Are you looking for a a robot vacuum that helps you keep your house clean? Then read on to learn more about the three best models currently on the market, and how they fare in a direct comparison!

If you're looking for someone to help you keep your home clean, look no further: intelligent robot vacuum cleaners are up to the task!

It is difficult, however, to find the right model that fits your specific needs. That's why we've compiled a list of the best three models that you can currently buy, along with their respective strengths and weaknesses.

Neato Botvac 85

The first model that we cover is the Botvac 85 by Neato Robotics.

The Botvac 85 has the most advanced navigation system of our selection. In contrast to the rather random movement patterns that other robots use, the Neato utilizes laser-guided technology to methodically scan and map the layout of your house. It will first make a pass along the edges of the scanned area and then systematically cleans the interior surface of this same area in alternating rows. This ensures that it will not leave any area untouched.

It has great cleaning results on every surface. It has a very large main brush which also handles pet hair very well. Due to its efficient navigation system, is much faster than the Roomba 880 to achieve the same results. And its generous bin means that you don't have to empty it as often as its competitors.

The 85 comes bundled with special HEPA filters that clean the air of small dust and allergens, so it is well suited for persons suffering from an allergy. But it is higher than the Roomba, so it might not fit as well under some of your furniture.

It has programmable scheduling features but it does not come with a remote. So, if you want to stop it while it is doing its rounds, you'll have to catch it first.


  • Smart navigation that systematically cleans every inch of your room
  • Works on every surface
  • HEPA filter to catch fine dust and allergens
  • Low energy consumption
  • Virtual wall system uses no batteries


  • Gets tangled up in cables
  • No remote
  • "Gaming console" aesthetics

Click here to view Customer Reviews of the Neato Botvac 85!

iRobot Roomba 880

The second model we selected is the Roomba 880 by iRobot.

The Roomba uses random algorithmic movement patterns to navigate your house. It tries to remember where it has been already, but it sometimes misses a few spots, as it does not proceed as methodically as the Neato. To make up for this, it has a dirt sensor which lets it make several passes over the same spot when needed.

Its cleaning results are pretty much on par with those of the Neato Botvac, but it takes more time to get the same results due to its more random navigation system.

It also has programmable scheduling features, and additionally comes with a remote. This is nice as you don't have to run after your bot just to stop it or make a change in the scheduling.


  • Great design
  • Works on every surface
  • Bundled Remote
  • Dirt sensor lets it make several passes when needed
  • Stops brush when rolling over cables


  • Random movement patterns might miss a few spots
  • Virtual walls need batteries
  • High energy consumption
  • Expensive

Click here to view Customer Reviews of the iRobot Roomba 880!

Infinuvo Hovo 620

And finally, the third model we selected for our round-up is the Hovo 620 by Infinuvo.

The Infinuvo Hovo 620 is a low budget competitor that gets reasonable results for a very low price. It's design is largely based on that of the Roomba, but it is not as well built or as good-looking.

Its navigation system is very random and erratic, but it works a bit differently than the other two bots. Where as the Botvac and Roomba each decide on when they have cleaned enough, the Hovo simply goes on and on with its task, up until the point where it runs out of juice. This way, it takes a lot longer than its competitors to finish its job, but it also gets rather good cleaning results because of this, as it also avoids finishing too early.

However, its brush system only works well on hardwood or laminate floors. On these floors, it manages to get comparable results to its two competitors, despite the much lower price. But it does not handle carpets very well, where it gets rather abysmal results.

It also comes with a HEPA filter to catch fine dust and allergens, and it even has a UV light which apparently gets rid of mites and the like. Too bad it does not really work well on carpets, as this combination would be great for allergy sufferers.


  • Low price
  • Great on hardwood and tile floors
  • Bundled remote
  • HEPA filter to catch fine dust and allergens
  • UV light to kill dust mites


  • Subpar results on carpet floor
  • Cheap aesthetics
  • Takes a long time to finish job
  • Might miss a few spots

Click here to view Customer Reviews of the Infinuvo Hovo 620!


Neato Botvac 85 [Editor's Choice]

For most people, this is the one to get! It has great cleaning results on all surfaces, smart laser-guided navigation, and handles pet hair with ease.

iRobot Roomba 880

This is the one to get when you want the premium feel, or if you really need a remote. It has great cleaning results on all surfaces and even avoids getting tangled up in cables.

Infinuvo Hovo 620

If you're on a budget and want decent results for a fair price, than get the Hovo 620. Avoid it if you have lots of carpet, though!