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Dirt removal from carpet score
For carpet we sprinkle sand evenly into a section of carpet and let the robot run for a set period of time on the carpeted area. The sand collected is weighed and recorded. With normal vacuums we pre-load the dust collector with dust, but robot vacs have a very small dirt receptacle which is normally emptied after a cleaning session, so we don't pre-load them.
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Cleaning corners and edges score
Sand is spread into a right-angled corner, and the robot vacuum cleaners are assessed to see how close to the corner each one is able to pick up dirt.
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Hard floor dirt pick-up performance
We scatter a measured amount of sand evenly over a vinyl floor area and let the robot run for a set period of time, measuring the dirt pick-up at intervals throughout.
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This is an accessory used to create an invisible barrier, for blocking off open doorways or other areas you don't want the robot to enter.
Programmable times allow you to set times of the day or week to run the robot - for instance, you could set it to run only while you're away at work.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Reliability score (%)
- Owner satisfaction score (%)
- Hard floor dirt pick up performance (%)
- Dirt removal from carpet (%)
- Cleaning corners and edges score (%)
- Pet hair removal score (%)
- Noise measured on carpet/hard floor (dBA)
- Does it hit objects?
- Operation time, measured (min)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Wifi connectivity
- Side brush
- Remote control
- Virtual wall
- Stairs detection
- Low battery indicator
- Automatic return to charger
- Programmable time
- Day of the week
- Battery type
- Charge time (hrs)
- Weight (kg)
- Warranty (yr)
- Items supplied with vac