If you have kids, , or even long hair, is easily your least-favorite chore. Garbage duty arguably beats out lugging a heavy canister around and crouching to get fur balls and moldy Cheerios out from under the couch.
That's why a sale on robotic vacuums is a little like Christmas in July (or August, in this case). Amazon offered $150 off the as one of its this morning and the machine that normally costs $500 sold out within hours. Luckily our Good Housekeeping editors did a little digging and uncovered another hidden bargain: The , which normally goes for $375, is also heavily discounted to just $297.
The is wifi-enabled, meaning it can connect with your phone, , or . Just use the iRobot HOME app to control when and where you want your magical housekeeping assistant to clean while you put your feet up. The low-profile design easily fits under your furniture and dirt-detecting sensors direct the Roomba to concentrate on high-traffic areas. Multi-surface brushes work on both hardwood floors and carpets, sweeping away debris trapped along walls.
When the tested an older model of the a few years back, it performed the best in our robotic vacuum test, picking up 95% of the soil from the floors across two "rooms" with furniture. Testers also loved that the easy initial setup and intuitive everyday controls made programming the Roomba a breeze.
The core difference between the and is suction power, but since this lower-cost option still has the same cleaning system and wifi connectivity, it could be a smart way to go if you're looking to save an extra $200.
Act fast, though. There's no telling how long this deal will last — and you might regret it the next time you spill an entire box of cereal on the floor.