RoboVac 11S
Retail OptionAmazon
Approximate ReleaseFebruary 7, 2018
Vacuum Dimensions12.8″ x 12.8″ x 2.85″
Vacuum Weight5.73 lbs
Battery Typelithium ion
Runtime100 minutes
Charging Duration5-6 hours
Max Suction1,300 Pa
Dust Collector Volume0.6 L (washable)
Inletmotorized brush-roll
Filtertriple layer with high-performance filter
Coveragehard floors to medium-pile carpets
Cleaning Modesauto, spot, edge, singular room
Navigational Typebounce navigation

Included in the box

  • Remote control with two AAA batteries
  • Charging base
  • AC power adapter
  • Cleaning tool
  • Extra set of high-performance filters
  • 4 side brushes
  • 5 cable ties
  • Fall-prevention drop sensor
  • One-year warranty

Quick facts

  • Chosen as one the “best robot vacuums of 2019” by Tom’s Guide
  • Available in black and white
  • Auto-dock and recharge feature
  • Reengineered to be the slimmest RoboVac
  • BoostIQ technology automatically increases suction power within 1.5 seconds
  • Consistently powerful suction no louder than a microwave
  • Anti-scratch tempered glass-top cover
  • Infrared sensor for obstacle evasion
  • Drop-sense tech to prevent falls

Introducing the RoboVac 11S

The RoboVac 11S is perhaps the bestselling robot vacuum of all time! This budget option is only rivaled by the Roomba 694.

This goliath of a robot vacuum utilizes 1,300 Pa of suction power for spotless cleaning. Its large wheels roll over carpets and also climb over ledges to reach dirt wherever it is. The bumper is upfront.

When it comes to the remote:

  • The top tells the time.
  • The middle indicates the suction power level.
  • The bottom represents the cleaning schedule.

Admittedly, schedules aren’t highly customizable with this unit, but at least the buttons are clearly labeled so you know what to do, especially if you look at the key on the other side.

The combination of the dual-layer filter and high-performance filter ensures a clean home. Multiple cleaning modes and preset vacuum timing make the cleaning process as effortless as possible.

Given the 100 minutes per charge, you can clean the average home with a single charge, thanks to the large dust box that is large enough to minimize frequent emptying. It can collect all types of dirt and debris without a single worry from you.

Being only 2.85″ tall, this RoboVac can go under furniture to make sure everything is clean under there as well. The icing on the cake is the tempered glass that provides the RoboVac an elegant look on top of the added protection.

Although super slim, this marvelous vacuum robot packs enough innovation to outmatch its thicker competitors. However, there are no virtual barriers, and it lacks app control. The lack of virtual barriers requires you to block off any unwanted paths.

What is the RoboVac 11S best for?

  • Those who have low-to-medium pile carpets
  • Those with tiles
  • Homes with laminated floors
  • Lighter-colored hardwood floors

Important disclaimers before you buy

  • Not suitable for high-pile carpets and very dark floors
  • The five included cable ties are needed to avoid cable entanglement.
  • BoostIQ reduces operational time from 100 minutes to an hour.
  • On medium-pile carpets, max suction mode gives roughly 50 minutes of cleaning.
  • Bounce navigation makes the RoboVac follow a random but efficient path.
  • Follow the user manual when choosing where to put the charging base.
  • When the RoboVac starts cleaning in auto or single room mode, the next cleaning session will go according to the previously selected suction power level.


Is RoboVac 11S’s voltage universal? Does it come with a charger for my region?

It works with voltages from 100 to 240 V. A regional charger is in the package. For usage in other countries, a plug adapter is needed.

What is the BoostIQ feature?

Suction power is automatically increased if needed, which is ideal for thicker carpets and stubborn dirt. This mode is employed by default, but you can change the default setting to auto cleaning by pressing the fan icon repeatedly to adjust suction levels. You will see the corresponding icon on the remote.

For your information, the light indicator flashes orange when charging, blue when the battery is full, and red if there is an error.

Pros & Cons

  • Included cable ties
  • Fall-prevention technology
  • Color options
  • Super slim
  • High IQ
  • Relatively quiet
  • Elegantly protected
  • Generous battery capacity
  • Scheduling not that customizable
  • No virtual barriers and app control
  • Not for high-pile carpets
  • Not for dark floors
  • More battery for stronger modes
  • Adapter needed for foreigners


Given the well-rounded profile of this robot vacuum, it is easy to grasp why it is potentially the bestselling robot vacuum of all time.



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