7 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 robotic vacuum cleaner market is a crowded one, with options that are likely to fit nearly any budget. Certainly most people know about Roomba vacuums, but there are so many other choices that can do more than just vacuum but also mop occasionally as well.

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

Robot vacuum cleaners for under $200

Coredy Robot Vacuum Coredy Robot VacuumCoredy

  • Coredy Robot Vacuum $158.99

This robot vacuum is budget-friendly, and feature slim. You can schedule the Coredy robot vacuum, and it will work on both hardwood floors and carpets and even has a filter for pet hair.

The suction power amps at 1700Pa, and the robot can switch to mopping as well with a water tank (which is sold separately.) You get 110 minutes of run time before the robot needs re-charging as well.

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Robotic vacuum cleaners for under $250

Eufy RoboVac 11S Eufy RoboVac 11SGearBrain

  • Eufy RoboVac 11S - $219.99

This remains one of the best budget vacuums we've tested at GearBrain, an affordable robot vacuum at well under $250. 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 not just hard wood floors but also low to medium carpeting. After completing 100 minutes of housework, Eufy finds its way back 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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Dser RoboGeek 23t Dser RoboGeek 23tGearBrain

  • Dser RoboGeek 23t - $219.99

This $220 robot vacuum works through an app and can operate for 100 minutes on one charge. The Dser RoboGeek 23t has 2200Pa of suction, and there are multiple cleaning modes including a spot cleaning option which makes the robot turn in a circle around a specific area.

The vacuum worked with Amazon Alexa, not so well with Google Assistant. You can also map rooms with the robot as well.

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

  • Wyze Robot Vacuum - $249

This $250 robot vacuum has lidar mapping, scheduling and three different levels of suction. There's also a HEPA filter in the Wyze Robot Vacuum, plus a brash-cleaning tool with a blade that will cut any hair that gets trapped in the rotating brush.

The robot vacuum has 2,100Pa of suction power, and works on the Wyze smartphone app, and with that you can label rooms in the digital map, add virtual walls and schedule any cleaning areas.

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Robotic vacuum cleaners for under $500

Trifo Max Trifo MaxTrifo

The Trifo Max is a robot vacuum with an extra feature: it works as a security device. Built into the smart vacuum, which launched at IFA 2019, are both a remote speaker and a microphone which 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 $349.99.

Trifo Max on sale at Amazon - $199.99

iRobot Roomba i3 iRobot Roomba i3iRobot

  • iRobot Roomba i3 - $399.99

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

You also get a self-emptying station which 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

Roborock S4 Max Roborock S4 MaxRoborock

  • Roborock S4 Max - $429
At the higher end of the spectrum here is the Roborock S4 Max, which is able to detect when it's on carpet or hardwood floors and adjust accordingly. This robot vacuum has 2,000Pa of suction power, and has 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 just about 2,700 square feet. And the robot vacuum uses lidar technology which allows 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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