Neato's midtier Botvac D5 offers plenty robot vacuum for the price, but you're better off spending extra on the most capable robot vacuum the company offers.
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.
The 360 Eye by Dyson is a very good robot vacuum, but competitors offer similar features and better performance for less.
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.
Dyson's new lightweight vacuum is more powerful than its predecessor, while the company's new stand-up vacuum can't be pushed over.
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 CordZero from LG, on display at CES 2016, automatically stays at your heels as you move throughout your house.
The $700 PowerBot Essential features a few upgrades and begs a few questions.
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.
Top-of-the-line models from Roomba and Neato each clean better than the PowerBot while costing hundreds less. We're sticking with those.