Black & Decker Lithium Ion Vacuums with Smartech Technology
AutoSense changes the suction based on floor type for these battery-powered models, and tops the list of their clever new features.
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LG CordZero Canister Vacuum
The CordZero from LG, on display at CES 2016, automatically stays at your heels as you move throughout your house.
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LG Hom-Bot Turbo Plus
Snap a picture of a dirty spot on your floor, and LG's new Hom-Bot Turbo+ will hurry over and start cleaning it.
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Samsung Powerbot Essential Robotic Vacuum
The $700 PowerBot Essential features a few upgrades and begs a few questions.
Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum
The Neato Botvac Connected is better at cleaning floors than any other robot vacuum on the market, and it costs less than its app-enabled rival, the iRobot Roomba 980. If you're willing to live without remote controls, you can save some money by sticking with the previous generation of Neatos -- but we think this one's worth the splurge.
Electrolux Ergorapido Lithium Ion Brushroll Clean Xtra
The Ergorapido is a nice-looking, easy-to-use vacuum that's in the wrong line of work. It's a vacuum cleaner you'll enjoy taking out of the box, then want to put back into the box once it starts struggling to actually clean your floors.
iRobot Roomba 980
iRobot's Wi-Fi-enabled Roomba 980 is an exciting hunk of next-gen vacuum tech, but it didn't wow us during testing. I'd hold off on this pricey automated floor cleaner until we review Neato's Botvac Connected and Dyson's 360 Eye.
Neato Botvac D85 Robot Vacuum
Neato's Botvac D85 is a solid robot vacuum, but I'd stick with the original Botvac series for superior overall performance.
Eureka Brushroll Clean Upright Vacuum with SuctionSeal AS3401A
Though not as maneuverable or as well-rounded as the competition, the Eureka Brushroll Clean with SuctionSeal is a great carpet cleaner with a couple of nice extras at a budget-friendly $200 price.
Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away NV752
With a remarkable amount of flexibility afforded by its well-implemented features, the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away is as easy to use as any full-size upright we've tested. To top it off, it cleans almost as well as vacuums that cost twice as much.