You would have thought owning a robot vacuum would be some kind of futuristic fantasy, but it’s possible to do right now, and actually they aren’t that expensive. We wanted to take a look at the top robot vacuums currently available and explain how they perform.
As you read, you’ll learn more about which one will be best for you based on your needs. Like all the tech we feature in our blog, you can save up to 12% on these robot vacuums. We will explain that, and provide pricing at the end of this article.
iRobot Braava Jet 240 - £249
For our first pick, we have the iRobot Braava Jet 240. A highly rated robot floor cleaner built with three different cleaning methods. You can insert one of three pads and the robot will automatically know which cleaning mode to use.
The choices include wet mop, damp sweep, and dry sweep modes. With these three options, it should be easy to pick up dust, clean up hard to tackle stains, and get your home feeling clean and tidy. The iRobot Braava Jet 240 has a run time for 2 hours. Thankfully, the iRobot Braava can detect falls and objects and will automatically avoid them.
Ultimately, the iRobot Braava Jet 240 proves to be an affordable multi-featured Robot Vacuum that takes as little preparation as possible to get up and running.
iRobot Roomba 606 - £249
Roomba is one of the world's most popular robot vacuum names, so it's no surprise the Roomba 606 is so popular too. It's one of iRobot's more affordable choices. With the Roomba 606, you get a three stage cleaning system that goes over the hardest to clean spots extra carefully to pick up dust, hair and debris.
iRobot calls the sensors they use on the Roomba iAdapt Navigation, and iRobot says it allows the Roomba to make more than 60 decisions per second to adapt to each room and clean floors, even in the dark. Some of those decisions include avoiding obstacles and big drops. The Roomba 606 has a run time for 1 hour, but the Roomba will automatically go back to its charging dock to get charged up after it finishes cleaning.
The Roomba 606 can also clean corners with its corner brushes. The Roomba 606 proves to be a great alternative to the Braava Jet 240 if you mostly have carpets and don’t need the mopping features.
Miele Scout RX1 - £399.99
iRobot isn’t the only robot vacuum cleaner brand out there. Miele has been making powerful vacuum cleaners for a long time, so it’s great to see them branching out to the robot vacuum space with the Scout RX1.
This robot vacuum will use a ceiling mounted camera to position itself. It can then navigate around obstacles, avoid drops, and know when to use corner brushes for cleaning corners. You can also schedule the Scout RX1 to run at specific times. This is a feature that isn’t available on the cheaper Roomba models above.
On top of that, the Scout RX1 can use four different modes - auto for effective all-around cleaning, spot mode for tackling hard to clean spots, and corner mode to clean dust and debris from the corners of your room. Finally there’s a turbo mode for quicker cleaning when floors only need a quick sweep.
The Scout RX1 has a 2 hour battery life and it will also return to its charging dock once the cleaning has finished.
Summary and Pricing
That brings us to the end of our overview on the best affordable robot vacuums in 2019. If you would like to know how much these robot vacuums cost and how much you could save with Techscheme, take a look at the table below.
|iRobot Braava Jet 240
|iRobot Roomba 606
|Miele Scout RX1
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