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The best robot vacuums for pet hair

If you’ve wanted to buy a robot vacuum, but worry it won’t pick up pet hair, worry no more. The latest robot vacuums are powerful enough to pick up pet hair from carpet and tile floors, and, as they’re robots, they also work with smart devices.

Many come with washable filters, and you can program them to avoid obstacles. After a vacuum session, they return automatically to their recharging stations, so they are always ready to go. Here are the best robot vacuums for pet hair.

iRobot Roomba i7+

Hair and fur stand no chance against the i7+, especially when it’s equipped with power-lifting suction that delivers ten times more air power than a lower-tier Roomba. It has dual brushes that are made to grab up pet hair. In addition, there’s a high-efficiency filter that captures 99% of mold, pollen, dust mites, and of course, dog and cat allergens.

Being one of iRobot’s best offerings, the i7+ is a luxury robot vacuum that empties itself into a clean base, so you don’t have to worry about emptying disposal bin for up to 60 days. It also has an advanced navigation system, as well as integration with smart home platforms like Alexa and Google Home. With its deep cleaning abilities and smart integrations, it’s worth consideration, especially since iRobot recently released a new model, the s9+, and you can probably get a pretty good deal on the i7+.

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Samsung Powerbot 7260 Pet Plus

Searching for a vacuum bot with a little extra power for those hidden mats of pet hair? The PowerBot Pet Plus from Samsung boasts up to 20W suction, a washable filter, and an exceptional navigation system. Its Cyclone Force technology allows for stronger, longer-lasting suction without clogging, while the extra large wheels allow the robot to climb over tall rugs and humps with ease. The brush can also self-clean so that it doesn’t get too tangled up with pet hair in the middle of a job. The robot comes with its own remote, but you can also connect it to devices like Echo and Nest Home speakers for voice control.

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iRobot Roomba 675


This Roomba brings a few features that work well when pets make a mess. It comes with dual multi-surface brushes to help get deeper dirt and hair, and comes with dirt detection sensors that can tell when an area is particularly dirty, so the Roomba can turn up the power. You also get the other smart Roomba features, like intelligent navigation, cleaning schedules, automatic recharging, and so on. This heavy duty model may be especially useful in homes with multiple pets. Plus, it’s one of the more affordable Roomba robovacs available.

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Roborock S5 Max

If you want a robot that can both vacuum and mop your floors, look no further than the Roborock S5 Max. It has 2000 pa suction with automatic carpet boost, so it can get the tiniest hair and debris from deep down in your carpets. In addition to being a powerful robot vacuum, the S5 Max has a 290 ml electric water tank. You can robot mop floors as well, helping to keep your floors clean of paw prints, dust, and dander.

With advanced navigation and the ability to only clean select spaces, the S5 is one of the smarter vacuums in its price range. You can set up no-go zones and no-mop zones, so the robot will only vacuum and mop where you want it to. It can stay away from pet crates or food bowls, while quietly cleaning up after your pet. The S5 is compatible with Alexa too, so you can tell it to clean using only your voice.

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