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In the war of robotic vacuum cleaners, there are a few major players. Whilst Roomba the market leader for general house cleaning, the D-Series range of vacuums from Neato Robotics are renowned for their outstanding pet collection program. By that we mean, they have some serious pet hair suction power! When the original Botvac D80 was released, customers were raving about its ability to map out your entire home and remember the dirtiest spots. Fast forward 10 months and a series of battery failure complaints, Neato Robotics were forced to discontinue this product and go back to the drawing board.

Then came the Neato Botvac D85; an upgraded model to the failed D80. With a much-improved battery and 2x additional high-performance filters, a first glance at the D85 is extremely positive. But is the Botvac D85 more reliable than it’s discontinued brother? Find out all you need to know in this comprehensive buyer’s guide and Neato Botvac D85 review.