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7. HOBOT LEGEE-688
The LEGEE-688 is a robot vacuum-mop combo. It has a useful remote, but if you use the HOBOT LEGEE app, you can control the 688 as well as access the scheduling feature and view a real-time map.
You can also choose one of the seven Talent Clean modes:
- Standard: for general usage
- Strong: for a deep clean
- ECO: to operate quietly while saving energy
- Kitchen: to clean stains, spills, and splashes
- Dry: for hardwood floors
- Pet: to clean pawprints and hair
- Polish: for brightness and shining
ِAs for the other features:
- The real-time map shows the 688 while it cleans.
- The cleaning diary lets you check the last 10 cleaning missions, like the cleaned area and duration.
- The schedule queue is a weekly scheduler to preschedule a cleaning once a day.
- Smart navigation technology is brought to effect through three long lasers that are upfront.
- Encoder, gyroscope, and E-compass technologies are present as well.
The three cleaning routes are zigzag cleaning, wall-follow cleaning, and auto-cleaning, the last of which the involves the 688 dividing up an area, zigzagging around, and finished up with wall-follow cleaning.
The 688 utilizes the 4-in-1 FastBrush, and it also features a tangle-free design. Its D-shape allows it to clean corners with ease, thanks to the detachable side brush too.
The carved deflector is supposed to allow the entry of larger debris like beans, but the 688 is more specialized for dust and lighter debris like coffee grounds and flour.
As for the mop, its speed is 600-800 times per minute, and it releases enough water to clean without residue, thanks to the microfiber mopping cloth that is absorbent.
Even more features:
- There is a high-efficiency Nidec brushless DC motor & metal fan for low noise and good durability.
- There are two cliff lasers under the front edge to avoid falling from stairs and so on.
- The caterpillar-belt design prevents slipping.
- The filter has two layers.
- The 688 redocks by itself, thanks to 4M IR detection.
- The 688 gives maintenance reminders.
No water residue
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6. Neato D8
The Neato D8 combines a big brush with a big dustbin. The brush is of the spiral combo kind that is up to 70% larger than average. The dustbin can collect a decent amount of dirt, dust, and dander. The high-performance E11 filter can catch up to 99% of allergens. It is impressive how much the dustbin can collect without needing replacement during cleaning. Also, the brush is easy to clean.
With this vacuum, you can vacuum hardwood, carpet, and tiles. On a single charge, you can cover up to 750 square feet, which is ideal for small-to-medium sized residences. To replenish the battery, the D8 goes to the charging dock by itself and then resumes its session that can last up to 100 minutes.
The D8 uses LaserSmart navigation to make precise movements and even clean under furniture if need be. It also packs LiDAR technology, much like self-driving cars, and that technology includes features like mapping. You do not have to move your furniture around for the D8 to operate well. Also, there are drop sensors to avoid the D8 falling off heights, and those sensors actually function.
In case an area is too tough to clean, you can hop right into turbo mode for a deep & thorough cleaning through increased suction and a faster operating brush. Eco mode is for hard surfaces and conserves battery to cover more surface area while running quieter.
The D8 comes with a state-of-the-art app called MyNeato, which is a Bluetooth-compatible app that can let you schedule cleaning and create virtual no-go zones, which the D8 avoids. The info button produces vocal responses.
Easy brush cleaning
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5. Eureka NER650
While not technically a D-shaped robot vacuum, the NER650 still has the perks of a D-shaped robot vacuum due to its shape. The NER650 has LDS navigation, so the NER650 detects your home, navigates it in zigzag rows, dodges obstacles with its 30 sensors, avoids falling off heights via smart cliff sensors, self-charges whenever the battery is about to run out, and then resumes from where it left off.
On one battery charge, the NER650 can cover up to a whopping 2,152 square feet of area. It redocks at around 15% battery and is better than most of its competition at doing that without getting stuck.
The NER650 has an anti-scratching brush roll and BLDC motor to take care of dirt, dust, hair, and more. The V-shaped semi-floating brush roll takes care of tough-to-reach spots. There is a HEPA filter as well. The NER650 goes under furniture to clean there if needed in addition.
There are three suction level options: standard, low, and high. Whenever the NER650 comes across a carpet, suction is automatically boosted for more thorough cleaning. The NER650 can exceptionally transition between surface types if there is a small threshold.
The NER650 has 360 degree omnidirectional scanning and LiDAR, the latter of which is known for superior mapping and navigation in the dark.
The NER650 can generate floorplans, and you can set customized cleaning options as well as no-go zones for if there are areas in your home with fragile objects.
You can use the eureka app to schedule a cleaning and control your NER650 from wherever. You can also use Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control. The NER650 also tells you its status updates.
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4. Eureka Groove
The Groove is not round-shaped like most robot vacuums, so it should give you some of the perks of a classic D-shaped robot vacuum.
That said, this NER300 robot vacuum that looks like an old cassette player should not deceive you with its funky look. With 2,000 Pascals of suction power, it can effectively pick up fur, dust, dirt, and also debris. Its anti-scratch brush roll protects hard floors without compromising the robot vacuum’s ability to clean surfaces like carpets and rugs. You can expect the bot to pick up about a staggering dozen grams of dirt per cycle.
How it maneuvers
The NER300’s slim design allows it under furniture, thanks to its GrooveGear wheels. Those wheels help it move from hard floors to carpets as well as transition between rooms.
Although not necessarily advertised as such, the NER300 is quite good at edge cleaning, and by the way, if you are concerned about the hassle of emptying a dustbin, the NER300 sports an easy-empty dust cup.
With four ways to control this robot vacuum, the NER300 is quite the convenient innovation:
- App control
- Remote control
- Voice commands
- Onboard button
With the app, you can schedule and control the robot vacuum even if you are out and about. You can also use Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control.
Goes under furniture
Climbs up & down surfaces
Convenient dustbin design
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3. Dreame W10
The Dreame Bot W10 Self-Cleaning Robot Vacuum and Mop has an auto-drying system. It comes with two rotating mop pads, and it tackles dirt and stains simultaneously. More specifically, 10 Newtons of pressure are applied to pads that spin 180 times a minute for the most part.
When its pads get dirty, the W10 automatically redocks so that the pads are sprayed with water and then spin quickly against little grooves to get rid of the dirt and muck. At the same time, there is a nozzle at the dock’s bottom that deposits dirty water into a waste-water tank to prevent contamination. Additionally, the W10 redocks to recharge when the battery is low to then continue from where it left off.
About its mopping
When the mopping cycle is finished, and when the W10 has returned to the base for the last time, the pads are rinsed and dried using hot air to avoid bacterial growth and mildew.
The W10 has two water tanks: one is for clean water while the other is for dirty water, so you do not need to frequently refill or dump. In fact, the W10 can clean 300 square meters by itself before needing another charge again. We really like the size of the dirty water tank.
Because of its D-shape, which is probably why you are here, the W10 can hug walls tightly, and side brushes capture debris from edges. Long gone are the days of supplementing your robot vacuum with a manual old-school vacuum for those tough edges. Plus, the oversized roller covers more real estate. To cap things off, the powerful suction power removes dust and dirt effectively.
The W10 mostly updates its surroundings’ map a dozen times faster than before, and that is because of its navigation system that is a mixture of LDS, LiDAR, and SLAM. The bot can navigate its perimeter even in the dark. Furthermore, systematic cleaning paths are also created, storing up to three floorplans max.
Once the W10 has drawn a floorplan of your home, you can then divide the home into rooms to set custom cleaning through the app instead of cleaning your whole home every time. The app connects easily.
Because of ultrasonic carpet detection, the W10 identifies a carpet in advance, plans a route according to the current mode, and automatically boosts suction to max power when there is a carpet. In other modes, the W10 detours around carpets so they are not wetted. Who wants a wet carpet, right?
Awareness of surroundings
Moving on, thresholds can be surpassed. Needless to say, this state-of-the-art bot has an anti-drop function too, so it avoids falling off heights like stair sets.
App & Alexa
About the modes, there are three you can select from the app:
Aside from the app, you can also use Amazon Alexa to voice control the W10.
Revolutionary mop pads
Dirty water-tank size
Quick app setup
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2. iRobot Roomba s9+
No top robot-vacuum list is complete without a Roomba, so meet the s9+, a goliath which comes with:
- Clean Base automatic dirt disposal
- Two dirt-disposal bags
- Extra high-efficiency filter
- Extra corner brush
The high-efficiency filter captures 99% of dog and cat dander allergens, yet the star feature of this robot vacuum is definitely the Clean Base automatic dirt disposal, which allows the s9+ to empty itself for up to a couple of months. It sports a three-stage cleaning system which lifts, loosens, and eliminates pet hair and debris in carpets. Power-boost technology allows the s9+ to increase suction whenever needed.
Clean Base eliminates the dust and dirt that often accompany emptying bins of vacuums. Up to 30 bins are automatically emptied into the base that also serves as the charging dock of this Roomba. Also featured is PerfectEdge technology that utilizes advanced sensors, and there is a special corner-brush to clean alongside edges. The corner performance is quite good.
The dual rubber-brushes do not get tangled with pet hair. The brushes are closer to the front than most other robot vacuums, providing unique utility. This is not a “me too” product, especially adding that the D-shape allows the s9+ to maneuver itself to clean the trickiest spots. The s9+ works great on hardwood, and it works well on carpets too.
Awareness of environment
vSLAM navigation allows the s9+ to learn the layout of a residence to clean it in neat and efficient rows. This sophisticated navigation system captures over 230,400 data points every second. In a few cycles, the s9+ should know its way around your living space, and it almost never gets stuck.
Imprint smart mapping technology allows the s9+ to distinguish between your living room and the kitchen, so you can decide where it cleans as well as when, and you can also set no-go zones.
The smart mapping feature enables the s9+ to identify the best way to clean based on the layout of every room, furniture placement, and so on. After you label every room, the smart map allows you to direct the s9+ to clean a specific room or multiple rooms using the app.
Speaking of which, the iRobot Home app provides customizable routines and maps. You also get personalized cleaning suggestions, which is a reason why this app is one of the best of its kind. If you area’s pollen count is unusually high or it is pet-shedding season, an extra cleaning is suggested.
You can also set up and use Amazon Alexa easily to voice-control the s9+. So, you can say something along the lines of, “Alexa, tell Roomba to clean under the kitchen table.”
If low on battery, the s9+ charges itself and then continues its trek. On the lowest setting, you can expect the s9+ to operate for a couple of hours. At the highest setting, you can expect 45 minutes of operation. Even the highest setting does not make the s9+ that loud, so it is quite moderate-sounding.
Automatic dirt disposal
Moderate sound level
Easy Alexa setup
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1. ECOVACS DEEBOT X2 OMNI
The DEEBOT X2 OMNI is a sequel of the X1 OMNI, and perhaps the most noticeable difference is that this robot vacuum has a bit of a D-shape, which is good for shimmying alongside walls.
The X2 OMNI is a self-emptying robot vacuum that can hold up to 90 days of dirt, debris, and so on. Its water tank is refilled to mop up to 4,000 square feet or more. After each session, hot air dries the mops to prevent smelling.
The four cleaning modes are vacuum only, mop only, vacuum & mop, and vacuum first before mopping. The X2 OMNI has a washable filter too.
With impressively high suction, the X2 OMNI has a main brush that is made of rubber to reduce hair tangling. Hair, dust, and crumbs can be picked up from your carpets or floors. If you have any pets, the X2 OMNI can be of use.
When a carpet is detected during mopping, the mops of the X2 OMNI rise so your carpets are not mopped. When vacuuming your carpets, suction is instead boosted.
The OZMO Turbo 2.0 Rotating Mopping System is supposed to mop floors like a human being. Two mops are used, and the performance is better than many competitors.
Through AIVI 3D 2.0 Obstacle Avoidance that is AI-controlled, the X2 OMNI strives to evade as many obstacles as possible, including moving dogs, cats, and people. The bot can move around in dark rooms as well.
The X2 OMNI has LiDAR, and its LiDAR kind is reportedly the first dual-laser kind in the industry. Objects can be detected even if they are about 10 meters ahead. Also, the X2 OMNI can clean under furniture if needed. Moreover, detailed 3D maps can be generated.
Ways of control
The YIKO 2.0 assistant of the X2 OMNI allows one to do things like scheduling cleaning with one’s voice. Furthermore, you can monitor your home through the onboard camera, and you can even have two-way calls with whomever is home.
There is an app as well, and the AI housekeeper analyzes & recommends the best methods of cleaning. There is also what is called the 3D Map 2.0 that allows you to drag and drop the X2 OMNI wherever it is needed.
Mops like humans
Cleaning under furniture
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