iRobot's Scooba 450 isn't perfect, but it's a solid, albeit pricy, choice for small space cleaning.
With no real smarts and relatively little actual cleaning power, this sad robot is borderline useless.
For $300 (or £260) the Braava might be tempting, but consider holding out for something smarter, more powerful, and with more features.
Even with all of its extra features, skip the Yujin Robot iClebo Arte if stellar performance is your top goal.
Neato improved on its already-impressive robot vacuums with the BotVac line. Roomba 870 fans might find that Neato's BotVac 85 offers similar features and performance, but you get more accessories (like three filters rather than the 870's two) and much shorter run times.
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.
If you're looking for a simple stick vacuum with exceptional performance, save some money and get the $180 Hoover LiNX. The $500 Dyson DC59 is a great high-end option if you want a variety of brush attachments and other special features.
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.
The Shark Rocket combines adequate cleaning power with a broad array of cleaning extensions into a recommendable, affordable, lightweight vacuum. Only its cord holds it back.
The BotVac's design diverges a bit from Neato's classic XV line.
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 AirRam doesn't perform well enough or offer enough cleaning options to justify its price.
The XV-21 is a great all-around robot vacuum and a viable Roomba alternative, but among Neatos, we'll stick with the brainier, similarly priced XV Signature Pro.
If you have hardwood floors (and no pets), you'll likely be more than happy with just how well the Hovo performs. Just don't expect Roomba-level design or smarts.
This robot vacuum is a whopping $320 less than the iRobot Roomba 880 and performed similarly well. However, its cheap filter makes it hard to use -- if you want a Neato, stick with the $399 XV Signature or the $449 XV Signature Pro.
The new Moneual Rydis H68 Pro vacuums like a traditional robot vac, but it also has both dry and wet mopping attachments.
Spend a little more and get much better performance with other vacuums.