The Best Roomba Alternatives from 4 Different Brands

The Best Roomba Alternatives from 4 Different Brands

In our efforts to help you feel more confident and less panicked about what to buy this year if some items on your holiday wishlists are out of stock or too pricy, 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 hard to buy this year. If you’re hoping to snag a stand mixer, here are our picks for the best alternatives to the popular iRobot Roomba.

Note that at the time of posting these prices were accurate, but due to pre-Black Friday sales 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 in their Black Friday sale. It was recently $99 as part of their Deals for Days Black Friday event, so keep an eye out during Black Friday week to see if it drops to that price point again.

We recommend getting the eufy 25c while it is on sale because of the features you get with the discounted price, but if you can’t get your hands on the 25c, the eufy 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 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 RV750 Yes 90 Minutes 1000Pa 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

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

The Shark ION RV750 will be $152.99 during the Black Friday sale and the Shark IQ Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum will be $399.99. You will want to keep an eye out at Walmart for the RV750 because we have seen them historically have the lowest price, but right now it is still $199.

Snag the Shark AV751 at Amazon for $229.99. This price could go down as part of their Black Friday sale, but it’s always very hard to tell with Amazon and you have to be very quick to catch those deals. If you’ve got your eye on this one, bookmark the page and check their pricing as we get closer to Black Friday.

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 N79 Robot Vacuum for $199.99 which is the same price at Best Buy. However, we did see this vacuum for $139.99 earlier in October of this year at Best Buy. I would check back at both retailers closer to Black Friday to see if this drops again to the $140 price.

Amazon and Walmart both have the Ecovacs Deebot 711 Robot Vacuum for $134. The lowest price we’ve ever seen was $129 back in August of this year.

The Deebot U2 Pro is $229.99 in the Kohl’s Black Friday sale which begins on 11/21. This price is matched elsewhere, but you get the $15 Kohl’s Cash with every $50 spent, so you’ll be getting $60 in Kohl’s Cash if you buy between 11/21 and 11/26.

The self-emptying Deebot T8 is available at Amazon for $549.99 and has a $100 off coupon, making it $449.99 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 $99 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 $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 applying the $30 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.