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The iRobot Roomba 670 WiFi robot vacuum is only $199 at Walmart as of March 2. Spring cleaning isn't fun, but it doesn't have to be a chore. You can tag team the entire process if you invest in a faithful robot companion to focus on your floors and hard-to-reach nooks. And it doesn't need to be a huge investment if you take advantage of a budget-friendly robot vacuum available at Walmart. SEE ALSO: Don't leave mopping out of spring cleaning. Save $50 on iRobot's robot mop instead.
Save $50: The iRobot Braava Jet M6 robot mop is on sale for $399.99 -- a discount that matches its lowest price ever at Amazon. Mopping should be an integral part of everyone's spring cleaning, but it's often a step that gets ignored. It's much easier to pretend like we're *not* stepping on dried bottom-of-shoe gunk with our bare feet. No one wants to mop manually, let alone get on their knees to scrub. A robot mop like iRobot's Braava Jet M6 picks up where a robot vacuum leaves off, and you can grab it for its lowest price ever at Amazon of $399.99.
Has your Roomba vacuum been acting strange lately? Yours might not be the only one. Some i7 and s9 models of the robot vacuums have been experiencing issues due to a recent software update, iRobot said in a statement emailed to USA TODAY. The company said the issues affect a "limited number" of models. "We've worked with impacted customers to roll their robot's software back, and we are also implementing an update to ensure any similar issues are avoided moving forward," said iRobot in its statement.
SAVE $104: As of Feb. 23, get the Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAX for only $175.99 -- a 37% discount. We're just under a month away from Spring (finally), and with warmer weather comes more pollen, dust, and the start of shedding season for your pets. All that to say: Once the warmer weather arrives, things start to get messy. Spring cleaning is a must, so set yourself up for success at home this year by outsourcing your floor cleaning to a robot vacuum. Between working from home, cooking dinner, and maintaining a virtual social life, you have better things to do than to clean the floors constantly.
As of Feb. 19, get the iRobot Roomba 981 robot vacuum for only $349.99, and choose to add on an Echo Dot smart speaker for an additional $10. Cleaning your own floors is so 2020 (and after last year, we all deserve a break from housework). Level up your home cleaning game with an iRobot Roomba 981 robot vacuum, which has a ton of smart features to keep your home clean -- and you won't have to lift a finger. If you've always dreamed of telling your Roomba when to clean without pressing any buttons, go for the discounted Roomba 981 and Echo Dot bundle, and cleaning is as easy as saying "Alexa, tell Roomba to vacuum." The iRobot Roomba 981 is sitting at its lowest Amazon price ever, according to price tracker camelcamelcamel -- the current $349.99 pricing is about $50 lower than the previous all-time low of $400.
Eufy's G30 Hybrid brings together vacuuming and mopping capabilities in one modestly priced robot. As with most hybrids, it's a better robot vacuum than a robot mop, but when you consider it also comes with smart navigation, app control, and Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice-command support, it's a great value at $370. The G30 Hybrid is a super-svelte 12.8 x 12.8 x 2.85 inches. Not surprisingly, it looks very much like the Eufy G30 Edge we reviewed last year. There's a trio of physical buttons on top--start/pause Auto cleaning, spot cleaning, and recharge--along with a Wi-Fi status light/power switch on the side.
TL;DR: The ECOVACS DEEBOT 601 will vacuum for you -- and it's on sale for 62% off. As of Feb. 18, get it for just $129.99. If you're still manually cleaning your floors, stop. For those who can't swing for a pricey Roomba, consider this refurbished ECOVACS DEEBOT 601, which costs less than $150. Despite its low price tag, this robot vacuum still gets the job done. It features a three-stage cleaning system that simultaneously sweeps, lifts, and vacuums up dirt and dust from your floors.
As of Feb. 16, an extra savings coupon on its Amazon product page brings the Eureka Groove NER300 robot vacuum down to only $99 -- that's a solid 50% off its $199.99 This is not a drill: We found a smart robot vacuum on sale for under $100. The Eureka Groove NER300 robot vacuum cleaner usually hangs around $150 on Amazon, according to the price-tracking site camelcamelcamel, but as of Feb. 16 it's back down to its all-time-low Black Friday price of just $99 (or half off its $199.99 A coupon on its product page will save you that extra $100.99: We're usually wary of any robot vacuums this cheap, but the Groove NER300 gets decent reviews for its overall suction power, ability to pick up pet hair, and smart assistant connectivity.
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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.