Making its debut at the IFA 2015 tech conference in Berlin, the Neato BotVac Connected is the Roomba rival's first app-enabled robot vacuum.
Neato's Botvac D85 is a solid robot vacuum, but I'd stick with the original Botvac series for superior overall performance.
Neato improved on its already-impressive robot vacuums with the BotVac line. Roomba 870 fans might find that Neato's BotVac 85 offers similar features and performance, but you get more accessories (like three filters rather than the 870's two) and much shorter run times.
The XV-21 is a great all-around robot vacuum and a viable Roomba alternative, but among Neatos, we'll stick with the brainier, similarly priced XV Signature Pro.
This robot vacuum is a whopping $320 less than the iRobot Roomba 880 and performed similarly well. However, its cheap filter makes it hard to use -- if you want a Neato, stick with the $399 XV Signature or the $449 XV Signature Pro.
The Neato offers unmatched value in its field. Its performance, simplicity, and price make it an excellent choice for buyers seeking an effective, low-maintenance robot vacuum.
The BotVac's design diverges a bit from Neato's classic XV line.
With the Neato Botvac Connected robot vacuum, you'll be able to start, schedule or steer your Neato using your smartphone.
Neato's $499 Botvac D85 boasts two brushes, high-efficiency filters and a whole lot more.
With built-in Wi-Fi, the Neato Botvac Connected is the brand's first app-enabled cleaner.