The best alternatives to Roomba from 4 different brands

By Courtney Omell
November 10, 2021

In our efforts to help you feel more confident and less panicked about what to buy this year if certain items on your Holiday Wish Lists are out of stock or overpriced, we’ve launched a series of alternative articles to some brand favorites. We’ve got KitchenAid, Instant Pot, Keurig, and now we’ve got a list of Roomba alternatives for you!

We hope to provide you with a list of “Plan B” options if your favorite items are difficult to purchase this year. If you’re hoping to get a stand mixer, here are our picks for the best alternatives to the popular iRobot Roomba.

Note that at the time of publication these prices were accurate, but due to sales before Black Friday and Amazon’s dynamic pricing, prices often fluctuate. We will do our best to keep this up to date, but some prices may vary.

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  1. IRobot Roomba Alternatives
  2. Eufy
  3. Shark
  4. Ecovacs
  5. IVIE

IRobot Roomba Alternatives

IRobot Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners have been a Black Friday favorite for several years. This year we don’t see as many discounted Roomba vacuums in the Black Friday ads that have been released, but we do see several alternative brands at very good prices.

If you’re hoping to strike a deal on a robot vacuum, but aren’t sure what brands to consider besides Roomba, keep reading our picks for top brands as well as the best robot vacuum models and deals to get that Black Friday.

Eufy Robovac

eufy 25c robovac

This robotic vacuum cleaner is quickly becoming a favorite with buyers. All of the models listed below have great customer reviews and it’s definitely a brand to watch as a Roomba competitor.

Models and Features

Model Wireless Battery life Suction power Scheduled cleaning Map navigation Drain function
eufy 25C Yes 100 minutes 1500Pa Yes No Manual
eufy 11S No 100 minutes 1300Pa No No Manual
eufy 15C Yes 100 minutes 2000Pa Yes No Manual

Where to buy Eufy offers

Our favorite model and offer right now is the Anker eufy 25c robot vacuum at Walmart for $ 129 in their Black Friday sale. It was recently $ 99 as part of their Deals for Days Black Friday event, so keep an eye out for Black Friday week to see if it drops to that price point again.

We recommend buying the eggy 25c while it’s on sale because of the features you get with the discounted price, but if you can’t get your hands on the 25c the eggy 11s is 139, $ 99 at Walmart, which is the current best price anywhere.

If you want a more powerful vacuum than the eufy 25c and don’t mind paying a little more, Amazon is currently offering the eufy 15c MAX for $ 179.99 when you click to apply the $ 70 coupon before you go. add it to your cart.

Shark robot vacuum cleaners

Shark robot vacuum cleaner iq

If you don’t want to stray too far from well-known brands, Shark is a great option at a slightly lower price point than the iRobot Roomba.

Models and Features

Model Wireless Battery life Suction power Scheduled cleaning Map navigation Drain function
Shark ION RV750 Yes 90 minutes 1000Pa Yes No Manual
Shark QI RV1001AE Yes 90 minutes n / A Yes Yes Automatic emptying
Shark AV751 Yes 120 minutes n / A Yes No Manual

Where to buy Shark robot vacuums

From now on, Kohl’s will be your best bet for the Shark ION RV750 and Shark IQ Self-Emptying models. Their Black Friday prices are the best we’ve seen on these vacuums, and you get $ 15 in Kohl’s Cash for every $ 50 spent! Their Black Friday sale begins 11/21 online and in-store.

The Shark ION RV750 will retail for $ 152.99 during the Black Friday sale and the Shark IQ self-draining robot vacuum will retail for $ 399.99. You’ll want to keep an eye on Walmart for the RV750, as we’ve seen they historically had the lowest price, but at the moment it’s still $ 199.

Hang the Shark AV751 on Amazon for $ 229.99. That price might drop as part of their Black Friday sale, but that’s still very hard to tell with Amazon and you have to be really quick to grab those deals. If you’ve got your eye on this one, bookmark the page and check their prices as Black Friday approaches.

Ecovacs Robot Vacuums

Ecovacs deebot u2 pro robot vacuum

Models and Features

Model Wireless Battery life Suction power Scheduled cleaning Map navigation Drain function
Deebot N79 Yes 100 minutes 1000Pa Yes No Manual
Deebot 711 No 110 minutes n / A Yes Yes Manual
Deebot U2 Pro Yes 150 minutes n / A Yes Yes Manual
Deebot T8 Yes 180 minutes n / A Yes Yes Automatic emptying

Where to buy Ecovacs offers

Target is currently offering the Deebot N79 robot vacuum for $ 199.99, which is the same price at Best Buy. However, we saw this vacuum for $ 139.99 earlier in October of this year at Best Buy. I would go back to the two retailers closer to Black Friday to see if it drops to $ 140 again.

Amazon and Walmart both have the Ecovacs Deebot 711 robot vacuum for $ 134. The lowest price we have ever seen was $ 129 in August of this year.

The Deebot U2 Pro retails for $ 229.99 as part of Kohl’s Black Friday sale that begins 11/21. This price is matched elsewhere, but you get $ 15 in Kohl’s Cash for every $ 50 spent, so you’ll get $ 60 in Kohl’s Cash if you buy between 11/21 and 11/26.

The self-draining Deebot T8 is available on Amazon for $ 549.99 and has a $ 100 off coupon, making it $ 449.99 and the lowest price we could find on this. combination of robot vacuum cleaner and mop.

ILIFE robot vacuum cleaners

ilife a9 robot vacuum

Models and Features

Model Wireless Battery life Suction power Scheduled cleaning Map navigation Drain function
ILIFE A4 No 140 minutes 1000 Pa Yes No Manual
ILIFE V3s Pro No 120 minutes 850 Pa Yes No Manual
IVIE A9 Yes 90 minutes 1000 Pa Yes Yes Manual

Where to buy ILIFE offers

The ILIFE A4 currently only costs $ 99 at Walmart. This is a fairly straightforward robot vacuum cleaner, but it has great customer reviews, long battery life, and a very affordable price.

Amazon is offering the ILIFE V3s Pro for $ 129.99 when you click to apply the $ 30 coupon before adding it to your cart.

The A9 robot vacuum is probably our favorite model from ILIFE. It has the most features and you can get it on Amazon for $ 189.99 after you apply the $ 30 coupon before adding it to your cart, a fraction of the price of a Roomba with the same features, like room mapping and Wi-Fi.

So this is it ! These are our picks for the best Roomba alternatives. Are you going to buy a robot vacuum this year? Let us know in the comments.

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