iRobot’s various Roomba models are obviously the most talked-about robot vacuums, and the $650 Roomba 960 that’s down to $399 is the hottest robot vacuum we’ve covered during Black Friday. But what if we told you that there’s another model from a brand that’s almost as big as iRobot, it’s on sale for $50 less than the Roomba 960, and it has an incredible self-clearing feature that you’d otherwise only get in the $1,000 Roomba i7? It’s not a dream, it’s the Shark IQ R1001AE Robot Vacuum with Self-Empty Base, and it’s on sale for $349.99 right now for Black Friday!

Here’s the scoop from the product page:

  • Forget about vacuuming for up to a month with washable, bagless self empty base. Holds up to 30 days of dirt and debris
  • Unbeatable suction vs any Shark(R) robot vacuum for pick up for large and small debris, as well as pet hair on carpets and hard floors
  • Self cleaning brushroll removes pet hair and long hair from the brushroll as it cleans—no more hair wrap
  • Schedule cleanings, target specific rooms or areas with the Shark (R) Clean App or voice control with Alexa
  • Total home mapping with room select maps your home and lets you choose which rooms to clean or avoid


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