Best Bargain Robot Vacuum

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Best Bargain Robot Vacuum

This is the best bargain robot vacuum you can buy.

You want the convenience of a robot vacuum, but you’re having a hard time justifying the high price tag of most. Fortunately, there’s a compromise choice—starting at just $199, the Anker RoboVac 10 (and the virtually identical ILIFE A4) is our choice for the best robot vacuum for those on a budget.

The Anker RoboVac 10 is short enough to fit under most furniture without sacrificing dustbin size. The vacuum’s battery lasts for an admirable 2 hours while cleaning, though you should expect a lot of downtime while it juices back up.

Because it lacks the sensors of more expensive vacuums, the RoboVac 10 is unforgiving to your furniture and walls. So you’ll definitely want to make sure there’s nothing on the floor for it to knock over and break. And it’s not great at making the transition from carpet to hardwood. The poor guy might get stuck.

That said, we still believe the Anker RoboVac delivers a great deal for the money. It can’t replace your regular vacuum, but it will do a fine job of supplementing your monthly deep cleans.