No one enjoys household chores; our disdain for sweeping and vacuuming is right there in the word “chore.” And while robot vacuums haven’t completely eliminated the drudgery of keeping our floors clean, they can do an awful lot of the work for us. And as anyone who has ever owned a robot vacuum can tell you, it’s incredibly liberating to leave robots in charge of mundane household cleaning. If you’ve decided it’s finally time to experience this for yourself, you’re in luck: Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals mean that it is a particularly good time to buy a Roomba or similar robot vacuum.
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While there was a time when Roomba was almost the only robot vacuum game in town, these days Roombas from iRobot aren’t the only robot vacuums you can buy. Nor are they the cheapest. In the last few years, an army of competitors from companies like Eufy, Ecovacs, Shark, Roborock and Neabot, to name a few, have started to offer similar robots, often at a lower cost.
Nonetheless, iRobot’s many Roomba models are still super popular. Not only did Roomba essentially invent the modern robot vacuum, but online reviews show that they are reliable and dependable—essential for a workhorse you might put to use every single day. And Roomba keeps innovating. iRobot was the first company to introduce a robot vacuum capable of emptying its own waste, and now sells several such models, like the Roomba i3+ and Roomba s9+. These days, many companies offer similar features—look no further than the Shark IQ RV1001AE, now on sale for just $320. But those cheaper models probably wouldn’t exist without the first self-emptying Roombas.
No matter which Roomba model you are interested in, from a modestly priced bare-bones vacuum like the $199 Roomba 614 to a full-featured self-emptying model like the Roomba s9+, there are some great Black Friday deals in play right now at a slew of retailers. We’ve rounded up the best of the best, and be sure to keep an eye on this article, because we’ll keep it updated with Roomba deals as they happen.
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Black Friday Roomba Deals: Roomba 614
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The Roomba 614 is one of the most affordable Roomba models, yet it’s still a very capable robot cleaner. It can navigate both hardwood floors and carpet with a three-stage cleaning system designed to loosen and lift dirt that would otherwise not get sucked into the vacuum. It also has a suite of sensors to detect dirt and intelligently switch to a more thorough cleaning mode. When it’s done, it finds its way home to the charging dock automatically, with about 90 minutes of runtime between charges.
This is an excellent “starter” robot vacuum, but keep in mind that it lacks features you’ll find in higher priced models. The Roomba 614 doesn’t include Wi-Fi, so you can’t schedule it or control it from a mobile app, and you can’t set up virtual walls to block it from going in certain rooms.
Black Friday Roomba Deals: Roomba 670
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a robot vacuum. iRobot has a few entry-level models that clean effectively, but lack a lot of the extra high-tech capabilities. Case in point: The Roomba 670, which is hard to beat at $170, yet still offers connectivity to your smartphone via Wi-Fi, automatic return to dock for self charging, and voice control with Google Home. It can handle rugs and hardwood floors, too.
Black Friday Roomba Deals: Roomba 675
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Here’s a healthy discount on one of iRobot’s least expensive vacuums with Wi-Fi, which means you can inexpensively get a model that can be scheduled, voice controlled via Alexa and Google Assistant, and is compatible with optional virtual barriers you can use to no up no-clean zones. The Roomba 675 features iRobot’s three-stage cleaning system and can adaptively navigate around your house, moving around obstacles it encounters on its 90-minute battery life.
Black Friday Roomba Deals: Roomba 960
The Roomba 960 is able to clean your entire home thanks to its ability to return the dock and recharge, then resume the job until it’s done. It has five times the suction power of a standard robot vacuum and it can be scheduled and controlled via you smartphone thanks to its integrated Wi-Fi.
Black Friday Roomba Deals: Roomba i3+
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One of the biggest innovations in years has been self-emptying dustbins, but the first new vacuums to include that feature cost four figures. The Roomba i3+ empties itself for a much more affordable $600, and Black Friday sales make that price tag even more attractive. Already, you can save $50, but better deals are likely to come. This model can take care of itself for as long as two months of regular vacuuming before you need to replace the bag, and includes a Reactive Sensor that’s better at knowing when it can’t reach a certain spot, so it gets stuck less often.
If you want the capabilities of the Roomba i3 without the self-emptying dock, then you can get the i3 on its own. Like the i3+, it’s Wi-Fi-enabled for Alexa support and mobile app control. It is also powerful enough to deal with pet hair, rated at 10x the power of a standard Roomba.
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Black Friday Roomba Deals: Roomba i7+
The Roomba i7+ is slightly reduced in price, which is good news if you want a one of iRobot’s top self-emptying models; only the s9+ has more features. One of the best features the i7+ offers is the ability to go directly to specific rooms for spot cleaning, so you can tell Alexa or Google Assistant to clean the kitchen, and Roomba goes directly there, cleans up, and returns to empty itself in its home base. It’s also better than most robots about not getting stuck, and you can use the mobile app to create custom cleaning zones and keep-out zones.
Black Friday Roomba Deals: Roomba s9+
Ordinarily the most expensive robot vacuum around, the Roomba s9+, iRobot’s top-of-the-line model — is discounted by 23%. Even considering the sale, the s9+ will have a considerable impact on your wallet, but it’s a powerful and capable vacuum for the price. It has more power than any other Roomba— iRobot claims it has 40X the suction of its base models. It also has a unique shape that helps it clean corners better than most other robot vacuums.
That’s in addition to all the other premium Roomba features: Wi-Fi lets you control it via the mobile app or by voice with Google Assistant or Alexa. The vacuum maps your entire house and you can mark clean zones and keep-out zones. And you can send the s9+ directly to specific rooms or locations for spot cleaning.
Black Friday Roomba Deals: Braava 380t
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The Braava 380t can sweep or mop your floors in much the same way as Roomba vacuums. It is designed for hardwood, tile and stone, and can go under and around furniture just like Roomba, and it can automatically avoid rugs. The 380t contains a quarter-gallon tank for mopping and operates virtually silently, which may be a welcome relief if you also have a Roomba rolling around your houses as well.
The Braava Jet 245 is a dedicated robot mop with a vibrating cleaning head, the ability to mop either wet or damp, and with dry sweeping modes. Wi-Fi enabled, it can be optionally controlled via iRobot’s mobile app. And unlike most robot mops that only work with water, the Braava Jet 245 can use iRobot’s scented custom cleaning solution.
More Black Friday Robot Vacuum Deals
Interested in checking out other brands? Plenty of other makes and models are also on sale for Black Friday. See below for current deals on robot vacuums from iRobot Roomba’s biggest competitors.
When is Black Friday?
Right now! By tradition, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving. But every major brand and retailer got a head start on the sale this year, some starting as early as the start of November. All the major stores have been conducting online and in-store sale events all throughout the month, and you can get great deals on Roombas and other robot vacuums right now. But keep in mind that the sales will wind down over the weekend, with one last burst on Monday, Nov. 30—Cyber Monday.
Should I want till Cyber Monday to buy electronics?
No! There’s no advantage to waiting for the Monday after Black Friday, the so-called Cyber Monday sale on Nov. 30. While there will still be sales, they generally won’t be as good as what you can get anytime between now and Black Friday itself. Plus, you run the risk of the model you want being sold out. The word this year is to buy as soon as you see the item you want at a good price.