A month ago, Apple introduced the iPhone Xs and Xs Max. The iPhone Xs is the direct successor to last year's iPhone X, while the Max puts it in the size of an iPhone Plus model.
The two devices are widely seen as a small upgrade on last year's iPhone X, and Apple actually did something different this time. There's actually a feature parity between the iPhone Xs and the Xs Max, aside from the larger battery and screen that comes with the larger body on the Max.
And yes, this is probably one of the most insignificant upgrades in the history of the iPhone. Depending on how you look at it, every year has been significant. The 's' models have always had the major features (Siri, Touch ID, Apple Pay/3D touch), while the years in-between have brought the design changes. This is an 's' year, and there really isn't a specific feature to think of.
Still, the iPhone X was a great device, and this is still an improvement. Here's our review:
|CPU||Hexa-core A12 (dual-core Vortex, quad-core Tempest), quad-core GPU, octa-core NPU|
|Body||157.5x77.4x7.7mm (6.20x3.05x0.30in), 208g (7.34oz)|
|Display||6.5 inches, 1242x2688 (19.5:9), 458ppi, Super AMOLED|
|Camera||12MP + 12MP, Front - 7MP|
|Video||4K - 60fps, Front - 1080p - 60fps|
|Aperture||f/1.8 + f/2.4, Front - f/2.2|
|Camera features||Dual OIS, PDAF, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED dual-tone flash|
|Colors||Space Gray, Silver, Gold|
Once again, Apple opted to not include a fast charger in the box, and it even removed the headphone adapter.
It's an iPhone X, but bigger. If you've got an iPhone X, read those five words and skip over the rest of this section.
I've never liked the design of a Plus-sized iPhone, and it disappoints me that Apple hasn't done anything about it. The standard-sized iPhone is more comfortable to hold, as the flat back makes the big one uncomfortable. If you made that switch at any point from say, an iPhone 6 to an iPhone 8 Plus, then you know what I'm talking about. That's exactly what you're going through in switching from an iPhone X to an iPhone Xs Max.
It's still a beautiful device though, and the gold is sexy. The frame is made of stainless steel, and it has a glass back. That means the device still supports wireless charging, just like last year.
On the right side of the device is the power button and below that, a nano-SIM slot. On the right is the volume rocker and switch to mute the device.
The bottom of the iPhone Xs Max is where you'll find the Lightning port and the speaker grill. The speakers are now asymmetrical, with seven holes on one side and four on the other. This is so Apple could fit another antenna line on the bottom.
The 3.5mm headphone jack can be found in the same place as it's been since the iPhone 7, which is nowhere. Apple includes Lightning EarPods in the box, but there's no more 3.5mm adapter. Sadly, you'd think that a device that costs up to $1,449 might include AirPods, since Bluetooth is clearly the direction that we're heading in, but that's not the case.
As far as the front of the device goes, one thing that isn't directly scaled up to the larger size is the notch. It's the exact same size as it was on the iPhone X. The bezels around the rest of the screen are completely even, something that looks lovely and no other OEM has been able to replicate, despite the trend of copying the notch.
Let's talk about the notch for a moment. Apple wasn't the first to do a notch, even if it's the company that everyone else is imitating. The first was probably the LG V10, and the notch was in the top-left corner of the screen. For some reason, companies have universally decided that the right place for a notch is smack in the middle of your screen.
I don't dislike the idea of notches. After all, why would I want my battery and connectivity status to take up my important screen real estate? I do wish, however, that the iPhone Xs Max would take advantage of its additional real estate though.
For example, a feature that we lost with the iPhone X is the ability to see the battery percentage from the home screen. Apple could have added that back given the larger screen, but it didn't.
The screen itself is beautiful though, and it's been praised across the board. It's Super AMOLED, so it's the same technology that's being used in Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Moto Z, and other devices.
AMOLED stands for active matrix organic light emitting diodes. OLED screens work differently from LCDs in that some pixels are turned off, allowing for true blacks. That's why when you turn on the iPhone Xs Max and see the white Apple logo on the black background, you can't really see where the screen ends and the bezels begin. That's also why when your LCD TV is showing you something all black, you can see that it's still on, because LCDs are entirely backlit.
When colors are rendered on top of the true black, they tend to be more vibrant, rather than the more washed out look you might get on top of the backlight of an LCD. Naturally, there are great LCDs and poor OLED displays, so it's not like one is universally better than the other. Apple's upcoming iPhone Xr will use an LCD, as did the iPhone 8 series and everything that came before it, and it's still going to look great.
OLED displays come in two flavors: active matrix and passive matrix. For a smartphone, AMOLED is almost always better than P-OLED, or PMOLED. PMOLED screens are usually used on smaller devices like wearables.
The short story is that the iPhone Xs Max screen is awesome. I don't believe in display benchmarks (or camera benchmarks for that matter), and I stick to real-world usage tests. If you do want display benchmarks, there are plenty of those available, such as the one from DisplayMate that says it's the best screen ever.
The 1242x2688 resolution is a custom one, which means that Apple isn't using an off-the-shelf part. It's directly scaled up from the iPhone X, so it has the same 458ppi pixel density.
The iPhone Xs series is very much a minor upgrade over the iPhone X. When it comes to thousand-dollar phones, it's tough to make a case for an upgrade; however, battery life could actually be a deciding factor. The battery life on the iPhone Xs Max is phenomenal.
If you were a user of the old iPhone Plus model because of the larger battery and then switched to the iPhone X, you took a hit on battery life. After all, the iPhone X was roughly the same with as a standard-sized iPhone. With the iPhone Xs Max, you get to have that large battery again.
I never struggled to get a full day's charge from the iPhone Xs Max, and most of the time I'd still have some juice left the next day. I'm the type of person that feels the need to charge my phone when it gets down to around 40%, so the fact that I can make it until the end of the day without reaching that, or going slightly beyond that, is awesome.
As far as charging goes, Apple stuck with the same model as last year, with a Lightning port for wired charging and a glass back for wireless Qi charging. The device comes with the same 5W charger it's come with since the Lightning port debuted in the iPhone 5. Sadly, either one will take you about three hours to fully charge the phone.
The good news is that the new iPhones once again support fast charging, and the bad news is that despite paying up to $1,449 for an iPhone Xs Max, it doesn't come with a fast charger in the box. In order to get one, you'll need to buy not only a new power adapter, but a new Lightning cable as well. You'll need the 30W USB-C Power Adapter for $49, and a USB-C to Lightning cable that starts at $19.
I still say that the fast charger is worth it, and it's the only way that I charge my iPhone. You can get a full charge from 0-100% in under two hours.
I'd describe last year's iPhone X camera as mediocre. Sure, the camera is fine for most users, but when you put it up against everything else on the market, it's nothing more than mediocre. The iPhone Xs Max is, well, better than that. It still won't stand up to gems like the Huawei P20 Pro, but it's better than it was.
Like last year's iPhone X, the Xs Max has dual 12MP sensors, with f/1.8 and f/2.4 apertures, the latter of which is for 2X zoom. The telephoto lens is exactly the same, with a 1/3.4" size resulting in 1.0µm pixel size. The primary lens, however, is larger, which provides better low light performance. It's now 1/2.55", so you get a 1.4µm pixel size instead of 1.22µm.
That means that sadly, 2X zoom photos really aren't any better. The idea behind a lens with 2X zoom is that you can zoom without losing quality. With a single lens, it can only see so much, so zooming to 2X gives you half the quality. The 2X lens is packing the same resolution into a smaller sensor, so you're not losing image quality, but low-light performance isn't very good.
The front-facing camera hasn't changed; however, it does have better video recording. While last year's suite of iPhones were the first devices to offer 4K 60fps video capture from the rear camera, this year's models are the first to capture 1080p 60fps video from the front camera.
Apple's new A12 Bionic chipset also has a lot to do with taking photos. It's meant to take a series of shots and either pick the best one or combine elements into a great shot. This can be done because the A12 has a neural engine, a dedicated component for AI and machine learning tasks.
Let's look at some samples.
First, I want to point out a few annoyances that I must point out in every iPhone review. There's still no reasonable way to take 16:9 photos with an iPhone. To do it, you need to take a video and capture a photo while it's recording. Also, you'll notice that every photo I took that should be vertical becomes horizontal when uploaded to the internet. And finally, everything captured with the front camera is upside-down after uploading, and those were fixed by simply opening them in Photoshop and saving them again.
I think that the rear camera can be promoted from mediocre to good. The low light performance is significantly better than last year. It's still not going to compete with Huawei's night mode, but this really isn't for someone that wants to spend four seconds taking a picture.
No, an iPhone camera is for someone that wants to get the best shot they can get in the shortest amount of time, and Apple has always nailed that. In terms of a smartphone camera where you can quickly launch the app and snap a picture without changing settings, the iPhone Xs Max does quite well.
It's important to remember this, as we tend to look at the best smartphone camera. But there isn't one answer, because different people have different needs. The one that takes the best picture might require adjusting too many settings or takes too long to take a picture, and you could miss your kid's first steps.
On to the front camera, that's still mediocre. Nothing about the images scream high quality, and they're a little grainy. I didn't even push the lighting conditions on those. I do deliver Apple a lot of credit for 1080p 60fps video capture though.
As was the case with the display (and most of the device), Apple uses another custom part in the processor. The A12 Bionic once again does better than its competitors; however, it's not as much of an improvement as we've seen over its predecessor than we've seen from the company in the past.
The hexa-core CPU has two big cores and four little cores. The two big ones are made for tasks that require more grunt, while the little cores are efficient, for tasks that don't need that level of power. For example, syncing notifications can be handled by the little cores.
The A12 also includes Apple's custom quad-core GPU along with a dedicated neural engine. This is something that Huawei first did with the Kirin 970 and Qualcomm will do next year with the Snapdragon 855, and it helps with AI and machine learning tasks.
All you really need to know is that this is plenty of power for anything that you're planning on doing with your iPhone. Apple always packs a lot of power into its custom CPUs, and this year is no different.
For benchmarks, I used Geekbench 4, AnTuTu, and GFXBench. First up is Geekbench 4 which tests the CPU.
In comparison with when I reviewed the iPhone X, this isn't a meaningful change. The iPhone X scored 4,237 on single-core and 10,112 on multi-core.
Next up is AnTuTu, which tests a bit of everything.
There's a more meaningful improvement here, as last year's A11 got 236,063. That's because other elements of the chipset are included in this test like the GPU.
Finally, GFXBench tests the GPU.
The thing to take away here is that the A12 Bionic isn't a massive improvement over last year's A11. This isn't necessarily bad news for anyone, but the good news is that if you've still got a phone with an A11, you're in good shape for a while.
I assume that many of the people reading this review are considering buying an iPhone Xs Max, and many of those people are coming from an iPhone that is not an iPhone X. With that in mind, you might not be familiar with the new iOS UX, and you might be a little skeptical, which is natural given that this is the first time that iOS has changed in such a major way.
Here's how it works. Instead of pressing a home button, you now swipe up from the bottom to go home. Swiping up and holding briefly will bring you to multitasking. If you swipe down from the top-right corner you get Control Center, and from the top-middle, you get notifications.
It's a lot more intuitive than you think, and it becomes second nature before you know it. Last year I complained about how it was a pain to go back and forth between the iPhone X and an iPad, which still has the old UX. The good news is that with iOS 12, those gestures work on iPads now too.
Of course, Touch ID is gone in favor of Face ID. You can raise the phone to wake it up, tap the screen, or press the power button. Face ID is always improving, as if it doesn't recognize you, it will learn when you type your PIN. This was something that exceeded my expectations last year, and it's just as good this year.
While the new iPhone X-style UX is old to many of us by now, I did want to include this section for those that haven't used it. It's very easy to get used to.
The iPhone Xs Max is the most expensive mainstream phone to date, starting at $1,099 and topping off at $1,449. As I noted a few weeks ago, it hasn't been long since you could get a brand new iPhone for $199. Those $199 phones were subsidized by contracts, and when contracts went away, we saw the real price of our devices.
At the time, those prices were around $650. Since then though, prices of devices have skyrocketed, as there was no more expected $199 price tag. It's a bit ironic, as we all hated contracts and thought we'd save money if contracts were abolished, and the exact opposite happened.
Here's where this comes into reviewing a new iPhone: you probably don't need this device, or any other thousand-ish dollar device. That was the realization that we were supposed to come to when the true prices of our phones were revealed. The fact is that a $250 Moto G is good for the vast majority of users.
Flagship phones in 2018 are being powered by chipsets that are now being used in Windows 10 laptops. At the same time, people are using a smartphone that costs more than they'd be willing to spend on a PC, for checking social networks and light mobile gaming.
Keep that in mind before you go and spend over a thousand dollars on the iPhone Xs Max. Consider if you'd spend that much on a PC that you get real productivity value from, or on a TV that you get real entertainment value from, and so on. If it's worth it to you, that's cool. I'm not trying to tell you it's not, but you should certainly be asking yourself these things.
MobileFun was kind enough to send some cases my way for the device, so I've been testing those out as well.
Olixar Carbon Fibre Case
Out of all of the cases that were sent to me, this one was probably my favorite. It's got a sleek design, but it also feels sturdy.
$16.96 at MobileFun
Olixar Farley RFID Blocking Executive Wallet Case
If you're the type of person that can get by carrying around just a couple of cards, then you can say goodbye to your wallet with this one. It has two RFID-protected slots for your cards.
$26.10 at MobileFun
Clear Case - Olixar Ultra Thin Gel
This one is more about style than protection. It's like carrying your iPhone naked, but it has a case on it.
$10.43 at Mobile Fun
Case-Mate Tough Case - Matte Black
Ever wish your iPhone case used Microsoft's Fluent Design? Now's your chance. It's a sturdy case with some transparency, so you can see what Apple writes on the back of the phone.
$45.69 at MobileFun
Rearth Ringke Onyx Tough Case
This is another one that promises a combination of design and durability. It has a brushed metal look to it.
$16.96 at MobileFun
UAG Plasma Protective Case - Cobalt
This is definitely the most rugged of the cases that I tested. It's a bit bulky, but that bulk comes with additional protection.
$39.16 at MobileFun
The main conclusion to any iPhone Xs review that you're going to read is that it's a worthy upgrade from iPhone 8 and earlier, and you shouldn't spend the money if you're coming from an iPhone X. Of course, many of us are now on yearly upgrade plans, where it still makes some level of sense to do so.
The only thing that totally makes it worth it for me is the additional battery life. That's the only feature that isn't just a matter of being a little bit better than the iPhone X. This is significant.
Other than that, the iPhone Xs Max is a really great phone, just like its predecessors. Sadly, there's nothing unique that sets it apart from last year's model, but it does well overall.
If you buy one, I don't think you'll regret it, as long as you considered the price point and discussed it with your spouse before purchasing it. As I said in the title, it's bigger, better, and faster, and that's about it.
For the last decade, Macs have been running a UNIX-ish operating system on x86 processors. They’ve been fantastic developer’s machines, and the MacBook Pro is the de facto standard laptop issued to all developers, all hackathon attendees, and arguably, anyone who does real work with a computer.
This week, Apple unveiled the latest MacBook Pro and provided more evidence Steve Jobs actually knew what he was doing. Fifteen hundred bones will get you a MacBook Pro with a last-gen processor, an Escape key, a headphone jack, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports (with one port required for charging). The next model up costs $1800, ditches the Escape key for a dedicated emoji bar, and includes four Thunderbolt 3 ports.
In the past, I have defended people who choose MacBooks as their laptop of choice. A MacBook is a business-class laptop, and of course carries a higher price tag. However, Apple’s latest hardware release was underwhelming and overpriced. If you’re looking for a new laptop, you would do well to consider other brands. To that end, here’s a buyer’s guide to ThinkPads, currently the second most popular laptop I’ve seen with the dev/hacker/code cracker crowd.
The ThinkPad was created in 1992 by IBM. In the first few years of development, three product lines came to the forefront. The 300 series ThinkPad was the bottom rung, the 500 series was middle of the road, and the 700 series was the best you could get. This is the same sort of thinking that went into marketing the BMW 3, 5, and 7-series. This is same marketing that went into naming the PowerBook 100, 140, and 170.
Here are the names Apple still uses for their laptops (and yes, these are the actual model names):
The ThinkPad naming convention makes marketing easier, product differentiation simpler, and by comparison shows us Apple without Jobs the first time was better than Apple without Jobs the second time.
In the world of ThinkPads, this tradition continues. In 2005, IBM sold their PC division to Lenovo, who now maintains the space-grade reputation of the ThinkPad brand. However, not all ThinkPads are created equal. The T, X, and P series are the only ThinkPads you should care about. While many Lenovo laptops have been the target of several security concerns and 0-days such as ThinkPwn, laptops not bearing T, X, or P-series label are disproportionately affected. Not only are the lower-grade ThinkPads (E and L-series) shipped with more crapware, the construction of the three premier lines of ThinkPads is much more robust.
With that said, here’s a buyer’s guide for the most common use cases we’ve seen.
You have two choices: the T400 or X200. These are old laptops, yes, but thanks to Intel’s Management Engine this is the latest ThinkPad you can use. If you’re going this far back, install Libreboot, and disregard everything said on the Libreboot mailing list for the last few months.
If you only need a burner laptop and don’t need GPL coursing through every vein in your body, you’re getting an X220. With the X220, you’ll have a slightly more modern ThinkPad, but still one that can handle basic tasks, development, and pretty much everything that isn’t video, gaming, or photo editing. This is the Mad Max laptop, available for about $200 through eBay or the like. Install an SSD, and you have a perfectly capable daily driver. The X220 can be used with coreboot, and the X230 (the one with the downgraded keyboard), is now an active area of research for the leading ThinkPad expert on the planet.
Here’s the breakdown of the ThinkPad product lines. The X-series is the ultraportable line of ThinkPads. The T-series is the middle of the road – slightly larger than the X-series, but a little more capable. The P-series (formerly W-series) the portable workstation class of ThinkPads.
Taking the series as the first letter of the model name, next we can consider the screen size. The X260 has a 12″ screen. The T460 has a 14″ screen. The P50 has a 15″ screen, and the P70 has a 17″ screen. Obviously, the first number of the model name designates the screen size.
With that breakdown out of the way, here’s a decent buyer’s guide: If you want an ultraportable, buy an X260. If you want discrete graphics, get a T460s. If you do not have back problems yet and want a portable workstation, get a P50. Need a laptop with a Xeon and ECC memory? That exists. Within the X, T, and P lines of ThinkPads, there’s something for everybody. Don’t max out OEM RAM — just buy another stick. The same theory goes with SSDs and hard drives.
A laptop is not for you. Here’s PCPartPicker. Build your own desktop. It’s like Lego, but for adults.
With the exception of 3D printers, Hackaday is surprisingly reticent to deliver suggestions on consumer electronics. That said, our experience in planning so many meetups, attending so many hackathons, and chilling out at so many conferences gives us a unique insight into laptop buying trends. Overall, the Hackaday community is split 60:30 between MacBooks and ThinkPads, with the remainder being taken up by rooted Chromebooks or some truly terrible Black Friday specials.
Although an endless wave of posts of the latest and shiniest product are highly popular and profitable from an editorial standpoint, this post is an outlier. We’re not going to become the next Uber Consumer Blog wasting your time with product announcements.
However, Apple’s latest MacBook announcement missed the mark and you won’t find many people saying otherwise. ThinkPads have excellent Linux support, and *nix better than Cygwin is coming to Windows. A portable computer is mandatory these days, and we humbly offer our experience in the hacker’s second choice of laptop.
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Everyone knows that Amazon is the place to look if you want a new portable projector. And these days, portable projectors are more popular than they have ever been before. If you’re wondering why you’ll be happy to learn that the explanation is quite simple.
The quality of portable projectors has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years. That means you can get a single projector to use at home as a TV, and then take it with you on the go. How awesome is that?
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The YABER V10 portable home theater projector is the company’s latest offering. It was released late last year, and it has already racked up plenty of 5-star reviews.
Anyone who has used a YABER projector in the past will know that this comes as no surprise.
YABER’s new V10 projector features a sleek new design that’s pretty futuristic. It’ll look great in any room, but the features and quality are obviously far more important. It’s a 1080p Full HD projector with 9500 lumens of brightness, a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, and all the latest technology.
Examples of tech in this model include 5G Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth 5.1, upgraded 4-point keystone correction, and support for input up to 4K. It’s so easy to connect your iPhone, iPad, Android devices, or your laptop to this portable projector.
In fact, you can even use it with your video game consoles like a Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 5.
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"I feel at the medium (powerful) setting the V10 outperforms my V7 in MAX, which says a lot about the performance of the new motor Dyson has built into the V10," wrote a Best Buy customer who purchased the Dyson cordless vacuum. "In addition to the improved performance and battery life, the V10 has a redesigned dust bin/cyclone rotating it 90 degrees. I am also pleased that Dyson has a removable HEPA filter that can be easily cleaned as well... If you are looking for the best cordless vacuum currently on the market, the Dyson V10 is the one to beat."
Although this vacuum is not currently on sale, we've seen the Dyson Cyclone V10 listed as low as $410 on Amazon. Check back soon to score a deal on the Dyson device.
Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal cordless stick vacuum
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal cordless stick vacuum is currently on sale at Amazon, but right now you can save even bigger on the Dyson V10 Allergy, another great vacuum for pet owners, over at Walmart.
Dyson V10 cordless stick vacuum, $380 (reduced from $530) at Walmart
If you live in a small space, consider buying a lightweight and cord-free stick vacuum. Apartment dwellers and owners of smaller homes gravitate toward the V8 Fluffy, making it one of the most popular Dyson models. Each battery charge offers up to 40 minutes of power for vacuuming the dust, animal hair and allergens in your home. It comes with a wall-mountable charging station and charger, in addition to multiple tools and two cleaning heads.
Save 5% when you apply Amazon's coupon; be sure to look for it.
Dyson V8 Fluffy, $428 with coupon (regularly $450)
Helps make chores fun. Parents who want to teach children cleaning skills at a young age should consider this 4.3-star-rated Dyson replica vacuum toy on Amazon. It not only looks the part, but also actually works -- this toy suctions up small pieces of paper and deposits them into a removable tray. (Requires four C batteries.)
Casdon Dyson ball replica toy, $25 (reduced from $40)
These Dyson vacuum models may not be on sale at Amazon right now, but they're all highly rated and definitely worth considering — and some of them are even on sale directly from Dyson, or from other third-party retailers like Walmart.
Save $150 on Dyson's slimmest, most maneuverable vacuum for hard floors. Designed to be ideal for multi-directional, hard floor cleaning, this vacuum features a slim, in-line design and and an omnidirectional soft roller cleaner head.
Dyson Omni-Glide Cordless Vacuum, $250 (reduced from $450)
Dyson's most powerful cordless vacuum for cleaning larger homes, especially ones with pets and lots of carpet, the Dyson Outsize Absolute+ vacuum is a true workhorse. This all-in-one, splurge-worthy machine deep cleans using laser dust detection technology to illuminate hidden dirt and pet dander.
It features a 25% wider cleaner head, 150% larger bin and twice the suction, versus other cordless vacs, plus 60 minutes of run time per battery, making cleaning larger homes that much easier. The luxe vacuum also includes a number of helpful accessories, like two separate chargers, an extra battery, and multiple tools, heads and brushes.
Dyson Outsize Absolute+ (plus free total cleaning kit), $970
These top-rated robot and stick vacuums are on sale during Amazon Prime Day.
The Roomba i7+, one of the more advanced robot vacuum models you can buy, features a three-stage cleaning system with powerful suction that's great at picking up pet hair. It's smart enough to learn the layout of your home and clean in neat rows, while staying out of areas you don't want it to go.
This Amazon Prime Day favorite vacuum is low maintenance, too: The included cleaning base requires emptying once every 60 days.
iRobot Roomba i7+, $500 (reduced from $1,000)
The iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO uses "Imprint Smart Mapping" technology to map your home. Use your connected phone to direct the Wi-Fi-enabled robot vacuum to clean any room you want. You can even schedule a future clean. This Roomba is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
The smart appliance learns your cleaning habits, and can suggest extra cleanings during peak pollen and pet-shedding seasons. And don't even worry about dumping out your dustbin. The Roomba i3+ EVO features iRobot's "Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal" system, and empties your accumulated dirt into an enclosed bag.
iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO robot vacuum with automatic dirt disposal, $449 at checkout (reduced from $550)
The iRobot Roomba 7+ uses an edge-sweeping brush to get into corners. It features dual, multi-surface rubber brushes that flex to adjust to different floor types -- and help prevent them from getting tangled with pet hair. Billed as a self-cleaning vac, the Roomba 7+ automatically empties itself into enclosed bags.
The Braava Jet M6 robot mop, also by iRobot, delivers a jet spray that can help you tackle messes on finished hard floors of stone, tile, wood and more.
It's currently out of stock, but check back in case of a restock.
iRobot Roomba j7+ self-emptying robot vacuum with Braava Jet M6 robot mop, $1,079 (reduced from $1,250)
The Samsung Jet Bot AI+ robot vacuum has a bunch of cool features, including 30 watts of adjustable suction, 3D object recognition with AI and powerful LiDAR navigation. This robot vacuum can recognize what objects to avoid, so you won't have to deal with it constantly crashing into the couch or a pile of laundry on the floor. Have a very specific clean in mind? Mapping can be controlled via your phone.
You can even watch your robot vacuum operate wherever you are, using Samsung's SmartThings App. The Jet Bot AI+ comes with a front camera that can live stream in real time. The Jet Bot AI+ comes with its own no-touch "Clean Station" that will empty your dustbin using Samsung's Air Pulse technology. The vacuum's 0.2 liter dustbin is fully washable.
Don't miss this 38% off Amazon Prime Day deal.
Jet Bot AI+ robot vacuum with object recognition, $799 (reduced from $1,299)
While this more affordable Jet Bot+ robot vacuum doesn't feature 3D recognition with AI, it does have LiDAR sensor navigation, five watts of adjustable suction and the all-important self-emptying Clean Station. Mapping can be controlled via your phone with the Samsung SmartThings App. Remotely check the Jet Bot+'s cleaning status, pause or stop cleaning and view the cleaning history. It's 50% off for Amazon Prime Day.
Jet Bot+ robot vacuum with clean station, $399 (reduced from $799)
Need a robot cleaning solution for non-carpeted areas? The Samsung Jetbot Mop robot mop is good for cleaning tile, vinyl, laminate and hardwoods. Plus, you can use it in hand-held mode to clean bathroom walls, countertops and more. It's 40% off for Prime Day.
Samsung Jetbot mop, $179 (reduced from $299)
The Roomba 694 is Wi-Fi-enabled. Control the vac with your connected smartphone or device via the iRobot Home app. The Roomba 694 has a 90-minute run time before it automatically docks and recharges.
On Amazon, one reviewer praised the iRobot device's ability to keep a pet-friendly household clean. "We have two dogs, one that sheds moderately," the customer wrote. "I purchased in hopes that it at least would help between regular vacuuming. I vacuumed first with my Dyson then set it free. When it was done with the job, I didn't expect much in the dust trap... I was wrong! It was full! Super impressed."
iRobot Roomba 694 robot vacuum, $249 (reduced from $274)
This robot vac features side brushes, channel brushes and a multi-surface brush roll to handle dirt and debris on all surfaces. Use the SharkClean app on your connected smartphone or device to control when -- and where -- your robot vacuum cleans. The vac offers 120 minutes of run time.
Shark ION robot vacuum, $209 (reduced from $230)
Click on the Amazon coupon offer to save an extra 5% on this robot vacuum by Lefant that's on sale for Prime Day. Your savings will be applied at checkout.
Lefant's M210 robot vac features built-in, anti-collision infrared sensors (so it won't bang into its surroundings). The robot vacuum detects "stuck areas," and adjusts its cleaning path automatically. obtain the Lefant app to pair the Wi-Fi-enabled vac with your smartphone or device -- the better to control the appliance remotely. The robot vacuum features 100 minutes of run time, and 1,800 Pa of suction power.
Lefant M210 robot vacuum cleaner, $85 after coupon (reduced from $130)
Save $100 on this robot vacuum during Amazon Prime Day.
This Laresar smart robot can vacuum and mop your floors (water tank sold separately). The machine is equipped with sensors that detect stairs and prevent falls. The robot vacuum is Wi-Fi compatible and can be controlled by smartphone. obtain the Laresmart app to schedule cleanings, swap cleaning modes and control cleaning direction.
Laresar Grande 1 self-charging robotic vacuum, $160 after coupon (regularly $250)
This LG cordless stick vacuum features a compressor lever in the dust bin; billed as the Kompressor, the feature can more than double your dust-bin capacity. Thanks to its two quick-release batteries, the LG CordZero A9 Kompressor lets you clean and charge at the same time. The portable stand can store and charge anywhere. The appliance comes with a detachable hand vacuum, and a 10-year warranty. It tips the scale at a little less than 6 pounds.
The LG CordZero A9 Kompressor is Wi-Fi-enabled. obtain the LG ThinQ app to pair your smartphone or device with the vac, and track your appliance's cleaning history.
Choose from two colors on Amazon: vintage wine, and LG's "iron grey." Right now, the vintage wine model is a better deal.
LG CordZero A9 Kompressor cordless stick vacuum (vintage wine): $448 with coupon (reduced from $700)
The "iron grey" model is also on sale.
LG CordZero A9 Kompressor cordless stick vacuum (iron grey), $499 (regularly $700)
This lightweight, battery-powered Samsung stick vacuum features a 180-degree swivel head (that cleans in all directions), a high-capacity dust bin (so you can pick up more and empty less) -- and a five-layer filtration system (to trap fine dust and allergen particles). The cleaning appliance can vacuum for up to 60 minutes on minimum power level.
Samsung Jet 90 complete cordless stick vacuum, $502 (reduced from $649)
This Jet 75 vacuum features a five-layer filtration system, a high-capacity dust bin and a removable battery. The model includes Samsung's clog-reducing Jet Cyclone technology for consistent, powerful suction that stops dirt and debris from building up on the filter.
Samsung Jet 75 complete cordless stick vacuum, $319 (reduced from $499)
This ultra-lightweight Shark vacuum weighs only 3 pounds. It features Shark's PowerFin roller, plus a soft roller. These two rollers allow you to seamlessly switch between cleaning carpets and other types of flooring. The cleaning appliance is outfitted with LED lights on the nozzle; the lights help you locate dirt, dust and pet hair that you might otherwise miss.
This stick vacuum is corded, but Amazon users who have purchased the Shark Vertex like that feature. "This small thing holds lots of power and is perfect for my apartment," wrote a Tested customer on Amazon.
Shark Vertex ultra-light DuoClean PowerFins corded stick vacuum, $260 (regularly $300)
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Dyson’s cordless vacuums outperform everything else on the market and they pretty much last forever, which makes their high price tags much more tolerable than one might expect. Of course, you’d still have to be crazy not to take advantage of an opportunity to save some cash, and the first ever opportunity just came up for Dyson’s latest model. The Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner just went on sale for the first time since its release, with Amazon having shaved $51 off the price of this awesome new model. Definitely grab one while you can.
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