If you select the Eco mode, the device will be able to clean big spaces with a minimal level of noise and energy waste. There is also a Turbo mode available that's suitable for cleaning the dirtiest surfaces.
Shiny surfaces and black floors might cause navigation issues.
This robotic vacuum is one of the best for households with pets. Its Spiral Combo brush can capture all fur and hairs from any surfaces and its unique D-shape allows cleaning the corners with extra efficiency.
Cutting-edge technology, Strong suction, Spiral combo brush, Side brush
Wi-Fi connected, Works with Amazon Alexa, Echo, Google Home, Neato Chatbot for Facebook, Drop sensors, Wall-following sensors, Recharges automatically
Clean and schedule anytime from anywhere with the Neato App
Auto mode, Edge mode, Spot mode
430 sq. m.
Ultra Performance filter
Ultimate pet brush, 2 x filters, Cleaning tool, Side brush
When fully charged, the device can work up to 140 minutes. This time should be enough to clean big houses with an area of about 180-200 sq. m.
The dust bin capacity is not that great.
The iLife A4s will tidy up your house without any effort on your side. It has a stylish design and ensures efficient cleaning of dirt and pet hair from surfaces of any kind. It is fitted with a number of sensors that allow the robot to move around safely.
The Gen 3 CyclonePower cleaning system, 1000 Pa Suction Power
Upgraded tangle-free sensors, Cliff sensors, Automatically docks and recharges
Scheduled for daily clean-ups
Spot mode, Edge mode, Random mode
~ 180-200 sq. m.
Remote control, Charging dock, AC power adapter, Cleaning tool, Extra set of high-performance filters, Extra set of side brushes
The UniBody filter has been redesigned a bit to become more efficient and provide a longer life to the whole device as a result. Also, 0.6-litre dustbin now has a wider tunnel with an inclined filter.
The main brush is hard to clean from debris.
The Eufy RoboVac 15c Max is a decent robot to perform basic cleaning in your house. It's powerful, not noisy, and has an app that is easy to use. It's a mid-range Wi-Fi vacuum cleaner that can give premium vacuums a run for their money.
З-point cleaning system consisting of a suction inlet, Rolling-brush, Side-brush, BcostlQ™ technology, 2000 Pa Suction Power
Wi-Fi connected, Works with Amazon Alexa, EufyHome app and the Google Assistant, 10 anti-collision infrared sensors, Drop-sensing technology, Recharges automatically
Clean and schedule anytime from anywhere with the EufyHome App
Auto mode, Edge mode, Spot mode, Random mode
~ 150 sq. m.
The redesigned unibody filter
Remote control (2 AAA batteries included), Charging base, AC power adapter, Cleaning tool, Extra set of unibody washable filter, 4 side brushes, 5 cable ties
The edge-sweeping brush is positioned at a 27-degree angle. It helps the brush sweep debris away from edges and corners. The auto-adjust cleaning head automatically adapts to the height of the head. The Dirt Detect technology won't miss a single piece of debris.
Doesn't cope well with wires and cables.
The Robot Roomba 671 is almost too precise for a robot vacuum cleaner. It does a really thorough cleaning job. On top of everything else, we liked the iRobot HOME app, mostly for the reports and its ability to visualise the cleaning process.
Patented 3-stage cleaning system uses dual multi-surface brushes, A specially designed edge-sweeping brush, A strong vacuum suction
Wi-Fi connected, Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, iAdapt Navigation, Cliff Detect sensors, Auto-adjust cleaning head, Auto return to the Home Base® charging station
Clean and schedule anytime from anywhere with the iRobot HOME App
The Dirt Detect technology cleverly detects dirt and grime for more thorough cleaning
~ 100 sq. m.
Up to 60 minutes
Home Base® charging station, Line cord, Owner's guide and documentation package
The robot vacuum is fitted with a rubber surface suction port. Thanks to that, the cleaning brush slides tightly on the floor and removes dirt and debris in one stroke. There is also a double-sided brush that cleans the baseboard line extra thoroughly.
It may take the vac rather long to find a charging station.
The Bagotte BG600 is a simple robot vac for cleaning cat and dog hair. Thanks to the small height, it can easily move under beds, sofas and armchairs while the sensors are protecting it from falling and bumping into stuff.
1500 Pa Suction Power, Maximum Suction Adjustment, Rubber surface suction port and double-sided brush
IR sensor, Anti-drop technology, Anti-collision technology, Auto self-recharge
Scheduled for daily clean-ups
Auto-cleaning, Spot cleaning, Max power cleaning, Edge cleaning, Single room cleaning
~ 140 sq. m.
High-Performance Filter and Foam Filter
2 x replacement side brushes, 1 x additional filter, 1 x IR remote control (+ batteries), Magnetic stripes, Charging dock, UK wall plug
Neato Robotics D750
For Big Households
With the Neato Robotics Robotic Vacuum, you won’t have to put much effort into cleaning your house. This functional device will gently clean your floors from dust, dirt, and pet hair.
The first thing we want to bring to your attention is that this device is suitable for cleaning pretty large houses. It can tackle spaces up to 430 sq. m. The battery life of this model is about 2 hours on a full charge, which should be enough for cleaning huge rooms. When the battery charge gets low, the robot vac will automatically recharge itself.
As for the dust bin capacity, it can fit about 0.7 litres of litter. This makes it slightly bigger compared to its counterparts and allows you to empty the bin less often.
This robot vacuum comes with an ultimate pet brush that can effectively pick up fur and hair. The device also features a side brush. Thanks to that and to the smart D-shape of the vacuum, it will clean the corners much more effectively compared to average round vacuums.
The other important thing about any vacuum cleaner is the filtration system. This model is fitted with an Ultra Performance filter. It already comes with a filter installed in the vac and 2 extra ones are included in the set.
Easy to Control
This model offers 2 different modes for the most effective cleaning. When working on Eco mode, the appliance will be able to clean a bigger territory whilst using less battery charge. However, it won’t clean too thoroughly. If you have dried dirt, you can set the Turbo mode. It increases the suction power and effectively removes this type of mess.
Like many robot vacuums, this model comes with a number of sensors that allow it to follow precise cleaning patterns. The device comes with 3 preset cleaning patterns including Auto mode, Edge mode, and Spot mode. The first setting is suitable for cleaning big spaces like the centre of the room. The second one will carefully clean the edges. The last mode will precisely clean a particular area.
The device is also very convenient in use. It's got simple controls that are placed on the top of the unit. What is more, you can control the device with your phone by installing the Neato app. The vac has Wi-Fi connectivity and is compatible with various voice assistants. Hence, you can programme it to start cleaning from any place and at any time.
To sum up, the Neato Robotics Robotic Vacuum is one of the best options for those who have pets and want to keep their floors and carpets clean from fur and hair. It won’t miss any spot thanks to the advanced navigation system and can precisely clean corners.
Strong Suction Power
If you seek a pet-friendly robotic vacuum that can clean your house from hair and dust, we advise taking a closer look at the iLife A4s Robotic Vacuum Cleaner. Such a device will let you forget about the tiring and boring cleaning process.
First of all, the model boasts a functional motor with a suction power of 1000 Pa. The Gen 3 CyclonPower cleaning system ensures that this robot vac will effectively tidy up your house. It can adjust to any type of floor (from hard tiles to soft carpets) and remove dust, dry dirt, and pet hair.
One of the best things about having such a vacuum is that it will always keep your house clean with minimal effort on your side. You don’t have to set it up manually since there is a scheduling function available. You can select the time of daily clean-ups, and the robot will deal with all the dirt even when you are not at home. The vac can’t be controlled with your smartphone via an app, but the set includes a remote control that allows you to adjust the appliance from a distance.
This advanced robotic vacuum comes completed with a number of sensors. The upgraded tangle-free sensors prevent it from bumping into objects and pets. Also, if your house has a few floors, you don’t have to worry that your vac may fall off stairs thanks to the cliff sensors.
Long Battery Life
Thanks to the aforementioned sensors, the robot vac is able to build a precise map of the room. There are 3 pattern modes available: Spot mode, Edge mode, Random mode. You can choose the most suitable one depending on where you want it to clean.
The dust bin capacity could be a little bigger (it is only 0.45 litres) but we wouldn’t consider it a major problem since emptying it is very easy. As for the battery capacity, that's where the iLife A4s Robotic Vacuum Cleaner: it's big enough for the vac to work continuously for up to 140 minutes (that's the longest runtime compared to other models) and thoroughly clean any part of the house with the dimensions of 180-200 sq. m. When the battery is low on charge, the robot automatically returns to the dock and recharges.
This vacuum comes with a high-performance filter that helps purify the air from dust, harmful germs, and other microbes. You also get one extra set of filters. Apart from that, the package also includes a set of side brushes.
Lastly, unlike most of its counterparts, this model comes with a prolonged 2-year warranty from the manufacturer.
In a few words, with the iLife A4s Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, the cleaning process will become a breeze. It will make your house squeaky-clean if you have messy pet friends that shed hair a few times a year.
Eufy [BoostIQ] RoboVac 15C MAX
Entry-Level Smart Bot
With regard to the Eufy’s assortment of robotic vacuums, the RoboVac 15C Max is obviously not the most evolutionary one. It doesn’t boast innovations nor does it bring anything new to the table, yet it doesn't cost a fortune which makes it a good option for those looking for a budget-friendly bot.
The RoboVac 15C Ma is a Wi-Fi enabled model which means it can be controlled via your phone, smart speaker or any other device. It also comes with a remote control so you can operate it at a distance. What's handy is that the 15C Max comes supplied with batteries allowing you to start cleaning almost right after delivery. However, you will need to download the EufyHome app (macOS and Windows versions available) to establish Wi-Fi connection for navigation control. Easy to set up, the app provides access to many useful functions such as mode selection, scheduling session, and much more.
Speaking of the cleaning modes to choose from, there are four of them. In Auto mode, the robot cleans the whole house in a random fashion until its battery runs low. In Single-room mode, it performs a swift cleaning. Spot mode is for the spots with extremely stubborn dirt, while the Edge mode is for hoovering along the walls. Importantly, you can additionally adjust the suction power in either Auto or Room mode.
The robot is fitted with more than 10 sensors that make it manoeuvrable enough to avoid obstacles in its path and detect walls. Though, take note that the 15C Max doesn’t work with boundary strips.
As for the ability to schedule cleaning sessions, you can program the vac 7 days ahead using the smartphone app.
The key benefits of the 15C Max bot include an increased suction power, which equals 2000 Pa max. Another enhancement is the UniBody filter that has been redesigned a bit to become more efficient and provide a longer life to the whole device as a result. A 0.6-litre dustbin has undergone some improvements as well - now it has a wider tunnel with an inclined filter.
When it comes to aesthetics, the 15C Max looks the same as its peers. It has a tempered glass cover and is slim enough to go under the furniture with 7.5cm elevation from the floor or higher.
Overall, the Eufy RoboVac 15c Max is a decent robot to perform basic cleaning in your house. It's powerful, not noisy, and has an app that is easy to use. It's a mid-range Wi-Fi vacuum cleaner that can give premium vacuums a run for their money.
iRobot Roomba 671
Precise and Thorough
The iRobot Roomba 671 is a pretty well-rounded product. But we believe that the model owes most of its success to its precision. After all, robot vacuums are still considered to be more of a complementary piece to your regular vacuum as they simply aren't as good at cleaning. The technology has come a long way but a human being with a vacuum cleaner still beats an automatic vacuum any day of the week. And while we can't say that the model in question will be able to change this paradigm, it comes pretty darn close.
First, there's the Dirt Detect technology, a technology that, as you would infer from the name, excels at detecting dirt and grime, so you get a much more thorough cleaning job.
Of course, it's one thing to detect the dirt and the grime, but dealing with it is a whole different animal. That is where the company's very own 3-stage cleaning system comes in. It incorporates a dual multi-surface cleaning brush, an edge-sweeping brush, and vacuum suction. The system essentially attacks everything in its way, from some of the smaller particles to large debris. It works equally well with carpets and hard floors.
The iRobot Roomba 671 incorporates a full suite of intelligent sensors. These sensors guide the vacuum around and under your furniture. With their help, the Roomba 671 cleans your floors without getting stuck between the furniture.
All of the Sensors
The robot vacuum's sensors are its bread and butter. On top of everything we've mentioned above, there's also the auto-adjust cleaning head. The feature allows the said cleaning head to automatically adapt its height. It may not sound like much but the function makes the model much more effective at cleaning carpets.
The cliff sensors aren't too shabby either. They help the device avoid stairs and other potential drop-off areas, so you won't have to worry about your vacuum cleaner's safety.
The only issue we have with it, and we don't quite know whether it is the sensors or the construction, but the model isn't particularly great at dealing with wires and cables. It's not a huge issue but you might want to hide some of them to prevent the robot from getting stuck.
It isn't a game changer by any stretch of the imagination but we would still like to point out the convenient built-in handle of this device. It's a small thing but it really helps you pick the robot vacuum up and carry it around the house. It is very handy considering that the unit is a bit heavy and it might be hard to lift it up.
Other than that, just like the majority of its peers, the model is Wi-Fi connected and can be operated via Alexa or Google Assistant.
In short, the iRobot Roomba 671 is almost too precise for a robot vacuum cleaner. It does a really thorough job. On top of everything else, we liked the iRobot HOME app, mostly for the reports and its ability to visualise the cleaning process.
Reaches Every Corner
If you are an owner of a furry cat or dog, you probably face the problem of hair cleaning on a frequent basis. When average hoovers get clogged and can’t deal with a pet mess, the Bagotte BG600 Robot Vacuum Cleaner for Pet Hair will come to the rescue.
This device boasts quite decent max suction power of 1500 Pa and can easily reach all the corners of your house since this automatic vacuum is fitted with a special rubber surface suction port. Thanks to that, the cleaning brush slides tightly on the floor and removes dirt and debris in one stroke. There is also a double-sided brush that cleans the baseboard line extra thoroughly. It suits for vacuuming all kinds of surfaces (hard floors and carpets). The device is also very slim. With the height of only 6.8 cm, it will easily fit under beds, sofas and armchairs.
The other thing we really like about this product is that it comes with multiple cleaning modes. You can select between auto-cleaning, spot cleaning, max power cleaning, edge cleaning and a single room cleaning. To select the desired mode, use the IR remote control that comes in the set. You can also schedule daily clean-ups, so you won’t have to turn the device on manually.
Like most of the modern robot vacuum cleaners, this model is fitted with different sensors that protect the device (IR sensor, Anti-drop technology, Anti-collision technology). There are also magnetic stripes included in the set. You can put them in front of the stairs of fragile pieces of furniture to keep the cleaner and your stuff safe.
As for the time of cleaning performance, the device can work for 100 minutes and then it will automatically return to the charging station, but some users point out that sometimes it struggles to find the dock quickly. The time of one full charge should be enough to clean the room of about 140 square meters. The capacity of the bit is not small as well, about 550 ml.
As for the air purification, this model is fitted with average filters: High-Performance Filter and Foam Filter. You also get 1 additional filter in the set.
And last but not least, we would like to point out that this model is very quiet. With the noise level of only 40 dB, this vac can clean your house even in the nighttime and it won’t bother you in your sleep.
In comnclusion, the Bagotte BG600 Robot Vacuum Cleaner for dog and cat hair is a good appliance for big and average houses. Completed in a slim minimalistic body with well-thought-out brushes, it will reach every corner of your house.
What Is a Robot Vacuum for Pet Hair?
If you're a pet owner, you know for sure that the hair of your furry pet is just everywhere, especially during those hot summer months. And if you're sick and tired of constant cleanups, buying a robot vacuum for pet hair can be an amazing solution. The advantage to a robot vac is that, once you program it for daily cleanups, it will do the rest for you, cleaning your floors of pet hair, dander, dust, dist, as well as allergens that linger in the air. Top-shelf robot vacs are designed so that they can easily travel around rooms, climb over thresholds and carpets, and bypass obstacles. This means you no longer will need to clean pet messes by hands - a robot vacuum will do the job for you, allowing you to spend more time with your little four-legged companion.
Since the market offers plenty a choice, we've narrowed down this review to only the best five robot vacuums for pet hair. Hopefully, you'll find our tips and guides useful and make the right choice.
Those who are still wavering whether to opt for a robot vacuum or consider some cheaper solutions might be interested in our review of handheld vacuums. These are also used for collecting pet hair but come at a much lower price tag.
What Features to Compare
First and foremost, you need to pay attention to the intelligence of a robot vac. By this, we mean the navigation technology and cleaning pattern. The smarter the vac is, the more effective the cleaning pattern will be. Manufacturers do their best to supply their vacs with smart features and attachments. For instance, most of the high-end vacuums come with bumpers featuring infrared sensors that prevent them from falling down the stairs or collisions, thereby protecting your furniture from any damage. Also, most of them are able to detect the dirtiest spots in your home and clean them more efficiently.
With regard to cleaning patterns, vacuum cleaners from a lower price range usually offer two standard patterns: "Along the wall" and "Chaotic". Speaking of more expensive models, those can have 10 patterns and more and will move in a zigzag or spiral pattern as well. Some of the smartest vacuum cleaners will create a map of your house and learn where the furniture is - this allows them greater flexibility and significantly speeds up the cleaning process.
Like their full-on handheld counterparts, these vacs can be adjusted to the type of floor they’re cleaning. The suction power can be changed when the device works on a carpet or on any kind of hard floor. Some vacuums adapt automatically, and some simple models should be adjusted manually. The robotic vacuum cleaners may also feature a spot mode, which allows them to concentrate on a particular area and clean it more thoroughly.
Every robot vac has a recommended cleaning area according to its operation time per a single charge. The battery type and the charging time are the main features that determine the runtime. The higher the battery capacity is, the larger the area the item can vacuum. The majority of robots can return to their charging bases once the battery is low.
Considering that the word “robotic” is in the title, the controls of such a vac shouldn’t be a pain in the neck for you. Most of the models feature an automatic mode, that’s why all you have to do is press the button on your device, remote or even phone, if your model comes with a corresponding app. More high-end vacs are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can control the unit simply with your voice. Some of the robotic vacuums can also be programmed to clean on schedule, which will help to keep your house clean even when you are at work.
Finally, pay attention to the extra features a robotic vac offers. Today, you can find models with a mopping function for wet cleaning. Once you attach the mop, the vac will get rid of even the trickiest stains on floors. Furthermore, some models are equipped with UV lamps for complete disinfection. They can sanitize the surfaces by killing bacteria, germs, and allergens. Both these features are extremely useful for pet owners, as pet hair is one of the most common triggers of indoor allergies. Many top robotic vacs also boast advanced HEPA-filtration systems that allow them to trap even the smallest dust particles and allergens consequently. So, if you want to live in a healthy environment, make sure the model you choose includes some of these useful extras.
Did you know?
For all the owners who are looking for a robot vacuum for pet hair, we selected some interesting facts about our small furry friends and their life all around the globe.
The Highest Rate of Pet Ownership
According to the Guinness World Records, Australia is the country with the highest rate of pet ownership. More than 60% of families there have at least one pet, typically a cat or dog. 83% of Australian people have owned a pet within their whole life. And 20% of Australian pet owners have insurance for their four-legged friends.
Yet, according to the newest online surveys, pet ownership is currently the highest in Latin America where 80% of the population owns a pet. In the US, around 70 % of households have a pet.
Asian countries have the smallest percentage of pets living with people.
Dogs or Cats?
A third of the population across the world has reported having a dog compared to 23% as cat owners. Dogs are the most popular pet in Argentina, while cats are the most widespread in Russia. Romania has the most balanced cat/dog ratio with 45% of households with dogs and 45% owning cats.
The people in the UK spend more than 4 billion British pounds annually on their lovely pets. And more than a half of cat and dog owners would consider paying more for their pet's healthcare than for their own one. It's simply no wonder that 95% of Brits claim that they consider their favourite pet as a part of their family.
The Most Pet-friendly Countries
France is the country of dog lovers and you can see dogs just anywhere there. Dogs are even welcome in shops, cafés, bars, and markets.
Aussies also have lots of places where dogs are welcome, including beautiful beaches and parks. The exceptions are national parks. Dogs are also allowed in public transport if the transportation rules are strictly followed.
Another country with lots of animal lovers is England. You are allowed to take your pets to the underground, parks, and some museums. Dogs just should be kept on their leashes.
Austria is a leading country in stopping animal cruelty. There is a ban on selling cats and dogs at pet stores as well as some guidelines against training methods that involve force.
Hungary also wants the best for their animals and requires that dogs should necessarily get a minimum required amount of exercise daily. Also, pets there are microchipped and should undergo frequent medical checkups. Pets are welcome at restaurants in Hungary.
The Netherlands is one more country where you can freely take your pet with you to shops, restaurants, and cafés.
All pet owners in Switzerland are required to get pet insurance, and there are also some rules preventing cruelty to dogs during training. Moreover, Swiss airlines allows people to take small dogs in the aircraft cabin.
Canadian people love pets as much as we do but unlike European countries, it's not permitted to take pets to restaurants in Canada. Yet, our neighbours have numerous spas for dogs and full-service pet daycares.