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If you live in a home with kids, pets, lots of foot traffic, or windows that are left wide open, a robotic vacuum can help you minimize the dirt, dust, and dander that can be stirred up throughout the day — all without lifting a finger. The most expensive models, which often get the most attention from reviewers, can cost $600 or more. But consumers can purchase a good robot vacuum that has many of the same features and cleans just as well (or nearly so) for $300 or less. There are also hybrid models that mop and vacuum and dedicated robotic mops for homes that have only hard floors. In the past few years, manufacturers have introduced "smart" models that are compatible with Amazon's Alexa and Google Home and include a smartphone app that can program a cleaning schedule and receive live updates as the vacuum makes the rounds.
Cheapism.com researched expert and user reviews to find the best robot vacuums link to category to clean your rugs and floors without cleaning out your wallet. Consumers looking to spend a bit more on a model from the "original" robot vacuum brand, iRobot, will find an entry-level Roomba as well as a bonus pick that's got bells and whistles aplenty and still comes in nearly $200 cheaper than the manufacturer's other top-of-the-line offering.
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