It's rare for a machine to be deemed life-changing when we put it through our rigorous testing process, but that’s exactly what happened when we tried the ECOVACS Deebot N8+ All-In-One Robot Vacuum Cleaner and Mop. It's our current pick for best overall robot vacuum. The good news? As we head into Memorial Day Weekend, it's more than 50 percent off at Walmart—that’s nearly a $400 discount. If you’ve been looking for a sign to upgrade your cleaning routine, this is it—we originally spotted this sale in early May, and we don't think it'll last much longer!
We've assessed it in both The Lab and in a home setting, and it's proven itself time and time again over hundreds of hours of testing. Not only does the N8+ feature both vacuum and mop capabilities, but it'll also seamlessly switch between the two in the same cleaning session, displaying convenience and efficiency that’s hard to beat.
To buy: $268 (orig. $650); walmart.com
Plus, it’s a breeze to set up and use, even if you don’t consider yourself super tech-savvy. A QR code makes it a cinch to get started, and the N8+ will automatically map your space with a laser navigation system. Once your home’s layout is in the app, you can pick and choose where and when the machine runs. Cleanings can be scheduled in advance, or turned on via app from anywhere you have a connection. So, if you have last-minute guests coming over and no time to clean, it just takes a few taps on your phone and you’ll arrive home to spotless floors.
A host of other conveniences help set this popular machine apart from others, like a lengthy 110-minute battery life, and an efficient auto-docking feature that actually works (Know how some robot vacs struggle when returning to their charging station? This is not one of them). The auto-empty feature also releases dust and debris from the vacuum into a larger collection bag inside the charge station. Depending on your cleaning habits, that means it can hold up to 30 days’ worth of grime before needing to be emptied.
While no machine is perfect (We’d love it if this one was a bit quieter, and if it had the option to add cleaning solution to the interior basin.), few robot vacuum and mop combo machines have impressed us as much as the N8+. Grab it this Memorial Day Weekend while it’s more than 50 percent off, and you’ll wonder how you ever went without it.