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Eufy vs. Roomba: Side-by-Side Comparison

Derek Hales

Written By: Derek Hales

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If you’re in the market for a robot vacuum, chances are, you have likely heard of Eufy vs. Roomba. Roomba is well known for a long history of successful robot vacuums.

Eufy may not have as many models under its proverbial belt, but if you’re looking for a value-packed competitor to the Roomba name, Eufy may be a good fit.

Which is right for you? Let’s dive in and find out.

Eufy vs. Roomba Comparison Chart

PRODUCT DETAILS

Long Run Time

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Eufy RoboVac G30
  • Run Time: 110 mins
  • Boundaries: None
  • Navigation: Dynamic 2.0
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Self-Empty

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Roomba S9+
  • Run Time: 75 mins (with Recharge & Resume)
  • Boundaries: In-app
  • Navigation: Digital Mapping
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High Suction

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Eufy RoboVac 30C MAX
  • Run Time: 100 mins
  • Boundaries: Physical Strips
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
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Self-Empty

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Roomba i7+
  • Run Time: 75 mins (with Recharge & Resume)
  • Boundaries: In-app
  • Navigation: Digital Mapping
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High Suction

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Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX
  • Run Time: 100 mins
  • Boundaries: None
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
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Value i Series

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Roomba i3+
  • Run Time: 75 mins (with Recharge & Resume)
  • Boundaries: None
  • Navigation: Digital Mapping
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No WiFi

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Eufy RoboVac 12
  • Run Time: 100 mins
  • Boundaries: None
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
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Great Value

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Roomba e5
  • Run Time: 90 mins
  • Boundaries: Virtual Wall
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
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Budget Choice

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Eufy RoboVac 11
  • Run Time: 100 mins
  • Boundaries: None
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
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On-board Camera

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Roomba 960
  • Run Time: 75 mins (with Recharge & Resume)
  • Boundaries: Virtual Wall
  • Navigation: Obstacle Detection
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Remote Control

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Eufy RoboVac 11S
  • Run Time: 100 mins
  • Boundaries: None
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
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Budget Choice

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Roomba 675
  • Run Time: 90 mins
  • Boundaries: None
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
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Eufy vs. Roomba: The Differences

The Eufy lineup includes:

The Roomba lineup includes:

Note: This does not include every model from each company, but for the sake of simplicity and clarity, we’ve decided to highlight the 6 flagship models from each brand.

Best Model Recommendations

Depending on what exactly you’re looking for, Eufy and Roomba may both have models that suit your needs.

Here are some quick highlights:

Best Performance

Eufy RoboVac G30
  • Run Time: Up to 110 mins
  • Navigation: Dynamic 2.0
  • Suction: 2000 Pa
  • Dust Bin: 0.6L
  • Price: $$
Roomba S9+
  • Run Time: Recharge & Resume
  • Navigation: Digital Mapping
  • Suction: 2500 Pa
  • Dust Bin: Self-Emptying
  • Price: $$$

For the best performance from each brand, we have to highlight the Eufy RoboVac G30 and Roomba S9+. Although their specs have quite a few differences, these are the upper echelon robots from each collection.

Advantages of the Roomba S9+ over the G30 include a self-emptying dust bin and virtual boundary markers (in-app).

The advantages of the Eufy RoboVac G30 is primarily the price, but it does have solid navigation and digital mapping.

HONORABLE MENTIONS: Roomba i7+ (basically a less expensive and slightly less featured version of the S9+) and the Eufy 30C MAX (lacks digital mapping and has less impressive navigation, but good bottom dollar).

Best Value

Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX
  • Run Time: Up to 100 mins
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
  • Suction: 2000 Pa
  • Dust Bin: 0.6L
  • Price: $$
Roomba E5
  • Run Time: Up to 90 mins
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
  • Suction: 1700 Pa
  • Dust Bin: 0.5L
  • Price: $$

For the best bang for your buck, we’ve got to give it to the Eufy Robovac 12 or the Roomba e5. The Roomba e5 has better navigation and cleaning performance, but the Eufy still has good suction and a better bottom dollar.

HONORABLE MENTIONS: Eufy RoboVac 12 or Roomba i3+

Best Budget

Eufy RoboVac 11S
  • Run Time: Up to 100 mins
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
  • Suction: 1300pa
  • Dust Bin: 0.6L
  • Price: $
Roomba 675
  • Run Time: Up to 90 mins
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
  • Suction: 600 Pa
  • Dust Bin: 0.3L
  • Price: $

If the price tag is the most important, Eufy is likely the best option as many of their models fall in the budget tier. For a Roomba that hits the same price point, I would recommend the Roomba 675.

It still has wifi connectivity and solid cleaning performance, but uses a bristle style brushroll (a step down from the updated rubberized brushroll no newer Roombas).

HONORABLE MENTION: Eufy RoboVac 11

Eufy vs. Roomba Model Comparison

Here’s a breakdown of each model and how it compares. Scroll to learn about them all or click the links below to jump right to the specific model you’d like to read about.

  1. Eufy RoboVac G30
  2. Roomba S9+
  3. Eufy RoboVac 30C Max
  4. Roomba i7+
  5. Roomba i3+
  6. Eufy RoboVac 15C
  7. Roomba e5
  8. Eufy RoboVac 12
  9. Roomba 960
  10. Eufy RoboVac 11S
  11. Roomba 675
  12. Eufy RoboVac 11

Eufy RoboVac G30

The Eufy RoboVac G30 is one of the newest Eufy’s to launch, having made its debut in July 2020. This model offers upgraded navigation (Smart Dynamic 2.0), up to 2000Pa suction power, app control, and automatic carpet boost.

It has a 0.6L dust bin capacity, and digital mapping (with map reports), but lacks the ability to create boundary markers or keep out zones.

Eufy RoboVac G30 robot vacuum
Eufy RoboVac G30 robot vacuum

There are a couple of different varieties of the RoboVac G30, with relatively minor variations:

Here are detailed specs for the standard Eufy RoboVac G30:

  • Dimensions: 12.8″ diameter x 32.85″ H
  • Run Time: Up to 110 minutes
  • Weight: 5.29 lbs.

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Pros

  • Advanced navigation with digital mapping
  • Long run time with Recharge & Resume
  • Variations available for custom needs (G30 Edge or G30 Hybrid)

Cons

  • G30 Standard lacks boundary markers

Roomba S9+

The Roomba S9+ is one of the most advanced robot vacuums on the market. It has advanced features like top-of-the-line navigation as well as a self-emptying dust bin.

Roomba S9+ plus robot vacuum
Roomba S9+

Other stand-out features include advanced digital mapping, excellent navigation, digital keep-out zones, scheduling, incredible suction, and more. It’s among the most advanced and high-end robot vacuum we’ve tested to date.

  • Dimensions: 12.25″ diameter x 3.5″ H
  • Run Time: 75 minutes + Recharge & Resume technology
  • Weight: 8.15 lbs.

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Pros

  • D-shaped body style makes it easier to clean in corners and along edges
  • 40X the suction power of older Roombas (ex: Roomba 600 series)
  • Self-empty dust bin

Cons

  • Very high price point

Click here to read the full review for the Roomba S9+.

Eufy RoboVac 30C MAX

The Eufy 30C MAX is a top-performing robot in the Eufy collection. As a “MAX” model, it offers higher suction power (2000 Pa) compared to standard RoboVac models.

Eufy 30C robot vacuum cleaning

In addition to powerful suction, the 30C Max also offers scheduled cleaning, WiFi connectivity (with optional Amazon controls), and advanced sensors for drop detection and obstacle avoidance.

  • Dimensions: 11″ diameter x 2.85″ H
  • Run Time: Up to 100 minutes
  • Weight: 5.95 lbs

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Pros

  • Improved suction power, up to 2000 Pa, and automatically adjusts suction based on floor type
  • Includes physical boundary strips
  • Wifi connectivity for easy remote control

Cons

  • Requires physical boundary for zoned or custom cleaning cycle

Roomba i7+

The Roomba i7+ is a powerful robot that is wifi compatible and has great suction power. Advanced navigation keeps this robot cleaning in straighter lines and with digital mapping so you’ll know where it’s been when the cycle is finished.

Roomba i7+ Robot Vacuum
Roomba i7 robot vacuum

Similar to the S9+ model, the Roomba i7+ also comes with a self-emptying dust bin for less maintenance. If you want the savings instead of the new features, you can opt for the S9 or the i7 models without the “+” and receive the exact same vacuum, but with the simpler docking station.

The self-emptying dust bin can be purchased separately if you have regrets later and want to upgrade.

  • Dimensions: 13.3″ diameter x 3.6″ H
  • Run Time: 75 minutes + Recharge & Resume technology
  • Weight: 7.4 pounds

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Pros

  • Long run time and offers the Recharge and Resume feature for easy charging in the middle of a cleaning cycle
  • Self-emptying dustbin when you opt for the i7+ model
  • Extremely impressive cleaning performance on all floor types

Cons

  • Expensive compared to other robot vacuums, especially those in the Eufy lineup
  • The i7+ model will require replacement dust bags, which is an additional maintenance cost.

Click here to read the full review of the Roomba i7+.

Roomba i3+

The Roomba i3+ is the most affordable robot in the i Series that includes the self-emptying dust bin (like the S9+ and i7+) as well as advanced navigation, zoned cleaning, and compatibility with the iRobot Genius app upgrade.

Roomba i3+ Clean Base
Roomba i3+ Clean Base

Similar to the S9 and i7, the i3 is avaiable with or without the “+” which basically means with or without the Clean Base self-emptying docking station.

Opting for the model without the self-emptying base means cost savings right back in your pocket.

Unlike the S9 or i7, the i3 uses more basic mapping. While it does create a digital map, this map isn’t “smart”, does not allow zoned cleaning cycles, or keep-out boundaries.

  • Dimensions: 13.26″ diameter x 3.63″ H
  • Run Time: 75 minutes + Recharge & Resume technology
  • Weight: 7.4 pounds

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Pros

  • More affordable than the S9+ or i7+, while still including the self-emptying dust bin
  • Excellent cleaning performance on all floor types
  • Includes zoned cleaning, advanced navigation, and an upgraded app experience (iRobot Genius)

Cons

  • Still more expensive compared to Eufy vacuums

Click here to read the full review of the Roomba i3+.

Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX

The Eufy 15C MAX offers more suction power than all non “MAX” models, excluding the RoboVac G30. It has a variety of cleaning modes, wifi connectivity, and in-app controls.

The dust bin holds up to 0.6L of debris which is larger than comparable Roomba dust bins (ie: Roomba 675 or the Roomba e5).

Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX robot vacuum cleaning

The navigation is basic and it will run in a random pattern, bumping into items and continuing in a different direction.

The methods are a bit sporadic, but it can still get the job done.

  • Dimensions: 12.8″ diameter x 2.85″ H
  • Run Time: Up to 100 minutes
  • Weight: 5.95 pounds

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Pros

  • Good suction power, more than the RoboVac 11S or Roomba 675
  • Long run time
  • Wifi compatible / Amazon Alexa enabled

Cons

  • Does not include boundary strips
  • Drastically decreased run time when used on MAX mode

Roomba e5

The Roomba e5 is a part of the Roomba e Series and serves as a budget option for people who want a newer flagship model, but without the high price tag.

It has wifi connectivity, Alexa control, simpler navigation, great cleaning performance, and the newer style filter like the i7+ and S9+ models.

Roomba e5 cleaning cereal on hardwood floor
Roomba e5 robot vacuum

One disadvantage of the e5 is that it lacks digital mapping and advanced navigation. It will bump around obstacles and continue instead of intelligently mapping them.

But that being said, Eufy robots will navigate the same way so it’s not really a factor in this comparison.

  • Dimensions: 13.3″ diameter x 3.6″ H
  • Run Time: Up to 90 minutes
  • Weight: 7.2 pounds
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Pros

  • Still has a long 90-minute run time
  • Excellent cleaning performance on all floor types
  • Wifi connectivity for easy scheduled cycles, voice control, or control while on-the-go

Cons

  • No on-board camera, which can mean less advanced navigation
  • No Recharge & Resume feature

Click here to read the full review of the Roomba e5.

Eufy RoboVac 12

The Eufy RoboVac 12 is the updated version to the RoboVac 11 Series. It offers 1500 Pa of suction power, which is more than the 11S (1300 Pa), but less than the 15C MAX (2000 Pa).

Eufy RoboVac 12 robot vacuum

It has four different cleaning modes and comes with a remote control to easily make adjustments during a cleaning cycle. You can also schedule cleaning cycles, but keep in mind, all cycles must run at the same time every day of the week.

NOTE: For custom cleanings that run on different times on different days, refer to the Eufy 30C / 30C MAX.

One thing it lacks is wifi connectivity. If you want to control the vacuum directly from your smartphone see digital mapping reports, the Eufy 12 may not be a good option for you.

  • Dimensions: 12.8″ diameter x. 2.85″ H
  • Run Time: Up to 100 minutes
  • Weight: 5.7 pounds

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Pros

  • Remote control provided
  • Long run time

Cons

  • Lacks wifi connectivity / Amazon Alexa
  • Does not come with any boundary strips

Roomba 960

The Roomba 960 is one of the two models in the 900 Series, but is still in the flagship lineup. The 960 is a solid option for a balanced robot vacuum at a decent price.

Roomba 960
Roomba 960

It offers many of the same features as the Roomba 980 / 981 (see our review here) like wifi-connectivity, scheduled cleanings, high-performance filtration, and the advanced brushroll, which is better at preventing tangles than the older bristle style brushroll.

The 960 models also have the ability to generate wireless cleaning reports, available on your smartphone via the iRobot Home app.

  • Dimensions: 13.8″ diameter x 3.6″ H
  • Run Time: Up to 120 minutes
  • Weight: 8.6 pounds

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Pros

  • Extended 75-minute run time
  • Recharge and Resume makes it easy for the Roomba to keep cleaning large floor plans or high traffic areas until the job is done
  • Low annual maintenance costs

Cons

  • Can be harder to find than other models
  • Lacks the “Power Boost” feature for cleaning high pile carpets (see: Roomba 980)

Click here to read the full review of the Roomba 960.

Eufy RoboVac 11s

The Eufy 11S scored 97% in our cleaning tests overall, struggling the most with sugar on carpets. Despite that, it’s an excellent choice for slightly higher budgets or those looking for a good value.

cleaning hardwood floors with the eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11s
cleaning hardwood floors with the eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11s

Is has all of the same specs and features of the Eufy RoboVac 11, but packs a greater punch with more suction (1300 Pa) than both the 11 or the 11+ submodels.

  • Dimensions: 12.6″ x 3.5″ H
  • Run Time: Up to 100 minutes
  • Weight: 5.87 lbs.

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Pros

  • Comes with 5 different cleaning modes
  • Excellent cleaning performance on all floor types
  • Easy to control via remote control or smartphone

Cons

  • Running on max mode has a significantly shorter run time
  • Lacks digital mapping for advanced navigation
  • No compatible apps for smartphone-based controls

Click here to read our full review for the Eufy RoboVac 11S.

Roomba 675

The Roomba 675 is the most basic model among the Roomba flagships. It uses a bristle brushroll, offers scheduled cycles, wifi connectivity, and still has a solid cleaning performance.

Roomba 675 cleaning rug
Roomba 675

It has a good run time and is a good option if you’re looking for a great value with a reasonable price tag.

  • Dimensions: 13.4″ diameter x 3.5 H
  • Run Time: Up to 90 minutes
  • Weight: 7.8 pounds

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Pros

  • Overall cleaning performance of 95%
  • A great budget / value robot that still includes wifi connectivity for smartphone control
  • 90-minute run time

Cons

  • Struggles a bit with cleaning fine debris from carpet
  • Bristle brushroll may cause tangles or clogs compared to the more advanced rubberized brushroll

Click here to read the full review of the Roomba 675.

Eufy RoboVac 11

The Eufy RoboVac 11 is the more basic version of the 11S. It has slightly less suction and a slightly taller profile, but otherwise is quite similar.

The Eufy 11 has a couple of different cleaning modes you can choose from. When you’re ready to start cleaning, you can start it manually with the push start button or use the provided remote control, which comes with the vacuum.

Eufy RobotVac 11
Eufy RobotVac 11

Aside from these benefits, this vacuum does lack many popular bells and whistles, like wifi connectivity, memory mapping, zoned cleaning, etc. This could be a deterrent to the Eufy 11 if you’re looking for more features.

  • Dimensions: 13″ diameter x. 3.1″ H
  • Run Time: Up to 100 minutes
  • Weight: 6.7 pounds

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Pros

  • Remote control allows you to direct the vacuum from a distance
  • Several modes for specific cleaning types

Cons

  • No wifi connectivity
  • Tends to clean slower than other robot vacuums (based on our tests)

Click here to read the full review of the Eufy RoboVac 11.

Should you Buy a Eufy or Roomba?

Alright, so we covered a lot of ground here, reviewing 12 different models across the two different brands. Specs, features, cleaning performance, and more.

So at the end of the day, which robot vacuum is best for you? The answer comes by looking at exactly what your needs are.

If you’re looking for a robot with self-emptying dust bin, go with:

  • Roomba S9+: The price tag is steep, but it’s hard to beat the performance of the Roomba S9+ if you’re looking for a vacuum that has excellent navigation, alerts, mapping directly on your smartphone, and a self-emptying dust bin. Bottom-line? Roomba S9+ is the best of the best.
  • Roomba i7+: Similar to the S9+, the i7+ also has a self-emptying dust bin and many of the same specs. It has slightly less suction, but still plenty to achieve a nearly flawless cleaning score (99% overall).

If you’re looking for the best value, I’d recommend the:

  • Eufy 15C MAX: The 15C MAX has improved suction, a long run time, and a good price. If you don’t need the rubberized brushroll and want to save some cash, the 15C Max is a good option.
  • Roomba e5: This vacuum is affordably priced, but also has wifi connectivity, the rubberized brushroll (which the Eufy models lack) and upgraded filter.

If you’re looking for a solid option on a budget, go with:

  • Any Eufy: Basically all Eufy vacuums fall easily under $400, give or take. While the brand skips many of the advanced features that Roomba offers like digital mapping, advanced navigation, and comparable suction, Eufy still makes a good machine.
  • Roomba 675: The Roomba 675 is our top pick for budget options. It is affordable, still has wifi connectivity and good cleaning performance (95% overall).

Have Questions?

Still have questions or need help deciding which model is right for you?

Use the comment form below to ask your question. We do our best to answer all questions within 24 hours.

ChangeLog

  • February 5, 2021 – Major updates to the page adding new models, removing discontinued models, improved formatting, and correcting a few minor errors.
  • July 27, 2020 – Initial version of the page was published.

About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ModernCastle.com. He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider, Realtor.com, She Knows, and other major publications. Derek has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Hales has been testing and reviewing products for the home since 2014.

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16 Comments on “Eufy vs. Roomba: Side-by-Side Comparison”

  1. I am looking to buy a new vacuum for my husband to be used in our 900 sq.ft. weekend ranch home. I am looking for a budget friendly vacuum that is good at picking up mostly sand, dirt, small bugs. He just wants something better than the battery operated swifer type vac/mop we use now…so not looking for something too fancy. Any help would be much appreciated.
    Thank you

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  2. Trying to decide between the Roomba i7 and the Eufy G30.
    I have already sent back 2 other robots from other companies. I want a vacume that can go (on its own) under 6 dining room chairs. The other ones I have tried all go under but get stuck. I have an i7 archived on Amazon BUT I would like to make a decision on the one that will do the best job. Most work is on ceramic tiles. hallway and bedrooms have carpet. I hope you can help!

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    • We haven’t tested the Eufy G30, but looking at the specs, I would be surprised if it’s able to handle your chairs all that well.

      Even the Roomba i7+ could struggle there. While it does have a camera and more advanced navigation (relative to many robots), it’s not infallible.

      The only other robot worthy of consideration would be the Roborock S6 MaxV. It has a front facing camera and an obstacle detection AI built in. In our tests, it was able to identify common “get stuck on” issues and avoid them. You can find it here – https://amzn.to/3cGk9EN?tag=moderncastle-20

  3. I read all models. I think eufy 30c max is good enough but also i like roomba i7 or i3 . I cant decided i7 is worth the price ? And which one is better eufy 30c max or roomba i3 ?

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    • We haven’t tested the Eufy 30c, so I cannot say for sure. But on paper the Roomba i3 looks really good. In addition, it performed extremely well in our tests.

      If budget is an issue I’d say the the i3 or i3+ really are both fantastic options as far as value goes.

  4. Thank you for doing these comparisons. We have a dog who sheds a lot. Are one of these models best for picking up dog hair? Also, do you have to leave the boundary strips out all the time for the Eufy to work and for those models that don’t come with them do you need to purchase them?

    Thanks!

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    • The Roomba with the dual rubber brushrolls are going to perform better for pet hair. So that includes the Roomba e5, i7+, i3+, S9+, and any 900 series Roomba.

      And yes, you’ll need to permanently leave the boundary strips down. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if you can buy standalone strips for the Eufy…not totally sure how many models that works on. Sorry 🙁

  5. Hi…I never hear about Roomba I3…is there an advantage to the I7 over the I3 other than mapping? Would you purchase one over the other?

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    • The Roomba i3+ just launched. You can read our full review here – https://moderncastle.com/roomba-i3-plus-review/

      The biggest advantage to the i7+ is the digital mapping and keep out zones. Both of which help make the i7+ more convenient.

      For me personally, those features are worth the extra cost. But it really depends on your home, needs, and budget.