Having a robotic butler is just around the corner but while we wait for a robot to wait on us hand and foot, we can take advantage of having our floors cleaned by a very useful tool, the robotic vacuum.
Originally developed by Electrolux, it wasn’t until the Roomba from IRobot that the robotic vacuum really came into vogue.
Since that time, the market has expanded significantly with many robotic vacuums available to take care of our floors. So, while we are waiting on our personal robotic assistants, we can have a robot that can handle getting up pet hair and more off of our floors.
Robotic Vacuums! The Time Saver!
Unless you have shag carpeting, (The 70’s are gone), a robotic vacuum is a great way to save you time. Capable of handling almost any floor type, (Except shag, of course), these newer vacuums can clean your floor while you sleep or are away from the home. In addition, many have increased their capacities and capabilities to the point of providing you with an even cleaner house in less time than it would take you do provide the same level otherwise. For example, some robotic vacuums have UV sterilization.
Thus, they not only clean your floors but disinfect them as well. Many provide both sweeping and moping services on top of the nominal vacuuming. Their lower profile means they can get in tighter spaces including under furniture and some have side brushes that help get into corners. With virtual walls, you can confine their space and some have remotes with easy interfaces so you could just sit on the couch and call the robot when needed. The overall point is these robotic vacuums save you time and effort that can be used in other aspects if your life. Who doesn’t want or need more time?
Five Great Robotic Vacuums Under $500
Top Floor Mapping Smart Robotic Vacuum
Made in South Korea and winner of the prestigious German Robot test, this vacuum – iClebo Arte YCR-M05-50 Series Robot will both mop and vacuum the floor at the same time. Fitted with an array of sensors, this model can visually map the space to be cleaned and easily navigate even crowded rooms. It is very lightweight compared to similar robots and it can easily handle corners and up to 2cm of door jams and spaces.
It comes in the color red so it is easy to see on the floor and it has a run time of up to 120 minutes, enough to cover a standard room. Those that have this robot really love the overall performance and its ability to navigate the rooms well.
Best Robot Vacuum for Pets and Allergies
Designed for those with pets and or allergies, this robot super cleans the floor and picks up a generous amount of pet hair. The Neato Botvac D80 Series Robot has a special navigation system that uses laser mapping so it can clean your floor without bumping around or into furniture.
It also has an auto return feature that allows it to return to recharge when it is low on power, thus allowing you the freedom to have your floors clean without monitoring the bot. It comes with multiple brushes and it can clean corners and hard to reach places that other robots can reach. People who use this robot really like the bots ability to get into tighter spaces and how well it picks up the pet hair.
Top Rated Household Robotic Vacuum
This robot – Haier® SWR-T320 Series Robot has four different cleaning modes and it functions as a vacuum or a wet/dry mop. It features auto return when low on power and the system has an easy to use top mounted interface for direct communication with the robot. It uses a virtual wall and it has sensors to allow it to get close to corners and edges without bumping or damaging furniture.
It has a large storage tank for the liquid and it has a detachable hose for easy filling. It is white so it is easier to see in the room and it is super quiet at less than 50db. The people who have purchased and use this model love how powerful this model is and the double filter system to trap pollutants.
Best Robot Vacuum for the Money
This robot – Samsung POWERbot R9000 Series Robot has the cyclonic technology so it is more powerful than many comparable robots in the same class. The wheels are designed to allow it to pass easily over small objects and the brushes are engineered to reduce tangles and hangups.
It has a suite of sensors and it is packed with new software that allows for effortless navigation and it helps prevent bumps or damage to the furniture. It also has an easy to see collection system for faster disposal. This model also comes with a remote and the shape allows it to handle corners and edges with ease. This popular robot is well liked by those who have it and they especially enjoy the powerful suction.
Best Robotic Vacuum under $500
Perhaps the most popular robot on the market and certainly the most known, this Roomba is part of the 770 series. The iRobot Roomba 770 Series Robot has a powerful suite of sensors that not only allow for better navigation and room mapping but allows it to identify areas with more dirt so it will focus its work there first.
It has auto return and it uses a three-stage cleaning system to really clean your floors instead of just running suction across. For those that have this model, there is nothing better and they love all the features this model brings to the table or under it.
To achieve the best results, be sure to read and follow the manufacturer’s recommendation concerning the operation and care of the robot.