Are you extremely busy with work and don’t have the time to do household chores, especially vacuuming? Don’t worry. The iRobot Roomba e5 has got your back. This robot vacuum is powerful enough to get rid of dirt and dust on any type of floor surface, whether carpets or hardwood. The Roomba e5 is currently available on Amazon for an Instead of its usual price of $400, you can now get this Alexa-compatible robot vac for $330. What’s more, you can get an additional $50 off instantly upon approval for the Amazon Rewards Visa Card, bringing the price down to an irresistible $280.
Roombas are virtually indistinguishable from one another in appearance, as they all have the same puck shape, which is perfectly understandable as the design works in getting underneath furniture and other hard-to-reach places. On top of the Roomba e5 are three buttons: The prominent Clean button in the center which acts as both a power button and an automated cleaning button, the Home button to make the robot return to its charging base, and the Spot Clean button for thorough cleaning of a targeted area. Flip the robot over and you’ll find two rubber brushrolls, three wheels, a spinning brush, a detachable dustbin, and the battery.
This robot vacuum comes with a battery-powered Virtual Wall Barrier, a device which creates, well, a virtual wall, so that you can keep the Roomba within a room. When used in Halo mode, the robot vacuum will avoid going near the device. This comes in handy when you don’t want it to knock over a tall table with a fishbowl on top. You can purchase additional Virtual Wall Barriers if you want, but they’re kind of expensive at nearly $50 each. Besides, this robot vacuum already has a full suite of sensors to help it intelligently navigate its surroundings. It doesn’t have a built-in camera unlike more expensive Roomba models, but it’s pretty good at steering clear of obstacles.
When it comes to cleaning performance, the Roomba e5 is pretty impressive. It can pick up dirt and debris of any size on any floor type. Pet hair, kitty litter, cereal, fine powder, whatever it is it’s as good as gone. We marveled at how well it was able to make a dirty carpet look spotless. Even the filth that’s stuck in between tiles and floorboards stands no chance.
Setting up this robot vac is quite easy. Just plug it in, wait for it to fully charge, and then it will be able to clean for 90 minutes at a time. When it’s about to lose power, it will automatically return to its charging base. You can manually press the Roomba for it to start cleaning or use the smartphone app or Alexa, whichever you prefer.
The iRobot Roomba e5 is nearly flawless in its cleaning performance. Plus, the Virtual Wall Barrier is a remarkable convenient feature. Best of all, it doesn’t cost nearly as much as other Roomba models. Get your own Roomba e5 today for $330 on Amazon.
Digital Trends may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers.
- Save $200 on the Roomba 890 robot vacuum at Best Buy — today only
- The best Roomba robots for 2020
- The best robot vacuum deals for June: Roomba, Eufy, Deebot, and Shark
- The best robot vacuums for 2020
- Best Memorial Day Robot Vacuum Deals 2020: Eufy and Roomba