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Get to know the Neato XV Signature Pro robot vacuum (pictures)

Here's a look at one of our favorite floor cleaners.

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A laser-guided navigation system sits atop the Neato to help it map out your living space.

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The top of the Neato, with dust bin removed.

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The Neato docks automatically at its charging station after each cleaning run.

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Charging the Neato takes between 2 and 3 hours.

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The Neato comes with a spiraling black-bristled brush for carpets and a flat-edged white rubber brush for hard surfaces.

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Along with the alternate brush, the Neato comes with a spare dust bin filter and a 6-foot black strip you can lay on your floor to create an invisible boundary the vacuum won't cross.

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The Neato's underside.

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The dust bin lifts out of the machine with ease.

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The Neato dominated the competition on carpets, but it's great on hardwood, too.

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At 8.6 lbs, the Neato is the heaviest robot vacuum we tested.

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After over 40 hours of testing, the Neato outperformed the competition at nearly every turn.

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