UPDATE: Nov. 4, 2021 11 a.m. EDT The newest set of Roombas as well as the cheapest Roomba are both on sale at record low prices.
We’ve tracked down the best deals on Roombas ahead of Black Friday. These robot vacuums have the best discounts as of Nov. 4:
The iRobot Roomba 694 is the rare Roomba pick to fall under $200, complete with app and voice control compatibility — $179.99
The self-emptying iRobot Roomba j7+ just came out in Sept. 2021 and doesn’t eat cords — $699
Whether your cleaning complaints are about having to vacuum at all or just about the clumsy robot vac you currently own, Black Friday is a great time to upgrade to a Roomba.
Amid our speculation in October about possible sales on the newest Roombas, we were greeted with juicy discounts on both the j7 and j7+ in the early days of November. If iRobot is going this hard with recent releases weeks ahead of Black Friday, we’re excited to see how just how affordable older self-emptying models may get closer to the big day.
If you need that automated cleaning before gathering with guests for the holiday, there are a few ways to snag a deal early. A few Roombas are currently discounted (including the i3 at its Black Friday price from last year), and there’s also a pretty big list of live robot vacuum deals from brands like Roborock and Ecovacs.
Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon have been running early Black Friday deals since October. All three big retailers have dropped rather unexpected Roomba deals since then (most of which disappear within a week), so keep tabs on this page as deals from iRobot come and go.
Why we like it
How often does a non-discontinued Roomba drop under $180? The 694 is iRobot’s baseline model, offering a standard clean that you can trust to keep floors tidy on a daily basis. Hard floors are a breeze and carpets are tackled efficiently with Roomba’s loosen-then-lift strategy. Schedule cleanings and get custom cleaning suggestions in the iRobot app.
Why we like it:
The new kid in town is the Roomba j7+. Just released in Sept. 2021, the j7+ is 18% off (baby’s first discount) weeks ahead of Black Friday. The glow-up consists of Genius Technology and PrecisionVision Navigation to avoid obstacles that were previously problem-causers, like pet waste and cords. The j7+ also self-empties.