If there's one thing that should be at the top of your list during Amazon Prime's Big Deal Days Sale (which is happening now and ends tomorrow, October 11), it's a brand-new vacuum cleaner. Specifically, the best-selling iRobot Roomba 692, which is originally $300, now on sale for $165. This Roomba deal is next-level, since the clever device can clean wood floors and carpeting with ease—and can be set to a schedule to do so without us having to think about it. (Quick PSA: You'll have to be a Prime member to snag this deal, but if you're not, you can sign up for a free trial.)
This particular Roomba has racked up more than 18,000 five-star reviews, but what's the hype about? Well, for starters it's all about connectivity. "I love getting a notification that my house if being vacuumed," says one reviewer, referring to how the Roomba works with the iRobot Home App, keeping you in the loop on when it's cleaning, which areas of your home were cleaned and if any part of the machine needs maintenance. Wi-Fi enabled, Alexa-compatible and self-docking, this vacuum can be scheduled ahead or used on command. It uses a three-stage cleaning system and dual, multi-service rubber brushes that are great at lifting pet hair from floors and detecting areas that require extra attention. (So you can say goodbye to sweeping, mopping and scrubbing Mr. Fluffy's fur off your floors.) On top of that, it’s chock-full of advanced sensors that allow the Roomba to navigate under and around furniture, and along edges. It also has a “cliff detect” feature that keeps it from tumbling down the stairs or ledges.
Another shopper raves: “It truly is good for the pet hair we get (we have a terrier that tends to shed clouds and ribbons of soft hair, not stiff straight hairs), giving great results on a variety of surfaces: tile floors, slate floors with quite a bit of texture and carpet."