Since the introduction by iRobot of the first Roomba in 2002, many consumer electronics companies built their own. This includes major players from around the world, such as LG, Miele, Samsung, and Xiaomi. In this post we present the top 5 brands that make the best high-end vacuum robots. We’ll see that iRobot is still the market leader. It continues to improve the Roomba with new features to fit different users. However, there is some serious competition out there. Some robotic vacuums even surpass the Roomba with better technical solutions.
We collected user overall satisfaction for 39 robotic vacuum cleaners from 12 different brands. Each of the 9515 users who responded provided a score between 1 and 5 that rates their experience with the vacuum robot and the customer service of the manufacturer. The average scores for all vacuum robots of each brand led to the final ranking.
For each of these brands, we provide you with a summary that describes the pros and cons. The also introduce the best high-end vacuum robot for each brand. Last, we include links to more detailed reviews and user feedback.
#5 Samsung maker of the PowerBot Vacuum Robot Series
Samsung POWERbot R9350
Surprisingly, Samsung, the south-Korean electronics giant, is the one who achieves the worst user satisfaction scores in our selection. In average the Samsung PowerBot robotic vacuums score only 3.4 in average out of 5! The high-end PowerBot 9350, is just above the average, with a 3.5 over 5.
Read user reviews of the Samsung PowerBot 9350.
Having said that, we must admit that Samsung did a very good job regarding the look of its robotic vacuum cleaners. If you are a Star Wars fan, you must definitely checkout the Samsung vacuum robots Star Wars edition. This variant of the PowerBot comes either in black for Darth Vader or in white for Storm Trooper. The video playlist below showcases it with all the sound effects!.
Read user reviews of the Samsung Star Wars robotic vacuum.
Darth Vader Star Wars Vacuum Robot
Storm Trooper Star Wars Vacuum Robot
#4 iClebo maker of the Arte Vacuum Robot Series
iClebo Arte Omega
iClebo robotic vacuums score in average 3.7 out of 5 in user satisfaction. The highest score is 4.3. It is achieved by the latest iClebo vacuum robot: the iClebo Arte Omega. The Omega is a complete redesign of the Arte vacuum robot series. Beside the shape and a more classy finish, it embeds a camera. It can now perform systematic cleaning, a must in high-end robotic vacuums. The score should be however mitigated, because the Omega is still new on the market.
Read user reviews of the iClebo Arte Omega.
#3 LG maker of the Hom-Bot Vacuum Robot Series
Vacuum robots by LG score in average 3.8 out of 5 in user satisfaction. The quality of the LG robots is rather uniform. Indeed, the best score is 3.9 obtained by the LG Hom-Bot VR65704LVM.
LG promises that its robotic vacuums are quiet. With its announced 60 dB, the Hom-Bot VR65704LVM noise level is equivalent to conversational speech or an air conditioner. This is much below the 70 dB of the Roomba, which is equivalent to the noise of a shower. Indeed, a 60dB noise level is bearable if you are reading or cooking. But, operating your Hom-Bot vacuum robot would be annoying if you want to watch TV, talk over the phone, let alone sleeping.
Read user reviews of the LG Hom-Bot VR65704LVM.
#2 Neato maker of the Botvac Connected Vacuum Robot Series
Neato robotics is makes the most innovative good quality vacuum robots. In average, the Botvac vacuum robots score in average 3.9 out of 5 in user satisfaction. The flagship Botvac D7 Connected robotic vacuum is the best regarding its features and performance. It even surpasses the mighty Roomba 980. Neato Robotics ranks second in this selection because of its customer service. We frequently received customer complaints about Neato Robotics assistance.
Read user reviews of the Neato Botvac D7.
#1 iRobot maker of the Roomba Vacuum Robot Series
iRobot Roomba 980
Founded by MIT Professor Rodney Brook, iRobot is the pioneer of the vacuum robot market. The quality of its Roomba is well established. Users satisfaction is in average 4.1, far above the competition. The high-end iRobot Roomba 980 robotic vacuum even achieves a score of 4.4. This is no surprise. iRobot Roomba combines a perfect build quality, a rich set of features, with an excellent customer service.
Read user reviews of the iRobot Roomba 980.
|#1||iRobot maker of the Roomba|
|#2||Neato maker of the Botvac|
|#3||LG maker of the Hom-Bot|
|#4||iClebo maker of the Arte|
|#5||Samsung maker of the PowerBot|