Twenty years prior to now the considered returning residence on the end of a troublesome day’s work to a freshly vacuumed carpet was a pipe dream, nevertheless because of robotic vacuum cleaners this has been a attainable actuality for just a bit over a decade.

This experience has been expensive though with merchandise from well-known producers paying homage to Dyson or Roomba – which have every grow to be synonymous with the automated cleaning tech – proving prohibitively expensive for the frequent particular person.

Now we’re progressively seeing the introduction of additional funds nice robotic cleaners that sit on the similar price degree to your frequent vacuum nevertheless take the stress out of cleaning up your home.

One of those is new challenger mannequin Eufy – an offshoot of battery tech agency Anker that’s well-known for making transportable chargers – which has launched the RoboVac 11. But does this cheap vacuum nonetheless clear up correctly? 

Eufy RoboVac 11 price and launch date

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The Eufy RoboVac 11 is obtainable in most markets now by a variety of third-party retailers along with Amazon and has been on sale given that tail end of 2016.

At the time of writing the RoboVac 11 costs $259.99 / £209.99 (about AU$370) which as compared with the opponents is an effective price. 

To buy each the Dyson 360 Eye or the iRobot Roomba 980 you’ll be spending nearer to $900 / £800. Eufy has moreover launched a model new cleaner in certain markets known as the RoboVac 11+, which suggests we now have seen the worth drop down for this model.

Design

It’s troublesome to get excited regarding the design of the Eufy RoboVac 11, nevertheless it’s smart and it’ll not take up loads room in your home. 

Like various robotic vacuum cleaners, the Eufy has a spherical design that has a bumper on the doorway so it gained’t get damaged when bumping into furnishings and –
perhaps additional importantly – won’t hurt your belongings. 

Small side brushes degree out from the underside few the spherical design to brush up the mess too.

The excessive of the RoboVac comes with a horny reflective look. It’s moreover emblazoned with the Eufy branding after which the first vitality button sits on the very best too you would press to start out out up the auto cleaning mode.

You gained’t use this button loads nevertheless it will probably sometimes can be found in useful when it’s possible you’ll’t uncover the distant administration, which comes throughout the discipline with the cleaner.

We found the bumper on the doorway labored correctly and if it collided into furnishings neither the robotic or the merchandise it crashed into was damaged. That’s a superb issue as a result of the Eufy will come across various objects in your home.

Around the once more of the cleaner is one different vitality change, which is solely useful to indicate the exact vacuum cleaner off. Again, we didn’t uncover ourselves using this loads as a result of the Eufy merely heads residence to its charging dock when it should seize some additional battery price.

It’s not a light-weight gadget, nevertheless as a result of it rolls spherical by itself we didn’t uncover this to be a problem. The wheels on the cleaner journey correctly all through carpet, laminate flooring and tiles. 

The Eufy makes temporary work of bumps in your flooring and is unencumbered by flooring dividers so that you don’t have to worry about it shifting between rooms or getting caught shifting from one flooring to a special.

One of the highlights the Eufy is its low clearance as a result of it means it may presumably match into smaller places that say the Dyson 360 Eye won’t be able to attain. The Dyson’s peak stops it turning into beneath a couple of of your furnishings whereas we found the low profile design of the RoboVac 11 was skinny adequate to even journey beneath some sofas and our desk, vastly rising the amount of carpet it was able to achieve. 

The Eufy is 3.1-inches tall, so if in case you could have furnishings with home beneath you’ll uncover the cleaner can clear up below it. While it’s a useful ingredient of the design, in case you don’t want your vacuum cleaner to go beneath certain gadgets furnishings in your home as a consequence of cabling, it may set off points .

Maintenance

Emptying the RoboVac 11 is an easy course of that it is best to be able to educate to all of the members of your loved ones wit ease so you aren’t the one one sustaining your vacuum cleaner. 

You gained’t wish to buy expensive baggage with the RoboVac 11 as a result of it makes use of its private discipline to retailer the waste. That’s the norm with most robotic vacuums though.

It’s finest to indicate the RoboVac 11 the improper means up, after which preserve down the take care of to tug out the waste discipline for emptying it. We found the sphere would closing just some journeys throughout the residence, nevertheless you’ll have to empty this additional recurrently than various completely different robotic vacuums.

In the sphere you’ll uncover four side brushes – the cleaner makes use of two at a time, so that you simply’ll have two spares – and these are simple to vary out when it is important. You may additionally merely order replacements from Eufy straight or a group of third-party retailers, nevertheless throughout the two months we spent with the RoboVac 11 we didn’t wish to interchange the side brushes, so purchasing for replacements is unlikely to be an ordinary incidence.

The rolling brush on the underside of the cleaner will normally get clogged with hair and completely different objects from spherical your home, nevertheless as soon as extra that’s simple to remove by pulling on the yellow hooks on the bottom of the vacuum and you may manually pull out the objects.

We found ourselves doing this pretty recurrently, nevertheless it’s a small price to pay for the house being hoovered with out us needing to position in any elbow grease.


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