The Best Roomba Alternatives from 4 Different Brands

The Best Roomba Alternatives from 4 Different Brands

In our efforts to help you deal with the sting of inflation and the rising costs of nearly everything, we’ve started a series of alternative items to some name-brand favorites. We’ve covered KitchenAid, Instant Pot, Keurig, and now we’ve got a list of Roomba alternatives for you!

We’re hoping to provide you with a list of ‘Plan B’ options if your favorite items are just not affordable for you this year. If you’re hoping to snag a robot vacuum, here are our picks for the best (cheaper) alternatives to the popular iRobot Roomba.

Note that at the time of posting these prices were accurate, but due to inflation and Amazon’s dynamic pricing, the prices are fluctuating often. We’ll do our best to keep this up to date, but some prices may vary.

In This Post

  1. iRobot Roomba Alternatives
  2. Eufy
  3. Shark
  4. Ecovacs
  5. ILIFE

iRobot Roomba Alternatives

iRobot Roomba robotic vacuums have been a Black Friday favorite for the past several years. This year we aren’t seeing as many Roomba vacuums discounted in the Black Friday ads that have been released, but we are seeing several alternate brands at really good prices.

If you’re hoping to snag a deal on a robotic vacuum, but don’t know which brands to consider other than Roomba, keep reading for our picks for the top brands as well as the best models and robot vacuum deals to get this Black Friday.

Eufy Robovac

eufy 25c robovac

This robotic vacuum is becoming a fast favorite with shoppers. All of the models listed below have great customer reviews and this is definitely a brand to watch out for as a Roomba competitor.

Models and Features

 

Model Wi-fi Battery Life Suction Power Scheduled Cleaning Mapping Navigation Emptying 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 Shop for Eufy Deals

Our favorite model and deal right now is the Anker eufy 25c Robot Vacuum at Walmart for $129. It was $99 as part of their Deals for Days Black Friday event, but we doubt we’ll see it drop below this $129 price very often this year, if at all.

We recommend getting the eufy 25c because you get some great features at that price point, but if you can’t get your hands on the 25c, the eufy 11s is $199.99 at Walmart, which matches the current price at most retailers.

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

Shark Robot Vacuums

shark iq robot vacuum

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

Models and Features

 

Model Wi-fi Battery Life Suction Power Scheduled Cleaning Mapping Navigation Emptying Function
Shark ION RV761 Yes 90 Minutes 1470Pa Yes No Manual
Shark IQ RV1001AE Yes 90 Minutes n/a Yes Yes Self-Emptying
Shark AV751 Yes 120 Minutes n/a Yes No Manual

 

Where to Shop for Shark Robot Vacuums

We recommend always checking Kohl’s for prices on the Shark ION and Shark IQ Self-Emptying models. While their prices sometimes match other retailers, if you shop during Kohl’s Cash promotions, you can get Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent.

The Shark ION RV761 is currently $179.99 at Home Depot sale and the Shark IQ Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum is $449.99 at Kohl’s. You will want to keep an eye out at Walmart for the RV750 because we have seen them historically have the lowest price, but watch for third-party sellers with poor ratings.

Snag the Shark AV751 at Amazon for $229.99.

Ecovacs Robot Vacuums

ecovacs deebot u2 pro robot vacuum

Models and Features

 

Model Wi-fi Battery Life Suction Power Scheduled Cleaning Mapping Navigation Emptying 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 Self-Emptying

 

Where to Shop for Ecovacs Deals

Target currently has the Deebot N79W Robot Vacuum on sale for $149.99, normally $249.99.

Walmart has the Ecovacs Deebot 711 Robot Vacuum for $144. It was $10 less a few months ago, but again with inflation, we expect all of these models to be a few bucks more.

The Deebot U2 Pro is $179.99 at Best Buy which is the lowest price we’ve found.

The self-emptying Deebot T8 is available at Amazon for $549.99 and has a $170 off coupon, making it $379.99 and the lowest price we could find on this combination robot vacuum and mop.

ILIFE Robot Vacuums

ilife a9 robot vacuum

Models and Features

 

Model Wi-fi Battery Life Suction Power Scheduled Cleaning Mapping Navigation Emptying Function
ILIFE A4s No 140 Minutes 1000 Pa Yes No Manual
ILIFE V3s Pro No 120 Minutes 850 Pa Yes No Manual
ILIFE A9 Yes 90 Minutes 1000 Pa Yes Yes Manual

Where to Shop for ILIFE Deals

The ILIFE A4s is currently just $109 at Walmart. This is a pretty bare-bones robot vacuum, but it has great customer reviews, long battery life, and a very affordable price tag.

Amazon has the ILIFE V3s Pro for $119.78, the lowest price we could find at any retailer.

The A9 robot vacuum is probably our favorite model from ILIFE. It has the most features and you can get it on Amazon for $194.99 after applying the $25 coupon before adding it to your cart, a fraction of the price of a Roomba with the same functionality, like room mapping and Wi-fi.

So there you have it! These are our picks for the best Roomba alternatives. Will you be shopping for a robot vacuum this year? Let us know in the comments.