Stay updated daily on HDblog videos, insights and reviews. Subscribe now to the Youtube channel, just a click!
Robot vacuum cleaners in recent years have undergone an incredible evolution . If we think of the first tested models, whose navigation was absolutely random, with reduced brushes and small capacity battery and compare them with the current models capable of cleaning and cleaning in a completely automatic way, the technological leap is incredible. .
In this buying guide we have selected the best robot vacuum cleaners that can be purchased today with an important note. With a budget greater than 300 euro, the differences are minimal and the selected models can be overlapped in terms of cleaning efficiency. Below that threshold, on the other hand, advanced functions are often given up, but suction and cleaning are still of a good level.
ELEMENTS TO BE EVALUATED BEFORE THE ?? PURCHASE
What are really the parameters to evaluate before buying a household appliance this kind? It is easy today to be tempted to always spend a little more to have as many functions as possible, but, before making the decisive choice, it is more important to evaluate what you really need.
- Space to clean – One of the most important factors, without a shadow of a doubt. In this case, we must consider not only the total area in square meters, therefore the total area, but also how this is divided. An open space is managed in a much simpler way than a division into several rooms with different doors and surfaces. Not only that, because in some cases there may be a need to map multiple floors. We think of those who have a second home, or simply a house divided into several levels. The latest robot vacuum cleaners also allow you to create multi-storey maps and choosing one of these models could really make a difference in this case.
- Habits – The habits of each of us play a fundamental role when choosing the robot vacuum cleaner. Do we leave the house at the same time every day? Do we have a well-defined routine? Do we use the robot while we are at home? Are we tidy or do we tend to leave some objects scattered here and there? Each of these answers may imply a different choice. For example, it might be advisable to evaluate compatibility with voice assistants, so that you can start cleaning with your voice, or the presence of a platform that can start the robot automatically when we leave the house. Otherwise, it might be worth evaluating the possibility of being able to program the robot according to specific days and times.
- Suction and washing – Most of today’s robot vacuum cleaners are equipped with an accessory that allows to wash floors. Also in this case it is good to know that not all are the same. There are passive ones, which do not dose the water but make it flow by gravity. The active ones, which through the presence of an electric pump, allow you to dose the flow of water. Then there are some robots equipped with a cloth capable of vibrating and thus allowing for a deeper cleaning thanks to the damp cloth, very effective on damp floors.
In our opinion, these are the three fundamental aspects that allow us to narrow down the circle of possible choices. There are also many other features to take into account, but we have already talked about them in a dedicated article .
IROBOT ROOMBA 692: SIMPLE AND ECONOMIC
iRobot is among the companies that first of all presented valid devices able to help effectively in everyday use. The Roomba 692 is one of the most effective proposals in the low end of the market and has very tempting. It is, in fact, among the very few under the 150 euro to present a double counter-rotating brush. The first with soft bristles, the second with silicone bristles, able to collect the dirt and lead it towards the suction duct.
Thanks to the double brush it results also excellent with hair and animal hair that are collected without twisting around the rotating elements. IAdapt technology allows the Roomba 692 to orient yourself well on different surfaces, carpets and under furniture, in order to clean even the most hidden corners. The side brush and the iRobot application complete the equipment, which allows you to program the robot vacuum cleaner and also connect it to our Google or Amazon accounts in order to start or stop cleaning with a simple voice command.
A perfect solution for small sizes (under 100 square meters), for those with few pretensions or for those looking for a device that is easy to use, but able to lend a hand for daily cleaning operations.
PROS AND CONS IN BRIEF
RECOMMENDED PURCHASE PRICE: 199 €
PROSCENIC 850 T: ACCESSIBLE MAPPING AND WASHING
Proscenic is a Chinese company that over the last few years has been able to carve out a good slice of the market thanks to a very attractive price / performance ratio. The Proscenic 850 t is a robot that has almost everything: powerful suction from 3000 Pa, control by application, it is possible to wash the surfaces and the particular iPNAS 2.0 mapping . This does not create a map that can be used and divided, but allows the robot, from time to time, to recognize the areas it has passed through, in order to cover the entire surface without leaving out any corner.
It connects to Wi-Fi and the application gives access to a good deal of customization. It is, in fact, possible to choose the power level, program the robot or connect it to Amazon Alexa (even if the skill does not always recognize the voice command adequately). For the less accustomed to technology, a practical remote control is included that allows you to use the robot in its full function without necessarily connecting it to the application. A robot vacuum cleaner that we recommend for surfaces that are not too large (less than 100 square meters), well divided and rather uncluttered.
FOR AND AGAINST SYNTHESIS
ECOVACS DEEBOT N8 AND N8 +: RELIABLE COMPANIONS
Ecovacs started with very simple robot vacuum cleaners, but, in the within a few years, it has managed to establish itself in this competitive market thanks to products of undisputed quality. The Ecovacs Deebot N8 (and its variant N8 + equipped with self-draining base ) is the heir of the much appreciated Ozmo 920 that during the last Black Friday entered the homes of hundreds of Italians.
It has a suction power of 2300 Pa, more powerful than 53% compared to Ozmo 920, autonomy of 100 minutes, TrueMapping mapping technology with the possibility of mapping up to two floors and washing floors.
The application allows you to customize the maps so that you can divide the various rooms and you can also choose to clean only some rooms according to a precise sequence. You can also set areas not to be cleaned, such as the one dedicated to the meal of our four-legged friends.
Cleaning offers three levels of suction, from the most silent at the most effective, and three levels for the flow of water. The washing cloths are washable and can be reused. Dirt collection is entrusted to two lateral rotating brushes and a central rotating brush that are able to direct even the most effective dirt towards the suction duct. A robot vacuum cleaner dedicated to lovers of customization, to those who want to tailor the behavior of the robot to suit their needs. Also available with self-draining base in the N8 + version.
PROS AND CONS IN BRIEF
SUCTION POWER ACTIVE WASHING TRUE MAPPING 2.0 MAPPING
SWINGING PRICE ACCORDING TO THE OFFERS
XIAOMI DREAME L 10 PRO: THE PERFECT COMPROMISE
Dreame surprised all with his robot L 10 Pro that we tried a few months ago and of which you can read the review via this link . Dreame L 10 Pro does not give up practically any of the features that make a robot vacuum cleaner complete and does so with a decidedly competitive price and with numerous offers that we promptly report on our Telegram channels.
It has a suction power of 4000 Pa , is equipped with Wi-Fi and a mapping system among the most advanced. LIDAR navigation in the upper part and 3D sensor for obstacle detection in the front . Features that allow the Dreame L 10 Pro not only to map up to three floors with extreme precision, but to adapt the cleaning from time to time recognizing any scattered obstacles (cables, children’s toys, shoes, small and large objects) avoiding them and continuing cleaning by covering every single square centimeter.
Through the dedicated application it is It is possible to select up to four cleaning modes , from the quietest to the most powerful, the cleaning intervals can be programmed even several times a day and decide which rooms to clean for each of them. The map can be deeply customized with areas to be excluded for washing or on all occasions.
The washing tank has a capacity of 270 ml and allows you to select the quantity of water to be used between three levels. Autonomy should also be mentioned: beyond 200 minutes of continuous cleaning thanks to the capacity of 5200 mAh . An intelligent, reliable robot within everyone’s reach. Those who want the self-draining base can opt for the Z model 10 Pro .
Technology 27 Jul
PROS AND CONS IN BRIEF
SUCTION POWER SMART MAPPING AND 3D SENSOR HIGH AUTONOMY
MACHINE ACCESS TO VOICE ASSISTANTS
ECOVACS DEEBOT T9 AND T9 +: THE MOST COMPLETE
The Ecovacs Deebot T9 contains within itself the best technology has been able to develop for this category of products. Aspiration from 3000 Pa, highly accurate TrueMapping 2.0 navigation technology, TrueDetect 2.0 sensor for detecting smaller obstacles, OzmoPro 2.0 technology which causes the wash cloth to vibrate up to 480 times per minute for an even deeper cleaning, autonomy of over 200 minutes thanks to the battery from 5200 mAh and the possibility to perfume the rooms during the passage.
We talked about it in depth in the dedicated article that you can find at this link , but the Deebot T9 is the most advanced you can find today. Available both in the standard version and in the version with self-draining base (Deebot T9 +) , allows you to clean deeply any surface, from terracotta to parquet, passing through carpets and delicate surfaces.
Vacuum dirt in all conditions , with excellent precision and completes each cleaning session successfully, returning to the base to recharge. In the case of use on particularly complex or large surfaces, if the battery is not enough, it returns to charge to resume from where it left off.
3D navigation together with OzmoPro 2.0 washing are the winning features . The first allows you to avoid even the smallest obstacles, such as cables, small clothing, chargers and much more. The second cleans deeply, rubbing the cloth on the surface quickly to remove even the most stubborn dirt. The sensor for detecting the carpets then allows it to automatically avoid them during washing.
Technology 04 Needle
PROS AND CONS IN BRIEF
IROBOT ROOMBA J7 +: AUTOMATION AT MAXIMUM
iRobot Roomba J7 + is the latest addition to the company’s device family American. Also in this case it is possible to choose between the standard version and the J7 + version, equipped with a base for automatic emptying. iRobot, however, has a trump card on its side, namely that of having in the range of devices that are really able to work without user intervention.
This is possible thanks to the integration of the Genius platform , now in version 3.0, which expands the possibilities for customizing the robot, in thus able to adapt to specific needs. For example, using the geolocation of the smartphone, you can decide that the robot starts cleaning automatically when we leave the house, with the possibility of being able to set specific time intervals in which to implement this option.
In this way, the robot will start cleaning and, once cleaning is complete, it will return to the charging base. In the J7 + version it will also empty itself. The user is therefore left with the task of carrying out extraordinary maintenance (replacement of filters and consumable elements and cleaning of the sensors) and replacement of the bag inside the base for automatic emptying.
Cleaning is automated, as the robot, thanks to PrecisionVision technology , is in able not only to recognize environments, surfaces and small objects, but also to adapt the suction power in a completely autonomous way. The mapping allows you to divide the rooms into various areas to be cleaned and to set any areas to avoid. The patented double brush with AeroForce technology is among the most effective with hair and animal hair that is captured without twisting in rotating elements. Present compatibility with Google and Amazon voice assistants, while the washing cloth is missing.
PROS AND CONS IN BRIEF