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Best Buy Guide
Robot Vacuums
Best Buy Guide

Robot Vacuums

Discover the best robot vacuums for your smart home.

Robot vacuums have become incredibly popular and almost essential for every modern household in recent years. Buying a robot vacuum can be as easy as picking one up from the nearest store. However, finding the right model for your needs is more challenging.

In this Best Buy Guide, we share the best robot vacuums compatible with Homey. We focus on cleaning performance, smart features, and maintenance requirements. Keep your home vacuumed, mopped, and squeaky clean.

How to choose a good robot vacuum

Robot vacuums vary significantly in their features, capabilities, prices, and other unique and defining characteristics. These are the key factors to consider and take into account.

Cleaning performance

Evaluate the vacuum's suction power, brush design, and ability to handle different floor types. For example, carpets, hardwood, and tile. Consider the cleaning effectiveness in picking up dust, dirt, and pet hair and the mopping performance outlined in our Best Buy Guide.

Navigation and mapping

Consider the robot vacuum's advanced navigation technologies like LiDAR, cameras, or sensors to create accurate maps of your home. This helps in efficient cleaning patterns, avoiding obstacles, and covering every area without missing spots.

Maintenance and battery life

Consider the ease of maintaining the robot vacuum, including dustbin size, filter replacement, and brush cleaning. Evaluate the battery life, particularly if you have a large home.

Smart and advanced features

Consider the importance of advanced features like custom cleaning zones, no-go zones, and automatic dirt and wastewater disposal. Some robots come with advanced AI detection features, which notify you about any detected obstacles during their cleaning run.


Determine your budget and consider models within that range, balancing cost against the features and performance offered. Higher-priced models may offer more advanced features and better performance, but finding a vacuum that fits your needs is important without overspending.

Dreame IconDreameL10S UltraWi-Fi1 Roller2 DiscsLiDAR€699.99
Ecovacs IconEcovacsDeebot X5 OmniWi-Fi1 Roller2 DiscsRL 2.0€1,099.00
Eufy Home IconEufyX10 Pro OmniWi-Fi1 Roller2 DiscsiPath Laser€799.99
iRobot IconiRobotRoomba Combo j9+Wi-Fi2 Rollers1 WiperPrecisionVision€999.99
RoboRock IconRoborockS8 MaxV UltraWi-Fi2 Rollers1 WiperPreciSense€1,499.99
RoboRock IconRoborockQ5 Pro+Wi-Fi2 Rollers1 WiperPreciSense€549.00
SwitchBotS10Wi-Fi1 Roller1 RollerLiDAR€1,199.99
Xiaomi Home IconXiaomiX10 PlusWi-Fi1 Roller2 DiscsLDS€599.99

Dreame L10S Ultra

Available at €699.99

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Dreame L10S Ultra
  • AI Object detection
  • Adapts to surface
  • Quiet dirt discharge
  • Great mopping performance
  • Has trouble with larger debris
Homey Pro

The Dreame L10S Ultra is an advanced yet affordable robot vacuum and mop hybrid for fully automated home cleaning. With a powerful suction of 5,300 Pa, it efficiently picks up dust and debris from various surfaces, performing well on low carpets and hard floors.

The device removes 98.4% of all debris, including long hair, without tangling. This makes it perfect for homes with pets or people with long hair. Its auto-empty DualBoost 2.0 system blows air into the robot's dust box while vacuuming dirt into a 3L dust bag, allowing for high-speed emptying with minimal noise and virtually no clogging.

The L10S Ultra's mopping system automatically cleans and dries its two rotating mop pads at the base station. This ensures they remain effective and odor-free. The L10S adapts its mopping strategy based on the flooring type, lifting the mop pads when transitioning onto carpets to keep them dry.

Equipped with advanced AI and LiDAR navigation, the L10S Ultra quickly maps your home, recognizing different rooms and flooring types. It cleans in organized rows and navigates efficiently around obstacles. Its AI system can detect and avoid over 120 objects, including shoes, cables, and toys, ensuring efficient cleaning paths and reducing the risk of tangles.

Despite its many strengths at this price range, the L10S Ultra has some drawbacks. The base station can become messy and requires occasional cleaning. Additionally, the robot can become stuck on larger debris and may not handle uneven floors as effectively.

Ecovacs Deebot X5 Omni

Available at €1,099.00

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Ecovacs Deebot X5 Omni
  • Anti-tangle brush
  • AI Object detection
  • Intelligent mopping
  • Efficient self-cleaning
  • Noisy at 12800Pa
Homey Pro

The Deebot X5 Omni is Ecovacs's latest flagship robovac model, labeled as the epitome of cleaning innovation by the company. This D-shaped robot vacuum boasts an impressive 12800Pa suction power, surpassing any other robot vacuum on the market today.

The Deebot X5 Omni has a brush featuring zero-tangle technology, designed with dual-comb teeth to prevent hair entanglement. The cleverly aligned bristles of the brush promise minimal maintenance, achieving a tangle rate of nearly 0%. If you are a pet owner, you need to really consider the X5 Omni.

For mopping, the X5 Omni utilizes two disc rollers that work with the robot's sensors to intelligently mop your floors. When it detects heavily soiled areas, it automatically applies more pressure and performs an extra mopping pass to ensure thorough cleaning.

The Deebot X5 Omni uses cutting-edge LiDAR navigation technology, incorporating its trademarked Reinforcement Learning 2.0. This allows the robot to adapt its path in real time, plan cleaning routes more efficiently, and intelligently avoid obstacles.

With its OMNI Station dock, the Deebot X5 Omni features auto-empty and auto-refill technology, discharging dust through a sealed disposal path to maintain a dust-free and allergy-free environment. Additionally, a 70°C hot water mop washing feature followed by a 2-hour hot air drying system effectively prevents the growth of bacteria and odors, ensuring a hygienic cleaning experience from start to finish.

Measuring 353x320x95mm, the Ecovacs Deebot X5 Omni is one of the slimmest robots on our list, allowing it to easily navigate under couches, sofas, and other furniture. The only downside of the X5 Omni is that at 12800Pa, it produces a significant amount of noise when vacuuming. You won't be able to stay in the room while it's doing its run at the strongest setting.

Eufy X10 Pro Omni

Available at €799.99

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Eufy X10 Pro Omni
  • AI Object detection
  • Great for pet hair
  • Great for mopping
  • Multi-function docking station
  • Involved app setup
Homey Pro

The Eufy X10 Pro Omni is a vacuum and mop combo robot with several advanced features, usually found in much more expensive models. At the core of its design is a powerful vacuum roller brush and the MopMaster 2.0 system, which includes two rotating mop pads that spin at 180 RPM and apply 1 kg of downward pressure to tackle stubborn stains.

X10 Pro Omni positions its multi-directional floating roller brush close to the carpet's surface. As it spins, the rubber and bristles lift up and remove debris. It's ideal for pet hair and crumbs and even picking up fine debris and dust from the deepest part of the carpet.

The robot automatically lifts its mopping pads for carpeted areas by 12 mm. This way, it vacuums carpets without getting wet. It also includes features like edge-hugging mopping and multimap-saving capabilities, making it a great choice for multi-story homes.

Its advanced AI detection technology features an RGB camera and LED for obstacle avoidance. This allows the robot to intelligently navigate obstacles, minimizing its chances of becoming stuck and improving its overall cleaning performance.

One of the standout features of the X10 Pro Omni is its multifunction docking station. This all-in-one station offers self-cleaning, self-drying, and self-emptying capabilities. It includes a clean water tank with enough capacity to clean a 140-190m2 home two to three times and a dirtbag holding up to 2.5 liters of debris, reducing the need for frequent manual emptying. The dust bin also has a filter to trap microscopic particles, including dust, pollen, mold, and bacteria as small as 0.3μm.

It's worth noting that at 8,000Pa, the X10 Pro Omni produces a significant amount of noise. To use the robot effectively with Homey, the Eufy App also requires careful configuration.

iRobot Roomba Combo j9+

Available at €999.99

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iRobot Roomba Combo j9+
  • Short and compact
  • AI object avoidance
  • Smart scrub feature
  • Adjustable cleaning intensity
  • Brush can get tangled
Homey Pro

The iRobot Roomba Combo j9+ is a top-tier robot vacuum and mop hybrid, delivering outstanding performance in both functions. Its powerful suction system claims to be 100% stronger than previous models, and it handles various types of dirt and debris across different floor types.

A smart scrub feature enhances the mopping function by actively scrubbing stubborn stains rather than simply dragging the mop, making it highly effective on hard surfaces. Maintenance is simplified with an AllergenLock bag and a water tank, both supporting up to 60 days of cleaning, depending on usage frequency.

Equipped with iRobot's OS 7 and a suite of sensors, the Combo j9+ offers advanced home mapping and navigation. It intelligently identifies the dirtiest areas in your home and adjusts its cleaning intensity accordingly. 

The Clean Base of the j9+ is a multifunctional dock that empties the robot's dustbin and refills its water tank automatically. Designed to be stylish and unobtrusive with a wood-effect top, the base station significantly reduces the frequency of manual intervention, contributing to a largely hands-free cleaning experience.

Using the Roomba Combo j9+ with Homey enhances its functionality by allowing you to create more complex cleaning routines. For example, you can schedule the Roomba to start cleaning when you leave the house or stop when the doorbell rings. 

At only 86mm in height, the Roomba j9+ can easily squeeze under your bed or sofa, allowing it to reach these hard-to-clean places. The j9+ is the shortest robot vacuum on our list.

Occasionally, the vacuum's brush may flick larger debris out of its way, requiring additional passes for thorough cleaning. Users must occasionally check for tangled hair and debris in the bristles and replace or wash the mop pads as necessary.

Roborock S8 MaxV Ultra

Available at €1,499.99

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Roborock S8 MaxV Ultra
  • Dual brush rollers
  • Vibration mop pad
  • Extendable brush
  • Excellent cleaning performance
  • Expensive
  • Mirrors can cause errors
Homey Pro

Roborock is probably one of the most well-known companies producing smart robot vacuums. The S8 MaxV Ultra is a cutting-edge robot vacuum and mop hybrid that excels in automated home cleaning. 

With a powerful suction of up to 10,000 Pa, it effectively handles dirt and debris on various surfaces, including carpets and hard floors. Its trademarked VibraRise system enhances its mopping performance, which uses sonic vibration technology to scrub floors, removing even the most persistent stains. The mop lifts automatically when the robot enters a carpeted area, ensuring seamless cleaning transitions.

Advanced LiDAR and ReactiveAI 2.0 technology handle navigation and mapping, creating precise home maps and avoiding obstacles with high accuracy. If you have a two-story house or a multi-level apartment, the S8 MaxV Ultra can store and switch between multiple maps, ensuring efficient and seamless cleaning on all levels of your home.

Maintenance is simplified by the innovative 8-in-1 RockDock Ultra, a fully featured docking station exclusive to the S8 Ultra. This station includes auto dust emptying, auto tank refilling, hot water mop washing, and heated air drying to prevent mold and odors. The RockDock also features an auto detergent dispenser and self-cleaning dock base, ensuring the vacuum is always ready for the next cleaning session.

The FlexiArm side brush design thoroughly cleans corners and edges. At the same time, the AI-driven obstacle avoidance system prevents the robot from becoming stuck on cables and other small items. The intelligent dirt detection system can re-wash and re-mop heavily soiled areas, providing an extra layer of cleanliness.

The Roborock S8 MaxV Ultra is compatible with Homey, allowing you to automate your home cleaning beyond the capabilities of the Roborock app. For example, you can trigger the S8 with a smart button or stop it when motion is detected at your entrance door.

The Roborock S8 MaxV Ultra is a robovac at a premium price tag, suitable for those seeking a top-tier robot vacuum with robust features and smart home integration capabilities. It's worth noting that the S8 MaxV Ultra is known to handle mirrors very poorly, often leading to navigational errors.

Roborock Q5 Pro+

Available at €549.00

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Roborock Q5 Pro+
  • Affordable
  • Great battery life
  • Dual brush rollers
  • Great mapping and navigation
  • No dustbin sensor
Homey Pro

If you are looking for a capable yet budget-friendly vacuum and mopping robot, the Roborock Q5 Pro+ should be on your shortlist. It features robust HyperForce suction power of 5,500 Pa, making it adept at removing dirt and pet hair from various floor types. Its DuoRoller Brush system ensures efficient debris collection, significantly reducing hair tangles, particularly beneficial for households with pets.

Like the S8 MaxV Ultra, the Q5 Pro+ is equipped with Roborock's trademarked PreciSense® LiDAR Navigation, excelling in precise mapping and smart navigation. This technology allows the robot to create detailed maps of your home, enabling the vacuum to identify the most efficient cleaning routes and seamlessly avoid obstacles. The dual functionality of vacuuming and mopping is enhanced by its ability to handle fine dust that vacuuming alone might miss.

The Q5 Pro+ comes with a RockDock® Plus station, featuring a 2.5L E12-rated dust bag that can go up to 7 weeks without emptying. This auto-emptying dock significantly reduces the need for frequent manual intervention, making it a convenient choice for busy households. Additionally, the Q5 Pro+ boasts a substantial 5200mAh battery, providing up to 4 hours of continuous cleaning, which is sufficient for most large homes.

It's important to note that the Q5 Pro+ doesn't have a dust bin sensor. This means it can easily get overfilled without knowing it needs to be discharged. To bypass this drawback, users must create shorter cleaning routines to allow the Q5 Pro+ to empty itself before resuming cleaning.

The Roborock Q5 Pro+ integrates well with Homey Pro, allowing you to monitor the status and battery level, change suction power, and start cleaning routines. You can even make the robot announce its current position, allowing you to find it more easily.

SwitchBot S10 Robot Vacuum

Available at €1,199.99

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SwitchBot S10 Robot Vacuum
  • Excellent cleaning
  • AI Object detection
  • Two station system
  • Water station attaches to plumbing
  • Bulky and tall
  • May require a plumber
Homey Pro

The SwitchBot S10 robot vacuum is an advanced cleaning robot that integrates vacuuming and mopping functionalities with various innovative features. It has a powerful 6,500Pa suction rating, making it highly effective at picking up dust, pet hair, and debris. The S10's mopping performance is equally impressive, featuring a roller mop that automatically cleans and dries itself at the docking station. The mop also retracts when it detects carpets, ensuring it only mops hard floors.

The standout feature of the SwitchBot S10 is its water station, which connects directly to your home's plumbing for automatic refilling and draining. This setup significantly reduces the need for manual intervention. The installation process for the water station is straightforward, although some users might find the piping challenging and may require hiring a plumber.

If you do not want to attach the wet station to your water and drain pipes, use the wet station canisters instead. These come included in the S10 package, allowing you to manually refill and drain clean and dirty water. The wet station also refills the bot with cleaning solution, significantly improving the mopping performance of the S10.

Equipped with lidar navigation, the S10 creates precise maps of your home, allowing it to navigate efficiently and avoid obstacles. Its AI-driven obstacle avoidance system performs well, although it occasionally struggles with smaller or unexpected items. Users can set up virtual no-go zones and specify rooms for targeted cleaning through its intuitive app.

Maintenance is minimal with the S10, thanks to its self-cleaning mop and auto-emptying dustbin. The device operates hands-free for extended periods, requiring attention only for occasional filter and brush cleanings. The app tracks the lifespan of each element of the S10, prompting you to clean or replace them when the time comes.

The biggest drawback of the SwitchBot S10 is its size. Measuring 365x365x115mm, it's the largest and bulkiest robovac on our list. If cleaning under furniture is your goal, you must skip the S10 and perhaps consider its smaller brother – the K10+.

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10 Plus

Available at €599.99

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Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10 Plus
  • LiDAR navigation
  • AI Object avoidance
  • Multi-functional dock
  • Good mopping performance
  • Mediocre carpet cleaning
Homey Pro

The Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10 Plus is a budget-friendly robovac that boasts impressive features for its price. It offers vacuuming with 4000Pa suction power and utilizes Xiaomi's dual rotating mop pads for efficient wet scrubbing. These mop pads simulate manual pressure for thorough cleaning and adjust across three water volume levels to handle different stains. The auto pad lifting technology raises the mop pads when it detects carpets, preventing wet messes on carpeted areas.

The X10 Plus relies on Xiaomi's advanced Lidar navigation and the S-Cross AI™ 3D obstacle recognition system to generate precise cleaning maps and navigate obstacles effectively. This ensures comprehensive coverage of your living space and reduces the risk of the robot becoming stuck.

The X10 Plus comes with a fully self-managed docking station, which charges the robot, empties its dustbin, and handles automatic mop washing and drying. The station rotates the mops quickly, removing stains and debris before drying them.

When integrated with Homey, users can monitor the robot's status and battery level, start and stop cleaning, switch between cleaning modes, and create alerts for errors.

Despite a sufficiently large 5200mAh battery, the charging process at the docking station is relatively slow. Additionally, the 4000Pa suction power might not be sufficient for homes with thick, bushy carpets.

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