Neato Botvac Connected
Dimensions: 33.5 x 32.1cm, height 10.1 cm
Weight: 4,1 kg
Time and week programming: Yes
Especially for animal hair: Yes
Remote control: Not included
Cleaning settings: Turbo-Mode, Eco-Mode, Spot-Cleaning
Navigation: Room Positioning System
Charging time until: 2 - 3 h
Rechargeable battery life until: 60 - 90 Min
Charging station: Included
Give it a name. Introduce it to your dog. Make it a part of your family. Robots can be just like people. Everyday we work at making them more intelligent, engaging, and responsive to you. Introducing the Neato, Botvac Connected. The Bot vac connected is your all in one robotic home cleaning solution. With Wi-fi, LaserSmart Mapping and a Navigation system, Botvac cleans your home, leaving you free to get on with other things.
Robot Vacuums are by no means a new gadget for your home, and as such have been around for some time. However the technology of them is constantly evolving, and this is where the Neeto Botvac comes in to play. Featuring a unique D shape configuration, the Botvac, unlike other robot vacuums, aims to get in to all those tricky corners for a more thorough cleanup.
The Botvac Connected is a high end cleaning gadget that for the most part works well. For those looking for a stay at home cleaner that they know will get the job done, the Botvac is the ideal solution. During our tests we found the Bot Vac Connected to be a very capable unit, however, it didn’t come without it’s annoyances. With a Sharpei who sheds like it’s going out of fashion, the Bot vac cleaned up flawlessly on hardwood flooring. Carpets and rugs however, were not as thorough as one would hope. While it picked up 80% of the hairs on carpeted areas it still left us needing to ‘sweep’ the rest up, which kind of defeated the idea of having a cleaner that can do it all. In addition, Our Botvac unit enjoyed constantly cleaning around our glass TV unit, and even though our wires are pretty hidden, it some how managed to keep getting itself tangled up in them, needing us to constantly ‘help him’. While this was ok when we were in the room, or in close proximity. The issue remains unresolved if you are out at the point he gets stuck, as there is nothing you can do to help him until you return. Even though you will receive a notification on your phone alerting you to the fact he’s stuck, there is little you can do about it. Using the manual option unfortunately doesn’t help when you are out of the room, which in itself was disappointing. The manual function would have been a handy feature to employ when you cannot help Botvac in person. Using the supplied magnetic strip helped in preventing Botvac from entering rooms/areas he shouldn’t, however while this worked when we were away, the strip itself isn’t very ‘pretty’ when positioned in obscure places. We found the magnetic strips a good idea to use temporarily, putting them away once Botvac has performed his cleaning duties.
Specifications wise the Bot Vac has a running volume of 65 decibels. We found this to be pretty accurate with our sound meter reading 65-66 decibels during turbo mode and 63 decibels during Eco mode. The Botvac Connected has a rated run time of 90-120 minutes, with a full charge taking around 3 hours, again we found this t be pretty accurate with our unit managing 91 minutes on turbo mode and 119 minutes on Eco mode, before Botvac needed to recharge his batteries.
The Botvac Connected is somewhat of a luxury item that would suit the busy housewife/man who for whatever reason don’t have the time to clean up and love the idea of having a robot do it for them. Bringing together cleaning and technology, the Botvac connected is your all-in-one cleaning gadget that gets tongues wagging when he leaves his docking station and gets to work. From the sleek control panel to his Wi-Fi capabilities and simple setup, the Botvac Connected has many features un-seen in competitor models. Yes, we have our reservations when it comes to pet-hair and carpeted areas, however, there’s no denying that the Bot Vac is the little robot with a big performance.