We like to think we know a thing or two about robot vacuum cleaners, here at Gizmodo Australia, including which ones are worth your money and which ones aren’t. Robot vacuums are an expensive smart home appliance, and while a good deal does pop up every now and again, we know it’s hard to justify spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on one of these automatic suckers on the off chance it might not be a good as you hoped.
Nowadays, there are robot vacuums that can suck, mop, self-empty and even clean themselves. While that’s all well and good, it doesn’t necessarily speak to how strong its suctioning power is, how well it mops or even whether it’s best suited to your household’s floor type.
To help you out, we’ve put together a list of our favourite robot vacuums, so you can find out which ones make our hearts sing and our floors clean.
Here are the best robot vacuum cleaners – in no particular order – as determined by Gizmodo Australia staff.
The Best Robot Vacuums As Reviewed by the Gizmodo Australia team
Roborock S8 Pro Ultra
Hey, it’s me, the robovac girl! Out of all of the robot vacuums I’ve reviewed so far, the S8 Pro Ultra is hands-down my favourite. Sporting an intense suction power of 6,000Pa, Roborock’s top-of-the-range model is perfect for all floor types, but especially carpets. What really takes the cake is that it can suck, mop and empty itself, as well as wash and dry its own mopping pads. It really is the ultimate hands-free experience.
I could talk about this robovac for days, but here’s one last thing:
Dyson 360 Vis Nav
There was collective excitement in the Gizmodo office when we heard that Dyson was releasing its first-ever robot vacuum in Australia. While it doesn’t completely remove the need for stick vacuums, it is super easy to use and its “tongue” does a surprisingly fine job at collecting dust from the corners of your home. A solution that’s missing in the robot vacuum market at this time. We also just really enjoy its Gamecube-esque design.
Here’s what else Gizmodo Australia contributor Alice Clarke had to say: