction power to clean the carpet effectively. And once it is back on the hardwood floor, it automatically switches to standard suction power.

  • It can overcome obstacles of maximum 2 cm high, so a careless cable is never an obstacle for the Xiaomi Mi bot cleaner.

  • The device is bobared with sensors. It has a laser distance meter LDS that monitors everything around to choose the most convenient cleaning route at any given time. In addition, it is equipped with a collision sensor, level sensor, distance sensor, and gyroscope.

  • The Xiaomi app lets you control the device manually. You can give the direction for cleaning, turn it on and off, change cleaning modes and view the daily/weekly/monthly progress of all cleaning sessions. 

5.6 eufy RoboVac 11S

  • If you are looking for a primary robotic hoover, then this is it.

  • eufy RoboVac 11S comes with a remote control instead of app and voice control features.

  • But lack of high-end features doesn’t make it a bad product.

  • It is equipped with four cleaning modes, including auto, single room, heavy-duty spot cleaning and edge cleaning.

  • It lacks the advanced feature of mapping. So, cleaning is done by following random routes and even obstacles are avoided by trial and error.

  • The advantage of not having these high-tech features is that you do not have to install anything and scratch your head on complicated working patterns. You just take it out of the box, put it down and press the on/off button to start it.

  • It also allows you to set up the cleaning time if you want to. In that case, your only job will be to put the trash in the bin as the rest will be checked by the machine, including automatic charging.

  • It features a simple design with one main brush and suction tip. There are two rotating bristles below that are intended to loosen dirt in corners for easier vacuuming.

  • It has a unique cleaning feature-BoostIQ, which auto increases the suction power when required, especially when cleaning a thick carpet.

  • The machine is well suited for both hardwood floors and medium-pile carpets.

  • Since it is not an intelligent cleaner, it may take some time to analyse your home and leave it spotless.

  • Its slim profile makes it very accessible. It can efficiently clean under your couch, bed, and other furniture.

  • All in all, with this robot hoover, you will find a nice balance between price and quality​.

  • If you are looking for a primary robotic hoover, then this is it.

  • eufy RoboVac 11S comes with a remote control instead of app and voice control features.

  • But lack of high-end features doesn’t make it a bad product.

  • It is equipped with four cleaning modes, including auto, single room, heavy-duty spot cleaning and edge cleaning.

  • It lacks the advanced feature of mapping. So, cleaning is done by following random routes and even obstacles are avoided by trial and error.

  • The advantage of not having these high-tech features is that you do not have to install anything and scratch your head on complicated working patterns. You just take it out of the box, put it down and press the on/off button to start it.

  • It also allows you to set up the cleaning time if you want to. In that case, your only job will be to put the trash in the bin as the rest will be checked by the machine, including automatic charging.

  • It features a simple design with one main brush and suction tip. There are two rotating bristles below that are intended to loosen dirt in corners for easier vacuuming.

  • It has a unique cleaning feature-BoostIQ, which auto increases the suction power when required, especially when cleaning a thick carpet.

  • The machine is well suited for both hardwood floors and medium-pile carpets.

  • Since it is not an intelligent cleaner, it may take some time to analyse your home and leave it spotless.

  • Its slim profile makes it very accessible. It can efficiently clean under your couch, bed, and other furniture.

  • All in all, with this robot hoover, you will find a nice balance between price and quality​.

5.7 Blaupunkt Bluebot XBOOST

  • Blaupunkt Bluebot XBOOST is the last and a powerful bot vacuum cleaner on our list.

  • You can turn it on at the touch of a button, and it has a suction power mode with low, medium and high + Turbo.

  • The hardened glass and anti-scratch lid give it a beautiful design and excellent protection.

  • The powerful robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with a mop and comes with a smart water reservoir of 350 ml that you can operate via the BlueBot App.

  • It has a rotating brush in a V shape which is perfect for vacuuming pet hair, cleaning carpets and hard floors.

  • The brushless “BLDC” motor gives strong suction power and longer service life.

  • Due to systematic map technology, GPS and gyro navigation, it cleans the area following a systematic route. The magnetic strip allows you to define spaces and the built-in prevention wall.

  • It has bot auto-charge and auto-resume features.

  • You can efficiently operate it via the app, remote control or touch display on the robot itself.

  • It is also compatible with the voice control feature. So, you can give cleaning demands and more via Alexa and Google Assistant.

  • It has a dual filter system consisting of a primary filter and a HEPA filter. Both the filters ensure not just a clean floor but also filters the air in the house. This way, it helps to fight allergies.

  • The powerful Li-ion battery can run for up to 120 minutes.

  • With a noise level of 55-59 dB, it silently makes your home clean.

  • The robot cleaner has several cleaning modes, including automatic, edges, one room or “spot” cleaning.

  • It is only 7.6 cm long, due to which it can get under most seats, couches, beds and other furniture.

  • In conclusion, the device is bound to give you a spotless home in an effortless way.

  • Blaupunkt Bluebot XBOOST is the last and a powerful bot vacuum cleaner on our list.

  • You can turn it on at the touch of a button, and it has a suction power mode with low, medium and high + Turbo.

  • The hardened glass and anti-scratch lid give it a beautiful design and excellent protection.

  • The powerful robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with a mop and comes with a smart water reservoir of 350 ml that you can operate via the BlueBot App.

  • It has a rotating brush in a V shape which is perfect for vacuuming pet hair, cleaning carpets and hard floors.

  • The brushless “BLDC” motor gives strong suction power and longer service life.

  • Due to systematic map technology, GPS and gyro navigation, it cleans the area following a systematic route. The magnetic strip allows you to define spaces and the built-in prevention wall.

  • It has bot auto-charge and auto-resume features.

  • You can efficiently operate it via the app, remote control or touch display on the robot itself.

  • It is also compatible with the voice control feature. So, you can give cleaning demands and more via Alexa and Google Assistant.

  • It has a dual filter system consisting of a primary filter and a HEPA filter. Both the filters ensure not just a clean floor but also filters the air in the house. This way, it helps to fight allergies.

  • The powerful Li-ion battery can run for up to 120 minutes.

  • With a noise level of 55-59 dB, it silently makes your home clean.

  • The robot cleaner has several cleaning modes, including automatic, edges, one room or “spot” cleaning.

  • It is only 7.6 cm long, due to which it can get under most seats, couches, beds and other furniture.

  • In conclusion, the device is bound to give you a spotless home in an effortless way.