Robot vacuum cleaners are becoming increasingly popular, and there are more models to choose from than ever before. The Neato lineup includes a bot for every budget and personality. You’ll find basic vacuums as well as more powerful ones specifically designed to target households with pets and allergens.
Even each model is slightly different, they all share similar features. For example, they have the same D-shaped design for getting into corners and sneaking under lower pieces of furniture and other obstacles without getting stuck. Another hallmark feature of Neato vacuum cleaners is their practical and reliable cleaning pattern. Instead of zigzagging all over the place, your Neato will methodically plan out its route before it starts to clean.
1. Neato Botvac Connected
An increasing number of smart and home devices feature WiFi connectivity, and the Neato Botvac Connected is no exception. Just connect it to your home network then use the Neato app to control cleanings, set a schedule, spot clean, and more. The Neato Botvac Connected is the priciest in the Neato lineup, but it also has the most to offer. For example, it can clean up to 5,000 square feet in a cycle, which is 500 feet more than the Botvac D5 Connected. It’s also the only Neato that can provide a cleaning summary and coverage map. Unlike the other bots, this one can also be manually driven with the remote for more precise cleaning. Other features include a high capacity Lithium-ion battery, ultra performance filter, boundary markers, and eco/turbo cleaning modes. This bot is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Neato Chatbot.
Price: $594.99 (26 percent off MSRP)
- Cleans up to 5,000 square feet per cycle
- Can provide a coverage map and cleaning summary
- Has a high performance filter
- Can occasionally lose WiFi connection
- Lacks a second pass cleaning option for dirtier areas
2. Neato Botvac D5 Connected
The Neato Botvac D5 Connected is the mid-range option in the Neato robot vacuum cleaner lineup. If you’re looking for a bit more in terms of power and performance compared to the base Neato Botvac D3 Connected, yet can sacrifice a few features offered on the higher end Neato Botvac Connected, this vac could be a solid choice. As with the Botvac Connected, this model also has an ultra performance filter for pets and allergens and a high capacity Lithium-ion battery. It can clean up to 4,500 square feet per cycle. A handy Find Me feature lets you track down the Neato if it becomes lost during cleaning. This one also has WiFi connectivity and is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Neato Chatbot.
Price: $499.00 (17 percent off MSRP)
- Mid-range Neato
- Ultra performance filter
- Cleans up to 4,500 square feet per charge
- Occasionally drops WiFi signal
- Laser cover can get stuck on lower pieces of furniture
- App could be better
3. Neato Botvac D3 Connected
The Neato Botvac D3 Connected is the entry-level model in the Neato Connected series. It covers all the basics, such as multi-room navigation, laser mapping and navigation, self-charging along with auto charge and resume. It also has WiFi connectivity and is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Neato Chatbot. This vac comes with a combo brush and a standard filter, making it a solid choice for basic cleaning needs. Expect it to clean up to 1,800 square feet per charge. A standard Lithium-ion battery generates roughly 60 minutes of run time per clean.
Price: $349.99 (12 percent off MSRP)
- Most affordable in the Neato Connected series
- Ultra-strong suction
- Easy to schedule cleanings
- Subpar battery life
- WiFi connectivity could be better
- Occasionally gets stuck
4. Neato Botvac D80
While you can use any Neato to help pick up after your pets, the Neato Botvac D80 is specifically designed for the task. For example, it features a combination brush plus a spiral blade brush to get into tricky corners and other tight spaces where pet fur, dander, and dust can collect. It also comes with a high performance filter and can clean up to 3,000 square feet per charge. Laser mapping and navigation helps guide this robot vacuum cleaner around the room.
Price: $404.99 (7 percent off MSRP)
- Designed to pick up after pets
- Comes with a high performance filter
- Can clean up to 3,000 square feet per charge
- Can struggle to find its home base
- Subpar battery life
- Periodically gets stuck
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