Sabco RoboSweep first look

You could mistake it for a pet's toy but this little robot uses a microfibre cloth to pick up lint, dust and hair.
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01.Sabco RoboSweep

Sabco RoboSweep first look

Price: $48

4 stars out of 5

You spend the time vacuuming and cleaning your floors to find that the next day dust has settled, lint is floating around and hair seems to be everywhere. If you’d love a robot vacuum that’ll clean up that mess for you but don’t want to fork out the big bucks then look for the Sabco RoboSweep.

Its microfibre cloth picks up lint, dust and hair. When you’re finished, simply remove the pad and throw it in the washing machine or clean it by hand. It’s designed to sweep hard, smooth floors like timber floorboards, porcelain and ceramic tiles and linoleum. 

To use it, charge the battery for three hours, attach the microfibre pad to the cage and select the cleaning time. You can choose between a 30-, 60- or 90-minute cleaning cycle. Then insert the ball in the cage and let the RoboSweep do its thing. While Sabco claims that it has smart technology to sense walls, we found that it will run into walls, carpet and other obstacles before changing direction to move around them. It'll also glide under most furniture and its microfibre pad gets into corners to cover those hard to reach places.

After testing the RoboSweep on hard floors for three days we were impressed with its cleaning ability and found it to be effective at picking up fine dust, lint and hair. When cleaning it does not make as much noise as other household appliances. However, after a while, the sound it makes while moving around on the floor can get quite annoying.

You’ll eventually need to purchase replacement microfibre cloths which are available for $4 for a single pack and $10 for a pack of three at Bunnings. It’s also a good idea to keep pets away while using the RoboSweep – they might easily mistake it for a toy.

CHOICE verdict

The RoboSweep is great for general dusting of hard floors. It won’t replace your vacuum cleaner, but it’s a useful cleaning tool to use on a daily basis while you’re out and about and in between big cleans.



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