The most impressive upright, stick, and robot vacuums from the models we've tested so far.
For $300 (or £260) the Braava might be tempting, but consider holding out for something smarter, more powerful, and with more features.
The BotVac's design diverges a bit from Neato's classic XV line.
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iRobot's Scooba 450 isn't perfect, but it's a solid, albeit pricy, choice for small space cleaning.
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.
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Even with all of its extra features, skip the Yujin Robot iClebo Arte if stellar performance is your top goal.
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.
The Roomba 880 is the most well-rounded, capable bot we've encountered so far, but the $449 Neato Robotics XV Signature Pro still wins the pet hair performance test on all flooring surfaces.
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.
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