The updated $300 price of the newly named v6 makes it stand out as one of the best stick vac buys we've tested.
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.
The 360 Eye by Dyson is a very good robot vacuum, but competitors offer similar features and better performance for less.
If you have primarily carpets in your home and want a sub-$200 vacuum cleaner that can help with your allergies and get pet hair and fine particles out of your carpets, the Hoover would make a good addition to your cleaning lineup.
The Hoover Linx isn't fancy, but it will clean your floors better than most of the other stick models we tested. Combine that with its reasonable price and you have one of our favorite vacuums to date.
iRobot adds a new connected robot vacuum to its lineup that's actually kind of affordable.
The Oreck Touch is an exceptional vacuum that left us all highly impressed. It's an excellent choice for anyone looking to upgrade to a high-end machine.
As usual, Dyson produced a competent product that costs too much. At $600, the Absolute isn't worth the upgrade over the Linx or even over other Dyson sticks.
Inside the Miele Scout RX1 are seven IR sensors, a digital camera, plus a gyroscope to scan rooms and hunt down dirt.
The cyclonic vacuum cleaner from the French cookware and appliance company isn't as good as Dyson's stick cleaners. But it's pretty decent.
With lots of battery life and a powerful motor, LG's CordZero Stick Vacuum looks ready to take on Dyson.
Black & Decker's Smartech vac packs plenty of tricks into a reasonably priced package.
If you're looking for an easier way to get your windows shining and dirt free, the Winbot could be just the thing.
The Chinese-made cleaner has a 55-minute cleaning time and multiple brush heads at a low price.
The DC41's design disappointed us, and the Ball Allergy's isn't any better. Despite the strong performance scores, this pricey Dyson is still difficult to recommend.
If your cleaning needs are limited to dust and other small stuff, this Samsung is stellar, but plenty of other uprights deliver better performance and usability for less.
You don't need to pay $649 to own a vacuum that cleans at this level, and if you are paying that much, you deserve a machine with a better design than this.
Even with all of its extra features, skip the Yujin Robot iClebo Arte if stellar performance is your top goal.