Finding The Best Robotic Vacuum Cleaner For You

Not too long ago, robotic vacuums were nothing but a fantasy that people dreamed of. Today however, it is a reality and the technology that goes into these vacuums is getting better every day. Although they are not as popular as manual vacuums, they are definitely increasing in popularity and effectiveness. Getting your first robotic vacuum cleaner may seem scary at first because you simply do not know what to look for but this article should help you figure out what to look for in a robotic vacuum. This article will explore different robotic vacuum cleaner options and the various benefits that certain types offer.

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General Benefits to Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

It is pertinent to first answer the question ‘Why would I want a robotic vacuum cleaner at all?’ Well, to begin with, robotic vacuum cleaners are autonomous, meaning that they don’t need you to push them around your house. The little vacuums automatically drive themselves around your house cleaning your floor as they go. This means that you do not have to lift a finger to keep your floors clean. Instead, you can take the time that you normally take to vacuum, and spend it doing something you love. So, to briefly answer the question posed at the outset of this paragraph, a robotic vacuum cleaner can save you time and energy and what is more valuable than those two things?


There are a wide range of robotic vacuums that range in price from around $250 all the way up to $1000. This means that you need to figure out how much money you are willing to spend on your little cleaning buddy. Once you have decided on your budget you can then proceed to compare different products within your budget. A popular robotic vacuum that is relatively affordable is the Neato Botvac D80. For a detailed review of this robotic vacuum and a number of others, visit

The Guiding System

An important aspect to look at when buying your robotic vacuum is the guiding system. Many, like the Neato Botvac D80 mentioned above, possess laser-guided mapping technology. Others utilize your Wi-Fi to navigate your house and all of the obstacles within it. Reading the reviews posted with the product will give you a fairly good idea about how these systems work and where their pitfalls are. Although many of the guiding systems utilize similar principles, different brands will have different performances so reading reviews is the best way to find out which vacuums are effective and which ones are not.

Cleaning Technology

You will undoubtedly want the vacuum to be able to traverse your house but you will also want it to do a good cleaning job as it travels. This too will require a certain amount of research on your part to distinguish which vacuums will be effective for your house. Some factors to consider include what kind of floors you have (hardwood or carpet), how many levels you have in your house and what kind of mess the vacuum will have to clean up. Two main factors should guide you when thinking of its cleaning technology, the sucking strength of the vacuum and the brushes it has.

Charge and Dustbin

The only interaction that you need to have with your robotic vacuum is when it needs to be charged and when it needs to be emptied. There are some vacuums that will recognize when they are running low on power and return to their charging station that you of course set up for it. Others may need you to step in and return them to their charging station. Luckily, many models are coming equipped with long-lasting batteries and large dustbins so neither charging nor emptying should be a laborious task.

Don’t be intimidated by the unique innovation that is the robotic vacuum cleaner. These little cleaning buddies can save you time and effort and ultimately make your life even just a little bit more enjoyable. Do your research and get the vacuum that is perfect for you!

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