Whether you want to make vacuuming easier for yourself or a loved one this season, a Roomba is a cool way to take a lot of the work out of cleaning the floor. Today, the iRobot Roomba E5 (5150) is $279, down from a list price of $380 and its lowest price ever. Meanwhile, the Roomba 960, our pick for Best All-Around Robot Vacuum, is $449 down from a list price of $650.
The Roomba E5 comes with a whole lineup of features that make it a pretty sweet robot vacuum. Built-in intelligent sensors help it navigate around furniture, while an edge-sweeping brush ensures that no corner of the room goes unclean. You can also control it directly from your phone, and use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to control using your voice. In addition, if you have pets in your home, a high-efficiency filter can help make sure even tiny allergens and other particles get cleaned up.
In our robot vacuum roundup, we named the Roomba 960 the “best all-around robot vacuum,” and called out its dirt-detecting sensors and multiple cleaning modes as reasons to buy, noting that it “turns a tiresome chore into something you can almost look forward to.” It also has more advanced charging and room-mapping functions than the less expensive E5.