Our favorite robot vacuum is back on sale at its record-low price

The iRobot Roomba Combo j7 Plus on a purple background with a sticker saying 'lowest price'
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Hold on, am I reading this right? Our favorite robot vacuum is back on sale, but only after Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

That's right, just weeks after TechRadar dubbed the iRobot Roomba Combo j7 Plus the Best Robot Vacuum of 2023 in the TechRadar Choice Awards, it's seeing a phenomenal, record-breaking discount for the second time this month, but only after a vast majority of this weekend's sales are being discontinued.

I think the iRobot Roomba Combo j7 Plus is the best robot vacuum money can buy, but my main criticism has always been just how much money you need to buy it. Normally, it'll set you back $999, but right now it's just $699.99 at Amazon. This deal ended fairly quickly earlier in November, so I'd recommend acting quickly.

While the sales are officially over, there are still a number of Cyber Monday robot vacuum deals still live, so make sure to check out other models still available. For something more affordable, I'd strongly recommend this deal for the iRobot Roomba 694, which is staggeringly affordable at Amazon right now.

iRobot Roomba Combo j7 Plus - cheapest price yet

iRobot Roomba Combo j7 Plus: $999.99 now $699 at Amazon30% off -

iRobot Roomba Combo j7 Plus: was $999.99 now $699 at Amazon
30% off - The iRobot Roomba Combo j7 Plus is one of the more advanced robot vacuums, with features like smart mapping, obstacle identification and avoidance, and a fully retractable mop pad. That's why it recently won our annual TechRadar Choice Award. It hits a new record low with this post-Black Friday robot vacuum deal, dropping $101 lower than its previous lowest price.

If I didn't already own this mopping and vacuuming powerhouse, I'd certainly be adding this deal to my basket. As we highlighted in our review, it's packed with incredibly powerful AI, offering superior object detection and navigation, as well as a clever, retractable mop function that'll keep your carpets dry and your hard floors gleaming.

One of my favorite things about the j7 Combo Plus is how hands-free it is; all I ever need to do is use voice commands, the app, or the on-vacuum controls to start the vacuum, and it'll intelligently map and clean my home. You can even request cleaning in specific rooms, and customize the cleaning intensity room-by-room. There's no fussing with mop pads or emptying the vacuum; it empties automatically into the base (included in this deal), which I've only needed to empty a couple of times in the year I've been using the robovac.

If your home needs a deeper clean, you can also turn on the SmartScrub feature. In this mode, the Roomba Combo j7 Plus will scrub the floors by moving back and forth, just like you would with a handheld mop.

Of course, I'd be remiss to not mention my favorite robovac guarantee; the P.O.O.P. (Pet Owner Official Promise), a commitment from iRobot to replace your device for free should it ever have an unfortunate run-in with pet waste. Thankfully, the onboard object detection is incredibly powerful, and will also avoid obstacles like clothes, wires, shoes, and towels with impressive accuracy.

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Josephine Watson
Managing Editor, Lifestyle

Josephine Watson (@JosieWatson) is TechRadar's Managing Editor - Lifestyle. Josephine has previously written on a variety of topics, from pop culture to gaming and even the energy industry, joining TechRadar to support general site management. She is a smart home nerd, as well as an advocate for internet safety and education, and has also made a point of using her position to fight for progression in the treatment of diversity and inclusion, mental health, and neurodiversity in corporate settings. Generally, you'll find her watching Disney movies, playing on her Switch, or showing people pictures of her cats, Mr. Smith and Heady.