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11 best robotic vacuum cleaners under $500

You can get a solid robot vacuum cleaner for your home today, without breaking your budget

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The robot vacuum cleaner market is crowded, with options that are likely to fit nearly any budget. Indeed, most people know about iRobot Roomba vacuums, but many other choices can do more than vacuum your floors. Now, robot vacuums can mop the floors while vacuuming and self-empty the dirt when finished. You can get robot vacuums with security cameras built-in to help keep an eye on your pet while not at home. Buyers have many options to choose from, and we are here to help you find the right one at the right price.

Below are robot vacuums you can pick up for under $500 from brands including Roborock, Yeedi, Wyze, iRobot, Eufy, and more.

Robotic vacuum cleaners for under $200

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  • Yeedi Vac Robot Vacuum - $199.99

Yeedi Vac is a reliable entry-level smart robot vacuum. It comes with brushes, a HEPA filter, a sponge filter, a long-lasting battery, and 3000Pa suction power for less than $200. We recently tested this smart robot vacuum and found it very versatile. It can either vacuum or mop your floor. You must make sure you get the mopping module.

Another nice feature of the Yeedi vac is its ability to connect with Yeedi’s self-emptying station (sold separately) to form a 3-in-1 robot vacuum cleaning system. When you combine this with Yeedi’s unique zone-cleaning technology, you have a viable cleaning machine for your home.

Yeedi Vac is available on the company site Amazon for only $299.99.

Read our full review of Yeedi Vac Robot Vacuum and Mopping Cleaner here.

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  • Coredy R580 Robot Vacuum Cleaner - $58.99
The Coredy R580 robot vacuum is budget-friendly and features slim. You can schedule the Coredy robot vacuum, and it will work on hardwood floors and carpets and even has a filter for pet hair.

The suction power amps at 2000Pa, and the robot can switch to mopping with a water tank (which is sold separately.) You get 120 minutes of run time before the robot also needs re-charging.

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  • Eufy RoboVac 11S - $199.99

This remains one of the best budget vacuums we've tested at GearBrain, an affordable robot vacuum for $200. The nice thing about the super slim Eufy RoboVac 11S is that it doesn't need an app — although there is one to help you operate the vacuum if you choose.

Sensors in the vacuum help it from pushing harder against walls, people, and — yes — your dog. Fully charged, the vacuum will work for up to 100 minutes. It also does a good job on hardwood floors and low to medium carpeting. After completing 100 minutes of housework, Eufy returns to the base for a reboot. Unlike the Roomba 980 (and others), which maps rooms so the areas covered aren't overdone and no spot is left untouched, Eufy seems to have a mind of its own, but it still seems to get the home well-vacuumed.

You can read more about the Eufy Robovac 11S in GearBrain's review.

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Robotic vacuum cleaners for under $250

a photo of iLife Robot Vacuum on its charging station on the floorILIFE V80 Max 2-in-1 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

  • ILIFE V80 Max 2-in-1 Robot Vacuum and Mopping Cleaner

If you are looking for an excellent entry-level robot vacuum that can vacuum and mop your floors, iLife’s V80 Max robot vacuum is one to consider. We’ve tested this 2-in-1 robot vacuum cleaner, and it performed well, especially at its price point, $279 list price but available on Amazon.

The V80 Max works with Amazon Alexa-enabled speakers, has a 750ml dustbin, and it’s easy to switch from mopping to vacuuming your floors. It’s the perfect vacuum for a college dorm room or anyone looking to try a robot vacuum.

You can learn more about ILIFE V80 Max by visiting our review here.

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  • Coredy R750 Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Mopping System - $249.99

If you are looking for a good robot vacuum cleaner that can sweep and mop your floors for less than $250, Coredy has another model for you, the R750. This robot vacuum cleaner has a mopping system to wash your floors after vacuuming. It’s compatible with Amazon Alexa and has 2200Pa suction power to pick up those loose pet hairs.

Coredy R750 comes with Boost-Intellect Technology which can tell the robot vacuum to increase suction power automatically once it detects carpet and then reduce suction when on hardwood floors.

The Coredy R750 robot vacuum has a list price of $279.99, but you can pick on up for $199.99 on Amazon.

Robotic vacuum cleaners for under $300

Wyze Robot VacuumThe Wyze Robot Vacuum is priced at $249 GearBrain

  • Wyze Robot Vacuum - $299
This Lidar mapping robot vacuum is just $294, can handle scheduling, and has three different suction levels: quiet, standard, and strong. Lidar allows this budget-friendly robot vacuum to make a three-dimensional map around a house.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum uses an app that shows you how much area it's cleaned, how much of a charge is left, and how much time it's been cleaning. You can schedule the robot vacuum to clean an entire space or just one room. This vacuum works on a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi connection, has 2100Pa suction power, and a 3200mAh rechargeable battery. It cleans hardwood floors and carpets using path patterns. It also uses its SLAM (simultaneous Location & Mapping) technology to track where it is cleaned.

The Wyze Robot Vacuum cleaner has a list price of $329 but is available on Amazon for $254 and at Walmart for $299.99.

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  • iRobot Roomba i3 - $399.99

The iRobot Roomba i3 works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and the Roomba app. You also get a high-efficiency filter the company says can pick up 99 percent of pollen, mold, dust, and other allergens.

You also get a self-emptying station that allows the robot to remove the debris from its bin without someone having to do that. And, of course, you can schedule cleanings as well.

iRobot Roomba i3 only $299.99 at Best Buy

Robotic vacuum cleaners for under $500

  • Yeedi Vac Station Robot Vacuum and Mop Combo with Self-Emptying Station

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One of the best robot vacuums that can mop your floors, vacuum your carpets, and self-empty the dirt is Yeedi Vac Station Robot Vacuum, Mop, and Self-Emptying 3-in-1 cleaning system. This 3-in-1 robot vacuum cleaner is reliable and durable. It comes with the company’s unique smart mapping technology and a floor sensor that can determine the type of flooring it’s on and decide either to mop or vacuum.

This is an excellent robot vacuum for an apartment, dorm room, and even a small to medium size smart home. Other features of the Yeedi Vac Station include strong suction power (3000Pa) and a long-lasting battery (5200 mAh), which can provide 200 minutes per charge and cover up to 2000 square feet. It has a list price of $599.99 but is on sale on Amazon for only $349.98.

Read our full review of Yeedi Vac Station Robot Vacuum here.

  • Yeedi Vac 2 Pro Robot Vacuum and Mop Combo

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If you are willing to sacrifice the self-emptying feature of a robot vacuum for better mopping and vacuuming, then take a look at Yeedi's vac 2 pro robot vacuum. This 2-in-1 robot vacuum can vacuum and mop your floors simultaneously. Its suction power is good (3000Pa), and has long battery life (240 minutes of runtime on a single charge). It also works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices using voice commands. But what makes this smart robot vacuum unique are these three features: an oscillating mopping system, 3D obstacle avoidance tech, and carpet detection capabilities. As you can see from the video below, the mopping system helps the robot vacuum scrub off dried-on stains from wood/tile/laminate floors and suck up dirt from both carpet and hard floor.

The price for Yeedi Vac 2 Pro is only $349.99 and is available on the company website, Amazon and Walmart. You can easily add the Yeedi self-emptying station to your vac 2 pro robot vacuum if you want. The cost only goes up to $569.98 on Amazon, but check the company site. They often run promotions, and the vac 2 Pro robot vacuum with a self-empty station can be less than $500 with a coupon.

Read GearBrain's review of Yeedi vac 2 pro robot vacuum here.

Trifo MaxTrifo MaxTrifo

The Trifo Max is a robot vacuum with an extra feature: a security device. Built into the smart vacuum launched at IFA 2019 are both a remote speaker and a microphone that lets you keep tabs on things happening in your space, even if you're not home. You can also operate the robot vacuum with Amazon Alexa's smart assistant, and the device has a 5,200 mAh battery, keeping it running for up to 120 minutes on one charge. There's also a camera on the front which you can tap into and record footage of your home while you're out. You can pick one up for $399.99 at Walmart.

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  • Roborock S4 Max - $429
At the higher end of the spectrum here is the Roborock S4 Max, which can detect when it's on carpet or hardwood floors and adjust accordingly. This robot vacuum has 2,000Pa of suction power and a washable HEPA filter which is said to be able to capture 95 percent of particles, including pet dander and mold.

You can run the Roborock S4 Max for 150 minutes on one charge, which the company says can cover about 2,700 square feet. And the robot vacuum uses lidar technology, allowing it to map a home thoroughly so that people can create invisible walls and no-go areas to program the robot for cleaning.

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