The Shark is a very good vacuum with solid construction and intuitive design. Other models may have performed better, but none of them can match this sweeper's value for the price.
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 Neato Botvac Connected is better at cleaning floors than any other robot vacuum on the market, and it costs less than its app-enabled rival, the iRobot Roomba 980. If you're willing to live without remote controls, you can save some money by sticking with the previous generation of Neatos -- but we think this one's worth the splurge.
Dyson's v6 Motorhead competes well enough as a high-end stick vac, but poor battery life and a tendency to clog with large particles hold the v6 Motorhead back from replacing your full-size upright.
For $300 (or £260) the Braava might be tempting, but consider holding out for something smarter, more powerful, and with more features.
The Chinese-made cleaner has a 55-minute cleaning time and multiple brush heads at a low price.
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.
Dyson reinvents the wheel with the Cinetic series, and though the filterless approach works, it doesn't add enough practical convenience to justify the price jump over similarly capable competition.
Dyson's new lightweight vacuum is more powerful than its predecessor, while the company's new stand-up vacuum can't be pushed over.
Hoover's Air Cordless ushers in a welcome new vacuum category, but it still needs some work to match the performance of our most highly rated uprights.
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.
With decent performance and a price of just $200, this vacuum might make sense for value-minded minimalists, but you'll need to look elsewhere for something more modern or feature-rich.
If you want a no-fuss floor cleaner, stay away from the Moneual Rydis H67 Pro.
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.
Though not as maneuverable or as well-rounded as the competition, the Eureka Brushroll Clean with SuctionSeal is a great carpet cleaner with a couple of nice extras at a budget-friendly $200 price.
With no real smarts and relatively little actual cleaning power, this sad robot is borderline useless.
The Bosch Roxxter robot vacuum has a camera that keeps an eye on your home when you're away.