Summary: The Neato XV-21 (known in Europe as the XV-25) is near the top of the list of my favorite robot vacuum cleaners. It’s easy to use, thorough, and intelligent – and watching it work is actually fun, knowing I don’t have to.
Summary: The XV-21 is a great all-around robot vacuum and a viable Roomba alternative, but among Neatos, we'll stick with the brainier, similarly priced XV Signature Pro.
Pros: With its specialty brushroll, the Neato XV-21 picks up pet hair better than any other robot vacuum we've tested.
Cons: Like all Neatos, the XV-21 isn't as feature rich as the average robot vacuum, lacking a remote control and customizable cleaning modes. It also isn't quite as smart a navigator as its newer siblings, the XV Signature Pro and the XV Essential.