As of April 20, these are Amazon's top deals on Roomba robot vacuums, with savings of up to 40% off: OUR TOP PICK: iRobot Roomba i7 (7550) robot vacuum with auto dirt-disposal -- save $400.99 BEST BUDGET PICK: iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum -- save $80.99 BEST UPGRADE PICK: iRobot Roomba s9 (9550) robot vacuum -- save $400.99 BEST FOR HARD FLOORS: iRobot Braava Jet M6 (6110) robot mop -- save $100.99 Nobody likes cleaning, but the more you put it off the worse it gets down the road. And instead of enjoying your summer, you're stuck inside taking care of your original spring cleaning list. But even the worst slackers don't have much of an excuse to put it off thanks to the latest robot vacuums.
When it comes to cleaning, there's one thing we can all agree on: vacuuming is no fun. First, there's the setup that requires you to grab a clunky vacuum from your closet, find a nearby outlet, and somehow not trip on a long cord. Then, you pray for the thing to work, considering the lights flicker whenever its power button goes on. When you're finally cleaning up week-old Cheerios or a dust colony, you realize the vacuum doesn't suck up the mess. Oh, and we can't forget about the noise. It's an awful soundtrack of clicking, rolling, and picking up that drives you nuts and scares your pets.
Save $200: The iRobot Roomba 981 WiFi robot vacuum is at it's best price ever of $299.99 at Amazon as of March 18. Spring cleaning might not be fun, but it doesn't have to be difficult. A robot vacuum is an invaluable tool that takes away some of the tedium, but it can be hard to pick from the wide variety of options. If you want to make the decision a little easy, just go with the name brand option that has great reviews and is 40% off its original price. This new discount means you get a premium robot vacuum in a more affordable price range.
As of Dec. 7, the iRobot Roomba s9 is on sale at Amazon for just $899 -- that's a whole 30% off its regular price of $1,299.99, a bigger discount even than during Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. While cheaper robot vacuums with less brand recognition are available, Roombas typically range in price from $150 to over $1,000. The higher end of this sliding scale is pretty hard to justify when you think about Roombas as little disks that basically perform the same function -- vacuum -- just marginally better, but even small differences make for a very different cleaning experience. As the "most advanced... smartest, [and] most powerful robot vacuum" in iRobot's lineup, the Roomba s9 has a $1,299.99 However, its specs almost make it worth it -- it's got 40x the suction power of the Roomba 600 series (themselves priced around $180) and a 3-Stage Cleaning System that lifts, loosens, and eliminates gunk from deep within your carpets (and it automatically senses the depth of said carpets) to get them clean beyond what you can even see.
Robot vacuum pioneer iRobot has big plans in the works. From new Roombas that clean themselves to smart vacuums that communicate with floor-mopping machines, and even robotic lawn mowers, iRobot has been busy. But while these sophisticated home care systems sound impressive, even useful, they suffer from one glaring downside. They are all staggeringly expensive. This move by iRobot is no accident.