When iRobot introduced its first Roomba in the early 2000’s, it was a smashing success — who wouldn’t want a little robot buddy to vacuum up your messes for you? The Roomba has continued to dominate the robotic vacuum market for almost 20 years, but they’re no longer the only option. ECOVACS has two stellar models, the Slim2 and DR96, that are excellent alternatives.
The Slim2 is a budget-friendly vacuum that has the lowest height on the market, so it can clean under low-profile furniture with ease. It’s built for hardwood floors, so you can kiss your broom and dustpan goodbye, and anti-drop, anti-collision technology keep your new vacuum scooting instead of stopping.
The DEEBOT DR96 model is like the Slim2 on steroids: its charging station comes with a handheld canister vacuums for pesky spots that robot vacuums can’t reach, and SMART NAVI technology scans and maps the environment for the most effective vacuuming route. The DR96 can also talk and keep you updated on its progress, so you’ll know exactly where it is on its path to a pet hair-free household.