Battle of the Robot Vacuums! Roomba vs Eufy vs Ecovacs vs Neato [2019 Comparison]

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Roomba vs Eufy vs Ecovacs vs Neato — Are you ready for the ultimate battle between the world’s most famous robot vacuums? You’ve come to the right arena.

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So which is the best robot vacuum for most people? While all of the models we tested vary and offer their own distinct benefits and price point, we like the iRobot 690 for its Alexa and Google compatibility and performance on both tile and hardwood. If you want more bells and whistles—like recharge and resume capability—iRobot 980 is worth a look.

In the rest of this article, we’ll explore the pros and cons as well as our top picks.  Plus, we’ll look at some budget models and give you another middle-of-the-road and high-end pick too. We’ll start off with a comparison table so you can see them side by side. Now, back to the fight!

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Comparison Chart: Roomba vs Eufy vs Ecovacs vs Neato

eufy RoboVac 11
Best Budget Pick
Carpet and Hardwood: Yes
Run Time in Minutes: 100
Works with Alexa/Google Assistant: No
Smart Device Control: No
 
Ecovacs Deebot N79S
Budget Pick Runner Up
Carpet and Hardwood: Yes
Run Time in Minutes: 60
Works with Alexa/Google Assistant: Yes
Smart Device Control: Yes
 
iRobot Roomba 690
Best Overall for Most
Carpet and Hardwood: Yes
Run Time in Minutes: 60
Works with Alexa/Google Assistant: Yes
Smart Device Control: Yes
 
iRobot Roomba 980
Best High-End Pick
Carpet and Hardwood: Yes
Run Time in Minutes: 120
Works with Alexa/Google Assistant: Yes
Smart Device Control: Yes
 
Neato Botvac D7 Connected
High-End Runner Up
Carpet and Hardwood: Yes
Run Time in Minutes: 120
Works with Alexa/Google Assistant: Yes
Smart Device Control: Yes
 

The Main Event

In this corner, we have the heavyweight iRobot Roomba! In this corner, we have Eufy the Dust Destroyer…

<Cue the announcer’s voice.>

Let’s get ready to RUMMMM-BLLLE!!!

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Rocky IV: You know these guys had dirty floors.


The Stage Is Set

Dog hair, cat hair, dust, shards of glass, popcorn, cookie crumbs, Skittles—even that large bowl of Cheerios that found its way to your floor—are no match for the best of the best robotic vacuums available in 2019.

The technology has gotten better.

And, the way prices have fallen over the past year, these neat little machines have become affordable enough where most consumers can justify the expense.

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Alice from the “Brady Bunch,” played by Ann B. Davis

Best of all?

No more pushing around that bulky upright, broom, or mop!  Most people spend a whopping FIVE hours a month tooling around with cleaning their flooring. Imagine what “Alice” from the Brady Bunch would have done with all of her free time if she had one of these babies.

Perhaps this is why the International Federation of Robotics predicts in this market research report that 31 million robots (with most being robotic vacuums) will be sold by the end of this year.

Your Back Will Thank You

With several new entries hitting the market in 2019, the added competition is helping to drive down prices. However, the sheer volume of choices can be overwhelming. And of course, you don’t want to overpay for features you don’t need or underpay for an under-performing vacuum that won’t handle your mess.

Needless to say, this is where we come in.  Our experts have done the work for you to help you choose the ideal robotic vacuum cleaners for your smart home that will meet your needs as well as your budget.

So without further delay…

Below are our top picks for the five best robot vacuum cleaners of 2019. It came down to two models of the iRobot Roomba vs Eufy vs Ecovacs vs Neato.


Top Budget Pick: eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11s (Slim)

Dust Buster Score
100%

iRobot Roomba vs Eufy vs Ecovacs vs Neato comparison

Why We Like It

The Robovac from eufy cleans your floors without cleaning out your wallet. It offers excellent suction and high-performance triple filtration for pet hair and other debris. It is designed for both hard floor and thin carpet. Best of all, it is priced at a point that most consumers can afford…even cheaper than many up-right cleaners.

Check out this excellent video review from PC Mag:

While it’s not perfect—it sometimes struggles in corners and learns by trial and error—this is a great entry level robot vacuum for your smart home.

What’s in the Box

What You Get: eufy RoboVac 11, remote control (requires 2 AAA batteries, not included), charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, High-Performance filter, 4 side brushes.

Sizing it Up

12.8 x 12.8 x 2.9 inches, 5.73 pounds

Pros

  • Affordable and even costs less than many upright vacuum cleaners
  • Cleans both carpet and hardwood floors
  • Sleek futuristic design
  • 100 minutes of battery life
  • Low profile design slips into areas where other cleaners can’t reach
  • Does well climbing over obstacles
  • Edge, Spot, and Max distinct cleaning modes – – concentrate cleaning power on stubborn dirt and difficult-to-vacuum areas
  • Triple-Filter System RoboVac uses two filters and one high-performance filter to achieve a clean home.
  • Welcome Guide and full documentation
  • 12-month warranty

Cons

  • Can’t clean corners
  • Some users have complained it cleans in a “random pattern”
  • A longer charging time that other models reviewed
  • May require manual intervention
  • No Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant compatibility
  • Some users have complained that it is difficult to get replacement parts

eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11S (Slim), 1300Pa Strong Suction, Super Quiet, Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, Cleans Hard Floors to Medium-Pile Carpets (Black) eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11S (Slim), 1300Pa Strong Suction, Super Quiet, Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, Cleans Hard Floors to Medium-Pile Carpets (Black) Price: $239.99 Disclosure: As an Amazon affiliate, we may earn a commission if you make a purchase from Amazon after linking from our site. Last Updated: 10/13/2019

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Runner Up Budget Pick: Ecovacs Deebot N79S

Dust Buster Score
95%

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Why We Like It

The Deebot N79S from Ecovacs Robotics provides the best budget option that we tested that works with Alexa and Google Home. Customers have said that set up is simple and they love the app and integration with Alexa.  However, there are a few negative reviews on Amazon that state the robot has some trouble depending on the floor plan of your home.  Others have said it was great for a single pet household but not so much for homes with serious pet hair and multiple pets.  Still, with a one-year warranty and budget pricing, we think it worthwhile it to take this for a test drive if you want a low-cost vacuum that integrates with Amazon Alexa or Google Home.

Thanks to Lisa from MobileTechReview for sharing her awesome video review of the N79S 🐱.

What’s in the Box

What You Get:  Includes (1) remote control, (1) main brush, (2) side brushes, (1) docking station & fantastic customer support.

Sizing it Up

13 x 13 x 3.1 inches, 7.17 pounds

Pros

  • Smart Phone App, Plus Alexa and or Google Home for voice commands to direct cleaning.
  • Cleans both carpets and hardwood flooring.
  • Ability to customize, schedule & monitor cleaning sessions, accessory status, & receive error alerts using the app.
  • Five 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.
  • Three-Stage Cleaning System: Cleaning system that combines a deep reach helix main brush, dual wide side reach brushes, and high-efficiency suction.
  • 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.
  • 1-Year Warranty.

Cons

  • Single room setting does not work well in open concept homes.
  • Some users complain it has a hard time finding its way back to the dock.
  • You may get some random dust bunnies depending on the floor surface.
  • For optimal performance, the N79S is best used on hardwood and tiles floors, or on light-colored thin, low-pile carpets. Performance is poor when used on dark colored or thick carpets. If your home contains a large number of rugs or thick carpets, we do not recommend the N79S.
  • The company does not guarantee after-sales service to customers outside of the United States.

ECOVACS DEEBOT N79S Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Max Power Suction, Alexa Connectivity, App Controls, Self-Charging for Hard Surface Floors & Thin Carpets ECOVACS DEEBOT N79S Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Max Power Suction, Alexa Connectivity, App Controls, Self-Charging for Hard Surface Floors & Thin Carpets Price: $199.99 Our best robotic vacuum pick for the budget minded who want a no-frills option that works with Alexa and Google Assistant. Disclosure: As an Amazon affiliate, we may earn a commission if you make a purchase from Amazon after linking from our site. Last Updated: 10/13/2019


Best Overall for Most: iRobot Roomba 690

Dust Buster Score
100%

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Why We Like It

In the battle between iRobot Roomba vs Eufy vs Ecovacs vs Neato, this is our top pick.

Why?  iRobot rocks a robot vacuum, and iRobot Roomba 690 offers the best balance between performance, features, and price.

Simply put, this mid-range offering from the Cadillac of robot vacuums is one tough customer when it comes to dirt and grime.  iRobot’s patented, three-stage cleaning system with dual, multi-surface brushes gobbles up everything from small particles to large debris.

iRobot rocks a robot vacuum, and iRobot Roomba 690 offers the best balance between performance, features, and price..Tec Timmy

Check out this cheeky video review from QVCtv:

All Wi‐Fi connected Roomba vacuuming robots are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can ask Alexa or Google Assistant to start, stop, and dock your robot. We think this is super cool. Amazon.com agrees as of this writing (July 2018) the 690 is Amazon’s pick as well.

Oh, and when you’re ready to buy, forget about QVC, Costco, Walmart and rest!  You but this little puppy right here.

What’s in the Box

What you get: Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum, Home Base Charging Station, 1 Dual-Mode Virtual Wall Barrier (2 AA Batteries Included), 1 Extra Filter, 1 Flat Cleaning Tool, Manufacturer’s Warranty, Owner’s Guide & Documentation Package

Sizing It Up

13 x 13 x 3.6 in, 7.8 lbs.

Pros

  • Compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant.
  • Cleans both carpets and light and dark hardwood floors.
  • Schedule cleanings and clean your crib from anywhere with the iRobot Home App.
  • Tough on pet hair.
  • Powerful performance, thorough coverage, Wi-Fi connected.
  • 60 min runtime is enough to clean a large floor.
  • A patented three-stage cleaning system.
  • Dual multi-surface brushes pick up everything from small particles to large debris.
  • Dirt detect sensors tell Roomba to work harder on concentrated areas of dirt, such as high-traffic zones of your home.
  • Intelligent sensors guide the robot under and around furniture to help thoroughly clean your floors.
  • Self-adjusting cleaning head automatically adapts its height to effectively clean carpets and hard floors.

Cons

  • Some users have complained that you can’t have any clothing on the floor or the Roomba will get hung up on it.
  • At least one user complained about an issue with it not working on darker colored carpets. We suggest contacting the manufacturer with your specific questions related to colored carpets before you buy.

iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity, Works with Alexa, Good for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity, Works with Alexa, Good for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors Price: Disclosure: As an Amazon affiliate, we may earn a commission if you make a purchase from Amazon after linking from our site. Last Updated: 10/13/2019


Best High End: iRobot Roomba 980

Dust Buster Score
100%

iRobot Roomba vs Eufy vs Ecovacs vs Neato comparison

Why We Like It

With iRobots automatic recharge and resume feature, adaptive power boost (10x more power where needed), compatibility with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, Advanced Dirt Detect technology, multi-room coverage, and the enhanced iRobot HOME app, this is one bad-ass vacuum. Customers rave about how it handles tough messes and pet hair. Mic drop. ‘Nuff said. P.S. Be sure to read the caution above about dark colored surfaces.

Check out this great video review from Warren Nash. [The video is a bit dated but still completely relevant.]

What’s in the Box

What you get: Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum, Home Base Charging Station, 2 Dual-Mode Virtual Wall Barriers (4 AA Batteries Included), 1 Extra Filter, 1 Extra Side Brush, Manufacturer’s Warranty, Owner’s Guide and Documentation Package

Sizing it Up

13.9 x 13.9 x 3.6 inches, 8.7 pounds

Pros

  • Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
  • Adapts to cleans all floor types including hardwood and carpeting.
  • Cleans an entire level of your home with iAdapt® 2.0 Navigation with Visual Localization.
  • Recharge and resume – Runs for up to 120 minutes, then automatically recharges and resumes cleaning to complete the entire job.
  • Power Boost mode automatically boosts air power up to 10x for deeper cleaning on carpets to get the lowdown on dust and dirt.
  • Enhanced iRobot HOME App lets you clean, schedule, & customize cleaning preferences from your smartphone, plus you can get reports and adjust advanced cleaning settings.
  • AeroForce® Cleaning System loosens, lifts & suctions dirt with up to 10x more air power.
  • Use iRobot’s Clean Map™ reports to view where your robot has cleaned, and to turn on notifications for cleaning status updates.
  • Simple to followup, five-page quick start guide.

Cons

  • Some customers have complained about issues with the robot working on dark surfaces. We suggest you contact iRobot with questions about dark surfaces before you make a purchase.
  • The hefty price tag puts this vacuum out of the reach for most consumers.
  • After the one-year warranty expires, iRobot will not service the machine and instead offers a discount on a “replacement.”

iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity, Works with Alexa, Ideal for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity, Works with Alexa, Ideal for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors Price: $829.99 Disclosure: As an Amazon affiliate, we may earn a commission if you make a purchase from Amazon after linking from our site. Last Updated: 10/13/2019


High-End Runner Up: Neato Botvac D7 Connected

Dust Buster Score
95%

iRobot Roomba vs Eufy vs Ecovacs vs Neato comparisonWhy We Like It

With a 120-minute run time, broad compatibility with personal digital assistants (Apple Watch, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT, and more), this robot vac packs a ton of features.  And with its outstanding cleaning of corners and crevices, this clever little guy works tirelessly to keep your floors free from hair, dirt, and grime.  Furthermore, it is the only vacuum we’ve reviewed that allows you to set virtual no-go lines using your smartphone.  These will not only help the robot avoid getting stuck, but it will also keep it away from your doggie dish or your kiddo’s pile of Legos. These features are what makes it one of the best budget robot vacuum cleaners for pet hair on carpet or hardwood.

Thanks to our friends at Reviewed for this helpful video review:

What’s in the Box

What you get: Robotic Vacuum, Application Guide, User Guide, Charging Station, 1 Lithium-ion batteries

Sizing it Up

12.5 x 13.2 x 3.9 inches, 8 pounds

Pros

  • Cleans both carpets and hardwood floors.
  • Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately). Also compatible with IFTTT, Google Home, Neato Chatbot for Facebook.
  • Gets into corners and crevices: 50% wider edge-to-edge cleaning brush, helps this robot vacuum get deeper into corners and closer to walls than the competition.
  • Owners have reported the robot works outstanding on pet hair.
  • You can use the Neato app to clean your floors from wherever you are. Receive notifications on the go.
  • Patented D-shape design and “CornerClever” technology clean close to walls and into corners.
  • Long lasting Lithium-Ion battery.
  • Cleans precisely using LaserSmart mapping and navigation with real-time object detection. Scans and maps the room, plans and methodically cleans – instead of just bumping around.
  • Eco & Turbo mode – you choose. Eco gives a longer, quieter energy-saving clean. Turbo provides a super-powered cleaning, with maximum hair pickup. Gives you the deepest clean you can get.
  • Virtual No-Go Lines tell your robot where not to go. Charger voltage: 14.4 volts.
  • Keeps getting better with continual software updates.

Cons

  • Some users have reported that the robot has a hard time getting back to its base.
  • Other users have reported that it gets stuck in corners and sometimes for no reason at all.
  • Mapping capability is limited to a single configuration, so the robot needs to learn for multi-level dwellings.

Neato Robotics D7 Connected Wi-Fi Enabled Robot Vacuum, Works with Alexa Neato Robotics D7 Connected Wi-Fi Enabled Robot Vacuum, Works with Alexa Price: $699.99 This is our runner pick for high end best robotic vacuum. A slew of advanced features and ability to clean in tight spots make this little robot, well, neat-o. Disclosure: As an Amazon affiliate, we may earn a commission if you make a purchase from Amazon after linking from our site. Last Updated: 10/13/2019


iRobot Roomba vs Eufy vs Ecovacs vs Neato – Your Turn

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About the Author

best smart home remotes 2019Tim “Tec Timmy” Brennan is a senior technical writer and serial entrepreneur, currently spending his nights and weekends blogging about all things technology. His primary areas of interest include smart homes, smart speakers, and universal remote controls like Logitech Harmony and Neeo. He is a father of two, gadget nerd, Star Wars nut, Walking Dead superfan, and loves a good taco. He might also have a crush on Alexa. Brennan is founder at Writeinteractive, Inc., a blogger at oneSmartcrib.com and a regular contributor to UniveralRemoteReviews.com. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from Northeastern University. For more than two decades, Brennan has worked as a technical writer in the Greater Boston area for organizations that have included General Electric, Liberty Mutual, Biogen, and MIT.

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