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Neato promises more fur collection for your buck with its new robot vacs

Vacuuming can be a tedious chore, but if you have a house full of kids or pets, it can be an almost daily necessity. Luckily, technology is making it a bit easier on homeowners, and Neato is one of the companies leading the way.

Neato announced its new line of vacuums on May 27. These vacuums, part of the Botvac D Series, have the company’s Botvision technology; through laser scanning, room mapping, and object detection, the vacuum can maneuver its way through any room while cleaning. Additionally, it knows when it needs to head back to its charging base for more battery power. Once it’s ready, the vacuum returns to the exact spot where it left off to continue cleaning.

“Neato knows where it’s been, where it’s going, and how to navigate an entire house,’” said Giacomo Marini, Neato’s chairman and CEO.

The Botvac D75 is being marketed toward homeowners who want a vacuum that can tackle any floor type. However, this model is especially efficient on hardwood, the company claims. At $499, it comes with a newly designed spiral blade brush, which Neato boasts helps to get dirt in tight corners.

The Botvac D80 and D85 are designed for maximum hair pick-up. If you own a furry little friend, this one’s for you. Both of these models have filters and a combination brush that makes less noise while it’s in use, according to the press release. The Botvac D80 and D85 range from $549 to $599 in price.

As of this week, the Botvac D Series will be available for preorder on Amazon and Best Buy. The products will begin shipping out to customers in the U.S. this July, with international shipping beginning in the third quarter of this year.

Neato isn’t breaking any molds with these models, but we’re looking forward to finding out how these new features improve upon an already impressive cleaning performance.

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