I don’t have a device It has been tested as fast as the humble robot vacuum in the past few years. You can now find a robot at every price point with an incredible array of features, including mapping capabilities, self-defrosting containers, and even cameras — all to help you prevent granules sticking to your bare feet when walking on the ground.
Over the years, we’ve tested dozens of robot vacuums to find the best fit for a range of needs. Whether you’re drowning in dog hair, need to lighten your chore, or just want to spend more time with your family, we’ve got an option that might help. Are you looking for other useful household gadgets? Make sure you check out Our other buying guides, including The best air purifiers and the The best pots and pans.
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Updated July 2021: We’ve added new info, new picks like the Yeedi K650 and cut some old units. We also named our Roomba i3+ favorite due to its self-emptying bin.