Best robot vacuum cleaner for hardwood floors in 2018
1 Vacuum Cleaner BoostIQ RoboVac 11S
Eliminate Vacuuming Chores: RoboVac takes on dust-busting around your home so you don’t have to. Multiple cleaning modes and auto-clean scheduling ensure an effortless, thorough clean while you do other things or nothing at all.
Improved Cleaning: Refined from the inside and out to provide quiet vacuuming with zero hassle, RoboVac cleans with the equivalent volume of conversational speech, and is only 2.85” tall to clean under low-hanging furniture with ease.
Lean, Mean, Cleaning Machine: RoboVac may be super-slim, but it’s packed with a 3-point cleaning system, BoostIQ™ Technology, and up to 1300Pa of suction power to ensure your floors and carpets are clear of all dirt, dust, and crumbs.
Cleans Further: A larger 0.6L dustbin allows RoboVac to pick up more dirt and dust to take full advantage of 100 minutes** of continuous cleaning and without the need for emptying in between.
Premium Components: The anti-scratch tempered glass cover provides a sleek look and superior protection for RoboVac, while the two filters and single high-performance filter achieve a better clean for your home.
For Optimal Use:
– Use on low-pile carpet, tile, laminate, and hardwood floors. Not suitable for high-pile carpet or very dark-colored floors.
– Move cables out of the way to avoid entanglement.
Affordable. Compact. Quiet. Strong cleaning performance. Good battery life.
No virtual barriers or app control. Limited scheduling options
Product Dimensions 12.8 x 12.8 x 2.9 inches
Item Weight 5.73 pounds
Item model number AK-T2108111
2 iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum
The Roomba 690 Vacuuming Robot navigates to clean under furniture and around clutter. The patented, 3-Stage Cleaning System picks up dust, pet hair and large debris like cereal. Just press CLEAN or schedule Roomba on the go with the iRobot HOME App. Built on the proven Roomba 650 robot platform, this upgraded 600 series model now features iRobot HOME App compatibility and a sleek, updated design.
Allows for wifi connectivity so you can control cleans and scheduling via smartphone
Dirt detection allows for more precise and quicker cleaning cycles
Struggles with suction power on high pile carpets
Doesn’t map your home, so it must rely on dirt detection and random bump-and-correct
Product Dimensions 13 x 13 x 3.6 inches
Item Weight 7.8 pounds
3 Shark ION ROBOT 750 Vacuum
The market leaders in upright vacuums* have made a robot. The Shark ION ROBOT is the perfect solution for everyday upkeep. It features: A self-cleaning brushroll that captures short and long hair, dust, dander, and allergens to prevent everyday buildup in your home. Smart Sensor Navigation seamlessly navigates floors and carpets while proximity sensors assess and adapt to surrounding obstacles. Dual spinning side brushes pull in debris from edges and corners. Wi-Fi connectivity and optional cleaning and scheduling from your smartphone or with voice control through the Google Assistant or the Shark skill for Amazon Alexa.
Quiet operation and decent cleaning performance
Wi-Fi, simple app controls, scheduling and voice assistant support
Strong selection of good value parts and accessories
Regularly bumps into furniture
No room mapping means repeated cleans
Doesn’t clean room edges well
Product Dimensions 12.6 x 12.6 x 2.6 inches
Item Weight 5.51 pounds
Item model number RV750
4 Ecovacs Deebot N79S Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Use Alexa or Google Home voice commands to direct cleaning. Use the ECOVACS App to customize, schedule & monitor cleaning sessions, accessory status, & receive error alerts
Auto-Clean + 4 Specialized Cleaning Modes: Smart motion guided auto-clean mode, plus single room & spot mode for targeted cleaning, edge mode for hard-to-clean edges, & max mode for 2x the normal cleaning power.
3 Stage Cleaning System: Industry leading cleaning system that combines high-efficiency vacuum suction, a deep reach helix main brush & dual wide reach side brushes.
Ecovacs Basic Features: Includes anti-drop & anti-collision sensors, 100-minute life lithium battery, auto-return charging, durable protective bumpers, air filtration, anti-scratch finish, a large easy-to-empty dustbin, large wheels for climbing thresholds, etc.
App works well
Easy to use
Works great with Alexa
Not very thorough
Not compatible with many smart home services
Product Dimensions 13 x 3.1 x 13 inches
Item Weight 7.17 pounds
Manufacturer ECOVACS ROBOTICS
Item model number DEEBOT – N79S
5 ILIFE V5s Pro Robot Vacuum Mop Cleaner
Vacuuming sweeping damp mopping all in one, maintain gleaming hard floors
New powerful motor with max mode and pet hair technology picks up furs,debris,dust and dirty easily and efficiently
Small slim light design and smart sensors ensure V5s pro to know your home and clean where dirt hides.
Automatically docks, recharges and adjusts to hard floor types – tile, hardwood, laminate & more.
What is new on ILIFE V5s pro than V5s: Advanced i-dropping technology makes mopping more efficient and reliable. Enhanced battery extend V5s pro’ running time up to 140 minuts. Larger roadrover wheels with self-rescue technology freedomly goes over uneven flooring.
Easy set-up right out of the box, does a good job cleaning up crumbs and pet hair, remote is easy to use and comes with batteries, charges quickly, with the water tank it keeps the pad wet and distributes cleaner evenly, has a MAX vacuum setting, has a spot cleaner option that works really well in mop mode, has a timer option to run automatically once a day, it’s relatively quiet, it will slow down before it reaches the wall so no hard bumping into the wall. Customer service is very reliable and comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Out of the box the side brushes attached to the robot came out bent and unusable
The instruction manual is poorly translated into English but you can get the gist of it, when it goes to it’s home base the brushes keep rotating and will knock the charger sideways which results in this thing making several attempts to dock
If it’s too far from it’s home it will “forget” where it’s charging dock is, you have to set up barriers if you don’t want it going into a particular area, it got stuck under my fridge twice so will have to set up a barrier there as well.
Product Dimensions 11.8 x 11.8 x 3 inches
Item Weight 4.9 pounds
Manufacturer ILIFE Innovation
Item model number ILIFEV5SP01
6 iRobot Roomba 650 Robot Vacuum
The Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot provides a thorough clean, all at the push of a button. The patented, 3-Stage Cleaning System easily picks up dust, pet hair and large debris like cereal. Preset Roomba to clean when it’s convenient for you, so you can keep up with everyday mess. Roomba works on all floor types, and at just 3.6 inch tall, is specifically designed to fit under most furniture, beds and kickboards.
Ease of use
Performance on bare floors and carpet
Pet hair pickup
Ease of cleaning
Long battery life
Tendency to get stuck
Noise level during operation
Product Dimensions 13.4 x 3.6 x 13.4 inches
Item Weight 11.75 pounds
7 iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum
iRobot HOME App lets you clean, schedule, & customize cleaning preferences from your smartphone
Cleans an entire level of your home with iAdapt® 2.0 Navigation with Visual Localization
Runs for up to 120 minutes, then automatically recharges and resumes cleaning to complete the entire job
AeroForce® Cleaning System loosens, lifts & suctions dirt with up to 10x more air power
Cleans Under Furniture
Easy To Use
Hassle Free Operation
Long Run Time
Small Debris Bin
Product Dimensions 13.9 x 13.9 x 3.6 inches
Item Weight 3.85 pounds
Item model number R980020
8 Neato Botvac D80 Robot Vacuum
Smart, powerful, high-performance Robot vacuum. Great for homes with pets. While you do other things, Neato BotVac vacuums dirt, crumbs, dust bunnies, and pet hair from all floor types and every corner of your home. D-shape with corner clever – exclusive d-shape with corner clever technology destroys dirt where it hides and keeps corners clean. Extra large bag less dirtying and Jumbo high performance filter capture particles as small as 0.3 microns, like mold and pet dander. Perfect for all floor types and pet hair pick-up.
Improved brush system us quieter and more efficient
Fixed the “non-sealed” ball bearing problem that caused hair build-up in the older Botvac series
Larger filters need to be replaced less frequently
Laser-guided navigation system effectively maps out and cleans a room while avoiding obstacles
Intuitive touch interface makes setting up a cleaning schedule easy, even for a novice user
“D” shape is designed to clean near edges and in corners better than the competition
Extremely good at cleaning up pet hair, dust, and dander
No remote control
No WiFi control options
Although significantly quieter than previous models, the new D80 is still rather loud compared to some of the competition
Product Dimensions 12.7 x 13.2 x 3.9 inches
Item Weight 9 pounds
Manufacturer Neato Robotics
Item model number 945-0202
9 iRobot Braava 380t Robot Mop
Designed to mop floors quickly and efficiently, the new iRobot Braava Floor Mopping Robot systematically covers your entire floor in a single pass. Braava uses disposable or microfiber cleaning cloths to pick up dirt, hair and dust from all your hardsurface floors including tile, vinyl, hardwood and laminate. Just attach a cloth, set Braava down, press a button and off it goes, using advanced robotic technology to track where it’s been and where it needs to go. It’s whisper-quiet too, so you can go about your daily activities without disruption. The included Turbo Charge Cradle is a convenient, one-stop charging and storage space, charging Braava 380t in as fast as two hours. Braava uses either disposable cleaning cloths, including Swiffer brand, or reusable microfiber cloths to remove dirt, dust and hair from your floors so you don’t have to. Braava has two cleaning modes to choose from depending on the job you need done. In sweep mode, Braava dry mops your floors moving in straight lines using dry cleaning cloths. In mop mode, Braava uses a special back-and-forth mopping action and damp cleaning cloths to lift surface dirt and grime off your floors. With the Pro-Clean System included in Braava 380t, a special Reservoir Cleaning Pad dispenses liquid throughout the cleaning cycle to keep the cloth damp. Cleaning cloths are easy to attach and remove with Braava’s removable magnetic multi-purpose cleaning pad. The NorthStar Navigation System 2 works like an indoor GPS that helps Braava keep track of where it has been and where it needs to go. The NorthStar Navigation Cube projects a signal that Braava uses to determine its location. Additional NorthStar Navigation Cubes can be purchased for the Braava 380t to expand the robot’s dry mopping capabilities for bigger homes. As Braava cleans, it builds a map of the area, mapping walls, obstacles and drop-offs as it encounters them.
Sweeps and mops. Accurate coverage. Virtually silent.
No specialized cleaning solution. Not effective on tough stains. Occasionally takes a while to connect to Navigation Cube.
Product Dimensions 9.6 x 8.5 x 3.1 inches
Item Weight 4 pounds
10 bObi Pet Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Cheer up your pets with this gifted robotic vacuum that is specially designed for taking care of fur-filled homes. When your dogs and cats are too spent from running around all day to clean up after themselves, bObi Pet springs to life with her back-to-back brushes and powerful vacuum to sweep away the mess. Feel free to dunk her washable dustbin underwater to clean out every last hair, or tap your fingers on her luxurious TouchMe texture surface for a pleasantly silky feel. You can also place bObi blOck on the floor to create a digital barrier that keeps bObi out of any part of your house.
Bobsweep has indeed improved navigation algorithm based on tests
Moping feature great for kitchen tiles as a maintenance tool – do not use this to clean soiled tile
Low profile will reach areas under the bed
Best used as maintenance tool to keep your homes free from dust
Weak vacuum motor
You will need to clean the all the brushes and dust bin after every cleaning session
Smallish dirt bin
Cannot deep clean carpet
Cannot see black or chrome furniture
Has tendency to miss charging dock if room has a complicated layout
Product Dimensions 12.6 x 12.6 x 3.4 inches
Item Weight 10 pounds