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 down here.
iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum
The Roomba 675 is a budget robot with enough power and the right features to make most users happy. It’s virtually identical to the more expensive Roomba 690, with the only difference being the lack of a virtual wall. Cleaning performance, run time, features, and wifi connectivity are all the same, resulting in arguably the best budget robot vacuum on the market today.
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.
iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum
The Roomba 960 is a high-tech robot vacuum designed to make vacuuming your home a hands-free chore. The cleaning technology and underlying software combines to create one of the most advanced robot vacuums available today. The Roomba 960 is a great choice if you want top-tier performance.
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.