You might immediately assume that the iRobot Roomba 675 is the better choice because of its brand recognition, but when it comes down to it, the RoboVac 15C Max offers much better suction power, a longer battery life, and a larger capacity — all for a similar, if not lower, price. Add in the fact that it offers the same smart features, like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, and buying it over the Roomba is a no-brainer.
Performance is key
iRobot has long built up the Roomba name as being almost synonymous with the robotic vacuum — but it's not the only player in the game. Other companies, like Anker's Eufy, have cottoned on to the idea, and are now building arguably better products at lower prices. That's not to say that the Roomba 675 is a bad purchase — just that it's seriously under threat by the competition. Here's everything you need to know.
|Eufy RoboVac 15C Max||iRobot Roomba 675|
|Rated Suction Power||2,000Pa||600Pa|
|Maximum Battery Life||100 Minutes||90 Minutes|
|Dimensions||12.8 x 12.8 x 2.85 inches||13.4 x 13.4 x 3.5 inches|
|Digital Assistant Support||Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa||Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa|
It would be easy to assume that suction power is the only thing to consider when buying a vacuum of any kind, but when it comes to robotic vacuums, there are actually plenty of other considerations to make. Both the iRobot Roomba 675 and the Eufy RoboVac 15C Max normally come in the $260 price range, though the RoboVac is on sale for a limited time. Turns out that despite the usually even price they offer pretty drastically different performance, features, and more.
That, of course, isn't to say that suction isn't important. After all, it's suction power that essentially dictates how well the vacuum can suck up the dirt and the dust in your home as it makes its way through a room. Suction power is measured in pascals, abbreviated as Pa. The definition of a pascal can get a little complicated, but the gist of it is the higher the number, the more suction power you'll get. The iRobot Roomba 675 offers 600Pa, which isn't bad. That said, the Eufy RoboVac 15C Max seriously steps things up to an impressive 2,000Pa — so you're getting more than triple the suction power in a vacuum that's essentially the same price.
The dimensions of the vacuums can have an impact too — especially when it comes to being able to clean under furniture and avoid getting stuck under furniture that's low to the floor. The RoboVac 15C Max is only 2.85 inches tall — which is quite a bit slimmer than the 3.5-inch Roomba 675.
Both of these two vacuums offer a three-stage cleaning system that's aimed at loosening and lifting dirt out of the carpet and other floors. They're both fully capable of cleaning both carpet and hard floors, but combine with the improved suction power, the RoboVac 15C Max is likely better at cleaning hard-to-lift things like pet hair. Neither of the two vacuums offer more advanced mapping features on offer by more expensive vacuums, so don't expect to be able to do things like spot clean — but both Eufy and iRobot make more expensive vacuums that do offer those features.
Keeping things quiet
Performance doesn't always equate to more noise. According to Eufy, the vacuum operates at a noise level of 55dB, which is around the same noise level as a microwave operating. According to Smart Robot Reviews, the Roomba 675 operates at 62dB — which isn't a lot louder, but it is louder. If loudness is important to you, you'll want to get the RoboVac 15C Max.
Of course, battery life is important to note too. The iRobot Roomba 675 has a battery life of an impressive 90 minutes, which should be more than enough to clean any small to medium-large home. The Eufy RoboVac 15C Max steps things up to an even better 100 minutes. Safe to say, the battery life is similar enough to where you shouldn't make your purchase decision based on it, but a longer battery life is always better.
Many will want their robotic vacuum to integrate with the rest of their smart home, and thankfully both devices do so relatively well. They both support both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, meaning that you'll be able to use your voice to initiate cleaning and to tell the vacuum to return to its charger. It's a handy touch — and means that you won't have to use your phone to control the vacuums if you don't want to. Other smart features include the ability to schedule cleaning, and the ability to control the vacuum through the accompanying app. Both of these vacuums offer both of those features.
The RoboVac 15C Max is simply the better device
There's really no two ways about this. The iRobot Roomba 675 is a solid vacuum — but the Eufy RoboVac 15C Max is simply better in almost every way. It has a better battery life, is more powerful, and it normally comes at a similar price. It even offers the same smart home integration, meaning that you can connect the vacuum to your preferred digital assistant, unless it's Siri.
Eufy offers other robotic vacuums that you might find helpful too. For example, if you don't need the Wi-Fi connectivity, you can opt for the cheaper RoboVac 30.
Powerful yet affordable
Quieter, better battery life, and better performance
The Eufy RoboVac 15C Max offers good performance, a great battery life, and it works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Alexa can clean your home with the Roomba 675
The iRobot Roomba 675 may not offer the same performance or battery life, but it still offers some smart features and decent value for money.
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