Robotic Vacuum Cleaners - Reviews and Suggestions

calypso

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I have a Neato Robotics D3 which is great. Been running for about 4 years now and just the battery is getting a bit tired. If I was to do it again I would get something with local parts and spares. Filters I just amazon down, but getting a new battery was a pain in the ass.
 

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Its on special for R4899 at smarphoneshop. we have 2 cats and hair is an issue.
Curious if this vacuum will be up to the task. We have laminate flooring throughout, kitchen and bathroom have tiles...
I've had my el cheapo for about 8 months now.
Come home everyday and the floors are clean. What a pleasure not having to vacuum manually anymore.
 

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I know it’s more expensive and not a robot vacuum, but spending 2 and a bit more grand on a dyson v8 absolute seems like a better deal to me, especially if you have any carpets or rugs and hard surfaces. Just so much more versatile. Couches, ceilings, car, etc.
I never used the robot vacuum after getting the dyson
 

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I know it’s more expensive and not a robot vacuum, but spending 2 and a bit more grand on a dyson v8 absolute seems like a better deal to me, especially if you have any carpets or rugs and hard surfaces. Just so much more versatile. Couches, ceilings, car, etc.
I never used the robot vacuum after getting the dyson
Is it DIY?
 

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I know it’s more expensive and not a robot vacuum, but spending 2 and a bit more grand on a dyson v8 absolute seems like a better deal to me, especially if you have any carpets or rugs and hard surfaces. Just so much more versatile. Couches, ceilings, car, etc.
I never used the robot vacuum after getting the dyson
The best setup is to have both.
 

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The best setup is to have both.
We bought a decent Miele vaccuum towards the middle of last year and then the robot on eBucks black Friday. It's amazing to have the robot clean daily while at work and then we only do a weekly manual clean with the Miele. Dave a serious amount of time!
 

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ok ok let me take that back. The best option is a smart robotic vac for daily cleans. A Dyson V10 for odd spot jobs and corded Miele for pulling your foundations closer to the carpets.
 

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Yes you already said it once, we heard you the first time.
Oops, did not know.

On that note, it really is the best robot vacuum that exists today its better than the roomba (I had both)
 

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Oops, did not know.

On that note, it really is the best robot vacuum that exists today its better than the roomba (I had both)
Does it have an app?
Can you send it to an area?
Can you tell it to clean a specific zone?
Does it have LIDAR, cliff sensor, touch sensor, ultra sound sensor and wall sensor?
Does it map your room and systematically clean it (or is it random)?
Can you watch it work on your phone?
Does it send you notification to your phone?
Can you schedule it?
Can you block it from areas?
Can you increase the suction power if required?
Can you control it remotely?
Can it go re-charge itself and resume cleanup when charged?
Can you get spares in SA?
Does it self discover all your rooms?
Does it let you know when to clean and replace filters etc?
Does it retain the history of your clean ups?
Finally, does it have three ARM processors!?

The Xiaomi is pretty damn good!
 

Sinbad

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Does it have an app?
Can you send it to an area?
Can you tell it to clean a specific zone?
Does it have LIDAR, cliff sensor, touch sensor, ultra sound sensor and wall sensor?
Does it map your room and systematically clean it (or is it random)?
Can you watch it work on your phone?
Does it send you notification to your phone?
Can you schedule it?
Can you block it from areas?
Can you increase the suction power if required?
Can you control it remotely?
Can it go re-charge itself and resume cleanup when charged?
Can you get spares in SA?
Does it self discover all your rooms?
Does it let you know when to clean and replace filters etc?
Does it retain the history of your clean ups?
Finally, does it have three ARM processors!?

The Xiaomi is pretty damn good!
Does it quote Warcraft peons???

:D

Ready to work....
 

doubletrouble

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Does it have an app?
Can you send it to an area?
Can you tell it to clean a specific zone?
Does it have LIDAR, cliff sensor, touch sensor, ultra sound sensor and wall sensor?
Does it map your room and systematically clean it (or is it random)?
Can you watch it work on your phone?
Does it send you notification to your phone?
Can you schedule it?
Can you block it from areas?
Can you increase the suction power if required?
Can you control it remotely?
Can it go re-charge itself and resume cleanup when charged?
Can you get spares in SA?
Does it self discover all your rooms?
Does it let you know when to clean and replace filters etc?
Does it retain the history of your clean ups?
Finally, does it have three ARM processors!?

The Xiaomi is pretty damn good!
quick google check says it does and also empties its dust try by itself. So seems a good device and possibly on par with the xiaomi mi robot.

But is the Shark IQ available in South Africa?
 

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quick google check says it does and also empties its dust try by itself. So seems a good device and possibly on par with the xiaomi mi robot.

But is the Shark IQ available in South Africa?
Those sell emptying ones are very expensive. The Xiaomi you can get for under R5,000 if you shop around.
 

Thor

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Does it have an app?
Can you send it to an area?
Can you tell it to clean a specific zone?
Does it have LIDAR, cliff sensor, touch sensor, ultra sound sensor and wall sensor?
Does it map your room and systematically clean it (or is it random)?
Can you watch it work on your phone?
Does it send you notification to your phone?
Can you schedule it?
Can you block it from areas?
Can you increase the suction power if required?
Can you control it remotely?
Can it go re-charge itself and resume cleanup when charged?
Can you get spares in SA?
Does it self discover all your rooms?
Does it let you know when to clean and replace filters etc?
Does it retain the history of your clean ups?
Finally, does it have three ARM processors!?
The Xiaomi doesn't do all that, but the Shark does yes, the no go zones work well as well plus it has GPS.

An added bonus is that it does not send your data to china like Xiaomi does (you think those products are cheap because giggles? Chinese state subsidies comes with conditions)
 

SauRoNZA

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Oops, did not know.

On that note, it really is the best robot vacuum that exists today its better than the roomba (I had both)
Looks a bit kak to be honest, the base station especially.

Granted it "self-empties" (bit of a marketing lie but sure).
 

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The Xiaomi doesn't do all that, but the Shark does yes, the no go zones work well as well plus it has GPS.

An added bonus is that it does not send your data to china like Xiaomi does (you think those products are cheap because giggles? Chinese state subsidies comes with conditions)
What do you mean the Xiaomi doesn't do all that? I have one and just typed that list.
 
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