Neato Automatic Vacuum Cleaner


One of my least favorite house chores is vacuuming. I have a dog and two cats and I feel like I am constantly vacuuming to keep up on the pet hair. Especially in the Winter. I try putting it off for as long as I can. Well that was until we were sent the Neato XV-21 Automatic Vacuum Cleaner to review. I am IN LOVE with this vacuum. It is amazing! It works better than I could have ever imagined. Plus the Neato Automatic Vacuum Cleaner is specially designed for pet owners and allergy sufferers.

The Neato Vacuum offers the most powerful suction of any robot vacuum. It picks up everything that a traditional bag or canister vacuum would pick up–dirt, pet hair, dust, even cereal. No more having to worry about pulling all the chairs out from under the table after the kids eat. Let the the Neato XV-21 do its magic. The Neato XV-21 has a special filter that retains more than three times the amount of fine dust particles as standard filters, which is perfect for removing allergens from the home. A new combination bristle and blade brush improves the pick-up of pet hair, dander and fibers.

What makes the Neato XV-21 so efficient? It vacuums you floor by using a methodical back-and-forth pattern. This method is the quickest and most efficient way to ensure that every spot on your floor gets cleaned. The Neato Automatic Vacuum is Bagless!! This is one of the best features of the vacuum. There are two things I dislike about vacuum bags. They aren’t that easy to change. For some reason every time I had to buy new bags, I felt like I was searching for a needle in a haystack. It was impossible to find ones that fit my vacuum and not to mention how pricey they can be. Don’t get me started on having to empty those dirty, nasty canisters. They are always cause a bigger mess than when I started. With the  Neato Automatic Vacuum there are no bags to buy or replace.

 What do I love the best about the Neato XV-21 Automatic Vacuum Cleaner? I absolutely love the fact that it is automatic!! I can just schedule the Neato to clean whenever I want it to. I don’t even have to be home! I can run to the store, do errands, I can even go to the gym. When I get home I know I will have a clean floor! I can have the dishwasher loaded and set to run at the same time as the Neato,  and enjoy a cup of coffee! Now that is what I call house cleaning!

 So what all do you get when you purchase your very own Neato XV-21 Automatic Vacuum Cleaner? You get the Neato XV-21 Robot Vacuum, Charging Station, Charging Cable, 6’ Boundary Marker, Two Brushes, 1 Filter and a user guide. Ready to buy your own Neato Robot Vacuum? Visit their website here.

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  1. Jennifer Hedden on

    I like the name because it really is neat! I would love to have one of these. I have a cat so this would be perfect. I also am glad to hear it does not take vacuum bags. The best part is that you don’t even have to be there while it is working. Thank you for the great post!

  2. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to see this vacuum my apartment while I sat and watched.

    • I have a knee replacement so vacuuming for me is hard on my knee, this would be the perfect solution even though I don’t have indoor pets.

  3. This would make an excellent addition to my cleaning products! I have two boys and a husband that don’t understand the term “keep your food over your plate when you eat!” Lol!

  4. Supposedly it is not cool to want cleaning tools for Christmas …I’ll just have to add ‘cute cleaning robot’ to my list! Really good review and you made me want it even more. 🙂

  5. I’m completely fascinated by these robotic floor cleaners. I don’t mind mopping my own floors, but I have two college-aged sons who could really use something like this!

  6. I had not heard of the neato vacuum before your review. I am in the market for this type of vacuum and I will definitely consider this one.

  7. I could use this vacuum cleaner. I need a vacuum that is good at picking up hair-not pet hair, but my own!

  8. We’ve had a Roomba and now a Mint – I love robot vacuums, makin’ my life easier 🙂

  9. OMG this would be so awesome to have– vacuum cleaners are so darn heavy This would be great to hard.Guess what I want for Christmas,Anniversary, Birthday,Mothers Day –I’ll just keep asking till someone has a clue I want one–:-) No bags to buy– this is awesome

  10. o this would be so awesome to own!!!! i hate running the vacuum too….it’s not hard but it’s just one of them things….

  11. What a great vacuum! Not only would it clean, but I am pretty sure it would entertain my two year old as well lol!

  12. To be honest, if I got one of these automatic vacuum cleaners, it would clean one little spot in the living room, because my girls’ toys are EVERYWHERE! Sigh.

  13. I have a cat and 2 dogs and all three shed….I have to run the vacuum every day or it gets out of control! This would be awesome!

  14. Wow I could really use one of these with 2 dogs and 2 cats. Theres alot of hair in my house..

  15. This is fantastic! I have dark carpet and you can see every speck of everything and I feel like I’m forever vacuuming. Hey Santa, I want one! (I’ve been good. I swear!) 😉

  16. Stephanie Thompson on

    I would save so much time if I had one of these. I have two dogs in the house and kids are always here so I sweep a couple times a day to keep up.

  17. This is quite a nice addition to the household…I guess the Jetson’s weren’t as far off the mark as we thought…now for one of those thing bobbers that put ALL of Judy’s makeup on at once. lol

  18. melissa teears on

    OMG! I need this! I love the fact you can leave it on and not worry. What a time saver.

  19. Looks like a neat device I would love to have her roam around my house and keep it clean so I don’t have to!!

  20. I want this so bad it would be great for my terazzo floors in the house.Maybe santa will visit me this year:)

  21. I love this! I want one so bad. Can you imagine how much time it would save me? I would use it every day!

  22. I know what you mean about buying bags. Either I can’t find the right size or go from store to store!

  23. Brooke Adametz on

    With 2 toddlers and a giant black lab, I feel like cleaning the floors is a never-ending task! I am SO asking my husband for this for Christmas! Talk about simplifying your life!

  24. No vacuum bags, no moving furniture, sounds great but I’m deathly afraid of robots and would never think about buying one. Technology has really made us lazy in ways where simpler means fatter in most cases =) I like burning calories with the old vacuum cleaner. Great review just not for me

  25. Neato! I want one. I was thinking about these the other day when I was vacuuming of course. Glad to see there are boundry markers always wondered what happens when it comes to some open down staircases, was envisioning it smashed at the bottom.

  26. I HATE vacuuming! I now have my teen do it as a chore. I admit that looking at this Neato, I thought there is NO way something so small could vacuum but after reading the review, I’m checking this out!

  27. Patricia Graefe on

    I just saw one of these over at Bed, Bath & Beyond and it looked AWESOME. I was not sure why the one side is flat versus the round, like the Roomba, but upon further inspection, it makes more sense so that it goes up against the floor board nicer. Love it!! Excellent review 🙂

  28. LOVE this Neato Vacuum! How great to have a vacuum like this! I especially love the fact it has a special filter that retains more than three times the amount of fine dust particles as standard filters because I have allergies.

  29. Julie Sullivan on

    I so need this ! I hate to see a dirty floor and this thing is automatic.. I would defiantly use this every morning I got in from work,set it and forget it…. I like that you don’t have to buy any bags…

  30. I think I NEED one of these Neato Automatic Vacuum Cleaners!! Sure would reduce my housekeeping load a lot!

  31. Jill A. Collins on

    I just saw the tv commercial for this product not so long ago and loved the price point! It’s nice to read a review as well. Wish I had one!

  32. I always wanted one of these especially have 2 dogs in the house. I can turn it on and let the vacuum do all the work. Will use it more than I would if I had to vacuum myself

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  33. One of my best friends purchased this vacuum for the outrageous price of 500 dollars and it is waaaay to loud for the price.

  34. I would love to have something like this! Wonder if it could hold up to my big house with all of our pet hair. I have a long haired cat and dog plus another cat who sheds!

  35. Leslie Galloway on

    The idea of coming home from errands to a clean floor would be so amazing. I have two dogs and two kids, and our floors are always such a mess.

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  36. This sounds great! Although I think my dogs would chase it around lol They are small enough to follow it under the couch and everything haha

  37. As a double dog owner and a person who was recently adopted by a stray cat this would be perfect for me!

  38. I have been looking at Neato vs iRobot. I am leaning towards the Neato. Your review helps! Thanks! Can’t wait to own one!

  39. Such a funny name for a vacuum. There are so many types of these now after the rumba (sp?) came up. My parents rumba just died and I believe she is looking for another. This one would be perfect as she uses it mostly to keep up on all the dog hair all puffs that float around on the hardwood. Awesome… Thanks for the review! I will keep this in mind for my mom. Christmas present I dare say?

  40. Not that this doesn’t sound awesome, because it does, most of the spaces in my house are small, there are quite a few areas where things have to be moved in order to clean the floor so sadly this would only be useable in one room of the house for me.

  41. This machine looks like it works better then other brands which I won’t mention names of.

  42. this sounds really great!!!! I have 2 dogs, 3 grand babies, and 2 teenage boys. This sounds like the solution I need!!!

  43. I actually like vacuuming! I prefer it over things like washing dishes. I have 2 cats and an Orek vacuum cleaner and its soon time for another. I’ll keep this one in mind.

  44. i want one of these! i vacuum sometimes multiple times a day between 4 kids, a fiance, 3 cats, and a dog!!! this would make my days easier! also, i think my cats would be trying to figure it out which would be good entertainment! they are crazy when the printer makes noise!

  45. I don’t know anyone who likes to vacuum but with pets it has to be done more often than you would normally have to do it. This would be amazing to have.

  46. Sarah Madrigal on

    What an awesome invention. I often wondered if these vacuums work beneficently. My kids track in so much dirt , I get scared that one of those small vacuums would break.

  47. This is SO cool. I have a lot of health issues and sometimes vacuuming isn’t at the top of my list of things to do when I have a migraine or severe back pain or nausea, etc…so, this would be ideal!

  48. I really, really need one of these! Automatic sweeping is definitely the way that I want to go.

  49. What an awesome vaccuum. My dog would probably attack it and my 9 month old would ride on it! 🙂 I want one!

  50. This would be amazing since I have 2 cats and a dog, although I imagine they won’t think so.

  51. I would love winning one of these since I need a new one because my old one broke and really can’t live without this since I have 3 young kids.

  52. I went from a house with hardwood throughout to a place with nearly wall-to-wall carpeting! I could use this little robot vacuum. And I’d like to strap an iPod and speakers to it, like Tom from Parks and Rec! DJ Roomba!

  53. This is not just fun for parents to watch, but also for kids. I would like to see how it works, and will be really surprised to come to a clean home =)

  54. Christina Sunday on

    I would love to have one of these vaccuums , Having a dog in the house i am always finding pet hair and I have become a slave to my stick vac and broom ! This would be great to have !

  55. I really like the look of this robotic vacuum. I know what you mean about canisters, ick! I would love to get one of these for my birthday or Christmas.

  56. I just recently was the lucky winner of a Neato Vacuum Cleaner! I am currently charging it up as I type and before the days end, I will be putting it to work! I am so excited to have won this wonderful product 🙂

  57. Kristi Cartwright on

    This sounds almost too good to be true. I love that it is designed to help those who suffer with allergies as that is me! I, like you, also really like that it is bagless. Dealing with bags is just no fun! Thanks for sharing about this great project.

    P.S. I love your idea of housework…now if we could train the kitchen to cook dinner for us?! 😉

  58. I would love to win this for my mother. She is in her 80’s and her housecleaning abilities have fallen off. This has really been hard on her because she was such a meticulous person in her prime.

  59. These are very interesting and I would like to try one out but for some reason I am hesitant about them because I just worry that they won’t get every area of the floor. And I have a baby that crawls around on the floor so I am pretty anal about keeping the floors clean.

  60. I would love this. It is always a pain to clean the floors with my kids running around so with this it would be easy to do it while we are out.

  61. I would LOVE one of these. We bought I big old house, it has hardwood floors throughout and I have to sweep & vacum almost every day to keep up with the dog/cat hair and all the old house crumbs 🙂

  62. My daughter has horrible allergies and we have a very furry dog, so this would be a big help for our family!

  63. Holy cow! Owning one these would be AMAZING! I have 2 cats and a crawling baby, I can’t vacuum enough!

  64. Benjamin Kendall on

    If this works on carpet it would fantasmic. I wish I could have a wood floor of some kind.

  65. I love the idea of a robot vacuum but I’m a bit hesitant in believing how well they work. One of these days ill get brave enough to try one!

  66. Sequoia Murray on

    Saw something like this on TV. Looks pretty cool, might consider buying something like this. We need a new vaccum cleaner! 🙂

  67. I am a pet owner, 3 dogs. 2 shed, one sheds basically a puppy a day. This little thing would be awesome, and double as a great little toy for the dogs to chase around the house. They would be happy, and so would I!

  68. We have a dog and two rabbits, so the shedding issue is big! I think this would be a huge help for me.

  69. I hate vacuuming so this would make my life so much easier! But first I’d have to get the kids to clean up their junk!

  70. absolutely need one, there are some spot that i can’t reach, i hate it, so, i definitely need it! <3

  71. It would be fantastic to just set it and forget it with a vacuum! I would love to have one of these!

  72. Talk about multitasking! Great invention that will allow you to work while you “work”. Very innovative!

  73. Brilliant! Wish they had these when I was a kid. Would have saved a lot of fights with my mom over chores! 🙂

  74. Paul T/Pauline T on

    I have always wanted an automatic vacuum cleaner and this one sounds awesome. This would help my hubby out with his chores on his assigned days —– Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  75. This sounds amazing. I feel like I don’t vacuum near enough with our cats and this would be so handy. I wonder if it would scare the kitties though.hhhmm…

  76. Juliette Mariano-Carlson on

    This robot vacuum sounds awesome!! I always wondered if those things can really clean as well as a human pushing an upright vacuum. My kids would love to see this in action.

  77. Jennifer Brawley on

    If I had one I would run it after we went to bed! Then in the morning it would look like the cleaning fairy had come

  78. I’m not sure it would be as good as our 10lb furball at cleaning up baby’s crumbs but it might be cheaper to operate!

  79. i don’t know. i had a roomba and really wasn’t impressed. plus, I have a lot of stuff at strange angles in my living room – it’d be hard to program it.

  80. Gosh, we so need one of these. Vacuuming is my least favorite thing to do. We have four cats so there’s always hair somewhere! This would be awesome to have.

  81. I hate to vacuum and also have 2 dogs which means vacuuming every day. This vacuum would make my life so much easier and would be a blast to use. I would love to own one of these. Thanks for this post.

  82. This would be fantastic for me! I’ll have to tell my husband. I’m not able to run the vacuum so this is something I could easily have to clean my floors and pick up the cat fur 🙂

  83. I’m with you. I hate vacuuming because I have to do it every day. The amount of hair my pet bubba sheds is astounding. I’d like to give him a buzz cut but my daughter is dead set against it. This neato vacuum would be very useful.

  84. margaret peg m. on

    fascinating product but does it scare or confuse pets? i’d like to get one for my daughter to help w/ pet hair.

  85. I love the idea of this, but I don’t think I could actually own one. My dog and cat would destroy it.

  86. jessica carlson on

    vacuuming is my #1 least favorite thing to do. i hate the noise and not being able to hear anything over it! i had a rumba for a bit but it just didn’t pick up enough if i wasn’t there to help guide it. this sounds much more efficient!

  87. I’d love to try this out. Vacuuming is my least chore to do so it would be nice not having to do it anymore.

  88. Interesting. I’ll give it that.. Can see my pets totally freaking out, but if it really does get rid of all the crap on the floor, it would be something I’d be interested in

  89. Wow this vacuum is awesome. Boy would it be a big help for my daughter in law with 4 kids and 2 dogs. I don’t know how she keeps up with them and this would certainly save her time.

  90. This is totally awesome!!!! It is going to save me soo much time when I’m cleaning and I wont have to move furniture to clean under them!!! So can’t wait to get one of these.

  91. It’s a bit more than the roomba. I will have to compare the specs to let you know what I think. However, if it cleans better than a roomba, I say it’s definitely worth the money.

  92. Every home should have one of these especially the ones with kids. I have 3 little ones and it feels like I am always sweeping, mopping and vacuuming. I could really use one.

  93. Oh my goodness! That is totally awesome! I live in a big house with people in and out all day with ALL hard wood….I’d be happy with one of these!

  94. That is neato! Seriously! A couple of years ago our grandma got another brand for Christmas. She’s always talking about how her friend has the neato one and how much better it works.

    Thanks for the great review! I’m sold!

  95. I would love to have this! I hate vacuuming but have an inside cat and dog – so needless to say – I need to vacuum way more often than I do!

  96. I think the concept is nice but the reality seems to be more work then necessary. It’s almost easier just to take 10 minutes and run the vacuum myself. Plus between a dog that attacks vacuums and a very curious infant, this wouldn’t last long in my house 🙂

  97. So is this similar to the Roomba? It sounds interesting but I just don’t know if I trust a robot vacuum , i have a certain way of vacuuming, not sure if I could train the little guy to clean the way I’m used to lol

  98. Now that’s my kind of vacuum! I hate vacuuming because it triggers my asthma with the dog/cat fur!

  99. maria alvarado on

    You mean I don’t have to vaccum everyday. That this robot vaccum will do the work for me. I need this and i would love this.

  100. Thanks for sharing! I have 5 kids and 2 amazing dogs that shed like crazy! I will be hinting for one for xmas from hubby!

  101. Oh my goodness. This will definitely be going on our wish list. We have one dog and four cats. I’m always vacuuming! I’m glad to see that you love it.

  102. Tara Berke Torres on

    You don’t know how much I’d love this. I’d run it always. I used to have a Roomba 5 years ago. I miss it.

  103. I’d love to win this for my mom, she can’t vacuum anymore due to having arthritis so this would be perfect for her.

  104. Rebecca Sinclair on

    Wow – that sounds incredible. I know my mom would love to have one. Great gift idea! 🙂

  105. It looks cool but in my opinion i just dont like automatic vacuums and would just take the time to do the vacuuming myself with an upright

  106. I would love to get this for my mother, she had hip and knee surgeries and can’t vacuum, she would love this 🙂

  107. Has anyone ever tried anything like this? I am curious as to how well they work. I have three dogs and the first problem is they like to attack the vacuum cleaner. Secondly, I have yet to own a vacuum that really works well (they all work when they are new, but a few months in they seem to falter…). Just looking for something that actually works! 🙂

  108. I wonder if it would know enough NOT to go down my stairs or if I’d have to use a baby gate because I only have carpet upstairs! I suppose i could use it on hardwood too though.

  109. This would be very helpful to me because I suffer with severe joint pain and bend and stooping some days is impossible or causes great pain. To be able to have that clean my floors for me would be great!

  110. running the vaccum kills my back and with all the pet hair all over the place(have cat and a dog) its impossible to get all the nooks and crannys this would be perfect!

  111. I hope it comes with a spare battery, it will be hard pressed to keep up with my little cookie monster.

  112. I used to have the roomba. I liked it, but I had problems with suction. This seems like it may have the power that i need.

  113. It sounds like The Jetsons. What an awesome way to save time and get some double duty done on cleaning! I’m all in! 🙂

  114. This is a very interesting vacuum. It would be interesting to see this in person just to get a feel for it, and possibly try it out.

  115. Wow! I wish I had the money to get one for our house! How noisy does it get though? My son gets really scared when something’s too noisy for him. But I would love to really have one at home! When that happens, vacuuming will be one less chore on my list!

  116. Kelley Norris aka Daisyjane on

    Being disabled that vacuum would be awesome to have..And I am sure other folks with varies disabilities would love it too, and find it very helpful to have..

  117. This is on the top of my wish list this Christmas. Once I found out that the Neato Automatic vacuum cleaner existed I had to have it! Dear Santa, please bring me this for Christmas!!!

  118. micheal dale grim on

    i seen these before,and often wondered how good they work!!i think i would love to try one of these babys!!!

  119. This vacuum would be soo cool to have, I could be doing other things and still get my floors cleaned.

  120. I have 4 cats and 2 dogs who all refuse to vacuum. 🙂 I would love to have an automatic vacuum to keep the drifting pet hair “tumbleweed” under control.

  121. I just had new carpet installed yesterday but I don’t have a vacuum I would live this!!!

  122. I have always wanted to try one of these vacuums, but I would be scared that something I left on the floor would break it.

  123. Mmmh. :3 I honestly need to check this vacuum out. The one I have now sucks, and this seems like it’ll be much better, yes.

  124. This looks like an awesome vaccuum cleaner! I would love to get one of these to use in my home because it would be so easy to keep the floors clean that way.

  125. Check out Verging on blog for iPhone 5 giveaway and send me this Neato Automatic Vacuum Cleaner, Please.

  126. This sounds amazing! I haven’t used an automatic vacuum since the roomba came out years ago. Would love to try this one someday.

  127. Kerryann Boure on

    I think this would be the answer to my problems. I love clean floors but my back isn’t so great anymore.

  128. I have an almost 3 year old and babysit my 4 and 1 year old nephews. I am constantly sweeping my floors. This would be a great time saver.

  129. It would be awesome to add this dandy little gadget to my cleaning tools collection! With 4 kiddos running around, it feels like I am married to my vacuum. We have a love/hate relationship. I think we need to break up and I need to find a new “lover” and this Neato would be a neato choice!

  130. I have a Roomba and it works great on tile but not so good on carpet. The trick is to use it everyday so the amount of dust etc. the machine is picking up does not clog the machine.

  131. Amanda Magruder on

    This is really neat, I have no pets in my apartment. I know someone who would like this though.

  132. This would be super useful if we didn’t live in military housing with tile floors. *-_- As much as I hate having to vacuum up my long-haired dachshund’s hair up, I do miss having carpet…

  133. trista doerfer on

    i would not be too interested in this vacuum. it doesnt interest me much. It is a nice idea though.

  134. i need a new vacuum because my old one just isn’t sucking anymore (or maybe it is sucking, but not the way it’s supposed to)
    but i can never justify spending money on these automatic types since they’re never available at thrift stores… lol… that fact alone makes me think they’re high-quality and awesome, since people don’t get rid of them 🙂

  135. Scare the cat, do one less chore, still please my husband with clean floors… Sounds like a win, win, win!!!

  136. Nichole Bentley on

    I have always wanted to try this type of vacuum. It would come in so handy with dogs, cats and kids!!

  137. I had never heard of the Neato before….but I think I’m in love. 🙂 This sounds so great. I love that it’s automatic and bagless. I also love to hear that it has the same suction power as a traditional vacuum.

  138. This looks awesome!!!! With a German Shepherd puppy, I’m sure this would come in handy this spring when she blows her first winter coat!!

  139. Keisha McCollum on

    This vacuum sounds great. I’m just curious about how long it will take to finish vacuuming.

  140. Christina Stimson on

    omg I love these things!! If they weren’t so expensive I would SO have one! I need all the assistance I can get!! 🙂

  141. Wow i have been looking for one of these to take care of the hair from my dog shedding in the livingroom, if i got one i could leave it run so i don’t have to vacuum my livingroom 5 times a

  142. OMG, just go the Neato and man is it Neato!… I am so in love. We have real plush carpet , but it leaves deep tracks in it, so i let it do all my other floors. We now want wood floors instead of carpet just to make the Neato happy happy, lol!! THis is a must to have! I am free, yayayay!

  143. Nice vacuum you got there!. Pretty useful. We also have something that has the same usefulness of what you are featuring in here that might capture your interest. Btw, thanks for this post!