Top 5 Shark Robot Vacuums (Buying Guide for 2024)

Last updated on February 15th, 2024

Among the prominent names in the world of Robovacs one is Shark. They have their own range of products at mid-range prices, so you won’t have to burn a hole in your pocket. They don’t give many bells and whistles in their vacuums. They prefer to stick to the basics so you get what you asked for at a decent price. Let’s take a look at some of the best Shark robot vacuums.

Our top choices for Shark robot vacuums in 2024 are:

  1. Shark AI Ultra
  2. Shark ION
  3. Shark EZ
  4. Shark IQ
  5. Shark AI Robot Vacuum & Mop
Vacuum Name
Best Choice
Shark AI Ultra
Shark ION
Shark AI Robot Vacuum & Mop
Dustbin capacity
60 days
0.45 L
0.35 L
cleaning modes
Vacuuming
Vacuuming
Dual: vacuuming and mopping
Runtime
120 mins
120 mins
120 mins
Shark AI Ultra Voice Control Robot Vacuum with Matrix Clean Navigation, Home Mapping, 60-Day Capacity, Self-Empty Base for Homes with Pets, Carpet & Hard Floors (Silver/Black)
Shark AV752 ION Robot Vacuum, Tri-Brush System, Wifi Connected, 120 Min Runtime, Works with Alexa, Multi Surface Cleaning, White
Shark AI Robot Vacuum & Mop, with Home Mapping, Perfect for Pets, Wifi, Works with Alexa, Black/Gold (AV2001WD)
Best Choice
Vacuum Name
Shark AI Ultra
Dustbin capacity
60 days
cleaning modes
Vacuuming
Runtime
120 mins
Shark AI Ultra Voice Control Robot Vacuum with Matrix Clean Navigation, Home Mapping, 60-Day Capacity, Self-Empty Base for Homes with Pets, Carpet & Hard Floors (Silver/Black)
Vacuum Name
Shark ION
Dustbin capacity
0.45 L
cleaning modes
Vacuuming
Runtime
120 mins
Shark AV752 ION Robot Vacuum, Tri-Brush System, Wifi Connected, 120 Min Runtime, Works with Alexa, Multi Surface Cleaning, White
Vacuum Name
Shark AI Robot Vacuum & Mop
Dustbin capacity
0.35 L
cleaning modes
Dual: vacuuming and mopping
Runtime
120 mins
Shark AI Robot Vacuum & Mop, with Home Mapping, Perfect for Pets, Wifi, Works with Alexa, Black/Gold (AV2001WD)

Shark AI Ultra

Ratings: 4.3/5 (Based on 28,632 user reviews)

Release year: 2022

Dimensions: 13.27 x 13.27 x 3.5 inches

Run time: 120 mins

Dustbin capacity: 30 days

Stand-out feature: Extra large bagless dustbins can store up to 60 days’ worth of debris.

Why Shark AI Ultra?

The Shark AI Ultra has the largest dustbin capacity of all Sharks on this list. The bagless self-emptying base can store up to 60 days’ worth of debris, leaving you with a hands-free cleaning experience for months.

  • The AI Ultra uses a 360° LiDAR navigation system that can detect all objects more than 4.5 inches in size and clean around them.
  • The LiDAR also creates a detailed and precise map of your home, which you can view in the SharkClean app.
  • The vacuum travels in a matrix pattern to ensure every bit of the house is covered.
  • Plus, the specially designed silicon fun brush roll digs directly into the carpet and engages with the floor floors to bring up any dust and debris that’s been stuck.
  • The brush roll is also designed to remain tangle-free, so you won’t have to cut hair off it every now and then.

What users say:

  • “It has a very intuitive app that goes along with it. After it maps your house, the app displays a diagram of what exactly it managed to scan.”
  • “You don’t have to get all the way down on the floor to empty the canister. There is a button at the top of the handle that disconnects it from the base of the docking station, so you can empty it much easier than if you had to bend all the way over to pick up the robot unit.”

Pros and Cons

PROS

  • Matrix cleaning path
  • LiDAR navigation
  • XL dustbin bag

CONS

  • Less battery capacity
  • It doesn’t avoid small objects

Shark ION

Ratings: 4.2/5 (Based on 16,621 user reviews)

Release year: 2018

Dimensions: 12.6 x 12.4 x 3.54 inches

Run time: 120 mins

Dustbin capacity: 0.45 L

Stand-out feature: The tri-brush system is perfect for picking up small particles and pet hair.

Why Shark ION?

The Shark ION has a unique tri-brush system, which comprises three types of brushes to assist in the vacuuming process. Those are:

  • Side brushes: The two side brushes remove dirt from the edges and corners and direct it toward the center of the vacuum.
  • Channel brushes: These are located at the center of the base and channel the dirt thrown in by side brushes toward the suction port.
  • Main brush: This is a multi-surface rubber brush with helix-patterned rows of high-tensile bristles that can adapt to any surface and pick up debris that’s stuck.

The ION has good proximity sensors, which prevent it from bumping into large objects and walls. The front bumper is made of soft rubber just in case the vacuum gets too close to the wall. It won’t leave behind any scratch marks. Even the cliff sensors do their job perfectly well by preventing the vacuum from running or stairs or climbing surfaces it can’t.

What users say:

  • “Runs much longer than predicted, even on standard power. It has an easy-to-empty dustbin.”
  • “It picks up a TON of dirt, hair, dust, and debris while I’m busy being a mom all day. My kids are willing to pick up their toys so that Shark can help sweep the dirt, and they will even block off doorways to help keep her confined to specific rooms.”

Pros and Cons

PROS

  • Tri brush system
  • Picks up pet hair
  • Good obstacle detection

CONS

  • Runs over pet poop
  • Battery life is average

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Shark EZ

Ratings: 4.4/5 (Based on 9,187 user reviews)

Release year: 2022

Dimensions: 13.38 x 13.38 x 3.5 inches

Run time: 60 mins

Dustbin capacity: 30 days

Stand-out feature: It gives 50% more area coverage than the Shark ION RV750.

Why Shark EZ?

The Shark EZ has a really good navigation system. So good that it gives 50% better area coverage than the Shark ION RV750. It’s almost as good as the Matrix patterned cleaning, but this one follows a row-by-row cleaning pattern.

  • The EZ also has incredible suction power, so it is good for carpets and pet hair.
  • The two spinning side brushes and the multi-surface rubber brush roll also play a vital role in making this happen.
  • The robot has smart navigation capabilities, so it returns to its base when low on power and restarts cleaning when charged.
  • For those who don’t like the elaborate hassle of starting a cleaning cycle, the SharkClean app offers a one-tap cleaning option.
  • The bagless auto-emptying bin can hold up to 30 days of debris.

What users say:

  • “The bot has no problem getting up close to the irregular line of our natural stone basalt fireplace. It wiggles along the edge going in and out and cleans this area of dust and such very well.”
  • “We’ve got laminate in 90% of our home and some shag area rugs. It does great going over the different surfaces!”

Pros and Cons

PROS

  • Excellent navigation
  • Recharge and resume
  • One tap cleaning

CONS

  • Struggles with obstacles
  • Poor run time

Shark IQ

Ratings: 4.4/5 (Based on 9,187 user reviews)

Release year: 2021

Dimensions: 12.9 x 12.6 x 3.5 inches

Run time: 90 mins

Dustbin capacity: 0.6 L

Stand-out feature: Selective room cleaning allows targeted cleaning, and high-efficiency filter traps allergens and pet dander.

Why Shark IQ?

Shark has specially designed the Shark IQ for homes with pets. Its excellent filter, good suction power, and different cleaning modes together give the perfect solution for pet hair.

  • The high-efficiency filter can capture dust, dander, and allergens from the atmosphere and trap it into the filter.
  • The deep-cleaning power mode is designed to have the highest suction power, so you can use it to get pet hair out of every possible surface.

Apart from this, the robot has really good IQ navigation and mapping ability. You can view and edit the map in the SharkClean app. It allows you to specifically select rooms for cleaning. Or you can just do a total cleaning cycle.

We also love its:

  • Row-by-row cleaning that covers the entire floor in neat lines.
  • Recharge and resume feature so you don’t have to look after it constantly.
  • Self-emptying base that can store debris for up to 45 days.

What users say:

  • “This unit is a definite upgrade from my old Eufy bought in 2019. It seems to avoid getting stuck better.”
  • “Our place is 1896 sq ft. It’ll do half our place; the battery will run down to 40%, it will return to the dock and take an hour and a half to recharge.”

Pros and Cons

PROS

  • IQ navigation
  • Selective room cleaning
  • Good filter

CONS

  • Poor obstacle avoidance
  • Loud

Shark AI Robot Vacuum & Mop

Ratings: 3.8/5 (Based on 1,471 user reviews)

Release year: 2023

Dimensions: 13.52 x 12.52 x 3.48 inches

Run time: 120 mins

Dustbin capacity: 0.35 L

Stand-out feature: It has two cleaning modes, one with vacuuming and the other with simultaneous vacuuming and mopping.

Why Shark AI Robot Vacuum & Mop?

As the name suggests, the Shark AI Robot Vacuum & Mop comes with a mopping attachment. It sprays water into the floor through 3 holes in the base, and the mop then wipes over it. The mop almost scrubs 100 times a minute, so you can expect a pretty good end result. Besides that,

  • The SharkClean app allows customization options like setting up no-mop zones to avoid dampening carpets.
  • The UltraClean mode targets specific rooms having high-traffic zones and multi-directional deep cleaning and also does 30% better carpet cleaning.
  • The robot uses a LiDAR sensor array for navigation and mapping, which makes a customizable map possible.
  • The vacuum travels in neat rows and cleans in a row-by-row pattern.

What users say:

  • “This thing is great for handling the majority of the cleaning. What’s nice is it can also get spots you wouldn’t be able to get easily, like under the couch and bed.”
  • “This product is incredible! The mapping feature is very nice. Being able to select rooms, high-traffic areas, and no-go zones is something I did not find in its competitors. Also, its ability to do but hard surfaces and also carpets is great.”

Pros and Cons

PROS

  • Dual cleaning modes
  • Map customization options
  • UltraClean mode

CONS

  • Small dustbin capacity
  • Cannot vacuum carpets while mopping

Conclusion – Best Shark Robot vacuums

This special list of Shark robot vacuums will give you excellent options for your everyday cleaning needs. But if you want a few more features, we suggest you check out the Ecovacs and Roomba vacuums.

We highly recommend the Matrix cleaning pattern as it doesn’t leave scope for missing spots and has the highest dustbin capacity, so you won’t have to worry about emptying frequently.

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Mark Thompson

Hi I am Mark, the founder of Smart Home Bulls. Having spent 5 years immersed in the intricacies of smart home gadgets at a leading tech company, I decided to chart my own course side by side along with the job. Enter Smart Home Bulls – the result of my desire to simplify the smart living experience.

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