We’re living in an age where we no longer have to drag a heavy canister or an upright in order to vacuum our homes. Thanks to robot vacuums, we now have the leisure to attend to more important matters instead of slaving away cleaning for hours. And since they’re no longer a new innovation, you don’t have to spend a small fortune in order to get one. We’ve found a couple of excellent deals on two of Shark’s bestselling robot vacuums: The Shark Ion 750 and S87. Save up to $195 when you get them on Amazon today.
The Shark Ion 750 sports a traditional round shape like other robot vacuums, which helps prevent it from getting stuck underneath furniture. It boasts dual spinning side brushes that pull in dirt and debris which gets gobbled up by a removable, self-cleaning brush roll. At the back of it is a detachable dust cup. This robot comes with a charging dock, cleaning tool, and Bot Boundary strips that you can place in areas where you want it to keep away from.
It usually takes about three hours to fully charge, after which you can press the Clean button on top for it to start cleaning. There’s a Dock button right next to the Clean button to make the robot return to the charging dock, but the robot will automatically return to the charging dock once it’s about to lose power. Pressing the Spot button will make the robot clean a specific area more rigorously. All of these, plus setting up cleaning schedules, can be done remotely through the mobile app. You can also control the robot through voice command via Alexa and Google Assistant.
Equipped with proximity sensors, this robot is smart enough to assess its surroundings so it can avoid obstacles. The sensors allow it to make its way around cables and prevent it from smashing into walls, though it lacks a front-facing camera for visual mapping found in more expensive models. Thankfully, it has a spring-loaded, rubberized bumper on the front which lessens the impact so the robot, and your furniture, won’t sustain any serious damages. If it gets stuck, it will give off a cheerful chime and alert you of its location on the app so you can help it.
The Shark Ion 750 usually retails for $349, but you can get it on Walmart today for just $252 – that’s a whopping $97 off.
The Shark Ion S87 offers more versatility than most robot vacuums. Not only do you get a robot vac, but you’ll also receive a handheld vacuum called the Shark Ion W1. Not only do you get your floors cleaned, but the handheld also has your curtains, walls, furniture, and even your car covered. Together, they normally retail for $500, but with Amazon’s huge $196 price cut, you can get them for $305. And if you order via the Amazon Rewards Visa Card and get approval, you’re entitled to an additional $50 off instantly, bringing the price down even further to $255.
This robot vac can be controlled in several ways: The physical buttons found on top of it, through the iOS or Android mobile app, or via voice assistants like Alexa or Google Assistant. There’s an extra-large dust bin in the back of the S87 that can fit 0.66 quarts of dirt. Like the 750, this robot lacks a built-in camera for visual mapping but it is equipped with the Smart Sensor Navigation 2.0 though, which provides advanced sensitivity and helps it navigate around obstacles and stairs. The package also includes eight feet of BotBoundary magnetic strips for keeping the S87 away from certain areas.
The handheld vac attaches to the charging dock and requires no setup at all. It is lightweight and comes with three attachments: A multi-surface pet tool that can also be used for your car upholstery, a crevice tool for hard-to-reach places, and a soft brush for dusting.
The suction of both the robot and the handheld is pretty powerful. Shark claims that the suction on the S87 robot vacuum is three times more powerful on max mode than the RV750 series, and it certainly seems like it. Dust and debris stand no chance with this awesome duo. However, their battery life left us a bit cold. While they can clean for as long as 60 minutes on a full charge, which is fairly standard, charging normally takes a rather long 3 hours.
Both the Shark Ion 750 and S87 are solid robot vacuums that boast adequate smart features and, more importantly, are excellent at cleaning floors. The S87 offers more versatility with its additional handheld vacuum for an extra $53.
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