The Best 2017 Vacuum Cleaner Robots

The Best 2017 Vacuum Cleaner Robots

For this review of the best vacuum robots of 2017, we had evaluated 62 vacuum cleaner robots from 22 brands. A drastic selection led to only 3 winners in 3 categories:

The Best High-End Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

We grouped in this category the most recent and innovative vacuum robots. They have all new advanced features that ensure best cleaning result, and provide the best user experience.

The 3 best high-end vacuum cleaner robots are:

1. Botvac D5 Connected by Neato Robotics ($599)

The Botvac D5 Connected is the 2017 high-end vacuum cleaner robot by Neato robotics. It is Wifi enabled, and works with Amazon Alexa, Google Home. The smartphone app for iOS and Android allows to remotely control the D5. Besides, both Apple Watch and Android Wear smartwatches, allow access to the vacuum’s features right from your wrist. It is worth noting that beside being the finest robotic vacuum, the Botvac D5 is also the cheapest high-end robotic vacuum robot. You find more details about the D5 in a dedicated article.

Neato Botvac Connected

2. Roomba 980 by iRobot ($899)

The 980 is the most advanced of the famous iRobot Roombas. Its Wifi connectivity allows for voice command through Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. The iRobot app (iOS and Android) lets you clean, schedule, and customize cleaning preferences from your smartphone. You can find out more in the post dedicated to the comparison with the Neato Botvac Connected. This explains why the Roomba 980 is also a very popular vacuum cleaner robot. Indeed, it ranks 3rd in the “Best Seller Robotic Vacuum Cleaners” category.

iRobot Roomba 980

3. POWERbot R9350 by Samsung ($926)

With a price tag above the $900 bar, the finest robotic vacuum cleaner by Samsung is the second most expensive after the Dyson 360 Eye. However, Samsung made a better job to get closer to the robotic vacuums market leaders, namely iRobot and Neato Robotics. Indeed, the POWERbot R9350 has most of the features of its competitors, including Wifi and a smartphone app. It also supports voice command, but only via Amazon Alexa. Regarding navigation, Samsung emulates the systematic cleaning introduced by Neato. Thanks to an onboard camera sensor, the R9350 creates optimal cleaning path and avoids obstacles.

Samsung POWERbot R9350

Best Seller Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

Crowd wisdom is the guide for this category. It gathers the best of best seller robots. Beside being popular, those robots have most important features and accessories to ensure very good cleaning. Moreover, they are easy to operate and maintain, which contribute to high user satisfaction.

The 3 best seller vacuum cleaner robots are:

1. Roomba 650 by iRobot ($299)

iRobot Roomba 650

2. Botvac D80 by Neato Robotics ($449)

Neato Botvac D80

3. Roomba 980 by iRobot ($899)

iRobot Roomba 980

Best Budget Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

This category is dedicated to best deals. Criteria used in this selection, are the price, cleaning performance and user experience are also on the menu. Top rated robots here ensure highest ratio of user satisfaction by the price.

The 3 best budget vacuum cleaner robots are:

1. Junior by bObsweep ($199)

bObsweep Junior

2. I3 by JISIWEI ($168)


3. BL618 by Rollibot ($170)

Rollibot BL618

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