Black & Decker's Smartech vac packs plenty of tricks into a reasonably priced package.
With lots of battery life and a powerful motor, LG's CordZero Stick Vacuum looks ready to take on Dyson.
Samsung's slimmed-down Powerbot VR7000 robot vacuum promises to go where other floor cleaners can't. It works with Amazon's Alexa, too.
The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball turns on a dime as you navigate your house and rights itself if it gets knocked over.
Miele debuts the Blizzard CX1 at the IFA trade show in Berlin, its first bagless vacuum.
The Chinese phone maker has more lines than the London Underground. Its latest product is a robot vacuum.
iRobot adds a new connected robot vacuum to its lineup that's actually kind of affordable.
It's a competent cleaner, but the LG Hom-Bot Square lags far behind less expensive Neato and Roomba models. We recommend sticking with those.
The Deebot D79 from Ecovacs can handle both hard floors and soft carpets, and takes robot vacuuming to another level with the brains to automatically empty its dustbin.
The iRobot Braava Jet 240 covers less floor space than its predecessor, but improves on the design in hope of a more thorough clean.
The Small Ball is a mini version of Dyson's standard upright vacuum, but also promises at least one key update.
AutoSense changes the suction based on floor type for these battery-powered models, and tops the list of their clever new features.
The CordZero from LG, on display at CES 2016, automatically stays at your heels as you move throughout your house.
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'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's Botvac D85 is a solid robot vacuum, but I'd stick with the original Botvac series for superior overall performance.
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.
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.