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Right now, you can get 47% off the Ecovacs Deebot N79S robotic vacuum, an Alexa-compatible product with thousands of positive customer reviews across online retailers.
Usually, this vacuum costs $300. Today, it's on sale for only $160! It's also a favorite of TODAY fans — more than 4,000 readers have purchased one since we wrote about it last summer.
Ecovacs Deebot N79S Robotic Vacuum, $160 (usually $300), Amazon
When compared to other robotic vacuum models, like the popular Roomba or the Bobsweep (which I bought for my cat-owning parents last Christmas), the Ecovacs is a steal. Plus, it has a four-star rating with more than 3,400 reviews on Amazon.
For parents and pet owners, a robotic vacuum is life-changing. It lets you sweep up dog and cat hair, dust, cereal — when the kids accidentally pour just outside the bowl — and anything else that might get "accidentally" dropped on the floor — all while you lie on the couch watching movies.
Though the Ecovacs vacuum includes technology and sensors to help it navigate a home on its own, it also connects to any smartphone with an app and even allows you to control it using Alexa or Google Home.
If it runs into a corner, stair, wall or furniture, it automatically reroutes. It can even find its charger on its own. But, of course, the vacuum comes with a traditional remote control as well.
It's best for hardwood or tile floors, though it also works over thin carpets. And the Ecovacs vacuum also features an air filtration system to clean dust particles it might kick up as it vacuums the floor.
Amazon reviewers are generally enthusiastic about the product, too. One noted, "Creepy cool product, I mean, it's a robot doing your housework!" Another reviewer said it "way exceeded our expectations." A few have even given their Ecovacs vacuums endearing nicknames: One reviewers calls it "Suckatron," and another named it "Dobby" ... like the house elf from Harry Potter.
More Robotic Vacuum Deals
- 1. iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum, $279 (usually $375), Amazon
This robotic vacuum allows you to clean and schedule from anywhere with the iRobot home app, which is compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Google assistant. It also has a three-stage cleaning system and dual multisurface brushes to pick up everything from small particles to large debris, according to the manufacturer.
- 2. Neato Botvac D5 Wi-Fi Connected Navigating Robot Vacuum, $517 (usually $599), Walmart
This vacuum uses LaserSmart technology to navigate your home and clean in straight lines. Its D shape, large core brush and side brush help pick up pet hair and debris in corners and along walls.
Neato Robotics is a sponsor of TODAY.
- 3. Shark Ion Robot Vacuum R75, $216 (usually $225), Amazon
This one has a self-cleaning brushroll to capture short and long hair, dust, dander, and allergens. It has a smart sensor navigation and dual spinning side brushes that pull in debris from corners and edges, according to the manufacturer.
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