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Today we’re going to give you our Top 10 Alexa enabled robot vacuums that give you the option to be voice activated using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. I was looking for a robot vacuum to make cleaning a bit easier and wanted to make more use of my Amazon Echo. I’m quite enjoying being able to ask for something and get an answer from Alexa so getting this vacuuming job done with a quick request appeals to me.
In our evolving world, technology is changing the way we want run our homes. As more people get better internet connections, wi-fi control is more prevalent in the items we use every day and as our smart phones improve and more items are able to work via an app and voice command.
Manufacturer’s now have the capability to integrate voice activation into their products and as the technology improves the amount of things you can get your products to do will increase.
Robot vacuum manufacturer’s have come on board in making an Alexa vacuum cleaner, from press button control through remote control, smartphone app and now voice control the user experience is definitely enhanced.
You will need to own a voice assistant device to be able to ask your Alexa robot vacuum to clean. There are a few choices of Amazon Echo devices which act like your own personal assistant and can link to your robot vacuum and other voice controlled units to tell them your instructions.
What can you get your robot vacuum to do?
With an Alexa enabled robot vacuum you can request your voice control device to ask your robot vacuum to clean, ask it to stop and ask it to return to the dock.
You still need your app to set schedules for cleaning and to get push notifications on the status of your robot vacuum but you can also see the possibilities for these actions to be voice activated in the future.
Top 10 Alexa Enabled Robot Vacuums
We have chosen some of the best Alexa robot vacuums from different suppliers and different price ranges with different capabilities so you have an all round list to choose from.
1. iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity and Manufacturers Warranty
The Roomba 690 is in our opinion the best Alexa vacuum which is also the the best value that you can buy. It is an improved version of the Roomba 650 and offers a better lithium battery and app control which can link to Alexa for voice control.The best part about having a Amazon Alexa robot vacuum is that you ask your vacuum to clean anytime you require it to. It is easy to plan for daily cleaning using the app to schedule it or you can just press the clean button to start it cleaning manually.
The Roomba 690 can handle all floor types or even mixed floor types manoeuvring easily between levels. With dual rotary brushes underneath, a side brush and strong suction it can pick up all kinds of dirt and debris including pet hair. It has dirt detect sensors that can detect excess dirt on well used areas and provides extra cleaning back and forth in those areas just the way you would yourself. The Roomba 690 cleans randomly, changing direction every time it encounters an object along the way. It will clean in all areas that it has access to till it runs out of charge where it will return to the dock to re-charge automatically. This vacuum is very budget friendly and is a great choice if you want a cheaper option which works well. Read our full review of the iRobot Roomba 690 here.
2. Shark ION ROBOT 750 Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity + Voice Control (RV750)
The Shark Ion 750 is a newer robot vacuum from the reputable Shark company which has made standard type vacuum cleaners for years. This vacuum is very similar to the Roomba 690 in it’s capabilities. The Shark is controlled via an app on your smartphone and it can also be set up for voice control via Alexa and Google Assistant.This vacuum is a circular shape and has 2 side brushes sweeping dirt and debris from the edges of the walls and corners into the path of the suction.
There is also a dual rotary brush underneath making it good for picking up all kinds or dirt and pet hair from all surfaces. The Shark 750 is only 2.6 inches high which gives it the advantage when getting beneath pieces of furniture to clean. The robot cleans in a random pattern sensing walls and objects and changing direction as it meets them. There is an easy access dustbin with filter which lets you empty it quickly if required while cleaning or at the end when it’s finished. This robot vacuum has a docking unit which it can return to it as it’s battery gets low on power ready for the next day’s cleaning. Another budget friendly robot vacuum. Read our full review of the Shark Ion 750 here.
3. iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity
The Roomba 980 is the top of the line from iRobot and alongside it’s many features it offers a wi-fi smartphone app with voice control. The app allows you to set up daily cleaning and also allows you to select whether you want turbo boost if you feel your carpets need that extra clean.
The difference on this Alexa robot vacuum compared to the cheaper Roomba 690 is that is can actually map the room it’s going to clean and then it decides the best path to take to clean it in one run but if you feel it needs to be gone over twice you can select that on your app and you can send it to do a final edge clean too.
The air power on the Roomba 980 is 10 x stronger than the Roomba 690 making it especially good for picking up pet hair with the anti tangle brushes and it can run for up to 120 minutes before a re-charge is needed. This vacuum can return to the dock for re-charge then go back to the place it stopped and resume cleaning and you can check progress of the what’s been done on your app. This is an expensive piece of kit but it offers the most up to date software and cleaning package. Read our full review of the Roomba 980 here.
4. Neato Botvac D5 Connected Navigating Robot Vacuum
The Neato D5 Connected is from Neato Robotics, another big name in robot vacuums. This vacuum like the others can be controlled with voice commands and through an app on your smartphone. The Neato D5 is designed in a D shape which allows the brush to sit along the straight front edge and it can get right up to the wall to get the edges clean.
The cleaning can be scheduled daily from the app, you can also check the vacuum status on there and even use it to find your robot if it has got stuck somewhere.
Although this is priced around $500 at the moment it offers full room scanning which means that it will clean in an efficient manner covering the whole room quickly, it cleans around the edge of the room then up and down till it has cleaned the whole surface sensing where the furniture is and working around it.
This Neato can handle different floor surfaces and the strong suction and rotary brush deal with pet hair easily and the corner clever technology helps it get in and out of the corners cleaning as it goes. Read our full review on the Neato D5 Connected here.
5. Samsung POWERbot Star Wars Limited Edition – Darth Vader
We’ve all heard of Samsung but did you know they have their own range of robot vacuums? They have brought out a limited edition of Star Wars robot vacuums and this Samsung POWERbot Darth Vader is one of them.
It has wi-fi connectivity and is an Alexa compatible robot vacuum. The vacuum looks like the head of Darth Vader and has sound effects installed so if you like your cleaning mixed with some heavy breathing, you’ll like this.
Of course this is a very efficient robot vacuum cleaner too, it has laser room mapping so that it pictures the room and creates the best path to clean avoiding obstacles in the way.
The Samsung also use the D shape in their design which gives them a straight edge for their edge shutter so when the vacuum goes up against a wall the shutter extends out and scoops up the dirt at the edges and corners like a large mouth straight into the suction channel. There is also and improved suction on this model compared to the earlier Samsung models, 20 times stronger. If you’re looking for a robot vacuum with entertainment value that you can’t go wrong with this one. Read our full review of the Samsung POWERbot Darth Vader here.
6. iRobot Roomba 890 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity
The Roomba 890 is the second robot vacuum upgraded by iRobot this year. This robot vacuum was given new wi-fi technology with voice activation to use with Alexa.
This iRobot Roomba Alexa vacuum is similar to the Roomba 690, except it has more power, up to 5 x more giving it great suction and the rotary brushes underneath have now been changed to 2 counter rotating blades, styled to be tangle-free while picking up the pet hair. This vacuum can auto adjust to different levels on the floor and has no problem with carpet or hardwood floors.
The high efficiency filter can pick up 99% of all allergens so can help if you have problems with dust or pet dander. The vacuum can be scheduled via the app and you can decide how many times you want to clean your home per week although it can only be scheduled for once per day and if you’re vacuum gets stuck somewhere you can find it through the app.
This robot vacuum still uses a random cleaning technology which isn’t the most efficient cleaning method but is very effective at cleaning the floor, it does have dirt detect sensors for heavy traffic areas. Read our full review of the Roomba 890 here.
7. Hoover ROGUE 970 Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner
The Rogue 970 from Hoover is a newer vacuum on the block, at 3.8 inches tall it’s just a bit higher than the Roomba but at a lower price range and with some good features offered. The Rogue is app controlled and is an Alexa robot vacuum giving you voice control.
You have a scheduling feature so you can clean when it suits you but the Rogue also has laser mapping which means it can choose the most efficient cleaning path to finish quickly and if it runs down on charge before it’s finished it can return to the dock, re-charge and return to the correct spot to carry on.
Hoover have also built into the app the option of smart walls so you can use the laser map to mark areas you don’t want your vacuum to cross, no battery run virtual walls required here.
With 2 spinning side brushes and a rotary brush underneath it can handle most dirt and pet hair that it encounters and it also has dirt detection sensors for dirtier spots that require a bit of extra cleaning. If you’re looking for a cheaper robot vacuum with a lot of features you might like this one.
8. Neato Botvac Connected Wi-Fi Enabled Robot Vacuum
It has the d shape design of the Neato and offers a choice of rotary brushes, either a blade type or a combination brush whichever you feel works best on your floor types. The vacuum cleans using laser mapping to picture the room and then cleans around the edges first, then in a linear fashion in between avoiding any obstacles in it’s path.
With a high capacity Lithium-ion battery it offers 120 minutes cleaning time and the connected has 2 power modes, Eco and Turbo so if you use eco you can extend the cleaning time. The spinning side brush helps get into the edges and corner cleaning technology lets the Botvac get deep into the corners.
This robot vacuum like most will go back to the charging unit to charge back up automatically whether it is finished cleaning or has run out of charge. If it hasn’t finished cleaning it will return to it’s last cleaning place and carry on from there. Read our full review of the Neato Botvac Connected here.
9. iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity
The Roomba 960 is a part of the latest iRobot series or robot vacuums with the latest in mapping software. It is controlled with an app and you can also use Alexa to tell it what to do. The 960 works well on all floor types but it doesn’t have as much suction power as the 980.
That being said it does have the laser mapping feature which makes it much more efficient at cleaning and can manoeuvre around the furniture on it’s route.
It can clean for up to 75 minutes on a charge then automatically go back to the dock to re-charge then pick up where it left off to finish cleaning. It’s ideal if you have a pet as it comes with tangle-free, dual multi-surface blades so you have less maintenance in removing the hair from the rollers and it also has a high-efficiency filter to keep down dust and dander for cleaner air.
You can schedule your Roomba daily through the app and check on it’s progress. It doesn’t have quite as many features as the Roomba 980 but it does have most of them and it comes in cheaper so still worth considering. Read our full review of the Roomba 960 here.
10. ECOVACS Deebot M80 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Mop and Water Tank Attachment
The Deebot M80 Pro is a robot vacuum with a little bit of difference as it includes a water tank attachment which can drag a damp cloth over your hard floors for extra cleaning. This robot vacuum has an app so that you can schedule it for cleaning and so you can set it up for voice control with Alexa.
The Deebot can clean on all floors but it’s better on thin carpet and hardwood floors. It cleans in a random pattern when it automatically cleans but you have the option of edge clean and spot clean and if you have specific dirty spots you can engage the max power function for extra suction.
It comes with 2 spinning side brushes and a rotary brush underneath for normal cleaning and a mop attachment which can hold some water to keep the cloth damp while you clean over your hardwood floors, this is also removable. It has anti-collision and drop sensors so it can avoid obstacles and not fall down stairs or steps. It can run for up to 110 minutes on one charge and will automatically return to the dock for re-charge although it can’t return to clean where it finished. This is a cheaper option but worth checking out.
If you want the best Alexa vacuum that you can send to clean with a voice command and you have an Amazon device that you can link it to then you can do that with all 10 of these robot vacuums. There are a good variety offering different capabilities at different prices but they will all work with Alexa. If you are looking for a cheaper all rounder then we suggest the Roomba 690 which can handle all floor types and can deal with pet hair.