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We’ve finally reached the point where a robot can vacuum for us, but smart vacuums don’t come cheap. Eufy, from parent company Anker, makes solid and affordable robot vacuum cleaners that are often on sale. In fact, we recommend waiting for such a good deal to come along before diving in, so you can join the robot revolution while saving some money. Amazon is currently having a sale Eufy vacuum cleaners with discounts of up to 44 percent on the smart vacuum cleaners. The sale includes the Eufy RoboVac 11Swhich works out to $140 from the $230 list price, just be sure to tick the box to apply the $60 coupon.
We tested the 11S in our guide to cheap robot vacuum cleaners and called it the best bang for your buck. We particularly liked the way the slimmer profile could get under low-slung furniture and found it remarkable for avoiding collisions. It is relatively quiet and cleaned the carpets well, only missing the occasional crumb. It doesn’t have Wi-Fi, but the included remote takes over most of the scheduling functions you’d find in an app. Overall, he impressed us with his intelligence, especially for the price, which is now an even better deal.
Another robot featured in our guide is the Eufy RoboVac G30, which is currently priced at just $180, which is a steep 44 percent off its list price of $319. The G30 is a newer model than the 11S and features Dynamic Navigation 2.0, improved navigation software that relies less on random patterns to choose the cleaning path. Anker gives the Pascal (Pa) units to rate the suction power of Eufy vacuum cleaners, and the G30 is rated at 2000 Pa, which is on the higher end of the spectrum (the 11S above is rated at 1300 Pa). With Wi-Fi and a dedicated app, you can control it from your phone, or even Alexa if you have an Echo smart speaker or display.
The Eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid got a well-deserved honorable mention in our best robot vacuum cleaner guide. It’s a robot vacuum and mop in one, which you can get right now for $320, instead of the usual $650. The retail price is 15 percent off, and the clickable coupon gives another $230 off. We liked the amount of customization you get with the X8, including a “tap and go” feature that allows the cleaner to clean an exact spot. You can also directly control the robot manually, which we thought felt like driving a slow and somewhat clunky RC car.
The “hybrid” in the name refers to the mopping properties. If you want to sweep your hard floors, there’s a built-in water tank to fill and included mopping cloths to attach. You also want to demarcate the no-go zones where there is carpet.
The X8 uses LiDAR laser scanning to navigate and unlike some smart vacuum cleaners, the X8 can learn where not to go through virtual no-go zones you set up in the app. We were impressed with how well the X8 navigated, but bear in mind that if you prefer to set your limits using boundary strips the X8 doesn’t have one, you’ll have to buy that one individual.