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If you’ve been eyeing a robotic vacuum—or thinking of giving one this holiday season—now’s the time to take the plunge. Black Friday and Cyber Monday featured some of the best prices to be had all year, and many of these deals are still available.
We combed through all the sales and identified the best deals on worthy models at Best Buy, Walmart, and Amazon that you can still get during Cyber Week. Many retailers seem to be discounting the same model to a nearly identical price, but don’t forget that you can always ask for a price match if you see the vacuum you want advertised at a lower price elsewhere.
To determine which robotic vacuums deliver the best results, we put these devices through a series of tough tests. To see where the models below rank, see our complete robotic vacuum ratings.
Here's a collection of the best holiday deals we’ve seen, listed alphabetically (not in CR rank order). Happy shopping—and cleaning.
Eufy RoboVac 11S
The deal: $150.39 at Amazon
CR’s test results: Eufy 11S
This is the least expensive robotic vacuum you’ll find on sale for Cyber Week, especially with the 6 percent coupon available from Amazon. (Click on the box for clipping the coupon when you add it to your cart.) The Eufy 11S earns an Excellent rating in our tests for navigation and is extremely quiet. Furthermore, this model is slim, at less than 3 inches tall, which should help it get under low couches and tables. Of note: The 11S is not a connected robotic vacuum model, so if you are hoping to program it via a smartphone app, this is not the bot for you. This deal is available until Dec. 8.
Eufy RoboVac 35C
The deal: $180 at Best Buy
CR’s test results: 35C
Like the Eufy 11S, above, this model is under 3 inches tall, which may allow it to clean under low furntiture. But this Eufy 35C is connected and can be programmed with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. On average, our testers find this vacuum to run about 68 minutes before it needs to dock again. It earns an Excellent rating in our tests for cleaning bare floors, leaving our lab floor spick and span. This deal is available at Best Buy until Dec. 8.
iRobot Roomba 960
The deal: $399-$400 at Amazon and Best Buy
CR’s test results: iRobot Roomba 960
Though this vacuum isn’t a new model, it has held strong in the top tier of our ratings for two years. The sale price is easily $100 to $150 less than what you’d typically pay. This model earns an Excellent rating in our bare floors test and also does a superb job cleaning carpet, though you might have a little difficulty cleaning pet hair out of the brush roller. It's unclear when this sale will end at Best Buy and Amazon.
iRobot Roomba e5
The deal: $280 at Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Best Buy
CR’s test results: iRobot Roomba e5
This high-scoring model usually costs around $375; at $280 this is a steal. It isn’t as “smart” as the top-of-the-line i7+, but it performs well cleaning carpet and earns an Excellent rating in our bare floor tests. The model has an average run time of 56 minutes, typical for robovacs. Shop at Amazon through Dec. 7. It's unclear when the deal ends at Bed Bath & Beyond and Best Buy.
iRobot Roomba i7+
The deal: $700 at Best Buy
CR’s test results: iRobot Roomba i7+
Currently at $300 less than its usual price, the i7+ is one of iRobot's newest models, and it earns top marks in all of our tests. It also has a self-emptying dustbin that allows the robot to empty all the filth it picks up directly into a bag when it docks—no hands required. This sale is happening now at the two retailers above. It’s unclear when the sale will end.
Samsung Powerbot R7040
The deal: $300 at Home Depot and Best Buy
CR’s test results: Powerbot R7040
The Powerbot R7040 is one of the best robotics on the market. It aces our carpet and bare floors tests, and earns an Excellent rating for being easy to use. You can program it by using the Samsung Smart Home app on your smartphone. It's unclear when the sale ends.
Shark Ion 700
The deal: $159 at Walmart
CR's test results: Shark Ion 700 Connected
Consumer Reports tests a similar model to this Shark, the Shark Ion 720, and we expect the Ion 700 to perform similarly. The 720 earns an Excellent rating for navigation and is terrific at cleaning bare floors. Pet owners will need to manually remove pet hair from the brush roll. This $140 discount is available until Jan. 14.
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