Pets are great. Pet hair? Not that much. Among the worst parts of owning a pet is keeping up with the sheer amount of fur your dogs/cats shed every day.
If you agree, maybe it is time to get a robotic vacuum built to keep up with your pet’s continuous shedding. These automatic cleaners can be set to work on a schedule, so the only thing you have to do is empty its dust bin from time to time. One suggetion; the bigger the battery (and the longer the battery life is), the more effective the cleaning job.
Like most devices, there are a handful of factors to look at before buying a robotic vacuum. A key factor is the type of flooring in your home. Practically all robots can master hard floors (laminate, tile, and vinyl). A living space that contains a variety of flooring and/or carpeting will turn out to be a little more difficult for a robot vacuum.
If that’s the case, you will definitely want to pick a robot that has powerful suction power. In addition, as a pet owner, you will need a device fitted with brushes engineered to pick up hair without getting it tangled.
Enter the “pet-focused” robot vacuum. It may not be able to handle all the vacuuming for you, but these smart units are good at helping to clean up after pets and generally keeping pet hair to a minimum — all while self-charging. Check out our favorite options below.
Eufy [BoostIQ] RoboVac 30C Robot Vacuum
The Eufy RoboVac 30C provides great cleaning at a wonderfully attractive price. It’s powerful, quiet, easy to use and very capable when it comes to making its way around your home without intervention.
In short, if you’re looking to dip your toe in the water of automatic vacuum cleaning but don’t want to spend in the region of 500 Dollars, this is the next best thing. It might not be the most advanced robot vacuum on the market but it’s superb value for money and the most effective of any robot vacuum anywhere near this price.
iRobot Roomba E5 (5150) Robot Vacuum
The Roomba e5 robot vacuum is one of the newest models introduced from iRobot. This robot vacuum offers a powerful performance, smart home capabilities, and a mid-range price tier. The Roomba e5 seems like an upgraded version of the Roomba 890 to us. Its specs, software, and price point are the similar to the 890, but the cleaning performance of the e5 was a dramatic improvement. The e5 is a great choice if you don’t need bleeding edge features, but still want exceptional cleaning performance.
Neato Robotics D6 Robot Vacuum
The Botvac D6 Connected did a great job vacuuming all kinds of debris from the low-pile carpet, hardwood, and linoleum in our tests.
It’s questionable that it’s any more prodigious at vacuuming animal hair and dander than the D7, but all else being equal, the D6’s slightly less intimidating list price would seem to make it the more attractive option for pet and pet-less households alike.
Best of the Best
iRobot Roomba i7+ (7550) Robot Vacuum
The iRobot Roomba i7+ is a great vacuum in many ways. There were some failed attempts in the past (Ecovacs and Samsung); now we can safely say that we have a robot vacuum that empties itself. We also have a robot that remembers the areas it has cleaned and uses the stored floor layouts to plan subsequent cleaning tasks. It makes this model of the Roomba one of the most autonomous robotic vacuums you can get. On top of that, it cleans efficiently, featuring a number of unique functionalities.
The vacuum sucks up dirt from any floor and does it so well. Using the robot’s smart mapping technology and enhanced processing power, you can even program it to clean different rooms on its own. In conclusion, it has almost everything one would want in a robot vacuum.