White Roborock vacuum and dock sitting against wall with living room furniture in background

UPDATE: May. 9, 2024, 1:00 p.m. EDT This story has been updated with the latest robot vacuums on sale during the first half of May, including 50% off the Roomba Combo j5 and new all-time-lows on several self-emptying Eufy models.

A quick look at the best robot vacuum deals for mid-May:

Best budget deal

Eufy L60

$199 at Amazon
(save $80)

Eufy robot vacuum and smartphone with color-coded home map on screen

Best self-emptying deal

Shark Matrix RV2300S

$299 at Walmart
(save $200.99)

Gray Shark robot vacuum on dock and smartphone with home map on screen

Best vacuum-mop combo deal

Eufy X9 Pro

$549.99 at Amazon
(save $350)

Eufy X9 Pro robot vacuum on self-empty dock and smartphone with color-coded map on screen

Only three things are certain in life: Death, taxes, and a few days each month when you need to vacuum but just don’t have time. Whether you detest the chore or hope to make your home upkeep a bit breezier, a robot vacuum is a lifesaver.

Best non-mopping robot vacuum deal

Shark Matrix RV2300S

at Walmart

Save ¤200.99

Why we like it

Bring home both automatic emptying and smart mapping — two major features that keep you from having to babysit a robovac — for less than $300 with the Shark Matrix RV2300S. Shark’s most “basic” Matrix model is also capable of entering Matrix mode, where the vacuum creates a virtual grid and vacuums in a crosshatch pattern to loosen and lift debris from multiple angles. The chic gray color scheme is also unique in a world of black-and-white robot vacuums.

More robot vacuums (that don’t mop) on sale

Best robot vacuum and mop hybrid deal

Eufy X9 Pro

at Amazon

Save $350.00

Save with Prime

Why we like it

Eufy’s X9 Pro debuted in fall 2023 and sits right in the sweet spot between the X8 Pro (on sale for $399.99) and the X10 Pro Omni (a CES 2024 debut that goes for nearly $700 on sale). As of May 9, use code EUFYX9PRO at checkout to knock the sale price to $549.99.

The X9 Pro is more reminiscent of its pricier successor: It has a flat edge to get into corners, it mops, washes, and dries its own mopping pads, and uses AI to detect and avoid small obstacles like phone cables. As a mopper, the X9 Pro provides more elbow grease than many competitors thanks to double-pressurized, rotating mopping heads. These automatically lift above the ground if carpet is detected.

More robot vacuum hybrids on sale