5. ROIDMI EVA
We have a video review of EVA.
EVA is a 3-in-1 robot vacuum that vacuums, sweeps, and mops. This quiet self-cleaning bot can self-empty and hold dirt for up to a couple of months. When it comes to the odor-free dust bag, it can eliminate 99.9% of bacteria.
EVA performs well on tiles, picking up dirt and small food pieces etc. On a single charge, EVA can cover more than 2,000 square feet. When tested in a 600 square foot residence, EVA only took 3 hours to clean. She manages to redock when she needs to do that.
You can pause and reactivate EVA if you need to: simply press the button on its base!
EVA tries to be aware of its surroundings, so she detects obstacles and changes paths. She has 360 degree omnidirectional LDS (laser distance sensor), and she also detects heights to avoid falling from them. Even if she is under furniture or a room is dark, EVA does not get stuck. There was no issue with EVA in the dark.
EVA cleans in straight lines, and 20 mm thresholds should be climbable. Her vacuuming deserves five stars, especially because hair tangling is not an issue.
Setting up EVA is quite easy as her first charge took a mere hour.
You can enjoy voice control with her, and she will also give you vocal updates about what she is doing. Also, there is a smart LED color screen, and there are gradient marquee lights. You will see flashing indicators if:
- The dust bag is full
- The waste water tank is full
- There is a shortage of clean water
The app is easy to set up as well, and it is user friendly. You can set up scheduled cleaning, and you can name rooms the way you like.
If there are areas you would not like EVA to go, you can assign no-go zones, which EVA will respect. Otherwise, there is a spot cleaning mode for specific areas that need intensified care. Just hit the spot button onboard EVA so she goes to find dirt!
Again, we have a video review of EVA.
- Excellent vacuum
- Great mop
- Does not tangle
- Fast charging
- Easy to set up
4. Roborock S7+
The S7+ is both a robot vacuum and sonic-vibrating mop with ultrasonic carpet recognition and intelligent mop lifting. It utilizes a multi-directional floating brush while operating under LiDAR navigation with multi-level mapping (LiDAR stands for light and detection ranging).
You can set no-vacuum zones and no-mop zones. Voice commands are issuable using Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Additionally, you can set a child lock.
There is carpet recognition, so if a carpet is encountered, the S7+ boosts suction on its own. As for sonic vibration, the S7+ scrubs up to 3,000 times a minute, and stains from coffee to mud can be cleaned.
When a carpet is detected, the S7+’s VibaRise mop is lifted in order to avoid mopping it. That way, the S7+ acts as a simultaneous vacuum-mop hybrid instead of doing one or the other at any given time. For your information, the mop pressure is 600 g.
LiDAR ensures that maps are accurate and helps Roborock’s Adaptive Route Algorithms work to find the fastest cleaning path.
More interesting facts:
- The multi-directional floating brush keeps the brush close to the ground for deep cleaning even on uneven surfaces, and the brush resists pet hair tangling.
- The S7+ can map up to four levels, and each room is automatically identified for you to label it.
- The dock is self-emptying.
The S7+ is impressive with its fast mapping and overall spatial awareness, and its mopping is not an afterthought: it comes with full force. Despite its ambition, the S7+ is easy to operate, and you can customize it with the self-emptying functionality.
- Spatial awareness
- Quick mapping
- Decent mop
S7 MaxV Plus available to order from Amazon
S7 MaxV available to order from Amazon
3. iRobot Roomba s9+
The s9+ has:
- Clean Base automatic dirt disposal
- Two dirt-disposal bags
- Extra high-efficiency filter
- Extra corner brush
While the high-efficiency filter captures 99% of cat and dog dander allergens, 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 two months like its counterparts.
Clean Base eliminates the dust and dirt that often concide with emptying robot-vacuum bins. Up to 30 bins are automatically emptied into the base that also serves as a charging dock. Also featured is PerfectEdge technology that employs advanced sensors.
The s9+ sports the traditional three-stage cleaning system which lifts, loosens, and eliminates pet hair and debris from within carpets. Power-boost technology allows the s9+ to automatically increase its suction. There is a special corner-brush to clean alongside edges, and the corner performance is quite good.
The dual rubber-brushes do not get entangled with pet hair. The brushes are closer to the front than most other robot vacuums, providing unique usage, but what really sets the s9+ apart from its fellow Roombas is the D-shape that allows the s9+ to maneuver itself to clean the trickiest spots.
As for surfaces, the s9+ works great on hardwood. It works well on carpets too.
vSLAM navigation allows the s9+ to learn the layout of a home to clean that home neatly in efficient rows. This sophisticated navigation system captures over a whopping 230,400 data points a second! In a few cycles, the s9+ should know its way around one’s home. The s9+ almost never gets stuck.
Imprint smart mapping technology allows the s9+ to distinguish between your living room and kitchen, for instance, so you can decide where it cleans and when it does so. 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 forth. After you label each room, the smart map allows you to direct the s9+ to clean a specific room or multiple rooms through iRobot’s app.
Speaking of which, the redesigned app at the time provides customizable routines and maps, and you also get personalized cleaning suggestions, which is a reason why the app is arguably 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+ to say the following classic line or something similar, “Alexa, tell Roomba to clean under the kitchen table.”
If low on battery, the s9+ charges itself and then continues its journey. At the lowest setting, you can expect the s9+ to run for two hours, and at the highest setting, you can expect 45 minutes. Even the highest setting does not make the s9+ overly loud, so its volume is quite moderate.
- Automatic dirt disposal
- Efficient D-shape
- Rarely stuck
- Moderate sound
- Excellent app
- Easy Alexa setup
Roomba s9+ available to order from Amazon
2. iRobot Roomba j7+
Interesting fact: the Roomba j7+ is the first iRobot to use PrecisionVision navigation, it identifies objects, and it avoids obstacles, such as pet waste. While it is not the first robot to do that, PrecisionVision is a specifically branded variation.
iRobot actually calls its avoidance of poop as P.O.O.P. (Pet Owner Official Promise), so iRobot promises a free replacement within one year of your purchase if your j7+ does not avoid poop!
Now, PrecisionVision and P.O.O.P. are not simply gimmicks. This bot is actually exceptional at obstacle avoidance, and it also suggests areas to be avoided.
The star feature of the j7+ is that it has the Clean Base automatic dirt-disposal, which allows the j7+ to empty itself for up to two months.
The j7+ is not a “me too” product, and we have seen large bases time and time again, but iRobot took the time to redesign your run-of-the-mill large base and made it less of an obstacle.
As for how it cleans, the j7+ pulls in debris with the three-stage cleaning system that features multi-surface dual rubber brushes and avoids pet-hair entanglement. Moreover, there is an edge-sweeping brush.
As for movement, the j7+ moves in neat and efficient rows with zigzag movements. You can easily set Keep Out Zones if you would like the j7+ to not clean certain places.
If the battery is low, the j7+ utilizes the patented Smart Recharge and Resume functionality, but what makes it different is that the j7+ only charges for as long as it needs to finish the current cleaning job. We have not heard of this before exploring the j7+.
You can control the j7+ in different ways, such as voice control by saying, “Roomba, clean under the kitchen table.” To use that functionality, you need Amazon Alexa or Google Home.
There is an app at your disposal too. With the app, you can schedule the j7+ to clean whenever you want, but the bot itself will suggest an extra cleaning if it is pet-shedding season or your area’s pollen count is rather high.
If you are not yet convinced, the j7+ packs more interesting features:
- You can use geolocation services on your phone for the j7+ to clean when you are out.
- Reactive Sensor Technology tells the j7+ where it is not able to pass through.
- Dirt Detect intensifies cleaning in the dirtier spots of your home.
- Dustbin makeover
- Zigzag motions
- Obstacle avoidance
- Smart Recharge and Resume
- Keep Out Zones
Roomba j7+ available to order from Amazon
Roomba j7 available to order from Amazon
1. ECOVACS DEEBOT X1 OMNI
Designed by the award-winning industrial designer, Jacob Jensen, this ECOVACS innovation automatically washes its pads after it mops. Furthermore, it self-empties within a mere 10 seconds. That is after the large and disposable dust bag holds two months of debris and dirt. Its suction goes up to a whopping 21 kPa!
To get ready for a mopping session, the X1 automatically refills with water after it cleans itself. After cleaning, there is a heating device to quickly dry the clean mopping pads within two hours to avoid odor and bacteria.
With its 80 ml electronically-controlled reservoir, this robot vacuum-mop combo can keep its two mop pads evenly moist at all times. A full tank of four liters of water can mop a maximum of 3,875 square feet.
Using the app, you can choose the following mopping intervals:
- 10 minutes
- 15 minutes
- 25 minutes
The deep cleaning of the X1 OMNI takes place in four stages, and the X1 comes with the following:
- Dual side brushes
- Floating main brush
- OZMO Turbo 2.0 rotating mopping system
As for the fours stages, they are:
- Rotational mopping
Essentially, the X1 provides integrated sweeping, suction, and strong mopping. With a triple filtration system, the X1 can block 99% of micro-dust as little as 0.3-0.5 μm, keeping your home’s air clean and fresh. Also, there is a silent mode.
The star of the show is the OMNI base, which has a child lock to avoid children as well as pets tampering with it.
More about the OZMO Turbo 2.0 rotating mopping system: it rotates up to 180 times a minute, and there are six Newtons of pressure, providing more efficient and effective scrubbing of hard stains and dirt off your floor. The X1 can work on both hard floors and carpets. Carpets are avoided when mopping, and suction is boosted when vacuuming carpets.
When it comes to AIVI 3D functionality, AI computing power in addition to a 960P astrophotography-grade RGB camera with autopilot tech mean that obstacle avoidance is enhanced even when it is dark, and this includes avoiding obstacles above two inches in height as well as people walking around.
Moving on, you can perform live monitoring with two-way audio. Specifically, the new starlight front-facing camera on the X1 lets you see your residence in real time, even when it is dark, and two-way audio communication is enabled.
TrueMapping 2.0 technology scans your home environment with more coverage and precision to generate a map of your residence fast and plan the most efficient cleaning routes, meaning less repeated and missed spots.
Available is customized cleaning with 3D maps, so you can schedule and customize cleaning by area/room.
You can guide the X1 with AI voice control tech that is the all-new YIKO voice assistant, effectively making the X1 the first DEEBOT to have a voice assistant and sound source localization technology. Simply activate the X1 with, “OK YIKO!”
- Phenomenal suction
- Solid mopping
- Superior mapping
- Voice assistance
- Security camera
X1 TURBO available to order from Amazon
X1 PLUS available to order from Amazon