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A robotic vacuum cleaner is a huge time saver.
Cleaning your floor with minimal help from you, they find their way around with sensors and cameras.
They are usually smart enough to avoid stairs and should be small enough to vacuum under low furniture.
Choice.com.au does not recommend cordless robots as a complete replacement for a regular vacuum cleaner, but they work well for in-between cleans - and a once-over if you're out of the house.
They work well on hard floors, but can be hit-and-miss with carpet.
Here's a round-up of some of the best buys:
This picks up an impressive amount of dust, debris and fluff, and reviews say it has excellent suction.
It cleans hard floors and carpet with precision and has a removable HEPA filter, so it's easy to dust and clean.
It also works well when there's pet hair on the floor, and the wheels don't get clogged.
It's been hailed as being extremely accurate too, so no part of the room is left uncleaned.
Winner of the Canstar Blue Satisfied Customer award, the Roomba 606 is one of the more affordable options on the market.
It combines vacuum suction with an edge-sweeping brush to make closer contact with the floor and wall edges.
It auto-adjusts the cleaning head for different surfaces - including carpets and tiles.
Sensors detect dirt and when it's about to run out of charge, it automatically takes itself to the base to re-charge.
Recommended by Amazon, this cleaner can link to Alexa and Google Assistant so you can control it with your voice.
It has an intelligent wet-dry mopping system with an electronic water pump to control flow without spilling, and vacuums on different surfaces.
It has Smart Protection Cleaning - magnetic boundary strips form a vacuuming zone to clean chosen areas.
This is an Aerospace Standard product that uses lasers to calculate its optimal direction.
It powers up automatically when it senses carpets and has an anti-bacterial mop cloth that eliminates 99.9 per cent of bacteria.
It runs for 150 minutes on one charge - a lot by robotic vacuum standards.
This very reasonably priced model runs for 45 minutes on one charge.
It has a HEPA filter and three cleaning modes, including auto, turbo and a targeted mode for when you want to vacuum a specific area.
It's good for small apartments and includes a remote control so you can steer and turn it on and off.
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