Robotic vacuums appeal to a wide consumer base that spans from techno enthusiasts to busy homeowners. Also, people who have mobility and joint issues like these appliances because they offer a hands-free vacuuming experience.
Introduction to Robot Vacuums
When it comes to capabilities, robot vacuums can fall anywhere on the features spectrum. While some high-end models can vacuum medium and high-pile carpet, most are regulated to bare floor and low-pile carpet cleaning. Therefore, some rely on just suction to get the job done while others have a rolling brush and side brushes.
Some models allow you to choose from among multiple vacuuming modes, including programmed schedules and spot cleaning that you can change via a remote. Then, there are those that only have auto mode, and they usually don’t come with a remote control.
You can even find robot vacuums that are equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to connect them to smartphones and virtual home assistants.
Samsung Robot Vacuums
Samsung POWERbot R7010
The Samsung POWERbot R7010 isn’t the most loaded robot vacuum, but it has many of the best features that Samsung has to offer, including 20-watt cyclonic suction. Its 11.45-inch brushroll has three types of bristles to help it vacuum hard and carpeted floors. When it’s on a carpet, the robo vac automatically increases its suction to give you a thorough clean.
It’s also able to get the dirt and dust along your baseboard. As it comes near a wall, the vacuum releases a rubber sweeper that draws dirt and debris toward the inlet and into the 0.3-liter dust bin where fine dust is trapped by a washable filter. In addition to its edge-cleaning capability, the robot vac has a spot-cleaning mode that can be accessed via the on-board touch button panel.
You can also set a daily schedule that tells the robot to clean at the same time each day, and the robotic vacuum docks itself to recharge, which takes about 4 hours. With a cleaning speed of 12.6 inches per second, this Samsung robot vacuum can get a lot done during its 60-minute run time.
- 20X more suction power* - Powerful suction delivers optimal cleaning results
- Visionary Mapping Plus and FullView 2.0 Sensor - Creates optimal cleaning path and avoids...
Samsung POWERbot R7040 Robot Vacuum
If you’re on a budget but want a robot vacuum with Wi-Fi connectivity, the Samsung POWERbot R7040 is a great choice. The R7040 is compatible with the Smart Things app for smartphones as well as Amazon Alexa and Google Home, so you can control the robotic vacuum while away from home or by voice.
You get a remote, which lets you set a daily or one-time schedule. Also, the remote allows you to change the suction speed, manually drive the robot, spot clean and repeat clean a room until the battery needs to be recharged. If you prefer, these functions are accessible through the on-board touch buttons and digital display.
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Of course, it’s equipped with plenty of maneuverability features, like its wide combo-bristle rolling brush. You don’t have to worry about dirty baseboards thanks to the Edge Clean Master side brush, and its EasyPass Wheels help it smoothly transition from one floor type to another. It’s also speedy, cleaning at a rate of 32 centimeters per second for 1 hour per charge cycle, and the vacuum can self-dock and auto resume.
Samsung POWERbot R7065 Robot Vacuum
There are a lot of ways to customize your cleaning experience with the self-docking Samsung POWERbot R7065 Robot Vacuum. Its variable-speed motor has the ability to generate up to 20 watts of suction that varies depending on the floor it’s vacuuming. You can also change the suction speed to normal, max or quiet, which offers a 90-minute run time.
It has a spot mode and auto mode, which can run on a cleaning schedule programmed by you. Alternatively, you can drive the robot vac if you set it to manual mode. In any mode, it moves fast at 32 centimeters per second, and the robot vacuum’s tangle-reducing combo brush and edge-cleaning brush swiftly remove dirt and dust while the oversized wheels navigate carpets with ease.
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As far as controlling the robot vac’s functions, there are several choices. You can use the touch buttons below the vacuum’s digital display; however, the more convenient way is through the included remote. If you have a smartphone, you can monitor its movements from the coverage map. You may also control it with voice commands through Alexa or Assistant.
- Dirt capacity - .3 liters
- Running Time (Max)- ≤ 90 MIN. Running Time (Min)- ≤ 30 MIN
Samsung POWERbot R7070
If you have pets, you’ll appreciate the brush that Samsung put on the R7070. This 11.4-inch-long brushroll can clean itself by dislodging tangled hair, saving you time and trouble. It also has a wide rubberized brush that drops down when the robot vacuum comes near a wall, keeping every edge and corner spic and span.
There are three types of suction speeds and cleaning modes from which to choose. If it’s in auto mode, the robot vacuum will increase the suction up to 20 watts when it cleans carpets, and it will clean on a single or repeating schedule. There are also two side wheels that adapt to any floor, moving the robot vacuum at an impressive speed of 32 centimeters per second.
In quiet mode, the robot vacuum works for 90 minutes per battery cycle, taking itself to the dock when it needs a recharge and resuming where it left off once the battery is replenished. Although the sleek touch buttons and digital display are a pleasure to use, its Wi-Fi capability means you can connect the robot vacuum to a smartphone or virtual home assistant.
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- Self Clean Brush automatically detangles and removes pet hair that collects around the...
Samsung POWERbot R7090
The most exciting feature on the Samsung POWERbot R7090 Robot Vacuum is its point-cleaning function. Simply press and hold the point cleaning button on the remote and aim the light beam where you want the robot vacuum to travel, and it will follow the light’s path. When you don’t have time for point cleaning, simply set a schedule and run it in auto mode.
This robot vacuum can work from 30 to 90 minutes at a time; it depends on which of the three suction speeds you choose. When necessary, the vacuum increases the suction to 20 watts. It also has an auto-dropping edge brush and a self-cleaning brushroll. The wheels are designed to help the robot vac transition to different floors, and it can start vacuuming where it stopped after it self-docks to recharge.
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Whether you set it to auto, spot or repeat mode, you can count on the R7090 to get the job done fast thanks to its cleaning speed of 32 centimeters per second. Although you can operate it from the on-board touch panel or remote, you do have the choice of downloading a smartphone app or using voice commands through Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
- Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately).
- 40X More Suction Power* - Powerful suction delivers optimal cleaning results
Samsung POWERbot R9000 Robot Vacuum
Get more floor cleaned in less time with the Samsung POWERbot R9000. This robot vacuum can really zoom at its top speed of 12.6 inches per second, and its extra-wide combo-bristle brush covers 12.2 inches of floor space on a single pass. Thanks to its pair of EasyPass Wheels, it can easily maneuver across any surface, including carpet with average pile lengths.
As the vacuum pulls in debris with 5.9 watts of suction, its washable filter traps fine dust, preventing the dust from circulating in the air. With its 0.7-liter collection bin, you won’t have to make frequent trips to the garbage can. If that isn’t convenient enough, the robot is capable of self-docking when its battery is too low, which occurs about once an hour.
However, if you want to dock it yourself, you can do so with the remote control. From the remote or through the vacuum’s control panel, you can switch between auto mode and spot mode. The streamlined digital display shows illustrated indicators that provide information about your chosen cleaning mode, suction speed and more.
- 10X more suction power - Powerful suction delivers optimal cleaning results
- Visionary Mapping Plus and FullView Sensor - Creates optimal cleaning path and avoids...
Samsung POWERbot R9020
For a robot vacuum that’s light on your wallet, you get a lot of excellent features. The Samsung POWERbot R9020 Essential Robotic Vacuum generates 5.9 watts of variable suction, which the robot vacuum adjusts to the floor’s height. It also has two big wheels that can move across carpets and door thresholds, and the 12.24-inch-wide combo brush is well-adept at picking up hair.
With a cleaning speed of 12.6 inches per second, the robot vacuum can get a lot done in its 1-hour run time. Plus, it has a sizable dust bin of 0.7 liters, which opens from the bottom to minimize the mess. When the battery needs to recharge, the R9020 drives to the dock without assistance.
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If you need to know which of the two suction modes the vacuum is on or if the battery is low, you can look at the indicator lights on the LED display. By pressing the corresponding button on the front panel or pushing the labeled button on the remote, you can tell the robot vacuum to auto clean in a methodical pattern or spot clean in a 5-by-5-foot spiral pattern.
- 10X more suction power* - Powerful suction delivers optimal cleaning results
- Visionary Mapping Plus and FullView Sensor - Creates optimal cleaning path and avoids...
Samsung POWERbot R9350 Turbo Robot Vacuum
They call it Turbo for a reason. The Samsung POWERbot R9350 model offers an incredible suction power of 40 watts, so you can feel confident of its ability to lift the heaviest of debris like cereal and cat litter. It’s no slouch when it comes to vacuuming carpets either thanks to its set of EasyPass Wheels and 12.2-inch multi-bristled brushroll. On smooth surfaces, it can roll as fast as 12.6 inches per second.
You’ll also appreciate its large-capacity dust bin of 0.7 liters and the ability to set a cleaning schedule. With an average 1-hour working time and 240-minute recharging time, the robot is always ready to go when you need it. If you want more or less suction power, you have three levels from which to choose, and you can clean spots as well as manually drive it.
The display offers on-board controls, or you can use the accompanying remote, which comes in handy when you want to activate the point-cleaning function. You even get the convenience of voice control by using your Home or Assistant, and there is a smartphone app you can install that shows where the robot vacuum is at any given moment.
Samsung POWERbot Star Wars Limited Edition
Are you a die-hard Star Wars fan? If so, this line of Star Wars-themed robot vacuums is perfect for you. Available in your choice of Stormtrooper or Darth Vader, each one makes sound effects like you hear in the movies. They are also powerful and quick with a suction speed of 10 watts and a travel rate of 32 centimeters per second.
The EasyPass wheels can handle any floor-to-floor transition, and the edge brush gets deep into wall edges. It’s also equipped with a rolling brush that’s 11.45 inches wide, and the 0.3-liter dust bin is easy to remove. After about 60 minutes, the robot vacuum auto docks to recharge.
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If you prefer to use the on-board buttons to control the vacuum, the Stormtrooper version is your best bet, and its indicator lights are easy to read. If you must have Wi-Fi connectivity, take a look at the Darth Vader model. It allows you to use your Android or iPhone, and you can give it voice commands through Alexa or Assistant.
- See-through dust canister - 0.3 liters capacity. 20x More Suction Power - Powerful suction...
- Visionary Mapping Plus and Full View 2.0 sensor - creates optimal cleaning Path and avoids...
Samsung Jet Bot AI+ Robot Vacuum
The Samsung Jet Bot AI+ is Samsung’s latest and greatest robot vacuum cleaner. It features both a LiDAR sensor and a front-facing camera to efficiently map out your home and identify solid objects in real-time. The camera can also stream video directly to your smartphone if you’re interested in seeing what it’s doing.
Curious what the plus symbol in the name means? It means that it features Samsung’s new Clean Station, which is an auto-emptying bin system. According to Samsung, the 2.5-liter collection bags can hold up to three months’ worth of debris at a time.
You might’ve noticed that the robot is taller than most. The downside of being so bulky is that it has a difficult time cleaning underneath furniture. However, the half-circle shape of the robot will help it fit in corners to remove the most inaccessible dust particles.
Another neat feature you’ll find in the Jet Bot AI+ is that it uses a soft roller brush as opposed to the regular stiff-bristled rollers found in traditional bots. It’s the first of its kind to use soft rollers, and they’re great for picking up large and soft debris from bare floors. On carpets, the roller removes surface debris, while the robot’s powerful suction loosens and lifts embedded dust in between fibers.
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- MONITOR YOUR HOME: Jet Bot AI+'s Front camera can share real time video by streaming to...
Samsung Jet Bot+ Robot Vacuum
The Samsung Jet Bot+ Robot Vacuum comes with many of the same features as the Jet Bot AI+. You might have also noticed that the Jet Bot+ follows the more traditional robotic vacuum cleaner style. It’s a circular robot that has one side brush for pulling in debris from edges and corners.
This robot relies on a soft roller brush and exceptional suction power to remove more than surface debris from bare and carpeted surfaces. This robot also comes with LiDAR sensors that map out your home, allowing you to creative virtual barriers on the smartphone app.
However, you won’t find a front-facing camera on the Jet Bot+. Its LiDAR sensor is mounted too far up on the robot to detect most obstacles lying in its path, so it’ll merely try to push cables and toys rather than avoid them. For the most part, this won’t be an issue unless you really want a vacuum bot that offers real-time video streaming.
Like the Jet Bot AI+, this model also comes with Samsung’s Clean Station. The auto-empty system vacuums debris out of the robot’s dustbin when it returns to the Clean Station. However, some users found that with a front-facing camera, this robot can exhibit the same problems as others do when navigating to its charging dock.
- PRECISE NAVIGATION: LiDAR sensors create accurate room maps for the Jet Bot +to navigate...
- INTELLIGENT POWER CONTROL: Jet Bot+ identifies the surface type and amount of dust and...
Even though it’s a newcomer to automated vacuuming technology, it won’t be long before Samsung grabs the top spot among its competitors. While all of the company’s robotic vacuum cleaners are of the highest quality, you shouldn’t buy the first one you find in your price range.
Take a look at many of the features you can get before opening your wallet, so you can choose the Samsung robo vac that’s perfect for you.
Although you may not think it’s important, the height of a robotic vacuum is worth considering. Some of Samsung’s robo vacs are under 4 inches tall while others are over 5 inches in height. Make sure you take a glance at the vacuum’s specs before you make a decision.
If you have a lot of furniture or hate moving that heavy sofa when it’s time to vacuum, you need a robo vac with a low profile. On the other hand, if the rooms in your house are more minimalist than cozy or you aren’t that meticulous about vacuuming in places you can’t see, then the vacuum’s height is less of a concern.
Every Samsung robo vac is equipped with a brushroll, but some are different from others. There is the combo brushroll, which is affixed with three types of bristles to thoroughly clean all floors. This brush bar ranges in width from 11.45 to 12.2 inches, with the slightly wider ones found on R9000-line models.
There are also some robo vacs with self-cleaning brushrolls that can remove tangled hair without human intervention. These rolling brushes are 11.45 inches wide. Many vacuums contain an Edge Clean Master brush. Unlike the wispy spinning brushes used by other brands, this edge brush stays hidden until the vacuum senses a wall. At that point, the rubber brush drops down, sweeping in dust and dirt in one motion.
One feature that doesn’t differ from one model to the next is the battery inside of these robot vacuums. Instead of nickel-metal hydride batteries that lose capacity over time and nickel-cadmium varieties that are environmental hazards, Samsung uses 21.6-volt lithium-ion batteries for all its robo vacs.
With a lithium-ion battery of this caliber, every vacuum cleaner model has a long run time that can last 1 hour or longer. It also doesn’t take much time for the battery to recharge with 4 hours being the average. All of Samsung’s robo vacs self-dock; however, some models also resume cleaning from the spot where they stopped before driving to the dock.
Controls vary according to whether the robot vacuum has Wi-Fi capability. Those without Wi-Fi connectivity only have on-board touch buttons, and some models also have an LED display screen. A few without Wi-Fi come with a remote, but most non-connected robo vacs do not have this feature.
Then, there are the robo vacs with Wi-Fi. Every one of these robot vacuums is controllable via a smartphone app as well as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. This means you get remote connectivity on the go and voice command ability whenever you’re nearby.
Suction speed varies widely among these robot vacuums. On the lower end, the robo vacs offer 6 and 10 watts of suction power. On the higher end, you’re looking at 20 and even 40 watts, which is outstanding.
Virtually every model is integrated with a piece of technology called Intelligent Power Control. This technology senses whether the vacuum is on a hard floor or carpet, changing the suction speed accordingly. Most of the company’s robot vacuums also let you manually change the speed from normal to turbo; a few models have a third option – quiet speed.
These robo vacs have some of the best set of wheels you can find. They are large and have tread. With their ability to raise and lower, transitioning from hard floors to carpet and back again is practically flawless. Some remote-equipped models let you use the remote’s light beam to draw a path for the vacuum to follow.
You also get several cleaning options from which to choose. All the robo vacs offer auto mode and most have spot mode while some also have repeat mode, which cleans a room until the battery is low as opposed to going to the next room when it’s done. Since the robo vacs move in a methodical pattern in auto mode, they can clean a lot of floor in less time than vacuums that move in a random pattern.
Of course, no robo vac is complete without a dust bin. However, the bins on Samsung robotic vacuums vary in size. There are smaller ones that hold 0.3 liters of dirt and debris and larger ones that can contain up to 0.7 liters.
While it’s customary for a dust bin to have a filter, the filters that Samsung uses are washable, saving you valuable money on maintenance. Most robo vac models also come with a pre-filter that protects the main filter and an exhaust filter that prevents any remaining dust from entering the air.
When Did Samsung Start Making Robot Vacuums?
Samsung has long been heralded for its cutting-edge approach to consumer electronics. If you’ve ever owned one of Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphones, you know how these phones blow away the competition. Currently, Samsung makes products that go beyond televisions and smartphones.
Several years ago, the company decided to take its technology know-how and apply it to the growing market of smart home appliances by building the POWERot VR9000. Since the VR9000, the company has added other model series to its collection of robot vacuums, such as the R9000s, R7000s, Essentials and a few others.
What Features Are Available on Samsung Robot Vacuums?
No matter what model you look at, each one is jam-packed full of great features. Of course, every model varies in terms of what it can do. However, Samsung designed its robotic vacuums with two main principles in mind – strong suction and intelligent maneuverability.
Cyclonic suction is a common feature to find on upright vacuums, but it’s a rarity in the world of robotic vacuuming. Every robo vac made by Samsung has this type of suction system, which they call CycloneForce Technology.
With cyclonic suction, a robo vac spirals the air through it draws in through the inlet. As the air swirls, larger, heavier particles hit the edges of the dust bin and fall to the bottom of the bin while smaller, lighter particles are pulled through tiny holes. From there, the dust is trapped by a filter.
Cyclonic suction solves two problems that non-cyclonic vacuums present. First, the captured dust doesn’t reach the motor, causing damage and premature failure. Second, the trapped dust isn’t released into the air, keeping you and the air around you healthier and preventing dust from collecting on surfaces in your home.
FullView Sensor 2.0
Without infrared sensors, robot vacuums will drive head-first into objects and roll down staircases. That’s why every model by every manufacturer has sensors that are designed to detect and avoid obstacles.
However, sensors are not perfect, and most robo vac sensor systems have blind spots. This is yet another area where Samsung goes above and beyond. It puts a system called FullView Sensor 2.0 on all of its robot vacuums. This multi-sensor technology significantly reduces the number of blind spots with its ability to cover a wide area and pinpoint the location of extremely small objects.
Visionary Mapping Plus
Usually, manufacturers only include infrared sensors in a robot vacuum’s navigation system. Samsung offers another layer of smart mobility. The company’s robo vacs also have an on-board camera. This camera boasts a rapid frame rate, allowing it to build a map of any room. In turn, it can determine the best cleaning route to take.
Another plus is that the Visionary Mapping Plus system lets the robot vacuum send that information to a connected smartphone if the robo vac is Wi-Fi enabled. Samsung vacuums with Wi-Fi connectivity can show you their cleaning progress and let you control settings through an app on your phone.
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Is a Samsung Robot Vacuum Right for Me?
Robotic vacuums are not one-size-fits-all appliances. The one you choose should fit your lifestyle. Luckily, Samsung robo vacuums are made to meet the needs of many people, so it’s easy to find one that falls in line with your budget and your wish list.
From toddlers to teenagers, children are just plain messy. The robot vacuums from Samsung have cyclonic suction and rolling brushes that can easily lift small clumps of dirt and cookie crumbs.
Hair is the bane of every pet owner’s existence. The rolling brush that works so well at sweeping up crumbs and dirt is also highly adept at lifting pet hair. Some of Samsung’s robo vacs are even equipped with special side brushes to get the small piles of fur that always seem to make their way to your baseboards.
Whether your family or job keeps you hopping, any of Samsung’s robot vacuums can take one less chore off your to-do list. You don’t have to do anything but press a button or program a cleaning schedule, and the robo vac will take care of the rest.
If a bad back or arthritis limits what you can comfortably do around your house, a robo vac is a lifesaver. Unlike some robot vacuums, the powerful suction and brushrolls offered by Samsung models mean that you don’t have to go behind the vacuum to sweep dirt, dust bunnies and crumbs that are left behind.
Maybe you don’t feel like you need a robot vacuum, but you want one just to have it. This company’s line of robo vacs offers smartphone and voice-control technology, elevating vacuuming to a whole new level. Plus, they are fun to watch. If you’re a Star Wars fan, Samsung sells two Star Wars models with one that looks like a Stormtrooper and another that looks like Darth Vader.
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