Top Online Shopping Tips For The Holiday Season

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It's time for the best time of the year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 deals are starting to appear on the web. So as you get ready for the 2020 holiday season, it’s time to start planning and thinking about what you want to buy for your loved ones (and yourself as well!). 

So how to shop online during the holiday season? If you’re looking for a cool gadget or a gift idea that will make a difference in someone’s life, consider buying something unique and fun; a gift that will provide long-term benefits and not something that will be forgotten within a year or so. Without further adieu here are some of the top online shopping tips for this upcoming holiday season: 

1) Don't wait until the last minute to shop Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

Online Shopping Tip #1. You should start early. There are tons of sales and discounts that are already available online since a lot of brands are promoting discounted products since the start of November. If you have a particular gadget or product in mind, don't wait for the last minute, go and search it online now and make sure you are monitoring it before it goes out of stock. Who knows? you might be able to get it on sale today.

 2) You should always buy from a reputable online store or shop.

 There are many online merchants and stores that sell a lot of products at discounted and attractive prices but most of them don't have the best customer service or return policies. Always check whether the website in question has enough positive reviews or some social media proof before you buy. You can always Google the website’s name and see if anything alerting pops up. It's always worth checking if your item is on sale on Amazon.com, especially their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sections.

3) Don't buy something just because it's on sale. 

Plan ahead and make sure you know which products you want to buy. I highly recommend using a to-do list app like Any.Do to create a list of all the products and gifts you would like to buy so you keep to your budget and don’t fall for offers and discounts of products that you don't really need.

 4) Consider buying refurbished gadgets and products.

 Refurbished products are great for those who want to save money and get the product at a discount but still want to enjoy good quality. These products have been tested and repaired by the manufacturer so they work just fine, and will save you a lot of money. On Amazon.com you can find a lot of refurbished products and gadgets that are on sale for Black Friday 2020.

 5) Use cashback sites, you can save a lot of money like that. 

There are lots of cashback sites that will give you money back when you shop online. For example, Honey and Rakuten, who usually have big promotions going on that include giving you up to 10% back. This Money does add up, and you will be surprised how much of it you can save within just a few weeks using one of these services during the holiday season. In addition, they provide a lot of discount codes that help you save even more. Check out our full review of Honey, and start using it today.

6) Don't forget about Cyber Monday as well. 

There are tons of great deals after Black Friday, especially on gadgets and electronics. Make sure you pay attention to the Cyber Monday deals and sales that are coming right after Black Friday.

7) Don't forget to use coupons when available. 

Before you do the cart checkout and purchase a new product, check quickly if there are any promotions or Coupons available for this website. I highly recommend using RetailMeNot. 

8) Consider buying a product from eBay. 

Sometimes the product or a gadget you’re going after won’t be available on Amazon or Macy's but you will be able to find it on eBay at a significant discount. However, don't forget to make sure the seller has good reviews and a high rating so you won't have any issues.

9) Don't forget to also focus on yourself. 

If you are planning on buying a lot of gifts this holiday season, then don't forget to get something for yourself as well, You deserve it! 

Have another online shopping tip to share, please specify in the comments below.

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6 Mesmerizing Fidget Toys For Your Desk

When we were kids, the world was our playground. Today we are limited to our day job and we usually spend it behind a desk, however, we can still make it an enjoyable playground.

Here are six mesmerizing fidget toys that make it all just a little bit better and are available at great prices:

1. LIMBO – The Magical Top That Spins For Hours!

Technically, LIMBO is a smart, self-balancing electric gyro, disguised as a beautiful CNC machined spinning top that spins for ~4 hours.

You can get LIMBO for $59 instead of $99 as it is currently on sale and available on Kickstarter.

Not technically, LIMBO is pure magic. Just imagine taking an innocent looking spinning top, that looks and feels like any other, give it a spin, waiting for it to fall, but instead of falling- looking at it spin for hours. Fun Fact! LIMBO is an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORD holder for the longest spinning mechanical top with a smooth spun of 27:09:24 hours.

2. Magnetips – Incredible Magnetic Pens

MAGNETIPS are not your average Fineliners. Each one of our Patent-Pending pens contains two powerful magnets, allowing them to attract one another, offering endless fidgeting and new ways to redesign your desktop! Now available with a 10% discount!

3. MOONDROP- Fidget desk toy displaying gravity on the MOON

Have you ever wanted to drop something on the Moon? Well, this is your chance. Moondrop is inspired by Space missions and it is created to imitate the Lunar and Mars gravity. On your desk!

Each Moondrop is pocket-sized and perfectly fits in a palm so you can fidget with it anywhere you go.

4.VORTECON – Kinetic desk toy with mesmerizing motion

Made to be the ultimate work desk companion, Vortecon is a combination of high-quality desk toy and kinetic art object. Spin it and it will turn into a dynamic sculpture that changes its patterns along with direction and speed of rotation, creating a mind-bending optical illusion of continuously flowing helix.

5. GoCube – The Classic Puzzle Reinvented

Since its invention in 1974, the cube has captured the minds and hearts of people all over the world. But not much has really changed since. GoCube ls here to change that! They completely re-engineered the iconic puzzle toy and updated the classic cube into a modern super-puzzle with brains that does it all and answers it all. Plus, it introduces a whole new way to battle.

the GoCube app takes your cubing to the next level. Now available on Kickstarter at 42% Off retail price.

6. POWERUP DART – App Controlled Paper Airplane. With Tricks.

POWERUP DART is a conversion kit for paper planes that makes them awesome. Fold a small paper plane, attach the DART, and fly around your backyard, office or park with impressive accuracy. Do cool tricks with an awesome paper plane jet you fold yourself.  You can buy the Powerup dart at Amazon for $49.99.

 

 

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Straight from the Future –  Best Cool & New Gadgets You Can Get Right Now

2018 is not here yet, but with these new, cool gadgets, it feels like we are already in the future. Who doesn’t love to catch up on the latest tech? Every year it seems that we are getting one step closer towards more crazy gadgets we always see on those sci-fi movies, and we love it!

I love futuristic gadgets, and finding new and exciting ones is something I always enjoy to do. From a heads-up display, to a GPS and even a levitating Death Star Bluetooth speaker, here is the latest tech from the brightest minds. 

GNARBOX – Portable Backup & Editing System for Any Camera 

The Gnarbox totally sounds like it was pulled straight out of a sci-fi movie. This futuristic GPS will project all the driving information you need as a transparent image over the road ahead. This way you can easily view your map so you’ll never miss a turn again. The GNARBOX is offering you a better way to watch the road so you can focus on your driving.

Vi – Personal AI Trainer  Bluetooth Headphones

It was only a matter of time. Having your very own personal fitness assistant inside your headphone is definitely a futuristic gadget. The Personal AI Trainer will learn, and evolves over time to help you achieve your fitness goals. Pretty sweet.

Star Wars Levitating Death Star Bluetooth Speaker

Without even putting too much thought into it, from top of my head I can think about at least 3 people that will absolutely go nuts if they get these Star Wars levitating speakers. With the holidays season just around the corner, getting this nifty gadget can be a great gift.

Boosted 2nd Generation Dual Electric Skateboard

Ok, so it’s not a levitating skateboard, but it is a ‘super light enough to carry anywhere electric skateboard’, pretty much the next best thing.  The Boosted skateboard is the perfect combination of portability and power, and was specially designed to give you the ultimate experience when it comes to urban transportation.

Robo R2 High-Performance Smart 3D Printer

3D printers are a highly coveted futuristic gadget. They’re getting more affordable and suitable for house use. This Robo 3D printer will tackle large-scale projects so you can pretty print whatever you can imagine right from your mobile device using the Robo app.

For more related articles check out our 10 Futuristic Drone Concepts & Designs and 10 Incredible Futuristic Cars Designs.

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8 Best Classic Gifts Ideas for Dads

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Getting a gift for our dads can be tricky sometimes, on the one hand, it seems that most dads would appreciate a cool gadget or a great tool, but you always feel that you got it for them at some point already. 

It’s hard to come up with new ideas, each birthday or father’s day. Just when you thought your dad has it all we came up with these 8 hot gift ideas, which are pretty basic and can be a great gift for your dad.

Multifunctional Hammer Axe Tool

This tool includes 13 different tools for dad’s various home fixes. It’s very easy to carry around and comes with an ergonomic handle making it very easy to hold and operate. It’s great for both indoor fixing and for carrying to any camping or outdoor activities.

Academy da Vinci Clock

This beautiful clock comes with a great story – it is based on an escapement sketched by Leonardo da Vinci himself. It requires some assembling, something dad will also enjoy doing. It’s great design makes it require no batteries and it functions with the pendulum’s weight as the power source – how awesome is that?

Hidden Wall Safe

This hidden wall safe stash is great for hiding all your dad’s valuables. It’s great for installing at home or in the office. Once installed, it will resemble a regular electrical plug and no-one will suspect what’s behind it.

Steel Blades For Hot Dogs

This one is for the BBQ-ing dads. The steel blades of this device, cut slots into a Hot Dog which expand as it cooks. This entire process will give the hotdog a special smoked flavor right from the inside. The juices from the hotdog caramelizes and gives a perfect crisp to the edges of the hotdog.

Laser Scissors Gadget

This awesome pair of scissors, comes with a built-in laser pointer. No more crooked lines – with these scissors all your cuts will be absolutely straight. It comes with two adjustment screws that will allow you to aim the laser light perfectly where you want it.

Motion Activated Toilet Night light

This small gadget will turn your dad’s toilet seat into a magical lightened one. It is easily mounted and fits any toilet seat. It’s powered by a couple of AA batteries and will light when detecting motion. It even changes to one of 16 colors and has 5 levels of brightness.

Palm Shaped Ball Roller Body Massager

This great self-massager is best for stress relief after a long hard day of work.  It’s equipped with 9 small metal balls that rotates firmly on any aching body part. It suits best for most body parts such as head, neck, back and foot. It makes the blood flow faster and helps reduce aches and pains.

Blue Precision Demagnetizer/ Magnetizer

This last tool is best suited for the handy dads. It will magnetize or de-magnetize and metal tool, including – screwdrivers, small and big screws, drill bits, nuts, bolts, nails, etc. It super easy to use and requires no batteries or electricity to operate. It’s light-weight which makes it very portable and easy to carry around. Can be used to convert any metal tool to a magnetic retriever of other small metal parts (such as bolts and screws).

For more great stuff you can get your dad check out our  10 Funny Gift ideas To Buy Your Silly Dad and Cool Narcissistic Gift Ideas for Father’s Day.

25 Amazing Cutting Boards for the Hungry Geek

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A cutting board is a must-have item in every kitchen. Cooking is a way of life, and a cool cutting board makes cooking even better. Imagine yourself cutting some fresh tomorrows on the Periodic Table Cutting Board; a geek fantasy come true.

Luckily for you, you can easily find lots of cool and nerdy Cutting Boards online. So why not Chop in style with one of these pretty awesome cutting boards we found.

Periodic Table Cutting Board

For just $28 you’ll extra smart. This is probably one of the best ways to learn the Periodic Table by heart. If you cut your food daily on this board, I bet you’ll learn it pretty fast.

Not the Droids We’re cooking for Cutting Board

Perfect for a Star War fan, using this board and the force, of course, you’ll manage to cook like in a galaxy far, far away.

Game of Thrones Cutting Board

Dinner will come, and not just in winter. This Game of Thrones cutting board is made out of 100% natural wood, and you can get it even customize to choose your own text.

Breaking Bad cutting board

Let’s cook! pun intended This breaking bad cutting board features Walter White’s famous icon engraved into it, and with it’s high-quality choice of wood you can bet this cutting board is going to last for years. You can get it for just $19.95.

Space Invaders Cutting Board

Go back to the old days, when hunting for Space invaders was king. For those born in the 70’s and early 80’s, this will surely tingle your nostalgia bone.

Wooden Zelda Cutting Board

This is a beautiful edge grain chopping block with Maple inlay. Perfect for a true Zelda fan.

Keyboard Cutting Board

A perfect cutting board for a tech geek, this ecologically clean wood is carefully constructed from multiple strips of lumber to ensure durability.

Star Wars Yoda Cutting Board

Cook you must! With this Yoda cutting board you are going to cook in calm and style.

Star Trek Inspired Bamboo Cutting Board

This Bamboo cutting board is perfect for every foodie. You can safely slice meat & chop veggies, and with its Star Trek theme, you are guaranteed lots of cooking fun.

8-Bit PacMan Ghost Cutting Board

This PACMAN cutting board is a Retro game classic, and a must for any gamer’s household!

Big Bang Theory Cutting Board

Feel extra smart & geeky of course while making a meal. This geeky cutting board features the faces of the four main characters: Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj.

8-Bit Mario Cutting Board

This epic Mario cutting board is excellent for retro game lovers!

8-Bit Mario Mushroom Cutting Board

We are sticking to retro gaming love with this 8-Bit Mario Mushroom Cutting Board.

Dalektable Cutting Board

Dr. Who fans are not left out on this list. Exterminate, Exterminate Exterminate each tomato and other veggies with this oh so cool cutting board.

Music cutting board

Hello is this the cutting board you were looking for? Classic music lovers going to get a huge laugh with this Lionel Richie cutting board. 

DANGER MEN COOKING Funny Engraved Cutting Board

If you want to laugh about your man’s cooking this is the perfect cutting board to do just that.

ThunderCuts Chopping Block

Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats ohohohoho. You can get this absolutely awesome cutting board here on Etsy.

Star Wars Storm Trooper Cutting Board

There aren’t the droids you were cooking for. So who were you cooking for? It doesn’t matter. With such an awesome cutting board, the process is all that matters.

Instagram Cutting Board

Perfect for those who post all day, sharing what they cooked to Instagram.  You can get it here.

I’m kind of a big meal cutting board

Whether you’re cooking a big meal or just a small salad, this Anchorman cutting board will keep you entertained throughout.

Video Game Old School Game cutting board

This is an advanced kind of cutting board because it requires quite a bit of imagination and good memory, crafted to look like a classic gaming cartridge.

Meat Tornado Parks cutting board

When you want to get motivated for your weekend BBQ cooking, this is the cutting board to get.

Tonight We Dine at Home Cutting Board

Home is where the heart is, or for Leonidas, it used to be Sparta until he angered the Persians a bit too much.

Pulp Kitchen – Custom Maple Cutting board

Pulp kitchen! Loved the play with words. This board is all about high quality since it’s a solid walnut edge grain cutting board.

Final Feast – 8bit Game Cartridge Cutting Board

This Final Feast 8 bit cutting board is shaped as a 8-bit game cartridge. Simply select your weapon of choice and increase accuracy while cutting veggies and meat.

For more cool cutting board check out our 17 Geekiest Cutting Board Designs.

10 Great Book Deals on Amazon Kindle

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The wonderful invention of the Kindle has made reading books a lot easier and fun. Amazon has quite a few good ones on some very hard-to-miss sales.

Whether for free on Kindle or for a very low price (usually under $5), you can enjoy the following 10 books which encompass the art of cooking, horror, thriller, fantasy, espionage and many more. If you don’t have a Kindle, get on it before you order one of these digital books:

1. The Woman on the Orient Express Kindle Edition

The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford is a take on the Agatha Christie mysteries, only with Agatha Christie as the main character, in a clever historic novel that mixes fact with fiction.

2. Isabella: Braveheart of France Kindle Edition

Isabella: Braveheart of France by Colin Falconer tells the story of a French king’s daughter coming to the English court, and becoming much more than just a bride to King Edward, gaining influence through her cleverness and and grace.

3. The Fall: A Novel (Dismas Hardy) Kindle Edition

The Fall by John Lescroart is a terrific legal suspense novel featuring Dismay Hardy and his daughter Rebecca, involved in a case of an alleged suicide, that turns out to be anything but.

4. The King’s Traitor (The Kingfountain Series Book 3) Kindle Edition

The King’s Traitor is the third book in the Kingfountain series by Jeff Wheeler, which takes Owen Kiskaddon to plot against his own king with a beautiful reclusive ruler who might be even more powerful than him.

5. Take Me With You Kindle Edition

Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde is a beautiful story about a man who travels to Yellowstone with the ashes of his son and ends up creating a special connection with two orphans in an unexpected twist of fate.

6.A Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible True Story of the Master Spy Who Helped Win World War II

For people who love history blended in with some espionage storytelling, A Man Called Intrepid is the perfect book.

7. When I Found You Kindle Edition

Another book on this list by Catherine Ryan Hyde, When I Found You is another story about a connection made between people from different generations that ends up being unbreakable and defying the odds.

 

8. Tier One (Tier One Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

The first book in the Tier One series, Andrews & Wilson tell a fascinating tale about the next generation of covert ops.

9. Vegan Pressure Cooking: Delicious Beans, Grains, and One-Pot Meals in Minutes Kindle Edition

Some books aren’t about the story, but about their usefulness. The Vegan pressure cooking book by J.L. Fields might revolutionize the way you cook, eat and think about food.

10.Bird Box: A Novel Kindle Edition

A terrific Josh Malerman thriller, Bird Box has been described as a combination between ‘The Road‘ and a classic terror book by the master, Stephen King. For those who also love some post apocalyptic future setting, this is a perfect novel to pick up.

5 Best 3D Printers for 2016

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If there’s one machine that’s capable of making a person feel like a one-man factory in his own home, it’s a strong and powerful 3D printer.

But getting the right 3D printer for you is a difficult task. So many options, so many prices rangers, so many styles. Whether it’s a massive machine (relatively) that can work non stop and create big prints, or something more homey or for the office, we’ve considered all of that to put together the top 5 3D printers worth buying.

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#1 MakerBot Replicator+#2 LulzBot Taz 6 3D Printer#3 FlashForge 3D Printer Creator Pro#4 XYZprinting da Vinci mini 3D Printer#5 Borlee Mini01 Compact 3D Printer
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#1 Best 3D Printer: MakerBot Replicator+ 3D Printer

Why is it in the top 5? When it comes to quality, speed and reliability, it’s very difficult to beat the MakerBot Replicator+, the 6th generation of MakerBot 3D printers, and it’s easily the best of them.

At $2499, it should be this good, and it is. For those who know the MakerBot 5th generation, the Replicator+ comes with increased capabilities: It’s print speed is 30% faster, it can build models up to 25% bigger than the previous generation and it comes after 380,000 of testing to ensure consistent performance. The gantry and z-stage were redesigned for improved precision, and there’s a much better grip, not to mention no need for blue tape. To make it short: It’s expensive, but it’s worth it if you’re planning on creating big, complex models while working the MakerBot Replicator+ like there’s no tomorrow. Buy it on Amazon.

#2: LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer

Why is it in the top 5? It’s just as good as the MakerBot generation 6. Frankly, I had a hard time deciding which one is better. It should be 1A and 1b, because the LulzBot Taz 6 3D printer is just that good.

Just like the Replicator, it comes at a price of $2500, so it’s not for someone who just messes about: This is a real workhorse, that also has a mini version, costing half. The big TAZ 6 is one of those machines that simply makes 3D printing easy with its self cleaning and integrated power supply. It has a build volume of 280 mm x 280 mm x 250 mm, which enables large prints or making many small ones at once. As mentioned a couple of sentences prior to this one, if there was one 3D printer I’d choose to describe as a workhorse, it’s this one. Buy it on Amazon.

#3: FlashForge 3D Printer Creator Pro

Why is it in the top 5? You’re not going to find anything better in it’s price range ($899). The FlashForge 3D Printer Creator Pro is heavy, but it’s one of the more optimal machines you’ll come across in the field of 3D printers.

The original Creator had a wooden frame. Now there’s a sturdy metal frame, and aluminum plate that is aviation grade ensures a completely flat surface that won’t warp when things get hotter. It has a build envelope of 225 x 145 x 150 mm and build volume of about 5 liters. It has excellent software (Flashprint), so there’s no more need for aftermarket software purchase. It’s not the TAZ 6 or the Replicator+, but at under $1000, it’s the best 3D printer you can get. Buy it on Amazon.

#4: XYZprinting da Vinci mini 3D Printer

Why is it in the top 5? Just like the Borlee Mini 01 that comes after it, for those looking for smaller size of 3D printing and spending a little less, it’s hard to beat the quality of the da Vinci mini 3D printer.

At just under $270, it’s the least-expensive item on our list, but it doesn’t make it inferior. It simply fits specific needs that don’t call for a massive 3D printer. It’s connectivity to your local network is terrific, it has an excellent auto-intuitive auto calibration system and despite being “small” it’s anything but fragile, with a robust aluminum print bed, building in the size of 5.9×5.9×5.9 inch. It’s extremely precise, and can withstand pretty much anything you throw at it, making it the ideal mini 3D printer. Buy it on Amazon.

#5: Borlee Mini01 Compact 3D Printer

Why is it in the top 5? Just like the previous 3D printer, the Borlee Mini01 Desktop compact 3D printer offers a much easier price to cope with for those who don’t need the best and biggest, but something that is simply a good fit to their needs.

When it comes to entry level printers, the Mini01 is the ideal 3D printer. It’s easy to tune, calibrate and use. It gives you the freedom to use 3D printing software like Cura/Repeitor-hostfor for simple customization of 3D models. If you’re a noob or beginner at 3D printer, this is the way to start off right. Buy it on Amazon.

First Runner Up: FlashForge Dreamer 3D Printer

A terrific FlashForge creation, the Dreamer 3D printer probably has the best look out of the bunch. It works on the FlashPrint software, which is compatible both with Skeinforge and Slic3r slicing. It has a sleek look, but what’s important are the performances, which thanks to to the enclosed body produces insulated and protected prints. At its price range (a tad over $1000) it’s the best on the market right now. Buy it on Amazon.

Second Runner Up: Qidi Tech Dual Extruder 3D Printer

My favorite thing about the Qidi Tech 3D printer is the easy to use software, enabling simple customization of 3D models. It’s fully metal, with an aluminum plate so the surface remains flat and doesn’t warp during the heating process. At the $500-$1000 price range, it’s inferior only to the FlashForge Creator Pro, Plus, Qidi have excellent customer support, maybe the best in the business. Buy it on Amazon.

Famous Last Words

When carefully choosing the 3D printers to recommend you, we considered performance, price and value. There are two printers here that are a cut above the rest: The TAZ 6 and MakerBot Replicator+, but they also cost considerably more than the rest. There are printers with greater capabilities than the da Vinci mini or the Borlee Mini01, but people will less grandiose needs count. For those, the mini 3D printers presented here are the ideal choice, and obviously won’t set you back as the cream of the crop.

5 Best Robotic Vacuum Cleaners for 2016

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As us humans become lazier, cleaning the house becomes the robots responsibility, as in robotic vacuum cleaners, so good they’re almost as important as another family member.

And to be sure you pick the right one for your needs, we dug deep and came with the results that will make your life a lot easier, and your home a lot cleaner: The 5 best robotic vacuum cleaners for you to buy, taking performance, weight, price and good looks into consideration, giving you excellence along with value and most importantly, cleanliness.

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#1 iRobot Roomba 880#2 Crenova Robot Vacuum Cleaner#3 iRobot Roomba 650#4 bObi Pet Robotic Vacuum Cleaner#5 ILIFE V3s Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Weight8.4 pounds7 pounds11.8 pounds10 pounds4.5 pounds
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#1 Best Robot Vacuum Cleaner: iRobot Roomba 880 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Why is it the best? The iRobot Roomba 880 is better than a human being with the best standard vacuum. Simple as that. It’s light, easy to clean, and pretty much gets everything.

In our opinion and according to almost every review on Amazon, the iRobot Roomba 880 vacuum cleaner is pretty much the perfect device to keep your place looking sparkling clean. It gets under the bed, it doesn’t leave batches of dust unchecked and different surfaces in the house don’t get in its way of getting the job done. Buy it on Amazon.

#2: Crenova Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Why is it in the top 5? Based on the wisdom of the masses, it’s on of the few robot vacuum cleaner with a 5-star review rating that isn’t something bought on rare occasions.

The combination of its price ($299 currently) and its performance makes the Crenova a-close-to-perfect cleaning addition to your home. It does a great job of avoiding obstacles, getting on (and off) rugs and has no problem accurately mapping the home and its rooms, making it was back to the docking station when it’s time to recharge. And for people with pets: It’s wonderful at taking care of that too, unlike some lesser vacuum robots that struggle with that kind of denisty. Buy it on Amazon.

#3: iRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Why is it in the top 5? It’s the #1 best selling robotic vacuum cleaner on Amazon, and that doesn’t happen just because of brand name or good looks.

The Roomba 650 works great on all surfaces: Carpet, tile, hardwood, laminate & more. Out of all the devices on this list, it’s probably the best equipped to handle dog fur and pet hair in general, despite not having ‘pet’ in the title. It’s a tad heavy compared to the Roomba 880 and it might occasionally get stuck on a difficult rug. Besides that, it’s a terrific purchase. Buy it now.

#4: bObi Pet Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Why is in the top 5? One reason is practical: the bObi is terrific when it comes to handling pets. One reason is superficial: Its scarlet version just looks great.

Most robotic vacuum cleaners come in black or a very dark color. However, the bObi Pet Robotic Vacuum cleaner can come in scarlet or silver, with the scarlet version my personal favorite. But forget about the colors: It does an amazing job not just with dirt, dust and pet hair. It also gets rid of pet paw prints which are underrated when it comes to cleaning difficulty. For those who plan on calling them up to complain about something, the customer service, if there’s actually a problem, is terrific. Buy it now.

#5: ILIFE V3s Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Why is in the top 5? For its price range, you’re not going to find anything that comes remotely close in terms of performances.

The ILIFE V3s vacuum is the lightest in the group, only 4.5 pounds. It’s the only one, with or without a discount, that comes at a price of under $200. It needs a few runs to map out the house and avoid getting stuck in, on and under places, but it learns from mistakes. In about a week it won’t need you to rescue it anymore. It’ll get under pretty much anything and do a fantastic job with pet hair. Simple to use, and a lot more affordable than other, inferior options. Buy it on Amazon.

First Runner-Up: ECOVACS Deebot N78 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

The Deebot N78, like the ILIFE V3, belongs to a group of less expensive robot vacuums. That doesn’t make it inferior. Its mopping attachment is probably the only thing that could use an upgrade, leaving things wet-clean and not clean-clean. It didn’t make it in because it struggles with stuff that’s a bit sticky and sticks hard to the floor. Other than that, it’s an excellent product. Buy it now.

Second Runner-Up: bObsweep PetHair Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

As I’ve said before, I love robotic vacuums with color options, and the bObsweep vacuum has a rouge and a more expensive champagne exterior. It’s specifically designed to clean up pet hair and paw prints, and does a very good job at that. It also has a 1-liter dustbin, which just might be the largest in the robot vacuum industry, at least according to bObsweep, who also have terrific customer service. Two minor minuses (keeping it out of the top 5)” It has a tendency to get stuck on loose chords, and a slightly difficult-to-learn scheduling system. It’s probably the perfect vacuum for apartments that don’t have too many things to get in the way of cleaning. Buy it on Amazon.

To Summarize

Basically, you can’t go wrong here, no matter which robotic vacuum cleaner you buy. These are all fantastic products (some better than others) that will keep your house clean without too much maintenance. The iRobot Roomba 880 is the best and costs like one as well, but it covers all the angles and problems you might have. Some people love a massive bin so they don’t have to clean the vacuum too often. For that purpose, go with the bObsweep Pethair robotic vacuum. And if pets are really the issue, I’m split between two: The iRobot Roomba 650 or the bObi pet robotic vacuum cleaner. You’ll be very pleased with both. The end result, with all of these vacuums, will be having a much cleaner home, and one less thing to worry about.