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These are the only cheap robot vacuums worth your attention today

Today’s the day we’ve been waiting for, with Prime Day deals in every product category imaginable. As predicted, Amazon is offering jaw-dropping discounts on robotic vacuum cleaners from all the top brands. We gathered seven of the best Prime Day robot vacuum deals below — including some of the best Roomba deals today.

However, if for any reason you miss these deals, there are always Black Friday Robot Vacuum deals and Black Friday Roomba deals to look forward to.

iRobot Roomba 692 — $200, was $300

iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum
The iRobot Roomba 692 robotic vacuum cleaner will clean your home following a schedule you create with the Roomba app or by responding to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant voice commands. iRobot’s 3-Stage Cleaning System loosens, lifts, and sucks up dirt and debris in your home, employing adaptive navigation to move around furniture and obstacles and reach edges and corners. Dirt Detect sensors and automatic height adjustments adapt to different types of flooring to vacuum all surfaces thoroughly. The Roomba 692 runs for up to 90 minutes before returning to its docking station to recharge its battery. Normally, $299, the iRobot Roomba 692 is on sale for $200 during Prime Day — a Roomba deal not to be missed.

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iRobot Roomba 981 — $400, was $599

iRobot Roomba 981 Robot Vacuum
Loaded with features and especially suitable for homes with shedding pets, the iRobot Roomba 981 Wi-Fi connected robot vacuum can automatically boost power up to 10X when encounters are particularly messy or hard to clean areas. The Roomba navigates your home independently, capturing thousands of measurements to ensure complete cleaning for an entire level in your home. When the 981 senses low battery power, it returns to its doing station to recharge and then resumes cleaning where it left off until the job is done, so you never need to worry about the battery lasting. Discounted $200 for Prime Day 2020, the iRobot Roomba’s usual $600 price is knocked down to $400.

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Roborock S5 MAX with Mop — $439, was $549

Roborock S5 MAX Robot Vacuum and Mop
Roborock S5 MAX Robot Vacuum and Mop is a combination wet and dry cleaning machine that detects appropriate action surfaces. The S5 MAX uses precision laser navigation to run optimal cleaning paths in each room with automatic power boosting as needed for stubborn dirt. The app controls the S5 MAX’s 290ml electric water tank for multi-floor mopping, virtual no-go zones, and no-mop zones where it’s OK to vacuum but not mop. The Alexa-compatible S5 MAX runs for up to 200 minutes between battery charges, making it a good choice for large homes. Instead of the Roborock S5 MAX’s normal $549 price, Amazon is selling it for $439 during Prime Day 2020.

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Shark IQ XL RV1001AE Self-Empty — $335, was $600

Shark IQ Robot Self-Empty XL RV1001AE, Robotic Vacuum
The Shark IQ XL RV1001AE robotic vacuum cleaner combines a raft of high-end features. The Shark IQ uses room mapping to vacuum your home with a self-cleaning brush roll. The brush roll removes pet hair and long hair so it won’t get tangled and defeat its own cleaning efficiency. You can control the Shark IQ with your phone or via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, selecting rooms by name for individual cleaning. In addition to a recharge and resume battery system, the Shark IQ empties its own dustbin into a larger central bin in the docking station that can hold up to 30 days of dirt and debris. Amazon’s deal on this Shark IQ vacuum drops the price to $335 for Prime Day.

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iRobot Roomba i6+ with Automatic Disposal — $599, was $799

iRobot’s Roomba i6+ employs several of the brand’s top cleaning and operational features at a competitive price for a powerful upper-mid-range robot vacuum. The Roomba i6+ filters trap dust and particles in the air, trapping up to 99% of pet allergens to help keep the air in your home healthy. Voice control with Alexa or Google Assistant is included as well as mobile app management. The Roomba i6+ can hold up to 60 days of dirt and debris in the docking station’s central bin and self-empties the robot’s dust bin each time it docks to recharge batteries. The Roomba i6+ is ordinarily $799, but Amazon dropped the price to $599 for Prime Day 2020, a $200 savings.

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iRobot Roomba i7+ with Automatic Disposal — $790, was $1,000

The iRobot Roomba i7+ includes 60-day capacity self-emptying dust bins, 99% allergen and airborne particle filtering, and Roomba’s VSLAM navigation system. With VSLAM, the i7+ learns the layout of your home, including the particular of every room and area. The system learns your cleaning habits over time and can set up a personalized schedule. You can also use the system with voice commands with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to request specific cleaning up after a mess, such as, “Roomba, clean the floor in front of the couch.” You can configure the Roomba i7+ to avoid areas such as pet dishes and rely on the vacuum’s dirt detectors to add extra power when needed to clean the toughest spots. Instead of the $999 list price, Amazon reduced the iRobot Roomba i7+ to $799 for Prime Day 2020.

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Amazon acquires iRobot

Amazon’s $1.7 billion acquisition of robot vacuum cleaner brand iRobot is currently the talk of the town. But despite all the ways Amazon's ownership could make Roombas better, the overwhelming sentiment is concern about dwindling privacy and shrinking competition. If you’re already paranoid about Echo speakers listening in on your conversation, the Roomba-maker’s buyout should set off some blaring alarm bells.

Here’s a rough idea of where we currently are in our intimate relationship with the omnicorporation: Amazon knows what you’re reading, the TV shows you have left incomplete, what’s on your shopping wish list, what kind of questions you trouble Alexa with on a daily basis, who your favorite music artist is, and what the view from your porch looks like -- soon, your medical history as well. With millions of Roomba vacuum cleaners soon to fall into its network, Amazon will also know your house’s floor plan, too.

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The iRobot app overlaid on a Roomba.

You've probably seen the news by now that Amazon has signed an agreement to buy iRobot for $1.7 billion. There have been a lot of mixed reactions to the news, but it's important to understand exactly what the agreement means.

First of all, the deal isn't complete. As of now, iRobot is still an independent company -- only the groundwork has been laid. While it's highly unlikely that it will fall through, nothing is set in stone yet. According to Amazon's own press release, "Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by iRobot's shareholders."

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Cliff sensors on iRobot Roomba E5 prevents falling off stairs.

Hot on the heels of its acquisition of a health care company, Amazon has announced its intention to purchase iRobot in an all-cash deal worth $1.7 billion. Amazon will pay $61 per share for the maker of the popular Roomba robot vacuums.

“We know that saving time matters, and chores take precious time that can be better spent doing something that customers love,”  Dave Limp, senior vice president of Amazon Devices, said in a press release. “Over many years, the iRobot team has proven its ability to reinvent how people clean with products that are incredibly practical and inventive -- from cleaning when and where customers want while avoiding common obstacles in the home, to automatically emptying the collection bin. Customers love iRobot products -- and I’m excited to work with the iRobot team to invent in ways that make customers’ lives easier and more enjoyable.”

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