The BotVac's design diverges a bit from Neato's classic XV line.
A robotic vacuum you have always wanted and can now afford.
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.
A few updates and a new feature help distinguish the Botvac 85 from Neato's existing XV line.
Neato's Botvac 85 offers Roomba-level features and performance.
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.
It looks like a Super Nintendo, but this little cleaner is a powerful pet hair picker-upper.
It may be a refurbished, discontinued model, but it's still a great way to keep your floor free of dust, dirt, and Cheerios.
Take a peek a Neato Robotics' new $379 XV Essential.