Roomba Alternative – bObsweep, Neato, or…?
The iRobot Roomba has been around for a long time. Since it’s introduction in 2002, it’s swept the world by storm (See what I did there?). iRobot has such a strong foothold in the robotic vacuum business that it seems that no other Roomba alternative can even compete. As I’m writing this article, I can’t help but think that yes, I am really biased toward the iRobot Roomba because it’s an awesome piece of kit.
iRobot has been in the robotics business since 1990, longer than any other robotics company offering robotic vacuums. The history of the company is impressive, colored with military robots that remove landmines, policing robots and other tactical gear before finally producing the Roomba. That’s a lot of history in tech years, and it’s no wonder why they’re the best (in my opinion of course). But there has to be a Roomba alternative, which is why you’re here, and why I’m writing this.