Robot vacuum cleaners are one of the appliances that almost everyone wants to have. They save you a lot of time at the end of the day because they can vacuum the house even when you are not there. However, many people think that buying a vacuum cleaner robot is something that very few people can afford. And the truth is that until recently it was like that. However, this has changed, and now we have several models on the market with very tight prices. They may not have the latest technological advances, but they can be very interesting if we have a tight budget.
So we bring you a selection of 5 vacuuming robots that you can buy for less than 300 euros ($350). We have chosen models of different prices, so you have several options. Besides, most of them are from well-known brands, so you don’t have to risk a model that nobody has tried. Let’s see them.
Cecotec Conga 1090 Series
We started our selection with two models of Cecotec. The Spanish company is managing to make its way into the homes of the Spanish people thanks to products with a great price-performance ratio.
The Cecotec Conga 1090 Connected Series is a 4 in 1 robot, as it is capable of sweeping, vacuuming, mopping and scrubbing. It has a mixed tank for solids and liquids that allows it to do these four functions simultaneously.
It has 3 levels of power in vacuum mode, intelligent scrubbing with 3 levels and Cleaner Deluxe and Twin Floor Mop technology of two materials, which allows it to perform better cleaning on all types of surfaces.
The Conga 1090 Connected Series is compatible with Google Home and Alexa wizards. Also, it offers up to 160 minutes of battery life in Eco Mode. It is even possible to control the robot with a smartphone application.
All in all, a fairly complete robot whose price is sure to surprise you. You can get the Cecotec Conga 1090 Series Connected at Amazon for 190 euros ($208).
Cecotec Conga 3490 Elite
The second Cecotec model we want to talk about is much closer to the maximum budget we have set, but it also has more advanced features.
The Cecotec Conga 3490 Elite vacuum cleaner robot is also a 4-in-1 robot, as it is capable of sweeping, vacuuming, scrubbing, and mopping. This model has an environment mapping system that allows you to know at all times where you are in the house and what you have left to clean. The navigation system iTech Laser 360 makes a 360 º recognition to plan the fastest, most efficient, orderly, and intelligent route for cleaning each room of our home.
It also features Total Surface 2.0 technology. This consists of the fact that, if the robot runs out of battery during the cleaning process, it automatically returns to the charging base by the fastest route, recharges the battery, and then goes out again to finish the cleaning from the exact point where it had been left.
You can get the Cecotec 3490 Elite at Amazon for 280 euros ($307), so it is within our maximum budget.
Xiaomi Mi Vacuum Cleaner 1C
The Xiaomi vacuum cleaner robots have gained quite a reputation for their great value. Even when they could only be found in Chinese shops, many people chose these models.
Now we can even buy them directly from Amazon. For our selection, we have chosen the Mi Vacuum Cleaner 1C, which has a navigation system capable of analyzing the surface 50 times per second to map and clean more efficiently.
It is also equipped with a 200 ml water tank with water pressure control, so it can scrub and vacuum at the same time. For the latter, it has a powerful, brushless motor, which allows it to easily absorb dust particles.
This Xiaomi vacuum cleaner has a body only 8.2 cm high, which allows it to get under beds and furniture. Besides, it can be controlled from the Mijia application.
You can get the Xiaomi Mi Vacuum Cleaner 1C at Amazon for 230 euros ($252).
iRobot Roomba 671
If you prefer to invest in a model of a more recognized brand, although it may be older, you can take a look at the iRobot Roomba 671. It is a simple model, but it is equipped with a set of intelligent sensors that make the robot capable of making more than 60 decisions per second to adapt to our home and clean thoroughly.
It has a 3-stage cleaning system with two multi-surface brushes that work together to trap everything from small dust particles to large dirt on carpets and hard floors. It also incorporates a special filter that efficiently captures pet hair, dust particles, and dirt.
The Roomba 671 is compatible with the Virtual Wall system and can be controlled from the iRobot HOME application. The only thing we have to take into account is that, as it is the simplest model, it does not have the function to reload and resume cleaning.
You can get the iRobot Roomba 671 vacuum cleaner from Amazon for 220 euros ($241), which is not bad for a model from the best-known company in this sector.
Ikohs Netbot S15
And we put an end to our list with a model that is not very well known but has very good ratings on Amazon. Besides, as we will see later, you can get it at a really attractive price.
The Netbot S15 is a 4-in-1 vacuum cleaner robot, as it is capable of sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, and scrubbing. It includes the SmartGYROSCOPE intelligent navigation technology with gyro sensors that allows it to map while cleaning and rotate in a round to cover 100% of the surfaces, avoiding crashes and falls.
It is equipped with two side brushes that push all the dirt to its nozzle and has a powerful motor with Max Power technology that maximizes the suction power up to 1500 Pa. It has 5 cleaning modes and thanks to the Magnetic Strip system you can delimit the cleaning areas using a magnetic barrier that is included.
You can get the Ikohs Netbot S15 at Amazon for just under 170 euros ($186), so it’s a great option if you want an all-in-one vacuum cleaner robot and you’re on a tight budget.