Select iRobot robotic vacuums and mops are on sale on Amazon for up to 43% off as of Dec. 2: OUR TOP PICK: iRobot Roomba i7 -- save $300.99 BEST BUDGET PICK: iRobot Roomba 675 -- save $100.99 BEST ROBOTIC MOP DEAL: iRobot Braava Jet M6 -- save $100.99 Need a new vacuum, but missed out on this year's Cyber Weekend sales? Don't worry about it-- Consumer Reports' 2020 Best Time to Buy Things list says the whole month of December is one of the few times of the year where we see deep discounts on vacuums across most major retailers. Indeed, Amazon still has kept several iRobot robotic vacuums and mops on sale at their Black Friday and Cyber Monday prices as of Dec. 2, with discounts as high as 43% on select models. You didn't really miss out at all.) Here's the lowdown: Boasting ten times the suction of iRobot's popular 600-series models, the Roomba i7 is a powerful and sleek robot vacuum with some brains to match: It comes equipped with adaptive navigation and Smart Mapping technologies on top of virtual assistant compatibility.
TL;DR: As of June 9, the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 930 Robot Vacuum and Mop is on sale at Best Buy for just $349.99 -- a 46% savings and its lowest price ever. Back in late May -- eons ago, basically -- we stumbled upon what we thought was an end-all, be-all deal on cleaning tech at Best Buy: The Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 930 was on sale there for just $399.99, or a solid $250 off its suggested retail price of $649.99. Would that smart-mapping, WiFi-connected robot vacuum/mop hybrid ever get any cheaper? We sort of figured "no," TBQH -- but hey, we're big enough to admit when we're wrong. Somehow, someway, the electronics retailer has managed to outdo itself with an even better deal on the Deebot Ozmo 930: It's now down to just $349.99 at Best Buy, or an impressive $300 off.
Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Robot vacuums have seriously taken over the internet, but vacuuming is such a mind-numbing chore that it's easy to see why no one can shut up about these devices (including us). Mopping is the only thing that might be worse than vacuuming -- that hardcore scrubbing is no fun. However, we haven't really seen robotic mops take off in the way their vacuum counterparts have.
You already know iRobot makes little robots that can automatically vacuum your floor. But did you know they offer mopping robots too? Less famous than iRobot's Roomba line is the company's Braava series of mopping robots. The Braava jet 240, announced in March, is the latest one, and it has three modes: wet mopping, damp sweeping, and dry sweeping--and the device will automatically choose the correct mode based on which type of cleaning pad you attach. Maxing out at around 200 square feet of cleaning per day, this is a solution designed for kitchens or bathrooms.
The Bedford, Mass.-based company, which has sold millions of its disc-shaped Roomba vacuums, is expanding its family of cleaning automatons. The new robot is the Braava jet, a small, shiny white robotic mop designed to clean hard floors, especially in bathrooms and kitchens. And did we say it's square? But perhaps the biggest surprise about the Braava jet is not its shape; it's the price: US 200. This is iRobot's most affordable cleaning bot ever.