We gravitated pretty naturally towards robot vacuums for one of our first home appliance round-ups. To get our footing in the space, we tackled the flagship model from four different vendors. That gave us a broad price range, from Infinuvo's new, $349 CleanMate QQ5, all the way up to LG's $799 Hom-Bot Square. Surprise: price doesn't always correlate with performance. Of course we looked at a Roomba, too. iRobot sent over its top-of-the-line Roomba 790, which comes in at a heady $699.
One of the most interesting things about our tests was watching each robot make pathing … Read more