Amazon slashes price of robot vacuum cleaners for Big Deal Day
An entry-level Roomba device is £199 and reviewers said it 'saves a lot of time' and 'helps keep on top of the house work'
The future is already here in the form of robots giving us a helping hand around the house. The automatic vacuum cleaners use sensors and motors to navigate around homes - and there are some special deals on them for Amazon Prime Big Deal Day.
There are a range of offers on iRobot Roomba devices across the event for Prime members, including the entry level Roomba Combo - which has 43% off and is £199, down from £349. Makers say the Wi-Fi-connected robot vacuums and mops in a single pass and it also works with Alexa.
Reviewers said it "saves a lot of time" and "helps keep on top of the house work". Steve Robinson said: "Brilliant machine, we love him so much we’ve named him, Rupert has settled in well!"
James Kington said: "Without a doubt this is the best purchase of my life. It saves time, is super efficient and has helped us keep on top of the house work. It does a great surface level clean, although you do need to get into the corners yourself. Doesn't take away the need for a vac, but it saves time and effort, which is a massive bonus in my eyes."
However Matt Hinchliff was less impressed, calling his "not the sharpest crayon in the box". He said: "I thought roombas were supposed to learn a room layout so they didn’t drive full throttle into a wall, or repeatedly clean the same small patch of floor, before going back to its base unit and declaring the job done, which it’s not."
Other Roomba offers for Big Deal Day include the Roomba Combo j7 Robot Vacuum and Mop, which has 25% off and is £599, down from £799. iRobot says it has a "fully retractable mop pad" that lifts itself to the top of the robot when it encounters carpet and rugs.
The Roomba j7+ is £579,99, down from £899.99. iRobot says this model is one of its smartest and can detect obstacles like pet waste, chargers, and socks.
And the flagship Roomba s9+ has 45% off, taking it from £1,229 to £681.95 for Big Deal Day. Makers say it captures dust and particles even in tricky corners.
Alternatives include the eufy Robovac G30 Hybrid Cordless Robot Vacuum Cleaner, which is £349 at Argos. It also has the Samsung Jet Bot Cordless Robot Vacuum Cleaner for £500. The range at John Lewis includes the Miele RX3 Scout Home Robot Vacuum Cleaner, which is £899.
As well as getting shoppers exclusive access to this week's Big Deal Days sale prices, there's a host of advantages to Amazon Prime membership including next day delivery, free Deliveroo, music and books and Prime Video. Usually £8.99 a month, you can now get a 30 day free trial to get access to all this week's sale deals.