I can't believe the new Roomba robot vacuum has a great Black Friday deal

The Roomba Combo j9+ in its self-emptying charging dock next to a sign reading "Big Savings"
(Image credit: iRobot)

Update: Annoyingly it looks like this deal has disappeared after being live for a few days. If you're after a new robot vacuum we'd recommend keeping your eyes peeled for similar deals as Black Friday (Friday, November 24) approaches, as hopefully this mega saving isn't gone forever. You should also check out our Black Friday robot vacuum deals for other great deals live right now.

Original: If you're after a robot vacuum this Black Friday then you're in luck as Amazon has deals on the latest and greatest Roomba j9+ from iRobot. This self-emptying smart vacuum is currently $300 off, and you can save $400 on the Combo j9+ with a mop.

We've recently been testing the new smart vac (look out for our review in the next few weeks) and we've been impressed by its cleaning capabilities. It can cleverly tell the difference between obstructions it should go around and dirt piles it needs to pick up, it can detect which rooms typically get messiest and tidy them first, and it can scrub at tough stains to keep your hard floors looking cleaner. Best of all, with the self emptying dock you only need to empty the vacuum roughly every two months.

This Black Friday deal at Amazon is a great one, especially because the robot vacuum is so new. We weren't expecting to see a Roomba j9+ deal this Black Friday, and we'd be surprised if it gets much better, so you might want to hop on this saving while you can.

Looking for something different? Check out our Black Friday robot vacuum deals page for other robo vacs, our Black Friday vacuum deals guide for more traditional cleaning appliances, or our Black Friday Dyson deals page for savings on Dyson's gadgets (including the Airwrap).

Today's best Roomba Black Friday deals

iRobot Roomba Combo j9+: was

iRobot Roomba Combo j9+: was $1,399 now $999 at Amazon
The Combo j9+ is an excellent Roomba with impressive cleaning abilities, dirt detection so it can prioritize your dirtiest rooms, and smart scrub so that its mop can tackle hardy stains. Best of all, it has a self-emptying dock so that it can empty itself, and the dock can store up to 60 days' worth of debris and 30 days' worth of clean liquid.

iRobot Roomba j9+: was

iRobot Roomba j9+: was $899 now $599 at Amazon
This version of the Roomba j9 has most of its cleaning capabilities, it just lacks a mop for wiping hard floors. This is a shame but for $400 less than the Combo model above (and $300 less than its usual price) this is a deal you shouldn't sniff at. Plus it still comes with the self-emptying dock which is the more helpful of the Roomba upgrades if you ask us.

iRobot Roomba Combo i5+: was

iRobot Roomba Combo i5+: was $499 now $349 at Amazon
Alternatively, you could opt for iRobot's Roomba Combo i5+ robot vacuum, down to just $349. It's a decent robo vac but there are two important downsides compared to the Combo j9+: it's only designed for homes with hard floors (rather than a mix of carpet and hard floors) and its mop has to be attached and removed manually. It's also less smart but still offers a decent clean and will empty itself.

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Hamish Hector
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