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Top sales to shop today: Roomba, Hydro Flask, Ulta and more

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Today, you'll find a deal on Roomba, a discounted Hydro Flask water bottle and savings on beauty products at Ulta. Get a jumpstart on spring cleaning with discounted iRobot Roomba vacuums. The Roomba i3 is $100 off at $299.99 and the Roomba 675 is $80 off at $199.99, plus iRobot's automatic mopping and sweeping device, the Braava 380t, is discounted to $199.99. Whether you're looking for some new fashionable spring layers or discounted winter gear, United by Blue has got you covered with its end of season sale. Now through the end of January you can save up to 60% sitewide, plus, you can get an extra 50% off sale items with code BYEWINTER.

Cut back on cleaning time in 2021 with a Eufy robot vacuum


These are the best deals on Eufy robot vacuums as of Jan. 13: OUR TOP PICK: Eufy by Anker, RoboVac G30, Robot Vacuum with Smart Dynamic Navigation 2.0 -- save $90 One of the things we had enough of in 2020 was cleaning (among other things). Staying at home all day every day means that things tend to get messy, and time spent cleaning the house also seems to skyrocket. Give yourself a little free time and outsource the floor-cleaning to a robot vacuum. These Eufy models will save you time, energy and -- since they're all on sale -- money. The smartest robot vacuum on this list, the RoboVac G30 will integrate seamlessly into any smart home.

How to Get the Most Out of (or Into) Your Robot Vacuum


In the past few years, no other gadget--headphones, electric bicycle, literally anything at all--has improved as dramatically as the humble robot vacuum. The hardware and software have improved beyond all imagining (hello, self-emptying bins!), and prices have dropped significantly, to the point where robot vacuums are now an accessible, convenient household tool instead of a statement of bougie affluence or a potential cat car. But even if the tech has dramatically improved, it doesn't mean they're always easy to use at first. If you're worried you're at risk of becoming the next Roomba "pooptastrophe," read on. Here are a few tips that can help you get the most out of your new sidekick.

7 smart gadgets to help you keep your New Year's resolutions

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With 2020 in the rearview mirror, it's time to start giving some thought to the goals you hope to accomplish in the year to come. New Year's resolutions can be exciting and motivating, but they can also become disappointing when they're ultimately dropped or forgotten about just a few weeks into the new year. Lucky for you, there are numerous smart gadget options for keeping you on track to accomplishing your goals in 2021. We've rounded up a list of some of the best to help start your year off on the right foot. The Hidrate Spark smart water bottle reminds you when it's time to drink more.

Kyvol Cybovac S31 review: This self-emptying robot vacuum can mop, too


The Kyvol Cybovac S31 is the latest in a growing line of self-emptying robot vacuums. These completely autonomous vacuums are a wonderful luxury for most of us. But if you have allergies, asthma, or another health issue that can be triggered by the plume of dust released when you empty a dustbin, they can be a lifesaver. The S31 has a 4.3L self-emptying dustbin that can hold up to about 60 days' worth of dust before you need to replace the disposable dustbag inside it. The dustbin doubles as the robot's charging dock, providing about four hours of runtime per full charge.

Proscenic M7 Pro robot vacuum review: Watch your back, iRobot


The M7 Pro is the first Proscenic robot vacuum we've reviewed, and if it's indicative of the rest of the company's vacuums, it bodes well indeed. The M7 Pro performs both vacuuming and mopping duties, employs laser navigation and mapping, and offers plenty of cleaning customization for a solidly mid-tier price. The M7 Pro doesn't break any molds with its design, sticking to a standard circular shape in a black finish. It measures just over 13 inches across and its above-average 3.8-inch height reflects the laser turret--which allows it to map your floor plan--sitting on top. Underneath are two spinning edge brushes and a main rolling brush.

This fancy Roomba that wasn't on sale for Cyber Week is now $190 off


As of Dec. 8, the iRobot Roomba 981 is down to a record-low price of just $399.99 on Amazon -- that's a 32% savings. If you think you've missed out on 2020's best Roomba deals now that Cyber Weekend is over, no you didn't. According to Consumer Reports' Best Time to Buy Things list, we'll be seeing huge discounts on robot vacuums throughout the entire month of December -- and the fancy iRobot Roomba 981 is just the latest example: The smart robot vacuum wasn't on sale on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but as of Dec. 8, it's back down to its all-time-low price of just $399.99 on Amazon. A great choice for homes where clumps of pet hair roam wild alongside dust bunnies, the Roomba 981 harnesses iRobot's Power-Lifting Suction technology to deliver up to ten times the air power of the brand's mid-range 600 series vacuums, which translates to extra-thorough carpet cleanings. Better yet, its adjustable dual multi-surface rubber brushes are designed to not get tangled up in fur, and its high-efficiency filter can supposedly trap 99% of allergens from dogs and cats.

Roomba's premium S9 robot vacuum is $200 off at Wellbots


The holiday shopping season is a great time to find a robot vacuum at a good sale price, and one of iRobot's most advanced devices is $200 off right now. The Roomba S9 vacuum is down to $900, which is a record low for this model. The "plus" version comes with a Clean Base, but if you can do without that, the regular S9 vacuum is also discounted to $700. Since these remain expensive gadgets, you'll qualify for Wellbots' free shipping and the retailer also offers no sales tax outside New York. These robo-vacs do everything that the well-loved Roomba i7 series does, but they also have a few extra perks.

Best tech of 2020: an eco vacuum, electric car and a £12 kettle

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A robot vacuum that deals with the unpleasant job of emptying the dust bag, a swivelling selfie camera for the YouTube generation and a £12 kettle are among an eclectic list of items dubbed the best products of the year. Experts from the consumer group Which? have picked out 50 items for special praise from the 3,500 reviewed or released over the last year, focusing on their innovation, sustainability or value for money. The most quirky item on the list was the iRobot Roomba s9 vacuum cleaner. While pricey at £1,500, the group said that it is "not only excellent at cleaning, earning a full five stars in this category of Which? Ridding its owner of the grubby job was innovative enough to win a top 50 place. Its reviewers concluded: "Can you put a price on time saved?

Our favorite robot vacuum of all time is great for pet hair--and it just got a major price cut

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Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. When it comes to robot vacuums, there's no better machine on the market than the iRobot Roomba i7 . It costs a whopping $799.99--gulp. If shelling out $800 on a cleaning tool isn't in your budget, take heart: This stellar device is currently on sale for a massive discount. Get expert shopping advice delivered to your phone.